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Manufacturing Minute: Boeing's Drone-Killing Laser

September 1, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

In this episode, a laser cannon that kills drones, MIT's latest 3D printing breakthrough and Fiat Chrysler's renewed appeals to GM.

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Scientists Develop Magic Glass To Chill Homes

August 31, 2015 12:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal

A research team at the University of Texas at Austin is developing a new type of smart glass that can selectively block out light and heat-producing infrared rays to cool down homes in the summer.

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Amazon: What's The Future After R&D Cutback?

August 31, 2015 12:19 pm | by Wall Street Journal

Amazon laid off dozens of engineers who worked at its Lab126 unit and scaled back on several ambitious projects. What's behind CEO Jeff Bezos's move and what consumer product projects are still in development?

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Engineering Newswire: Autonomous Ship To Cross Atlantic

August 28, 2015 12:08 pm | by Product Design & Development

This Engineering Newswire looks at highlighting space station benefits to humanity, diagnosing brain injuries with color changing film and sailing across the Atlantic on an autonomous ship.

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Meg Whitman: The Girls Run HP

August 28, 2015 11:59 am | by CNNMoney

HP CEO Meg Whitman talks about leading HP through turbulent times, laying off 55,000 workers and focusing on the importance of female leadership.

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Gestures Replace Remote Controls At Home

August 27, 2015 12:22 pm | by CNNMoney

Soon you'll be able to control devices at home with the simple flick of a finger, all thanks to gesture control technology. Currently used in the Xbox Kinect and smartphones, this technology is now set to revolutionize your home.

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You've Been Wrong About The Porsche Panamera This Whole Time

August 27, 2015 12:13 pm | by CNET

The Panamera is not one of Porsche's most loved models and at least one man thinks that shouldn't be the case.

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Manufacturing Minute: Coexisting With Our Robot Overlords

August 27, 2015 12:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

In this episode, a mayo that isn’t, a crowdfunded vertical takeoff airplane and robots taking U.S. jobs.

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Industry Insider: Acquity On The Impact Of The e-Marketplace, Pt. 3

August 26, 2015 11:44 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

In the conclusion of our discussion, Bob Barr of Acquity Group provides some tips for distributors who are moving their businesses online.

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Designs That Make A Difference

August 26, 2015 11:37 am | by CBS News

Industrial designer Yves Behar has made products for companies like Prada and Samsung, but his proudest achievement is a five-dollar pair of glasses that are helping poor school children see.

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Manufacturing Minute: 3D Printed Glass

August 25, 2015 12:11 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor

In this episode, why Google’s Project Ara is being pushed back again, 3D printed glass and a machine that can literally suck carbon dioxide out of the air.

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Manufacturing MakerBots For The Mass Market

August 25, 2015 12:00 pm | by IEEE Spectrum

How an engineer re-jiggered a 3D printer and its factory to streamline production.

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From The Top: The Internet Of Things

August 24, 2015 12:14 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

The Industrial Internet of Things is expected to become a $200 billion or more global industry over the next few years. Microsoft’s Colin Masson discusses why Industrial IoT is the next big thing. 

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Tesla Upgrades Showrooms For The Model X SUV Debut

August 24, 2015 12:12 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Betty Liu reports on the revamping of Tesla showrooms. 

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Will OPEC Blink?

August 24, 2015 12:09 pm | by CNNMoney

Saudi Arabia's decision to keep pumping oil to put its shale rivals out of business appears to have backfired, as the price keeps falling. Will Saudi and OPEC blink and try and force oil prices higher?

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Engineering Newswire: Army Fires 138 Rockets To Test New Armor

August 21, 2015 12:19 pm | by Product Design & Development

This Engineering Newswire looks at riding on the world’s smallest electric vehicle, monitoring our stress levels with the Sensor Puck and firing 138 rockets to test the Army’s new armor.

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Ford Patent Paves Way For Living Room On Wheels

August 21, 2015 12:15 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Ford Motor Company has received a patent for an automobile that can be turned into a lounge with the comforts of your living room while driving in "autonomous" mode. 

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Robotic Manufacturing To Build Largest Composite Rocket Parts Ever

August 20, 2015 12:05 pm | by NASA's Marshall Center

Experts explain how a new robotic composite fiber placement system will be used to build large space structures for space vehicles.

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The Smart Home Of Our Dreams Is Almost Here

August 20, 2015 11:50 am | by The Verge

We expect our phones, tablets and sometimes even our watches to be connected. The next great platform, however, is about connecting everything in your home. Here's a look at the products manufacturers are integrating IoT technology into. 

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Manufacturing Minute: The Inflatable Space Elevator

August 20, 2015 11:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

In this episode, an elevator to the sky, a robot for the home and the U.S.'s first Chinese-made car.

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Building The First Worldwide Ford Mustang

August 19, 2015 12:29 pm | by Forbes

For the first time since its introduction 50 years ago, America’s iconic pony car is headed overseas this year. Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant outside Detroit is gearing up to meet the needs of Mustang lovers in 110 countries.

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