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Content posted in April 2008
Caterpillar Goes Electric
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4/28/2008  Post a comment
The company's new D7E tractor features the first all-electric drivetrain. Bulldozing may never be the same
Camera System Analyzes Driver Behavior
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Drivecam, Inc. is using Texas Instruments digital signal processors (DSP) to create video recordings of driver behavior
Gadget Freak Case #119: Take Control of Your Car’s Interior Lights
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4/28/2008  2 comments
Bill Bowden takes the mystery out of a new car's interior lights with his bright gadget
Engineering’s Terrorism Link?
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Report from Oxford University’s Dept. of Sociology examines whether engineers are more likely to join extreme Islamic groups
Autodesk Emphasizes Digital Prototyping for Inventor 2009
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4/7/2008  Post a comment
Company rolls out Inventor 2009, with enhancements that improve connections between manufacturing and design processes




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