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How a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Gets Made

October 7, 2014 1:36 pm | by Bloomberg News

Victorinox, the maker of the Swiss Army Knife, is retooling itself after their signature product has been all but banned from airplane travel. Hans Nichols visited their factory in Switzerland to see if they have a plan to cut — or saw — through their problems.

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Lamborghini's Plug-In Hybrid Concept

October 7, 2014 12:17 pm | by CNN Money

CEO Stephan Winkelmann says Lamborghini's new plug-in hybrid car is a 'technological demonstrator' and that the company is looking for feedback from its customers.                         

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Hewlett-Packard To Split into Two Companies

October 6, 2014 2:01 pm | by USA Today

Personal computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. reportedly plans to split itself into two separate companies by spinning off its technology services business.                        

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Test Drive: The 2015 Ford F150

October 6, 2014 10:57 am | by USA Today

USA Today's James R. Healey takes a look at the new 2015 Ford F150.                                                     

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New Label Could Change the Food Packaging Industry

October 3, 2014 12:26 pm | by Reuters

An award-winning perishable label that reacts to protein decomposition could herald a change in the way the freshness of food is measured, according to its London-based designer, raising the prospect of reducing consumable wastage and even improving organ transportation. 

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Rolls-Royce Unveils New Model in Paris

October 3, 2014 12:06 pm | by USA Today

The luxury car segment has been affected less than the mass market by the ongoing crisis in the auto sector, experts at the Paris Motor Show say. Rolls-Royce has been booking record sales.                   

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Pepsi's True Move To E-Commerce

October 2, 2014 5:29 pm | by USA Today

Pepsi is launching a new line of naturally sweetened soda, exclusively through Amazon — a big move in an industry that has lagged in e-commerce.                               

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What’s Next in 3D Printing

October 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by TED

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

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Ebola Scare Means High Demand for Mask Manufacturer

October 2, 2014 12:24 pm | by USA Today

A Texas company is one of the last in the U.S. to manufacture surgical masks. With concerns mounting in regards to Ebola, this company could be a strategic player in the battle against the virus.               

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Honda Piles Six Safety Features Into its New CR-V

October 1, 2014 2:18 pm | by USA Today

Honda says its new "Honda Sensing" suite of safety technologies will lift its 2015 CR-V above competitors.                                          

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Top 5 Ways Virtualization Will Improve Lifecycle Management

September 30, 2014 1:17 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology

Here are the top five capabilities virtualization can enable over the extended lifecycles of MES.                                           

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U.S. Facing Shortage of Technical Skilled Labor

September 30, 2014 12:21 pm | by USA Today

The U.S. is facing a shortage of technical skilled labor. Many of the positions require training but pay well.                                        

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DHL Set To Use Drones in Delivery Project, Beating Amazon and Google

September 29, 2014 3:00 pm | by USA Today

Logistics company DHL is using a drone to fly parcels to a German island, beating Amazon and Google to the punch. DHL, owned by Germany's Deutsche Post, will start delivering medicine and other urgent goods to Juist, a German island in the North Sea.

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Where Are the Jobs?

September 29, 2014 2:42 pm | by USA Today

Joe Poole describes his job as a petrochemical process operator at Chevron Phillips Chemical in Houston.                                          

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6 Things You Need To Know About STEM

September 26, 2014 11:59 am | by CNN Money

STEM — the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math — has sparked a nationwide debate about education, gender, immigration and the future of the U.S. economy. Here are six things you need to know about STEM.       

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Supply Chain Transformation With COE

September 26, 2014 11:53 am | by E2openTV

Here's a look at Supply Chain Centers of Excellence — what they are and how to do it right. Find out more about the six best practices that will help supply chain leaders inject innovation into their organization.           

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Lockheed Martin's New Firefighting Robot

September 25, 2014 11:10 am | by Bloomberg News

Lockheed Martin is developing a robot that could change the future of firefighting. It's called the Fire Ox, and it's designed to tackle fires in situations too hazardous for humans.                    

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Boeing To Bring Hundreds of New Jobs to South Carolina

September 25, 2014 11:05 am | by USA Today

Boeing is bringing hundreds of new jobs to South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the aerospace company has leased a 100,000-square-foot building in North Charleston for a new research center that will employ as many as 400 workers.  

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Plastic Made From Thin Air

September 24, 2014 12:22 pm | by CNN Money

Newlight Technologies is turning carbon into plastic and taking on a $373 billion dollar-a-year industry.                                          

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Boeing May Receive $3.2B in 777 Jet Orders

September 24, 2014 12:09 pm | by USA Today

Kuwait Airways is reportedly considering buying ten Boeing 777 passenger jets worth about $3.2 billion. The deal would follow Kuwait Airways' agreement in February to buy 25 new jets and lease 12 others from Boeing rival, Airbus.      

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