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4/28/2017

A 5-year-old with cerebral palsy likely will get around more easily, thanks to a group of home-schooled children in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, who modified a remote-controlled car. Barrett Limtiaco-Ruppel isn't yet strong enough to use it, but when he can, he'll be able to "drive forward by sitting up straight and pushing his head back," and straps with magnets will let him keep hold of the steering mechanism.

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4/28/2017

Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA have used computer-aided design and 3D printing to create a combination of chain mail and plate armor with no welds or mechanical junctures. Potential uses include solar sails, large antennas and areas that have a strong electromagnetic environment.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
4/27/2017

The USS Carl Vinson strike group engaged in drills with Japanese ships off the Philippines as the US ships continued their journey to waters off North Korea. The move as well as measures taken by Japan come in response to recent belligerent actions by the North Korean regime.

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4/27/2017

The Ohio-class nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine USS Michigan docked in Busan, South Korea, on Tuesday as North Korea celebrated the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army. The visit is part of a strong US signal to Pyongyang, with the strike group of the carrier USS Carl Vinson due to arrive later in the week.

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4/27/2017

An organizational overhaul for littoral combat ships deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific is reducing maintenance turnaround times from 15 days to four. Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson credits the change by the Navy's Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific/Task Force 73 to "a collaborative effort by the entire LCS enterprise, from the maintenance and support process comprised of a mix of Navy, civilian and government contracted personnel along with original equipment manufacturers," Dzirhan Mahadzir writes.

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Navy
4/27/2017

The USS Vella Gulf has headed for the 5th and 6th Fleets area of operation for a seven-month deployment. The ship's last action was a live-fire missile exercise off North Carolina in February.

4/27/2017

India's navy joined those globally with the ability to launch cruise missiles from sea to land with the successful test of its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The missile was developed jointly by India and Russia.

4/27/2017

Officials are investigating the crash of a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter while the plane was attempting to land Friday on the carrier USS Carl Vinson. The pilot ejected safely during the routine exercise in the Celebes Sea, south of the Philippines.

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4/27/2017

A spinning wind-powered cylinder inspired Nor-Shipping to honor Norsepower CEO Tuomas Riski with its Young Entrepreneur Award 2017. The cylinder, known as a Flettner rotor, captures wind energy to propel ships for as much as 20% in fuel savings under ideal wind conditions.

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Wind energy
4/27/2017

Planned maintenance and administration and engineering services support are included in a nearly $8 million contract awarded to General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding, or NASSCO, for option period two of a sustainment execution contract supporting the Navy's program for littoral combat ships. Work is scheduled for completion next month in San Diego.

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