US safety agency may expand GM air bag recall
U.S. safety regulators are checking to see if up to 400,000 General Motors cars should be added to two recalls for defective air bags.
A novel rotary actuator provides greater torque, accuracy, and speed.
Under the hood of the ribosome
(Phys.org) —We all know—generally speaking—how a car works: The gas pedal makes it go, the break pedal makes it stop, and the steering wheel determines its course. But pop open the hood and you'll find ...
First-of-its-kind forklift simulator could reduce injuries, deaths
Tactus Technologies has developed a first-of-its-kind virtual reality training program for forklift operators, a product that company officials expect will reduce work-related injuries and deaths.
NASA's Curiosity rover to be back online next week
NASA's Curiosity rover, which has been exploring Mars since it landed to much fanfare last August, should be running at full capacity next week, after a memory glitch set the robot back.
Researchers build robot rat to induce stress in lab animals (w/ Video)
Insect drives robot to track down smells (w/ video)
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.
Vibrating steering wheel may rescue driver from blinding glare
Carmakers let app developers drive innovation
Googling the nearest gas station, sending email from your smartphone, or booking a table at a restaurant: Those are all things you shouldn't do while driving. But so many drivers have grown accustomed to ...
Bluetooth-enabled bicycle has automatic gearbox
Airless wheels for mountain bikes may ditch patches and pumps (w/ Video)
Chaos theory helps to predict the outcome at the roulette table
At first glance, a roulette table looks like a jumble of numbers and a randomly hopping little white ball. But with a better understanding of physics and some general knowledge of the starting conditions, it ...
Bright object on Mars is likely plastic from rover
NASA says a small bright object detected on Mars is likely a piece of plastic from the Curiosity rover.
Smoother dashboard typefaces might enhance driver safety: 'Humanist' lettering style is easier for driver, study says
Typeface aficionados perceive major differences among fonts that look broadly similar to the rest of us. Now an MIT study suggests that when it comes to the typefaces used on auto dashboards, such differences ...