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Engineering Newswire: The Army’s New Glow-in-the-Dark Bullets

August 8, 2014 11:23 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos

Today' s Engineering Newswire looks at shrinking power inverters for a chance to win a million dollars, firing glow in the dark bullets, and creating power with industry by-products.                   


The Things Americans Are Buying Less Of

August 8, 2014 10:59 am | by CBS News | Videos

Personal finance journalist Vera Gibbons discusses the decline in sales of common consumer products.                                           


Timex: Untethered Smartwatch Is A 'Very Big Deal'

August 7, 2014 12:48 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos

Timex chairwoman Anette Olsen talks to Ed Baig about the new Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch — which is not tethered to a phone.                                    


Manufacturer Limits Employee Bathroom Breaks

August 7, 2014 12:44 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Union employees for a Chicago faucet company file a complaint about 6 minute bathroom breaks.                                             


Brewing A Craft Beer Empire

August 7, 2014 12:36 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Sierra Nevada is the largest privately owned craft brewery in the U.S. Founder Ken Grossman is determined to keep it that way, by expanding eastward from California.                         


An Apple And Samsung Truce? Almost.

August 6, 2014 12:30 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Apple and Samsung call a partial truce in their patent battle. But the war still rages on in the United States — just as rumors swirl about an iPhone 6 launch date.                         


Russian Hackers Know Your Password

August 6, 2014 12:15 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

How a security firm discovered the massive data breach, how to know if your information was compromised, and what to do to prevent further leaks.                              


Putting A Spring In Your Step

August 4, 2014 8:17 am | by Reuters | Videos

A British biomechanist believes he can help ease the strain on the shins of walkers and soldiers trekking for many miles while wearing heavy loads on their backs with a new type of footwear. Can a spring change the way we walk? Jim Drury looks at the product's first steps.


Low Carbon Manufacturing At Land Rover USA

August 4, 2014 8:12 am | by Land Rover USA | Videos

Learn how Jaguar Land Rover's low carbon engine manufacturing plant at Wolverhampton aims to use the best possible technologies to reduce environmental impacts.                         


Could Brooklyn Hipsters Help Save The Middle Class?

July 31, 2014 4:09 pm | by PBS NewsHour | Videos

As popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at some of these businesses and the challenges of carving out one’s own career.               


Bringing 3D Printing To Your Hand

July 31, 2014 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos

3D printing is a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things. Enter the 3Doodler: the pen that turns you into the 3D printer.                             


Engineering Newswire: Darth Vader Car Built On A Corvette Chassis

July 31, 2014 3:15 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette.                 


Local 3D Printing Hubs Bring Manufacturing Back To U.S.

July 30, 2014 4:27 pm | by National Science Foundation | Videos

Imaginestics founder, Nainesh Rathod, demonstrates the potential impact of "Smart Shape Technology" on 3D printing and local manufacturing hubs.                               


Electric Mini-Car Set To Take On Traffic

July 30, 2014 4:21 pm | by Reuters | Videos

Brazilian car maker Caio Strumiello is set to unveil a lightweight electric mini-car that can navigate through congestion in South America's largest city while powered by the sun.                     


Review: Sprint's LivePro

July 30, 2014 12:52 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos

Tech columnist Ed Baig checks out Sprint's new projector and all that it can do.                                                 


Electric Cars Put To The (Crash) Test

July 30, 2014 12:46 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Take a look at which vehicles experience their toughest front-end crash test to date.                                               


Providing 3D Printing To The Masses

July 29, 2014 12:55 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos

Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways, a 3D printing company that lets consumers dream up products and sell them on-demand, says that a manufacturing revolution is coming.                       


GE's Big Bet On Goliath Engines

July 28, 2014 1:07 pm | by GEAviation | Videos

In 1990, Brian Rowe bet $2 billion on a revolutionary jet engine design that would go on to influence three decades of propulsion.                                   


Breaking Down GM’s Numbers

July 25, 2014 11:37 am | by USA TODAY | Videos

Auto reporter James R. Healey talks about the surprises in GM’s second quarter earnings report.                                             


Engineering Newswire: Marines Unveil Amphibious Monster Vehicle

July 25, 2014 11:32 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at healing bones faster than ever, learning to curve bullets, and test-driving a half-scale amphibious tank.                               



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