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Making America Great: Snapshots Across Manufacturing

March 2, 2015 | by Staff | Videos | Comments

There’s nothing quite like watching things being made. One of the most amazing aspects of covering manufacturing is the on-site access we receive when writing about this sector’s most dynamic companies. Over the course of the last year or so, and several...

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Booming And Shaking Supersonic Research

November 25, 2015 10:13 am | by NASA Langley Research Center | Videos

NASA engineers designed a testing facility to see how much is too much "boom."


Manufacturing Minute: Bringing Augmented Reality To The Auto Industry

November 24, 2015 10:33 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos

In this episode, how Volvo and Microsoft could bring augmented reality to a car near you.


Birth Of A Warship

November 23, 2015 10:17 am | by BAE Systems | Videos

Watch steel get cut for a new offshore patrol vessel.


Manufacturing Minute: A New Approach To Airport Security

November 23, 2015 9:42 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos

In this episode, an automatic self-service security system to keep the lines moving. 


Is This A Real-Life Lightsaber?

November 20, 2015 2:46 pm | by CNN | Videos

This portable breaching tool for military and law enforcement is drawing comparisons.


Faraday Future: The Secretive Car Company Chasing Tesla

November 20, 2015 10:10 am | by The Verge | Videos

Faraday Future is a young, seemingly well-funded company that hasn’t said much. 


Manufacturing Minute: Rebirth Of Supersonic Air Travel

November 20, 2015 9:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos

In this episode, a Nevada company plans to offer flights faster than the speed of sound. 


Kangaroo-Detection To Help Cars Avoid Accidents

November 19, 2015 3:18 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

Volvo is developing a technology that could help minimize car collisions with kangaroos.


Manufacturing Minute: RoboBees To Get Laser Vision

November 19, 2015 9:21 am | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Videos

In this episode, robot bees get laser eyes.


I Drove The World's First Super Car

November 18, 2015 3:05 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

This Lamborghini set the stage for every super car after it.


Manufacturing Minute: 3D-Printed Pills

November 18, 2015 9:37 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Videos

In this episode, 3D-printed medicine tailored to your biology.


Manufacturing Minute: A Fast Fighter Jet-esque Private Plane

November 17, 2015 10:31 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos

In this episode, a private plane to fly you and your luggage around. 


Can Seawater Desalination Solve California's Drought?

November 17, 2015 10:19 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

In the year 2016, the people of San Diego County will be drinking seawater.


Manufacturing Minute: Introducing The Tesla Of Scooters

November 16, 2015 9:33 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos

In this episode, why Gogoro’s scooters invite comparisons to Elon Musk’s Tesla. 


Flying The Seaplane Of The Future, The Icon A5

November 13, 2015 3:04 pm | by The Verge | Videos

A new FAA regulation was created to encourage more people to fly planes.


Manufacturing Minute: Hyundai’s Augmented Reality Owners’ Manual

November 13, 2015 10:08 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos

In this episode, an augmented reality owners’ manual.


Why 2016 Could Be A Turning Point In The Energy Revolution

November 13, 2015 10:03 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Bloomberg looks at energy trends to watch in 2016.


Manufacturing Minute: A Robot To Keep The Shelves Stocked

November 12, 2015 10:23 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos

In this episode, a robot to keep the supply chain moving. 


This Vending Machine Spits Out Cars

November 12, 2015 10:01 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Carvana offers customers an unconventional way to pick up their purchased vehicles.


Local Motors Unveils A 3D Printed Car For Mass Production

November 12, 2015 9:42 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos

The all-electric LM3D Swim will contain about 75 percent 3D-printed parts.



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