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Avoiding Plane Crashes as Air Traffic Doubles

July 29, 2014 | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | Comments

More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — roughly the population of New York City — step aboard ...

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Photos of the Day: $1.3B Telescope to Be the World's Largest

July 29, 2014 10:02 am | by Thirty Meter Telescope | Comments

Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the world throughout the TMT ...

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Next-Gen Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

July 29, 2014 9:59 am | by Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) | Comments

The TMT project was initiated a decade ago by the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the University of California as the TMT Observatory Corporation ...

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Board Denies Challenges to Giant Telescope

July 29, 2014 9:28 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | Comments

The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has denied requests to contest the approval of a sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope, allowing construction to move forward for what will be one of the largest telescopes in the world ...

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Amazon Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3-D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website. Amazon's 3-D product store will offer more than 200 print on-demand products that ...

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NASA’s Long-Lived Mars Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record

July 28, 2014 4:52 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover ...

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NASA Selects Environmental Test & Integration Services II Contract

July 28, 2014 4:20 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA has awarded the Environmental Test and Integration Services II (ETIS II) contract to Sierra Lobo, Inc of Fremont, Ohio. The contract will support the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center ...

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Rexroth Releases Mobile App Fit4Filter 3.1

July 28, 2014 4:14 pm | by Bosch Rexroth | Comments

Bosch Rexroth has just released the latest version of its Fit4Filter smartphone app, which allows customers to cross reference and replace their existing hydraulic filter elements with the corresponding Rexroth filters. The app, now at version ...

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ASTM Additive Manufacturing Committee Developing Proposed Standard for Metal Powder Bed Fusion Quality Requirements

July 28, 2014 4:01 pm | by ASTM | Comments

Products for medical implants and aerospace components are two of the applications of powder bed fusion additive manufacturing. A proposed new ASTM standard, WK46188, Practice for Metal Powder Bed Fusion to Meet ...     

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Gadget Watch: PadFone Novel as Phone-Tablet Hybrid

July 28, 2014 3:55 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Companies often blend old products to give you something new. This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet — as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has ...  

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Contractor Admits to Role in Bribery Scheme

July 28, 2014 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The owner of a Washington state manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, the fourth person to admit to a role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to The Boeing Company. Jeffrey Lavelle, owner of J.L. Manufacturing of Everett,...

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ORD Solutions Exceeds 400% of Crowdfunding Goal

July 28, 2014 2:34 pm | by ORD Solutions | Comments

RoVa3D: The first 5 material/color liquid cooled 3D printer was launched on June 23, 2014, and within two days the Kickstarter campaign made its initial goal of $25,000 CAD. Now, ORD Solutions is working toward stretch goals. So far, the ...

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Lawmakers Push for Airline Anti-Missile Device Study

July 28, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two U.S. legislators are urging the government to study whether American passenger jets should be equipped with devices protecting them against missiles like the one that brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine and projectiles fired ...

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NASA’s Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

July 28, 2014 1:43 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19. The comet’s nucleus will miss Mars by about ...

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Measuring the Smallest Magnets

July 28, 2014 1:40 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | Comments

Imagine trying to measure a tennis ball that bounces wildly, every time to a distance a million times its own size. The bouncing obviously creates enormous “background noise” that interferes with the measurement. But if you attach the ball ...

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Superconductivity Could Form at High Temperatures in Layered 2D Crystals

July 28, 2014 1:36 pm | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

An elusive state of matter called superconductivity could be realized in stacks of sheetlike crystals just a few atoms thick, a trio of physicists has determined. Superconductivity, the flow of electrical current without resistance, is usually found ...

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