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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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." 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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