Dead Crew Stuck on Ships; Peterbilt Fires Whistleblower; Domestic Automakers Rank Last | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 43

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Samsung Says it Will Build $17B Chip Factory in Texas

Last week, Samsung announced plans to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory outside of Austin, Texas.

It's the 'Great Resignation' for CEOs, as Well

A new report from Heidrick & Struggles suggests that the "Great Resignation" isn’t only for the average worker.

Dead Crewmembers Stuck Aboard Cargo Ships

On Nov. 19, the Wall Street Journal reported numerous instances of bodies of crewmembers who have died aboard cargo ships that had to be stowed in onboard food freezers.

Feds Sue Truck Maker for Firing Whistleblower

Truck manufacturer Peterbilt has been accused of violating whistleblower protection laws.

Domestic Automakers Rank Last in Reliability

Consumer Reports has unveiled its annual brand rankings for auto reliability.

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NASA Seeks Ideas for a Nuclear Reactor on the Moon

NASA wants to put a nuclear fission power plant on the moon.

Apple Sues Hacker-for-Hire Company

The company wants to block the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company.

Invention Lets People Pay with a High-Five

Researchers at UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering have integrated advanced metamaterials into flexible textiles to create a system capable of battery-free communication between articles of clothing and nearby devices.

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