Today's home refrigerators, brimming with whiz-bang features and high-tech components, have transformed from energy hogs to misers. Even more fascinating though is how they got there.
An engine designed by engineers at Sanderson Engine Development LLC, Upton, Mass., uses a U-joint that replaces the crankshaft and connecting rods.
Automakers read the tea leaves, crossed their fingers, and unveiled concept vehicles at Detroit's North American International Auto Show.
A hi-tech cocoon of communications, armor, and navigation gear will make tomorrow's infantryman more aware of what's happening on the battlefield -- and more lethal.
After a few crucial modifications, standard pickup trucks could soon be ferrying troops and equipment for the U.S. Army. And after four years of active duty, the slightly used war-horses could be sold to civilians.
Suspensions and hydraulic systems benefit from advances in elastomer technology.