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Reusable Rocket: In A First, Booster Returns Safely To Earth

November 24, 2015 | by Malcom Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.

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Report Anticipates Slower Manufacturing Growth, Improved Hiring

November 24, 2015 3:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Economists from the MAPI Foundation are less optimistic about U.S. manufacturing production over the next two years but believe that the sector will add more jobs than previously projected.


Obama Administration Floats South Carolina Wind Energy Projects

November 24, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration this week took an initial step toward developing offshore wind farms near the coast of South Carolina.


Why You Should Extend Your ITAM Visibility Into ITAD

November 24, 2015 11:11 am | by James Kilkelly | Articles | Comments

Implementing an IT asset disposal process is necessary to provide documented accountability that will verify that every asset is wiped clean — every step of the way.


U.S. Economy Grew In Third Quarter

November 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because of a less severe slowdown in businesses stockpiling.


Ford Stops Using Takata Airbag Inflators In Future Vehicles

November 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. will not be using airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. in future vehicles, another blow to the troubled Japanese parts supplier as the auto industry continues to shun its product.


Elon Musk Seeks To Expand Tesla’s Autonomous Driving Program

November 24, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk last week called for applicants interested in joining the electric car company's software team dedicated to self-driving technology.


United Auto Workers Stung By Tough Contract Talks

November 24, 2015 9:38 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers union started the year with a roar. It's ending with a grumble.


Obama Administration, Trade Group To Convene Smart Fabrics Conference

November 24, 2015 9:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration this week announced plans to hold a summit next spring to discuss the development of high-tech fabrics.


Ford Workers Narrowly Approve New Contract With UAW

November 24, 2015 9:29 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

​Ford workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, wrapping up five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers.


Manufacturing Minute: A New Approach To Airport Security

November 23, 2015 12:08 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, an automatic self-service security system to keep the lines moving. 


Six Steps For Establishing An Influential Data Governance Framework

November 23, 2015 12:01 pm | by Mike Hughes & Gordana Radmilovic | Articles | Comments

If manufacturers want to create a data-driven organization, they should consider these six steps to help jumpstart their data governance framework.


Pfizer, Allergan $160B Deal Forms World's Largest Drugmaker

November 23, 2015 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a $160 billion stock deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker.


IT Official Says Cyberattacks On Oil, Gas Operations Increasing

November 23, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A technology executive in the oil and natural gas industry said this week that cyberattacks on exploratory and drilling operations are on the rise.


EPA Says VW Cheating Software Is On More Vehicles

November 23, 2015 9:44 am | by Tom Krisher & Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automaker used software to cheat on pollution tests on more six-cylinder diesel vehicles than originally thought.


Report: Household Furnishings, Children's Products Top Consumer Product Recalls

November 23, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Recalls of household furnishings, children's products and clothing accounted for nearly two-thirds of all consumer product safety issues in the third quarter, according to a newly released report.


UAW Approves Contract With General Motors

November 23, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers union has approved its contract with General Motors Co. after addressing the objections of some workers.


Tesla Recalls Model S Over Seat Belt Defect

November 23, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tesla Motors on Friday issued a recall of its vaunted Model S sedan over a possible seat belt defect.


Ford Recalls 450K Midsize Cars For Possible Fuel Leak

November 23, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling nearly 452,000 midsize cars because the gas tanks potentially can leak fuel.


Manufacturing Minute: Rebirth Of Supersonic Air Travel

November 20, 2015 10:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

In this episode, a Nevada company plans to once again offer flights faster than the speed of sound. 


Engineering Newswire: DIY Railgun Fires At 27,000 Joules

November 20, 2015 10:52 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at redesigning the stethoscope, firing a DIY railgun and starting fires with drones.



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