Engineering
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2/19/2018

Plans are afoot to take wood construction to new heights, specifically 1,148 feet. That's the planned height of a 70-story timber skyscraper proposed in Tokyo, which will extend the natural theme with a vegetative roof and greenery along its exterior.

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Tokyo
2/16/2018

"Nano-factories" may one day go to work inside cancerous tumors, tapping the tumor itself for energy and materials to produce cancer-fighting proteins. Drawing on earlier techniques, researchers load molecular fabricators inside particles mimicking biological cell membranes to create the tiny factories that can then pull materials they need from the cancerous cells.

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New Atlas
2/16/2018

An experiment with California's Golden State Warriors NBA team, inspired by a midseason slump, revealed that letting team members coach themselves could lead to sharpened performance. Coach Steve Kerr drew four lessons from the successful strategy that may apply in business as well.

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Inc. online
2/15/2018

Shoreline-protecting mangroves typically prefer warmer climates, but their growth is now being documented at more temperate zones. One study in the area around Florida's Kennedy Space Center found a 70% increase in mangroves over a span of just seven years.

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Kennedy Space Center
2/15/2018

The USS Mississippi is doing its part to strengthen the US-Japan alliance with a visit to Yokosuka, Japan. The Virginia-class attack submarine's home port is Pearl Harbor.

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Navy News Service
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Pearl Harbor
2/15/2018

A problem with its main reduction gear forced the destroyer USS Sterett to return to base in San Diego. The problem was resolved, and the Sterett resumed its journey to the Western Pacific.

2/15/2018

Lockheed Martin will be providing support for the Trident II D5 missile deployed system under a $28.7 million contract. Work is scheduled for multiple locations, including California, Florida and Colorado.

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2/15/2018

Repairs and system updates are on tap for the USS Chafee from BAE Systems Hawaii Shipyards under a $22.7 million contract. The work will primarily focus on the main engine intake and uptake compartment, as well as topside preservation.

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Marine Log
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BAE Systems
2/15/2018

Structural and tank repairs and propulsion system work are included in a $9.6 million contract awarded to BAE Systems for the USS Philippine Sea, a Flight II Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. Work will be carried out in Jacksonville, Fla., with expected completion in March 2019.

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2/15/2018

GE will be building a "digital twin" of two T-AKE replenishment dry cargo ammunition vessels under a Navy Military Sealift Command pilot program. The program taps GE's Predix Asset Performance Management system and is aimed at improving the vessels' performance and mission readiness.

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