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SQUID Technology Makes High-Speed Car Chases Obsolete
2013-03-05 08:45:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2010, Martin Martinez and the Engineering Science Corporation (ESC) began showing off the first iteration of a product meant to help law enforcement safely and quickly stop a fleeing vehicle, particularly at border crossings. It was called SQUID — Safe, Quick, Undercarriage Immobilization Device — and worked better than the traditional spike strip by stopping the spinning drives of a car, like the axel, rather than...

2012-12-18 11:33:36

Comparing favorably with other diagnostic tools The presence of pain when traveling over speed bumps is associated with an increased likelihood of acute appendicitis, among patients coming into hospital with abdominal pain, finds a study in the BMJ Christmas issue and published online today. Clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis can be difficult and yet it is the most common surgical abdominal emergency. There is no specific clinical diagnostic test for appendicitis, and removing a...


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