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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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Bringing Manufacturing Back To The U.S. Via The Robot

October 24, 2013 11:08 am | by CBSNews | Videos

A robot named Baxter is operating on the assembly line of Rodon, a plastics manufacturer in Pennsylvania. Rodon's VP says the technology is reducing costs and increasing productivity, but doesn't replace human workers who he says are needed to maintain the equipment.

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Breakingviews: Distruptive Apple

October 24, 2013 11:04 am | by ReutersTV | Videos

Richard Beales talks to Robert Cyran about Apple's new products and why the company's free software may cause the most angst for competitors like Microsoft.                           

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Thank The Government For Your Smartphone

October 24, 2013 11:00 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that much of the technology underlying your trusty smartphone was actually created in government labs. What does that mean for innovation in the future?                  

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Printing A 3D Robot

October 24, 2013 10:51 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Entrepreneurs can now download online blueprints of fully functional robots that you can build from your own 3D printer.                                     

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Entrepreneur Makes Money From China Smog

October 23, 2013 10:57 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Pollution causing school and airport closures in Harbin, China hurts many, but helps one entrepreneur trying to capitalize on the smog.                                 

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