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7/20/2018

Manufacturers want to protect their property rights over easily copied 3D-printed products, and embedded QR or UDI codes are one solution. Additive manufacturing company Rize embeds identifying and other relevant information on a product during 3D manufacturing, eliminating the extra step and cost of adding the details after printing.

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7/20/2018

Flow batteries, which have fluid cathode and anode material, hold tremendous potential for storing energy on a large scale but are costly and dangerous due to the chemicals used. Stanford researchers believe they have a solution with a sodium and potassium metal used on the negative side of the battery, a water-based liquid on the positive side, and, in between, a ceramic membrane made out of potassium and aluminum oxide, thus keeping the cost and the peril down.

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7/20/2018

An intravascular magnetic wire may one day attract tumor cells in the blood and detect cancer more quickly than a blood draw or other diagnostic methods. "We estimate that it would take about 80 tubes of blood to match what the wire is able to sample in 20 minutes," said Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, author of the study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

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7/19/2018

A recent Nationwide business owners survey found that 71% of millennial business owners use connected technologies to bolster workplace safety. Building sensors, drones, personal wearables and vehicle telematics are among the most commonly used.

7/19/2018

The Navy is citing the 2018 National Defense Strategy's dynamic force employment concept as the reason behind the decision to limit to three months the deployment of some units of the USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group. Three months is less than half the typical time for deployment, but changing the length of deployment keeps America's military unpredictable and challenges competitors "by maneuvering them into unfavorable positions," the Navy said.

7/19/2018

The 12-day Breeze 2018 exercise in the Black Sea involves up to 25 combat and auxiliary ships and cutters, four aircraft, five helicopters and 2,340 service members. The NATO event, which began Friday, involves naval forces from Bulgaria, Belgium, Greece, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, France, the Netherlands and the US, as well as NATO.

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7/19/2018

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems will be producing and supporting the Navy's AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare System under a $25.4 million contract modification. The contract also includes work for Japan.

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7/19/2018

Damaged turbine blades were discovered in the stealth destroyer USS Michael Monsoor as its acceptance trials wrapped up, requiring an engine replacement. "We're working very closely with Bath Iron Works, with Rolls-Royce to get that engine changed out" before the ship heads to San Diego to start its combat system activation availability, said Rear Adm. William Galinis.

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7/19/2018

Glitches in new systems deployed aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford will be a major focus as the carrier undergoes a year of planned upgrades. Problems aboard the Ford have drawn criticism, but the Navy notes that difficulties are to be expected with the first in any new class of ship.

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7/19/2018

The USNS Burlington will begin acceptance trials now that it has completed builder's trials. The expeditionary fast transport vessel "performed very well," said Capt. Scot Searles of the Navy's strategic and theater sealift program.