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Mitsubishi Plant Closure Ends Foreign Automakers' UAW Ties

July 28, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Mitsubishi maintained its UAW ties after taking sole control of the plant in 1991.


Musk, Hawking Among Those Calling For Ban On AI Weapons

July 28, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The letter predicts that the technology could set off a "military AI arms race."


Rocket Manufacturing And Testing Lab To Open In Colorado

July 27, 2015 3:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A rocket launch company is opening a propulsion testing and manufacturing operation.


BMW Visit Could Signal Apple Is Working On Its Own Car

July 27, 2015 2:31 pm | by Newsy | Videos | Comments

Apple execs reportedly visited BMW's production line in Germany to study the i3 electric car.


Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Jump 3.4 Percent In June

July 27, 2015 1:55 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June.


New York Wins $600M Hub For Photonics Research, Development

July 27, 2015 1:30 pm | by Carolyn Thompson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Photonics involves the use of light in robotics, medical imaging and national security.


Israel's Teva Buys Allergan Generic Drug Company For $40.5B

July 27, 2015 1:08 pm | by Daniel Estrin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Israeli pharmaceutical giant is the world's largest generic drugmaker.


In Iowa, Clinton Says Climate Plan Will Promote Renewables

July 27, 2015 12:45 pm | by Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clinton also hinted that her plans would impose changes on the coal industry.


Software Turns Smartphones Into Tools For Medical Research

July 27, 2015 12:38 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A smartphone "is a great platform for research," said Dr. Michael McConnell.


USDA Unveils New Peanut Variety

July 27, 2015 12:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The genetically engineered peanut has a longer shelf life and greater resistance to disease.


From The Top: Microsoft's Colin Masson On Cloud Computing

July 27, 2015 12:22 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

Tomorrow's successful manufacturing business will be utilizing cloud computing to manage at least some aspects of their business.


Company Announces Plans For Steel Mill In Southern Oklahoma

July 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The mill will produce steel products and is expected to create about 300 jobs.


Finalists Announced For The 2015 R&D 100 Awards

July 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by R&D Magazine | News | Comments

Gala Event to Be Held November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.


AT&T Buys DirecTV, Now Biggest Traditional TV Provider In U.S.

July 27, 2015 10:19 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The FCC said that it had set certain requirements for the merger.


Small Plane Crashes In California Yard, Killing Pilot

July 27, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plane narrowly missed two houses and landed upside down.


Study: Coral-Like Structure Successfully Captures Ocean Pollutants

July 27, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The study aimed to create a synthetic material that could match the absorbent properties of coral.


Industrial Engineer Dies After Fall In Laboratory Freezer

July 27, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The employee died after falling about 15 feet inside a two-story freezer.


Wind Farm Construction Commences

July 27, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The steel foundation on the ocean floor is known in the industry as the "first steel in the water."


Deep-Sea Mining Looms On Horizon As UN Body Issues Contracts

July 27, 2015 9:45 am | by David McFadden, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The era of deep seabed mining appears to be dawning, fueled by technological advances in robotics.


Infographic: Global Shipments In 2014

July 27, 2015 9:40 am | by PD&D Staff | News | Comments

Find out how global shipments changed in 2014.



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