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'Chrysler Should Recall Them All,' Says Safety Advocate

September 22, 2014 | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall. But a safety advocate says the recall doesn't cover enough models, contending the same ...

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Society of Women Engineers Awards More Than $3M to Date

September 23, 2014 1:18 pm | by Society of Women Engineers | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to encourage more women to pursue rewarding careers in engineering through a host of scholarship opportunities. With a single application, traditional and returning engineering students can make ...

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Artificial Intelligence That Imitates Children’s Learning

September 23, 2014 12:29 pm | by University of Gothenburg | Comments

The computer programmes used in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are highly specialized. They can for example fly airplanes, play chess or assemble cars in controlled industrial environments. However, a research team from ...  

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Future Flexible Electronics Based on Carbon Nanotubes

September 23, 2014 12:22 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have demonstrated a new method to improve the reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on carbon nanotubes (CNT), a semiconductor ...  

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Superfast Computers That Don't Overheat

September 23, 2014 11:04 am | by University of Utah | Comments

University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material - a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor - that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast calculations but don't ...  

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LEGO-Like Components Simplify Building 3D 'Labs-on-a-Chip'

September 23, 2014 10:57 am | by University of Southern California | Comments

Thanks to new LEGO-like components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, it is now possible to build a 3D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together small modules by hand. Microfluidic systems ...

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New Computer Model to Aid Greener, Leaner Aircraft Design

September 23, 2014 10:50 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) | Comments

A computer model that accurately predicts how composite materials behave when damaged will make it easier to design lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Innovative computer codes form the basis of a computer model that ...    

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Safely on the Road in Electric Cars

September 23, 2014 10:38 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | Comments

Efficient, subcompact vehicles with electric drives provide an excellent opportunity to push forward electromobility. However, traffic experts warn that the current safety standards of the L7E vehicle class ("quad class") are not sufficient ...

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New Material Challenges Graphene

September 23, 2014 10:30 am | by University of Southampton | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has developed a new way to fabricate a potential challenger to graphene. Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms in a honeycomb lattice ... 

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Polaris Announces Grand Opening of Manufacturing Facility

September 23, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Polaris Industries has announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. The 345,000-square-foot facility will be the first Polaris plant dedicated to manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles outside of North America ...

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Magnetized Fusion Technique Produces Significant Results

September 23, 2014 10:16 am | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have produced a significant output of fusion neutrons, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year. The experimental work is described in a paper to be published ... 

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State Celebrates Its First N-Type Solar Manufacturing Factory

September 23, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

At a ceremony this morning, Mission Solar Energy celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at Brooks City-Base. The factory, which is the only N-type solar cell and module manufacturing ... 

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License Plate Scanner Networks Capture Movements

September 23, 2014 10:04 am | by Tami Abdollah & Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | Comments

A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement ...

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2015 Superbowl to Be Played Under LED Lights

September 23, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ has installed high performance LED stadium lights from Ephesus Lighting, a company that provides LED lighting solutions for sports facilities. According to Amy Casper, CEO of the Syracuse-based ...

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Promising Chip for Tumor-Targeting Research

September 23, 2014 9:57 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | Comments

Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer. The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip ...

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Dragon Arrives at Space Station with 3D Printer

September 23, 2014 9:45 am | Comments

The International Space Station accepted another SpaceX shipment Tuesday, this one containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit. Two days after blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the SpaceX cargo ship, Dragon, arrived at ...

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