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7/19/2019

It's the interface with complex biological factors that separates computational modeling and simulation of medical devices apart from other types of analysis. System Insight Engineering's Arlen Ward explores the differences posing significant engineering challenges that must include computational models for different biological materials as well as a variety of factors unique to each patient.

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7/19/2019

Mere weeks after President John F. Kennedy's commitment to send a man to the moon by the end of the decade, NASA got to work on the moonshot program. In this article, ASME Fellow Burton Dicht touches on the development of the Apollo Guidance Computer, the Saturn V, a spacesuit and more.

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7/19/2019

A new array of telescopes aims to trace radio transmissions and light beams from what could be alien life. The Breakthrough Listen project is the largest of its kind to date, scanning the million stars closest to Earth with a sensitivity capable of detecting a laser with the energy of a conventional light bulb up to 25 trillion miles away.

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New Atlas
7/19/2019

Sand or concrete may eventually provide a lower-cost alternative to batteries for storing electrical power. Jason Miller, engineering manager at Echogen Power Systems, is working on a way to transform electrical energy into heat that can be stored en masse in these common construction materials and then converted back into electricity as needed.

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7/19/2019

The Bolting Specialist Qualification Program is a fusion of eLearning, final exam and hands-on assessment. Designed to reinforce bolting fundamentals while presenting a standard by which bolting work can be qualified, reduce the risk of accidents by providing a system of professional qualification with the Bolting Specialist Qualification Program. Learn more today and register to save your seat.

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7/18/2019

The USS Harry S. Truman and its strike group are on a training exercise as the carrier prepares for its third deployment in four years. The Truman wound up its last deployment in December.

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7/18/2019

The US and several European nations are participating in the Bulgarian-led Breeze 2019 exercise in the Black Sea. Three P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the "Red Lancers" of Patrol Squadron 10 will represent the US in the exercise.

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7/18/2019

ICF International has won a contract that could be worth as much as $800 million over seven years to provide cyberspace technical, management and professional services for the Navy. The work will serve Navy Information Warfare Center Pacific and other naval client agencies.

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7/18/2019

Electric Boat will be supporting the Navy's operational strategic and attack submarines under a new $173.8 million contract. The value of the deal could rise to more than $1 billion over roughly four years.

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7/18/2019

A misaligned port shaft on the destroyer USS John S. McCain will delay the ship's return to service after the completion of repairs on damage sustained in a 2017 collision. Adjustments to the shaft alignment are underway and are scheduled for completion in October, Naval Sea Systems Command spokeswoman Colleen O'Rourke said.

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