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Syngenta Cites Market Volatility, Unanswered Questions In Rejecting Latest Monsanto Offer

August 27, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Syngenta confirmed that its board unanimously rejected the latest bid from Monsanto and reiterated prior concerns about regulatory hurdles. 


Google Technology Could Help Drivers Avoid Potholes

August 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Google would pair the GPS in vehicle navigation systems with a vertical movement sensor.


3D Printed Gun Lawsuit Headed To 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals

August 26, 2015 3:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Wilson introduced the plans for the working pistol to the Internet two years ago. 


U.S. Bottled Water Sales Could Surpass Soda By 2017

August 26, 2015 3:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Since 2000, Americans more than doubled their annual per capita intake of bottled water from 16.74 gallons to just over 34 gallons.


Researchers Convert Solar Energy Into Methane

August 26, 2015 2:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The new process could enable hydrogen from other sustainable energy sources to be used in chemical processing. 


In Reversal, Colorado Mine Town To Seek Federal Cleanup Help

August 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

This is a reversal for local officials who long feared that designation as a federal Superfund site would harm economic development.


New Material Stops Its Own Leaks

August 26, 2015 2:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Scientists said that it could be useful to automakers and other industries.


Verizon Program Connects Millions Of Older Cars To Internet

August 26, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

This subscription service could connect 150 million vehicles to the Internet.


Monsanto Abandons Takeover Bid For Swiss Rival Syngenta

August 26, 2015 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Agricultural business giant Monsanto is abandoning its takeover bid after the Swiss chemical producer rejected its latest offer of roughly $47 billion.


Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: NASA Crashes Airplanes For Science

August 26, 2015 2:25 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

According to NASA, these crash tests "simulate a severe but survivable plane accident." 


Manufacturers Spending Billions On Technologies That Many Motorists Don’t Use

August 26, 2015 10:36 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

Respondents said they were less likely to use a technology if the seller didn’t explain the technology when they purchased the vehicle.


U.S. Durable Goods Orders Up Two Percent In July

August 26, 2015 10:31 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

These orders had fallen in four of the previous five months, reflecting the soft patch that manufacturing has faced this year.


Army Awards $6.7 Billion Tactical Vehicle Contract To Wisconsin Firm

August 26, 2015 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. won the contract to build a new combat vehicle. 


Uber To Work With UofA On Mapping, Self-Driving Cars

August 26, 2015 10:21 am | by Astrid Galvan, The Associated Press | Comments

Uber is partnering with the University of Arizona to develop mapping technology as the ride-hailing company expands its research of driverless car technology.


Report: Ford Hopes To Resume U.S. Production Of Ranger Pickup

August 26, 2015 10:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Ford Ranger pickup could return after a nearly seven-year hiatus. 


Russia Extends Travel Time To International Space Station

August 26, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Russian Federal Space Agency says the next manned trip to the International Space Station will be extended from the usual six hours to two days.


China Fires Work Safety Director Named In Corruption Probe

August 26, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fires and explosions in the port city of Tianjin on Aug. 12 killed 139 people. 


Lawmaker Sees Opening For Appeal Of $225M Exxon Ruling

August 26, 2015 9:54 am | by Michael Catalini and Josh Cornfield, The Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Chris Christie has hailed the deal as the nation's second-largest of its kind against a corporate polluter.


Boeing To Lay Off Hundreds Amid Export-Import Bank Debate

August 25, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The latest round of cuts is expected to take place through early 2016.


Amazon's Prime Now Expansion To Include Alcoholic Beverages

August 25, 2015 2:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Seattle-area customers will also be able to order beer, wine and liquor.



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