Ronnie Barrett invented the .50 caliber Barrett M82 over 30 years ago. Today the M107A1 is legal in most states and still used by the military, law enforcement, and civilians with a fat wallet.
Tipke Manufacturing, based in Spokane, WA, does metal fabrication for companies like Boeing and Genie Industries. They have made a living on intermediate volume manufacturing, being more flexible for their customers.
President Barack Obama announced two new research institutes to combine the expertise of universities and companies to create new manufacturing techniques and technologies.
Discovery Channel's How It's Made takes you step-by-step through the fiberglass insulation manufacturing process.
New cutting-edge technology could help you reclaim the security of your smartphone. Chip Reid reports on the Blackphone, which runs on a customized operating system that is entirely encrypted.
Here's the first look at Samsung's new products including the Galaxy S5 smartphone, the Gear 2 and the more innovative Gear Fit, which combines the functionality of the Gear with biometrics and a curved touchscreen.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, Google's ideas director, announce New Digital Age grants for groups or individuals that use technology to solve problems. Schmidt and Cohen also discuss the future of technology.
Google's Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.
The Rinspeed XchangE concept car explores all that might be possible to do in a car once you no longer have to drive it yourself.
Nike will introduce self-tying "power laces," as worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. In the 1989 movie, the power laces became a reality in 2015. Sure enough, next year is when Nike will unveil the laces, confirmed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield.
Engineers at NASCAR discuss the newest trends in automotive racing safety, including updates to safety nets and a redesigned windshield.
Automotive engineers Rob and Jabez enjoy solving problems for their customers just like any other engineer. This video gives you a look at a typical day as an automotive engineer, as they take an idea from sketch to final product.
Visit Jaguar Land Rover's new manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom. This engine plant will employ 1,500 people, adding 3,500 jobs to the supply chain. They will be producing an engine every 36 seconds in their state-of-the-art facilities.
SkyRunner is a dune buggy and a power parachute in one. After almost three years in development, it is on track to hit the market later this year.
The U.S. Olympic team tapped the automaker to design and develop its two-man bobsled for the 2014 Winter Games.
Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant has been getting a lot of attention the past couple of weeks, as workers and VW team up on a vote to unionize the facility. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the plant that's the talk of the nation.
The Cadillac ELR is a plug-in that also has a gasoline engine to extend its distance. The car has excellent suspension, decent acceleration, but the $76,000 price tag is a lot for a two-door Cadillac.
Clay Risen, author of American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit, discusses the billion dollar bourbon boom.
The Mac Pro is a computer unlike any we have ever created. To build it, we pioneered new processes, innovated manufacturing techniques, and essentially rethought how to make a computer. This is the story of how it all comes together.
President Obama signs into law a minimum wage increase for a small group of federal workers and Amazon says it will hire 2,500 in its factories. These two moves do little to address the need of the millions more good paying jobs lost in the recession.