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Engineering Newswire: Floating Foam Car Claims Superior Safety

January 23, 2015 | by Product Design & Development | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at battling diabetes with temporary tattoos, testing out Ford’s all-new carbon-fiber supercar, and floating in foam car.                           

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Robotics: The Latest Davos Buzzword

January 22, 2015 12:59 pm | by Bloomberg Business

In addition to the Swiss Franc and the ECB, what else is being talked about at Davos? Robotics and AI have been taking some interest, so here's the low down of what to keep an eye out for this year.               


Malvertising Becomes A Growing Threat

January 21, 2015 12:59 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Another computer security threat is spreading and you may have already seen it in action.                                              


The World’s Top Innovative Companies

January 20, 2015 11:58 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Doug McIntyre talks about which companies are filing patents for new technology and leading the way in innovation.                                       


Ford CEO Talks About Hiring Ethicist To Focus On Driverless Cars

January 16, 2015 10:46 am | by CNNMoney

Ford CEO Mark Fields talks to Poppy Harlow about his company's future with driverless cars, and why they present such an ethical conundrum.                               


President Promotes Plans To Improve Cybersecurity

January 15, 2015 12:39 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

As news of stolen data and cyberattacks becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation to better protect personal data and put the U.S. on a path to a better cyberdefense.       


3D Pen Draws In Mid-Air

January 15, 2015 12:03 pm | by CNNMoney

3Doodler is a pen that rapidly heats and cools plastic, allowing you to draw three-dimensional objects.                                          


Four Big Hits, One Miss At Detroit Auto Show

January 15, 2015 11:58 am | by USA TODAY

Chris Woodyard and Fred Meier share their top hits and misses from Detroit's auto show.                                               


Ford Unveils Carbon-Fiber Body GT Supercar

January 14, 2015 12:47 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Not everything at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is about improved gas mileage, connected car technology or meeting the needs of today’s consumer. Sometimes it’s just about creating and presenting something fun.     


Trucks Roll In At The Detroit Auto Show

January 13, 2015 12:55 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

On the heels of Ford’s North American Truck of the Year Award win for the aluminum F-150, other automakers have announced updates to their line of trucks.                           


GM Shows Off Electric Future

January 13, 2015 12:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

This week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, General Motors drew back the curtain on an affordable electric car it plans to release in 2017 and updated its current offering.               


The Next Housing Solution Could Be 3D Printing

January 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Reuters

What Wikipedia did for information, Alastair Parvin and his colleagues hope the WikiHouse Foundation will do for house building by opening up architectural design plans to everyone and allowing people to 3D print materials to build a house.   


Volvo Plans To Export Chinese-Made Cars To The U.S.

January 12, 2015 12:47 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

With all of this great news for the auto industry in the U.S. market, it’s no wonder why car companies are expanding production in North America. But at least one company plans to do business a little differently.           


The Future Of Cars From CES

January 9, 2015 12:13 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

It’s been a busy week of carmakers talking at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about the future of driving and the innovative technology that may soon be appearing behind the wheel. Here's a look at some of what we've learned this week.   


Engineering Newswire: The Navy's Newest Hovercraft

January 9, 2015 11:49 am | by Product Design & Development

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at hovering over land and sea in the navy’s newest ship-to-shore connector, 3D printing a comfortable dress, and giving a dog the opportunity to run free for the first time.            


3D Printed Electronic Circuit Boards

January 8, 2015 1:06 pm | by USA TODAY

Helping his son with a school project led Michael Toutonghi to invent a 3D printing medium that conducts electricity and can print plastic circuit boards.                           


Why Keystone XL Pipeline Remains A Top Agenda Item For GOP

January 8, 2015 1:00 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Bloomberg’s Joshua Green reports on the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline and where the fight stands today.                                        


Major Investors Put Money Into Marijuana

January 8, 2015 12:51 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

It appears that the marijuana business may be starting to come into its own with today’s announcement of a large venture capital firm buying into the pot industry.                         


The Best And Worst Of CES 2015

January 8, 2015 12:32 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Here's a look at the best and worst products to come out of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show going on this week in Las Vegas.                                   


Ford CEO Talks Innovation, Cuba

January 7, 2015 1:15 pm | by USA TODAY

Ford’s CEO Mark Fields says the future of the automaker will go beyond making cars, it will be about helping drivers get from one place to the next in the most efficient way.                     


Meet Gogoro, The Electric Scooter Of Your Dreams

January 7, 2015 1:06 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Startup Gogoro is making news after operating in stealth for years. It has revealed an electric scooter for commuters along with an ambitious plan to power the vehicles.                       



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