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Geneva Auto Show's Winners, Losers

March 7, 2012 4:02 pm | by Reuters

The international car show opens in Geneva with Europe's car industry adopting a ''small is beautiful'' approach.


Total Recall: Robot Remembers And Retrieves

March 7, 2012 4:00 pm | by Reuters

Hitachi has unveiled a robot that can recognize objects at a glimpse and guide humans to find them.


Economist: Prepare For A New Recession

March 7, 2012 2:20 pm | by CNN Money

Even with improving unemployment and robust GDP reports, ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan predicts a weakening job market.


Toyota Memo Shows Acceleration Concerns

March 6, 2012 1:50 pm | by CNN

CNN's Drew Griffin investigates a Toyota engineering memo that suggests an electric problem in a prototype car.


Robots That Fly (And Cooperate)

March 5, 2012 12:12 pm | by Ted

Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors -- small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams.


WiFi Glasses Project Vision Of The Future

March 2, 2012 1:37 pm | by Reuters

An optics company says its glasses can now be used as a projection screen.


Samsung Declares A 'Size War' With Apple

February 29, 2012 4:16 pm | by CNN Money

The electronics giant is creating devices of all shapes and sizes in an effort to compete with Apple.


Bomb-Proof Bins For London Streets

February 29, 2012 4:15 pm | by Reuters

Renew has reinvented the rubbish bin by building bomb-proof recycling points complete with LCD screens.


Green Overdrive: A Fisker Karma Test Drive

February 29, 2012 4:13 pm | by Reuters

The Green Overdrive show takes the eco-friendly luxury sports car for a spin.


Navy Kicks Off Rail Gun Tests With A Bang

February 29, 2012 4:09 pm | by Reuters

A new generation of weapons that can fire missiles at more than 5600 mph is undergoing tests by the U.S. Navy.


New Ford Cars 'Connect You For Life'

February 29, 2012 4:07 pm | by CNN Money

CNNi's Jim Boulden speaks with Chairman Bill Ford about some of the new technological features in Ford vehicles.


Robotic Hand Gets Grip On Three-Point Shooting

February 29, 2012 2:26 pm | by Reuters

Engineers discovered by accident, that their recently developed robotic gripping hand can also throw objects with great accuracy.


Motorcycle Car Seeks Traction As Commuting Alternative

February 24, 2012 11:54 am | by Reuters

Small, speedy, and safe according to its developers, the vehicle is aimed at commuters of the future.


Economy 2012: Small Businesses Still Cautious

February 24, 2012 11:52 am | by Reuters

Cullen/Frost Bankers CEO says increasing efficiency will be a big benefit in the long run.


Kite Company Takes Wind Power To New Heights

February 24, 2012 11:38 am | by Reuters

Makani Power believes the future of clean, sustainable energy is in the skies.


A Wonderland Of Chocolate

February 22, 2012 5:05 pm | by CNN Money

Koppers Chocolate factory is the largest factory left in New York City.


Car Drives Itself Through Intersection

February 22, 2012 5:04 pm | by CNN

Peter Stone of the University of Texas wants to make cars automated to fight traffic.


Big Wheels Are Back

February 22, 2012 5:02 pm | by CNN Money

Kids Only is bringing the popular '70s tricycle and they are manufacturing them in the U.S.


Intel's Mobile Plan: Zero To Hero

February 22, 2012 5:00 pm | by CNN Money

Intel's CEO says his company has recovered from its early stumbles in mobile chips.


Looking Out For The Long-Term Unemployed

February 22, 2012 4:58 pm | by CBS News

This video from CBS News offers some hope for America's unemployed or underemployed



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