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How Drones Are Shaping Diverse Industries

May 6, 2015 3:04 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Many industries question: Is it worth investing in the controversial technology?

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How Chemical Companies Are Part Of The Solution — And Problem — For Climate Change

May 5, 2015 10:31 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Here’s a look at which companies have big plans to fight climate change, who still denies it, and how chemicals companies play a unique role in the debate.

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Calming Your Biggest Fears About Industrial IoT

April 30, 2015 10:39 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Find out about leading IoT concerns for manufacturers looking to implement.

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Editor’s Picks: The Morality Of The Maker Culture And The Future Of EVs

April 28, 2015 2:53 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

For this round of Editor’s Picks, I’ve handpicked pieces that highlight dilemmas within the manufacturing industry.

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Autonomous Driving: A Problem Solved?

April 28, 2015 10:44 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

One of many bold predictions from the Tesla Motors CEO was that autonomous driving is a solved problem. "We know exactly what to do and we'll be there in a few years,” Elon Musk says.

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Retrospective: Safety In Chem Over The Years

April 28, 2015 9:41 am | by Dr. Scott Harris, Director of EHS Advisory Services for UL Workplace Health & Safety | Comments

In those days, no one knew what “culture of safety” meant, but we sure knew the problems that resulted from not caring about safety. It was a tough trail – much more frontier medicine than safety science.

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Jaguar Land Rover Is Furious Over Chinese Knockoff

April 22, 2015 3:04 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

“There are no laws to protect us, so we have to take it as it is," Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralph Speth told reporters.

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Editor’s Picks: Stunning Factory Photos And #EqualPayDay’s History

April 16, 2015 3:17 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Plus, an interactive graphic on how the drought could affect every community in California.

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Lincoln Returns To Its Roots With New Continental

March 30, 2015 1:36 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

After more than a decade of toying with alphabetical names such as LS and MKS to be more like foreign automakers, the company is embracing its heritage.

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Editor’s Picks: Pet Wearables And Apple’s Most Valuable Asset

March 23, 2015 3:30 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

For this edition, I’ve got all things tech on the brain, including a profile of Apple’s design mastermind, an essay on why respecting your fellow manufacturer matters and my favorite gadget from SXSW.

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Lawsuit Alleges High Levels Of Arsenic In Some Vino—Should We Drink On?

March 20, 2015 10:43 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Talk about a bad wine pairing.

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A Profile With The Superstar Of The Maker Movement: Limor Fried

March 19, 2015 2:20 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Fried says that the community of makers inspires her to continue Adafruit’s efforts to get more people involved with learning.                                                                                                           

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Why The Gender Pay Gap Matters For Manufacturing

March 17, 2015 2:06 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Report finds three of top twenty positions with the highest wage gaps are manufacturing-related.                         

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March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2 Billion

March 17, 2015 9:33 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

From the time the tournament field of 68 was announced Sunday evening until the national champion is crowned April 6, millions of employees will spend work hours filling out brackets and watching tournament games.

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Editor’s Picks: This Week in Long-Form

March 13, 2015 2:42 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

In this new weekly series titled “Editor’s Picks,” I’ll be sharing with you my list of the Internet’s top reads, and I encourage you to take a look.                                                                                                                                                                       

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

March 6, 2015 3:25 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

This week ‘Manufacturing’s Winner and Loser of the Week’ focuses on a woman who has achieved a great feat in the manufacturing industry and a company  . . .              

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3 Arguments Against Lifting The Crude Ban—That Are Still (Mostly) Bogus

March 6, 2015 10:11 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Oil companies around the country have taken a major hit by declining crude prices in the last year — rig counts have been plummeting and companies are facing layoffs. According to an estimate by the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, Texas alone could lose 140,000 jobs in the next year...

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How Recalls Can Affect Your Business

March 3, 2015 1:31 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

Recalls, especially those within the food industry, seem to always be in the news. Some of the most recent recalls include the more than 46,000 Pepperidge Farm bagels, MorningStar Farms' Black Bean Burgers, and of course the giant apple recall that kicked off the new year. While the reasons...

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Why I’m Weary Of Wearables

March 2, 2015 4:49 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

An editor’s letter on why smartwatches are all show, no substance.                             

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Amazon Wants To Put 3D Printers In Delivery Trucks

March 2, 2015 1:59 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

Amazon's drone delivery program may be grounded, but who needs a drone to drop off an item when you could have it produced curbside of your home? That's what the e-tailer's latest ambition entails, as last week Amazon filed several patent applications for an on-demand 3D printing service in mobile...

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