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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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Boost Your Visibility At MODEX!

January 2, 2013 4:48 pm | Videos

Interested in some extra exposure for your company and products before, during, and after the MODEX 2014 show? Check out what we can do to create some more buzz for you!                        

Waterloo Labs - Real Life Mario Kart

December 20, 2012 9:59 am | by Waterloo Labs | Videos

The Waterloo Labs crew rigs up four go Karts to manipulate the throttle, gas, and brakes along with an RFID Item system to make a real, playable version of Mario Kart. Follow along as they explain how they built the karts, then take to the track for a modern-day take on a classic video game.


Greek Yogurt Craze Revives NY Manufacturing Town

December 18, 2012 9:22 am | by NBC News | Videos

The growing popularity of Greek yogurt in the United States has revived at least one town in upstate New York when Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya decided to buy a closing yogurt factory in New Berlin, N.Y. He's grown the staff from 5 employees to over 1300 people. Rock Center’s Harry Smith reports.


Engineering Newswire 17: Life-Sized, Programmable Humanoid Robot Talks, Sings, Acts

December 13, 2012 10:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re working with the world’s smallest wrench, crossing the pacific in an autonomous wave rider, and creating a humanoid robot that can walk, talk, and … act? Today’s episode features: RoboThespian is a life-sized, programmable humanoid robot designed to talk, sing, he’s even recites Shakespeare. Engineered Arts is currently at work on a next generation humanoid dynamic robot.


Engineering Newswire 16: Designing an Underwater Hotel

December 11, 2012 9:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re taking our first taste test on Mars, building an underwater hotel, and powering the EcoBot with nothing more than poo.


How Airbus Makes The A380

December 6, 2012 10:39 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Just a glimpse of the 1,500 engineers working are enough to give you an idea of the size and scale of the super jumbo A380. Each part requires precision and patience - 4,000 rivets alone are used to attach the wings to the body. CNN's Ayesha Durgahee looks at how Airbus assembles and tests the largest passenger jet in the world.


Engineering Newswire 15: Disney Robots Play Catch with Your Kids

December 4, 2012 9:34 am | by PD&D Staff | Videos

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, we're playing catch with Disney robots, colonizing Mars with deep pocketed donors, and beaming aboard a Star Trek classroom.


Engineering Newswire 14: Blowing Up James Bond’s Aston Martin

November 29, 2012 9:53 am | by PD&D Staff | Videos

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, we’re propelling bio-bots with rat blood, creating a dancing robot, “Gangnam Style”, and blowing up James Bond’s Aston Martin.


Yes, Some TVs Are Made In The USA

November 27, 2012 9:23 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Element Electronics is one of many companies who have re-shored an assembly line from Asia back to Canton, Michigan. While most of the parts are still produced overseas, the TVs are assembled, tested and packaged in Canton by workers who otherwise might not have a job.


Kindle Phone? Amazon CEO: 'Stay Tuned'

November 20, 2012 10:16 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discusses how Amazon makes money off of Kindles, which is one of the key differentiators between Amazon and its competitors, like Apple. As to whether a phone is in the company's future, Bezos won't say one way or another. Bezos seems skeptical of same-day deliveries, but is optimistic about opening retail stores — but only if they're better than existing retail stores.



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