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Engineering

Mimicking fish to create the ideal deep-sea submersible

More than 80% of the Earth's ocean has yet to be mapped. This is due, in part, to the challenges associated with deep-sea exploration, including intense pressure, zero visibility and extremely cold temperatures. As financial ...

Business

Tesla is planning to lay off 10% of its workers after dismal 1Q sales, multiple news outlets report

After reporting dismal first-quarter sales, Tesla is planning to lay off about a tenth of its workforce as it tries to cut costs, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Automotive

Aston Martin to make petrol cars 'for as long as allowed'

British luxury carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda will continue to produce traditional combustion-engine vehicles for as long as legally possible, its boss told UK media this week.

Software

Wake-up call: Reducing road accidents with customized driver alerts

EU researchers are coming up with advanced technologies to spot early signs of fatigue and erratic behavior in people behind the wheel.

Energy & Green Tech

Bumpy ride for electric cars in Europe

Electric cars are a key part of Europe's green transition plans but the road ahead remains littered with obstacles with 10 years to go before a crucial milestone.

Engineering

Engineering students convert old truck to an electrical vehicle

Four teams of Rice University engineering students converted a 1997 Chevy P30 delivery van into a fully electric vehicle in less than a year, using a combination of parts scavenged from out-of-use vehicles, custom-built elements ...

Engineering

New model better predicts our daily travel choices

An EPFL engineer has developed a forecasting model that factors in not just our commuting habits, but also our activities during the day. Her flexible approach incorporates the idea of trade-offs in order to deliver more ...

Energy & Green Tech

Boosting the durability of eco-friendly cars' power source

Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) stand at the forefront of clean energy solutions for vehicles, promising zero emissions, high efficiency, and minimal noise. Despite these advantages, the path to widespread adoption ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Can you get electrocuted by an electric vehicle?

Electric cars, scooters and bikes are everywhere. Are they safe? A Northeastern expert breaks down the safety of EV and lithium-ion batteries when they encounter water.

Consumer & Gadgets

Should you be concerned about flying on Boeing planes?

The American aerospace giant Boeing has been synonymous with safe air travel for decades. Since the 1990s, Boeing and its European competitor Airbus have dominated the market for large passenger jets.