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IoT In Unlikely Places Can Smarten Your Life

October 22, 2014 5:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

As more and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are reaching consumers, developers are busy connecting them together as part of the Internet of Things. Approximately 3 billion Bluetooth-enabled units are expected to ship this year alone... 

3rd Spacewalk In 3 Weeks At International Space Station

October 22, 2014 11:38 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

For the third week in a row, astronauts are spacewalking up at the International Space Station....

Passenger Jets Push Boeing Profit To 18%

October 22, 2014 9:56 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36...

GE Mobile Turbines Help Baja Rebuild After Deadly Hurricane

October 22, 2014 9:47 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When Hurricane Odile hit the Baja California peninsula in mid-September, it quickly became one...

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Verdict: Guardrail Company Defrauded Government

October 21, 2014 2:08 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Last week Trinity Industries Inc., a manufacturer of U.S. highway guardrails, went to court over allegations it changed its design to save on manufacturing costs — raising safety concerns and never informing authorities of the change. The jury decided the company should have told the government about...

Illegal Drones A Growing Issue At Sporting Events

October 20, 2014 3:45 pm | by Rob Harris, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Long after drones became a key tool for military and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions costing just a few hundred dollars that can be sent...

Google Executive Chairman Gives Artificial Intelligence Prediction

October 20, 2014 1:51 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google can be the perfect personal assistant that makes you smarter. The cost? Just a little bit of privacy. He sat down with CNN Money to discuss his predictions for the future of artificial intelligence...

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GE Capital Provides $30M To Venture Technologies

October 20, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business has provided Venture Technologies, a newly formed combination of three value-added IT resellers (VARs), with a $30 million senior secured working capital loan in order to support the company’s...

Will Apple Pay Be The Next iRevolution?

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet. The service, which goes...

Throwing Star, Brass Knuckle Beer Glass Holder, Among Finalists

October 17, 2014 2:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Earlier this summer, PD&D started a 3D-printing competition when we asked “What Would You Print?” Now, we have our finalists and we took the opportunity to flesh out their designs on our Uprint from Stratasys. Stay tuned as we announce the grand prize winner, who will win an Afinia H480 3D printer, on...

Nest CEO On The IoT Of Everyday Items

October 17, 2014 11:57 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Nest CEO On The IoT Of Everyday Items. Nest is turning the places we live into smart homes, one device at a time. Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell discusses how technology can improve our lives. CBS This Morning sits down with Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell to discuss how technology can improve our lives...

Chevron Adds New Drillship To Deepwater Operations

October 17, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chevron Corporation today announced that the Pacific Sharav, a deepwater drillship built to Chevron's specifications, has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling. The Pacific Sharav is an upgraded Dual-Load-Path...

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LEAP Jet Engine Fuels Strong Orders For GE

October 17, 2014 9:29 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE Aviation has been flight testing jet engines in Victorville in the Mojave Desert for more than a decade. But never one like the LEAP, the world’s first jet engine with 3D-printed fuel nozzles and parts from advanced ceramic materials. The engine, which was developed by...

Cogenra Sets Three World Records For Solar Module Power

October 16, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cogenra Solar, a provider of high-performance solar technology, today announced three world records using its Dense Cell Interconnect (DCI) technology. In a series of tests conducted by third-party laboratories, Cogenra’s DCI technology achieved up to a 15 percent increase in...

Test Driving The $34K Electric Superbike

October 15, 2014 5:06 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Tesla has built a well-known brand of high-end electric automobiles...but when it comes to electric motorcycles, no company has reached Tesla's status. Energica, an Italian company, is looking to lead the charge. Bloomberg's Matt Miller test drove its $34,000 bike...

Google Tries To Upstage Apple With Latest Devices

October 15, 2014 4:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has unveiled its latest tablet in an apparent effort to upstage Apple's anticipated update of its trend-setting iPad. The Nexus 9 tablet announced Wednesday will compete against a new version of the iPad Air that Apple Inc. is expected to show off to reporters and analysts...

"Made In Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo" To Be Held Oct 21

October 15, 2014 4:50 pm | by Made In Elk Grove Expo | News | Comments

Elk Grove Villlage will host the 2nd annual regional manufacturing expo on Oct 21. The "Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo" champions the Chicagoland area as a "Midwest Supply Chain Solution."  Elk Grove Village, home of the largest industrial park in the U.S., invites manufacturers from throughout the Midwest to the Made in...

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Elon Musk On Tesla Autopilot And Legal Liability

October 15, 2014 12:25 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., discusses Tesla's "auto-pilot" feature, autonomous driving, government regulations, and legal liability with Bloomberg's Betty Liu. He predicts that autonomous driving is in the near future, but that we aren't quite there yet.

Ferrari Debuts F60 America Supercar

October 15, 2014 9:50 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Ferrari celebrated 60 years of car sales in the United States this week. Chris Woodyard from USA Today spoke with Ferrari's Nicola Boari about the Ferrari F60 America, which was made specifically for this occasion....     

Manufacturer May Have Put Profits Before Safety

October 15, 2014 9:21 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

A manufacturer of U.S. highway guardrails heads to court this week over allegations it changed its design about 10 years ago to save on manufacturing costs. The problem rests on the fact that the company purportedly never informed the Federal Highway...

GE Introduces Next-Generation Jet Engine

October 10, 2014 10:54 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Over the last several weeks, crews at GE Aviation’s flight test base in Victorville, CA, at the edge of the Mojave Desert, installed a next-generation jet engine with ceramic components and 3-D printed parts to the wing of a modified Boeing 747, and readied it for its maiden flight. The engine, called...

GM 'Self-Driving' Car Just 2 Years Away

October 10, 2014 9:14 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

CNN's Poppy Harlow talks with GM CEO Mary Barra about the future of autonomous vehicles, the potential improvements in congestion, and risks of hacking. According to Mary Barra, GM's 'self-driving' car could be just two short years in the future...

Musk Makes Tesla Mystery Announcement

October 10, 2014 8:52 am | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking the stage before an adoring crowd, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk played both catch up and leap frog. At an open-to-the-public unveiling Thursday night that included bumping music, free alcohol, and test rides on an airport tarmac, Musk unveiled a new version of...

Tesla Announcement Sparks Speculation

October 9, 2014 4:26 pm | News | Comments

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors was expected to unveil an all-wheel-drive system — and perhaps more — at a much-hyped mystery event Thursday night near Los Angeles.Tesla didn't confirm what it would show ahead of the event. The only hint came...

What’s Next In 3D Printing

September 30, 2014 10:48 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from ...

VIDEO: The World's First 3D Printed Car

September 17, 2014 2:00 pm | by WGN/CNN | Videos | Comments

   Check out the World's First 3D Printed Car. "Strati", the Italian word for "layers", is the name of the first 3D printed electric car, made in Chicago...                    

How Materials Scientists Made The Globe Smaller

September 16, 2014 2:30 pm | by GE Report | Articles | Comments

The oil embargo of 1973 was a dark and miserable period when American towns banned Christmas lights to save electricity, billboards urged citizens to “turn off the damn lights,” and filling stations dispensed gasoline “by appointment only” to “regular customers.” But like the Sputnik launch 15 years before, the crisis forced the government and many businesses to...

Stratasys To Acquire GrabCAD

September 16, 2014 9:58 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GrabCAD, Inc. in an all-cash transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to...

Nissan Sponsers 'National Drive Electric Week'

September 15, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 60,000 U.S. consumers have “kicked gas” and are now driving the all-electric Nissan LEAF. To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, held Sept. 15-21, Nissan is the exclusive automotive sponsor for more than 130 grassroots events scheduled for...

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