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    Second annual MIT Teaching with Digital Technology Awards recipients selected

    Original @ MIT News – Aeronautical and astronautical engineering Faculty and instructors recognized for improving classroom instruction and student engagement through innovative uses of digital technology. [...]

    Dassault Systemes in ‘biggest ever contract’ with Boeing

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories French industrial software company Dassault Systemes announced Tuesday it has reached a deal with US aerospace giant to modernise its production system, in what it said was its biggest ever contract. [...]

    New Videos Offer Peek into Secretive NASA Test Flights

    Original @ Defensetech The public may never see exactly what goes on at Area 51, so this may be the next best thing. To celebrate 70 years of… [...]

    Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world use

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories From aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and only used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has pioneered a countermeasure to transform the landscape of 3-D printing today. [...]

    Miniaturizing the brain of a drone

    Original @ MIT News – Aeronautical and astronautical engineering Method for designing efficient computer chips may get miniature smart drones off the ground. [...]

    Liftoff for Trump’s bold space plans may have to wait

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The White House has championed a new era of US leadership in space, but its aspirations are complicated by tight budgets, vacancies in top posts and the rising role of private industry in aerospace innovation, experts say. [...]

    This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 8)

    Original @ Singularity Hub DIGITAL MEDIA Make Hollywood-Quality Animations at Low-Budget Prices With This Motion Capture Suit Sarah Buhr | TechCrunch “You might be familiar with the industry-standard green man MoCap suit many Hollywood studios use to capture the movement of objects or people for movies and games. Rokoko’s new Smartsuit Pro produces the same quality animations but sells […] [...]

    NASA measures Tropical Cyclone Nanmadol’s Japan rainfall rates

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Although the remnants of Tropical Storm Nanmadol have pushed into the north central Pacific Ocean, the rainfall it left behind caused flooding in Japan. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM c… [...]

    ‘Competency-based’ service training for flight attendants improves passenger satisfaction

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Specialized “competency-based” cabin service training for airline flight attendants seems to improve customer satisfaction levels, according to a study in the July 2017 edition of the double-blind, peer-reviewed Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research (JAAER), published by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. [...]

    Forget Flying Cars, the Future Is Driving Drones

    Original @ Singularity Hub Flying car concepts have been around nearly as long as their earthbound cousins, but no one has yet made them a commercial success. MIT engineers think we’ve been coming at the problem from the wrong direction; rather than putting wings on cars, we should be helping drones to drive. The team from the university’s Computer […] [...]