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Say Hello To Project Tango

February 21, 2014 10:12 am | by Google ATAP | Videos

Google's Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.                                       

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Face To Face: Technology’s Role In Manufacturing

February 20, 2014 4:28 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos

In this week’s Face To Face, we’ve invited Steve Leavitt, General Manager of U.S. Cloud Solutions at Exact Online, to talk about how technology is playing an increasing role in manufacturing success.               

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Villagers Attack, Commercial Drones & Robotic Customer Service

February 20, 2014 11:39 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss villagers attacking a factory, as well as some toilet humor gone wrong. We’ll also talk about the taxi of tomorrow, and take a look at a hybrid vehicle designed for land and water.  

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A Self-Driving Tesla From Swiss Futurists

February 20, 2014 11:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The Rinspeed XchangE concept car explores all that might be possible to do in a car once you no longer have to drive it yourself.                                   

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NASCAR Automotive Tech: Future Safety Advancements

February 20, 2014 10:58 am | by NASCAR | Videos

Engineers at NASCAR discuss the newest trends in automotive racing safety, including updates to safety nets and a redesigned windshield.                                 

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Inside The World's Largest Solar Plant

February 20, 2014 10:51 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is now online in California and can provide enough power for 140,000 homes.                                     

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'Back To The Future' Self-Tying Power Laces Coming Soon

February 19, 2014 9:34 am | by USA Today | Videos

Nike will introduce self-tying "power laces," as worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. In the 1989 movie, the power laces became a reality in 2015. Sure enough, next year is when Nike will unveil the laces, confirmed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield.

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Why BMW Built A Bobsled

February 18, 2014 10:03 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The U.S. Olympic team tapped the automaker to design and develop its two-man bobsled for the 2014 Winter Games.                                       

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It's A Low-Wage Recovery

February 14, 2014 3:51 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

President Obama signs into law a minimum wage increase for a small group of federal workers and Amazon says it will hire 2,500 in its factories. These two moves do little to address the need of the millions more good paying jobs lost in the recession.

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VW's Passat, Made In Tennessee

February 14, 2014 9:47 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Take a tour of Volkswagen's $1 billion plant that opened in Chattanooga, TN.                                                 

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The Bourbon Boom

February 13, 2014 10:45 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Clay Risen, author of American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit, discusses the billion dollar bourbon boom.                               

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Cadillac ELR: Plug-In Luxury, Hefty Cost

February 13, 2014 10:30 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The Cadillac ELR is a plug-in that also has a gasoline engine to extend its distance. The car has excellent suspension, decent acceleration, but the $76,000 price tag is a lot for a two-door Cadillac.               

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Making The All-New Apple Mac Pro

February 13, 2014 10:25 am | by Apple | Videos

The Mac Pro is a computer unlike any Apple have ever created. To build it, the company pioneered new processes, innovated manufacturing techniques and essentially rethought how to make a computer. This is the story of how it all comes together. 

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World In 2050: Tech Breakthroughs And Lifestyle Revolutions

February 13, 2014 10:17 am | by Reuters Newslook | Videos

Forum for the Future founder Jonathon Porritt shares his excitement at how upbeat and dynamic the world could be in 2050, if we play our cards right.                             

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Commercial Drones Take Flight

February 12, 2014 9:40 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

North Dakota is home to the military's Predator drone and is one of six FAA approved test sites for unmanned aircraft systems.                                    

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Gun Industry Courts Women

February 11, 2014 9:23 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Gun manufacturers are clearly trying to catch the eye and wallet of women, who are becoming a more important segment of their customer base.                               

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The High-Tech Racing Apparel Of Team USA Speed Skaters

February 10, 2014 9:48 am | by CBS News | Videos

Team USA's long-track speed skaters will take the ice in Sochi wearing some of the most high-tech racing apparel the Olympics has ever seen — created by a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Under Armour.             

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Hyundai's Alabama Manufacturing Facility

February 6, 2014 2:53 pm | by LetsTalkWheels | Videos

Travel to Montgomery, Alabama and the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing facility where they build the popular Elantra and Sonata models. This tour gives you an up close look at the equipment and practices of a Hyundai facility.         

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: 3D Printed Homes, Exploding Toilets & Crash Tests

February 6, 2014 12:00 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss a plant collapse in Omaha, as well as a recall for exploding toilets. We’ll also talk about 3D printing trends for 2014, and take a look at a Star Trek Tricorder you can buy today.  

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Face To Face: Makuta Technics

February 6, 2014 11:52 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos

3D printing has become a hot topic in manufacturing lately as the technology continues to get smaller and more affordable, while innovators look to do more with the technology. In this week's Face to Face, we've invited Stu Kaplan, president of Makuta Technics, an Indiana micro molder part of the Sansyu Group, to talk about what impact 3d printing will have on manufacturers in 2014.

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