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Manufacturing Minute: Bringing Augmented Reality To The Auto Industry

November 24, 2015 10:33 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, how Volvo and Microsoft could bring augmented reality to a car near you.


Elon Musk Seeks To Expand Tesla’s Autonomous Driving Program

November 24, 2015 10:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company is expanding its autopilot program staff "to achieve generalized full autonomy."


US To Cancel Oil Drilling Lease On Land Sacred To Tribes

November 24, 2015 10:19 am | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tribal leaders said such a move would make up for the government issuing the lease without consulting the tribes.


German Investigation Of VW Expands To Include Tax Evasion

November 24, 2015 10:04 am | by David Rising, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The focus of the investigation is on tax breaks VW received for producing low-polluting cars.


First Japanese Rocket With Commercial Payload Launched

November 24, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It is carrying a broadcast and telecommunications satellite for Canadian company Telesat.


Nestle Confirms Labor Abuse Among Its Thai Seafood Suppliers

November 24, 2015 9:36 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Nestle SA launched the investigation in December 2014.


Ford Workers Narrowly Approve New Contract With UAW

November 23, 2015 2:35 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The agreement covers 53,000 U.S. hourly workers at 22 plants.


Chemours To Sell Texas Chemical Plant To Dow

November 23, 2015 12:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The plant produces aniline, which is used in the production of rubber, dyes, pigments, fibers and pharmaceuticals.


Study Links Common Pesticide To Poorer Apple Crops

November 23, 2015 12:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Scientists said that pollinators contribute nearly $500 billion annually to the global agricultural economy.


Pfizer, Allergan $160B Deal Forms World's Largest Drugmaker

November 23, 2015 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The merger will potentially save Pfizer millions each year in U.S. taxes.


Tesla Turns Off Autosteer For Hong Kong

November 23, 2015 11:12 am | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Tesla will suspend Autosteer for customers in Hong Kong until the city’s Transport Department approves it.


Ford Drops Takata Airbag Inflators

November 23, 2015 10:39 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford joins Honda, Toyota and Nissan is deciding against putting the inflators in new automobiles.


E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Expands To Six States

November 23, 2015 10:35 am | by Candace Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The outbreak has spread south and east and has now infected 45 people.


IT Official Says Cyberattacks On Oil, Gas Operations Increasing

November 23, 2015 10:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent analysis expected the security services market for the oil and gas industry to rise over the next several years.


Birth Of A Warship

November 23, 2015 10:17 am | by BAE Systems | Videos | Comments

Watch steel get cut for a new offshore patrol vessel.


Ford Recalls 450K Midsize Cars For Possible Fuel Leak

November 23, 2015 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The recall covers certain 2010 to 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans.


Manufacturing Minute: A New Approach To Airport Security

November 23, 2015 9:42 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, an automatic self-service security system to keep the lines moving. 


High-Tech Natural Gas Terminal Opening In Finland

November 23, 2015 9:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal will provide needed gas for ships and industrial complexes.


Giving Thanks For AP Automation

November 20, 2015 2:49 pm | by Alyssa Kadansky | Blogs | Comments

This year, pass the turkey with a side of efficiency, accuracy and visibility.


Is This A Real-Life Lightsaber?

November 20, 2015 2:46 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

This portable breaching tool for military and law enforcement is drawing comparisons.



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