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What You Need to Know about the Takata Air Bag Recall

May 20, 2015 8:11 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A recall of air bags made by Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. now has the dubious distinction of being the largest in U.S. history. The number of vehicles in the U.S. being ...

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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Company Will Adapt to Strict Safety Rules

May 20, 2015 8:08 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. government's highway safety agency has become more aggressive in enforcing auto safety rules and Fiat Chrysler and the industry will have to adjust, the company's CEO said Tuesday ...

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Review: Curves, 'Self-Healing' in Super-Premium Phones

May 20, 2015 8:03 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You're already getting a ...

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U.S. Trails Others in Production Process Sophistication

May 19, 2015 5:32 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The attention to technology intensive manufacturing is good in the United States, but the country could improve upon its domestic production capability, according to ...

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How to Deal With Broken Parts through Reverse Engineering

May 19, 2015 5:13 pm | by Nikunj Patel, Design Engineer, Hi-Tech CADD Services | Articles | Comments

Despite the application of robust engineering and design skills, parts break due to many unavoidable situations. While any manufactured part is designed considering all the stresses and loads it is about to undergo, it is likely to ...

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U.S. Investigating Nissan Versa for Alleged Safety Defect

May 19, 2015 5:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. regulators are investigating the Nissan Versa subcompact after getting reports that a coil spring in the front suspension can fracture and cut the tires. The investigation involves ...

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Hyperloop Test Track Headed to California

May 19, 2015 4:55 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has made a deal with California landowners. The acquisition gives the company a 5 mile stretch of land between ...

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Report Ranks World's Largest Greenhouse Gas Emitting Countries

May 19, 2015 4:30 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. received mixed reviews in a recent report which ranked the economic and energy performance of the 50 largest greenhouse gas-producing countries ...

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Air Force Mystery Space Plane Poised for Wed. Launch

May 19, 2015 4:18 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A mini military space plane is poised for liftoff Wednesday on another long orbital test flight. But as usual, the Air Force isn't saying much about the unmanned mission ...

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6 Chinese Nationals Charged with Stealing U.S. Trade Secrets

May 19, 2015 4:13 pm | News | Comments

Three Chinese nationals who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California and three others have been charged with stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies ...

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Advocacy Group: Wind Turbine Rules Needed to Protect Birds

May 19, 2015 4:07 pm | by John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

A new analysis by the American Bird Conservancy said more than 30,000 of the existing 48,000 turbines are in places that government agencies or nonprofit organizations such as the ...

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WWII Spitfire Pilot Returns to the Skies

May 19, 2015 4:06 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A 92-year old World War II veteran took another flight in an iconic Supermarine Spitfire on May 7. Joy Lofthouse was a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary, responsible for flying planes to and from Royal Air Force and Royal Navy factories ...

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Navy Tests Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

May 19, 2015 2:40 pm | by PEO Carriers Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the aircraft carrier ...

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Festo Automation Aims for Smarter Robotics

May 19, 2015 2:35 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

On this robotics roundup, we see Festo angling to beat its Japanese competitors with "smart" robotics, programmable logic controllers, and more opportunities for growing and expanding robotic systems without making existing, valuable machinery obsolete ...

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Takata Air Bag Recall Doubles to Nearly 34 Million

May 19, 2015 2:31 pm | by Tom Krisher, Marcy Gordon, AP Writers | News | Comments

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history ...

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