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Engineering Newswire 146: Bulletproof Car Seat also Massages

July 2, 2015 | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re exploring the moon with Audi, shedding new light on solar energy in the dark, and building a bulletproof car seat ...

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Tesla Bringing Sales Center to Jacksonville

July 2, 2015 3:55 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Tesla is coming to Jacksonville

The California-based electric motor company will be opening a sales and service center in the Sunshine state, Tesla spokeswoman Alexis Georgeson said in an email to the...

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Some 2016 Chevrolets Will Come With Smartphone Cooling Option

July 2, 2015 3:50 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

New models of the Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze will come with an option for a vent designed specifically to cool a smart phone, the company announced today. This option, formally called Active Phone...

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Experimental Agriculture Grows In Underwater Greenhouses

July 2, 2015 3:20 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

An experimental agriculture project has been growing crops such as strawberries, lettuce, and basil underwater for about four years, creating viable plants 20 feet under the ocean off the coast of Italy. It came into...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Voyager 2

July 2, 2015 2:56 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The Voyager probes carry a poetic image with them: the gold-plated copper disk inscribed with information about humanity and human artwork, designed to explain our culture to alien astronauts, seems like an optimistic...

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New Bubble Wrap Has No Bubbles; Thanks, Global Shipping

July 2, 2015 2:55 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Progress is usually a good thing, right? Of course, unless it removes the need for packing supplies that also double as entertainment. Sealed Air, the makers of the original bubble wrap, have announced that their newest...

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Man Launches 'Redneck Rocket' Made of Pringles Can, 3D Printed Objects

July 2, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Pringles cans can fly. That’s what Patrick Saville found out when he used the signature potato chip tube and 3D printed parts to create a model rocket which he has successfully launched...

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Today in Engineering History: World's First Color Transmission

July 2, 2015 2:06 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

On this day in history, July 3, 1928, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird demonstrated the world’s first color transmission ...

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Ball Aerospace Camera to be Used During New Horizons Mission

July 2, 2015 1:40 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

A Ball Aerospace-built camera will be used to gather images of Pluto when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft arrives near the planet July 14. The Colorado-based company said Wednesday that its 23-pound Ralph camera...

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India's Automotive Bearing Market is Set to Bounce Back

July 2, 2015 1:36 pm | by 6Wresearch | News | Comments

India’s automotive sector is all set to revive back after sluggish demand during the period 2012-14. Increasing consumer confidence and recovery of the economy has pushed the market ...

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College Students Help Create the Robots of the Future

July 2, 2015 1:36 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Can you teach an old robot new tricks? A handful of college students are using assembly line robots to help NASA prove it’s possible. In the future, teams on the ground will ...

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NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Stays the Course to Pluto

July 2, 2015 1:34 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is getting a final “all clear” as it speeds closer to its historic July 14 flyby of Pluto and the dwarf planet’s five moons ...

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New Tech Using Silver May Hold Key to Electronics Advances

July 2, 2015 1:27 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in ...

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Photos of the Day: Curiosity's Stars & Stripes

July 2, 2015 12:58 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

This view of the American flag medallion on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager during the 44th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's ...

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Production of Jeep Vehicles in India Set for 2017

July 2, 2015 12:55 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Fiat Chrysler will begin producing Jeep vehicles in India in 2017. The Italian-American automobile manufacturer plans to invest $280 toward the move, which is being made as it expands its joint venture with Tata...

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Deflating Baby Floats Among 5 Design Fails This Week

July 2, 2015 12:47 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, gas tanks are leaking, wheel hubs are flying, glass is shattering, brakes are failing, and baby floats are deflating ...

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