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Why Is Your Cereal Getting More Expensive?

January 31, 2012 1:37 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Ken Powell, CEO of General Mills, says that food inflation is at an all-time high, with it rising 11 percent in 2011.

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Orion: From Factory To Flight

January 31, 2012 10:08 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

NASA is making consistent progress on its Orion spacecraft, which has been devised to help astronauts explore deeper into space than ever before possible.

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2012: The Year Of 3D Printing

January 30, 2012 10:27 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

It's quite possible 2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace.

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A Crime-Fighting Police Robot

January 26, 2012 9:46 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

There are already police robots currently on the market, but they're prohibitively expensive for most police forces. Not anymore.

Inside BMW's Carbon Fiber Manufacturing

January 25, 2012 10:05 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

The complexity of the whole operation is pretty staggering, and the results are just as cool.

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(Cyber) Crime And Punishment

January 24, 2012 9:50 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks through three types of online attacks on privacy and data — and only two are considered crimes.

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Motorcycle Versus Car Drift Battle

January 23, 2012 9:47 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

This short film puts Nick 'Apex' Brocha and Ernie Vigil in the roles of vagabond bikers with a penchant for going sideways and running from the cops, sometimes simultaneously. 

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Making A Surfboard That Lasts Generations

January 20, 2012 9:39 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Randy Weflen makes each hollow cedar surfboard by hand, and carves them out to last generations, not a single season.

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The Oldest Piano Shop In Paris

January 19, 2012 9:44 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

The Fournitures Generales Pour Le Piano is a small shop on the streets of Paris that sells parts to repair pianos, a dwindling market if there ever was one.

Gentlemen, Thaw Your Chickens

January 18, 2012 9:31 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

In order to ensure that their planes are protected against potential bird strikes, aerospace companies regularly test their creations against chicken carcasses.

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Protecting Curiosity: The Mars Science Lab Aeroshell

January 17, 2012 9:30 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

The Lockheed Martin-aeroshell is a blunt-nosed cone that encapsulates and protects Curiosity during its deep space cruise to Mars.

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Made By Hand: Cut Brooklyn

January 16, 2012 11:09 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Joel Bukiewicz began his company with hunting knives, but soon realized the potential in a line of kitchen knives, considering the swath of chefs in the greater New York area.

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Modding The iPhone

January 13, 2012 9:38 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Ben Heck, the renouned tweaker and modder, takes on the iPhone with a button-mashing mod.

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The Page Turner

January 12, 2012 10:27 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

We've all seen Rube Goldbery machines before, but this one has some unique mechanisms that make it more interesting than the rest.

Great Wooden Boats

January 11, 2012 9:14 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

This video from Philip Bloom takes a look into the Great Lakes Boat Building Company, the life's work and passion of one Mike Kiefer.

A Factory In Brooklyn

January 10, 2012 9:14 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Style Ledger takes a look at the Martin Greenfield factory in Brooklyn, which still employs more than 100 workers to made high-quality garments by hand.

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Spare Parts For Humans

January 9, 2012 10:10 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Humans have the potential to regrow tissue in the same way as chameleons, but it's not a simple thing to activate.

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VotD 1/6/12: Slingshot Zombiehammer With Skull Ejector

January 6, 2012 9:45 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

On one end, it's an effective slingshot that fires pretty sizeable shot. On the other end, it's a double-ended blunt weapon.

VotD 1/5/12: An Engineer's Playhouse

January 5, 2012 9:37 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Is it a house? A garage? Or both? Check out this fascinating feat of engineering.

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VotD 1/4/2012: Meet Your Maker

January 4, 2012 10:09 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Joe Yanuziello is the maker of custom guitars for the most picky of musicians, and the results are absolutely beautiful.

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