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Manufacturing Minute: Bringing Augmented Reality To The Auto Industry

November 24, 2015 | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

In this episode, how Volvo and Microsoft could bring augmented reality to a car near you. 

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Fiat Chrysler Wants To Pay College Tuition For Families

November 24, 2015 4:09 pm | by Newsy Business

Fiat Chrysler is bringing out the big guns to hire and retain the best employees. And by big guns, we mean free college tuition for spouses and kids.


Manufacturing Minute: A New Approach To Airport Security

November 23, 2015 12:08 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

In this episode, an automatic self-service security system to keep the lines moving. 


Manufacturing Minute: Rebirth Of Supersonic Air Travel

November 20, 2015 10:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

In this episode, a Nevada company plans to once again offer flights faster than the speed of sound. 


Manufacturing Minute: RoboBees To Get Laser Vision

November 19, 2015 1:06 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor

In this episode, robot bees get laser eyes. 


Manufacturing Minute: 3D-Printed Pills

November 18, 2015 12:03 pm | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor

In this episode, 3D-printed medicine tailored to your biology. 


The 2016 Prius Is Toyota’s Most Extreme Hybrid Design Yet

November 18, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Verge

When we think of hybrids, we think of the Toyota Prius. With a redesigned interior, exterior, chassis and powertrain, the 2016 Prius is the most advanced model yet.


Manufacturing Minute: A Fast Fighter Jet-esque Private Plane

November 17, 2015 12:31 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

In this episode, a private plane to fly you and your luggage around. 


Why 2016 Could Be A Turning Point In The Energy Revolution

November 17, 2015 12:25 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Coal, nuclear, natural gas, renewables and oil are all going head-to-head for dominance of the energy market — will we see a shift in the balance of power next year? Here’s a look energy trends to watch in 2016.


Manufacturing Minute: The Tesla Of Scooters

November 16, 2015 11:09 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor

In this episode, why Gogoro’s scooters invite comparisons to Elon Musk’s Tesla. 


Can Seawater Desalination Solve California's Drought?

November 16, 2015 11:05 am | by Bloomberg Business

In the year 2016, the people of San Diego County will be drinking seawater from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant, the largest desalination facility ever built in the Western Hemisphere. Is purified saltwater the answer to California's drought?


Engineering Newswire: 580-Ton Machine Constructs Entire Viaduct

November 13, 2015 11:37 am | by Product Design & Development

This Engineering Newswire looks at saving artificial organs from death, delivering groceries with robots and building a viaduct with a 580-ton monster machine.


Manufacturing Minute: Hyundai’s Augmented Reality Owners’ Manual

November 13, 2015 11:14 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor

In this episode, an augmented reality owners’ manual. 


Flying The Seaplane Of The Future

November 13, 2015 11:09 am | by The Verge

A new FAA regulation was created to encourage more people to fly planes. Icon is hoping those new pilots will be doing so in their new seaplane, the A5.


Manufacturing Minute: A Robot To Keep The Shelves Stocked

November 12, 2015 11:49 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor

In this episode, a robot to keep the supply chain moving. 


A Vending Machine That Spits Out Cars

November 12, 2015 11:40 am | by CNNMoney

Online auto retailer Carvana is offering its customers an unconventional way to pick up their purchased vehicles.


Google's Using Workplace Data To Build A Better Employee

November 12, 2015 11:31 am | by Bloomberg Business

Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, talks with Stephanie Ruhle about the quest for innovation at Google and the application of workplace data to motivate employees and create a better environment for workers and customers.


Local Motors Unveils A 3D Printed Car For Mass Production

November 11, 2015 12:35 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Automotive startup Local Motors has been teasing us with 3D printed vehicles for a while now. Now the company has pulled back the curtain on the LM3D swim, the first 3D-printed car designed for mass production.


Manufacturing Minute: A Creepy Worm-Like Robot That Changes Shape

November 11, 2015 11:53 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor

In this episode, a shape-shifting robot that can perform a variety of tasks. 


Star Trek-Like 'Tractor Beam' Becomes Reality

November 11, 2015 11:50 am | by Wall Street Journal

Scientists in the U.K. are using miniature loudspeakers to lift and move tiny beads. In future, they hope to deploy this tractor beam-like technology in the human body. 


Manufacturing Minute: The World’s Largest Floating Wind Farm

November 10, 2015 12:46 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor

In this episode, Scotland will soon host the world’s largest floating wind farm. 



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