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posted in May 2012
Dishwasher's Jammed Water Pump Blamed on Bug
Sherlock Ohms 
5/31/2012  46 comments
It was pieces of a broken glass, not a water bug, that jammed the water pump on the dishwasher.
Dryer's Heater Element Ran Red Hot
Made by Monkeys 
5/30/2012  30 comments
The Kenmore dryer worked fine, except the heating unit got stuck at red hot.
Sensor-Laden T-Shirt Sweats Workout Details
News 
5/29/2012  14 comments
A team of students at Northeastern University in Boston has combined medical and Web-based technologies to create an intelligent T-shirt that can dynamically track a person's activity level.
Monitor Goes Dark Over Cheap Components
Sherlock Ohms 
5/22/2012  43 comments
The monitor kept blanking out. A look inside revealed that cheap components had blown a decent product.
Boeing iPad App Chronicles Aviation Innovation
News 
5/15/2012  9 comments
Boeing has designed and released its own custom iPad application, leveraging Apple’s tablet device to show off decades of aerospace design to a new generation of tech-savvy mobile users.
Smart Meters Create Opportunity for Electronics Suppliers
Electronics News 
5/14/2012  29 comments
A dramatic increase in demand for smart meters is going to create a big growth opportunity for makers of embedded electronic products.
Video: Football Helmet Airbags Target Concussion Issues
News 
5/10/2012  44 comments
A startup company in Colorado wants to take the concept of the smart football helmet a step further by enabling it to pop open dozens of tiny airbags and cushion the blow of a hard hit to the head.
Slideshow: Smarter Cars Paving Road to Intelligent Highways
Electronics News 
5/8/2012  44 comments
Experts say that the intelligent highway will save more lives than seat belts, airbags, and electronic stability control. For sheer lifesaving capacity, nothing in the history of the auto industry will come close to it.




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