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Honda Admits Failing to Report Deaths, Injuries

November 24, 2014 | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law. The automaker says that it found out about the omissions in 2011, yet it took about ...

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NASA Answers Big Questions About the Future of Air Travel

November 26, 2014 11:54 am | by Joe Atkinson, NASA Langley Research Center | Comments

The holiday season is upon us and you know what that can mean — crowded airports, delayed flights, and a tasty side dish of frayed nerves. It might be worth giving thanks, then, to a dedicated group of researchers at NASA's Langley Research ...

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Engineers Test Deployment of Telescope Mirror

November 26, 2014 11:46 am | by NASA | Comments

Engineers did a test run using the Webb's "Pathfinder" backplane, or test “backbone” structure, to ensure that one of the secondary mirrors would set up properly in its orbit a million miles from Earth ...       

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Photos of the Day: NASA's Webb Telescope Mirror Tripod in Action

November 26, 2014 11:46 am | by NASA | Comments

Setting up NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's secondary mirror in space will require special arms that resemble a tripod. NASA recently demonstrated that test in a NASA cleanroom and it was documented in a time-lapse video ...   

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NASA Seeks Comments on Possible Airship Challenge

November 26, 2014 11:39 am | by NASA | Comments

Airships aren't just powered balloon-like vehicles that hover above sporting events. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are floating the idea that airships have potential for important scientific and ...

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AAM Asks Americans to Buy American-Made Over Holidays

November 26, 2014 11:35 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | Comments

Thanksgivings is almost upon on. Families are getting ready to sit down for turkey dinners, the T.V’s are cued to football and the Macy’s Day Parade, and some are even preparing for Black Friday shopping. And with Black Friday bearing down ...

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Firmer Footing for Robots With Smart Walking Sticks

November 26, 2014 11:06 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

Anyone who has ever watched a humanoid robot move around in the real world - an "unstructured environment," in research parlance - knows how hard it is for a machine to plan complex movements, balance on uneven surfaces or ...   

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Want a Nobel Prize? You Can Buy One

November 26, 2014 10:55 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The 1962 Nobel Prize James Watson won for his role in the discovery of the structure of DNA is going on the auction block. The auctioneer says the gold medal could bring $2.5 to $3.5 million on Dec. 4. Christie's says it's the first ...

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NASA Selects College Student Teams for High-Powered Rocket Challenge

November 26, 2014 10:52 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA has selected 28 university and college student teams to design and launch high-powered rockets for the 2014-2015 NASA Student Launch Challenge. The Challenge is scheduled for April 7-12 near NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center ...  

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Rickshaw Research Reveals Extreme Pollution

November 26, 2014 10:41 am | by Katy Daigle, AP Environment Writer | Comments

The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from ...  

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Navy Announces 2015 Engineers of the Year

November 26, 2014 10:41 am | by Don Rochon, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Public Affairs | Comments

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) announced the winners of its Military and Civilian Engineers of the Year Awards Nov. 24. Lt. Cmdr. Keith Benson from NAVFAC Washington was selected as the Military Engineer of the Year and ...

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Building a Wearable Brain Imaging Helmet

November 26, 2014 10:28 am | by GE Reports | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging "helmet" that would allow doctors to observe the brain on the cellular level. The portable device could also allow doctors to study motor activity in the brain, since patients will be ...

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NASA & Made in Space 3D Print First Object in Space

November 26, 2014 10:04 am | by Made in Space | Comments

The initial phase of this science experiment will see a selection of test coupons, parts and tools printed in order to validate design, methodology and technology assumptions. Made In Space will print the same objects on their identical ground ...

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Company Gets $40M More on Navy Contract

November 26, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Baton Rouge company has received a $40 million extension to its contract for base support services at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. The third option for Kings Bay Support Services LLC was described Tuesday in the Pentagon's ...

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Developers Look to Create Underground NYC Park

November 26, 2014 9:37 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | Comments

Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are ...

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Gift Guide: Lots of Tablet Choices

November 26, 2014 9:29 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Time for a tablet? People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to ... 

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