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Engineers Outline Wish List for Nuclear Energy

March 6, 2015 | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | Comments

Engineers and researchers from national laboratories and universities around the country said Thursday that the United States needs to develop a proving ground where the latest innovations in nuclear energy can ...

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Bassinet Among 3 Design Fails This Week

March 6, 2015 3:11 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Dream on Me is recalling its bassinet due to fall and suffocation hazards, as the wire supports on the bassinet can disconnect, causing the fabric sides to lower. According to the recall ...

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Army Cyber Force Growing 'Exponentially'

March 6, 2015 1:17 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | Comments

The Army cyber mission force, or CMF, has grown "exponentially since September 2013 with 25 of 41 [planned] teams at initial operating capability," Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon told lawmakers, March 4. "We are on track to have all 41 CMF ...

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Apple Supplier to Open $1.4B Factory

March 6, 2015 1:11 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Japan Display, the company allegedly tapped to supply smartphone screens for upcoming Apple products, will be opening a $1.4 billion factory, according to Reuters sources. The factory in Ishikawa, Japan is expected to start working in ...

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Thermometer Sends Anonymous Temperature Readings to Schools

March 6, 2015 1:09 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

It’s important for parents to know their child’s health when they decide whether to send that child to school for the day, but what about the health of other students? What if you could track the cold going around the elementary school and ...

SunShot Prize Offers $10M for Quick Solar

March 6, 2015 10:51 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

The Department of Energy is sponsoring a contest to encourage companies to reduce the time it takes to install a small solar array to about a week. It can take up to six months to complete a residential photovoltaic (PV) array, time in which ..

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NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

March 6, 2015 10:47 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at ...   

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Big Box Stores Could Ditch the Grid, Use Natural Gas Fuel Cells Instead

March 6, 2015 10:43 am | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Large facilities like big box stores or hospitals could keep the lights on by using a fuel cell that runs off the natural gas that already flows in pipelines below most city streets. Instead of drawing electricity from the power grid ...

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Reliance on Smartphones Linked to Lazy Thinking

March 6, 2015 10:37 am | by University of Waterloo | Comments

Our smartphones help us find a phone number quickly, provide us with instant directions and recommend restaurants, but new research indicates that this convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking for ourselves ...

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Making Our Highways Safer & More Efficient

March 6, 2015 10:35 am | by Griffith University | Comments

All over the world, gridlock, stop and go driving and constant and sometimes dangerous lane changes are a daily frustration for highway motorists. However, new research by Dr Xiaobo Qu from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia ...

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Hidden Hazards Found in Green Products

March 6, 2015 10:31 am | by University of Melbourne | Comments

Dr. Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering, and the Chair of Sustainable Cities, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, is a world expert on environmental pollutants, air quality ... 

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DIY Printing Custom Touch-Sensitive Displays

March 6, 2015 10:26 am | by Saarland University | Comments

The researchers are presenting their award-winning approach at the computer trade show Cebit in Hanover from March 16th to March 20th (Hall 9, Booth 13). The postcard shows a vintage automobile. With the push of a button, the rear axis ...

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Testing to Diagnose Power Event in Mars Rover

March 6, 2015 10:13 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on ...  

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NASA Shaking Things Up for Space Launch System

March 6, 2015 10:10 am | by NASA | Comments

There's a whole lot of shaking going on at the Redstone Test Center in Alabama for NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions, including to an ...  

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Flexible Films for Touch Screens Achieve Longer Lasting Display

March 6, 2015 10:03 am | by The Optical Society | Comments

Today, touch screens are everywhere, from smart phones and tablets, to computer monitors, to interactive digital signage and displays. Many touch screens are made of layered thin (billionths of a meter thick) films of indium-tin oxide ...

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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Moves in on Dwarf Planet Ceres

March 6, 2015 10:03 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | Comments

The largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter welcomes its first visitor Friday. NASA's Dawn spacecraft was due to slip into orbit around Ceres for the first exploration of a dwarf planet ...

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