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Report: Cybersecurity Market To Grow By Up To 25 Percent Annually

September 14, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The report said that cooperation between industry, government and research institutes will be critical to quickly developing comprehensive security management.


Report: Most Manufacturing Segments To Grow This Year

September 14, 2015 2:56 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook from the research arm of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation offered annual projections for 23 of the 27 segments tracked by the group.


Manufacturing Minute: Why Building A Hyperloop Isn’t That Hard

September 14, 2015 10:50 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

The Hyperloop would function almost like an air hockey table inside a tube.


OPEC Cuts Oil Production Forecast For U.S.

September 14, 2015 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. benchmark for oil fell 14 cents to $44.49 a barrel on Monday.


Seeking '16 Spark, Walker Proposes Vast Union Restrictions

September 14, 2015 10:22 am | by Scott Bauer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Labor law experts said such an effort, if successful, would substantially reduce the power of organized labor in America.


After Spill, Work Suspended At 10 Mine Sites

September 14, 2015 10:09 am | by Matthew Brown, Dan Elliott; Associated Press | News | Comments

Cleanup efforts on some of the mines have been going on for years yet remain unfinished, underscoring the complexity of a long-running attempt to address an estimated 500,000 abandoned mines across the U.S. Work on others was in the early stages.


Survey: U.S. Gasoline Price Drops 27 Cents Over 3 Weeks

September 14, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the pump price fell even though crude oil prices gained strength, as gasoline supply outweighed demand.


UAW Chooses Fiat Chrysler As Target In Contract Talks

September 14, 2015 9:43 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler — the smallest of the three companies — now becomes the focus of bargaining and could be hit with a strike if negotiations stall. A deal with FCA will also set a general pattern for contracts at General Motors and Ford.


PMX Stepper Motors

September 14, 2015 8:43 am | by Kollmorgen | Product Releases | Comments

Kollmorgen introduced the PMX series, adding smaller 08, 11, and 14 frame sizes to the traditional 17, 23 and 34 frame size offering.

Automakers Commit To Putting Automatic Brakes In All Cars

September 11, 2015 2:35 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Experts say the systems could prevent or mitigate an estimated 80 percent of rear-end collisions.


A Small Tweak To Pharmaceutical Production With A Big Environmental Impact

September 11, 2015 2:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The altered drug retained its helpful properties for high blood pressure but also degraded more quickly than it conventional form; initial testing also showed that the resulting byproducts were likely non-toxic.


Virtual Reality: Here To Stay Or A Passing Fad?

September 11, 2015 1:46 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Spark Capital's Nabeel Hyatt discusses virtual reality entering the mainstream.


Pipe Staged Ahead Of Permits For Proposed ND Oil Pipeline

September 11, 2015 1:39 pm | by James MacPherson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

If approved, the Dakota Access Pipeline would move at least 450,000 barrels of North Dakota crude daily through South Dakota and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Patoka, Illinois, where shippers can access Midwest and Gulf Coast markets.


Up At Night With Additive Manufacturing

September 11, 2015 1:32 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor | Blogs | Comments

While 3D printing continues towards greater adoption, more industries are still trying to figure out how to use it – and more education is still required.


Researcher: SpaceX, NASA Partnership Could Bring Mars Samples To Earth

September 11, 2015 1:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Under the proposal presented to a Future In-Space Operations meeting, the Red Dragon would be fired into space attached to SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket. 


From Waste To Water: It's Like Brita, For The Ocean

September 11, 2015 1:15 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Trevi Systems employees explain the new technology, "forward osmosis," they use to desalinate water at a lower cost and using less energy than previous methods. 


China Fines Nissan Venture In Anti-Monopoly Case

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

Dongfeng Nissan Auto Sales Co. violated anti-monopoly law by improperly enforcing minimum prices, according to the economic planning agency of the southern province of Guangdong.


U.S. Producer Prices Unchanged In August As Gas Costs Fall

September 11, 2015 11:04 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

With oil and gas prices falling and most other costs little changed, American consumers are enjoying mild inflation.


Staten Island Officials Seek Answers Following Mysterious Stench From "Chemical Corridor"

September 11, 2015 10:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Residents complained of a mysterious stench — with descriptions ranging from fish to garbage to electrical fires — on August 28.


California Governor Vetoes Drone Restrictions

September 11, 2015 10:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Senate Bill 142, which would affect drones flying at an altitude of less than 350 feet, cleared the state's Democratically controlled Legislature amid growing privacy concerns surrounding drones.



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