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GM to recall Cruze cars over risk of engine fire

June 22, 2012 8:50 am | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The risk of engine fires is forcing General Motors to recall 475,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars.GM said Friday that the fires can ignite when fluids drip onto a plastic shield below the engine. GM knows of 30 fires caused by the problem. No injuries have been reported.Dealers will cut the...

EU recommends against Pfizer, Protalix drug

June 22, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Protalix BioTherapeutics Inc. and Pfizer Inc. said Friday that European Union regulators are recommending their Gaucher disease drug Elelyso not be approved because a competing drug has exclusive marketing rights until 2020.The recommendation is not binding, but the European Medicines Agency...

New Technique Allows Simulation of Noncrystalline Materials

June 22, 2012 8:34 am | by MIT | News | Comments

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at MIT and in Spain has found a new mathematical approach to simulating the electronic behavior of noncrystalline materials, which may eventually play an important part in new devices including solar cells

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NASA SLS Core Stage Moves from Concept to Design

June 22, 2012 8:26 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The nation's space exploration program is taking a critical step forward with a successful major technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket that will take astronauts farther into space than ever before.

Bringing Down the Cost of Fuel Cells

June 22, 2012 8:21 am | by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have identified a catalyst that provides the same level of efficiency in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) as the currently used platinum catalyst, but at 5% of the cost.  

Bandgap Engineering for High-Efficiency Solar Cell Design

June 22, 2012 8:17 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

ZnSnP2, an absorber material for solar cells, transitions from an ordered to a disordered structure at high temperatures.

Emotion in Engineering with Jeff Lieberman

June 22, 2012 8:01 am | by Engineering.com | Videos | Comments

The MIT media lab has been described as a "mecca of media and design.

Wren Announces New Mini Bullet Camera

June 22, 2012 7:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Wren Solutions, a loss-prevention technology provider helping leading retailers reduce loss and increase profits, has announced the immediate availability of a new mini bullet camera.

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Feds Probe Ford Explorer Power Steering Problems

June 22, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints that the power steering can fail on 2011 Ford Explorer SUVs.Fifteen drivers have complained that the popular Explorer can suddenly lose its power steering assist, making it harder to steer the SUVs.The problem could affect 83,000 Explorers....

US probes Ford Explorer power steering problems

June 22, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints that the power steering can fail on 2011 Ford Explorer SUVs.Fifteen drivers have complained that the popular Explorer can suddenly lose its power steering assist, making it harder to steer the SUVs.The problem could affect 83,000 Explorers....

NPS Pharma rises on bowel drug recommendation

June 22, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. jumped Friday after the company said a panel of European Union experts recommended approval for its bowel drug teduglutide.The European Medicines Agency is not required to follow the advice from its panels, but it often does. NPS and its partner Takeda...

EA licenses 'Need for Speed' game for movie

June 22, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

"Need for Speed," the popular car racing game series from Electronic Arts Inc., is becoming a DreamWorks movie.EA and DreamWorks said Friday that the game series has been turned into a screenplay, though the story is not based on any individual game. EA will produce the movie, along with John...

Descendants of America's Aviation Pioneers Gather for Celebration of Historic U.S. Achievements

June 22, 2012 7:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

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All-Rubber HSS Radial Shaft Seals

June 22, 2012 7:35 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New SKF (Lansdale, PA) reinforced all-rubber HSS radial shaft seals introduce improved solutions for reliable protection against contaminants and extended service life for large-size bearings in wind turbine drive trains.  

10 Gigabit Ethernet and USB Connectors

June 22, 2012 7:30 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics (Weybridge, UK) has extended its rugged interconnect portfolio with new products offering guaranteed performance and data rates up to 10Gbit/s in harsh industrial and military environments.

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