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What Would Henry Ford Think?

September 18, 2014 10:19 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

General Motors has released a statement about the “Super Cruise,” a new feature to be implemented in Cadillacs within the next two years. According GM CEO Mary Barra this new system would “increase the comfort of an attentive driver on ...

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Photos of the Day: A Fully Functional 3D-Printed Car

September 18, 2014 10:15 am | by Local Motors | News | Comments

The Strati was 3D-printed in just 44 hours, in one piece, using direct digital manufacturing. The design for the 3D-printed car was first submitted during the Local Motors 3D-printed Car Design Challenge when over 200 entries were accepted ...

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Photos of the Day: The Startling Clarity of 4D Ultrasound

September 18, 2014 10:03 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

There were people who thought that Italian priest and scientist Lazzaro Spallanzani had bats in the belfry. But he had bats on his mind. Working in the late 1700s, Spallanzani showed that blindfolded bats could still catch ... 

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Scientists Track Ripples in Freestanding Graphene

September 18, 2014 9:53 am | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | News | Comments

An international team of physicists, led by a research group at the University of Arkansas, has discovered that heating can be used to control the curvature of ripples in freestanding graphene. The finding provides fundamental insight into ...

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Station Crew Trains to Capture SpaceX Dragon

September 18, 2014 9:46 am | by NASA | News | Comments

While they await next week’s launch of the other half of their crew to the International Space Station, Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst focused Wednesday on health checks, cargo operations and ...

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Teardown: Vintage Programmable Scientific Desktop Calculator

September 18, 2014 9:40 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, what’s inside a 1973 vintage programmable scientific desktop calculator?  Plus, an attempted repair ...                

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Alibaba Symbol of China's New Tech Giants

September 18, 2014 9:39 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. Until now, Chinese companies that made a splash in global stock markets were state-owned banks and oil ...

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Crash Testing Car Seats

September 18, 2014 9:34 am | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

Kid car seats are notoriously tricky. They’re a pain to put in, and often don’t seem to fit quite right. The problem isn’t the parent, it’s the lack of coherence between the design of the car and safety seat. Researchers at the ...  

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Shrink-Wrapping Spacesuits Feel Like 'Second-Skin'

September 18, 2014 9:31 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT New Office | News | Comments

For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy garment, lined with tiny, musclelike coils ...

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Morphing Airplane Wings Based on Electrical Inputs

September 18, 2014 9:30 am | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

Michigan Aerospace engineers are using new materials and techniques to allow airplane wings to flex and move more like bird wings. Instead of traditional flaps, they are designing wings that can morph based on an electrical inputs ...  

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Redesigned 2015 Escalade Remains Breed All its Own

September 18, 2014 9:23 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cadillac's flagship Escalade sport utility vehicle keeps its bold, distinctive style and immense proportions after a major redesign for 2015. The luxury, full-size SUV adds more tech features, a more powerful V-8, a quieter interior and ...

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Deconstructed Locomotive Will Power Nigeria’s Economy

September 18, 2014 9:09 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Nigeria has fast become Africa’s largest economy, but its infrastructure is still lagging. The electrical grid is so unpredictable that many businesses use natural gas to produce their own power. But that’s not enough. Sand and water often ...

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Shorebird's Beak Inspires Water Collection Device

September 18, 2014 8:57 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A UT Arlington engineering professor and his doctoral student have designed a device based on a shorebird’s beak that can accumulate water collected from fog and dew. The device could provide water in drought-stricken areas of the world or ...

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Hyundai Motor to Pay $9.6 Billion for Gangnam Land

September 18, 2014 2:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. State-owned Korea Electric Power Corp. said Thursday that the consortium outbid ...

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Review: Devices, Apps Act Like One Under iOS 8

September 18, 2014 12:36 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new ...

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