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The Smart Home Of Our Dreams Is Almost Here

August 20, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

Here's a look at the products manufacturers are integrating with IoT technology.

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Compounds Could Offer Alternative Alcoholism Treatment

August 20, 2015 2:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

If things go according to plan, UWM chemist James Cook believes a drug could be ready for the market in five to six years.

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Labor Talks Bog Down In Steel Industry

August 20, 2015 2:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Union officials anticipated difficult talks at the onset of negotiations earlier this summer. 

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Manufacturing Minute: The Inflatable Space Elevator

August 20, 2015 11:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

Also in this episode, a housekeeping robot and the U.S.'s first Chinese-made car. 

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Sir Kensington's Raises $8.5M In Effort To Reach More Consumers

August 20, 2015 11:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company, which labels its ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and other products as "all-natural" and verified by the Non-GMO Project, will use the funding to further expand its market reach.

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China Clearing Blast Site, Military Checking Storage

August 20, 2015 10:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

​The explosions that rocked the port city of Tianjin were among China's worst industrial accidents in recent years and the deadliest on record for the country's firefighters, who accounted for 102 of the 179 total dead and missing.

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Oil Drillers Hammered As U.S. Crude Supplies Continue To Climb

August 20, 2015 10:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Crude prices fell to their lowest levels in more than six years.

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Man Working On Tesla Charging Station Found Dead

August 20, 2015 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Tesla spokesman wrote in an email that there had been an accident involving an electrical contractor. 

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Chemical Industry Corruption, Safety Violations Preceded Deadly Chinese Explosion

August 20, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

State media said Ruihai operated for months without proper government approval and stored far more than the legal limit of sodium cyanide in the Tianjin warehouse.

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Coke Officials Defend Research Practices Following NYT Article

August 20, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Critics suggested that Coke was attempting to shift the blame for health problems in part attributed to sugary drinks, which led to increased political pressure and sliding soft drink sales in recent years.

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Certified Jaw Nuts And Keyways

August 20, 2015 8:27 am | by Dillon Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Dillon Jaw Nuts and Keys are ideal for workholding applications requiring durability and high strength such as high speed machining.

Feds Allow Shell To Drill For Oil In Arctic Ocean Off Alaska

August 19, 2015 2:27 pm | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that U.S. Arctic waters hold 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil, and Shell is eager to explore in a basin that company officials say could be a game-changer for domestic production.

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How The Cloud Helps Manufacturers Get To The Root Of Lean Management

August 19, 2015 2:17 pm | by Gavin Davidson | Articles | Comments

Companies that change their processes, but not the outdated and non-integrated applications beneath them, are simply hacking at leaves — expending energy but achieving little.

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Will Tesla CEO Elon Musk Go After Uber?

August 19, 2015 2:07 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

In a note this morning, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas has increased the price target for Tesla to $465 from $280. Bloomberg's Betty Liu reports on "Bloomberg Markets."

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EPA Sees Clean Water Act Violations At Iowa Fertilizer Plant

August 19, 2015 1:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The agency says the companies violated their construction stormwater permit in 2013 and 2014 by releasing discharges containing sediment that went into a tributary of the Mississippi River.

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Audi To Unveil Rival To Tesla X At Frankfurt Auto Show

August 19, 2015 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Audi says in a statement Wednesday its as-yet unnamed electric SUV will begin production in 2018.

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Fireball Owner Sues Brewery Over Trademark Infringement

August 19, 2015 12:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Fireball's label features a red, dragon-like creature, while Fire Flask, a malt beverage introduced in June, displays a glaring red devil in front of two pitchforks.

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Key Apple Patent In Question Amid Legal Battle With Samsung

August 19, 2015 12:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in a response to a patent review request, found that it should not have granted Apple a patent for the face design of the iPhone 3G as of January 2007.

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General Motors Adds 181K Cars To 2014 Headlight Recall

August 19, 2015 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The recall expansion came after U.S. safety regulators sent the Detroit company a list of consumer complaints about headlight failures in GM cars.

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Ford Recalling Trucks To Fix Seat Belt Anchors

August 19, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company says it knows of no crashes or injuries from the problem.

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