Lockheed shows off a hypersonic missile concept

The High Speed Strike Weapon (HSSW) is a hypersonic missile concept suitable for future bomber and fighter aircraft. Lockheed Skunk Works® is leveraging its proven experience in high Mach systems to provide an affordable, practical and compact solution. The HSSW will enable a responsive strike capability on time-critical, heavily defended targets and achieves high survivability …

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Metal 3d printed gun which proves laser sintering is an accurate and reliable manufacturing process

Introducing metal 3D printing to the world as a viable solution for fully functional firearm prototypes. At http://www.solidconcepts.com you can learn more about the reliability, usability, durability and accuracy of DMLS as a functioning prototype or product, and this gun is a successful demonstration of each of those attributes. Its chamber sees pressure above 20,000 …

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Toyota to Launch Partially Self Driving cars around 2015

Toyota Motor Corporation announces that it has developed a next-generation advanced driving support system, Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA), which uses automated driving technologies to support safer highway driving. AHDA links two automated driving technologies to support safer driving and reduce driver workload: Cooperative-adaptive Cruise Control, which wirelessly communicates with preceding vehicles to maintain a …

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Stiffening self assembled duplex and quadruplex stranded DNA nanofibers for bottom up nanofabrication

Researchers have fabricated a self-assembled nanofiber from a DNA building block that contains both duplex (two-stranded) and quadruplex (four-stranded) DNA. This work is a first step toward the creation of new structurally heterogeneous (quadruplex/duplex), yet controllable, DNA-based materials exhibiting novel properties suitable for bottom-to-top self-assembly for nanofabrication, including self-organization of both inorganic materials (nanoparticles) and …

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Doctors use 3D bioprinter to create a splint for baby’s blocked throat

The Youngstown, Ohio, baby turned blue again and again as his little airways collapsed and kept air from reaching his lungs. But doctors used a 3-D bioprinter to custom-make a splint that is holding his airway open and helping him breathe. Now 19-month-old Kaiba Gionfriddo is “into everything”, says his mother, April Gionfriddo. “Quite a …

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