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Charles Murray
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posted in July 2012

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Pepper Spray Catches Your Attacker on Video
7/31/2012  36 comments
Using a healthy dose of modern-day electronics, engineers have created a pepper spray gun that automatically measures, shoots, and stops attackers, even when used by novices.
Ski Goggles Display Speed, Capture Video
7/30/2012  15 comments
Skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers now have a real-time way of tracking their performance and capturing video, thanks to a new head-up display designed to fit inside a set of snow goggles.
Video: Intelligent Headlights Outsmart Snow & Rain
7/26/2012  45 comments
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have shown they can direct light between water droplets during snow or rain.
Comment:Re: Why? - Charles Murray-7/25/2012
Tin Whiskers Again Cited as Potential Problem for Toyotas
7/25/2012  55 comments
The debate over the role of tin whiskers in Toyota's unintended acceleration case has returned, and government administrators are expected to answer more questions on the subject this week.
9 Things Engineers Need to Know About Embedded Development
Electronics News 
7/24/2012  19 comments
We've collected the recommendations of consultants and vendors who know some of the pitfalls and can offer strategies for avoiding them.
Tesla's CEO: 'Half of Cars Will Be Electric in 15 Years'
Automotive News 
7/19/2012  81 comments
Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects half of cars to be electric in 15 years, despite the long odds against it.
How Would You Cope With High Gas Prices?
Automotive News 
7/17/2012  95 comments
Imagine if gas prices shot up to $5, $6, or even $7 a gallon. How would you respond? Would you buy a hybrid? An electric car?
Automakers Lay Foundation for Semi-Autonomous Driving
7/16/2012  38 comments
Concerns over distraction in the vehicle may be hastening the auto industry's move toward semi-autonomous driving.
Slideshow: Vending Machine Slings Pizza
7/13/2012  44 comments
A vending machine may soon be delivering pizza to a location near you.
Could Toyota Engineers Have Anticipated Floor Mat Issues?
7/12/2012  81 comments
Another recall of Toyota's vehicles has sparked debate over how far engineers should go in designing for misuse of products.
Big Battery Means Big Range, Cost for Tesla's Model S
Automotive News 
7/11/2012  39 comments
The recent introduction of Tesla Motors' Model S electric vehicle (EV) raises an important question: How is Tesla able to get a 300-mile range when other EVs are lingering around 100?
Slideshow: Electronics Beef Up Auto Safety
7/9/2012  19 comments
From airbags and vision systems to communications and safety cages, we present a few of the latest and greatest advances in auto safety.
Energy Storage Could Make Electric Trains More Efficient
7/5/2012  30 comments
Utility companies have long known how to capture the braking energy from electric trains, but they've usually found it difficult to get any large-scale benefits from such projects -- until now.
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Comment:Security - Charles Murray-7/3/2012
Video Over Fiber Gives Surgeons a Clearer Picture
Electronics News 
7/2/2012  13 comments
Surgeons who depend on video images in the operating room are about to get a big boost in picture resolution.

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