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Meet Sawyer, The One-Armed Collaborative Robot

March 25, 2015 3:03 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Over the next five years the industry expects rapid adoption of collaborative robots in most major manufacturing markets. The adoption may be slow at first, as this is a new technology for many manufacturers and requires a new way of thinking about robots.

Liquid Printer Turns 3D Manufacturing Upside Down

March 25, 2015 1:59 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The debut technology is a printer that uses their Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP)...

Jet Engine That Supercharged Aviation Now Powering World’s Fastest Ship

March 25, 2015 10:11 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The latest version of the LM2500 can produce up to 34 megawatts each and ramp up from zero to...

The Cars That Could Save Aston Martin

March 24, 2015 3:58 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Aston Martin unveiled two future cars at the Geneva Auto Show. CEO Andy Palmer hopes they are...

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A Profile With the Superstar of the Maker Movement: Limor Fried

March 24, 2015 10:32 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Articles | Comments

Above all, Limor “Ladyada” Fried is a maker — a member of a DIY subculture of engineering-oriented pursuits including 3D printing, electronics and robotics.

Obama To Announce $240M In New Pledges For STEM

March 23, 2015 3:32 pm | by Darlene Superville, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Tesla Announces Charging System, Auto-Steering Feature

March 20, 2015 9:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Company officials said the update’s Range Assurance application would communicate with Tesla Superchargers and other charging stations and automatically calculate when vehicles require a charge.

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A Drone Like No Other

March 19, 2015 2:54 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This drone has capabilities unlike any other, this drone shoots fire and sprays graffiti. 

This Japanese Company Built a 'Disaster-Proof' Factory

March 18, 2015 10:55 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Japan is famous for innovation. But, like many countries in the Pacific, it must also cope with fierce forces of nature. Now one local company has merged insights from both and built what could be one of the first “disaster-proof” factories.

Italian Companies to Generate Bioplastic from Potatoes

March 18, 2015 10:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two Italian companies recently announced plans to process potato byproducts into plastic materials. 

Flying Cars Will Be Available in 2017

March 17, 2015 2:31 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Slovakian company AeroMobil will begin selling a flying car in 2017.

Autonomous Car Prepares For 3,500-Mile U.S. Road Trip

March 16, 2015 2:26 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An autonomous car developed by Michigan-based auto supplier Delphi Automotive will soon be making a 3,500-mile journey across the U.S.

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Toyota Wants Price of Hydrogen Vehicle to Match Diesel Cars

March 16, 2015 1:56 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Toyota's new hydrogen-powered car already costs far less than analysts' original forecasts, but reports suggest the Japanese automaker hopes to make it affordable to most car buyers in the next five to seven years. 

Study: Sound Waves Could Locate Dangerous Structural Problems

March 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Scottish researchers recently developed a system that could enable the discovery of dangerous structural weaknesses using only sound waves.

New Technology Cleans Fracking Wastewater and Converts it into Energy

March 11, 2015 11:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Colorado have developed technology they say could cleanse wastewater from oil and natural gs drilling sites while simultaneously generating additional energy. 

Delivery of Stealthy Destroyer to Navy Delayed

March 10, 2015 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The complexity of the stealthy Zumwalt destroyer will delay delivery of the first two ships. 

Lockheed Martin Successfully Tests Laser Weapon

March 10, 2015 10:12 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Efforts to develop lasers for military use took another step forward last week following the successful test of a Lockheed Martin prototype.

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Google Unveils ‘Project Titan’

March 3, 2015 3:23 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Monday at the Mobile World Congress currently convening in Barcelona, Google announced the company's plans for Titan, the drone company that Google acquired last year.  

This is the $952K Zenvo ST1 Supercar

March 3, 2015 3:19 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Zenvo, a supercar manufacturer from Denmark, have built the 1104 horsepower $952,000 ST1. But they want to do more than build a light, fast car, they want to build a brand that can survive in a market renowned for failure. 

Photo of the Day: The Race for the California Bullet Train Contract is On

February 26, 2015 10:56 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

As the race for a billion dollar contract with California to build a bullet train heats up, see how one company is setting themselves apart. 

Consumer Reports Releases Its Top Vehicle Picks

February 25, 2015 2:54 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

The closely watched annual list of top auto brands and individual vehicles was released this week indicating Consumer Reports' favorites among the 270 autos recently tested. 

Lexus Tops Auto Dependability Survey

February 25, 2015 10:45 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lexus rates as the most dependable car brand for the fourth consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey.

Apple's Electric Car Plans: Should Tesla Worry?

February 23, 2015 2:37 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Bloomberg's David Welch discusses the reports on Apple's electric vehicle plans with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson.

Apple Goes Full Speed Ahead on Electric Car by 2020

February 20, 2015 2:37 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Apple is said to push production of an electric car that would hit the market in 2020. Bloomberg’s Jeff Greene reports on Apple’s progress and examines interest in the electric car market. He speaks on “In The Loop.”

Industry Lashes Out at Apple Car Report

February 19, 2015 2:29 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

This week’s big Apple news comes from a Wall Street Journal report that indicates that the tech giant is working on a vehicle, but not everyone is pleased to hear that — including a battery manufacturer and a former CEO.

U.S. Army Launches Giant Blimp to Test Air Defense

February 19, 2015 2:23 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

It's not a bird or a plane, but a blimp in the sky, floating over Maryland's Baltimore suburbs. It's the newest security system launched by the Army to protect major cities along the East Coast, and it can detect everything from a cruise missile to a large drone.

Meet Harriet, The World's Most Powerful Gas Turbine

February 19, 2015 1:20 pm | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

Eric King has made many an extreme machine cry uncle over his long career as a testing engineer. But nothing comes close to his current charge, Harriet, the world’s largest and most powerful gas turbine.

A Less Lethal Alternative to Guns

February 18, 2015 3:44 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Triple Defender is one of the less lethal alternatives to guns that law enforcement is increasingly interested in after the recent controversies over police killings.

Apples Modified to Resist Browning Receive Federal Approval

February 17, 2015 2:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Don't expect to see them too soon, but they could be coming to your local grocery store — two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they're bruised or sliced.

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