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Belgian Brewery Turns Food Waste into Beer

April 23, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Belgian microbrewery is selling beer that utilizes unsold bread from supermarkets.

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3D Printing the Space Colonies of the Future

April 22, 2015 3:29 pm | by The Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Astronaut Barry Wilmore aboard the International Space Station, engineers and scientists are turning to 3D printing as a way to build tools, spare parts, and one day, perhaps, even shelters for space colonists. 

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Drivers Want New Safety Technology, But it Will Cost Them

April 22, 2015 3:14 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how much they will pay.

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Obama Administration, Tech Companies Hope to Bring Environmental Data to the Cloud

April 22, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration is teaming up with a slew of tech giants in an effort to bring the government's vast collection of environmental information to the cloud. 

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Moving Beyond the Offshore vs. Reshore Debate: Three Reasons to Throw Out the Old Sourcing Map

April 22, 2015 2:54 pm | by Sampath Kumar | Articles | Comments

Today, we face a new global and technological order that is reshaping the reshoring discussion.

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Jaguar Land Rover is Furious Over Chinese Knockoff

April 22, 2015 2:44 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover is accusing a Chinese automaker of copying its cars. At issue is the Chinese LandWind,  which appears to be a rip-off of the Land Rover Evoque SUV design.

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Trek Issues Recall Over Wheel Issue

April 22, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Trek Bicycle is recalling nearly 1 million bikes due to a potential safety hazard involving their front wheels. 

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Senate Panel To Back Fast-Track Trade Bill

April 22, 2015 10:31 am | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Senate panel is poised to advance one of President Barack Obama's top trade initiatives despite strong opposition from labor unions and other left-leaning groups. 

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Boeing Tops 1Q Profit Forecasts, Airplane Deliveries Rise

April 22, 2015 10:24 am | by David Koenig, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. delivered more airliners in the first quarter, offsetting sluggish results in the defense side of its business and pushing its first-quarter earnings up 38 percent. 

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Chrysler Uses 3D Printing to Improve Axles

April 22, 2015 10:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

3D printing is helping Chrysler engineers gain a better understanding of its vehicle component designs.   

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Nakamura AS-200LMY-S Multitasking Turning Center

April 22, 2015 10:15 am | by Methods Machine Tools Methods Machine Tools Product Releases | Comments

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200LMY-S sub spindle machine, a Multitasking Turning Center designed for value and power. 

Report Details Potential Uses of Drones in Disaster Relief

April 22, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report commissioned by the American Red Cross detailed the many potential benefits of drones to first responders and emergency personnel. 

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Federal Report Calls for Billions in Energy Infrastructure Upgrades

April 22, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A U.S. Energy Department report says the country's sprawling system for delivering electricity needs substantial upgrades in order to accommodate rapid changes to the energy market.

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Muller Octopus Stretch Wrapper

April 21, 2015 4:12 pm | by Muller | Product Releases | Comments

The Octopus 1717C automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper is an entry level model with a compact design.

Xeros Patented Multi-Layer Film

April 21, 2015 3:57 pm | by Lachenmeier | Product Releases | Comments

Xeros Condensation Control Film is ideal for protecting loads from outdoor elements while preventing condensation from forming inside the bag.

The E-Cig That Tells You How Much You Smoke

April 21, 2015 2:57 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Smokio e-cigarette pairs with an app on your phone to keep track of how much you smoke, and how much money you've saved by not buying tobacco cigarettes.

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Report: Hybrid, Electric Car Drivers Increasingly Switching to SUVs

April 21, 2015 2:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Falling gas prices might be leading more drivers to switch from fuel-efficient vehicles to SUVs, according to a report from automotive website Edmunds.com.

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Navigating a New Social Supply Chain

April 21, 2015 2:40 pm | by Bob McKee | Articles | Comments

More than ever before, consumers control the economics of the industry and organizations need to harness this information appropriately and adapt their processes in order to respond to volatile demand, manage inventory risk and rapidly take market leadership.

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The Most Expensive Regulation in Manufacturing History

April 21, 2015 2:24 pm | by NAMvideo | Videos | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers released a new study that states the ozone regulation under consideration by the EPA will be the most expensive regulation of all time. 

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Texas One Step Closer to Prohibiting Local Fracking Bans

April 21, 2015 2:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Texas House late last week approved legislation that would pre-empt local government restrictions on hydraulic fracturing.

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