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Survey: Auto Industry Slow To Embrace Recall Analytics

September 2, 2015 10:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released survey by Deloitte suggests that automakers aren't taking advantage of all the tools at their disposal to anticipate and manage safety problems.

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Protein Could Create Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt As Fast

September 2, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Scottish researchers believe that a protein found in some Asian foods could eventually produce ice cream that melts much more slowly.

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California Forest Helps Offset Volkswagen Emissions

September 2, 2015 10:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Volkswagen is relying on a privately managed forest in California to help offset its contributions to greenhouse gas emissions.

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India SUV Maker Rides Into U.S. Market ... On A Scooter

September 2, 2015 10:10 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four.

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Ford, FCA August Sales Defy Projections

September 2, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

U.S. automakers bucked analysts' expectations of lower August sales according to data released on Tuesday.

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Polymer Developed From Squid Teeth Heals Itself With Water

September 2, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Teeth located on the tentacles of squid could one day provide an easier way to fix medical implants or undersea cables.

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Report: Manufacturing Mergers Remain Active In First Quarter

September 2, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Mergers in the manufacturing and distribution industries are off 2014's pace but remain high relative to recent years, according to a new report.

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Manufacturing Minute: Boeing's Drone-Killing Laser

September 1, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

In this episode, a laser cannon that kills drones, MIT's latest 3D printing breakthrough and Fiat Chrysler's renewed appeals to GM.

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Cannabis: America’s Fastest Growing Industry

September 1, 2015 11:49 am | by Forbes | Videos | Comments

Investors gather to hear pitches from cannabis-related companies seeking funding. Despite regulatory roadblocks, attendees maintain conviction that this is "the next great American industry." 

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Apple And Cisco Team Up To Improve Corporate Networks

September 1, 2015 11:44 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Rowan Trollope, senior vice president of Cisco's Collaboration Technology Group, discusses the company's partnership with Apple.

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Manufacturers Push Expansion To Pursue Growth In 2015

September 1, 2015 11:34 am | by Alastair Borthwick | Articles | Comments

As we think about the remainder of 2015, manufacturers are looking at domestic expansion and growth opportunities to finish the year strong.

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Google Tries To Woo iPhone Owners With Android Watch App

September 1, 2015 10:25 am | by Michael, Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.

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U.S. Fines Triumph Motorcycles Up To $2.9M

September 1, 2015 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government has fined Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9 million for violating safety reporting requirements.

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New LED Material Could Dramatically Lower Production Costs

September 1, 2015 10:09 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Florida State University engineer believes that a newly developed LED material could revolutionize lighting.

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U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Drop In August

September 1, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales rose 2 percent in August thanks to strong demand for Jeep SUVs.

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NASA Prepares For Mars With Year-Long Simulation In Hawaii

September 1, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Six members of a NASA team recently began the agency's longest-ever simulation of a mission to Mars.

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Report: Natural Gas Operations Could Release Harmful Chemicals

September 1, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Millions of Americans could be exposed to potentially harmful chemicals released by nearby natural gas wells, according to a recent study by University of Missouri researchers.

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Jeep Recalling Cherokee SUVs For Wiper Defect

September 1, 2015 9:38 am | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 206,668 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because the windshield wipers can stop working unexpectedly.

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Scientists Develop Magic Glass To Chill Homes

August 31, 2015 12:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

A research team at the University of Texas at Austin is developing a new type of smart glass that can selectively block out light and heat-producing infrared rays to cool down homes in the summer.

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Amazon: What's The Future After R&D Cutback?

August 31, 2015 12:19 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Amazon laid off dozens of engineers who worked at its Lab126 unit and scaled back on several ambitious projects. What's behind CEO Jeff Bezos's move and what consumer product projects are still in development?

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