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Google's Project Ara Wants To Change Smartphones

April 17, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

Project Ara, a smartphone you can customize, may seem like a crazy idea, but it's not half as crazy as what it takes to build it.                                   

MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Kill Switches, A Plug-In Super Car & AgencyGlass

April 17, 2014 12:51 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we discuss the latest on smartphone kill...

Dolby Works On Its Vision Of TV's Future

April 17, 2014 12:46 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Dolby may be a company known for its sound systems, but it's also developed imaging technology...

Highlights From The New York International Auto Show

April 17, 2014 11:38 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Car makers rev their engines for the New York International Auto Show this week as they show...

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Tiny Nuclear Power Plants Hold Promise

April 17, 2014 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.               

GE Selects Louisville For First ‘Micro-Factory’

April 16, 2014 12:46 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The micro-factory philosophy aims to bring an open platform and co-creation to the appliances market so that the company can create the products that consumers want at an accelerated pace.                 

Toyota Camry Gets A Makeover

April 16, 2014 12:40 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation.                                         

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The Corvette Z06 Convertible Unveiled

April 16, 2014 11:25 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Corvette Z06 Convertible was unveiled at the New York Auto show and boasts as much power as its hard-top sibling.                                      

3D Printing As A Service Has Big Potential For Manufacturing

April 15, 2014 12:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

3D Systems has announced their partnership with Staples for a pilot program that offers 3D printing services to small businesses. This offers enormous potential for small businesses to print with the technology without having to invest in it.

Engineering Newswire: Disposable Drones Printed For Cheap Spying

April 14, 2014 11:47 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire: Turning seawater into fuel; making disposable drones; and taking a look at a bionic kangaroo.                                    

Creating Fuel From Seawater

April 11, 2014 1:02 pm | by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | Videos | Comments

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

The $845,000 Porsche Plug-In Hybrid

April 10, 2014 12:13 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid uses two electric motors to get its 887 horsepower. The vehicle starts at $845,000 and CNNMoney was lucky enough to drive this monster around the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas and reports on their experience. 

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Toyota's Gas Cars Get Efficient Engine From Hybrids

April 10, 2014 9:26 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, in which the Japanese automaker is an industry leader.                          

Scientists Try To Build Heart With 3-D Printer

April 10, 2014 9:24 am | by Dylan Lovan, Associated Press | News | Comments

It is an ambitious project to first, make a heart and then get it to work in a patient, and it could be years — perhaps decades — before a 3-D printed heart would ever be put in a person.                  

Swiss Unveil New Solar Plane

April 9, 2014 12:58 pm | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swiss team planning to complete the first round-the-world solar flight next year unveiled a new version of their unique aircraft Wednesday, which they say could remain in the air indefinitely. Pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg said the Solar Impulse 2 improves upon the single-seater prototype that first took flight five years ago. 

Physicist Wins $1.3M Prize For Data Storage

April 9, 2014 12:43 pm | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin. The Finnish prize foundation cited the 58-year-old consulting professor at Stanford University in California for his "pioneering contribution to the science and application of spintronic materials" which it said has made "our contemporary online world largely possible."

Manufacturing Humans

April 8, 2014 12:41 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It appears that we’re on the cusp of a new world where custom human body parts can be grown or printed for those that need them. While doctors and researchers aren’t making the Six Million Dollar Man or Bionic Woman just yet, it looks like they’re not far off.

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The 30 Second Phone Charger

April 8, 2014 10:53 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

StoreDot has developed a prototype phone battery than can charge your phone in half a minute. The Israeli company CEO, Doron Myersdorf, said the technology came about while working on Alzheimer's Disease research. Take a look at the device in action.

The Hybrid Electronic Bike Of The Future

April 8, 2014 10:43 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Copenhagen Wheel, funded by Tumblr founder David Karp, is a smartphone controlled motor for your bike. The red hub is a self-contained unit that contains a motor, batteries, embedded control system and sensors that can go on almost any bicycle turning it into a hybrid electric bike. 

Engineering Newswire: World's Fastest Bullet Car

April 7, 2014 1:03 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're fixing the government with sixth grade math and racing the world's fastest RC Car. Also, while invisibility cloaks and stealth technology may seem easy in Hollywood movies, controlling and bending light around an object to make it invisible to the naked eye is actually quite difficult.

Save Costs On Press Upgrades

April 4, 2014 12:56 pm | by Pilz | Articles | Comments

The competency of the plant and machine builder are in demand when machinery is bought new, but where retrofit measures are concerned, it is the design engineers that are faced with a wide range of challenges.           

A Look Inside A 'Black Box'

April 4, 2014 12:30 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Technicians will read information from the flight recorder and determine if mechanical failure was at fault.                                         

Is Apple Losing Its Edge?

April 3, 2014 1:22 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Being one of the most valuable brands in the world by creating a culture of innovation and cool, it’s been a while since Apple has given the world something to marvel at. The pressure is on Apple these days, to say the least.

MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Wireless Electricity, Digital Paper & Airbag Jackets

April 3, 2014 12:46 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we'll discuss the latest on wireless electricity and Sony’s Digital Paper. We'll also talk about the new auto safety regulation and take a look at airbag jackets.           

Old Bowling Lanes Turned Into Luxury Furniture

April 2, 2014 12:02 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Jim Malone, owner of Brooklyn-based CounterEvolution, takes abandoned bowling lane wood and creates beautiful pieces of furniture for your home or office.                           

Samsung Says Patents Were Developed By Google Engineers

April 2, 2014 9:14 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Samsung fired back at Apple's accusations of patent theft Tuesday, saying the South Korean tech giant didn't write any of the Android software on its smartphones and tablets, Google did.                   

BlackBerry Wins Ruling Against iPhone Keyboard

April 1, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.                     

Supreme Court May Limit Software Patents

March 31, 2014 12:53 pm | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court appears willing to make it tougher to approve patents for computer software in a case that is being closely watched by technology companies.                           

Engineering Newswire: Half Drone, Half Satellite, StratoBus Prototype

March 31, 2014 10:36 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire: Creating nanoscale fingerprints; building a fully-functional desktop human; and building a fleet of half drone, half satellite StratoBuses.                       

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