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Chemists' Discovery Could Lead to Greatly Improved Energy Storage

May 29, 2015 9:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Canadian researchers this week announced the discovery of a battery reaction that could pave the way for the "holy grail of electrochemical energy storage." 

Volvo App to Connect with Smartwatches

May 28, 2015 2:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Volvo announced Thursday that drivers will soon be able to connect their smartwatches to their...

Report Calls for Public Investment in 3D Printing

May 28, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recently released report calls for "thoughtful" state and federal investments to bolster 3D...

Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading To Public Streets

May 15, 2015 3:15 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The latest version of Google's self-driving car will make its debut on public roads this summer...

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This is How a Driverless Truck Works

May 15, 2015 3:02 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Regulatory and technological obstacles may hold back the driverless car for decades. But one of the first driverless semi-trucks is already driving, legally, on the highways of Nevada.

Stubborn GE Scientist Creates New Fuel-Saving Material

May 15, 2015 2:30 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

For nearly three decades Krishan Luthra stubbornly labored away in a General Electric research lab on a long-shot effort to cook up a new type of ceramic that few consumers will ever see or use.

Report: China leads U.S., European Nations in Industrial IoT Adoption

May 15, 2015 10:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new survey says China leads other top manufacturing nations when it comes to joining the industrial Internet of Things.

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Slow Wind Might Be the Latest Thing in Sustainable Living

May 13, 2015 2:16 pm | by GE Reports Staff | News | Comments

Sailors know that wind can be a fickle servant and they’ve come up with ingenious ways to trap it in their sails. Wind turbine designers have recently developed their own tricks to beat the doldrums and build efficient wind farms for landscapes caressed with slow-moving wind.

Chemists Discover Molecules To Harness Solar Energy

May 11, 2015 2:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Research by a Danish graduate student may pave the way for a breakthrough method of capturing energy from sunlight. 

Scientists Use Solar Energy to Make Chemical Building Blocks for Manufacturing

May 7, 2015 2:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers believe a newly developed system could substitute solar energy for fossil fuels in a variety of industrial processes. 

Air-Powered Cars Coming to the U.S.

May 7, 2015 10:31 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

On a recent episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) founder Ethan Tucker sought a multimillion-dollar investment for an U.S.-based alternative vehicle factory. With a tentative deal in place with Robert Herjavec, the company is moving ahead with plans to build an air-powered vehicle named the “AIRPod.”

PACK Expo

May 6, 2015 4:03 pm | by PACK Expo Las Vegas | Events

In 2015, nearly 2,000 exhibiting companies offering processing and packaging solutions will connect with nearly 30,000 industry professionals from 40 vertical markets on an 800,000 net square feet exhibit floor that buzzes with technologies in action.

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Here's Why Tesla Is Building Batteries For Your Home

May 4, 2015 3:03 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Tesla is building a new generation of batteries that could power homes, businesses and even the grid. Tom Randall takes a look at the emerging market for new energy storage.

$349 Apple Watch Costs $84 To Make

May 1, 2015 2:14 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The $349 Apple Watch Sport 38mm only costs $83.70 to manufacture, excluding some overhead expenses, like R&D, software and others.

Tesla Unveils Home, Business Battery Systems

May 1, 2015 1:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company on the leading edge of electric car manufacturing this week officially entered the world of large-scale batteries for homes and businesses.

3D Printing and the Decentralized Industrial Revolution

April 14, 2015 12:37 pm | by Sukamal Banerjee | Articles | Comments

The world has advanced so much that science fiction is becoming a reality. This is abundantly clear in manufacturing sector as technology moves from prototyping to tooling, to the additive manufacturing commonly known as 3D printing.

Ford CEO Discusses Latest Models and Technology

April 9, 2015 1:37 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Ford Motor Company revealed new models at the New York International Auto Show. CEO Mark Fields talks about what to expect from the company.

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Study: Wild Lettuce Could Serve as Rubber Source

April 9, 2015 10:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from Washington State University believe a pesky weed could hold the key to developing a new source of rubber.

GM Cars Will Spy on Your Teen's Driving

April 8, 2015 2:44 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motors' new Teen Driver monitoring system can track your child's speed and give you a driving report card. But can it track adults as well?

Reshaping Aircraft In Flight Could Make Planes Fly Better

April 2, 2015 11:48 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

In the not-too-distant future, airplanes will scythe into the wind with an airframe that can virtually streamline its shape using nothing but air.

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.

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 the key to expanding the brand without losing its heritage.

Boeing Receives Patent for 'Force Field'

March 24, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Boeing Co. has invented a system of "shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc."

New Power Tech Will Help Exelon Save Millions Of Gallons Of Water A Day

March 23, 2015 3:41 pm | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

The company’s two huge 1,000 MW power plants, which are under construction near Fort Worth, will use the latest GE power generation technology that needs just one tenth of the water amount typically required to cool such large installations, and save “millions of gallons” every day, according to Harris.

American, Russian Leave Earth This Week For Year In Space

March 23, 2015 3:29 pm | by Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut are moving into the International Space Station this week and staying for an entire year.

Invisible Solar Cells That Could Power Skyscrapers

March 23, 2015 3:26 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Silicon Valley startup Ubiquitous Energy is making the world’s first transparent solar cells, a technology that could greatly expand the reach of solar power.

BMW i3 Review: Quirky, Efficient and Not Too Pretty

March 23, 2015 3:21 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

BMW has released a series of electric cars called the "i series." Bloomberg's Hannah Elliott reviews the i3, a small, moderately priced all-electric vehicle. It's perfect for anyone who prizes efficiency over style.

Study: Electric Cars Could Alleviate Urban Heat

March 23, 2015 11:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released study finds electric cars could help alleviate heat concentrated in large urban areas.

Engineers Rigged This Dreamliner Jet Engine with Parts Made from Amazing Ceramics

March 5, 2015 10:43 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Engineers at jet engine proving grounds in Ohio are using a jet engine GE developed for Boeing’s Dreamliner to test engine parts made from a new ceramic super-material.

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