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Scientists Develop Glue That Hardens Via Electricity

August 25, 2015 2:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers suggested that the new substance could provide solution from underwater ship or pipe repair to serving as an alternative to sutures during human surgery.


China-Based Company To Locate Headquarters In Knoxville

August 25, 2015 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A China-based injection molding company is investing nearly $5 million to locate its first U.S. headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee.


$30M Battery Recycling Plant Breaks Ground In Nevada

August 25, 2015 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

AquaMetals is building the plant at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Reno where Tesla Motors is building its electric battery factory.


U.S. Agency Probes Jeep SUV Rollaway Complaints

August 25, 2015 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The probe covers 408,000 Grand Cherokees from the 2014 and 2015 model years.


Tech Startups Want To Change The Way You Drive

August 25, 2015 1:54 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Here are six startups that want to change the way you drive.


Report: Investors Could Benefit From Lifting Iranian Sanctions

August 25, 2015 10:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Iran owns the fourth-largest supply of proven oil reserves and the second-largest supply of conventional natural gas reserves. 


Liquor Giant Pernod Faces Lagging Vodka Demand In U.S.

August 25, 2015 10:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Pernod owns dozens of liquor brands, including Jameson Irish whiskey and Beefeater gin.


GM Fund Rejects 91 Percent Of Ignition Switch Claims

August 25, 2015 10:21 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The fund has made offers in 124 death cases and 275 injury crashes. 


Driverless Truck Designed To Improve Safety In Work Zones

August 25, 2015 10:16 am | by Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press | Comments

The crash trucks, fitted with a device called a truck-mounted attenuator, have been credited with saving lives


California Lawmakers Approve Drone Trespassing Crime Bills

August 25, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

California lawmakers advanced legislation Monday seeking to rein in the use of privacy-invading drones. 


Survey: Recalls Make Americans Less Satisfied With Cars

August 25, 2015 10:08 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Last year automakers recalled a record 64 million vehicles for problems.


Global Markets Rebound As China Cuts Rates To Help Economy

August 25, 2015 10:04 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Global markets bounced back Tuesday after China's central bank cut its key interest rate to support growth in the world's second-largest economy.


Toyota Plans $16M Expansion Of Indiana Forklift Factory

August 25, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The factory will be just over a million square-feet with the upcoming expansion. 


Chipotle To Hire 4,000 New Employees In One Day

August 24, 2015 2:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Chipotle hopes to counter a tightening labor market with an unconventional hiring pitch.


Nuclear Contractor To Pay $4.8M Over Improper Lobbying

August 24, 2015 2:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Prosecutors alleged that between 2008 and 2012 Sandia used funding to lobby Congress and federal agencies to renew its $2.4 billion annual contract with the Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration.


Think Tank: Congressional Report Misrepresents Health of U.S. Manufacturing

August 24, 2015 2:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

"Right now, the state of U.S. manufacturing is not a pretty picture."


Report: Tesla Sedan Falls Just Short Of Acceleration Claims

August 24, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Model S P85D went from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds.


Optimization Algorithm Increases Industrial Robot Efficiency By Up To 40 Percent

August 24, 2015 2:28 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

This doesn’t change the robot’s operation path, just its speed and sequence.


Budweiser Takes Exception To Firm's 'Queen of Beer' Campaign

August 24, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

She Beverage Co. of Lancaster, California, applied in December to register "The Queen of Beer" phrase with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 


Japan Delivers Whiskey To Space Station . . . For Science

August 24, 2015 1:57 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

Japan also sent up 12 mice aboard as part of an aging study.



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