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Mercedes Recalls 30K Cars to Fix Rear Tail Lamp

March 24, 2015 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 30,000 CLS-Class cars in the U.S. because the LED tail lamps may not light properly on the sides. The recall covers certain 2015 CLS 400s, 2012 through 2015 CLS 550s, 2012 and 2013 CLS 63s and the ...


GM Recalls Chevy Malibus to Fix Sunroof Control Issue

March 24, 2015 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling nearly 92,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. The automaker says the sunroofs can close ...     


Heating Homes with Computer Servers

March 24, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dutch energy company is joining forces with a tech startup to harness computing power to heat homes. Eneco said Tuesday it is installing "e-Radiators" — computer servers that generate heat while crunching numbers ...                   


China's Manufacturing at Lowest in Nearly a Year

March 24, 2015 9:04 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's manufacturing fell to the lowest level in nearly a year as new orders shrank, according to a report Tuesday that underscored the weakening outlook for the world's second biggest economy. HSBC's preliminary manufacturing index ...


Jet Crashes in Alps, No Survivors Expected

March 24, 2015 9:02 am | by Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | News | Comments

A passenger jet carrying at 150 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams raced to the region, France's president warned that no ... 


Elegant 'Smartstone' Sends Non-Verbal Messages

March 23, 2015 4:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A non-verbal communication device that looks like a white river stone lets people create their own languages expressed in color and vibration...

Meet the Largest All-Electric Truck in Germany

March 23, 2015 3:24 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The largest commercial electric truck in Germany will be taking its quiet bulk to the road soon...


Plant Molecule Could Make Roads & Roofs 'Greener'

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions. It also could make them more environmentally friendly, according ...


Are Airships the Future of Aviation?

March 23, 2015 2:30 pm | by Marie Daniels, University of Lincoln, UK | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have completed a three year investigation into stratospheric passenger airships as part of a multi-national engineering project designed to provide a future sustainable air transport ...   


Using Unmanned Aircraft for Utility Inspections

March 23, 2015 2:24 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

The first Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route — with a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers' ...


Near Breakthrough for Thermoplastic Composites in the Automotive Industry

March 23, 2015 2:18 pm | by University of Twente | News | Comments

Researchers are on the verge of a breakthrough that will allow for the wide-scale use of thermoplastic composites in the automotive industry. These 'futuristic materials' are ultra-light, while being strong and rigid and also sustainable ...


Today in Engineering History: Manned Gemini 3 Launched

March 23, 2015 2:04 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1965, Gemini 3 launched from Complex 19 at Cape Canaveral. It was the first manned Earth-orbiting mission in NASA’s Gemini program. Astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and John Young piloted the spacecraft, with the aim ...


New Surgery Simulators Made by 3D Printing Pioneers

March 23, 2015 2:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Virtual reality training solutions may be able to provide surgeons with the next-best experience save actually operating on a patient. 3D Systems has released two new modules ...


Packing Peanuts Could Be a Technological Superfood

March 23, 2015 12:05 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Waste packing peanuts could soon be repurposed as high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at Purdue University have devised a system where the styrofoam morsels would be used to create ...   


Jeremy Rifkin Addresses the Third Industrial Revolution

March 23, 2015 11:58 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Economic theorist Jeremey Rifkin will provide a keynote address Thursday pertaining to what he believes is the beginning of a third industrial revolution. Rifkin’s address will take place at Germany’s “Energy Transition Dialogue” summit ...



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