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Strange But True Twinkie Facts

May 4, 2015 | by Forbes | Comments

How the Hostess Twinkie grew from a Great Depression experiment to a billion dollar brand.

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Engineering Newswire: NASA Prepares To Crash Into Mercury

May 1, 2015 11:25 am | by Product Design & Development

This Engineering Newswire looks at the Solo drone, getting ready to crash into Mercury, and cooking in the world’s first robotic kitchen.


The Most Sophisticated Manufacturing Process In The World

April 30, 2015 11:28 am | by Intel

Meet John Breseke, Director of Manufacturing IT at Intel, whose job it is to help design and manage arguably the most automated and sophisticated manufacturing process in the world. 


This Is How You Hand-Make A Rolls-Royce

April 30, 2015 11:20 am | by CNNMoney

The Rolls-Royce is an icon of luxury. Here's a look at the Rolls factory in Goodwood, England where young people use traditional methods to hand-craft almost every inch of a Rolls-Royce.


The Entire History Of Tesla In Two Minutes

April 30, 2015 11:16 am | by Bloomberg Business

Tesla is a young company, but it's already made history. Sam Grobart takes a quick look back at some of Tesla's milestones since its founding in 2003.


Dymaxion Car – Cool, But How Does It Drive?

April 29, 2015 11:45 am | by Wall Street Journal

Buckminster Fuller's 1933 foray into automobiles gave us the Dymaxion Car, and enthusiast Jeff Lane has one of the only working replicas in the world. Dan Neil takes the road zeppelin for a spin...or should we say wobble?


Rocket Scientists Reinventing Shoes

April 29, 2015 11:02 am | by Bloomberg Business

Dolly Singh talks about the benefits of hiring astronauts and rocket scientists to create the world’s first “high performance, high fashion” high heels.


BlackBerry's CEO Open To Working With Apple

April 28, 2015 11:49 am | by CNNMoney

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the company would be willing to make all their software available for any operating system.


The First Cell Phone Call Was An Epic Troll

April 27, 2015 11:18 am | by Bloomberg Business

Dr. Martin Cooper and his team at Motorola decided to build a truly wireless mobile phone, a handheld device that would truly free consumers to communicate on the go. 


Volvo CEO: U.S. Growth To Return This Year

April 27, 2015 11:13 am | by Bloomberg Business

Hakan Samuelsson, chief executive officer of Volvo Car Group, talks about plans to revive sales in the U.S. and the new XC90 sport-utility vehicle.


What Analysts Are Missing On Cloud Computing Services

April 27, 2015 11:08 am | by Bloomberg Business

Activate co-founder Michael Wolf discusses cloud computing and the success of Amazon’s web business.


Engineering Newswire: TRON Light Cycle Breaks Out Of The System

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

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

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


A Marketplace For The Newest Niche Gadgets

April 24, 2015 11:11 am | by Forbes

Startups are making the foray into manufacturing hardware, but aside from trade shows, most remain undiscovered by the average consumer. Lumoid is the startup looking to fix that.


Intel's Compute Stick Crams A Windows PC Into The Palm Of Your Hand

April 23, 2015 11:44 am | by CNET

The Compute Stick offers enough power to stream HD video, tackle the web and will work anywhere there's an HDMI port.


Coke Finally Tasting Success After Changing Business Formula

April 23, 2015 11:29 am | by NewsyBusiness

For the first time in nine quarters, Coke reported a 1 percent increase in global net revenue, which was aided by a 6 percent bump in North America.


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

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

There are fast cars, smart cars and self-driving cars, but what about crazy cars? Carlos Tejada takes us to the Shanghai Auto Show for a preview of high-tech autos that you may not want to drive.


Computer Security Has ‘Failed,’ Tech Expert Says

April 22, 2015 11:57 am | by USA TODAY

Breaches and attacks have gotten worse and will continue to get worse until the computer security world changes its mindset, says RSA President Amit Yoran. Elizabeth Weise reports from the big cybersecurity conference in San Francisco. 


PepsiCo's Taster Sips 600 Cups Of Tea A Day

April 22, 2015 11:50 am | by CNNMoney

PepsiCo's Pure Leaf Tea Master John Cheetham is a 'tea sommelier' with 17 years of experience. He takes Cristina Alesci through his tasting process.


Has Elon Musk Turned Tesla Around?

April 21, 2015 10:56 am | by Bloomberg Business

Ashlee Vance reports on Google’s negotiation for a deal to buy a nearly bankrupt Tesla.


The Silicon Valley Superfood That Makes You 'Bulletproof'

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

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. 



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