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Apple Reportedly Poaching Talent for Electric Car Project

March 2, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digial Reporter | News | Comments

Reports in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere that Apple is working on a secret electric car project initially prompted skepticism from the auto industry. Now, it's also triggered allegations of talent-poaching by rival tech companies ...

Modeling Tires Realistically with Virtual Vehicle Testing

March 2, 2015 9:52 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Manufacturers conduct virtual tests on vehicle designs long before the first car rolls off the assembly line. Simulation of the tires has remained a challenge, however. The software tool “CDTire/3D” from Fraunhofer researchers now models ...

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Photos of the Day: Volvo Unveils V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition

March 2, 2015 9:52 am | by Volvo Cars Group | News | Comments

The V60 D5 Twin Engine will deliver 120 kW via the combustion engine and about 50 kW from its 11.2 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack using the same proven configuration used in the V60 D6 Twin Engine ...

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High-Precision Radar for the Steel Industry

March 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction. Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel. New radar from Fraunhofer researchers measures the ...

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Next Google Maps Adventure: Soaring Through Amazon Jungle

March 2, 2015 9:44 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely used ...

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No Plane, Many Discoveries in Yearlong Search for Flight 370

March 2, 2015 9:41 am | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including ...

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Panorama Tech Developed for Your Tablet

March 2, 2015 9:40 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Most people are familiar with the fictional world of “Star Trek,” in which the characters can use a holodeck to create and interact with virtual worlds. It is possible to recreate a similar effect in the real world using 360-degree ...  

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First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites Send On-Orbit Signals

March 2, 2015 9:33 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

Two Boeing 702SP (small platform) satellites, the first all-electric propulsion satellites to launch, have sent initial signals from space, marking the first step toward ABS, based in Bermuda, and Eutelsat, based in Paris, being able to ...

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High Time for Satellite Tracking of All International Flights

March 2, 2015 9:26 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

This coming March 8 will mark one year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing somewhere over the Indian Ocean. The wreckage has never been found, although communications experts ...

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Power Vest Lightens Burden of Demanding Jobs

March 2, 2015 9:21 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Each year millions of people within the EU injure themselves in the course of their work due to picking up heavy loads or from one-sided movements – ending up with serious health issues. Together with the industry, Fraunhofer researchers ...

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New Plane Tracking to Be Tested after Malaysia Jet Mystery

March 2, 2015 9:18 am | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said ...

5 Major Themes to Expect at Geneva Auto Show

March 2, 2015 9:15 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life ...

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School Bus Filtration System Reduces Pollutants By 88%

March 2, 2015 9:12 am | by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences | News | Comments

An on-board air filtration system developed specifically for school buses reduces exposure to vehicular pollutants by up to 88 percent, according to a study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The high-efficiency ...

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NXP, Freescale Semiconductor Merge into a $40B Company

March 2, 2015 9:11 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry ...

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3D Printing Tech to Deliver Higher-Quality, Personalized Care

March 2, 2015 9:06 am | by Society of Interventional Radiology | News | Comments

3D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs, with clinicians having the ability to construct devices to a specific size and shape. That's according to a study ...

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