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  Photos of the Day: Amputee Controls Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs  
  NEWS  
  Stanford Aims to Bring Player Pianos Back to Life  
  VIDEO  
  The Wonderful & Terrifying Implications of Computers that Can Learn  
  BLOG  
  A Wearable That Works  
  VIDEO  
  Astronaut’s-Eye View of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Re-entry  
  ARTICLE  
  7 Key Questions to Ask Before the 2015 GHS Deadline  

Engineering Newswire 121: The Navy's Newest Hovercraft

This week on Engineering Newswire, we're hovering over land and sea in the navy’s newest ship-to-shore connector, 3D printing a comfortable dress, and giving a dog the opportunity to run free for the first time …


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How Big Data Could Reduce Holiday Flight Delays

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Next year’s holiday travelers may see fewer delays thanks to research now being conducted by a team of University of Michigan engineers. They’ve gathered more than ten years of hour-by-hour weather observations and ...     


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Low-Drift, Low-Power, Dual-Output VREF and VREF/2 Voltage Reference

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Applications with only a positive supply voltage often require additional stable voltage in the middle of the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) input range to bias input bipolar signals. The REF20xx provides a reference voltage (VREF) for the ADC and a second highly-accurate voltage (VBIAS) that can be used to bias the input bipolar signals.


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FAA Authorizing 1st Drone in Nevada Test Program

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The Federal Aviation Administration is authorizing the first drone that will fly in Nevada as part of the federal drone test site program. Dignitaries including Gov. Brian Sandoval, Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Joe Heck were on hand Friday for ...


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SpaceX Completes First Milestone for Commercial Crew Transportation System

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NASA has approved the completion of SpaceX’s first milestone in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil under a Commercial Crew Transportation Capability ...      


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We are now accepting entries for the 2015 Young Mind Awards!

Our mission is to inspire youth at the Middle and High School levels, as well as students at the undergraduate level, to pursue their passion and bring forth Design Engineering and Research and Development as desirable education and career options for scholars.


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Blackberry Posts 3Q Adjusted Profit, Revenue Down

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Blackberry was considered a game changer in 1999 when it launched the RIM 950, which allowed on-the-go business people to access email wirelessly. Then came a new generation of competing smartphones, and suddenly ...     


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Sony Hack Adds to Security Pressure on Companies

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Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger ...    


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Amputee Makes History Controlling Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs

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A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory's Modular ...  


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7 Key Questions to Ask Before the 2015 GHS Deadline

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As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches in the USA, businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of ...


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Astronaut’s-Eye View of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Re-entry

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New video recorded during NASA’s Orion return through Earth’s atmosphere provides viewers a taste of what the vehicle endured as it returned through Earth’s atmosphere during its Dec. 5 flight test ...       


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A Wearable That Works

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Being a crossfit junkie, I regularly plan my meals a week at a time, check labels for complicated, hard-to-pronounce ingredients, and track my workouts in a journal. I’ve tried several fitness monitoring apps available on my phone, but ...


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VIDEO

The Wonderful & Terrifying Implications of Computers that Can Learn

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What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to ...     


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NEWS

Stanford Aims to Bring Player Pianos Back to Life

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Stanford researchers have launched an ambitious effort to restore and study instruments known as reproducing pianos that recorded major composers performing their own work in the early 20th century ...       


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Photos of the Day: Amputee Controls Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs

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Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs, performing a variety of tasks during a short training period ...      


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