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2014-03-04 12:20:26

TROY, Mich., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair today announced that an eminent group of industry leaders will serve as judges for the 2014 Altair Enlighten Award, the automotive industry's only award program created specifically to acknowledge innovations in vehicle lightweighting, essential to improving fuel economy and performance. In collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Altair has created this award to recognize achievements in weight reduction across the...

2014-02-19 23:29:45

As Interoperability Moves Beyond HIEs, Updox Takes Lead to Extend Direct Messaging for More Than Just Meaningful Use Dublin, Ohio (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Updox, the industry leader for physician connectivity and CRM solutions for independent medical practices, announces that, to date, more than 35 electronic health record (EHR) vendors, representing 140,000 physicians, have selected Updox as their Health Information Service Provider (HISP) for Direct messaging. The Updox Direct Network...

2014-02-19 12:21:11

Director positions established to support growth BURLINGAME, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARES Security Corporation and its subsidiary, The Mariner Group are proud to announce that it has named Mr. Zachary S. Kantzes as Director of Professional Services for ARES Security and Captain Barry Compagnoni, United States Coast Guard (Ret.), as Director of Maritime Programs for Mariner. The companies' tremendous growth last year has demonstrated the need for these executive...

Orion Underway Recovery Testing Begins
2014-02-19 09:06:37

Linda Herridge - NASA About a hundred miles off the coast of San Diego, in the Pacific Ocean, a U.S. Navy ship’s well deck filled with water as underway recovery operations began Feb. 18 on a test version of NASA's Orion crew module to prepare for its first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, in September. Orion was undocked from its cradle and allowed to float out to sea. Building on the knowledge gained from previous Orion recovery tests performed in calm waters near NASA's Langley...

DARPA Unveils Unmanned Drones To Assist War Zone Troops
2014-02-13 06:59:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled Tuesday an update to its initiative to equip the US military with unmanned, modular drones that would conduct supply runs, reconnaissance and rescue missions, casualty evacuations and other essential services in hard-to-reach areas. “US military experience has shown that rugged terrain and threats such as ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) can make...

3D Printing Technology Now In The Hands Of NASA Engineers
2014-02-06 12:18:25

[ Watch the Video: NASA Joins 3D Printing Partnership ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is getting on board with the quickly growing 3D printing industry, saying it offers a compelling alternative to manufacturing. The space agency said on Wednesday that it has launched a number of formal programs to prototype new tools for future missions using this new manufacturing technique. "We're not driving the additive manufacturing train, industry is," Ted...

2014-02-05 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Student teams from 26 colleges and universities in 16 states and Puerto Rico will design and launch innovative rockets and payloads as part of the 2013-2014 NASA Student Launch rocketry competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NASA Student Launch will be held May 15-17 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele County, Utah. There, the student teams will undergo a rigorous launch readiness review...

Orion Service Module
2014-01-23 09:50:15

NASA NASA has announced that the second of three major parts of the Orion Service Module that will launch into orbit on the spacecraft's first mission this fall is complete. Work has been progressing steadily on all three main parts of Orion – the service module, the crew module and the launch abort system – and this month the service module joined the launch abort system in crossing the finish line. Orion’s service module sits below the crew module and above the rocket that...

2014-01-16 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the progress of NASA's partnerships with the U.S. commercial space industry to develop new spacecraft and rockets capable of delivering cargo, and soon, astronauts to low Earth orbit, the agency is now looking for opportunities to spur commercial cargo transportation capabilities to the surface of the moon. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA has released an announcement seeking...

2014-01-15 20:20:09

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has released its 2013 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting issues and concerns to agency and government officials. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The report released Wednesday is based on the panel's 2013 fact-finding and quarterly public meetings;...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.