News tagged with wheels

Smart phones spot tired drivers

An electronic accelerometer of the kind found in most smart phones that let the device determine its orientation and respond to movement, could also be used to save lives on our roads, according to research ...

dateJun 30, 2015 in Engineering
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High-tech for huge, mobile ferris wheels

The world's largest transportable Ferris wheel is equipped with control and drive technology from Siemens. The 750-ton, 80-meter tall steel giant was built by the Munich-based company Maurer German Wheels ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Engineering
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Innate behavior determines how we steer our car

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have solved a 70 year old mystery in traffic research: an until now inexplicable jerkiness when we steer a vehicle. The discovery may lead to safety systems ...

dateJan 02, 2015 in Engineering
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Kepler proves it can still find planets

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the report of the Kepler spacecraft's death was greatly exaggerated. Despite a malfunction that ended its primary mission in May 2013, Kepler is still alive and working. The evidence ...

dateDec 18, 2014 in Astronomy
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