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The blast that killed 5 Russian engineers was apparently caused by another failed test of Putin's doomsday missile

The blast that killed 5 Russian engineers was apparently caused by another failed test of Putin's doomsday missileRussia's account of a deadly explosion that rocked a missile test site last week has been changing. It looks to be part of testing a new missile.



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Five engineers arrested in Brazil over deadly dam collapse

Five engineers arrested in Brazil over deadly dam collapseFive engineers, including two working for a German company, were arrested in Brazil Tuesday as part of a probe into a deadly dam collapse last week at a mine in the country’s southeast, officials said. Three of the engineers work for Vale, the owner of the mine, and were directly involved in the process of the facility’s operating licenses, the prosecutors’ office in the state of Minas Gerais said. The other two worked for TUEV SUED, a German company that in September carried out the last safety inspection on the collapsed mine.



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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from two Houston-area dams: statement

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from two Houston-area dams: statementThe Corps of Engineers said it needs to release water now to prevent uncontrolled water flowing from the dams. Water is being released from the Addicks and Barker into Buffalo Bayou, the primary body of water running through Houston. “If we don’t begin releasing now, the volume of uncontrolled water around the dams will be higher and have a greater impact on the surrounding communities,” said Col. Lars Zetterstrom, Galveston District commander of the Corps.



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Ford’s Mustang is getting a ‘Good Neighbor Mode’ thanks to an engineer’s angry neighbors

Ford’s Mustang is getting a ‘Good Neighbor Mode’ thanks to an engineer’s angry neighbors

Unless you live in the middle of nowhere, you've likely experienced the unfiltered rage that comes with being disturbed by a particularly loud car or motorcycle passing by your home. It can be incredibly annoying, especially if it jolts you out of an otherwise pleasant slumber, but Ford thinks it has a solution, and it's all thanks to a little incident between a former Ford engineer and his ticked-off neighbors. 

The 2018 Ford Mustang will come with what is being casually referred to as "Good Neighbor Mode." Activated within the vehicle's dash menu system, the quiet mode seeks to mute much of the rumble of the exhaust pipes in an effort to keep your neighborhood from turning against you. It can be set manually or activated on a set schedule, automatically turning on or off depending on the time of day.

Steve von Forester is responsible for the neighborly new feature. He's the former head of vehicle engineering at Ford and now leads the team which designs and tweaks the overall user experience. Von Forester is also a Mustang owner with a V8 Shelby GT350, which had a habit of rustling his neighbors' feathers. After one particularly touchy situation in which one neighbor called 911 to complain about his loud exhaust, Von Forester came up with the idea for the quiet exhaust option.

Along with an overall calmer exhaust note, the newest Mustangs will also get a "Quiet Start" option, which will prevent the vehicle from roaring as the driver turns the key. These features should add up to an overall more suburb-friendly sports car, but that's only if Mustang owners actually decide to use them.



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Ford Engineers Are Falling Asleep While Monitoring Self-Driving Cars

Ford Engineers Are Falling Asleep While Monitoring Self-Driving CarsThe problem is so pervasive that Ford now plans to skip Level 3 autonomy altogether and aim straight for fully self-driving vehicles.



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