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Taiwan, Thailand Join Deal to End Tariffs on Tech Products

July 29, 2015 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Trade Organization says Taiwan and Thailand have joined an agreement reached last week to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products. The Geneva-based trade body ...

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Ga. Judge Cuts Damages in Jeep Fire Death from $150M to $40M

July 29, 2015 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A Georgia judge has cut the damages that Fiat Chrysler must pay the family of a child who died in a Jeep SUV fire from $150 million to $40 million. Decatur County Superior Court ...

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U.S. Agency Denies Request for Fiat Chrysler Investigation

July 29, 2015 9:16 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

U.S. auto safety regulators have rejected a request from an advocacy group to investigate power system failures in almost 5 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles that potentially could cause stalling and other problems ...

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FDA Approves Stomach-Filling Balloon for Weight Loss

July 29, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health regulators say they have approved an inflatable medical balloon that helps patients lose weight by filling up space in the stomach. The Food and ...

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FAA Investigating Airliner That Nearly Ran Out of Fuel

July 29, 2015 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic ...

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Volkswagen Q2 Earns Slip on Restructuring, Troubled Markets

July 29, 2015 9:01 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automaker Volkswagen AG saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM. The Wolfsburg, Germany-based automaker ...

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Average U.S. Vehicle Age Hits Record 11.5 Years

July 29, 2015 8:58 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old ...

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Amazon Plans Drone Sky Highways

July 29, 2015 8:41 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

If robots are going to be flocking through the sky in the future, they need to follow some rules. Amazon has a plan to create highway lanes in the sky for drones, geofencing different models ...

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BMW Celebrates 507's 60th Anniversary with Special Display

July 28, 2015 5:50 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the vehicle’s release, BMW has created an exhibit devoted to its rare 507 model. 

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Unmanned Marine Vehicles for Bridge Inspections

July 28, 2015 5:03 pm | by Florida Atlantic University | News | Comments

The task of inspecting and maintaining Florida's extensive network of approximately 11,450 bridges is arduous, especially since so many of the state's bridges span rivers, canals and ...

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Students Blend Engineering, Art & Science

July 28, 2015 4:57 pm | by Camilla Brinkman, Edgerton Center | News | Comments

With the goal of using interactive technology to inspire others, Team Lite built a large plywood box with a matrix of LEDs and magnetic sensors. On the surface are line-following robots with ...

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NASA Mars Orbiter Preparing for Mars Lander's 2016 Arrival

July 28, 2015 4:52 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

With its biggest orbit maneuver since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will prepare this week for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, next year ...

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New Transparent, Moldable, Bulletproof Material Developed

July 28, 2015 4:43 pm | by Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) Staff | News | Comments

he concept from an iconic Star Trek scene is working its way to commercial use, with innumerable military applications. In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Scotty barters for materials by ...

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Lockheed Studying First-Responder Radiation Shield for Deep-Space Application

July 28, 2015 4:33 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

StemRad and Lockheed Martin have initiated a joint research and development effort to determine if StemRad’s radiation shielding technology – originally designed for first-responders ...

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Diamond-Like Material Helps Solar Power Cast a Bigger Shadow

July 28, 2015 4:27 pm | by Tomas Kellner, GE Reports | News | Comments

The energy usage curves of most industrial countries – or load curves - have long resembled a crumpled fedora hat. They rise sharply at daybreak as people start brewing coffee ...

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