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Small Cars Fare Poorly In Crash Tests

July 30, 2014 9:29 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.                                     

Lawmakers Push For Airline Safety Devices

July 29, 2014 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two U.S. legislators are urging the government to study whether American passenger jets should...

GE's Big Bet On Goliath Engines

July 28, 2014 1:07 pm | by GEAviation | Videos | Comments

In 1990, Brian Rowe bet $2 billion on a revolutionary jet engine design that would go on to...

Samsung Postpones Launch Of Tizen

July 28, 2014 12:52 pm | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone...

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Engineering Newswire: Marines Unveil Amphibious Monster Vehicle

July 25, 2014 11:32 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at healing bones faster than ever, learning to curve bullets, and test-driving a half-scale amphibious tank.                               

FDA Reviewing What Might Become First Biosimilar Drug

July 25, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing research data on what could become the first U.S.-approved "biosimilar" drug, a cheaper, sort-of generic version of a biologic drug.                     

Microsoft CEO Sees 'Bold' Plan Moving Into Q4

July 23, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units would become profitable in 2016.     

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New Lightweight Metals Institute Headquarters Location Announced

July 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

The new $148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute announced in February by President Obama will locate in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, officials from the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced.

Amazon Fire Adds Spark To Smartphones

July 23, 2014 1:06 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Amazon's new Fire phone uses tweaks to the Android operating system and some innovative features to set it apart from smartphones from the likes of Apple and Samsung.                        

Are These Blueprints For Apple's Smartwatch?

July 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Apple was awarded a patent yesterday for an electronic smartwatch that is possibly named iTime.                                            

Ford: New F-150 Can Compete With Rivals

July 23, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight.                                           

Marines Show Off New Amphibious Vehicle

July 22, 2014 1:00 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The U.S. Marines recently tested out a prototype version of the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector in the waters off of Oahu, Hawaii. The new vehicle is expected to be the next generation of ship-to-shore transport for the U.S. Navy, and can carry a payload of almost 200 tons.

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Futuristic Products Coming Soon From Google

July 22, 2014 12:52 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Bridget Carey, senior editor for C-net.com, shows off Google products on the horizon. The tech giant will be introducing new phones, free wifi, self-driving cars and even contact lenses.                   

Design Will Be Central To Microsoft's Future

July 22, 2014 9:48 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is putting an emphasis on design excellence more than ever — to make its products more competitive with offerings from rivals Apple, Google, and Amazon and to prod its hardware making partners to dream up new, more innovative devices. 

A Desert Drive In The Porsche Macan

July 21, 2014 12:35 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

William Welch heads to Willow Springs Raceway to test drive the new Porsche Macan.                                                

Axed Nokia X Phones Suffered From Lack Of Identity

July 18, 2014 1:21 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Nokia X phones were devised to be a gateway to the company's pricier Lumia phones. The operating system that runs the phones was to blend the core technology found in Google's Android system with services and designs found in Microsoft's own Windows Phone system.

Engineering Newswire: Airbus Details Windowless Cockpit Of The Future

July 18, 2014 1:01 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at going autonomous with army caravans, seeing the world without any windows and 3D printing on the fly.                               

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Transforming Classic VW Beetles Into Electric Cars

July 18, 2014 12:52 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Zelectric is bringing vintage VW Bugs into the 21st century, turning the gas-fueled classics into modern day electric vehicles.                                   

Toyota Gambles On Fuel Cells

July 17, 2014 1:14 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Buoyed by its success with electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles, Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, an even cleaner technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction when oxygen in the air combines with hydrogen stored as fuel.

Hands-Free Armband Aims To Replace Computer Mouse

July 17, 2014 12:42 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

A Canadian startup, Thalmic Labs, have developed an armband that uses sensor to measure motion and electrical activity in arm muscles to translate into computer commands.                       

Daimler Launches New Version Of Smart Car

July 17, 2014 9:29 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Germany's Daimler AG unveiled a new version of its tiny, two-seat Smart model Wednesday in hopes the car won't just get admiring glances with its unusual design — but make a bigger contribution to profits as well.           

UAE Plans First Arab Spaceship To Mars

July 16, 2014 12:55 pm | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Arab Emirates, already home to the world's tallest tower, is now reaching for the stars, with plans to send the first Arab spaceship to Mars in 2021.                         

Novartis, Google To Develop 'Smart' Contact Lens

July 15, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss drug developer Novartis will team with technology giant Google to develop a "smart" contact lens that could improve some eye conditions or help diabetics manage their disease.                   

Mitsubishi Heavy, JX To Launch CO2 Capture Project In Texas

July 15, 2014 1:04 pm | News | Comments

JX Holdings Inc. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Tuesday they will launch a carbon dioxide capture project in Texas to boost production at an oil field.                         

Japan's Robot Revolution

July 15, 2014 12:28 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Japan is leading the robot revolution with realistic androids and humanoids that can help care for aging parents, console individuals after a stressful day or even watch over kids.                    

Airbus Has A New Focus

July 15, 2014 12:23 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Airbus is revamping its A330 model to reduce fuel consumption and take on the Dreamliner.                                              

Dodge's Supercharged Challenger

July 14, 2014 12:01 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Dodge Challenger SRT with an optional Hellcat V8 supercharged engine will have 707 horsepower, most of any factory produced cars. Bragging rights included.                           

Intel Creates Group Aimed At Setting Standards

July 14, 2014 11:55 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Intel announced it's established a new group focused on setting the standard for the "Internet of Things," which will compete with an alliance already created by Qualcomm. The group aims to establish how household items will connect to each other.

Inventor Pushing Solar Panels For Roads, Highways

July 14, 2014 9:37 am | by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | News | Comments

While the idea may sound outlandish to some, it has already got $850,000 in seed money from the federal government, raised more than $2 million on a crowd-funding website and received celebrity praise.              

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