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Facts About Air Bags Involved in GM Recalls

May 14, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors' recall of 2.6 million small cars is a reminder that air bags may not always deploy when drivers expect them to. Here's what we've learned about the air bags in the recalled cars, and what federal regulators are still trying to learn ...

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Chrysler Dedicates Indiana Transmission Plant

May 14, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler's Tipton Transmission Plant, a sprawling factory seven years in the making, was dedicated Tuesday during an event that celebrated the promise of 850 jobs. "Finally!" Tipton Mayor Don Havens exclaimed, summing up ...    

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Drivers Beware: Your Air Bag May Not Deploy

May 14, 2014 9:31 am | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Here's an unsettling fact about cars equipped with air bags: They don't always deploy when drivers — or regulators — expect them to. Thirteen people have died in crashes involving older GM cars with ...       

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Samsung Apologizes to Sickened Chip Workers

May 14, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia ...

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Pilot of Vintage WWII Plane Crashed During 2nd Stunt Attempt

May 14, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The pilot of a vintage biplane who died at a Northern California air show was making his second attempt at an upside-down stunt 20 feet off the ground when he crashed, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Monday ...

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3 Astronauts Return to Earth

May 14, 2014 9:11 am | by Dmitry Lovetsky, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts who had spent a half-year aboard the International Space Station landed Wednesday in the steppes of Kazakhstan. The landing occurred on schedule with the ...     

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NASA Downplays Russian's Talk on Space Cooperation

May 14, 2014 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA is downplaying a Russian official's statements about an earlier end to cooperation on the International Space Station because of U.S. sanctions on Moscow. Russia deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin said ...      

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Malaysia PM Calls for Real-Time Tracking of Planes

May 14, 2014 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called for real-time tracking of planes and improving their communication system to prevent a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370. He said the government has done its best but ...

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Ethernet Switches for Harsh Environments

May 13, 2014 5:17 pm | by PD&D Staff | Harting, Inc. Of North America | Product Releases | Comments

Optimized and designed for jobs in harsh industrial environments, the new Ha-VIS eCon Ethernet Switches from HARTING enable the expansion of existing network infrastructures, as well as the development of new ...

Discrete Wire-to-Board Connectors & Terminal Blocks

May 13, 2014 5:13 pm | by PD&D Staff | Harting, Inc. Of North America | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING (Elgin, IL) has unveiled its new har-flexicon series of discrete wire-to-board connectors and terminal blocks that deliver PCB performance and density with robust connectivity. The har-flexicon surface mount termination ...

Wisdom from the Design Journey

May 13, 2014 4:24 pm | by Eddie Shearer, HSI Sensing | Blogs | Comments

In my years of work with product design at HSI Sensing I have been involved with many projects that went very smoothly and also several that did not. Is there a key characteristic that largely determines on which side of that fence a new project ...

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GKS Assures Accessory Fit on Tricked-Out ATV

May 13, 2014 4:08 pm | by GKS Services Corp. | Articles | Comments

The company designed and manufactured a prototype snow blade for the Yamaha Grizzly ATV. Previously, to mount it they had measured the mounting locations by hand. However, they oftentimes found that the ...       

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Robotic Research Sub Lost to the Depths

May 13, 2014 1:42 pm | by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | News | Comments

Nereus was built in 2008 by the Deep Submergence Lab at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with primary funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation to descend to the deepest parts of the ocean and to ...     

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Photo of the Day: Mars on Earth

May 13, 2014 1:37 pm | by ESA | News | Comments

Testing equipment, procedures and even human resilience for future missions to faraway planets requires inventiveness. Volunteer astronauts can spend time in hyperbaric chambers, rollercoaster aircraft, an isolated base in Antarctica, caves, a ...

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Teen Invents, Sells Medical Devices

May 13, 2014 1:35 pm | by Amy Nile, The Daily Herald | News | Comments

He isn't old enough to drive, but a Snohomish entrepreneur already is gaining national attention for his inventions. Suman Mulumudi, 15, showed off the digital stethoscope he invented on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" last Thursday. Mulumudi, a freshman at Lakeside School in Seattle, is ...

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