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Tractor-Trailer Hitches Could Be Faulty, 6,000 May Be in Use

July 1, 2015 | by Tom Krisher & Dan Sewell, Associated Press | Comments

On a twisty, snow-lined hill that the locals call "Devil's Backbone," a 12-ton semi-trailer came loose from its tractor and plowed into an oncoming line of pre-dawn commuters ...

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Today in Engineering History: World's First Color Transmission

July 2, 2015 2:06 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

On this day in history, July 3, 1928, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird demonstrated the world’s first color transmission ...


India's Automotive Bearing Market is Set to Bounce Back

July 2, 2015 1:36 pm | by 6Wresearch | Comments

India’s automotive sector is all set to revive back after sluggish demand during the period 2012-14. Increasing consumer confidence and recovery of the economy has pushed the market ...


College Students Help Create the Robots of the Future

July 2, 2015 1:36 pm | by NASA | Comments

Can you teach an old robot new tricks? A handful of college students are using assembly line robots to help NASA prove it’s possible. In the future, teams on the ground will ...


NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Stays the Course to Pluto

July 2, 2015 1:34 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is getting a final “all clear” as it speeds closer to its historic July 14 flyby of Pluto and the dwarf planet’s five moons ...


New Tech Using Silver May Hold Key to Electronics Advances

July 2, 2015 1:27 pm | by Oregon State University | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in ...


Photos of the Day: Curiosity's Stars & Stripes

July 2, 2015 12:58 pm | by NASA | Comments

This view of the American flag medallion on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager during the 44th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's ...


Deflating Baby Floats Among 5 Design Fails This Week

July 2, 2015 12:47 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

This week in recalls, gas tanks are leaking, wheel hubs are flying, glass is shattering, brakes are failing, and baby floats are deflating ...


Disney Merges Consumer Product, Interactive Divisions

July 2, 2015 12:27 pm | Comments

Disney is merging its consumer product and interactive divisions, a move that acknowledges the shared goals of important product lines like the Disney Infinity video game franchise and ...


United Airlines Investing $30 Million in Biofuels Producer

July 2, 2015 12:21 pm | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | Comments

United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes ...


High-Resolution Audio Explained

July 2, 2015 12:18 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

In recent times, musicians like Neil Young and James Taylor have come out to tell you that the quality of music you've been listening to for the last 20 years is dreck. The cutoff they ...


5 Ways Airlines Are Actually Making Flying Better

July 2, 2015 12:14 pm | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | Comments

Packed planes Less legroom. Fewer frequent flier miles. Is that all summer travelers can look forward to? Thankfully, no. Amid the unpleasantness, there are a few bright spots ...


Meeting to Cover Cleanup Plan for Former Nuke Missile Site

July 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a public meeting about a proposal to use vegetable oil to stimulate the growth of naturally occurring bacteria that would clean up ...


Hidden Cameras, Invisibility Cloaks in Israeli Spy Expo

July 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by Daniel Estrin, Associated Press | Comments

Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks and mini-drones were among the gadgets on display Tuesday at an exhibition of Israeli surveillance technology, offering a rare peek into the secretive ...


Viaducts with Wind Turbines, the New Renewable Energy Source

July 2, 2015 11:49 am | by Plataforma SINC | Comments

Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers ...


U.S. Sues to Block GE Appliance Business Sale to Electrolux

July 2, 2015 11:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric's appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other ...



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