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Amazon's Bezos to Build New Rocket Engines

September 19, 2014 | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches. United Launch Alliance, a collaboration of two aerospace giants that launches ...  

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Wireless Sensor Transmits Tumor Pressure

September 19, 2014 4:53 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

The interstitial pressure inside a tumor is often remarkably high compared to normal tissues and is thought to impede the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents as well as decrease the effectiveness of radiation therapy. While medications ...

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GE Affiliate to Use Crowdsourcing, 3D Printing to Invent Next Gen Home Appliances

September 19, 2014 4:28 pm | by Stratasys Ltd. | Comments

Stratasys Ltd has announced its partnership with FirstBuild, a GE affiliate. The partnership combines co-creation and micro-manufacturing to build and commercialize the next evolution of various GE appliances and accessories by leveraging ...

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Superabsorbing Ring Could Produce Ultimate Camera Pixel

September 19, 2014 1:51 pm | by University of Oxford | Comments

A quantum effect in which excited atoms team up to emit an enhanced pulse of light can be turned on its head to create 'superabsorbing' systems that could make the 'ultimate camera pixel'. 'Superradiance', a phenomenon ...    

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Reflected Smartphone Transmissions Enable Gesture Control

September 19, 2014 1:32 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | Comments

With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones – and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone – mobile phones have become second-nature for most people. The SideSwipe system uses the phone’s wireless transmissions to ...  

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Soft Robotics Toolkit Features Everything a Robot-Maker Needs

September 19, 2014 1:22 pm | by Harvard University | Comments

A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate ...

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Graphene Sensor Tracks Down Cancer Biomarkers

September 19, 2014 1:15 pm | by Institute of Physics | Comments

An ultrasensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer. The biosensor has been shown to be more than five times more sensitive ...   

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Quick-Change Materials to Speed Up Computers

September 19, 2014 1:10 pm | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Faster, smaller, greener computers, capable of processing information up to 1,000 times faster than currently available models, could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials that can switch back and forth between ...   

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Departments of the Navy, Energy & Agriculture Invest in 3 Biorefineries

September 19, 2014 1:01 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | Comments

As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing "drop-in" ...  

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3D Printer Headed to Space Station

September 19, 2014 11:02 am | by NASA | Comments

It’s not quite the replicator of Star Trek fame — but it’s seemingly a step in that direction. The first 3D printer is soon to fly into Earth orbit, finding a home aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The size of a small microwave ...

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The History of the Electric Car

September 19, 2014 10:55 am | by Rebecca Matulka, energy.gov | Comments

Not an invention of modern times, the electric car has a long and storied history. Travel back in time as we explore the history of the electric car. Introduced more than 100 years ago, electric cars are seeing a rise in popularity today for ...

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Component Reliability in the Automotive Industry

September 19, 2014 10:22 am | by Ed Nakauchi, Technical Consultant, Orbel Corporation | Comments

Today’s cars are incorporating more and more electronics into vehicles, from engine control units to anti-collision controls to driver information to entertainment systems that enhance the overall driving experience with Bluetooth ...  

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NASA Picks Boeing, SpaceX to Ferry Astronauts

September 19, 2014 10:08 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years ...      

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Amazon Debuts New E-Readers, Kid-Friendly Fire

September 19, 2014 10:01 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Amazon keeps rolling out the devices. The largest U.S. e-commerce company is introducing two new e-readers and new styles of its Kindle Fire HD tablet as part of a fall lineup of Kindle devices. The new and updated devices ...   

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Hunt for Missing Malaysia Plane to Resume

September 19, 2014 9:42 am | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | Comments

Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said Friday ...    

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Engine Overheats, Plane Fills with Smoke

September 19, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides ...   

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