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Is Inventor Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ Just Hype?

August 13, 2013 11:44 am | by NBC News | Videos

Inventor Elon Musk calls his latest idea the Hyperloop: a high-speed transportation system that would speed people through hollow tubes at the speed of sound without turbulence, weather delays or air traffic control.         


Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Talks Google, Apple And The NSA

August 13, 2013 10:06 am | by CBS News | Videos

Larry Ellison is America's third richest man. His company, Oracle, makes a widely-used database that handles everything from online banking to airline reservations. Charlie Rose spoke to Ellison at his compound near San Francisco.          


Toyota: A Short Stint In Pole Position?

August 12, 2013 10:13 am | by Reuters TV | Videos

Toyota has innovated its way back to the top of the class, with bold designs and a weak yen boosting profit. But its export-dependence and weakness in Southeast Asia could see it quickly dethroned.               


Hack Allows Snooping On Android Phones

August 9, 2013 10:25 am | by CNN Money | Videos

By using malware that looks like your favorite app, hackers can gain access to your Android device, including your camera, phone calls, and text messages.                            


Is Silicon Valley Out Of Touch?

August 8, 2013 10:46 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Investor John Doerr defends Silicon Valley's culture against arguments by the New Yorker's George Packer that the tech industry is disconnected from the middle class. Is Silicon Valley just a bubble that isn't real, or connected with America?   


Nissan Breaks Ground On MS Supplier Park

August 8, 2013 10:41 am | by Nissan Canton | Videos

Nissan expanded its United States manufacturing footprint last week with Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant joining Nissan employees to break ground on a new supplier park at the company's Canton, Miss. vehicle assembly plant.           


China Spying On U.S. Businesses

August 8, 2013 10:37 am | by NBC News | Videos

Many of the cyber-attacks on American trade are coming from China. NBC's Michael Isikoff reports on how widespread the espionage is and what the government is doing about it.                      


Body Glove: Perfecting The Wetsuit

August 8, 2013 10:28 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell created the first practical wetsuit out of neoprene. But finding the perfect material meant a lot of trial and error - including with old Pontiac parts.                  


Why Google Is Assembling Phones In The U.S.

August 7, 2013 10:37 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside talk about why they decided to assemble the Moto X smartphone in Texas.                               


Processing Plant Blamed For Outbreak

August 5, 2013 4:40 pm | by NBC News | Videos

With hundreds already sickened across 16 states, the FDA has made headway in tracking the source of the outbreak of cyclospora.                                            


Hackers Control Car's Steering And Brakes

August 5, 2013 10:31 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Taking advantage of in-car computing, hackers at the DEF CON conference are able to take control of a car by hard-wiring into its systems.                                   


Bike Of The Future Travels The East Coast

August 1, 2013 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos

The ELF bike runs on both man power and solar power. It has been turning heads along the east coast as Mark Stewart rides it from North Carolina to Massachusetts.                         


Nice Numbers, Nissan... But Watch For Bumps Ahead

August 1, 2013 10:46 am | by ReutersTV | Videos

With the return of the Datsun, Nissan is making aggressive moves to expand its markets, and the latest numbers show that business for the automaker has been "pretty good." But here are three reasons why Japan's number two automaker isn't out of the woods yet.


Laser Sintering - Blazing New Trails In Tool Manufacturing

August 1, 2013 10:43 am | by deutschewelle | Videos

Some components simply can't be made with a conventional milling machine. Selective laser sintering could provide the solution. With this new technology, lasers are used to fuse layers of metal powder into completely new components.     


Suspended Depositions

August 1, 2013 10:31 am | by BrianHarms | Videos

By injecting and suspending light-curing resin in a gelatinous medium, one is afforded the ability to shape freeform objects without the need for molds or other subtractive manufacturing processes that would otherwise be necessary.      


Ford's Simulated Factory

August 1, 2013 10:26 am | by Ford Motor Co. | Videos

In preparation to build the Ford Fusion in Q3 2013, Flat Rock Assembly Plant is training its 1,400 new hires using a simulated factory to teach them vehicle assembly before the first U.S.-built Fusion rolls off the line.         


Inside Budweiser's Largest Brewery

July 31, 2013 10:18 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Take a look at how Anheuser-Busch Inbev brews and bottles dozens of brands of beer at its massive St. Louis brewery, in operation for over a century.                             


Ford's 3D Printing

July 30, 2013 3:22 pm | by Ford Motor Co. | Videos

A look at how Ford uses personal 3D printers for next generation research and development.                                                      


Chain Of Explosions At Propane Gas Plant

July 30, 2013 10:14 am | by ABC News | Videos

At least eight people were injured in a blast at a Blue Rhino plant with 53,000 propane tanks on site.                                            


New Toyota "Winglet" Ready For Testing

July 29, 2013 10:20 am | by Toyota | Videos

The Winglet, created with the aim of contributing to the development of a society where mobility is safe, freely accessible, and fun, is a next-generation mobility robot that offers users outstanding operability and performance that expands the user's world, with a compact size and ease of use suited to modern living environments.



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