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Tour PlanetSolar

February 20, 2013 3:12 pm | by spectrummag

PlanetSolar is the first boat to travel around the world on sunlight alone. Christian Ochsenbein, the on-board electrical engineer during the 19-month journey, shows off the yacht's power system. For more information visit http://spectrum.ieee.org.

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Toyota Avalon: No Longer A 'Retiree's Car'

February 20, 2013 3:10 pm | by CNN Money

The Toyota Avalon has always been a bit of a snooze, but the 2013 is actually not as boring as its predecessors. CNNMoney's David Valdes-Dapena reports that the new model is still a big, comfortable car but now it also is a nice drive as well. Take a look.

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Using Explosions To Power Soft Robots

February 20, 2013 3:07 pm | by Harvard University

Using small explosions produced by a mix of methane and oxygen, researchers at Harvard have designed a soft robot that can leap as much as a foot in the air. That ability to jump could one day prove critical in allowing the robots to avoid obstacles during search and rescue operations following a disaster.

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Tesla Model S: Test Drive

February 20, 2013 3:04 pm | by CNN Money

CNNMoney took a Tesla Model S sedan on a test drive from Washington D.C. to Boston, testing both the car and Tesla's supercharger network. The all-electric car drove 450 miles with two stops to recharge at Tesla's Supercharger stations in Delaware and Connecticut.

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How Samsung Is Out-Innovating Apple

February 20, 2013 12:37 pm | by CNN

There's no arguing that Apple set the standard for modern mobile devices with the iPhone and the iPad. It didn't take long after those products launched for competitors to rush out their own copycat devices. Competitors have built upon the foundation Apple laid in mobile and are now leapfrogging it with features you can't find on iPhones and iPads.

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IMTSTV: National Engineers Week

February 19, 2013 11:41 am | by IMTSTV

As part of National Engineers Week, AMT partnered with the SME Education Foundation, Gardner Business Media, and Modern Machine Shop magazine to produce a video titled "Women in Engineering," featuring Becky Miller, a Quality Control Engineer at GE Aviation. The purpose of this video is to educate young women about the possibilities offered by a career in manufacturing.

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What It Costs To Make BlackBerry's Z10

February 18, 2013 3:00 pm | by CNN Money

It's been a rough few years for Blackberry, watching as its phones lost market share to the likes of Apple and Samsung. Trying to reverse its fortunes, the Canadian company overhauled its hardware and software, and the result is the Blackberry Z10. Here's a breakdown of the first BlackBerry 10 device that shows the Z10's costs are competitive with Apple's iPhone.

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No Love For Apple, "Wedding Crashers" Vs. Google

February 15, 2013 12:00 pm | by Reuters

Not a lot of love for Apple right now - more hedgefunds are reporting that they've dumped their shares as Apple deals with another patent fight, this time with Brazil. Apple is requesting a review of the iPhone trademark while Google prepares to take center stage later this year.

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On Heels Of The SOTU, Obama Pushes Manufacturing

February 14, 2013 12:43 pm | by CBS News

During his State of the Union address, President Obama said "our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing." And, as CBS News' Major Garrett reports, the president toured a factory in North Carolina to drive that message home.

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A Behind The Scenes Look At Manufacturing A Viper

February 14, 2013 9:14 am | by The New York Times

Inside a newly reopened Chrysler plant in Detroit, a car revs to life. Despite its status as the Motor City, Detroit has only two automobile plants entirely within the city limits. One is Chrysler’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, which reopened in December after being closed for more than two years during the automaker’s bankruptcy.

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How 3D Metal Printing May Change Manufacturing

February 14, 2013 9:11 am | by Penn State

At a recent additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, showcase at Penn State, engineers demoed some of the latest technology in the field. Hear from experts about how 3D metal printing may change manufacturing in the United States, and what challenges it faces.

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The New Big "Small" Thing

February 14, 2013 9:09 am | by CBS News

Automakers in Japan are developing new "microcars" that fit only a driver. Toyota is currently testing a microcar (or ultra compact car) made of aluminum that can reach top speeds of 30 MPH. Targeting older drivers who don't need to go far, these electric cars can be handy. Lucy Craft reports.

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Manufacturing For Growth

February 14, 2013 9:08 am | by WorldEconomicForum

During 2012, the Forum built on the findings of the Future of Manufacturing report with the Manufacturing for Growth project, creating a platform for business executives, policy-makers and members of civil society to identify key strategies and recommendations for driving economic growth and job creation through the production of goods.

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Techquity: Cook On Apple

February 13, 2013 12:27 pm | by Reuters

Apple's CEO addresses the company's cash pile and outlook at a conference, while Facebook suffers a pair of downgrades. And Google is teaming up with an unlikely partner, General Electric, and it will become integrated into several GE applications.

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Airships, Blimps To Take Off Again

February 12, 2013 1:22 pm | by CBS News

More than 75 years after the Hindenburg disaster, airships could be taking off again. Worldwide Aeros' calls its new blimp the evolution of air transport as it waits for FAA approval to take its aeroscraft for a test flight outside the hangar. CBS News' Bill Whitaker explains.

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IMTSTV In Brief: Turnkey Success

February 11, 2013 11:10 am | by IMTSTV

This episode of IMTSTV In Brief features an interview with Mike Powell, President of Master WorkHolding, as he discusses ways that businesses can use turnkeys to find success. Turnkeys are making inroads in the manufacturing technology industry and Powell says he is seeing a rise in requests for turnkey solutions. by For more information, visit www.IMTS.com.

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Why Aren't Small Businesses Hiring?

February 8, 2013 3:16 pm | by NBC News

NBC News host, JJ Ramberg, discusses the hiring climate, and why many small businesses have been reluctant to add staff. The drawn out process for resolving the fiscal cliff hurt some confidence while the threat of massive automatic cuts have already started to affect business decisions.

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Will Sequester Budget Cuts Create A Recession?

February 7, 2013 12:06 pm | by CBS News

On March 1, across-the-board spending cuts, known as sequester, will hit the federal budget. The sequester is designed to get the deficit under control, economists argue that the cuts are too deep. Scott Pelley speaks with President Obama on whether the sequester could trigger a recession.

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Blind Juggling Robots Bring Calm To Chaos

February 6, 2013 4:48 pm | by Reuters

To the casual observer, the Swinging Blind Juggler could be an elaborate piece of modern sculpture, or part of an intricate game. But it is neither. The juggler is part of an experiment to test mathematical algorithms that could one day allow the next generation of robots to walk.

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A Rare, Experimental Mustang

February 6, 2013 4:46 pm | by CNN Money

This rare 1968 'Green Hornet' Mustang was used as an experimental car to test parts for Shelby performance cars. A new fuel injection system, disk brakes, and rear independent supsension are a few of the things Shelby was testing in this car. The car failed to sell at Barrett-Jackson but bidding went up to $1.8 million. 

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