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Sesto Elemento: One Pricey Lamborghini

August 17, 2012 12:50 pm | by CNN Money

You always hear that concept cars never make it into production, but here's one that actually will. The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is almost completely carbon fiber, can go 0-60 in 2.4 seconds, and will cost over $2 million. The company is only going to produce twenty Elementos, and this car is strictly track only--you won't be able drive this one on the street.

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Sharp: Just A Piece Of The Apple Pie?

August 16, 2012 1:34 pm | by Reuters

Once-mighty Sharp is loaded in debt and hemorrhaging money.

Dare To Disagree (It's Good For Business)

August 15, 2012 2:53 pm | by Ted

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress.

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NASA's Next Rover Has 3D-Printed Parts

August 15, 2012 2:52 pm | by stratasysfdm

NASA engineers talk about developing and testing a next-generation rover designed to support humans on other worlds.

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Silicon Valley Startup Puts The Touch Into Touchscreens

August 15, 2012 2:50 pm | by ReutersTV

A Silicon Valley startup plans to revolutionize the mobile device industry with its morphing button technology.

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Robot Takes Muscular Approach To Bomb Disposal

August 15, 2012 2:49 pm | by ReutersTV

A team of  students is developing a bomb-deactivating robot that responds to human muscle movement.

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Watch Luxury Cars Struggle In Crash Tests

August 15, 2012 12:42 pm | by CNN Money

The new test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety better simulates more realistic crashes.

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Where Cell Phones Go To Be Reborn

August 14, 2012 12:44 pm | by CNN Money

While most old mobile phones end up in landfills, increasingly they end up in the hands of eRecycling Corps.

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The Lesson Of Nissan

August 13, 2012 11:14 am | by New York Times

Lawrence Ingrassia and Louise Story discuss the migration of Nissan jobs to the United States.

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Explosion Mitigation In NFPA 61 & NFPA 654

August 10, 2012 2:05 pm | by NFPA

Fire protection engineer Derek Duval talks about key revisions to combustible dust safety standards.

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Use Your Computer Without Touching It

August 9, 2012 10:59 am | by CNN Money

Microsoft's testing a new gesture control for computers that uses sound waves from laptop speakers.

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Nissan's Rival London Cab

August 8, 2012 3:37 pm | by Reuters

The Japanese car-maker launched a new taxi that promises to be competitive in price and more environmentally friendly than other taxis.

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Should Apple Get Rid Of Cash?

August 8, 2012 3:36 pm | by Reuters

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster says Apple should eventually give its entire $117B cash stockpile to shareholders.

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Expert: U.S. Overdue For A Crippling Cyberattack

August 8, 2012 3:35 pm | by CBS News

Bob Orr reports how every day, U.S. government and private computer systems are being probed by cyber thieves.

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How The Mars Rover Was Designed

August 8, 2012 3:34 pm | by Siemens PLM

The Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester works with NASA and the European Space Agency, supplying instrumentation and other hardware for space missions.

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Where The July Job Growth Came From

August 8, 2012 12:39 pm | by CNN Money

Leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, and health care drove the 163,000 jobs created in July.

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Microsoft's Wacky New Mood Butterfly

August 7, 2012 1:50 pm | by CNN Money

How is it going to sell? That being said, it is a pretty innovative experiment out of Microsoft's research lab.

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Retraining The Long-Term Unemployed

August 6, 2012 1:45 pm | by Reuters

A private-public partnership in Connecticut, geared towards getting the long-term unemployed back to work, is sparking interest in job hunters.

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Overcoming Challenges To Bring Products To Market

August 3, 2012 12:37 pm | by The New York Times

Companies designing electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles face challenges bringing the new cars to market.

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Panasonic CEO: U.S. Can't Attract Manufacturing

August 2, 2012 1:53 pm | by CNN

Panasonic CEO Joe Taylor talks about manufacturing in the U.S. and its current complications.

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