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Officials To Cellphone Makers: Install Anti-theft Tech

November 13, 2013 9:50 am | by NBC News | Videos

With more than a million cellphones stolen every year, attorney generals from 31 states are demanding that cellphone makers install technology that would make the devices useless to thieves.                 

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Jobs Service Transitions Veterans Into The Workforce

November 12, 2013 9:46 am | by NBC News | Videos

The Donnie D. Dixon Center, named after a staff sergeant who fell in the line of duty, is working to get veterans transitioning from the battlefield to the job market.                       

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Toms' New Marketplace: More Than Just Shoes

November 11, 2013 9:44 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie discusses Toms Shoes' 'One for One' program which gives free shoes to a poor children for every pair sold at retail and the company's new digital marketplace.                   

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Competing Globally With High-Tech Robotic Automation

November 8, 2013 3:57 pm | by FANUC America Corp. | Videos

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), an Escanaba, Michigan-based manufacturer, is competing globally with the help of high-tech robotic automation. Flexible automation systems in place at EMP have been instrumental in allowing the company to meet increasing demands. With industrial robots and automation, EMP is able to compete globally, expand its business, and remain a very strong and viable manufacturer.

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Maker's Row And The Future Of American Manufacturing

November 7, 2013 3:42 pm | Videos

For small business owners and entrepreneurs, finding factories and sourcing facilities is not a trivial task. People bringing products to life have to pay substantial directory fees or know someone in the industry. Enter Maker's Row: a new approach to cataloging, organizing and representing the best American manufacturers so designers and entrepreneurs can go from concept to prototype without going overseas or over budget.

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$75K 'Edge Of Space' Balloon Ride Gets FAA Approval

November 7, 2013 3:29 pm | Videos

Designs for the World View Enterprises' space-qualified capsule has been classified as a Commercial Space System by the Federal Aviation Administration. Passengers will have the opportunity to spend two hours above 98,000 feet.       

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Hand-Operated Laser Cutting

November 7, 2013 3:22 pm | by TWI Ltd | Videos

Experts at TWI have adopted automated laser cutting technology for hand operation. The main potential application is in the area of decommissioning where the flexibility to choose where and how to cut the components, can lead to significant advantages when it comes to packing the residual parts efficiently for long term storage.

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An Insect-Like, Crash-Happy Flying Robot

November 7, 2013 3:13 pm | by EPFLNews | Videos

Gimball likes to make contact. In fact, this small ultralight flying spheroid resembles an insect as it goes around bumping into things. The goal of EPFL researchers was to develop a machine that could operate in extremely chaotic environments without the need for fragile sensors.

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Making An F1 Race Car, Part 3: MANUFACTURING

November 6, 2013 2:15 pm | by Infiniti Red Bull Racing | Videos

Using exclusive interviews with team members, the third and final part of this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.                                     

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Making An F1 Race Car, Part 2: COMPOSITES

November 5, 2013 2:10 pm | by Infinity Red Bull Racing | Videos

Using exclusive interviews with team members, this three-part mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.                                           

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Making An F1 Race Car, Part 1: DESIGN AND R&D

November 4, 2013 1:53 pm | by Infiniti Red Bull Racing | Videos

Using exclusive interviews with team members, this three-part mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.                                           

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Trying Out Meta's Augmented Reality Glasses

November 1, 2013 10:20 am | by CBS News | Videos

Google Glass isn't the only pair of high-tech glasses hoping to change the way we interact with the world. A start-up called Meta has introduced a pair of augmented reality glasses.                     

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Why Google Wants Women

October 31, 2013 10:05 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Vice President of Google[x] Megan Smith talks about the biases against women in engineering that she has personally overcome, and how companies like Google are combating the glass ceiling.                 

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Sriracha Hot Sauce Creating Burning Controversy

October 31, 2013 10:01 am | by CBS News | Videos

Sriracha, a brand of hot sauce that recently opened a factory outside of Los Angeles, is being sued by the City of Irwindale because of the strong chili pepper odor that neighbors say is making them sick. Take a look behind the scenes of this popular hot sauce. 

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Big Bucks For Detroit's Big 3

October 31, 2013 9:54 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

GM, Chrysler and Ford are hotter than Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The automakers' earnings are strong, a promising sign for the Motor City.                           

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Company Gives Eyewear To Those In Need

October 31, 2013 9:42 am | by NBC News | Videos

Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal discusses launching the eyewear brand and the company's philanthropic mission of giving glasses to those in need.                           

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Meet The $1.7 Million Pagani Huayra

October 30, 2013 10:20 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

This Pagani Huayra features a titanium-infused carbon fiber body, a seven-speed transmission, a 730 horsepower engine, and boasts a $1.7 million dollar price tag.                         

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Tech Giant To Pay Record Visa Fraud Fine

October 29, 2013 10:21 am | by CBS News | Videos

Infosys will pay $34 million to settle charges of visa fraud - the biggest fine of its kind in American history, sources tell "CBS This Morning." The Justice Department is expected to announce the deal Wednesday.           

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"Technovation" Aims To Get More Women In The Tech Workforce

October 28, 2013 10:54 am | by CBS News | Videos

Currently, most jobs in technology are filled by men, but one female scientist created a contest to inspire teen girls to pursue careers in the industry.                           

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Why Heineken Is Making A 2% Alcohol Beer

October 25, 2013 10:42 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Heineken USA President and CEO Dolf van den Brink explains how the company is innovating with alternatives to beer, like the new Radler, as massive demand for the beverage wanes in developed markets.               

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