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

March 27, 2015 | by Product Design & Development | 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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Ford Unveils The Focus RS Ahead Of The NY Auto Show

March 26, 2015 11:32 am | by The Street

The Focus RS is the fourth high-performance vehicle Ford has unveiled in the segment and plans to add 8 more performance vehicles by 2020. 


Flashback To 1988: Flying Car Test Flight

March 25, 2015 12:21 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

In this flashback, inventor Paul Moller invited CBS News to witness a test flight of his flying car, the M200X. 


Invisible Solar Cells That Could Power Skyscrapers

March 24, 2015 12:41 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Silicon Valley startup Ubiquitous Energy is making the world’s first transparent solar cells, a technology that could greatly expand the reach of solar power. 


The Cars That Could Save Aston Martin

March 24, 2015 12:38 pm | by CNNMoney

Aston Martin unveiled two future cars at the Geneva Auto Show. CEO Andy Palmer hopes they are the key to expanding the brand without losing its heritage.


Girls & Tech: Efforts To Encourage Young Women Into Programming

March 23, 2015 1:22 pm | by ABC News

Lana Zak investigates the efforts being made to get more girls into technology fields.


A $35,000 'Robo-Clock'

March 23, 2015 1:18 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Eccentric Swiss watchmaker MB&F has launched a $35,000 robot clock at the Baselworld watch trade fair, complete with "mechanical brain" and flashing red eyes. The company's founder talked to Bloomberg about pushing the boundaries of clock making.


Inside Google's New Self-Driving Car

March 20, 2015 11:26 am | by USA TODAY

Marco della Cava got an exclusive look at Google's self-driving car at the Google facility in Mountain View, Calif. 


Engineering Newswire: Bicycle Hybrid Reaches 100 MPH

March 20, 2015 11:11 am | by Product Design & Development

This Engineering Newswire looks at flying rockets through the Northern Lights, sticking giant earth catheters into geysers, and taking the fastest bike ride in the world.


Lawsuit Claims High Levels Of Arsenic In Top-Selling Wines

March 20, 2015 11:07 am | by CBS News

A proposed class action lawsuit was filed Thursday in California that claims some of the country's top selling wines have high levels of arsenic. Some brands have up to four and five times the maximum amount the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows for drinking water.  


Test Ride: Mercedes Self-Driving Luxury Car

March 19, 2015 11:49 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Brian Cooley takes a ride inside Mercedes' F 015 self-driving vehicle and explains why it could be the future of mobility.


Microsoft Unveils The Future Of Skype For Business

March 19, 2015 11:43 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Microsoft has launched a preview of Skype for Business that gives us a glimpse of the future workspace.


Flying Cars Coming In 2017

March 19, 2015 11:38 am | by CNNMoney

The Slovakian company AeroMobil will begin selling a flying car in 2017.


Midsize Truck Myth: Why Chevy's New Urban Pickup Is Huge

March 18, 2015 12:17 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Since the Chevrolet Colorado went on sale last year it's been flying off dealership lots. The truck is important, because it fills a segment that Detroit had been ignoring for years: midsize trucks. 


Whiskey Sales Soar, Lead Spirits Industry

March 18, 2015 12:14 pm | by Bloomberg Business

The founder and CEO of 2 Gingers, Kieran Folliard, discusses rising U.S. whiskey sales.


A Drone That Throws Flames, Sprays Graffiti

March 18, 2015 12:10 pm | by CNNMoney

Tyrone the Drone can spray graffiti and produce fire from the sky. Laurie Segall reports.


Tiny Blue Bubbles Designed To Help Save The Planet

March 17, 2015 11:46 am | by Bloomberg Business

A team of engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory may have found a way to capture CO2 from power plants, using tiny blue capsules that look like fish eggs.


Growing Controversy Over Craft Beer Trademarks

March 17, 2015 11:43 am | by CBS News

Naming beer is harder than you might think. Passionate brewers are going up against each other over something as simple as the name and image. 


Satya Nadella On Microsoft's Future

March 17, 2015 11:39 am | by CNNMoney

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks to CNN's Maggie Lake about the company's future in a world driven by data.


Ford F-150 Still Sees Strong Demand

March 16, 2015 12:03 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Joe Hinrichs, president of the Americas at Ford Motor Co., talks about production and demand for the new F-150 series, the addition of 900 workers at Ford's Kansas City plant, and the impact of a stronger dollar on Ford.


Deadly Bacteria Outbreak Prompts Ice Cream Recall

March 16, 2015 12:00 pm | by CBS News

Health officials say three people have died after eating ice cream tainted with Listeria.



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