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Russia's new Armata tank: step toward fully robotic vehicles

June 12, 2015 12:54 pm | by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | News | Comments

Russia's new tank, the Armata, is expected to form the backbone of the nation's armed forces for years to come...

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Centimeter-long origami robot climbs inclines, swims

June 12, 2015 12:44 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, MIT researchers presented a printable origami robot that folds itself up from a flat sheet of plastic when heated and measures about a centimeter from front to back...

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NASA leads development of a new system to manage low altitude drones

June 12, 2015 12:09 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

“The sky could become increasingly crowded as personal and commercial uses of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly called drones, become more popular.” That’s the assessment of Parimal Kopardekar...

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5 things to watch at next week's Paris Air Show

June 12, 2015 12:02 pm | by Greg Keller, Associated Press | News | Comments

Just eight miles from the center of Paris, the normally sleepy aerodrome in Le Bourget will undergo its biennial transformation into the center of the world's $700 billion aerospace and defense industry when it hosts the 51st International Paris Air Show next week...

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Will your self-driving car be programmed to kill you?

June 12, 2015 11:55 am | by Matt Windsor, University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

Imagine you are in charge of the switch on a trolley track. The express is due any minute; but as you glance down the line you see a school bus, filled with children, stalled at the level crossing. No problem; that’s why you have this switch...

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Dassault Systèmes launches 3D visualization solution for aircraft cabin design

June 12, 2015 10:57 am | by Dassault Systèmes | News | Comments

French software firm Dassault Systèmes has unveiled a new 3D visualization solution to design and personalize aircraft cabins...

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NASA's Hubble Telescope detects 'sunscreen' layer on distant planet

June 12, 2015 9:29 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a stratosphere, one of the primary layers of Earth's atmosphere, on a massive and blazing-hot exoplanet known as WASP-33b...

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Mini-breast grown in Petri dishes -- a new tool for cancer research

June 12, 2015 9:27 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

The research group, led by Dr. Christina Scheel, developed an assay whereby cultured human breast epithelial cells rebuild the three-dimensional tissue architecture of the mammary gland...

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What's ahead for Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

June 12, 2015 9:22 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Four years after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, the road ahead remains riddled with unknowns...

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Launch commentator for Apollo 11 moon shot, Jack King, dies

June 12, 2015 9:21 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Jack King, a NASA public affairs official who became the voice of the Apollo moon shots, died Thursday. He was 84....

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3 space station astronauts safely return to Earth

June 12, 2015 9:19 am | by IVAN SEKRETAREV, Associated Press | News | Comments

A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a longer-than-expected orbital stint...

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Scientists tune X-rays with tiny mirrors

June 12, 2015 9:15 am | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

The secret of X-ray science - like so much else - is in the timing. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a new way of manipulating high-intensity X-rays...

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New, robust and inexpensive technique for protein analysis in tissues

June 12, 2015 9:13 am | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

A new technique to study proteins, which does not require advanced equipment, specialized labs or expensive reagents, has been developed at Uppsala University, Sweden....

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Union says all federal workers fell victim to hackers

June 12, 2015 8:59 am | by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

A major federal union says the cyber theft of employee information is more damaging than it first appeared, asserting that hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee...

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Clamshell BGA socket with bluetooth temperature monitoring

June 11, 2015 6:34 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Socket your BGA using Extreme Temperature Socket with Superior Electrical Performance and monitor BGA case temperature EAGAN, MN - June, 2015 - Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new...

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