NASA has developed an artificially intelligent robot astronaut that is expected to be sent into space in December. R2, as it is named, will join and work alongside a crew of astronauts as they travel to the United States space station. He is currently in the midst of "training," and he'll soon be ready for his first mission.
Learn how leading B2B manufacturers are accelerating sales cycles by taking the steps to integrate disparate data, improve quote accuracy, and increase customer response time. by Dana Henriksen, FPX, LLC During the last 20 years, B2B manufacturers have invested heavily in applications designed to improve the prospect-to-revenue business process which includes functions such as lead generation, contact and account management, opportunity management, contracts, financing, and order entry.
It is difficult to automate the loading of bottles into transparent cartons because of the need to orient the bottles so that the right part of the label is visible. In the past, a major beverage producer had 15 people dedicated to the task of manually orienting the bottles.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator on Tuesday said it would allow BlackBerry messaging services to continue in the kingdom, citing "positive developments" with the device's Canadian manufacturer. The Communications and Information Technology Commission's announcement staves off, at least for now, a potential ban of Research in Motion Ltd.
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — An Apple Inc. executive whose responsibilities include iPhone hardware is leaving the company in the wake of antenna problems with the newest version of the smart phone. Apple was forced to offer a free fix after consumers complained and numerous media outlets reported a problem with dropped calls.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Whatever Mark Hurd did that cost him his job as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest technology company, it wasn't enough to cost him a payday that could top $40 million. Meanwhile, with little still known about why an actress and HP contractor threatened Hurd with a sexual-harassment lawsuit, stockholders took a $9 billion hit Monday, and HP's 300,000 workers were left to wonder about its future.
NEW YORK (AP) — The dollar gained Tuesday as investors pared back bets that the Federal Reserve would announce new measures to keep the economic recovery going. The Fed is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon that it hold interest rates near record lows near zero to stimulate economic activity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labeled antibusiness by Republicans and some corporate chiefs, President Barack Obama mounted a campaign to show he wasn't. But his charm offensive has hit a rocky patch. Business leaders gripe about burdensome new financial and health care regulations, what they see as unfriendly tax policies and vast government spending.
TOKYO (AP) — After prodding from the Japanese government, Apple Inc. will post prominent notices on its website warning that some older iPod Nano music players may overheat. Sixty-one cases of batteries overheating have been reported in first-generation iPod Nano machines sold in 2005 and 2006, according to Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
tyle="float: right; margin-left: 9px; width: 0px;"> by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Mfg. Business Tech. “Looking for skilled, low-cost labor?” asks CNN. “Forget about India and China. How about Jonesboro, Ark.?” Interestingly enough, this is no rhetoric.
Editorial by Carrie Ellis, Editor, Chem Info Magazine Imagine you’re at sea aboard a chemical tanker. You see a rogue ship off in the distance. You realize that there may be a threat of hijacking, as you know these waters have been rife with pirates recently. Are you prepared? How have you protected others onboard, not to mention the potentially dangerous contents in the hull? Along with this scenario, and other national terrorism scares like 9/11, came the advent of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), which breed more responsibility, documentation, and stringent requirements for both the storage and transport of approximately 322 chemicals of interest.
By Patrick Michel, Vice President, DELMIA Solutions & Marketing, Dassault Systemes It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and that a movie is worth a thousand pictures, but what is less often realized is the fact that pictures and moving images are not bound by language barriers at all.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's foreign minister said the country has no plans to follow its Persian Gulf neighbors in banning some BlackBerry services because security fears do not outweigh the technological benefits. His comments Sunday come as device maker Research in Motion Ltd.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation isn't creating nearly enough jobs to reduce persistently high unemployment. For the third straight month, the private sector hired cautiously in July. And those meager gains in the job market were nearly wiped out by tens of thousands of cuts at all levels of government.
Criminologists call it murder by proxy — rampages by employees who go after their boss, supervisors and even co-workers they link to the source of their outrage. The message is: Look who's doing the firing now. These eruptions of workplace violence often occur in similarly brutal ways.