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Sunken Aircraft Carrier Rediscovered Off CA Coast

April 20, 2015 | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | Comments

Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

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Innovative Tech Destroys Old Munitions

April 20, 2015 2:35 pm | by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs | Comments

Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system, here, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April. The system, known as the Explosive Destruction System, or EDS, is visiting Hawaii to destroy 10 ...

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How to Inspect a KC-135 Stratotanker

April 20, 2015 2:28 pm | by Airman 1st Class Tara Fadenrecht, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs | Comments

For more than 40 years, KC-135 Stratotankers have been flying over the sunflower state, and just like any other crew member, they need their "check-ups" too. Keeping the 60-year-old planes up-to-date and safe to fly takes more ...

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Commercialization of Foam Forming Tech Accelerated

April 20, 2015 2:21 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | Comments

Foam forming technology offers companies major cost saving possibilities in paper and paperboard manufacturing. It also expands the use of natural fibres in the production of recyclable and lightweight products. Some products can even be ...

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Developing a Robotic Therapist for Children

April 20, 2015 2:13 pm | by Carlos III University of Madrid | Comments

In collaboration with other national institutions, researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are designing a new therapeutic tool for motor rehabilitation for children. In this project, an interactive social therapist robot, which is totally ...

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Tech Transfers Human Emotions to Your Palm Through Air

April 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by University of Sussex | Comments

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a University of Sussex-led study has shown. Sussex scientist Dr Marianna Obrist, Lecturer at the ...

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Acoustically Driven Controls for Smartphones Developed

April 20, 2015 1:44 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

As people find ever more inventive uses for smartphones, touchscreens sometimes fall short as control surfaces. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have developed an inexpensive alternative ...

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Innovation Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth Tenfold

April 20, 2015 1:41 pm | by Oregon State University | Comments

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi ...

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Science & Engineering Graduate School Enrollment Increases

April 20, 2015 1:36 pm | by The National Science Foundation | Comments

After remaining essentially flat for the past two years, the number of full-time graduate students enrolled in science and engineering programs rose by 2.4 percent in 2013, to nearly 425,000 students, according to a new InfoBrief from the ...

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DoE Awards $5M for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development

April 20, 2015 1:13 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | Comments

Building on the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and efforts to expand clean energy innovation, the Department of Energy awarded more than $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear engineering ...

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Boeing Presents 787 Dreamliner to Pima Air & Space Museum

April 20, 2015 12:59 pm | by Boeing | Comments

Boeing and elected and community leaders joined together to celebrate the permanent display of one of the original 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplanes at the Pima Air & Space Museum. "Boeing has a strong presence in Arizona and is ...

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DoD Awards $75M for Marine Species Monitoring Program

April 20, 2015 11:46 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a number of work contracts Friday, highlighted by a $75 million deal with HDR Environmental, Operations, and Construction Incorporated for implementation and management of a Navy marine species monitoring program ...

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NASA Engineer Applies Knowledge to Safety & Education Roles

April 20, 2015 10:28 am | by Steven Siceloff,​ NASA's Kennedy Space Center | Comments

One major turnaround effort at a time is typically enough for a person, but Billy Stover has taken on a second by applying his NASA know-how to local education. As Commercial Crew’s Safety and Mission Assurance officer, Stover is ...

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BMW Recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to Fix Air Bag Problem

April 20, 2015 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash. The problem affects the ...

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Telescope Builders Again Extend Construction Timeout

April 20, 2015 9:37 am | by Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday. This is the second time the Thirty ...

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Photos of the Day: Shanghai Auto Show Highlights New Models

April 20, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Global automakers are spending heavily to appeal to Chinese tastes and local brands are rolling out lower-cost versions of SUVs and other popular vehicles. In the above photo, show stewards unveil the Mercedes Benz concept ...

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