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The Latest List of Cars Involved in Air Bag Recalls

November 20, 2014 3:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NHTSA urges owners to use their vehicle identification number on manufacturer sites to see if vehicles are have been recalled by the manufacturer. Here's the latest list of models covered by multiple Takata-related recalls ...   

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Hearing Draws Apology, Admission in Air Bag Mess

November 20, 2014 3:02 pm | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The global quality chief of Takata Corp. apologized and an official from Honda acknowledged the automaker broke a disclosure law as a Senate committee put the spotlight on a growing problem with exploding air bags ...     

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ON Semiconductor Unveils New Class of CCD Image Sensors

November 20, 2014 2:26 pm | by PD&D Staff | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced a new class of CCD image sensor technology. Combining ON Semiconductor’s Interline Transfer (IT) CCD pixel design with a newly developed electron multiplication (EM) output structure, the new technology enables ...

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A 3D, Talking Map for the Blind Provides Further Independence

November 20, 2014 12:06 pm | by Charlotte Hsu, University at Buffalo | News | Comments

These maps are made for talking. And touching. And they're beautiful, too. Touch-responsive maps bring interactive wayfinding to a new level, providing independence to the visually impaired. In partnership with Touch Graphics, developers at ...

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New Tech Could 'Light Up' Cancer Cells During Surgery

November 20, 2014 11:55 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

On Target Laboratories LLC and Purdue University are clinically investigating optical imaging technology that could "light up" cancer cells and help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than previously possible during surgical procedures ... 

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Teaching Self-Driving Cars Ethics of the Road

November 20, 2014 11:23 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot? Slam the brakes and brace for head-on impact? Drivers make split-second ...

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Engineering Newswire 117: Electric Scooter Unfolds in a Second

November 20, 2014 11:18 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re searching the sea with robotic ocean gliders, unfolding an electric scooter in a single second, and shielding our eyes from blinding headlights ...          

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Electric Car Challenge Sparks Students' STEM Interest

November 20, 2014 11:17 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Aspiring automotive engineers from 27 middle schools across New Mexico will compete in the New Mexico Electric Car Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Highland High School gymnasium in Albuquerque ...  

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Soldiers of the Future Will Generate Their Own Power

November 20, 2014 10:54 am | by Jeff Sisto, NSRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

Wearable technologies may provide U.S. soldiers with on-the-move, portable energy and reduce the weight of gear they carry into combat. Researchers at the Natick soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) are ...  

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Photos of the Day: Energy-Harvesting Tech for Soldiers

November 20, 2014 10:54 am | by Jeff Sisto, NSRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

A soldier conducts dismounted maneuvers wearing Lightning Pack's Rucksack Harvester, Bionic Power's Knee Harvester, and MC-10's photovoltaic Solar Panel Harvester during an energy-harvesting technology demonstration held at ...   

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Army Develops Pocket-Sized Aerial Surveillance Device

November 20, 2014 10:24 am | by Jeffrey Sisto, NSRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are developing technologies for a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments ...

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Radiation Monitors Tested on Space Station to Fly on Orion

November 20, 2014 10:15 am | by University of Houston | News | Comments

Already tested on the International Space Station (ISS), six radiation detectors developed by a team from the University of Houston physics department and their NASA colleagues have paved the way for two new devices to fly on ...   

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Grade Schools Use the Arts to Improve Science Education

November 20, 2014 10:07 am | by UC Irvine | News | Comments

Through an innovative new program developed at UC Irvine, the arts and the sciences – which often occupy opposite ends of the grammar school curriculum – are being integrated to help young students better grasp the basics of Earth, life and ...

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Green Solutions for Highway Snow & Ice Control

November 20, 2014 9:42 am | by Washington State University | News | Comments

Ice-free pavement. "Smart snowplows." Vegetable juice ice-melt. Cold-climate researchers at Washington State University are clearing the road with green alternatives to the salt, sand and chemicals typically used for highway snow ...  

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A Path to Brighter Images & More Efficient LCD Displays

November 20, 2014 9:35 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have developed a polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light ...   

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