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Google's Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors

November 25, 2014 1:49 pm | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Google is throwing its money, brain power, and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's Disease to eat without...

Introducing Ortaggi, Veggie Ice Cream

November 25, 2014 1:39 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

We all know we should be eating our vegetables every day, but isn't there a more delicious way...

GE Working On Wearable Brain Imaging Helmet

November 25, 2014 10:00 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow...

Why Pick Domestic Manufacturing? Q&A With Allen Klevens

November 24, 2014 2:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

When starting a company, one of the most important decisions to make is whether to manufacture...

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Kohler Introduces Odor-Eating Toilet Seat

November 22, 2014 1:09 pm | by M.l. Johnson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat sucks in air and pushes it through an odor-eating...

Commercial Drones Set To Soar

November 20, 2014 11:56 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Starting in the late 1980s, the Pentagon launched a top-secret constellation of two-dozen navigation satellites designed to guide U.S. nuclear missiles precisely to their targets. Then the Cold War ended, the technology shed the uniform, and put on civilian clothes. We know it as the...

Michelin Making Airless Tires At Its 10th SC Plant

November 20, 2014 6:06 am | by Seanna Adcox, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michelin's 10th plant in South Carolina, opening Thursday, will produce the company's innovative airless radial tire and develop the concept's future generations, company officials told The Associated Press in advance of a news conference. Commercial production of the Tweel, named to reflect the...

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Automakers Debut Key Models At L.A. Auto Show

November 19, 2014 4:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One out of every 10 new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year was purchased in California. So it's no wonder automakers save some of their most important introductions for the Los Angeles Auto Show. As usual, green cars are a focus in eco-conscious L.A. Toyota is showing...

NFL Challenge Winners Spot, Prevent Brain Injuries With Virtual Reality Goggles

November 19, 2014 9:39 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Last spring, the National Football League, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and GE called on researchers, scientists, and enthusiasts to find new tools for detecting concussions and protecting football players from traumatic brain injuries. The partners just announced the...

Air Bag System Approved For World Cup Ski Races

November 18, 2014 3:07 pm | by Andrew Dampf, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy air bag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn't have missed the Sochi Olympics. And maybe Aksel Lund Svindal wouldn't have broken bones in his face and suffered a laceration to his groin and abdominal area after failing to land...

BlackBerry Expanding Its Mobile-Security Arsenal

November 14, 2014 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry is expanding its efforts to sell mobile-security software on its rivals' smartphones and tablets to help counter the waning popularity of its own devices.                         

Lockheed Martin's Orion Spacecraft Completes Journey

November 12, 2014 5:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Lockheed Martin built Orion spacecraft has completed its 22-mile, 6-hour journey from the Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center, to launch pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Orion is now another step closer to its first test flight on...

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See The Drone Years Ahead of Google, Facebook

November 12, 2014 2:19 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Satellites are so 2014. Airbus is developing a high-altitude, solar-powered drone that can stay aloft indefinitely. It could deliver wireless service where towers are too hard or expensive to maintain. Sam Grobart reports for Bloomberg's "The Year Ahead: 2015 " series...

8th Grader Designs Inexpensive Braille Printer

November 7, 2014 10:10 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Shubham Banerjee came up with the idea for an affordable braille printer while playing with Legos. Now at 13 years old, he's just become Silicon Valley's newest tech phenom as the youngest person ever to get venture capital investment for a startup...

Virgin Galactic Looks To Resume Tests In 2015

November 5, 2014 6:05 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The space tourism company that suffered a tragic setback when its experimental rocket-powered spaceship broke apart over the California desert could resume test flights as early as next summer if it can finish building a replacement craft, its CEO says. The sleek composite shell...

Lexus Uses Instagram To 'Build' SEMA Car

November 4, 2014 2:37 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Chris Woodyard talks with Lexus' Brian Bolain about the RC-F sports car that was customized based on suggestions from the brand's followers on Instragram as a brave experiment in social media. USA Today reports on this exciting new use of social media...

Tokyo Neighborhoods' Small Shops Keep Crafts Alive

November 4, 2014 2:26 pm | by Linda Lombardi, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese capital is home to many modern creations: high tech, animation, youth fashion. But in the small crafts shops crowding the area known as Yanasen, you can watch artisans preserving traditional crafts, or updating them. Yanesen (a combination of three neighborhood names, Yanaka, Nezu, and...

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China Develops Laser System Against Drones

November 4, 2014 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese engineers have successfully tested a laser weapon that can shoot down low-flying, slow-moving drones, state media reported Tuesday. The Low Altitude Sentinel system can detect a small aircraft within a 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) radius and shoot it down within five seconds, the...

How Manufacturers Can Improve Product Design

November 3, 2014 4:46 pm | by Al Kent | Articles | Comments

Industrial companies are often perceived as lumbering giants that have difficulty responding to competitive pressures and capitalizing on market trends. Design cycles can last years—not just for developing new products but also for making upgrades to the existing portfolio. Why are many industrial...

This Monster Ship Is Part Robot

October 31, 2014 2:16 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

The Pieter Schelte is a cross between a ship and a giant robot. It has eight arms that can latch onto an oil platform and pull it onto the ship. A giant crane on the back of the ship then removes the legs from the ocean and transports both parts at the same time...

Samsung Vows Changes After Disappointing Mobile Profits

October 31, 2014 9:45 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. The South Korean company, which climbed from smartphone laggard to top seller in the past...

Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget

October 30, 2014 1:14 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pay for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. The Microsoft Band will work with the company's new Microsoft Health system for consolidating health and fitness data...

3D Printing To Get To Mars

October 30, 2014 12:13 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Like many NASA experiments, the science that precipitates from manufacturing in space will not only help our civilization get to mars, but it will also add to the quickly growing launching pad of additive manufacturing and its uses ...     

Google At Work On Cancer-Detecting Pill

October 28, 2014 5:28 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable...

Apple CEO Says Apple Pay A Success

October 28, 2014 1:39 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system. "We're already No. 1. We're more than the total of the other guys," Cook boasted Monday...

3D Scanning Technology Used For Historical Artifacts

October 28, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Artec Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanners, and Threeding.com, a fast-growing 3D printing marketplace and file-sharing website, have announced a cooperation agreement for the 3D scanning of historical artifacts. Under the agreement, Threeding will use...

A Warship So Quiet, It Sneaks Up On Submarines

October 27, 2014 2:19 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The British Royal Navy may be the world’s most storied sea power. Its fleet has included famous ships like the Mary Rose and the Victory, and it has notched triumphs such as the destruction of the Spanish Armada, Lord Nelson’s victory over Napoleon at Trafalgar and the sinking of the Bismarck, the...

B&W Awarded $35M To Supply Equipment To AK Power Plant

October 27, 2014 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Babcock & Wilcox Company announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc., has been awarded a contract for more than $35 million to design and manufacture two boilers and air quality control equipment for a power plant owned by the University...

Drugmakers Race To Produce Safe Ebola Vaccine

October 26, 2014 9:32 am | by Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. It's unclear who will pay for their products, but companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill. There are no proven drugs or vaccines for Ebola, in large part because...

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