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Taking Green To Manufacturing

June 13, 2013 10:29 am | by Ford | Videos

When it comes to reducing the impact of climate change, Ford has taken steps to improve their efficiency on the road by creating a lineup of alternative fuel vehicles. But they've also taken steps to improve their efficiency at home, by making their manufacturing facilities greener than ever.

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U.S.-China Summit Shows Two Powers 'In The Same Boat'

June 13, 2013 10:23 am | by ReutersTV | Videos

A successful weekend summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping points to the countries boosting cooperation on issues from North Korea to China's alleged cyber theft, says one Chinese academic. U.S. officials now say that China is ready to begin working more closely with the U.S. on these big issues.

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Flexible Transportation Design

June 13, 2013 10:16 am | by EPFL | Videos

EPFL scientists have imagined a new modular transportation system. Modules are either loaded on a train or clipped under a flying wing, allowing more flexibility for people or freight transportation. Called "Clip-Air", this concept opens the door to a wide range of new research opportunities in the context of flexible transportation.

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MakerBot's New Brooklyn Factory

June 13, 2013 10:08 am | by TechCrunch | Videos

Bre Pettis and his team has enjoyed phenomenal growth since fashioning MakerBots in 2009. So much so, that they've opened a new space at Sunset Park in Brooklyn to handle all the orders for the Replicator 2 and 2x. Not to mention the new Digitizer that will democratize 3D printing soon to begin shipping.

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How Apple Went From Leading To Following

June 12, 2013 10:39 am | by NBC News | Videos

Bloomberg Businesweek's Sam Grobart joins Morning Joe to discuss highlights from Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. There's been a perception and maybe a bit of a reality that Apple has fallen behind Android and Microsoft with its mobile operations. 

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Apple Breaks Down New iOS7 For iPhone

June 11, 2013 10:13 am | by CBS News | Videos

The latest update to Apple's iOS for the iPhone was shown off in a video shown during the 2013 World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC). Here's a brief look at the new operating system, how it will work and how it will change Apple devices. 

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U.S. Economy Graded A 'B'

June 10, 2013 10:24 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Pimco CEO Mohamed El-Erian says uncertainty is keeping the U.S. economy from growing faster, but we're still doing better than the rest of the world. El-Erain discusses the factors behind economic growth and what's holding it back. 

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University Develops Mind-controlled Flying Robot

June 7, 2013 9:58 am | by CBS News | Videos

Researchers in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering have developed a new noninvasive system that allows people to control a flying robot using only their mind. Here's a look at the new robot and the system that makes it work. 

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Balloons Set To Take Wind Power To New Heights

June 6, 2013 11:17 am | by ReutersVideo | Videos

Boston-based company Altaeros has developed a new wind power generator in the form of a giant balloon that they say will offer a cheap renewable energy alternative to communities that live off the grid. The inventors say this could be the future of wind power. Reuters' Ben Gruber has more.

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Chinese Solar Panel Makers Face New Taxes

June 6, 2013 11:11 am | by CNN Money | Videos

European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht speaks about the European Commission's new tax on Chinese solar panel manufacturers and the possibility of a trade war. De Gucht talks about what this means for trade between China and the European Union. 

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Chrysler Won't Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps

June 6, 2013 11:03 am | by ABC News | Videos

The U.S. government says older model SUVs are at risk of catching fire in rear-end crashes. The recall is based on what government experts say is a deadly fire hazard that has left an estimated 51 people dead. It's a recall that could cost Chrysler hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Motorola Smartphone Manufacturing Comes To U.S.

June 6, 2013 10:55 am | by ABC News | Videos

The company's "Moto X" phone will be made at a Fort Worth, Texas, facility. With labor costs rising in China pretty dramatically, companies like Motorola are losing incentive to produce goods overseas.                            

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Nation's First Floating Wind Turbine Launched

June 5, 2013 10:54 am | by CBS News | Videos

VolturnUS, the nation's first floating wind turbine designed to generate electricity from ocean winds, was launched as demand for clean and alternative energy grows. Developed at the University of Maine, the technology has the potenial to power the U.S. 4 times over. Terrell Brown reports.

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Where Cell Phones Go To Die

June 4, 2013 11:05 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Much of the world's electronic waste ends up in Guiyu, China, where old parts are recycled but chemicals like mercury leak into the water. Cell phones arrive in this town by the truckloads, where locals are experts in sorting through the electronic trash. 

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Flying Car For The Masses Set For Take-Off

June 3, 2013 10:27 am | by ReutersVideo | Videos

New England aviation company Terrafugia has unveiled its latest conceptual version of a flying car. Unlike its current flying car, which is designed for pilots, the new design incorporates autonomous functionality, a move the company says will open up the skies to everybody. Reuters' Ben Gruber has more.

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Building A Home With A 3D Printer

May 31, 2013 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Videos

The relatively new technology known as '3D printing' has already been used to make prosthetic legs. Now, architects claim they'll soon be able to build a whole house using a 3D printer. The technology is still relatively new, but it's already being used in the medical world and in the arts.

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Will Apple Make An iWatch?

May 30, 2013 10:02 am | by CNN Money | Videos

At the All Things Digital conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook says many companies will soon be in the wearable technology space. Although Cook feels that some technologies may fail to garner broad appeal, he does see wearable technology on the horizon. 

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GHS Print On Demand Labeling Solution

May 30, 2013 9:53 am | by Computype Labels | Videos

For companies required to meet the GHS labeling standards for hazardous chemicals, Computype may have a printer and label stock solution with the CAB XC6 printer. Learn more about its capabilities and how it can help a manufacturer with labeling needs. 

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From Many Colors Comes One

May 30, 2013 9:46 am | by KYDEX | Videos

Matching a color sounds simple. But what do you do when a customer shows you a tableau of colors to translate into one? KYDEX Global Creative David Scott and Color Development Specialist John English show both the creative and technical process in action.

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Inside Chinese Firm's Deal To Buy Smithfield Foods

May 30, 2013 9:38 am | by CBS News | Videos

Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, is being bought by Shuanghui. The price: almost $5 billion. If approved, it will be the largest takeover of an American company by a Chinese buyer. This is the latest in a string of American companies being purchased by China. So why this company -- and why now?

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