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Institute: China Now World's Third-Biggest Arms Exporter

March 15, 2015 10:06 pm | by Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press | News | Comments

China had long been a major importer of weapons, mainly from Russia and Ukraine, but its soaring economy and the copying of foreign technology has largely reversed the trend.

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Indiana Man's Device Could Make Mine Rescues Faster, Safer

March 14, 2015 12:06 am | by Howard Greninger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

As part of a surface mine emergency team at Peabody Energy's Bear Run Mine, Jason A. Bradbury has trained to remove people off of heavy mining equipment in the event of a medical emergency or injury.                                     

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Top 10 ‘Ugliest’ Cars List

March 13, 2015 3:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Between conceptualizing, modeling, wind-tunneling, focus-grouping and marketing, it may be surprising to know that an auto industry spending billions in product development would release ugly cars.                                                

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Study: Sound Waves Could Locate Dangerous Structural Problems

March 13, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Scottish researchers recently developed a system that could enable the discovery of dangerous structural weaknesses using only sound waves.                                                                                                           

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Tesla Announces Job Cuts In China

March 13, 2015 2:51 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The amount of jobs in question is still unclear, but local newspapers are indicating that 180 to as many as 600 employees might lose their jobs.                                                                                              

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Editor’s Picks: This Week in Long-Form

March 13, 2015 2:42 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Blogs | 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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Recalls of the Week: Software Glitches Haunt Electric Vehicles

March 13, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Electric vehicles, or EVs, have taken the automotive world by storm this year, but they have one major downside—all those electrical parts.                                                                                               

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Honda Running Ad Campaign To Boost Recall Repairs

March 13, 2015 11:59 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda is launching an unprecedented U.S. ad campaign urging owners to get vehicles repaired if they have been recalled to fix defective air bags.                                                                                           

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GM To Alter Chevrolet, GMC Warranties

March 13, 2015 11:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors will make a series of changes to its vehicle warranty and maintenance programs after they failed to generate more interest among car buyers.                                                                              

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The Dollar Is Making A Comeback

March 13, 2015 10:37 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

The dollar is at its highest value of $1.05 against the euro in 12 years.                                                                                                                                                                

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At Odds With Google, US Seeks New Rule On Computer Access

March 13, 2015 10:26 am | by Eric Tucker, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications.

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Huge GE Power Deal Will Light Up Egypt with Electricity

March 13, 2015 10:07 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Egypt’s demand for electricity is already outstripping supply, and the government is seeking fast ways to boost it. GE found one.                                                                                                           

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Zinc Company Overlooked Warning Signs Ahead of Fatal 2010 Explosion

March 13, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Wednesday released a technical analysis of the Horsehead refinery explosion, which killed two workers and seriously injured a third in Monaca, Pennsylvania.                                             

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Why Manufacturers Should Care About MES

March 13, 2015 9:50 am | by Andrew Waycott | News | Comments

Andrew Waycott weighs in and offers five benefits of MES.                                                                                                                                                                                

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Revamping Supply Chain Intelligence: Q&A With Bob Farrell

March 13, 2015 9:38 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Bob Farrell, CEO of Kewill, offers expert insight into the importance of transportation and warehouse management that can help manufacturers save money and maintain excellent customer relations.         

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Toyota Signs On As Global Olympic Sponsor In Long-Term Deal

March 13, 2015 6:07 am | by Jim Armstrong, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is the first car company ever signed up by the International Olympic Committee.                                                                                                                                                  

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Despite Recent Controversy, California Unlikely To Restrict Fracking

March 12, 2015 2:34 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Golden State appears unlikely to ban the practice of drilling for oil using fracking.                                                                                                                                                   

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Powdered Alcohol Gets Federal Approval

March 12, 2015 2:26 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Palcohol's go-ahead from the FDA is an about-face from the bureau's previous stance.                                                                                                                                                     

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Science Of Superheroes: Swedish Scientists Modified E.coli Bacteria To Manufacture Amazing Spider Silk

March 12, 2015 2:04 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Scientists have proven that harvesting spider silk proteins from goat’s milk works. But a new crop of companies working to commercialize synthetic spider silk, such as Sweden’s Spiber Technologies AB, are moving beyond “spider goats.”                                                                                                             

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Collaborative Manufacturing Training: Q&A With Jeff Owens

March 12, 2015 1:48 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Advanced Technology Systems President Jeff Owens offers insight into how SkillPoint™ Training can create a more expert workforce.                                                                                                       

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