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Rocket Scientists Reinventing Shoes

April 30, 2015 11:04 am | by Bloomberg Business

Dolly Singh is the founder and CEO of Thesis Couture, a fashion-technology company working to reinvent the stiletto. She spoke with Bloomberg about the benefits of hiring astronauts and rocket scientists to create the world’s first “high performance, high fashion” high heels.

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The History of Tesla in 2 Minutes

April 30, 2015 10:48 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Tesla was created in 2003, and since has risen to popularity. People seem fascinated with the company, the enigmatic CEO Elon Musk and the innovative creations the company presents to the public. 

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Dymaxion Car – Cool, But How Does It Drive?

April 29, 2015 2:28 pm | by Wall Street Journal

Buckminster Fuller's 1933 foray into automobiles gave us the Dymaxion Car, and enthusiast Jeff Lane has one of the only working replicas in the world. Dan Neil takes the road zeppelin for a spin...or should we say wobble?

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Volvo CEO: U.S. Growth To Return This Year

April 27, 2015 2:55 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Car Group, talks about plans to revive sales in the U.S. and the new XC90 sport-utility vehicle.

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Tesla's CEO Accepts $1 per Year From the Company

April 24, 2015 1:41 pm | by USA Today

Elon Musk has paid himself California's minimum wage for the past two years, but he only kept $1 and returned the rest to Tesla Motors. 

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Crazy Cars You Won't Want to Buy at Shanghai's Auto Show

April 23, 2015 2:28 pm | by Wall Street Journal

There are fast cars, smart cars and self-driving cars, but what about crazy cars? Carlos Tejada takes us to the Shanghai Auto Show for a preview of high-tech autos that you may not want to drive.

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3D Printing the Space Colonies of the Future

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

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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The E-Cig That Tells You How Much You Smoke

April 21, 2015 2:57 pm | by CNNMoney

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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The Most Expensive Regulation in Manufacturing History

April 21, 2015 2:24 pm | by NAMvideo

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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Mashing Up a Plane and a Car

April 20, 2015 2:57 pm | by USA TODAY

Jeff Bloch, also known as "Speedy Cop", is a Washington D.C. police officer who's been building out-of-left-field cars for years. His plane-car is a mashup of an old Cessna prop plane and 1987 Toyota van.

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Has Elon Musk Turned Tesla Around?

April 20, 2015 2:30 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance reports on Google’s negotiation for a deal to buy a nearly bankrupt Tesla. 

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Micro Robots Drive Bayer's High-Tech Vision

April 17, 2015 2:20 pm | by CNNMoney

Pharmaceutical company Bayer has found success by shifting its focus to life sciences, and introducing technology and automation into every stage of its processes.

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Tea Wars: Coke & Pepsi Face Off

April 17, 2015 2:16 pm | by CNNMoney

As the soda market flattens, Cristina Alesci explains why Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are trying to attract health-conscience millennials with ready-to-drink teas.

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One Up-And-Coming Company Gives Detroit a Chance

April 16, 2015 2:23 pm | by CBS News

Steven Bock heads up Shinola, but it’s not the shoeshine Shinola your grandfather remembers. They are a unique company that does make high-end products, which has chosen Detroit as the place to hang their corporate hat.

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April Marks Equal Pay Day

April 15, 2015 3:21 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Yesterday marked the number of days more a woman has to work past December 31 in order to make the same as the average man did in the previous year. 

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Digital Factories: The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

April 15, 2015 2:12 pm | by CNNMoney

Is this a vision of the future of industry? Fewer workers, more machines, fully automated.

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3D Printing 'Will Bring Mass Customization'

April 14, 2015 3:18 pm | by CNNMoney

3D printing pioneers say their technology can return us to our pre-industrial roots, where customized designs trump mass production.

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A Beer That is Literally Out of This World

April 14, 2015 3:15 pm | by CNNMoney

Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company just released 'Ground Control,' a beer made with yeast that's been sent to space and back.

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Ecovative Design: Manufactured Wood Made Without Trees

April 13, 2015 2:23 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Ecovative Design has made a mission of replacing synthetic plastic polymers with natural mushroom based polymers. After disrupting the packaging industry with a line of fully biodegradable mushroom packaging, they are now setting their sights on replacing manufactured wood products.

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Could These Robots Reinvent Manufacturing?

April 13, 2015 10:56 am | by CNNMoney

Meet the robots inspiring manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair.

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