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Your Budweiser Is Actually 100 Years Old

September 17, 2015 3:55 pm | by CNNMoney

All Budweiser beer is brewed with the same strain of yeast that Anheuser-Busch has been keeping alive since the late 1800s.


From The Top: Maintaining Operational Excellence On A Global Scale

September 17, 2015 1:07 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

We’re live from the American Manufacturing Summit in Chicago with Sigma-Aldrich’s Bill Seaton, the Vice President for Global Engineering & Operational Excellence. In this episode, we discuss lean manufacturing principles, six sigma and how to address problem solving when you’re a global brand. 


Manufacturing Minute: 'Printed Memory' Labels Combat Counterfeiting

September 17, 2015 12:54 pm | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor

In this episode, anti-counterfeit electronic labels that contain encrypted data.


Manufacturing Minute: Etsy Courts Manufacturers

September 16, 2015 10:50 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor

In this episode, why Etsy's new manufacturing program might benefit small manufacturers. 


Manufacturing Minute: High-End Competition For Tesla

September 15, 2015 1:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Tesla is getting some high-end competition in the electric car market. This week Volkswagen-owned Audi and Porsche each unveiled battery-powered cars of their own at the Frankfurt auto show.


This Company Could Power The World For 65B Years

September 14, 2015 3:04 pm | by CNNMoney

Nuclear fusion is the "silver bullet" energy solution, but making it work is a near impossible task.


Manufacturing Minute: Why Building A Hyperloop Isn’t That Hard

September 14, 2015 10:50 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor

The Hyperloop would function almost like an air hockey table inside a tube.


Virtual Reality: Here To Stay Or A Passing Fad?

September 11, 2015 1:46 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Spark Capital's Nabeel Hyatt discusses virtual reality entering the mainstream.


From Waste To Water: It's Like Brita, For The Ocean

September 11, 2015 1:15 pm | by CNNMoney

Trevi Systems employees explain the new technology, "forward osmosis," they use to desalinate water at a lower cost and using less energy than previous methods. 


Smart Robots Learn To Play Like Children

September 10, 2015 2:29 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Researchers at UC Berkeley have created a robot named BRETT to think and learn on its own, through trial and error, using a neural network. 


Manufacturing Minute: SpaceX's Satellite Internet Plans

September 10, 2015 1:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

In this episode, the world's largest air purifier, SpaceX's satellite Internet and a potential hiccup in the U.S. rail network.


From The Top: Toyota's Larry Fuesler

September 9, 2015 2:34 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

In this episode, we’re on location in Chicago at the American Manufacturing Summit speaking with Larry Fuesler, Assembly Manager for Toyota Manufacturing.


What’s The Next Major Deal To Close In The Oil Patch?

September 9, 2015 1:57 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Bloomberg’s Alix Steel talks to two energy experts, Vincent Piazza and Andrew Cosgrove of Bloomberg Intelligence, about potential new big energy deals in the near future.


Manufacturing Minute: This Breakthrough Could Speed Arrival Of Self-Driving Cars

September 8, 2015 1:19 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor

In this episode, a gel that glows when it detects pollutants, a killer autonomous submarine and a breakthrough that could speed the arrival of self-driving cars.


U.S. Frackers Feel The Pinch Of Low Oil Prices

September 4, 2015 12:07 pm | by CNNMoney

U.S. frackers are fighting for survival in a volatile energy landscape. They've been one of the driving forces of the U.S. economy but as oil falls, so do their profits.


Why Working More Isn't Always Productive

September 4, 2015 12:01 pm | by Business Insider

Society has glorified the hardworking people who put in 60 hours a week. Working longer hours, however, doesn't necessarily mean you will be more productive.


Manufacturing Minute: Battleship Of The Future

September 3, 2015 12:37 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

In this episode, a liquefied natural gas terminal, the battleship of the future and manipulating labor numbers with creative math.


From The Top: Implementing Lean Six Sigma Principles

September 2, 2015 2:32 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor

In this episode, we’re live on location in Chicago at the American Manufacturing Summit speaking with Bob Zimering, the Director of Six Sigma at Raytheon. 


Cannabis: America’s Fastest Growing Industry

September 1, 2015 2:45 pm | by Forbes

Investors gather to hear pitches from cannabis-related companies seeking funding. Despite regulatory roadblocks, attendees maintain conviction that this is "the next great American industry." 


Manufacturing Minute: Boeing's Drone-Killing Laser

September 1, 2015 2:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

In this episode, a laser cannon that kills drones, MIT's latest 3D printing breakthrough and Fiat Chrysler's renewed appeals to GM.



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