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In this episode of Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV:

  • The new iPhone 5 features a thinner, lighter design, with a taller screen, a faster processor, and updated software, everything you'd hope to expect from a new phone -- except a suitable map app. 
  • Rethink Robotics has unleashed a revolution in manufacturing with the friendly faced, factory robot: Baxter.
  • XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES has created a low-cost, light-weight, highly durable bike construction requiring only simple hand-held, non-specialized tools to produce. 
  • A team of researchers developed a windshield wiper to eliminate iron Martian dust from the sensors on space crafts that travel to the red planet. 
  • The Chinese factory owned by Foxconn, Apple's iPhone manufacturer, was in turmoil this week when 2,000 workers decided to throw hands as a way to highlight chronic labor tensions. 

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