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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.           

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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.

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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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HP Gets A Reality Check

April 4, 2013 9:48 am | by CNN Money | Videos

HP is the best performer in the Dow this year, but isn't out of the woods just yet. The strong rally may be over now that Goldman Sachs has downgraded the struggling computer maker's stock to sell. CNN assistant managing editor Paul R. La Monica reports. 

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Google Rumored To Manufacture Glass In U.S.

April 4, 2013 9:37 am | by CBS News | Videos

Google Glass, the search engine giant's latest venture into the hardware market, has been rumored to be manufactured inside the U.S. The Financial Times claims Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will make the first run of Google Glass in Santa Clara, but when Mayor Jamie Matthews reached out to both companies, he got no response. Kiet Do reports.

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Why Global Carmakers Are Feeling Good

April 3, 2013 9:30 am | by CNN Money | Videos

The auto market is up, the worldwide economic recovery continues, and auto manufacturers seem to be doing well. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says there is "much more excitement" thanks to profits in the auto industry despite the bad economy in Europe.

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3D Printing Stocks: Fad Or For Real?

April 2, 2013 10:25 am | by CNN Money | Videos

3D printing is a very hot sector, but is there a way for investors to play this trend? Turns out, there is. Recent IPO ExOne reported sales that topped forecasts, lifting shares of it and rivals 3D Systems and Stratsys. But this is still a new and risky market.

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Markets Charge Ahead

April 1, 2013 10:26 am | by CNN Money | Videos

With all major indices up about 10 percent so far this year, investors are optimistic that 2013 will be a robust year for the economy. The S&P is topping its peak that it reached six years ago, marking the first quarter many economists and investors have been waiting for. 

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Closing The Skills Gap In Manufacturing

April 1, 2013 9:29 am | by McGladreyNews | Videos

Warren Young, chief executive officer of Acme Industries, and Jim Nelson, vice president of the Illinois Manufacturers Association, discuss the outlook for manufacturing workforce as well as programs designed to close the workforce skills gap.

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The Future Of Localized Manufacturing

April 1, 2013 9:22 am | by ForaTV | Videos

Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, and Robert Atkinson, Founder and President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, argue about the role of localized 3D printing in manufacturing's tomorrow. 

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Solar-powered Plane Energizes Industry

March 29, 2013 9:22 am | by CBS News | Videos

Two pilots are preparing to fly across the U.S., powered only by the sun. CBS News' John Blackstone talks to the team looking to make aviation history. The plane's wings are as wide as a 747 and can fly day and night without a drop of fuel. 

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Manufacturing Makes America Strong

March 28, 2013 10:31 am | by NAMvideo | Videos

Manufacturing makes America strong. It makes families and communities strong. It provides national security. It gives us energy security. And for the 12 million men and women who work in manufacturing, it gives us pride. Caterpillar, Inc. CEO & NAM Board Chairman Doug Oberhelman tells the story of manufacturing in America and the history of the National Association of Manufacturers.

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The Bigger Bill Of A Connected Future

March 28, 2013 9:36 am | by CNN Money | Videos

As companies begin to connect thermostats, cars, and glasses to the Internet, carriers are looking for a way to bill those items. Wireless carriers are all looking at ways to get the lives of consumers onto their networks and get them to pay for a connected life. CNN tech reporter David Goldman explains. 

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Largest Cyberattack In History?

March 28, 2013 9:26 am | by NBC News | Videos

One company that blocks spam has blacklisted another company that hosts websites because it's believed that they host too much spam -- as a result, the website hosting company has clogged the Internet by overloading the spam blocker with requests for service. NBC's Katy Tur reports. 

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Zero Hope For BlackBerry?

March 28, 2013 9:18 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Shares of BlackBerry, the company formerly known as Research In Motion, plunged after the lackluster U.S. launch of its new Z10 smartphone and the stock was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. Blackberry stock has been volatile over the last few weeks, and the new phone doesn't seem to be helping.

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Former CEO Ed Whitacre On Saving GM

March 28, 2013 9:14 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Former General Motors chairman and CEO, Ed Whitacre, says that he found the company in a "general state of confusion" as it was about to emerge from bankruptcy. Whitacre also says morale was low when he assumed the top job at General Motors and that the government's bailout avoided a catastrophe.

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