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NASA Gives the Go-Ahead to Experimental Black Hole Research

August 4, 2015 | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Missions to study X-rays emitted from supermassive black holes and other cosmic phenomena like neutron stars are just some of NASA’s new sponsored Explorer projects. Five new technologies ...

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Xiaomi Beats Apple as Top Chinese Smartphone Brand

August 4, 2015 2:40 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Apple has fallen to third place when it comes to smartphone sales in China, research firm Canalys said. In its former place as number one is Chinese tech company Xiaomi, which along with second place phone company Huawei...

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U.S. Military Developing Non-Lethal Noise Gun

August 4, 2015 2:28 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. military has developed a sound gun that sends off a 130-decible rumble, according to a report by Defense One. Named LIPE, the weapon will be tested by American forces in the coming months ...

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New Device Converts DC Electric Field to Terahertz Radiation

August 4, 2015 1:35 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Terahertz radiation, the no-man's land of the electromagnetic spectrum, has long stymied researchers. Optical technologies can finagle light in the shorter-wavelength ...

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Giving Robots a More Nimble Grasp

August 4, 2015 1:21 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Most robots on a factory floor are fairly ham-handed: Equipped with large pincers or claws, they are designed to perform simple maneuvers, such as grabbing an object, and placing it somewhere ...

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Lockheed Tech Helps Pilots & UAS Operators Share Data, Stay Safe

August 4, 2015 1:02 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

As Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) take to the skies, it is essential for safety that UAS operators and pilots are aware of each other. To help provide this shared ...

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Aegis Goes 4-for-4 in Weeklong Missile Test Series

August 4, 2015 12:58 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

 The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency's Aegis Combat System took part in a successful four-event test of the combat system’s air warfare (AW) and ballistic ...

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Jet Engine Tech Helps Egypt Keep the Lights On

August 4, 2015 12:27 pm | by Tomas Kellner, GE Reports | News | Comments

Egypt’s economic reforms and rapidly growing economy are drawing billions of dollars in new investments. But money is not the sole lifeblood of growth in this North African ...

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Army Vice, Military Kids Race Cars for Science

August 4, 2015 11:10 am | by J.D. Leipold, U.S. Army | News | Comments

Military kids got some face time with the Army's vice chief of staff last week during a science experiment using toy cars that was meant to broaden their understanding of ...

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Which Country is Most Interested in 3D Printing?

August 4, 2015 10:20 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

The first 3D printed medicine is here; a pill designed to treat epileptic seizures was approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 3. Lifehacker has a list of other, more established uses ...

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Drone Spotted at Kennedy Airport; 2nd in 3 Days

August 4, 2015 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials say a pilot has reported a drone aircraft while approaching Kennedy International Airport for the second time in three days. The FAA says Shuttle America 5911 reported ...

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Dodge Chargers Recalled; Door Slam Can Make Air Bags Inflate

August 4, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard. The recall covers certain Dodge Chargers ...

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Photos of the Day: 'Aqueous Solar Flow' Battery Achieves 20% Energy Savings

August 4, 2015 9:42 am | by Pam Frost Gorder, The Ohio State University | News | Comments

After debuting the world’s first solar air battery last fall, researchers at The Ohio State University have now reached a new milestone. They report that their patent-pending design ...

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World's First Solar Battery Achieves Performance Milestone

August 4, 2015 9:38 am | by Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University | News | Comments

The solar panel is now a solid sheet, rather than a mesh as in the previous design. Another key difference comes from the use of a water-based electrolyte inside the battery ...

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FDA Clears First 3D Printed Prescription Drug

August 4, 2015 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures. Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said Monday the ...

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GM Ignition Switch Deaths, Injuries Total 398

August 4, 2015 9:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors' faulty ignition switches were responsible for at least 124 deaths and 274 injuries, according to a fund set up to compensate victims ...

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