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Comment:LaneWatch - Charles Murray-3/29/2013
Lithium-Ion Batteries Overheated in Mitsubishi Vehicles
News 
3/28/2013  44 comments
In yet another setback for lithium-ion battery technology, Mitsubishi Motors has acknowledged that it recently had a fire and an overheating incident involving the high-energy batteries.
Boeing Should Never Say Never
Electronics News 
3/20/2013  49 comments
Boeing's insistence that its new 787 battery design eliminates the possibility of fire may pacify the average consumer, but it hasn't made engineers happy.
Smart Basketball Analyzes Shooting, Dribbling
Electronics News 
3/19/2013  32 comments
InfoMotion Sports Technologies' 94Fifty can measure the arc and backspin on a shot, or the speed and force of a player’s dribbling.
Slideshow: Volkswagen to Build World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car
Automotive News 
3/18/2013  56 comments
Volkswagen AG is planning to roll out a production car that will combine a plug-in hybrid powertrain with low weight and an aerodynamic shape to reportedly achieve a startling fuel efficiency rating of 261 mpg.
Comment:Re: VIDEO - Charles Murray-3/15/2013
Boeing: New Enclosure 'Keeps Us From Ever Having a Fire'
News 
3/15/2013  49 comments
The Boeing Co. took the issue of 787 battery fires head-on last night, definitively declaring that with pending modifications to its lithium-ion battery packs, a “fire can’t begin, develop, or be sustained.”
Comment:Autodesk - Charles Murray-3/13/2013
Slideshow: Boeing Underestimated Possibility of Battery Fire
News 
3/13/2013  24 comments
Boeing engineers and federal regulators appear to have vastly underestimated the possibility of a lithium-ion battery fire before the 787 Dreamliner's certification.
Comment:Re: Not... - Charles Murray-3/12/2013
Comment:Re: idea - Charles Murray-3/11/2013
Slideshow: Automakers Roll Out Dream Cars
Features 
3/11/2013  57 comments
Nevermind all the talk of fuel efficiency mandates. Judging by product rollouts at recent auto shows, some consumers still want racy, stylish cars.
Slideshow: 'Boeing Battery Needs Liquid Cooling'
News 
3/8/2013  35 comments
With the root cause of the Boeing 787 battery fire still unclear, one leading battery expert suggested this week that the need for an active cooling system on Dreamliners is even more important.
Comment:Re: Wow - Charles Murray-3/7/2013
'Internet Snacking' Coming to GM Vehicles
Electronics News 
3/6/2013  53 comments
In the auto industry's biggest move yet to build connected cars, General Motors plans to install 4G data modems on millions of its future vehicles, enabling them to serve as Internet hotspots.
Video: BallCam Puts Football Fans on the Field
Electronics News 
3/5/2013  32 comments
Football fans are about to get the ultimate view of their favorite sport, thanks to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.


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