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Manufacturing Minute: Competition For Tesla

July 21, 2015 1:56 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

In this episode, Tesla may be facing serious competition soon, a hitchhiking robot and the latest on rail safety. 

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The 10 Ways Driverless Cars Will Redefine The Future

July 21, 2015 1:51 pm | by Bloomberg Business

McKinsey & Co Principal Dominik Wee discusses the future for driverless cars.

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From The Top: A Conversation With Trek Executive Scott Forest

July 20, 2015 3:04 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor

Trek’s Global Director of Continuous Improvement discusses trends within the industry. 

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In Hawaii, Spam Goes With Everything

July 20, 2015 3:01 pm | by CBS News

The often-maligned canned meat, a staple for GIs during World War II, has become a beloved part of the Hawaiian diet, from burgers to sushi.

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Electrolux CEO: U.S. Competitive Intensity Is Increasing

July 17, 2015 2:51 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin discusses the economic outlook in various regions impacting sales and U.S. regulators looking at a possible acquisition of GE appliances. 

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Mobileye Muscles In On Google's Driverless Future

July 15, 2015 2:44 pm | by Bloomberg Business

What do Audi, Volvo, Tesla and GM have in common? Yes, they all make cars. But they're also all customers of Israel's Mobileye.

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Audi Shows Off Its Self-Driving Race Car

July 14, 2015 2:41 pm | by USA TODAY

The German automaker Audi brought an RS7 to Sonoma Raceway to show just how far autonomous driving has come, lapping the track solo at upwards of 150 mph.

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The Keurig For Cocktails

July 13, 2015 3:13 pm | by CNNMoney

Bartesian is just like a Keurig, but for mixed drinks. Can it compete with a real bartender?

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Airbus' First Electric Plane Crosses English Channel

July 10, 2015 2:20 pm | by Wall Street Journal

Airbus Group SE completed its first-ever flight of an electric plane across the English Channel as the European plane maker seeks to spark interest in less polluting aircraft.

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Volvo Design Concept Replaces Passenger Seat With Baby Carrier

July 9, 2015 2:24 pm | by Buzz60

Volvo unveils a car concept with a removable swiveled baby carrier where the passenger seat should be. 

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Vinyl Records Production Up As Consumers Go Old School

July 8, 2015 2:47 pm | by Forbes

Vinyl record sales were up 51 percent in 2014. Here's a look inside Rainbo Records, one of the premiere record pressing facilities, based in Los Angeles, CA.

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Australia Lures Solar Battery Suppliers

July 7, 2015 3:24 pm | by Bloomberg Business

It is the sunniest continent on earth and Tesla, LG and Panasonic are some of the big named solar battery suppliers taking an interest in Australia. They're hoping to tap into a growing market. 

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Inside Hershey's Super Secret Chocolate Lab

July 7, 2015 3:08 pm | by CNNMoney

Hershey's Willy Wonka-esque laboratory is where every single product gets dreamed up. Vanessa Yurkevich finds out what the chocolate giant is planning next.

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Bubble Wrap Is Losing Its Pop

July 6, 2015 3:02 pm | by Wall Street Journal

Sealed Air Corp. has revamped its iconic Bubble Wrap. The new product dubbed iBubble Wrap looks like the traditional packaging material, but there's one catch.

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The 2016 Ford GT Is Ready To Take On Ferrari

July 2, 2015 2:31 pm | by CNET

It will have been 50 years since the GT40 took on Ferrari at Le Mans and won when the new 2016 Ford GT will line up on the starting grid at La Sarthe. Can Ford embarrass the Italians again?

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Are Robots Boosting Bottom Lines?

July 1, 2015 2:45 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Rethink Robotics CEO Scott Eckert and Steve Jurvetson, a partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, discuss how robots are changing manufacturing 

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Takata President Apologizes for Airbags

June 29, 2015 2:23 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Takata President Shigehisa Takada made his first public apology for the eight deaths and hundreds of injuries related to the company’s airbags dating back more than a decade. 

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3D Printing Cafe Brews Creativity

June 26, 2015 2:12 pm | by Wall Street Journal

3D printers are still too expensive for most people to own. A number of cafes, like this one in London, now offer 3D printing and design classes along with the caffeinated beverages on the menu.

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How a Legendary Bourbon Beer is Made

June 26, 2015 2:09 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Chicago-based Goose Island is one of the most well-known craft beer companies in the U.S., and their signature product is the limited edition Bourbon County Stout. Aged for a year in bourbon barrels, the stout has become a legend among craft beer fans, selling out almost immediately when it is released on Black Friday every year.

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The First 3D-Printed Supercar

June 25, 2015 2:31 pm | by Forbes

Meet Blade — a super-light sports car with a 3D printed chassis, designed as an alternative to traditional car manufacturing. Through 3D printing, entrepreneur Kevin Czinger has developed a radical new way to build cars with a much lighter footprint.

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