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Could this become the first Mars airplane?

June 30, 2015 11:39 am | by Jay Levine, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center | News | Comments

When an aircraft makes its first flight on Mars in the 2020s, a NASA Armstrong innovation may have made it possible...

Test pilot admits the F-35 can’t dogfight

June 30, 2015 11:27 am | by David Axe, War is Boring | News | Comments

A test pilot has some very, very bad news about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The pricey new stealth jet can’t turn or climb fast enough to hit an enemy plane during a dogfight or to dodge the enemy’s own gunfire, the pilot reported following a day of mock air battles back in January...

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Is US Defense industry still capable of innovation?

June 30, 2015 11:18 am | by Lexington Institute | News | Comments

Of late, the never-ending debate in Washington over U.S. defense policy has been dominated by two related topics. The first is the growing concern that this country is losing its long-held qualitative advantage in military capabilities...

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Precise ages of largest number of stars hosting planets ever measured

June 30, 2015 10:01 am | by Aarhus University | News | Comments

A new study of 33 Kepler stars with solar-like oscillations to be published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The 33 Kepler stars have been selected for their solar like oscillations...

New nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires

June 30, 2015 9:54 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's rolling tire friction....

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This is why you shouldn't shoot down a drone

June 30, 2015 9:51 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Shooting down a drone that's hovering over your property might seem like a good idea, but as a recent court case shows, it's definitely not.

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Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms

June 30, 2015 9:51 am | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

A physicist at the University of Waterloo is among a team of scientists who have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists...

New method of quantum entanglement packs vastly more data in a photon

June 30, 2015 9:49 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by UCLA electrical engineers has demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected to each other and act in unison no matter how far apart they are -- a phenomenon known as quantum entanglement...

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Optical shaft measurement systems designed to provide fully automatic measurement of smaller shafts

June 30, 2015 9:48 am | by Mahr Federal Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

 Mahr Federal has introduced a new addition to their growing family of optical shaft measurement systems. Competitively priced and designed to provide fast, accurate, fully automatic measurement of smaller shafts and turned parts directly on the shop floor,...

Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

June 30, 2015 9:32 am | by MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press | News | Comments

Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate...

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Multi-channel chipset simultaneously supports ZigBee and Thread networks

June 30, 2015 9:32 am | by GreenPeak Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semiconductor/system company, today announced the GP712, the industry’s first single radio multi-protocol chipset with multi-channel receive capability for set-top boxes, gateways, and other ad...

Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

June 30, 2015 9:29 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI." After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring away from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Lost with the rocket was a capsule packed...

Microsoft sheds some of its ad business, mapping service

June 30, 2015 9:27 am | by BRANDON BAILEY AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on...

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Railroad official asks digital map makers to mark crossings

June 30, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal agency that oversees railroads has asked digital mapping companies to alert drivers as they approach track crossings in the hope that visual and audio cues will lead to greater awareness of potential dangers....

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Failure of cells’ ‘garbage disposal’ system may contribute to Alzheimer’s

June 29, 2015 6:04 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Lysosomes, the “garbage disposal” systems of cells, are found in great abundance near the amyloid plaques in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have long assumed that their presence was helpful — that they were degrading the toxic proteins that trigger amyloid plaque...

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