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Engineering Newswire: Musk Unveils Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship

December 19, 2014 10:29 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at bringing sports car sounds to the minivan, landing drones on an autonomous spaceport ship, and sculpting the world’s smallest human … in the nude.                   

You Can Drink This Car's Exhaust

December 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Toyota Mirai is a Hydrogen fuel cell powered car that emits 100 percent pure high quality...

High Tech Bracelet To Turns Your Arm Into A Screen

December 18, 2014 11:41 am | by Buzz60 | Videos | Comments

A French company is looking to produce the Cicret, a smart device that you wear. This device is...

BlackBerry Launches Classic In Last-Ditch Effort

December 17, 2014 1:53 pm | by Barbara Ortutay & Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a...

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Cheap, Clean, Fusion Power One Step Closer To Reality

December 17, 2014 1:44 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a new type of fusion reactor that could generate eco-friendly power for less money than fossil fuels.                         

Ford Introduces Sync 3

December 17, 2014 1:38 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ford CTO Raj Nair discusses the company’s innovation strategy and roll out of the new 2015 F-150 pickup truck.                                        

Apple Wins Class-Action Lawsuit Over iPod Prices

December 17, 2014 9:44 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.           


Digital Knitwear Puts New Spin On Customized Fashion

December 16, 2014 12:59 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

London-based design studio KNYTTAN has developed a system to let shoppers design their own unique woolen sweaters and scarves. The team hopes to give the traditionally tacky Christmas sweater a sartorial boost.           

How Phones Became Our Everything

December 16, 2014 12:54 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Phones are, in many ways, the defining technology of our time. They are our increasingly personalized keycards to an interconnected world and it's a trend experts say will only continue in the future. But how did we get here, and where is the technology going?

A 21st Century Bike

December 15, 2014 12:22 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Richard Quest tries out a bike with springs in its wheels — the Loopwheels.                                                  

Engineering Newswire: Electric Scooter Unfolds In A Second

December 12, 2014 10:34 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at searching the sea with robotic ocean gliders, unfolding an electric scooter in a single second, and shielding eyes from blinding headlights.                     

F-35 Fighter Jet Has Another Problem

December 11, 2014 10:44 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Lockheed Martin's F-35 jet has had lots of problems since its first flight in 2006. Now as the planes start to arrive at Air Force bases around the country, another issue has come to light.                 


Making The Power Grid 'Smarter And Better'

December 9, 2014 12:18 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

High demand for electrical power is putting strain on the grid and leaving us at risk of blackouts, but new technologies such as smart grids and microgrids offer promise for the future.                   

Elon Musk’s Big Bet On Battery Technology

December 9, 2014 12:12 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Cory Johnson discusses how Tesla CEO Elon Musk is disrupting utilities.                                                   

E-Cig Tech Takes Off As Regulation Looms

December 8, 2014 10:02 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Federal officials say the technology race for e-cigarettes could make creating standards for the devices, which heat a liquid to create vapor rather than burning tobacco, more difficult in the future.               

Lamborghini Asterion: One Sexy Hybrid

December 5, 2014 10:24 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

This isn't a wimpy hybrid. This is a 900+ horsepower behemoth that has all the style you'd expect from a luxury Lamborghini.                                    

Shoes, Perfectly Balanced

December 5, 2014 10:15 am | by New Balance | Articles | Comments

No two runners are the same. So, New Balance has taken to personalizing a runner’s shoes with EOS industrial 3D printing technology to additively manufacture individualized spike plates that improve individual runner's performance.     


Chevrolet's 'Ultimate' Race-Ready Camaro

December 4, 2014 11:29 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Chris Woodyard goes for a spin with Jim Campbell, General Motors' performance car and motorsports chief in the U.S., outside Las Vegas to put a Camaro SS with a track parts package to the test.                 

A Lawsuit, Fighting A Recall & Quality Control

December 3, 2014 1:13 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

So far it’s an interesting week for three large manufacturers. Apple is facing an antitrust class action lawsuit over its iPod, Takata is fighting back against a nationwide U.S. air bag recall and the NTSB released a report on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner battery issues of 2013.

'Smart Guns' To Bring Transparency To Police Shootings

December 3, 2014 1:02 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Law enforcement in California is testing smart pistols equipped with technology that alerts police dispatchers whenever their gun is unholstered or fired. The experimental technology is meant to protect police and provide detailed insight into officer involved shootings.

Emails: Jobs Determined To Keep iPod Apple-Only

December 3, 2014 11:01 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices.         

2015 Design For Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition Seeks Submissions

December 3, 2014 10:28 am | by SME | News | Comments

SME’s annual Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition is calling for high school and college student designers to submit custom designs featuring additive manufacturing.                    

Flavor On Tap With Personalized Beer

December 2, 2014 12:57 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Beer-drinkers could have the opportunity to personalize the taste of their favorite brew if bars and taverns adopt new technology at the pump.                               

The Supersonic Jets Of Tomorrow

December 2, 2014 12:53 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Companies are working on building supersonic jets that can fly twice as fast as today's commercial planes.                                         

Jurors To Hear Steve Jobs Testimony At Apple Trial

December 2, 2014 10:00 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

After nearly a decade in legal wrangling, a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPod music players heads to trial on Tuesday in a California federal court. A key witness will be none other than the company's legendary late founder Steve Jobs, who will be heard in a videotaped deposition.

MIT Engineers Have High Hopes For Cheetah Robot

December 1, 2014 9:52 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's a robot unlike any other: inspired by the world's fastest land animal, controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors — including one used to maneuver drones, satellites and ballistic missiles.           

White House Veto Threat Puts Business Tax Credits On Ice

November 26, 2014 9:45 am | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | News | Comments

Speculation on Capitol Hill focused on a potential agreement to permanently enact tax breaks on business investments in new equipment and R&D, but the White House immediately weighed in with a veto threat.        

A Look At Toyota's Hydrogen-Powered Car

November 21, 2014 4:21 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Toyota unveiled its new model of a hydrogen-powered car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Manuel Bojorquez spoke with the CEO of Toyota North America about what he sees as the future of driving.                 

Growing Plants In The Air

November 21, 2014 4:15 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

AeroFarms has developed a vertical farming system that can grow organic baby leafy greens in urban settings. They're doing it using aeroponics — the process of growing plants in mist without any soil — and plan to launch a branded product from a new 80,000-square-foot warehouse in Newark, New Jersey. 

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