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GM to Idle Chevy Volt Production Again
Automotive News 
8/30/2012  56 comments
General Motors says it will shut down the plant that builds the Chevy Volt for four weeks to match supply with demand and to accommodate its Impala production schedule.
Why Aren't Engineering Students Happier? Because It's Hard
STEM Connection 
8/29/2012  33 comments
The Princeton Review came out with its annual edition of "The Best 377 Colleges" last week, and engineering schools again did poorly in the area of student happiness.
Comment:Newtons - Charles Murray-8/28/2012
Breaking: 54.5 MPG Standard Finalized by Obama Administration
Automotive News 
8/28/2012  88 comments
The Obama Administration announced today that it has finalized a fuel economy standard that calls for automakers to meet a 54.5 mile-per-gallon average by the year 2025.
V2V Technology Gets Its First Big Test
News 
8/27/2012  14 comments
The US Department of Transportation launched the first big test of V2V and V2I technologies last week, equipping nearly 3,000 cars, trucks, and buses in Michigan with modules that might one day prevent up to 80 percent of the crashes on American roadways.
Comment:Re: Tesla? - Charles Murray-8/24/2012
54.5 MPG Comes With Trade-Offs
Automotive News 
8/24/2012  227 comments
The White House's goal of a 54.5 mile-per-gallon average fuel economy could inspire innovation, but it could also lead to safety and costs trade-offs.
Comment:Dual-core - Charles Murray-8/21/2012
LEDs Need Circuit Protection, Too
News 
8/20/2012  6 comments
Designers of LED-based systems may be glossing over one of the most important components, leaving their products susceptible to catastrophic failures, a circuit protection manufacturer said recently.
Slideshow: Microcars Provide a Glimpse of Yesterday's Fuel Efficiency
Automotive News 
8/17/2012  49 comments
Long before lawmakers tussled over corporate average fuel economies, auto companies produced tiny, fuel-efficient vehicles. "Petite Performance: Microcars," a new exhibit at the Studebaker National Museum, offers a look at some of them.
Circuit Protection Can't Be an Afterthought
Electronics News 
8/14/2012  11 comments
Time-challenged engineers need to start thinking about circuit protection at the beginning of a project, not the end.
Comment:Re: Want - Charles Murray-8/13/2012
Battery Makers Roll Out Grid Storage
Electronics News 
8/9/2012  29 comments
Intermittent power sources, such as wind and solar, will need a backup to balance utility supply against consumer demand.
Comment:Software - Charles Murray-8/8/2012
Slideshow: Top 12 Most Fuel-Efficient EVs & Plug-In Hybrids
Automotive News 
8/7/2012  36 comments
We collected 12 of the top fuel-efficient vehicles, as determined by the MPGe rating system. From battery-powered electrics to plug-in hybrids, we present some of the auto industry's best.
TI Chip Helps Calculate Human Body Composition
News 
8/6/2012  11 comments
Engineers have devised a way to transform the home bathroom scale into an advanced body composition system worthy of a health club or doctor's office.


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