Sherri Carmody

Fuel cells may say goodbye to platinum catalysts
A nickel-tin catalyst may replace platinum in a low-temperature process for making hydrogen fuel from plants.
Software to streamline high-performance motorcycle design
think3 Inc., Pleasanton, Calif. (, will now provide mechanical design and product-data-management software to high-performance motorcycle manufacturer Buell Motorcycle, a Harley-Davidson Co., East Troy, Wis. (
Robot sales finally on the way up
North American robotics suppliers posted first quarter gains of 48%, the industry's best start since 1999.
Warning: U.S. manufacturing innovation is at risk
Intense global competition and the rising cost of doing business in the U.S. is threatening manufacturers, and our nation's standard of living.
Software identifies risks to power grids and dams
A family of security-assessment software tools developed at Sandia National Laboratory have earned an award this year for Excellence in Technology Transfer.
Not your ordinary antique show
If anything can be gathered from the recent 24th annual Antique Truck Show, it is that all sorts of people own antique trucks.
2003 Mazda MPV
Since their inception, minivans have been given a bad rap.
2003 Infiniti G35 sedan
To sit in the Infiniti G35, you would never guess the interior belonged to a sedan listing at $33,495.
Seeds of change
Champ Car drivers get a chance to reap what Cosworth Racing and Ford Motor Co. have sown.
Mercedes E-Class of 2003
The new-generation E-Class Mercedes, the E320 and E500, are slightly larger and heavier redesigns of a class introduced to North America in 1996.
2003 Ford Escape XLT
The 2003 Ford Escape XLT compact SUV has just the right amount of truck features but with carlike handling. Introduced in 2001, I was fortunate enough then to test the Escape. With the exception of a few minor aesthetic interior and exterior tweaks, not much has changed since 2001, and that's a good thing.
Color printers for the design lab
Solid-ink technology may make color output as common as laser prints.
2003 Suzuki Aerio SX
If you put a Mazda Protege 5 and a Ford Focus ZX5 in a blender, the result would be the Suzuki Aerio SX.
Wild horses
At the 2003 Detroit North American International Auto Show, horsepower was the trump card many automakers played to the hilt.
2003 Lincoln LS
Having had the good fortune to drive a Lincoln LS every year since its 2000 model debut, I looked forward to experiencing how Lincoln engineers had improved the 2003 version.
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