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The Dune Buggy That Can Fly

February 3, 2014 9:38 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

SkyRunner is a dune buggy and a power parachute in one. After almost three years in development, it is on track to hit the market later this year.                             

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Microsoft's Next CEO?

January 31, 2014 10:12 am | by CBS News | Videos

Microsoft veteran Satya Nadella is expected to be announced as the next CEO of the company, according to reports. Nadella is in charge of cloud technology at the web giant.                       

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Material Handling Drones

January 30, 2014 10:41 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos

Plant and warehouse managers may have to add “Air Traffic Controller” to their list of job duties in the near future. That’s because companies are working on new ways to use drones in the material handling field.           

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How Hand-Crafted Ukuleles Are Made

January 30, 2014 10:11 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Mike DaSilva left his job in the tech industry a decade ago and followed his passion, making beautifully hand-crafted ukuleles that sell for thousands of dollars.                         

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Dave Lee Talks Snowboard Manufacturing In The U.S.

January 30, 2014 10:04 am | by SignalSnowboard | Videos

Dave Lee talks snowboard manufacturing, their hit web series Every Third Thursday and their attempt at doing more to leave the snowboard industry in a better place than they found it.                   

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Why Google Wants Robots

January 30, 2014 9:59 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The search giant has been on a robotics buying spree — most likely because they have the data robots need to function.                                     

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3D Printing Helps Nike Design Super Bowl Cleat

January 29, 2014 11:14 am | by CBS News | Videos

Nike used 3D printed prototypes to speed up the design process for its latest football cleat.                                              

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Mike Rowe Discusses The Skills Gap

January 27, 2014 3:21 pm | by HBO, Real Time With Bill Maher | Videos

Mike Rowe appeared on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" to discuss Rowe's efforts to bridge the "profound disconnect" between the 3 million good U.S. jobs that can't be filled due to lack of skilled applicants.           

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Robots Still Have A Lot To Learn

January 27, 2014 10:28 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

At a recent robotics challenge in Miami, it was clear that robot development is still working on the most basic of functions.                                   

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Steve Jobs Unveils The Mac

January 24, 2014 9:47 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

In honor of the Macintosh computer's thirtieth birthday this week, CNNMoney takes a look back at its introduction to the world.                                   

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Manufacturing Hubs, The Auto Show & Truck Tracks

January 23, 2014 11:16 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss manufacturing hubs in the U.S., as well as the latest word on horse meat. We’ll also talk automation trends, and take a look at the first ever wheel driven track system for pickup trucks.

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Face to Face: Automation Trends

January 23, 2014 10:52 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos

According to the Control System Integrators Association, or CSIA, automation is driving increased factory productivity as manufacturers have improved their existing facilities by rebuilding and replacing older control systems. "PC" Romano, board chairman of CSIA and CEO of Avid Solutions, talks about the automation trends you should be aware of.

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3D Printing Could Revolutionize Home Building

January 23, 2014 10:32 am | by CBS News | Videos

A USC professor demonstrates how to build a 2,500-square-foot home in less than 20 hours.                                              

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Robot Designers Go Ape Over 'Charlie'

January 23, 2014 10:19 am | by CBS News | Videos

German scientists have developed an ape-like robot capable of standing upright and walking on all fours, thanks to its flexible spine. The robot, known as "Charlie," is a technological test bed for machines that may one day help humans both on earth and in space.

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Fixing Education Would Create Jobs

January 23, 2014 10:11 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

At Davos, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue insists trade agreements will help create jobs in the U.S. and says business has a role in improving education which is holding the economy back.               

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Tiny Cars Flunk Crash Test

January 22, 2014 8:32 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Eleven of the smallest cars sold in America performed very badly in crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Only the Chevrolet Spark received a score of "acceptable."                

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Amazon Purchases To Ship BEFORE You Buy?

January 21, 2014 2:36 pm | by CNN | Videos

Amazon may soon be implementing "anticipatory shipping" where it ships products closer to its customers before purchase.                                     

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A World Of Cars That Drive Themselves

January 21, 2014 9:47 am | by CBS News | Videos

Will drivers become obsolete? The self-driving vehicle is picking up speed from the drawing board and will soon be coming to a road near you. Barry Petersen reports on the technologies making autonomous autos a reality and takes us on a road test.

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The World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car

January 20, 2014 9:46 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The Volkswagen XL1 is the world's most fuel-efficient car. It's a plug-in hybrid with a 0.8 liter, 2 cylinder aluminum diesel engine and gets 160 mpg.                             

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Marlin Steel: Why I Automate

January 17, 2014 9:49 am | by Robotic Industries Association | Videos

Watch and listen to Marlin Steel CEO/Owner Drew Greenblatt as he discusses how automation allowed him to transform his business.                                   

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