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Government finalizes rules requiring ‘quiet cars’ to emit alert sounds

The U.S. government on Monday finalized long-delayed rules that will require “quiet cars” like electric vehicles and hybrids to emit alert sounds at speeds of up to 18.6 mph to help prevent injuries among pedestrians, cyclists and the blind.

Is Nevada an industry leader in drones?

Local drone industry insiders say they are working to make Nevada the industry’s “global destination of choice” and consistently tout Nevada as an industry leader. But is it?

 
Samsung recalls 2.8M washing machines in U.S. over injury risk

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said on Friday it would recall about 2.8 million top-load washing machines in the United States following reports of injuries.

NV Energy says it used drones to inspect power lines

NV Energy, showing the potential for use of drones in dangerous work in the inspection industry, announced on Tuesday that it conducted its first power line inspection using drones from June 29-July 1.

Study: Zika causes infertility, lasting harm to male mice

A study of mice infected with Zika showed the virus caused lasting damage to key cells in the male reproductive system, U.S. researchers said on Monday.