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Modernizing Machine-to-Machine With Predix

October 17, 2013 1:56 pm | by GE Software

The Industrial Internet is creating a new generation of intelligent devices that are self-aware, able to adapt their behavior, and can be managed and reprogrammed to meet rapidly changing requirements.         

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Highlights From Walmart’s U.S. Mfg Summit

October 17, 2013 9:42 am | by WalmartCorporate

The summit underscored Walmart's commitment to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years and featured announcements from suppliers that, combined, are expected to infuse more than $70 million into factory growth and create more than 1,000 domestic jobs.

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The Dawn Of 'Soft Robots'

October 17, 2013 9:30 am | by CBS News

Scientists have been garnering inspiration from nature to make biomimicry breakthroughs in robotics. David Pogue visits a zoo in Germany where an elephant's trunk is providing engineers with the blueprint for a soft robot.     

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'No More Crappy Cars' For GM

October 17, 2013 9:25 am | by Fortune Magazine

Mary Barra, who is a top contender to eventually run General Motors, is considered to have one of the hardest jobs in the global auto industry.                  

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Back to 'Made in America'

October 17, 2013 9:19 am | by TheNewYorkTimes

After years of decline, one of the hardest hit industries in the United States might be making a comeback. But while textile manufacturing might return to the Carolinas, the jobs probably will not.         

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The Changing Strategy Of Tupperware Brands

October 16, 2013 2:02 pm | by CBS News

Tupperware Brands CEO Rick Goings discusses how the company has been able to maintain its global popularity.                        

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Meet The $1M Bionic Man

October 15, 2013 1:55 pm | by CNNMoney

A research project to join prosthetics and artificial organs together resulted in a functioning artificial person.                       

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Detroit On The Edge

October 14, 2013 1:54 pm | by CBS Videos

Bob Simon reports on the decline of Detroit, America's former industrial capital, and the people determined to bring it back.                      

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Flying Car For The Masses Set For Take-off

October 11, 2013 1:46 pm | by ReutersVideo

New England aviation company Terrafugia has unveiled its latest conceptual version of a flying car.                            

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How Lean Manufacturing Boosted Productivity At BMW's Leipzig Plant

October 10, 2013 1:52 pm | by INSEAD

Sustainability and moving closer to the customer were two big themes at the 2013 Industrial Excellence Awards conference. Milan Nedeljkovic, plant manager for BMW in Leipzig, discusses why his shop was recognized at the conference.     

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LulzBotz 3D Printer Overview

October 10, 2013 9:23 am | by gizmag

Boasting the largest print envelope for less than $5,000, the LulzBot TAZ has set big expectations.                         

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Mirror Maker Reflects On Success

October 10, 2013 9:17 am | by ReutersVideo

Hirschler Glas knows a thing or two about survival. The family business based in the Hungarian city of Sopron was founded in 1899. These days it makes rear view mirrors for vehicles.            

Can Technology Solve Our Big Problems?

October 10, 2013 9:11 am | by TED

The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively.

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Behind The Wheel Of A Hot Wheels Camaro

October 10, 2013 9:06 am | by CNNMoney

While it may be a $7200 option, Hot Wheels teamed up with Chevrolet to create a fun, flashy car in the form of the Chevy Camaro SS, Hot Wheels Edition.                 

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3D Food Printer: The Future Of Food?

October 9, 2013 1:53 pm | by NBC

A company may have come up with a way to solve food shortage problems using a 3D printer.                                             

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Driverless Car No Longer Just Science Fiction

October 8, 2013 2:13 pm | by CNN

Engineers all over the world are hard at work shaping the highway of the future. While a few kinks still need to be worked out, the reality of a road-ready driverless car is right around the corner.         

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KY Coal Town Suffers Amid Natural Gas Boom

October 7, 2013 12:01 pm | by CBS News

The increase in natural gas production has had a devastating impact on coal country, forcing many miners to seek employment elsewhere. Eastern Kentucky has lost 42 percent of its mining jobs, and CBS News' Jeff Glor reports from one of the hardest-hit towns.

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Shutdown Could Slam Frail U.S. Economy

October 4, 2013 1:19 pm | by ReutersVideo

The bitter blame game continued with the still employed politicians in DC - while as many as a million workers were sent home on Tuesday, out of work and out of luck. The government's partial shutdown also means the September jobs report is being postponed. The workers who produce it aren't deemed "essential," which is why they're among the 800,000 federal employees being furloughed.

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Employers Add Fewer Jobs

October 3, 2013 2:11 pm | by ReutersVideo

Amid the Washington shut down that furloughed nearly a million government workers, the private sector isn't doing much better. U.S. companies added just 166,000 jobs last month, which is fewer than economists had expected. Analysts say the softer numbers have renewed worries on Wall Street.

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Porsche Boxster S: One Fun Driver's Car

October 2, 2013 4:15 pm | by CNN Money

The new Porsche Boxster S is a fast, fun, driver-centric car. This car pays attention to how someone who truly likes to drive would like the cockpit set up, and it's especially responsive to the driver around corners. This car responds just like the driver thinks it should, and is like an extension of the driver's body, says this test driver.

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