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Mitsubishi Motors Recalling Over 24K Vehicles

April 10, 2014 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors said Thursday it is recalling a total of 24,309 minivehicles produced between last May and January due to possible engine stalling during idling or low speeds. The eK and DAYZ wagon models were ...     

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Artificial Cooling A Tricky Topic for Climate Panel

April 10, 2014 1:05 pm | by Karl Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space. Called geoengineering, it's considered mad science by opponents. Supporters say it would be ...

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A New Paradigm for 'Unconventional Superconductors'

April 10, 2014 12:55 pm | by Peter Abbamonte, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP) in the extensively studied “unconventional superconductor” TiSe2, finding that it does not reside as predicted within ...

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NASA Partners to Test Alternative Fuels

April 10, 2014 11:21 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning ...

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Tesla Questions Lemon Law King

April 10, 2014 10:46 am | by Todd Richmond, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors officials questioned Wisconsin's self-proclaimed lemon law king's motivations in suing over a Milwaukee-area doctor's electric car, saying the company did all it could to fix the car and suggesting ...      

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New ‘Switch’ Could Power Quantum Computing

April 10, 2014 10:37 am | by Peter Dizikes, MIT | News | Comments

Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, researchers at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new method for connecting particles — one that could help in the development of powerful quantum computing systems. The new technique ...

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Physicist Wins $1.3M Prize for Data Storage

April 10, 2014 10:20 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin. Parkin won the 1 million-euro ($1.3 million) Millennium Technology Prize ...    

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Head Of German NSA Inquiry Quits Over Snowden Row

April 10, 2014 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of a German parliamentary inquiry into surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency has resigned, citing tensions over whether to seek testimony from NSA leaker Edward Snowden. All four parties in Germany's lower house, the Bundestag, agreed ...

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Engineering Newswire 85: Disposable Drones Printed for Cheap Spying

April 10, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re turning seawater into fuel, making disposable drones, and taking a look at a Bionic Kangaroo …                   

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Photos of the Day: Bionic Kangaroo Hops Around

April 10, 2014 9:38 am | by Festo | News | Comments

A development team from Festo’s Bionic Learning Network spent two years recreating the jumping behaviour of the natural kangaroo as closely as possible and learning from it. The BionicKangaroo now demonstrates exactly what distinguishes ...

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NASA Robots Showcased at 'Robot Block Party'

April 10, 2014 9:36 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The K-Rex is equipped with stereo cameras, a compass, a device to measure the incline of the terrain, differential GPS, an odometer, two inertial measurement units to provide attitude and velocity data for navigation and control, and a ...

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NASA's Latest High Tech Exploration Tool

April 10, 2014 9:29 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will be flying a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space this June from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. The LDSD crosscutting ...

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Possible 5th Underwater Signal Heard in Jet Search

April 10, 2014 9:23 am | by Kristen Gelineau & Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Australian aircraft Thursday detected what may be the fifth signal coming from a man-made device deep in the Indian Ocean, adding to hopes that searchers will soon pinpoint the object's location and send down a robotic vehicle to confirm if ...

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GM Puts 2 Engineers On Leave in Recall Case

April 10, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has put two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company took more than a decade to recall millions of small cars for an ignition switch problem. The company says in a statement Thursday that the ...

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Apollo 11 Checklist, Spacesuit Sold at Auction

April 10, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Apollo 11 lunar surface checklist sheet was among the coveted items sold at a New York City auction of space exploration artifacts. The checklist contained annotations by astronaut Buzz Aldrin while he was on the moon. It sold for more than ...

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