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Alternative Energy Powered Cars on a Roll at CES

January 9, 2014 7:28 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

While autonomous driving is a major theme at the International CES gadget show, cars that use futuristic sources of energy are potentially much closer on the horizon. Ford Motor Co. showed off a prototype solar hybrid car called the ...  


Driverless Cars Need Legal Framework

January 9, 2014 6:39 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The future of driving is right around the corner. Hydrogen- and solar-powered vehicles are on the streets. So are cars that can get you through stop-and-go traffic while you sit back and send texts from behind the wheel. Cars are even using ...


Engineering Newswire 72: Tiny $7,000 Car Gets 84 MPG

January 9, 2014 4:44 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re wearing augmented reality contact lenses, relating to an emotionally concise intelligence that “feels,” and driving a $7,000 car/tricycle hybrid thing. This episode features ...     


Relying on 3D Printing to Save Time, Money & the Environment

January 9, 2014 4:36 pm | by Lightning Hybrids | Articles | Comments

In a time when people are becoming more conscious of how their choices and behaviors affect the environment, the sight of a large delivery truck or city bus belching fumes can prompt some steely stares. Lightning Hybrids is on a mission ...


A Headless Chicken Leading the Blind

January 9, 2014 4:28 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

My wife coined the phrase, “headless chicken leading the blind,” last week. Her organization is experiencing a bit of a crisis and such is how she described the phenomenon. It’s common enough that we all feel familiar with it without any description ...

Carbon Potentiometers

January 9, 2014 4:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PIHER Sensors and Controls S.A. has launched a new line of carbon potentiometers with special stepped outputs for the PT10 and PT15 products. These constant voltage zones can be combined with PIHER's mechanical detents to ...

CompactPCI Serial Carrier Card

January 9, 2014 4:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Men Micro Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro has recently released the G204, a 3U CompactPCI Serial carrier card with an M-Module slot. A way to integrate flexible I/O, the M-Module slot provides users with the ability to interchange more than 30 I/O function ...

Low-Power Meter-on-a-Chip

January 9, 2014 4:13 pm | by PD&D Staff | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices has unveiled low-power meter-on-a-chip for a range of portable health applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, home/self-test health devices, and wearable vital signs monitors, including ...


Battery Development May Extend Range of Electric Cars

January 9, 2014 2:59 pm | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

It's known that electric vehicles could travel longer distances before needing to charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can just overcome a few technical hurdles. Now, a novel design for a ...


Motion Evaluation Tool Saves Patients X-Ray Radiation Exposure

January 9, 2014 2:43 pm | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Those have undergone extensive back surgery and need repeated X-rays to monitor their progress may soon have access to a new technology that skips the X-rays and repeated radiation exposure, opting instead for an innovative, noninvasive ...


Boeing Success Sparks Hiring at Spirit AeroSystems

January 9, 2014 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Demand for Boeing commercial jetliners is sparking more hiring of production workers at parts maker Spirit AeroSystems in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle ( ) reported Thursday that the company is looking for 200 more ... 


Aging Pipeline Leads to Deadly Oil Blast

January 9, 2014 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A November pipeline explosion in northern China that killed 62 people was caused by sparks from a jackhammer igniting oil that had leaked into the sewage system, revealing major vulnerabilities in China's aging pipeline network ...  


Organic Mega Flow Battery Promises Breakthrough for Renewable Energy

January 9, 2014 2:23 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar far more ...


19th Century Device Provides Clues to Nuclear Fusion Control

January 9, 2014 2:19 pm | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

A surprising effect created by a 19th century device called a Helmholz coil offers clues about how to achieve controlled nuclear fusion at Sandia National Laboratories' powerful Z machine. A Helmholz coil produces a magnetic field when electrified ...


High Costs of Research Made Worse by Funding Gap

January 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding problem ...



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