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Engineering Newswire: Navy Tests Electromagnetic Launch System

July 2, 2015 | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at making it possible to see through semis, test-firing electromagnetic aircraft launch system and rendering the wheel obsolete through hover conversion.

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The Electric Bus Coming To Your City

July 1, 2015 12:32 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Ryan Popple, CEO at Proterra, discusses the advent of electric buses being deployed in U.S. cities as funding grows to expand the technology.


Huawei Sets Sights On U.S. Smartphone Market

July 1, 2015 12:26 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Chinese company Huawei is the fourth largest smartphone producer in the world, but it faces challenges expanding overseas.


Car Tech - 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum EcoBoost

June 30, 2015 11:55 am | by CNET | Videos

America loves its trucks, so it's important that the Ford F-Series, America's best-selling truck for 38 years running, continues to update and innovate.


Greece: Small Economy, Big Impact

June 30, 2015 11:44 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Greece is defaulting on a debt payment to the IMF today. With the country collapsing, Christine Romans explains why this crisis matters to Americans.


Microsoft Trims Some Fat To Get Back To Its Core Strengths

June 30, 2015 11:24 am | by Newslook | Videos

Microsoft appears to be shedding smaller projects in hopes of getting back to its roots and raising its valuation.


The 300hp Superbike Like No Other

June 29, 2015 11:45 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Meet the Bienville Legacy, an all new American superbike that debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.


Unmanned SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

June 29, 2015 11:40 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

SpaceX rocket headed to the International Space Station on a resupply mission fails after launch.


Takata President Apologizes For Airbags

June 29, 2015 11:29 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Takata President Shigehisa Takada made his first public apology for the eight deaths and hundreds of injuries related to the company’s airbags dating back more than a decade. 


Engineering Newswire: Powering Engines With Evaporation

June 26, 2015 11:50 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos

This Engineering Newswire looks at using light to safely drive battery power, developing a Hoverbike for the military and powering engines with evaporation.


How A Legendary Bourbon Beer Is Made

June 26, 2015 11:38 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Chicago-based Goose Island is one of the most well-known and respected craft beer companies in the U.S., and their signature product is the limited edition Bourbon County Stout.


3D Printing Cafe Brews Creativity

June 26, 2015 11:34 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

3D printers are still too expensive for most people to own. A number of cafes, like this one in London, now offer 3D printing and design classes along with the caffeinated beverages on the menu.


Box Partners With IBM To Build A Bigger, Better Cloud

June 25, 2015 1:15 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Bob Picciano, analytics senior vice president at IBM, and Aaron Levine, CEO at Box, discuss their cloud computing partnership and what the combination will deliver to their customers. 


The First 3D-Printed Supercar

June 25, 2015 1:12 pm | by Forbes | Videos

Meet Blade — a super-light sports car with a 3D printed chassis, designed as an alternative to traditional car manufacturing. Through 3D printing, entrepreneur Kevin Czinger has developed a radical new way to build cars with a much lighter footprint.


Project Soli: Google's Latest Advanced Technology

June 25, 2015 1:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos

Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects.


Next-Generation Trucks: 18 Wheels And One Turbine

June 25, 2015 12:49 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Ian Wright, CEO and founder at Wrightspeed Inc., explains the use of turbines to power next-generation electric trucks.


How To Get Your Weirdest Ideas Manufactured In The U.S.

June 24, 2015 12:27 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Maker's Row is a platform for connecting users with over 6,000 apparel and furniture manufacturers in the U.S. and might bring "Made in America" to the 21st century. 


Lego's Drive For Eco Materials

June 24, 2015 12:21 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Lego Group CEO Jorgen Vig Knudstorp says the company has set up a research center to find materials that are better for the environment.


BlackBerry Strategy Creating Excitement

June 23, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos

Sure, BlackBerry devices aren't as popular as iPhones and Androids. But the company has made a big bet on software ... and it looks like it is paying off.


Airbus A320 U.S. Manufacturing Facility: Employee Training

June 23, 2015 12:08 pm | by Airbus | Videos

Go behind the scenes as employees for Airbus’ first U.S. manufacturing facility — which will begin producing A319, A320 and A321 jetliners in Mobile, Alabama during 2015 — undergo on-the-job training at the company’s Hamburg, Germany site. 


Cyber Security Is A Global Epidemic

June 23, 2015 12:04 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Symantec Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales Adrian Jones discusses cyber security how it’s changing and the future of the industry.



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