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Engineering Newswire: TRON Lightcycle Breaks Out Of The System

April 24, 2015 11:24 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at savings lives with a tiny dot, driving a super-efficient SuperTruck, rewriting rock history and going to auction to bet on TRONs light cycle.

Cafe Racer: Not Your Ordinary Motorcycle

April 24, 2015 11:19 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Walt Seigl speaks to WSJ's Jonathan Welsh about the rising popularity of the cafe racer...

Crazy Cars You Won't Want To Buy At Shanghai's Auto Show

April 23, 2015 11:21 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

There are fast cars, smart cars and self-driving cars, but what about crazy cars? Carlos Tejada...

VW Official: Automaker May Revive 'Bus'

April 23, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A member of Volkswagen's board recently disclosed that the German automaker is working on an...

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Jaguar Land Rover Is Furious Over Chinese Knockoff

April 22, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover is accusing a Chinese automaker of copying its cars. At issue is the Chinese LandWind,  which appears to be a rip-off of the Land Rover Evoque SUV design.

Chrysler Uses 3D Printing To Improve Axles

April 22, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

3D printing is helping Chrysler engineers gain a better understanding of its vehicle component designs.

The Impossible To Describe Chevrolet-FNR Concept Car

April 21, 2015 11:07 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

General Motor’s unveiled its Chevrolet-FNR concept car at their Shanghai GM Gala Night, which celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the brand in China. 


The Silicon Valley Superfood That Makes You 'Bulletproof'

April 21, 2015 10:52 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

In the late 1990s, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey was overweight and struggling to stay focused. Many adventures and $300,000 later, his "bio- hacking" endeavors eventually led him to create Bulletproof Coffee, a brew he claims gives you steady energy throughout the day and suppresses your appetite for hours. 

MINI And Qualcomm Look To Augment The Driving Experience

April 20, 2015 12:20 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

MINI of BMW Group partnered with Qualcomm to create an augmented reality experience. The prototype — which uses aviator-type goggles and a specially outfitted MINI — is focused on safety and making the driver experience more fun. 

Mashing Up A Plane And A Car

April 20, 2015 12:11 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Jeff Bloch, also known as "Speedy Cop", is a Washington D.C. police officer who's been building out-of-left-field cars for years. His plane-car is a mashup of an old Cessna prop plane and 1987 Toyota van.

Engineering Newswire: Robot Takes A Pounding In Dodgeball Barrage

April 17, 2015 11:38 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at starting up the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, grabbing objects with a giant tongue gripper and playing dodgeball with a bipedal robot. 

Inside Jaguar's Virtual Innovation Center

April 16, 2015 11:15 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

At Jaguar's state-of-the-art innovation center, concepts become cars in a virtual world before a single piece of metal needs to be cast.


3D Printing 'Will Bring Mass Customization'

April 14, 2015 10:48 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

3D printing pioneers say their technology can return us to our pre-industrial roots, where customized designs trump mass production.

Manufactured Wood Made Without Trees

April 14, 2015 10:42 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

After disrupting the packaging industry with a line of fully biodegradable mushroom packaging, Ecovative Design is now setting their sights on replacing manufactured wood products.

Engineering Newswire: New Rube Goldberg Designs Violin Playing Machine

April 10, 2015 11:21 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at controlling headlights with our eyes, learning how the bench top factory will change our lives, and building kinetic sculptures with the new Rube Goldberg. 

Ultra-Luxury Automakers Spark $1M Car Trend

April 10, 2015 11:13 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Luxury automakers are pushing the limits of high-end automobiles with the latest trend delivering vehicles with a purchase price topping out at more than $1 million.

Ford CEO Discusses Latest Models And Technology

April 9, 2015 11:17 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Ford Motor Company revealed new models at the New York International Auto Show. CEO Mark Fields talks about what to expect from the company.


The World’s Tiniest Computer

April 8, 2015 11:50 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

We’re a long way from the 1960s when mainframe computers took up entire rooms. Now, there’s a one millimeter cubed computer that can fit on the edge of a nickel.

GM Cars Will Spy On Your Teen's Driving

April 8, 2015 10:56 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motors' new Teen Driver monitoring system can track your child's speed and give you a driving report card. But can it track adults as well?

Apple Watch Testing In The Real World

April 8, 2015 10:52 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Ed Baig has been wearing an Apple Watch for the past week. Here are his thoughts on Apple's most anticipated since the iPad. 

BMW’s Crash-Proof Car

April 7, 2015 12:08 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

With constant news about ignition switches and exploding gas tanks, it’s nice to hear that BMW is taking a step toward accident avoidance. 

Colleges Help City Kids Join Robotics Craze

April 7, 2015 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Michigan high school students from some urban districts are able to compete in robotics thanks to the good will, plus the space, tools and know-how of nearby universities

A Tour Of The New York International Auto Show

April 6, 2015 11:31 am | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

A walk-through of the New York Auto Show floor and some of the big announcements. 

Engineering Newswire: Bulletproof Laptop Bag Could Save Your Life

April 3, 2015 11:50 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at sending gas-sensing capsules to your gut, stopping speeding projectiles with a laptop bag and 3D printing a flowery pavilion with a unique cement.

Inside Microsoft's Secret Design Lab

April 2, 2015 11:53 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Microsoft demonstrates how it designs and prototypes all of its gadgets at the hardware lab in Redmond, Wash.

Aston Martin Exploring Electric Car Partners

April 1, 2015 10:40 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Andy Palmer talks about the automaker's prospects for developing an electric car and the luxury sport-utility vehicle market. 

Lincoln Returns To Its Roots With New Continental

March 30, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Ford’s 98-year-old Lincoln brand is bringing back the Continental full-size sedan 13 years after retiring the vehicle nameplate. Take a look at the Lincoln Continental through the years, as well as a preview of the next generation of the iconic vehicle. 

The Apple Watch And The Bauble-ization Of Wearable Tech

March 30, 2015 11:06 am | by Sagar Jethani | Articles | Comments

While Apple is to be credited for helping force the evolution of wearable tech beyond being mere novelty items, manufacturers following in Apple’s wake must avoid the temptation to merely produce baubles with microchips.

Engineering Newswire: Elio Unveils Engine Prototype For 3-Wheel, 84 MPG Car

March 27, 2015 11:26 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at battling gorilla arm, putting an end to public urination, and building an all-new internal combustion engine for the first time in 60 years.

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