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Harvard Mad Scientist Invents Inhalable Scotch

February 13, 2015 12:06 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

David Edwards is trying to change the way we take in nutrition. The professor, writer, entrepreneur and inventor has created a range of food innovations, but his biggest problem isn't creating these alternatives, it's selling the public on them. 

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Report Projects Solar Energy Production To Surge In U.S.

February 13, 2015 12:01 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A recently released study projects solar energy costs will be able to compete with those of traditional electricity generation in most states within the next 15 years.

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Engineering Newswire: Vampire-Bat Inspired Drone Walks & Flies

February 13, 2015 11:59 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at flying – and walking – with vampire-bat inspired drones, showing off Russia’s new ATV riding cyborg, and taking stomach acid powered joyrides in mouse stomachs.

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Manufacturing Group Backs Overseas Email Privacy Bill

February 13, 2015 11:56 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A national manufacturing group is calling for congressional passage of an overseas email privacy bill, arguing it would help protect American business relationships abroad.

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China Slowdown Doesn't Scare CAT

February 13, 2015 11:54 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman says he's actually 'hoping for a slowing economic growth rate that's managed' in China, and feels his company is well positioned.

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Fatigue Detection Technology For Workers

February 13, 2015 11:50 am | by Vinod Pathangay & Aparna Kumpatla | Articles | Comments

The cost of fatigue is of increasing concern to organizations across the globe as fatigue-related accidents and losses are extremely high.

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Obama To Focus On Cybersecurity In Heart Of Silicon Valley

February 13, 2015 11:17 am | by Darlene Superville and Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies.

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Brewers Battle Over Who Can Distribute Beer In Kentucky

February 13, 2015 11:12 am | by Adam Beam, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tensions between the emerging craft beer industry and one of the world's largest brewers have erupted into a regulatory fight about who can distribute beer in Kentucky.

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U.S. Gov't Says Nearly 64M Vehicles Were Recalled Last Year

February 13, 2015 11:07 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

For the U.S. auto industry, 2014 was the year of the recall. Automakers issued 803 recalls totaling almost 64 million vehicles, more than double the old record from a decade ago, according to government figures.

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Retailers Fret As Products Languish On Ships, Docks At Ports

February 13, 2015 11:00 am | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stores gearing up for warmer weather are fretting that they won't have some products to sell due to a labor crisis at West Coast seaports.

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FDA Panel To Review Application For 'Modified Risk' Tobacco

February 13, 2015 10:58 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

A Food and Drug Administration panel is planning to review smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes.

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Learn How To Utilize Your Supplier For A Better Safety Program

February 12, 2015 12:33 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

Manufacturing Business Technology consults with safety expert Nino Granatiero, Vice President, Safety and Marketing for Grainger, to go over common safety issues Grainger witnesses with its manufacturing customers, and how it works to help customers streamline some of these critical efforts within a manufacturing environment.

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Driving The Insane Tesla Model S P85D

February 12, 2015 12:25 pm | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

Near Citi Field in Queens, New York, Tesla set up a course to test the capabilities of its ridiculously fast P85D and The Verge had a chance to drive it.

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Three-Sided Screen Could Make Samsung Hot Again

February 12, 2015 12:20 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Rosenblatt Securities' Brian Blair comments on Samsung's plans to release two new versions of its top-tier Galaxy smartphone next month, including a model with a display covering three sides. 

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Death Followed Jeep Recall

February 12, 2015 12:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

More than a year after Chrysler issued recall of nearly 1.6 million Jeeps because of it rear-mounted gas tank, the position of the tank is blamed for a fiery crash that killed a pregnant woman on a suburban Detroit freeway.

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U.S. Challenges Chinese Export Program

February 12, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

The United States has accused the Chinese government of providing prohibited subsidies on a wide range of the country's exports, providing an unfair advantage in the marketplace and hindering American businesses.

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Is It Time To Replace Your Legacy ERP System?

February 12, 2015 12:03 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Cloud ERP lets companies focus on delivering the customized products and services now in demand, rather than worry about the limitations of their aging legacy system.

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Are You A Hack Waiting To Happen? Your Boss Wants To Know

February 12, 2015 11:10 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A growing number of companies, including Twitter Inc., are giving their workers' a pop quiz, testing security savvy by sending spoof phishing emails to see who bites.

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AstraZeneca To Pay $7.9 Million Over Kickback Allegations

February 12, 2015 11:03 am | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca LP will pay $7.9 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme involving the heartburn medicine Nexium, U.S. Justice Department officials said Wednesday.

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Toyota, Nissan And Honda To Jointly Support Hydrogen Station Infrastructure Development

February 12, 2015 10:52 am | by Toyota Motor Corporation | News | Comments

Toyota, Nissan and Honda have agreed to work together to help accelerate the development of hydrogen station infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).

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