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A team of rocket scientists solved the mystery behind exploding air bags in the largest car recall ever

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A team of rocket scientists solved the mystery behind exploding air bags in the largest car recall ever

Since 2008, 28 million cars have been recalled in the United States because they contained airbags that could explode and hurl shrapnel into drivers during even minor fender benders. Ten deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the faulty airbags. Until a few weeks ago, neither the Japanese manufacturer of the airbags, Takata, nor government safety officials could pinpoint the root cause of the flaw, frustrating safety advocates and lawmakers. Takata airbags are still being installed in cars today, and more accidents have repeatedly forced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand the scope of the...

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