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Vehicle Design Flair In Vogue At Geneva Auto Show

March 7, 2014 2:27 pm | by Reuters

Car makers are increasingly trying to rediscover their design flair in all shapes and sizes as seen at the Geneva International Motor Show.                

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Where Airplanes Go To Be Reborn

March 6, 2014 1:59 pm | by CNN Money

At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force houses more than 4,000 old airplanes that are used for parts or turned into scrap.                                  

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When Will You Be Able To Afford A Tesla?

March 6, 2014 9:49 am | by CNN Money

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says a cheaper Tesla will be available in about 3 years. He also says the company is working on their version of a Ford F-150 and is 'very excited' about the China market.             

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Why Mary Barra Has Never Asked For A Raise

March 6, 2014 9:45 am | by CNN Money

The first female CEO of a major automaker explains her philosophy on climbing the corporate ladder.                                            

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Understanding The Culture Of Lean Manufacturing

March 6, 2014 9:26 am | by ASME Future ME Career Development

Ken Oberholz, global director of manufacturing technology at Huntington Energy Services, joins Jose Lopez, senior design engineer at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift, to discuss the importance of lean manufacturing.           

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Politicians Push For Smartphone Kill Switches

March 6, 2014 9:22 am | by CBS News

State and federal politicians are pushing for a kill switch that would allow users to disable stolen smartphones to make them worthless on the black market.                           

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Apple's System To Create Smartcars

March 5, 2014 2:31 pm | by CBS News

Apple just unveiled CarPlay, billed as a "smarter, safer" way for drivers to use iPhones. Dan Ackerman, senior editor at CNET, talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about what Apple's competition is bringing to the table.        

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3D Printing Is Not A Bubble

March 3, 2014 2:03 pm | by CNN Money

3D Systems reported good enough earnings and guidance to impress investors while the whole 3D printing industry is bouncing back from a sluggish start to the year.                          

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Mclaren 12C: Near-Perfect Supercar

February 28, 2014 2:18 pm | by CNN Money

The McLaren 12C Spyder provides roaring excitement that's easy to live with... at a price.                                             

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BlackBerry's Turnaround Strategy

February 27, 2014 2:21 pm | by CNN Money

BlackBerry CEO John Chen talks about the need for the struggling phone maker to keep enterprise customers.                                         

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One Of The Most Powerful Guns You Can Buy

February 27, 2014 10:21 am | by CNN Money

Ronnie Barrett invented the .50 caliber Barrett M82 over 30 years ago. Today the M107A1 is legal in most states and still used by the military, law enforcement, and civilians with a fat wallet.                 

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Made In The Northwest: Tipke Manufacturing

February 27, 2014 9:40 am | by KXYL

Tipke Manufacturing, based in Spokane, WA, does metal fabrication for companies like Boeing and Genie Industries. They have made a living on intermediate volume manufacturing, being more flexible for their customers.           

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Obama To Launch New Manufacturing Hubs

February 27, 2014 9:24 am | by CCTV

President Barack Obama announced two new research institutes to combine the expertise of universities and companies to create new manufacturing techniques and technologies.                       

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How It's Made: Fiberglass Insulation

February 27, 2014 9:17 am | by Science Channel

Discovery Channel's How It's Made takes you step-by-step through the fiberglass insulation manufacturing process.                                        

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A Look At The World's First Secure Smartphone

February 26, 2014 2:29 pm | by CBS News

New cutting-edge technology could help you reclaim the security of your smartphone. Chip Reid reports on the Blackphone, which runs on a customized operating system that is entirely encrypted.                 

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Samsung's New Products In 90 Seconds

February 25, 2014 2:46 pm | by CNN Money

Here's the first look at Samsung's new products including the Galaxy S5 smartphone, the Gear 2 and the more innovative Gear Fit, which combines the functionality of the Gear with biometrics and a curved touchscreen.          

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Google Announces $1M Donation To Solve Problems Through Technology

February 24, 2014 2:12 pm | by CBS News

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, Google's ideas director, announce New Digital Age grants for groups or individuals that use technology to solve problems. Schmidt and Cohen also discuss the future of technology.     

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Say Hello To Project Tango

February 21, 2014 1:46 pm | by Google ATAP

Google's Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.                                       

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A Self-Driving Tesla From Swiss Futurists

February 20, 2014 2:26 pm | by CNN Money

The Rinspeed XchangE concept car explores all that might be possible to do in a car once you no longer have to drive it yourself.                                    

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'Back To The Future' Self-Tying Power Laces Coming Soon

February 20, 2014 9:44 am | by USA Today

Nike will introduce self-tying "power laces," as worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. In the 1989 movie, the power laces became a reality in 2015. Sure enough, next year is when Nike will unveil the laces, confirmed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield.

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