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Buzz Aldrin Joins University, Forming 'Master Plan' For Mars

August 28, 2015 3:11 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

The 85-year-old Aldrin will serve as a research professor of aeronautics. 


MAPI Report Tempers Expectations For U.S. Manufacturing Sector

August 28, 2015 3:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The latest quarterly forecast is slightly more pessimistic about the nation's manufacturing sector than three months ago.


Study: Fair Trade Labels Linked To Higher Cost Threshold, Better Taste

August 28, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Participants in a German university study were willing to pay about 30 percent more for foods affixed with a "fair trade" logo.


Goodyear Retiring Blimps, Rolling Out New Cigar-Shaped Craft

August 28, 2015 10:21 am | by John Rogers and Jae C. Hong, The Associated Press | Comments

"It's a brand new design. It is a much larger airship. It's a semi-rigid dirigible."


Silicon Valley To Host Latest Federal Institute On Flexible Electronics

August 28, 2015 10:14 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The new institute is dedicated to the development of flexible electronics manufacturing.


Boeing’s New Folding-Wing Jet Hits Design Milestone

August 28, 2015 10:08 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Six airline customers have ordered a total of 320 airplanes from the 777X series.


Study Shows Improved Solar Charging Of Lithium Batteries

August 28, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The study could eventually contribute to cleaner transportation and homes. 


Philadelphia Pilot Program Helps Reduce Supermarket Waste

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

A trio of Philadelphia-area universities partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help make use of food that would otherwise be discarded.


Report: Union Elections Proceeding More Quickly Following NLRB Rule

August 28, 2015 9:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Although elections are taking place more quickly, NLRB officials could not tell the Journal whether they are more successful under the new policy.


Californians Cut Water Without State Imposing Fines

August 28, 2015 9:43 am | by Scott Smith, The Associated Press | Comments

Cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide conservation mandate of 25 percent. 


New Estimate: Apple Shipped 3.6 Million Watches Last Quarter

August 28, 2015 9:38 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

This estimate is enough to change the competitive landscape for other wearable gadgets.


Oil Jumps 10 Percent For Biggest One-Day Gain Since 2009

August 28, 2015 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oil had fallen, in part, because of worries about the health of China's economy. 


Exploring The Changing Arctic With Underwater Drones

August 27, 2015 3:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

“I hate looking into crystal balls, but we can look into this one and say that in five years we’ll have unmanned aerial vehicles in every ship.”


Lawsuit Targets 10 Large Automakers Over Keyless Ignition

August 27, 2015 2:56 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The lawsuit seeks to force automakers to install features that would automatically shut down unattended engines started with a keyless ignition device.


Report: California Farmers Post Record Revenue Despite Drought

August 27, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Eventually, however, experts believe the drought will catch up with California agriculture.


Apple Schedules New Product Event For Sept. 9

August 27, 2015 2:39 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.


China Detains 11 Over Deadly Warehouse Explosion

August 27, 2015 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The officials are accused of dereliction of duty and abusing their positions. 


Judge Reverses Manslaughter Conviction Due To GM Ignition

August 27, 2015 2:31 pm | by Joe Mandak, The Associated Press | Comments

A Pennsylvania judge reversed the conviction after determining a faulty General Motors ignition switch contributed to her crash. 


Tesla’s Model S P85D Breaks Consumer Reports’ Ratings System

August 27, 2015 2:21 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

The luxury car initially scored 103 out of 100.


Data Security For Manufacturers: Don’t Let Cyberattacks Take A ‘Byte’ Out Of Your Bottom Line

August 27, 2015 10:23 am | by Rick Schreiber and Shahryar Shaghaghi | Comments

Cybersecurity challenges are becoming more prevalent and complex for manufacturers as consumers embrace and demand advanced technologies. 



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