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Tesla Tops 11,000 Vehicles Delivered in Second Quarter

July 2, 2015 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles. The Palo Alto, California, electric car maker surpassed 10,000 vehicles ...

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Germany Phasing Out Some Worst-Polluting Coal Plants By 2020

July 2, 2015 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out ...

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Ferry Capsizes in Philippines; 35 Dead, 20 Missing

July 2, 2015 8:57 am | by Oliver Teves, Associated Press | News | Comments

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 35 dead and 20 others missing, coast guard officials said ...

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Train Derailment, Fire Prompts Evacuation

July 2, 2015 8:53 am | by Steve Megargee, Associated Press | News | Comments

A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius ...

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BMW Drives Past Mercedes for U.S. Luxury Brand Lead

July 1, 2015 5:00 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Behind the wheel of its greatest June ever, BMW surpassed Mercedes-Benz to take a 3,653-vehicle lead in the heavily contested U.S. luxury auto sales race. BMW boasted 32,176 deliveries for the ...

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Jaguar XJ Flagship Is Distinctive Luxury Style

July 1, 2015 4:57 pm | by Ann M. Job, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An odd thing happened as Americans' taste for luxury vehicles grew in recent years: Jaguar, the venerable British marquee, struggled to gain traction. In fact, U.S. sales of ...

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It's the Pits: Comet Appears to Have Sinkholes, Study Says

July 1, 2015 4:48 pm | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes. That's what scientists think after analyzing data from a comet observed by the ...

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GM Stops Production at Its Single Plant in Russia

July 1, 2015 4:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has halted production at its single assembly plant in Russia as sales have plummeted amid an economic downturn. Sergei Lepnukhov, GM's spokesman in ...

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SUVs, Muscle Cars Help Auto Industry Maintain Momentum

July 1, 2015 4:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in ...

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I Saw a Snake-Inspired Robot in Milan

July 1, 2015 4:12 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

Last month, I traveled to Milan, Italy for the unveiling of Comau’s newest robot, the Racer3. Quite honestly, I had little idea of what to expect, but as I’m always looking for new story ideas and ...

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Hydrogen-Powered Toyota Has Top Fuel Efficiency But Limited Infrastructure

July 1, 2015 4:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Toyota's Mirai runs on hydrogen and gets the equivalent of 67 miles per gallon, but with a limited infrastructure for hydrogen-powered travel, its appeal may be limited to to curious, tech-savvy early adopters in ...

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Tesla Motors Stock Could Hit $300 per Share, According to Technical Analyst

July 1, 2015 3:55 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Various experts have predicted a rise in the cost of Tesla Motors stock, but one technical analyst’s prediction of a possible $300 per share value is still an eye opener ...

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Microsoft Seeks to Unify Internet of Things with AllJoyn Standard

July 1, 2015 3:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Microsoft has joined forces with AllJoyn, an Internet of Things platform also supported by Qualcomm, in an effort to standardize IoT connections and allowing older devices to connect to modern IoT webs. The code recently...

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Ball Aerospace Turns On JPSS 1 Satellite

July 1, 2015 3:25 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Ball Aerospace turned on its Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS 1) for the first time, and the environmental monitoring satellite performed as hoped, according to the company.

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Prowler Retires Following 45 Years of Naval Service

July 1, 2015 2:30 pm | by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Northwest | News | Comments

Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP), hosted a three-day Sunset Celebration commemorating the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler, June 25-27. The celebration, marking the end of ...

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