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Engineering Newswire: Karate Robot Does Crane Kick On Cinder Blocks

November 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at the world’s smallest reed switch, flying atom planes that are stronger than graphene, and doing karate with the Atlas robot.                         

FDA Approves New, Hard-To-Abuse Hydrocodone Pill

November 21, 2014 10:08 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller...

Ford Builds Robots For Rough-And-Tumble Roads

November 20, 2014 12:57 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Ford developed robots to drive their trucks on the worst roads imaginable. Some courses are so...

The Band-Aid Of The Future Stops Bleeding Instantly

November 20, 2014 12:53 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

A small lab in Brooklyn is working on a gel that can stop bleeding in 20 seconds. Platelets...

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Mobile Phones To Get Handy Upgrade

November 20, 2014 12:46 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Computer Scientists at the University of Washington are developing a radar-like system that will allow users to control their wireless devices with hand gestures. The system uses the reflection of radio waves to track hand movements and translate them into commands.

L.A. Auto Show Eye Candy: A Preview

November 20, 2014 12:38 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Matt Hardigree, editor-in-chief at Jalopnik.com, and Bloomberg's Matt Miller previews the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.                                      

L.A. Becomes Stage For High-Speed Luxury Cars

November 20, 2014 10:40 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Few people need an SUV with 567 horsepower that can scream around a racetrack and go from zero to 60 in four seconds. A small but growing number want one.                           

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PTC Systems Engineering Solution

November 20, 2014 10:12 am | by PTC | Product Releases | Comments

PTC has announced the PTC Systems Engineering Solution, purpose-built to help organizations reduce risk and accelerate innovation in an increasingly smart, connected world.

When Fake 'Super Meat' Is Better Than The Real Thing

November 18, 2014 4:41 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Beyond Meat, maker of plant-based "chicken" and "ground beef," is aiming at the heart of the carnivorous market. Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown says their meatless products taste and feel like the real thing and they believe they can revolutionize the way we eat. 

Will Robots Replace Humans?

November 18, 2014 4:34 pm | by Mike Collins | Articles | Comments

American manufacturing has had great success in automating factories with robots and computers in the last 50 years, and computers are now eliminating many service jobs. This has caused a lot of speculation about how far artificial intelligence can be developed.

Rockwell Automation, AT&T Partnership To Make Smarter Machines

November 18, 2014 12:09 pm | by Rockwell Automation | News | Comments

Rockwell Automation and AT&T are collaborating to improve remote asset utilization and connected machine management.                                     

Pittsburgh's Robot Renaissance

November 18, 2014 12:04 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Pittsburgh is experiencing major economic growth due to a booming robotics industry.                                               

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Ford Pulls Back Curtain On New Shelby GT350

November 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Ford Shelby GT350 is back, powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine producing over 500 horsepower.                                             

Toyota To Start Sales Of Fuel Cell Car

November 18, 2014 10:02 am | by Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | News | Comments

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.                     

Nokia Plots Comeback With A Tablet

November 18, 2014 9:59 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to bring its brand back to consumers with a new tablet.                            

Reynolds Launching Heat-Not-Burn Cigarette

November 17, 2014 12:58 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Reynolds American is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes.                       

Why Diamonds May Be The Key To Smaller, Thinner Smartphones

November 17, 2014 12:47 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Most microprocessors are made from silicon. AKHAN Technologies is developing a way to make them from industrial diamonds, allowing the chips to be thinner and require less energy.                     

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Engineering Newswire: Engineers Drop Bombs For Safety

November 14, 2014 11:34 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at dropping bombs for safety, coating batteries for consumption, and saying goodbye to our bearded friend.                               

The Future Of Robotics May Be A Robot You Wear

November 13, 2014 12:23 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

In a small lab at Purdue University in Indiana, a new kind of robot is being developed. Research could some day lead to a revolution in what we wear, from rehabilitative clothing to military performance enhancers, to everyday athletic gear. 

This Car Has A Jet Engine

November 13, 2014 12:14 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The 1963 Chrysler Turbine car has a jet engine under its hood. In its heyday, it represented the future of automobiles.                                     

A $40 Invention That Could Transform Heathcare

November 13, 2014 12:02 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

British chip designer ARM Holdings is best known for supplying processors to mobile giants like Apple. Now the company has thrown its weight behind a tiny Cambridge-based startup named SimPrints that may be on the brink of revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare.

The Drone That Is Years Ahead Of Google And Facebook

November 12, 2014 12:53 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Satellites are so 2014. Airbus is developing a high-altitude, solar-powered drone that can stay aloft indefinitely. It could deliver wireless service where towers are too hard or expensive to maintain.              

'AirLegs' Technology Helps Troops Stay One Step Ahead

November 12, 2014 12:48 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The military's DARPA lab creates stunning inventions, and they could help service members stay one step ahead when answering the call of duty. Chip Reid reports on the new "AirLegs" technology for U.S. troops.           

Startup Working To Turn Hoverboards Into Reality

November 12, 2014 9:44 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Skateboarding is going airborne this fall with the launch of the first real commercially marketed hoverboard which uses magnetics to float about an inch off the ground. The creators believe their technology will someday be used to transport large containers or hold buildings above earthquakes as the ground shakes below.

Meet GM's $4M Rolling Propaganda Machine

November 11, 2014 12:27 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

This 33-foot-long 30,000 pound 1940 GM mega-bus represented the size and power of General Motors at its mightiest.                                       

Ford's CEO On The Aluminum F-150

November 11, 2014 12:23 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

After a dismal last quarter, CEO Mark Fields says he plans to turn Ford around as the company unveils its new F-150 truck.                                     

Microsoft Drops Nokia Name With Newest Lumia Phone

November 11, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft has unveiled a cheaper smartphone, costing about 110 euros ($135), as it eyes emerging and other low-cost markets for growth.                                 

A Mid-Air Touch Screen Made Of Mist

November 7, 2014 11:10 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A Polish company is producing a high-resolution, interactive screen made of nothing but water vapor. The screen allows users to control images in mid-air.                           

Engineering Newswire: Flying In A Windowless Plane

November 7, 2014 10:47 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at rocket science, flying in a windowless plane, bringing new life to FrankenEyes … and flying a car.                                 

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