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Nike offers partial refund to end FuelBand lawsuit

Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how ...

dateJul 28, 2015 in Business
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Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs

CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.

dateJul 31, 2015 in Business
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Cutting costs in aircraft turbine production

Compressor disks for aircraft turbines are milled from a single piece of material. During processing, the blades begin to vibrate. Now, a novel clamping system boosts vibration absorption for the blades by more than 400 times, ...

date7 hours ago in Engineering
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A flexible solution for secure IT in cars

Today, almost everything in your car is managed by an electronic control unit (ECU). The problem is that these minicomputers are increasingly coming under attack. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a platform that ...

date6 hours ago in Security
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Heating with the sun

Solar-Active-Houses heat themselves using heat collectors and water tanks. However, no one had conducted an objective assessment of how efficiently they do so. Fraunhofer researchers put some of these solar houses to the ...

date6 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
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Smart driver seat that responds to gestures

A multitude of professional drivers suffer from back problems. One cause: driver seats that are inadequately adjusted to each driver's ergonomic needs. Fraunhofer's researchers, in joint collaboration with Isringhausen GmbH ...

date6 hours ago in Engineering
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