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Engineering Newswire: Mercedes Shape-Shifts At High Speeds

September 25, 2015 10:54 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at launching 50 drones into the sky and shape-shifting with Mercedes new concept car.


Workplace Safety In A Digital Age

September 25, 2015 10:41 am | by Steve Chang | Articles | Comments

Today, with a workforce that is more distributed and more mobile than ever before, safety managers are facing huge communication barriers.


EPA To Change Diesel Tests To Thwart VW-Like Cheating

September 25, 2015 10:11 am | by Tom Krisher & Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans sweeping changes to the way it tests for diesel emissions after getting duped by clandestine software in Volkswagen cars for seven years.


BMW: No Difference In Emissions Levels During Testing

September 25, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

BMW on Thursday denied reports that its diesel vehicles exceeded European emissions standards amid the crisis that engulfed fellow German automaker Volkswagen.


Hyundai Recalls 470K Sonatas To Fix Big Engine Problem

September 25, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace key engine parts because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail.


Coke To Implement New Distribution System, Sell Nine Plants

September 25, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Coca-Cola Company on Thursday announced an overhaul of its bottling operations covering nearly all of its U.S. production.


Caterpillar To Cut 10K Jobs To Reduce Costs

September 25, 2015 9:53 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Caterpillar is planning another round of job cuts that could exceed 10,000 people through 2018, as the construction and mining equipment maker adjusts to downturns in key markets.


Report: VW To Dismiss More Executives

September 25, 2015 9:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The resignation of Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is apparently just the beginning of a major house cleaning at the world's largest car maker.


Economy Grew At 3.9 Percent Rate In April-June Quarter

September 25, 2015 9:46 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy grew at an even faster clip in the spring than previously estimated. But that growth likely slowed in the summer, held back by global headwinds and turbulent financial markets.


Report: Farmers Forced To Adjust As Weeds Acclimate To Roundup

September 25, 2015 9:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

At least 15 species of weeds have developed resistance to glyphosate in the U.S. and those plants are spreading. 


GE To Create 1,000 Jobs In The United Kingdom

September 25, 2015 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. said Thursday that it may create 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom after Congress did not renew a government program that allows foreign companies to borrow money to buy U.S. products.


Manufacturing Minute: Volvo’s Trash-Collecting Robots

September 24, 2015 11:56 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, Volvo’s ROAR robots plan to take over the stinky job of trash collecting. 


A High-Resolution, Laser-Drawn Resin 3D Printer

September 24, 2015 11:54 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

The Form 2 3D printer from Formlabs uses a powerful Blu-ray laser to slice layers of sticky resin into fully built, highly detailed objects.


Gesture Control: Still A Pipe Dream?

September 24, 2015 11:48 am | by Forbes | Videos | Comments

The tech world is buzzing about new technology that enables users to control their world with gestures, however most devices struggle to find real-world use and consistent functionality. 


Volkswagen Scandal: Just The Tip Of The Iceberg?

September 24, 2015 11:43 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Greg Archer, clean vehicles manager at Transport & Environment, discusses the Volkswagen scandal, if more manufacturers may be involved and the impact from carbon emissions on society. 


Fury Over Drug Price Spikes Rising, But Increases Aren't New

September 24, 2015 10:18 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hillary Clinton was among the patients and politicians who voiced outrage this week after it became public that the price of a 62-year-old drug used to treat a life-threatening infection had been raised by more than 5,000 percent.


VW CEO Steps Down Over Emissions Scandal

September 24, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Volkswagen's CEO resigned Wednesday amid the crisis over the company cheating on U.S. emissions tests.


Xi Says 'Without Reform' No Progress For Business In China

September 24, 2015 10:11 am | by Gene Johnson & Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed founder Jeff Bezos, billionaire investor Warren Buffett and other top American and Chinese business leaders Wednesday, vowing that his country would work to remove barriers to foreign investment and improve intellectual property protections.


Ford Reveals New Super Duty Pickups

September 24, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford's Super Duty trucks are getting a new aluminum body, just like their smaller sibling, the Ford F-150 pickup.


Halliburton To Pay $18.3 Million To Resolve Overtime Violations

September 24, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Oilfield services giant Halliburton will pay nearly $18.3 million in unpaid overtime to more than 1,000 employees following a federal investigation.



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