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Connected By Technology... But Also Alone?

April 11, 2012 3:22 pm | by Ted

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other?

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The Flying Car -- Hardly A Pipe Dream

April 11, 2012 3:19 pm | by CNN Money

Terrafugia is aiming to make the first delivery of a street-legal airplane within a year.

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GE Jobs Come Home

April 11, 2012 1:50 pm | by CNN Money

General Electric is hiring in Kentucky as it moves some manufacturing back to the United States.

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Google Sees Tech In Eyeglasses

April 10, 2012 1:51 pm | by Reuters

In an effort called Project Glass, the world's biggest search engine is working on glasses with a computer screen.

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Nokia's All-In Bet

April 9, 2012 1:48 pm | by CNN Money

The Lumia 900's success may determine the future of the mobile manufacturer.

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Report: Foxconn Violates Labor Laws

April 6, 2012 1:50 pm | by CNN Money

Fair Labor Association CEO Auret Van Heerden says that Foxconn exceeded China's regulations for excessive overtime.

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Startup Targets Fracking Water Filtration

April 4, 2012 2:50 pm | by CNN Money

Austin-based startup Omni Water Solutions has developed a water filtration system that fits in the trailer of a big rig truck.

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Batteries: The Missing Link To Renewable Energy

April 4, 2012 2:49 pm | by Ted

Energy storage will allow us to have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing.

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Charging iPhones... With Hydrogen Power?

April 4, 2012 2:48 pm | by CNN Money

SiGNa Chemistry has created a compound that, when combined with water, can create hydrogen power.

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Towering Tulips Help Solar Power Flower

April 4, 2012 2:46 pm | by Reuters

AORA is using tulip-shaped towers to concentrate solar energy into a high temperature gas that can be used to power entire communities.

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High Hopes For Dutch Car Plane

April 4, 2012 2:44 pm | by Reuters

A Dutch company has successfully conducted a test flight of a car that doubles as an aircraft.

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A Greener Playtime For Chinese Toys

April 4, 2012 2:22 pm | by CNN

A toy factory in Shenzhen, China has an ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions.

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The Kinect: More Than A Toy

April 3, 2012 1:48 pm | by CNN Money

The Kinect is popular inside Microsoft's Research division, where engineers are working on future applications.

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What The New iPad Really Costs

April 2, 2012 1:14 pm | by CNN Money

With 4G capability and a higher-than-HD screen, the new iPad is Apple's least profitable model yet.

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The Story Behind Shanghai's Copper Stockpiles

March 30, 2012 1:56 pm | by Reuters

The red metal has found a  popular role for cash-strapped traders: collateral for loans.

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No Lights, No Signs, No Accidents: Future Intersections For Driverless Cars

March 28, 2012 2:59 pm | by Reuters

Computer scientists at the University of Texas in Austin are developing intersections of the future.

Piccolo The Tiny CNC-Bot

March 28, 2012 2:56 pm | by Diatom Designs

Piccolo is a pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform that is entirely composed of digitally manufactured components.

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Tidal Energy Project Makes Waves In NYC

March 28, 2012 2:54 pm | by Reuters

New York City, one of the hungriest consumers of energy in the world, is going green.

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Scientists Devising Space Junk Clean-Up Satellite

March 28, 2012 2:53 pm | by Reuters

According to scientists, space junk threats could be removed with a robotic spacecraft they are developing to literally grab debris out of orbit.

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Printing Prosthetics, Engines, And Jets

March 28, 2012 2:51 pm | by CNN Money

Additive manufacturing is an industrial form of 3D printing that makes large complicated designs with very little waste.

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