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GE, Honda Join To Power Legacy Cessna Jets

October 21, 2014 9:44 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE engineers helped inventor and aircraft designer Bill Lear create the business jet market in the 1960s, when they converted a fighter jet engine into propulsion for the first Learjet. But the company has been largely absent from the space since...

Biofuels Plant Harbinger Of Renewable Fuel Future

October 17, 2014 12:06 pm | by Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the...

"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...

Toyota Unveils 2015 Camry For NASCAR Competition

October 13, 2014 1:24 pm | by Jenna Fryer, AP Auto Racing Writer | News | Comments

Toyota unveiled a remodeled Camry it will race next season, and the street version was the...

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Alcoa Manufactures New Hull For Combat Vehicles

October 13, 2014 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight, high-performance metals, has produced the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminum hull for combat vehicles to improve troop protection as part of a joint Alcoa-US Army initiative launched last year. Announced in Washington, DC at the Association of...

Polaris Rolls Slingshot Into Full Production

October 10, 2014 11:32 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Polaris Industries Inc. and local public officials gathered today at Polaris’ Spirit Lake, Iowa manufacturing facility to celebrate the launch of its Slingshot motorcycle into full production. Slingshot has received significant attention since...

Toyota Unveils Its Hybrid Crossover C-HR Concept Vehicle

October 9, 2014 1:52 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Karl Schlicht, executive president at Toyota, discusses the automaker’s new hybrid concept vehicle, production on their first fuel-cell vehicle and a joint venture with BMW on a dual sports car project. He speaks with Hans Nichols at the Paris Motor Show on...

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Pepsi Tries New Strategy With 'Craft' Soda

October 8, 2014 1:28 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Pepsi is hoping to keep up with the times with a soda called "Caleb's Kola" that comes in glass bottles reminiscent of a bygone era. The name is a nod to the pharmacist from North Carolina credited with creating with Pepsi's formula in the 1890s...

Metal Made Like Plastic May Have Big Impact

October 8, 2014 10:54 am | by NASA News Release | News | Comments

Open a door and watch what happens - the hinge allows it to open and close, but doesn't permanently bend. This simple concept of mechanical motion is vital for making all kinds of movable structures, including mirrors and antennas on spacecraft. Material...

Scientists Behind Blue LED Breakthrough Win Nobel

October 7, 2014 11:51 am | by Karl Ritter and Malin Rising, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology to light up homes, computer screens, and smartphones...

Mirror, Mirror: Testing 3D Printing For Space

October 7, 2014 9:31 am | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

Global space agencies have prioritised additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, as a technology with the potential to transform the way space missions are put together. But what still needs to be done to ensure 3D-printed products...

Robots Display Japan's Latest Technology

October 7, 2014 6:42 am | by Haruka Nuga - Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone-controlled dinosaur, synchronized cheerleaders, and a ping pong-playing spider are some of the robot technology showcased at the CEATEC Japan electronics exhibition. Exhibitors used such attention-grabbing gadgets to showcase...

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Panasonic's Robotic Technology Hones In On Welfare Solutions

October 3, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corporation is taking part in the 41st Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition, H.C.R. 2014, which is being held at the Tokyo Big Sight from October 1 to 3, 2014. This year's theme for the Panasonic booth at H.C.R. is "Panasonic's welfare solutions...

BellowsTech Expands Webshop Product Offering

October 2, 2014 5:05 pm | by BellowsTech, LLC | News | Comments

BellowsTech of Ormond Beach, Florida, adds six new standard bellows to its online store rounding out the complete product line offering of Stainless Steel edge welded bellows to 18 individual parts. These additional welded bellows include...

Tesla Shares Rise After Musk Hints At New Technology

October 2, 2014 1:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Tesla Motors jumped almost 4 percent Thursday after the electric car maker's CEO hinted at introducing new technology next week. Elon Musk took to Twitter late Wednesday with a message that said: "About time to unveil the D and...

GM Looks To New Vehicles, China To Boost Profits

October 1, 2014 5:14 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U.S. automaker tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of...

New SunEdison Technology To Slash Cost Of Solar Power

October 1, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SunEdison, Inc., a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that its most advanced polysilicon technology was now in production and on target to produce solar material at the...

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JAC-Navistar Expands Production Capacity of High-Performance Engines

September 30, 2014 11:16 am | by India Automobile News | News | Comments

Navistar International Corporation has announced that Anhui Jianghuai Navistar Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. (JND), the company's joint venture with Chinese truck maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC), has begun engine production at ...  

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 ...

Airlines Look For An Edge With Weather-Radar Systems

September 29, 2014 4:13 pm | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them.Then, looking at the display on a new weather-radar system, the pilots...

Underwater Robot For Port Security

September 29, 2014 3:52 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform...

Lockheed Martin's New Firefighting Robot

September 24, 2014 2:05 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Lockheed Martin is developing a robot that could change the future of firefighting. It's called the Fire Ox, and it's designed to tackle fires in situations too hazardous for humans. Bloomberg takes a look at the prototype and speaks to the head of...

Panasonic Manufactures Robot For Eldercare

September 24, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday that it has developed a nursing-care robot that helps the elderly walk or get out of bed. Osaka-based Panasonic said it plans to start the sale of the robots to hospitals and nursing-care facilities in... 

European Companies Allowed To Reap Rewards From Deadly Conflict Mineral Trade

September 24, 2014 9:36 am | by Amnesty International | News | Comments

The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, ahead of weak draft legislation being discussed in the European Parliament. A new analysis by Global Witness shows that companies are...

Elon Musk: From Space Race To Space War

September 23, 2014 4:57 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Rachel Crane talks with SpaceX's Elon Musk about his company's recent NASA contract and the brewing battle with Boeing. Musk describes SpaceX's current technology and ultimate goals, and the relationship between NASA and private industries...

Manufacturing.Live: ERP Expert Hangout

September 23, 2014 12:47 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

While many of the debates surrounding enterprise software in the manufacturing sector have subsided, one of the most significant obstacles remains – the ERP implementation process. With concerns ranging from ...       

Production Of New GM Cadillac To Be At Detroit Plant

September 19, 2014 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The auto maker said Friday that the rear-wheel drive car will make its debut in the first half of 2015, and that it will reveal...

Renishaw Equator Flexible Gauge Enhances Speed

September 18, 2014 1:08 pm | by Renishaw | Product Releases | Comments

Renishaw's Equator™ shop-floor comparative gauge gets a significant speed boost for single-point probing applications with new touch-trigger probing capability via the TP20 probe, which can now be used in addition to the...

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...

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