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Biofuels Plant Harbinger of Renewable Fuel Future

October 17, 2014 10:28 am | by Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production in the United States, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.                               

The Smart Wheel That Could Change Transportation’s Future

October 14, 2014 1:20 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Since it was invented in the 19th century, the basic concept of the bicycle has stayed the same...

October 2014: Beyond Lean

October 10, 2014 11:31 am | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of IMPO, we take you inside Worksman Cycles, provide tips to keep your...

Scientists Behind LED Breakthrough Win the Nobel Prize

October 7, 2014 1:54 pm | by Karl Ritter and Malin Rising, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday...

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New Label Could Change the Food Packaging Industry

October 3, 2014 12:26 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

An award-winning perishable label that reacts to protein decomposition could herald a change in the way the freshness of food is measured, according to its London-based designer, raising the prospect of reducing consumable wastage and even improving organ transportation. 

Tesla's Elon Musk Hints at New Technology

October 2, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Tesla Motors jumped almost 4 percent after the electric car maker's CEO hinted at introducing new technology next week.                                

What’s Next in 3D Printing

October 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

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Innovation Vertigo

October 1, 2014 2:33 pm | by Andrew Rieser, President, Mountain Point | Blogs | Comments

In industries like manufacturing there is still trepidation in regards to the adoption of new technologies and the transformation of old business models. This uneasiness with the pace of change and confusion over the best path forward leads to innovation vertigo.   

Panasonic, Coronal Group Complete Nine Solar Projects

October 1, 2014 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Coronal Group LLC announced the completion of nine solar projects in Tulare and Kings Counties in Central California.                          

4 Key Insights Into the Intersection of Manufacturing and Technology in Silicon Valley

September 30, 2014 4:51 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Articles | Comments

Verizon's West Coast Innovation Center in San Francisco was the setting for a unique panel discussion about how the intersection of manufacturing and technology is impacting Silicon Valley.                  

3 Tips for Fortifying Your Network

September 30, 2014 1:44 pm | by Dan McGrath | Articles | Comments

Many industrial operations are struggling to find the right approach to protect their assets. Many opt for a technique referred to as “security through obscurity” — which mistakes subterfuge for security. Instead, here are three ways industrial operations can fortify their network architectures.  

GE Introduces Largest and Most Efficient Gas Turbine in the World

September 29, 2014 2:01 pm | by GE Report | News | Comments

Anyone who’s met her will tell you that Harriet is not like other house guests. That’s because Harriet, whose real name is the 9HA, is the largest and most efficient gas turbine in the world.                 

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Goodyear Aims To Use Rice Husk Byproduct in Tires

September 29, 2014 1:55 pm | by Mark Gillispie, The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires.        

Lockheed Martin's New Firefighting Robot

September 25, 2014 11:10 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Lockheed Martin is developing a robot that could change the future of firefighting. It's called the Fire Ox, and it's designed to tackle fires in situations too hazardous for humans.                    

India Joins Mars Explorers

September 24, 2014 2:23 pm | by Katy Daigle, The Associated Press | News | Comments

India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.                     

Plastic Made From Thin Air

September 24, 2014 12:22 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Newlight Technologies is turning carbon into plastic and taking on a $373 billion dollar-a-year industry.                                          

Stealth Destroyer Fires Up Gas Turbine for First Time

September 24, 2014 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shipbuilders at Maine's Bath Iron Works have fired up one of the main turbines aboard the future USS Zumwalt, marking a milestone in construction of the stealthy warship.                       

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Printing a Car Takes a Team

September 23, 2014 10:40 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | Videos | Comments

The story behind the realization of a unique project: the building of a 3D printed electric car, as told by team members.                                     

Texas Celebrates Its First N-Type Solar Manufacturing Factory

September 22, 2014 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At a ceremony this morning, Mission Solar Energy, LLC. celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at Brooks City-Base.                         

3D Printing is Heading to Space

September 22, 2014 12:25 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

For the first time humans will be able to build tools in space. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, scheduled to launch on Saturday, will carry a 3D printer to the International Space Station.                  

Amazon Founder's Firm To Build New Rocket Engines

September 18, 2014 2:01 pm | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches.                            

Japanese Automakers Face an Odd Adversary: Google

September 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Japan Economic Newswire | News | Comments

In the race to invent and refine autonomous car technologies Japanese automakers are apparently feeling competition from across the Pacific, not just from their peers like General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. but, to an even greater extent, an unconventional player -- Google Inc.

United Becomes First U.S. Carrier To Fly New, Longer Dreamliner

September 16, 2014 11:37 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

The Dreamliner is growing up. A new, longer version of the plane powered by a pair of GEnx jet engines recently landed an FAA certification.                                

Market to Manufacturing: It’s Time to Digitize

September 15, 2014 4:19 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing has not typically been thought of as an industry driving digital transformation. In fact, just 12 percent are deemed to be Digerati — leading-edge innovators who have fused front and back-end processes together to enable seamless innovation and delivery.

ReVolt - An Unmanned, Battery-Powered Ship Concept

September 15, 2014 11:35 am | by gCaptain.com | Videos | Comments

The shipping research firm DNV GL has revealed a new electric vessel, the ReVolt, that can carry cargo without a crew.                                     

Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 15, 2014 10:50 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show, so we’ve collected some of the best of IMTS 2014.                                  

Branson: Virgin Galactic my Toughest Project

September 12, 2014 12:21 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

For Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic has been the toughest company he's ever launched. But he also thinks it will be the most promising.                                 

Say Hello to a Hot Rod Powered by Water

September 12, 2014 12:00 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The Quant e-Sportlimousine, a car powered by a saltwater-filled battery, has been making a splash in Europe, where it was just approved for road use, and with the scientists at GE.                     

DAQRI Annouces World's First Smart Helmet

September 11, 2014 12:32 pm | by DAQRI | Videos | Comments

DAQRI announced the world’s first Smart Helmet, a new professional-grade head-mounted display for industrial environments.                                      

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