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Air Force plans bomber contract for September

July 23, 2015 11:13 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The Air Force plans to announce a contract award for their new stealthy long-range bomber aircraft in September of this year, service officials told Military​.com...

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Dartmouth-NASA collaboration reveals new X-ray actions

July 23, 2015 10:57 am | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Potentially destructive high-energy electrons streak into Earth's atmosphere from space, not as Shakespeare's "gentle rain from heaven," but at velocities approaching the speed of light...

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Spintronics: Molecules stabilizing magnetism

July 23, 2015 10:53 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Organic molecules allow producing printable electronics and solar cells with extraordinary properties. In spintronics, too, molecules open up the unexpected possibility of controlling the magnetism of materials and, thus, the spin of the flowing electrons...

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Researchers boost wireless power transfer with magnetic field enhancement

July 23, 2015 10:48 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Research from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University shows that passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer (MRFE) - which can be as simple as a copper loop - can boost the transfer efficiency by at least 100 percent as compared to transferring through air alone...

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Engineering Update Episode #120: Tesla’s Model S upgrade does 0-60 in 2.8 seconds

July 23, 2015 10:48 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

Telsa has introduced its latest upgrades for its electric Model S sedan. The P85D, known for its “Insane Mode” which goes from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds...

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New finding could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells

July 23, 2015 10:44 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells...

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Synthetic coral could remove toxic heavy metals from the ocean

July 23, 2015 10:40 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

A new material that mimics coral could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from the ocean, according to a new study published in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science...

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University at Buffalo developing space debris-tracking satellites

July 23, 2015 10:14 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

The University at Buffalo is working on two new space debris-tracking satellites for Nasa and the US Air Force...

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Innovative method improves strength and modulus in carbon fibers

July 23, 2015 10:03 am | by Rick Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Carbon fibers are stronger and lighter than steel, and composite materials based on carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers are being used in an expanding range of aerospace, automotive, and other applications – including major sections of the Boeing 787 aircraft...

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Ultraminiature VCXO oscillators use fundamental mode crystals for superior phase-noise performance

July 23, 2015 9:34 am | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fairport, NY, USA: Saelig Company, Inc. (www.saelig.com) has introduced a new series of ultra-miniature voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXO) that use fundamental mode crystals for superior phase-noise performance. Available in frequencies from 1.0 to 50MHz, the new G326 series VCXOs feature integrated phase jitter of 200fs (typical) and suit a wide range of timing applications, such...

DoD’s greatest challenge is defending from cyber attack

July 23, 2015 9:30 am | by Lexington Institute | News | Comments

The Department of Defense is not merely dependent on networks; networks provide critical military advantage across virtually all warfighting domains. These networks are constantly changing, growing, reconfiguring. There are now more than 7 million devices connected on the DoD networks...

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US Air Force begins ground tests of F-35A gun

July 23, 2015 9:27 am | by US Air Force | News | Comments

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A's newest munitions asset - the GAU-22/A. The gun is a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 millimeter rounds...

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Robotic arm for real-time MRI guidance

July 23, 2015 9:21 am | by University of Houston | News | Comments

Fannin Innovation Studio, a commercialization firm that provides integrated funding and direct management of early-stage life science startups, and University of Houston, a Carnegie-recognized Tier 1 research university, have formed GuidaBot, LLC. GuidaBot is developing a robotic manipulator designed to work within the powerful magnetic field of an MRI...

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Could 'windbots' someday explore the skies of Jupiter?

July 23, 2015 9:18 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Among designers of robotic probes to explore the planets, there is certainly no shortage of clever ideas. There are concepts for robots that are propelled by waves in the sea. There are ideas for tumbleweed bots driven by wind, rolling across Antarctica or Mars...

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Launch, docking returns International Space Station crew to full strength

July 23, 2015 9:15 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars while making discoveries that can benefit all of humanity...

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