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Engineering Newswire 25:Drilling Holes in Mars

February 14, 2013 1:35 pm | Videos

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed the successful completion of this "mini drill" test last week and if the drill cuttings from the fresh hole pass the visual evaluation, the rover team will move forward with the first full drilling.

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Engineering Update #4: Robots Driven By Moths, Recycling Nike

February 14, 2013 11:51 am | Videos

In the latest episode of ECN 's Engineering Update: Scientists at the University of Tokyo have found inspiration for their autonomous sensory-driven robots by examining male silkmoths ... lookin' for love.

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Manufacturing Revival Radio: Alan Beaulieu, President Of ITR Economics

February 14, 2013 11:43 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

With over 60 years of continuous operating economic research ITR Economics stands as one of the most experienced consulting firms in the United States. Alan was kind enough to share a glance into his well proven crystal ball as to what the future may hold for US Manufacturing.

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A Behind The Scenes Look At Manufacturing A Viper

February 14, 2013 10:23 am | by The New York Times | Videos

Inside a newly reopened Chrysler plant in Detroit, a car revs to life. Despite its status as the Motor City, Detroit has only two automobile plants entirely within the city limits. One is Chrysler’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, which reopened in December after being closed for more than two years during the automaker’s bankruptcy.

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How 3D Metal Printing May Change Manufacturing

February 12, 2013 9:43 am | by Penn State | Videos

At a recent additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, showcase at Penn State, engineers demoed some of the latest technology in the field. Hear from experts about how 3D metal printing may change manufacturing in the United States, and what challenges it faces.

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Engineering Newswire 24: New Armchair Transforms into Rowing Machine

February 7, 2013 10:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re 3D printing our own Pez dispensers, transforming sitting chairs into rowing machines, and sending messages that will self-destruct.

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Manufacturing Revival Radio: Dan Meckstroth Of MAPI

February 5, 2013 11:46 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

We were glad to have the opportunity to speak with Dan Meckstroth, Vice President and Chief Economist with MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. On today’s show Dan discusses with us the most recent quarterly report (the Q4 2012) which was released this past December.

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Engineering Newswire 23: I Am Iron Woman

February 5, 2013 9:57 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re crafting magic arms, building Tony Stark’s cyber-weapon, and 3D printing for the BioCurious. 2-year-old Emma Lavelle was born with a congenital disorder called arthrogryposis. Emma’s parents turned to researchers at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children who had been hard at work on the Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton, or WREX.

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Manufacturing Revival Radio: Nigel Southway Of The Society Of Manufacturing Engineers

February 1, 2013 10:41 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Lately we have been hearing a lot about Reshoring and the optimism that surrounds it for American Manufacturing. As Nigel informed us, our neighbors to the North are sharing the same optimism for Canadian Manufacturing. Today’s conversation was focused specifically on the gap that currently exist in the skilled workforce necessary to fully bring Manufacturing back.

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Engineering Update #2: Revolutionary Self-Healing Wires

January 31, 2013 11:49 am | by Electronic Component News | Videos

In this episode of Engineering Update, we're discussing new research into larger, safer lithium ion batteries, revolutionary self-healing and self-assembling wires using liquid metal, the bay bridge becomes the world's largest light sculpture, and printing your own animatronic robot!

Can Blackberry 10 Breathe New Life Into RIM?

January 31, 2013 9:29 am | by CBS News | Videos

Since 2006 the smartphone landscape has undergone seismic changes. Now, a former industry leader is looking to regain customers. Sumi Das reports RIM is making a gamble with their new Blackberry 10 operating system in a move to stay relevant.

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Manufacturing Revival Radio: Martin Tauber Of AdvancedPierre Foods

January 30, 2013 11:14 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

It’s not every day somebody tells us that we could be trusted to work on Advanced Machinery. However, that is the confidence that our guest Martin Tauber, Maintenance/Production Trainer with AdvancedPierre Foods, feels about the instructions he is able to provide.

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Manufacturing: The Solution To Jobs Crisis

January 29, 2013 10:18 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris says advanced manufacturing is coming back to America and will drive our economy. Liveris argues that technology became the new word for manufacturing since technology has to be researched and made. 

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Manufacturing Revival Radio: Mike Collins Of MPC Management

January 29, 2013 9:42 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Today we had the opportunity to speak with Mike Collins, Author and Founder of MPC Management. With over 40 years in the Manufacturing industry, authorship of 3 books and over 300 published Manufacturing focused articles Mike is a treasure-trove of Manufacturing knowledge. During our discussion today we focused on two specific topics discussed in Mike’s book Saving American Manufacturing.

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Engineering Newswire 22: Smart Ice Cubes for Stubborn Drinkers

January 24, 2013 9:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re designing smart cubes for stubborn drinkers, building a better bicycle, and re-engineering a 1977 Lotus Esprit.

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Engineering Update #1: Smart TVs & Unmanned Cars

January 24, 2013 9:27 am | Videos

New from Electronic Component News is the very first episode of our Engineering Update newscast We talk about smart TVs and unmanned cars from CES, a pill-sized device for imaging the esophagus, a dual-mode infrared camera and robotic fish for data gathering.

Can Robots Save Manufacturing Jobs?

January 15, 2013 10:54 am | by CBS News | Videos

Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics, tells Steve Kroft that using robots can help lower labor costs and keep manufacturing in the U.S., which will ultimately boost employment. Brooks indicates that as overseas labor costs go up, robots will also lead the way in returning manufacturing jobs to the U.S.

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Engineering Newswire 20: Tesla Coil Shoots Sparks Set to Music

January 10, 2013 10:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor that adds new parts daily and offers same-day shipping with no minimum order, we’re building a better atom smasher, creating music with a spark-shooting Tesla coil, and developing a robot that vomits on command.

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Engineering Newswire 19: Spikey Spacecraft Headed to Martian Moon

January 8, 2013 9:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re sending spikey little spacecraft to Martian moons, building a creepy little robot toddler, and moving one step closer to robotic telepresence.

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Vertical Farms Solve Land Problem

January 3, 2013 10:16 am | by CNN Money | Videos

CNN Money brings us the story of Singapore-based farmer Jack Ng and his company, Sky Greens, which builds vertical farms to supply locally-grown food in an economy that is almost completely dependent upon imports. By layering the farms vertically, Ng can make better use of the little available space in Singapore.

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