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Professor Offered China Data on U.S.-Made Device

May 22, 2015 | by The Associated Press | Comments

The chairman of Temple University's physics department sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on a device invented by a U.S. firm and offered to make the country a leader in the field of ...

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This Backwards Bicycle is Nearly Impossible to Ride

May 22, 2015 2:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Engineer Destin Sandlin runs a YouTube channel about science and mechanics. One particular video has been catching people’s eyes lately: the impossible-to-ride “Backwards Brain Bicycle" ...

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Self-Starting Gas Ranges Among 6 Design Fails This Week

May 22, 2015 2:00 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Viking Range is recalling its gas range after 75 reports of the ranges turning on by themselves ...

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Survey Suggests Motorists are Driving on Underinflated Tires

May 22, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Memorial Day weekend is typically filed with droves of motorists eying sun-filled escapes from their hectic lives, and this year will be no different as more than 33 million Americans are expected to hit the roads ...

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Uber Tests 'Autonomy Systems' in Pittsburgh

May 22, 2015 1:08 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

An autonomous Uber car may have been spotted in Pittsburgh, although the ride-sharing company denies that the vehicle is truly automated ...

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Army Outfits First Vehicles with Electronic Stability Control

May 22, 2015 12:22 pm | by Charles Parsons, Army Program Office, MRAP, PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support | Comments

Soldiers laud the ballistic protection Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicles that provide them against underbody threats, but now a brand-new MRAP feature, the first of its kind for the Army, will help maximize ...

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Lockheed Martin Space System Gets $735M for Satellite Sustainment

May 22, 2015 12:19 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded several work contracts Thursday, including a $735.5 million deal to Lockheed Martin Space Systems for satellite sustainment ...

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Tiny Device Could Save Lives on Battlefield

May 22, 2015 12:09 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | Comments

Getting rapid treatment for wounds or injuries suffered on the battlefield can mean the difference between life and death. Army medical researchers recently developed "a device that will revolutionize ...

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Exercise Device Designed for People with Paraplegia

May 22, 2015 12:02 pm | by Northeastern University | Comments

Five North­eastern Uni­ver­sity student-researchers have retro­fitted a rowing machine with an inge­nious device, allowing people with para­plegia to exer­cise without the aid of a trainer. The mod­i­fied ergometer, dubbed the ...

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How Digital Wind Farms Will Make Wind Power 20% More Efficient

May 22, 2015 11:58 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Few people embody the backyard inventor better than Charles Brush. In 1887, he built behind his mansion in Cleveland, Ohio, a 4-ton wind generator with 144 blades and a comet-like tail, and used it to power a set of ...

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Naval Research Lab Patents Compact Orbital Debris Sensor

May 22, 2015 11:51 am | by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | Comments

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Geospace Science and Technology Branch, has received a U.S. patent for the Optical Orbital Debris Spotter, a compact, low power, low cost, local space debris detection concept that ...

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Marines Test Glasses That Enhance Augmented Reality System

May 22, 2015 11:41 am | by Office of Naval Research | Comments

Marines were able to turn a lush golf course into a hostile battleground complete with tanks, mortar fire and smoke at a demonstration on May 21 using an augmented reality training system from the Office of Naval ...

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NOAA's GOES-R Satellite Begins Environmental Testing

May 22, 2015 11:34 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

The GOES-R satellite, slated to launch in 2016, is ready for environmental testing. Environmental testing simulates the harsh conditions of launch and the space environment once the satellite is in orbit. The GOES-R satellite and ...

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Robot Masters New Skills Through Trial & Error

May 22, 2015 11:31 am | by University of California - Berkeley | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn ...

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Method of Signal Transmission from Nanocomponents Developed

May 22, 2015 11:26 am | by University of Basel | Comments

Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a nanocomponent is connected to ...

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Slinky Lookalike 'Hyperlens' Helps Us See Tiny Objects

May 22, 2015 11:21 am | by University at Buffalo | Comments

It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement - called a metamaterial hyperlens - doesn't climb down stairs. Instead, it improves our ability to see tiny objects ...

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