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Boston Dynamics' Incredible Jumping Robot

March 29, 2012 9:38 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Boston Dynamics has been hard at work on the Sand Flea, which is an 11-pound robot that can drive like an RC car and jump up to 30 feet in the air.

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Printing Prosthetics, Engines, And Jets

March 27, 2012 10:00 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Additive manfuacturing is an industrial form of 3D printing that can produce large, complicated designs with only a fraction of the waste as seen in the typical machining process.

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Rebuilding The Old Fords At Rancho Deluxe

March 22, 2012 10:41 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Ben Thomas, the owner of Melbourne, Australia-based Rancho Deluxe, gives a walkthrough of his workshop and his most prized possession: a '32 Ford Roadster.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: We Stopped Dreaming

March 20, 2012 10:24 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Neil deGrasse Tyson says NASA is a creator of dreams, which help fuel the innovation that will create the technologies and industries of tomorrow.

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Andrew McDonald Is A Shoemaker

March 15, 2012 10:59 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

This video showcases shoemaker Andrew McDonald, who operates out of a small shop in London.

The Violin Maker

March 13, 2012 10:03 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Sam Zygmuntowicz makes all of his instruments by hand, chiseling and shaving away at the thin planks of wood to get them sounding just right.

DARPA 'Cheetah' Sets Speed Record for Legged Robots

March 8, 2012 10:08 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

The recently-developed "Cheetah" robot, built by DARPA, has set a new land speed record for legged robots, galloping at speeds up to 18 miles per hour.

Want To Learn Rocket Science?

March 6, 2012 10:54 am | by Minute Physics | Comments

This short tutorial walks through the absolute basics of rocket science, such as finding out how much fuel one would need, and how quickly it would need to be expelled from the rocket, to get airbourne.

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The Super Camera On A Different Time Scale

March 1, 2012 12:21 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Michio Kaku, the world-renouned physics professor, talks a little bit about the recent developments on a new camera that is capable of capturing imagery at 1 trillion frames per second.

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Meet The Carpenter

February 28, 2012 10:45 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

This video is a science fiction-esque look at the work that goes into crafting a single table leg out of a solid piece of wood.

GE Works: 140 Things We Just Made

February 23, 2012 4:16 pm | by General Electric | Comments

Last week in Washington, DC, GE hosted a four-day summit focused on U.S. manufacturing, innovation and jobs. “American businesses can compete and win anywhere,” said GE Chairman’s Jeff Immelt.

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The House Of Crystal

February 23, 2012 10:15 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Baccarat, the world-renouned crystal glassware maker, gave photographer James Bort a carte blanche to shoot this video in its workshops.

A Work In Progress

February 17, 2012 1:27 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Paul McKinnon's story is the ultimate in entrepreneurship — after losing his job in motorcycle fabrication, he turned around and started his own business.

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Saving A Made-In-America Business

February 17, 2012 12:28 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

After the New England Shirt Company shut down in 2009, Robert Kidder, a former worker, reopened it as a bespoke shirt manufacturer.

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Apple CEO Discusses Labor Conditions

February 17, 2012 11:53 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

CEO Tim Cook has gone public to say that Apple is doing more to improve working conditions than any other company in the technology industry.

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A Man, Hyper-Insulating Foam, And A Welding Torch

February 17, 2012 10:39 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

This man developed a non-toxic, biodegradable (and edible) insulating foam that is capable of keeping his hand safe from harm after a good dose of heat from the business end of a plasma torch.

A Tour Inside The Quoddy Workshop

February 17, 2012 9:37 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Quoddy makes beautiful custom shoes and boots in their Maine workshop, completely by hand, and has been doing so for just over 100 years.

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The Value Of 'Everyday Leadership'

February 17, 2012 9:32 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Drew Dudley outlines his philosophy of "lollypop moments" -- events in our lives that instantly change our perspective on who we are.

The Making Of The Hourglass

February 16, 2012 10:25 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Marc Newson is a Swiss designer who has decided to take on the most iconic timepiece of all: the hourglass.

The Case For Collaborative Consumption

February 15, 2012 9:53 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Collaborative consumption is all about the idea that we have too much stuff that we don't want, and we'd be better off if we traded it off to someone who wants it.

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