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No Plane, Many Discoveries in Yearlong Search for Flight 370

March 2, 2015 | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | Comments

The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including ...

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IBM, SoftBank Alliance to Bring Watson to All of Japan

March 2, 2015 1:41 pm | by IBM & Softbank Group | Comments

The goal of the collaboration is for SoftBank and IBM to bring new apps and services powered by Watson to market in the region, by establishing a broad local ecosystem of partners, entrepreneurs, and app developers who will apply Watson ...

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Güdel Advances Linear Motion Expertise

March 2, 2015 1:35 pm | by Güdel | Comments

Güdel, a supplier of linear, drive and system technology, has acquired Sumer, a French manufacturer of high-performance planetary gearboxes. This extends the range of Güdel products for linear motion. The new company operates ...   

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DOE Dedicates World's Brightest Synchrotron Light Source

March 2, 2015 1:27 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | Comments

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz has dedicated the world’s most advanced light source, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The NSLS-II is a $912-million DOE ...

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Two-Man Shop Engineers Mission Success

March 2, 2015 11:20 am | by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | Comments

The average Air Force civil engineer (CE) squadron is comprised of more than 100 Airmen specializing in disciplines ranging from electrical to structural engineering. This diversity of skill and strength of numbers enables them to ...  

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Handheld Imaging Tool Expands Aircraft Inspection Capability

March 2, 2015 11:13 am | by Jeremy Gratsch, Air Force Research Laboratory Materials & Manufacturing Directorate | Comments

When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as expected, regardless if take off is from a home or deployed location; but ensuring that the aircraft is healthy enough to fly has become a challenge for the ... 

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Lockheed Collaborating to Improve Pilot Vision

March 2, 2015 10:56 am | by Lockheed Martin | Comments

Lockheed Martin and H. N. Burns Engineering Corp. have agreed to collaborate on technology that enhances military helicopter pilots’ ability to fly in low visibility conditions caused by weather, dust or other obstructions. Known as degraded ...

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Flightless Jet Engine to Keep 900-Year-Old City Warm

March 2, 2015 10:14 am | by GE Reports | Comments

The picturesque Romanian city of Oradea dates back at least 900 years. Some locals joke their heating system is just as old. Large portions of the city, which sits near Romania’s western border with Hungary, have relied on a district ...

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HP's Big Deal: Tech Giant Buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B

March 2, 2015 9:59 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, the biggest acquisition by HP in recent years. Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP said the deal will boost its ...

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Apple Reportedly Poaching Talent for Electric Car Project

March 2, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | Comments

Reports in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere that Apple is working on a secret electric car project initially prompted skepticism from the auto industry. Now, it's also triggered allegations of talent-poaching by rival tech companies ...

Modeling Tires Realistically with Virtual Vehicle Testing

March 2, 2015 9:52 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | Comments

Manufacturers conduct virtual tests on vehicle designs long before the first car rolls off the assembly line. Simulation of the tires has remained a challenge, however. The software tool “CDTire/3D” from Fraunhofer researchers now models ...

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High-Precision Radar for the Steel Industry

March 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | Comments

Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction. Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel. New radar from Fraunhofer researchers measures the ...

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Next Google Maps Adventure: Soaring Through Amazon Jungle

March 2, 2015 9:44 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely used ...

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Panorama Tech Developed for Your Tablet

March 2, 2015 9:40 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | Comments

Most people are familiar with the fictional world of “Star Trek,” in which the characters can use a holodeck to create and interact with virtual worlds. It is possible to recreate a similar effect in the real world using 360-degree ...  

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First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites Send On-Orbit Signals

March 2, 2015 9:33 am | by Boeing | Comments

Two Boeing 702SP (small platform) satellites, the first all-electric propulsion satellites to launch, have sent initial signals from space, marking the first step toward ABS, based in Bermuda, and Eutelsat, based in Paris, being able to ...

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Power Vest Lightens Burden of Demanding Jobs

March 2, 2015 9:21 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | Comments

Each year millions of people within the EU injure themselves in the course of their work due to picking up heavy loads or from one-sided movements – ending up with serious health issues. Together with the industry, Fraunhofer researchers ...

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