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Chinese Cars Still In The Slow Lane To Global Market

April 22, 2013 9:39 am | by Reuters | Videos

China's auto market is the biggest and most important in the world today says Reuters' Jane Lanhee Lee. The world's largest auto market is their playground, and now China's carmakers have set their sights overseas. The president of market research group J.D. Power discusses their prospects.


Technology Shifts From Cleaning Up Oil Spills, To Fracking

April 19, 2013 10:04 am | by CBS News | Videos

Glenn Rink, President and CEO of AbTech Industries, shows Rebecca Jarvis how his "smart sponge" technology cleans polluted water. Originally planning to market his services to oil companies, he's since discovered an interest from the fracking industry.


How A U.S. Shoemaker Stays Competitive

April 18, 2013 10:40 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Okabashi Brands was founded in the 1980s when U.S. manufacturing was shrinking. During that time, manufacturing was already moving out of the states, but thanks to automation, a U.S. workforce, and recycling methods, Okabashi is a success story.


Auto Black Boxes In Every Vehicle By 2014?

April 18, 2013 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | Videos

Most drivers don't realize that over 90 percent of new cars are being made with a black box. Similar to a flight cockpit recorder, it is called an Event Data Recorder (EDS). It records everything that is happening in your car. At issue is your right to privacy.


The Story Of Purell

April 18, 2013 10:27 am | by CBS News | Videos

The handy hand sanitizer has permeated society, but the path to market success was hardly free of pitfalls. Purell has now reached brand nirvana of being both a noun and a verb in pop culture. Yet the rise of Purell is someone of an improbable tale. Rebecca Jarvis finds out the story behind Purell.


The Amazon Cure To The Plague Of Short-Term Thinking In Business

April 18, 2013 10:19 am | by Tompkins International | Videos

Are you weary of hearing companies blame an uncertain economy, Wall Street or the government for their short-term business thinking? In this new video, Jim Tompkins -- noted supply chain strategy expert and CEO of Tompkins International -- injects some new truths into this current plague of short-term thinking. 


Scooter Store Is Wheels Down In Bankruptcy Court

April 17, 2013 10:09 am | by ABC News | Videos

The Scooter Store, which offers discounted scooters through Medicare, is hitting the brakes. The company filed for bankruptcy after a federal raid earlier this year and legal troubles forced massive layoffs. Lawmakers slammed the company for pushing scooters on people who didn't need them.


FAA Orders Inspection Of Boeing 737 Jets

April 16, 2013 10:02 am | by NBC News | Videos

After reports of faulty parts on plane tails, the Federal Aviation Administration has asked for inspection of more than 1000 U.S.-registered Boeing 737 jets. NBC’s Brian Williams reports. The FAA order concerns mostly late model Boeing 737s to be examined to see if a part of the planes' tails need to be replaced. 


Additive Manufacturing Changes Everything

April 15, 2013 10:57 am | by UConn | Videos

UConn and Pratt & Whitney have created one of the most advanced additive manufacturing laboratories in the country. The new Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center at UConn will serve as an important resource for training the next generation of engineers and designers.


Secrets From The Potato Chip Factory

April 12, 2013 10:04 am | by NPR | Videos

NPR has recently released this pretty compelling video from the plant floor of Herr's, which makes potato chips on a massive scale today. The plant, based in Nottingham, Pa., used to process just a few potatoes per hour, and most of the labor was manual. Today, they churn through a few tons of spuds an hour.


Bombardier's Dogfight With Airbus & Boeing

April 11, 2013 10:28 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Bombardier's CEO, Pierre Beaudoin, talks about the company's expansion in the mid-size jet sector and what that means in terms of competition with Airbus and Boeing. Bombardier is the leader in regional airline turboprop and jet planes, but is now moving into a bigger category. Fortune's Adam Lashinsky reports. 


Hackers Targeting Android Smartphones

April 11, 2013 10:12 am | by NBC News | Videos

Internet security experts show how malicious code can sneak onto an Android smartphone through a non-threatening app installation, and give total control to a hacker. All hackers have to do is get smartphone users to download their apps. NBC's Chris Clackum reports. 


Multi-Modal Picking Solution

April 11, 2013 10:03 am | by Motorola Solutions | Videos

From the ProMat 2013 show floor, Rob Armstrong of Motorola Solutions demonstrates how MSI technology can increase the efficiency and safety of workers picking inventory. Using devices like the WT41N0 Wearable Terminal, equipped with the SelectorPro application from SAE, and the RS419 Wearable Ring Scanner, Rob presents an efficient, scalable solution.


Think 3-D Printing Is Cool? Try 4-D

April 11, 2013 9:56 am | by CNN | Videos

You've heard of 3-D printing, the process of using a specialized printer to create real-world objects from computer models. Now there's something new on the horizon that could revolutionize this burgeoning technology: 4-D printing. At TED 2013, senior fellow Skylar Tibbits sat down with CNN Ideas to further explain this mysterious fourth dimension in printing technology.


Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Nightmare Nearing An End

April 10, 2013 10:11 am | by Bloomberg TV | Videos

Bloomberg's chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook reports that Boeing has tested its fix for the 787 Dreamliner battery and is set for an FAA review of the results. Friday's test flight outside of Seattle was the final certification test, according to Boeing. Cook speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."


Navy Prepares Deployment Of Laser Weapons

April 9, 2013 9:51 am | by CBS News | Videos

Directed energy weapons will be deployed in the Persian Gulf where Iranian speedboats and drones harass U.S. Navy ships. David Martin reports how the new lasers have the potential to revolutionize both the economics and technology of warfare.


Paul Newman As A Manager And Entrepreneur

April 8, 2013 10:28 am | by CBS News | Videos

Actor Paul Newman started his food company, Newman's Own, with the goal of giving away 100 percent of its profits. Rebecca Jarvis speaks with Robert Forrester, CEO of Newman's Own Foundation, about Newman's vision for the company, his role as a manager, and the one item he always wanted to develop for sale but never did: beer.


To Stay On Top, America Should Start Taking Its Own Advice

April 5, 2013 9:57 am | by NBC News | Videos

Dean of NYU's Stern School of Business, Peter Henry Blair, explains why America should start looking to developing countries — like China, India and Brazil — that adopted U.S. polices and saw impressive economic turnaround.           


P&G Achieves Zero Manufacturing Waste At 45 Sites Worldwide

April 4, 2013 10:10 am | by Business Wire | Videos

What if waste...isn't waste? What if it can become something with value - like a roof tile or fertilizer for planting trees? Watch this video to learn how innovative thinking has helped P&G achieve zero manufacturing waste to landfill at 45 sites worldwide.


Electric Car Competition Is Key

April 4, 2013 9:56 am | by CNN Money | Videos

CEO Elon Musk discusses Tesla's rise to profitability and says he hopes other manufacturers will bring electric cars to the market in the future. Now in the middle of what Musk describes as Phase 2, the company has plans to bring a low-cost, high-volume car to the market within the next couple of years. 



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