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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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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