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Sunjammer Mission Prepares To Sail Forward

December 5, 2013 10:21 am | by SunjammerMission | Videos

NASA, L’Guarde and Space Services Inc. are preparing for the Sunjammer space mission that in 2015 will see the first deep space deployment of a solar sail. On September 30, the Sunjammer team completed a milestone when they successfully deployed a quarter panel of the spacecraft’s solar sail.

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The World's First FLNG Project

December 5, 2013 10:15 am | by Shell | Videos

Years in the planning and now becoming a reality, the world's first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility is under construction. Meet the team working on Prelude FLNG as they take you behind the scenes at this mega project.          

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Automotive Insights 1: The Poster-Child Of American Manufacturing

December 5, 2013 10:07 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

Learn about the growing complexity within the American automotive landscape, from changes within the Big 3, to the revolution of battery-powered cars like the Tesla Model S, and the fact that an increasing amount of American-made cars are now emerging from the Southeastern states, like Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

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Micro-Manufacturing In America

December 4, 2013 10:25 am | by StandfordBusiness | Videos

Mark Dwight steered San Francisco's iconic bike messenger bag maker Timbuk2 back from the brink of bankruptcy to profitability, and a $20 million sale to private equity investors in 2005, before leaving to start his own company, Rickshaw Bagworks. He's a passionate advocate for the "maker movement", who believes that micro-manufacturers are the future of American manufacturing.

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Nice Earnings For Tractor Maker

December 2, 2013 10:08 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Despite sinking commodity prices, Deere's construction business is strong and investors are happy.                                           

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Electric Helicopter's Maiden Flight

November 27, 2013 10:05 am | by e-volo | Videos

The German-built Volocopter VC200, with its 18 rotors, is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm, quiet and emmission-free ride for two people.                             

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Changing Airport Security With Liquid Scanners

November 26, 2013 12:10 pm | by CBS News | Videos

It's been seven years since a major change in airline security, but restrictions for carry-on liquids could someday be a thing of the past. An American-made scanning device is now being used at airports in Europe.           

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Planes Could Allow Cellphone Use During Flights

November 25, 2013 10:43 am | by NBC News | Videos

Not all passengers and airline staffers are happy that cellphone use has become an option on planes after a proposed FCC rule change would allow it.                             

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Apple's Wild Future Headquarters

November 22, 2013 10:12 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Perhaps one of the last major ideas to come from Steve Jobs, Apple's future headquarters will be a sweeping reinvention of corporate office space.                             

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The Robot That Slices And Dices

November 20, 2013 2:24 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

An inventor in China has created a cartoon-like robot to cut noodles.                                                   

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Robot Colleague Boosts The Bottom Line

November 20, 2013 2:12 pm | by Universal Robots | Videos

For Stantræk, automation means growth. The company, that processes sheet metal and coils, is now able to expand production with no significant increases in payroll. From 2008 to 2013, revenue almost doubled while the number of employees only increased from 21 to 28. Much of the added work load is now handled by Universal Robots.

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IN BRIEF: The Current Fiscal Reality

November 20, 2013 2:06 pm | by IMTS | Videos

Eric LeMasters, AMT's Industry Economist, caught up with Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics, at the 2013 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference for a quick update on the current Fiscal Reality. Alan's presentation at the conference covered projections for machine tool orders as well as an outlook for the general economy.

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Wireless Carriers Blocking 'Kill Switch' Solution

November 20, 2013 2:01 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Last year, more than 1.5 million Americans had their smartphones stolen, and though there is a solution known as a "kill switch," the idea is meeting heavy resistance from the industry.                   

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Microsoft And Nokia Ready For Long Fight

November 20, 2013 10:44 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Microsoft's purchase of Nokia, and the ads both companies are running, show they are ready to duke it out with Google and Apple over mobile.                                

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IN BRIEF: The Global Economic Forecast

November 19, 2013 10:50 am | by IMTS | Videos

AMT's Industry Economist, Russ Waddell talks with Adrian Cooper, CEO of Oxford Economics and long time presenter at the Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference. Cooper provides some insight on the next downturn in the economy, exchange rates impacting global supply chains, and what it takes to create a global economic forecast.

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Zoom Around In This Motorcycle-Meets-Car

November 18, 2013 10:01 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Campagna Motors has developed a cool street-legal, three-wheeled vehicle that can reach speeds of 60 mph in less than four seconds.                                 

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Bulletproof Suit: Better Than Kevlar?

November 15, 2013 10:11 am | by CBSNews | Videos

A Toronto tailor has created a bespoke bulletproof suit that he's marketing as both stylish and safe. But is the protection worth the price?                               

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Detroit Tries To Rise Again

November 14, 2013 10:59 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

After decades of decline, Detroit tries to figure out how it will emerge from bankruptcy with a stronger economy including more innovative and creative companies.                         

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Spy Plane To Become Fastest In The World

November 14, 2013 10:55 am | by ABC News | Videos

Lockheed Martin unveils plans for the SR-72, a hypersonic plane that could fly at Mach 6.                                              

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Google Seeks Patent On New Hands-free Technology

November 14, 2013 10:50 am | by CBS News | Videos

With Google Tattoo, users apply a sticky substance on their neck and their voice is transmitted through their throat, allowing them to talk hands-free. Google has applied to patent the technology.               

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