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2014-09-18 12:22:10

RICHMOND, BC, 18 September 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - In its investigation report (A13P0127) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a fatal mid-air collision between a Cessna 150 and a powered glider near Pemberton, British Columbia, was caused by the failure of the see-and-avoid principle as the sole means of collision avoidance. On 29 June 2013, a Cessna 150 was flying from Lillooet to Nanaimo, British Columbia, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger aboard...

How The Woodpecker Avoids Brain Injury Despite High-speed Impacts
2014-08-13 03:52:28

Science China Press Designing structures and devices that protect the body from shock and vibrations during high-velocity impacts is a universal challenge. Scientists and engineers focusing on this challenge might make advances by studying the unique morphology of the woodpecker, whose body functions as an excellent anti-shock structure. The woodpecker's brain can withstand repeated collisions and deceleration of 1200 g during rapid pecking. This anti-shock feature relates to the...

2014-07-30 16:21:07

INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES LEARN HOW EVOLVING TECHNOLOGIES AND FUEL-ECONOMY RULES WILL CHANGE COLLISION REPAIR REQUIREMENTS AND TECHNIQUES DETROIT, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Connected vehicles and tough new fuel-economy regulations rapidly are transforming the basic DNA of the world's cars and trucks, and that means collision-repair professionals soon will find their jobs much more demanding, requiring more know-how and entailing more complexity, according to auto industry leaders...

2014-07-24 23:01:48

Web-Based Application Delivers Enhanced User Productivity Features Richfield, OH (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 OEConnection LLC, the parts e-commerce technology leader for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, has launched a new version of the CollisionLink Shop application. New CollisionLink Shop provides access to OEM-quality part illustrations through catalog integration, ensuring all the correct parts needed for repair are ordered. Shops will also have a new and...

Exploring When Collisions With Robots Cause Injury: Study
2014-07-09 03:01:46

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in a study. Everybody has experienced this: You aren’t careful for just one moment and suddenly you run into the edge of a table. At first, it hurts. A little later, a bruise starts to appear. What falls into the category of “nothing bad, but aggravating” in...

New App Increases Efficiency, Accuracy In Reporting Wildlife-vehicle Collisions
2014-06-06 15:17:22

PLOS A new app used to report wildlife-vehicle collisions increased efficiency and accuracy when compared to manual methods, according to a study published June 4, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniel Olson from Utah State University and colleagues. Wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVC) endanger both humans and wildlife. Understanding when and where these collisions occur is essential to mitigating risks, but collecting this information requires an efficient and accurate...

No Real-World Solutions Met During Special Meeting On Space Debris
2014-05-12 08:34:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Humans have always been good at creating garbage. Just look around and you will find trash, junk and debris everywhere you go: landfills, waterways, city parks, neighborhood streets, forests and highways. While these are all hotbeds of man-made waste, one place in particular is increasingly becoming a huge threat to humanity – and all you have to do is look up. Space debris, or space junk, is a pressing problem for humanity both...

2014-03-20 23:03:27

The best auto body shop in the San Fernando Valley, Eric’s Collision Center, announces their brand new equipment upgrades and increased staff. San Fernando Valley, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Eric’s Collision Center is proud to announce their recent equipment upgrades and increase in staff to handle their increased demand for collision repairs in Eric’s Collision Center’s state of the art certified auto body shop. Their brand new paint booth is climate controlled to bake on the...

2014-01-29 20:20:19

S&L Motors Collision Center resolves variety of vehicle damages GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Automotive accidents and collisions can happen at the blink of an eye. Regardless of the circumstances, accidents can be incredibly devastating to both the driver and his or her vehicle. With winter in full swing across the Midwest, Green Bay drivers are experiencing spinouts and collisions that may result in extensive vehicle repair. Thankfully, the S&L Motors...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'