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Renovo Hypes Electric Supercar
Captain Hybrid 
8/28/2014  25 comments
A Silicon Valley company has made the biggest splash yet in the high-performance end of the electric car market, announcing an EV that zips from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and costs $529,000.
American Diesel Cars, Past & Present
Electronic News & Comment 
8/27/2014  39 comments
The diesel engine, long popular on European roads, is now piquing the interest of American automakers.
Could Diesels Be Poised for a US Comeback?
News 
8/25/2014  60 comments
After a long hiatus here, the diesel engine could be poised to grab a bigger share of the US car market in the next five years.
Slideshow: EV Makers Look to New Battery Chargers
Electronic News & Comment 
8/22/2014  37 comments
As more electric cars and plug-in hybrids hit the highways, the need for battery chargers is growing.
FPGAs Cut Subaru's Test Times
Electronic News & Comment 
8/15/2014  4 comments
If the design of Subaruís XV Crosstrek Hybrid car is any indication, we may now be seeing the next new wrinkle in the evolution of automotive test simulation.
Mouser, NI Team Up on Free Design Tool
Product News 
8/13/2014  3 comments
Mouser Electronics and National Instruments are teaming up to offer a free software tool aimed at simplifying the process of electronic circuit design.
Did Cold Weather Cause Boeing Battery Meltdown? Probably Not
Electronic News & Comment 
8/12/2014  14 comments
Despite recent news reports to the contrary, cold winter weather was probably no more than a minor contributor to the Boeing 787ís lithium-ion battery fires last year.
Video: Test Apparatus Uncovers the Flaws of Football Helmets
Electronic News & Comment 
8/7/2014  7 comments
Using sensors and a specialized test stand, engineers have discovered that the root causes of head trauma may lie in a complex pattern of forces that todayís football helmets arenít equipped to handle.
BMW Pushes for Broader EV Adoption With New Charger
Captain Hybrid 
8/5/2014  35 comments
Working with engineers at Bosch Automotive, BMW AG is rolling out a fast-charge system that could replenish the battery of its i3 electric car in just 30 minutes.
Accelerometer Combines High-Bandwidth, Three-Axis Performance
Product News 
8/4/2014  2 comments
Freescale Semiconductor is rolling out a high-bandwidth, three-axis accelerometer that could make it easier to monitor the health of industrial machinery.
Lithium-Ion Batteries to Provide Grid Support in Hawaii
Electronic News & Comment 
8/1/2014  11 comments
Lithium-ion batteries will soon back up the power grid on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, providing the stability to handle intermittent power fluctuations from renewable energy sources.
Study: Autonomous Cars Headed for Massive Sales by 2035
Electronic News & Comment 
7/30/2014  46 comments
Self-driving vehicle technology could grow rapidly over the next two decades, with nearly 95 million ďautonomous-capableĒ cars being sold annually around the world by 2035, a new study predicts.
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LG Chem Aims for Affordable, Long-Range Battery by 2017
News 
7/28/2014  31 comments
Battery maker LG Chem Power Inc. plans to offer a new cell chemistry that could serve as the foundation for an affordable electric car with a 200-mile driving range by 2017.
MCU Helps Keep Food Fresh During Shipping
Product News 
7/24/2014  7 comments
Texas Instruments is rolling out a new microcontroller that could make the design of sensor networks and data logging systems simpler and less costly.
20 Engineers From the World of Sports
Electronic News & Comment 
7/23/2014  38 comments
From pitchers and forwards to quarterbacks and defensemen, we offer a peek at some of the more memorable engineers in sports history.


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Engineers at the University of San Diegoís Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a personís sweat.
A Silicon Valley company has made the biggest splash yet in the high-performance end of the electric car market, announcing an EV that zips from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and costs $529,000.
The biggest robot swarm to date is made of 1,000 Kilobots, which can follow simple rules to autonomously assemble into predetermined shapes. Hardware and software are open-source.
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