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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 | 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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Study: Sound Waves Could Locate Dangerous Structural Problems

March 13, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | 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 | 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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Recalls of the Week: Software Glitches Haunt Electric Vehicles

March 13, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | 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 | 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 | 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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At Odds With Google, US Seeks New Rule On Computer Access

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

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

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How Can The Internet Improve Your Plant's Operations?

March 12, 2015 1:32 pm | by Amber Carpenter | Comments

For better or worse, the Internet is woven into our everyday lives. We go online for everything, from looking up movie trivia to booking dental appointments, to buying new homes.                                                        

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Chinese Stores, Websites Selling Apple Watch Knockoffs

March 12, 2015 12:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Yes, this is already happening.

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NASA Set To Launch Four Spacecraft To Solve Magnetic Mystery

March 12, 2015 12:09 pm | by Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press | Comments

NASA is poised to send four identical spacecraft on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.                                                                                     

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3 Astronauts Return From 6 Months On International Space Station

March 12, 2015 12:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Soyuz capsule carrying two Russians and an American landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, ending the astronauts' nearly six months aboard the International Space Station. The capsule carried Russians Alexander Samokutayev and Elena Serova and NASA's Barry Wilmore. They blasted off for...

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