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Govt. Issues Urgent Plea to 4.7M Car Owners

October 20, 2014 | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing ...  

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First-of-Its-Kind Carbon Capture & Conversion Demonstration Tech

October 22, 2014 12:44 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | Comments

The Department of Energy and Skyonic Corporation marked the opening of a major project demonstration for converting carbon dioxide into commercial products on Oct. 21. This new plant will use a first-of-its-kind process to capture ...  

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Naval Undersea Museum Keyport Hosts STEM Events

October 22, 2014 12:35 pm | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Seth Coulter, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Northwest | Comments

More than 100 West Hills Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy students participated in events built around the concept of STEM held at Naval Undersea Museum Keyport, Washington Oct. 16. The STEM event was a ...   

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First Driverless Vehicles for Public Launched

October 22, 2014 11:02 am | by ResearchSEA | Comments

Fancy a stroll in the Chinese and Japanese Gardens? Why not up the ante, book a ride online and take a driverless buggy ride through the gardens? Making this a reality are researchers and engineers from the ...      

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iPhones Capture Tough Ocular Images

October 22, 2014 10:55 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) | Comments

Smartphone technology is a widely available resource which may also be a portable and effective tool for imaging the inside of the eye, according to results of a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy ...

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Supercomputers Link Proteins to Drug Side Effects

October 22, 2014 10:48 am | by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

New medications created by pharmaceutical companies have helped millions of Americans alleviate pain and suffering from their medical conditions. However, the drug creation process often misses many side effects that kill at least ...  

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Cheaper Silicon Means Cheaper Solar Cells

October 22, 2014 10:36 am | by The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) | Comments

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have pioneered a new approach to manufacturing solar cells that requires less silicon and can accommodate silicon with more impurities than is currently the standard ...  

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Fiber Optic Sensing, Segmented Flaps Improve Flight Efficiency

October 22, 2014 10:16 am | by NASA | Comments

In an ongoing effort to make airplanes fly more efficiently, NASA Aeronautics Academy interns have developed and flight-tested a flight control system employing multiple segmented trailing-edge flaps and a fiber-optic sensing system that ...

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Photos of the Day: NASA’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Takes Flight

October 22, 2014 10:14 am | by NASA | Comments

With a small video camera mounted atop the center wing to record control surface movement, the small unmanned APV-3 research aircraft takes to the air for the first time with a flight control system incorporating segmented wing flaps and ...

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ISR is Critical for 21st Century Warfare

October 22, 2014 10:11 am | by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency | Comments

The progressive adaptations and breakthroughs made in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance arena have changed the way wars are fought, and the way commanders think about the battlespace ...       

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Atom-Width Graphene Sensors Could Provide Insights into Brain Function

October 22, 2014 9:56 am | by DARPA | Comments

Understanding the anatomical structure and function of the brain is a longstanding goal in neuroscience and a top priority of President Obama’s brain initiative. Electrical monitoring and stimulation of neuronal signaling is a mainstay ...

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Lockheed Martin Providing Border Protection Surveillance

October 22, 2014 9:49 am | by Lockheed Martin | Comments

Working with the Army, Lockheed Martin is providing operational support for a persistent threat detection system that is being evaluated by the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection ...      

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Students Push Ocean Robotics Envelope in New Global Game

October 22, 2014 9:42 am | by Office of Naval Research | Comments

College students from around the world will have a hand in shaping the future of ocean robotics as they compete in the first Maritime RobotX Challenge, which kicks off this week in Singapore.Fifteen teams from five countries and three ...

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New 3D-Printing Algorithms Speed Production, Reduce Waste

October 22, 2014 9:32 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | Comments

New software algorithms have been shown to significantly reduce the time and material needed to produce objects with 3D printers. Because the printers create objects layer-by-layer from the bottom up, this poses a challenge when printing ...

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Government Ups Air Bag Warning

October 22, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday put out ...

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Review: Better Cameras, Less Glare in iPad Air 2

October 22, 2014 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens ...

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