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Engineering Update #107: The first 3D-printed, battery powered rocket

April 22, 2015 12:53 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

A month ago, we discussed the world’s first 3D-printed jet engine from Australia’s Monash University. Not to be outdone, a Lockheed Martin-funded startup has created a rocket that is not only 3D-printed but which uses batteries instead of traditional fuel....

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Review: Plenty of options for HBO online, not enough time

April 22, 2015 11:43 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

HBO Now, the cable channel's new stand-alone streaming service, is both a blessing and a curse. Like HBO Go, the app that cable and satellite TV subscribers have, HBO Now gives you instant access to new TV episodes and movies, along with programs from ...

Chemical Injection System optimizes the injection process

April 22, 2015 11:41 am | by SignalFire Wireless Telemetry | Product Releases | Comments

Chemical injection is critical to the oil field production process and the second highest operational expense. During this process, chemicals are pumped at high pressure into a well to mitigate a variety of issues (paraffin or scale reduction, H2S mitigation, corrosion inhibitors). If executed properly, chemical injection can enhance oil production and ...

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Voice-data modem supports Band 28 for Asia-Pacific and Latin America

April 22, 2015 10:12 am | by u-blox | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox announces TOBY-L280, the first LTE Category 4 rugged module in an LGA package that supports FDD-LTE in frequency band 28. Band 28 is now in commercial use in Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand, with further rollouts planned throughout the Asia Pacific region, Brazil and Argentina. Capable of ...

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FPGA family offers complete immunity to radiation-induced configuration upsets

April 22, 2015 9:18 am | by Microsemi Corporation | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Microsemi RTG4 high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant FPGA family offers complete immunity to radiation-induced configuration upsets in the harshest radiation environments, requiring no configuration scrubbing, unlike SRAM FPGA technology. RTG4 supports space applications requiring up to ...

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Duke/UNC collaboration trying to fix human ailments at molecular level

April 22, 2015 9:02 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Anyone who has been sickened by the flu or a bout of food poisoning knows that viruses and bacteria can be powerful adversaries. But in recent decades, they have also become unlikely allies as scientists have turned bits and pieces of these infectious agents into tools ...

Blue Man Group lends a hand to MedTech design

April 22, 2015 8:57 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Not long ago, Robert Downey Jr. (or Tony Stark, aka Ironman) helped deliver a bionic arm to a young boy, Alex Pring. It was a great “feel-good” story and the boy seemed pretty pleased with his new prosthetic. Then, earlier this month, Blue Man Group contributed their time in the “reveal” of a prosthetic arm....

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Apple’s Force Touch -- enhancing the existing touchscreen user experience

April 22, 2015 8:02 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

On March 9, Apple announced the Apple Watch and new MacBook at its Spring Forward event. The company also acclaimed its Force Touch (with Taptic Engine) as a new concept in these products. Apple previously seemed more interested in pressure-sensing technology, as it applied for a stylus use...

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This is Canada's new smart gun

April 22, 2015 7:04 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Our Canadian brethren take a lot of flack for their peacekeeping and polite stereotypes, but that doesn't mean they're not developing the weapons of the future.

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Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph

April 22, 2015 7:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.

Computer model adds ease, precision to managing Asian carp

April 22, 2015 7:01 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

  The likelihood of Asian carp eggs being kept in suspension and hatching in the St. Joseph River in Michigan has been further evaluated using a model that examines a range of multiple flow and water temperature scenarios. Results illustrate the highest percentage of Asian carp eggs at risk...

Cost-efficiency of plug-in hybrids calculated a thousand times faster

April 21, 2015 9:51 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Plug-in hybrids have low fuel consumption, but require more costly parts than cars with a regular combustion engine.

Traffic emissions may pollute 1 in 3 Canadian homes

April 21, 2015 9:47 am | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | News | Comments

A trio of recently published studies from a team of University of Toronto engineers has found that air pollution could be spreading up to three times farther than thought--contributing to varying levels of air quality across cities.

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Hurdles to US climate change action are in economics and politics, not divided science

April 21, 2015 9:45 am | by Springer | News | Comments

The U.S. Congress successfully hears the "supermajority" consensus on the reality and causes of climate change, according to scientists from Texas A&M University, Idaho State University, and University of Oklahoma. In a paper published ...

Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones

April 21, 2015 9:41 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

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