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Deadly Ammunition Plant Explosion; Build-Your-Own eVTOL; Factories Linked to Ponzi Scheme | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 39

Also on the podcast, government lab decrypts Tesla's data, the blue paint shortage, weight loss device locks your face, relief funds spent on a Pokémon card, and Pop-Tarts sued over strawberries.

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Government Lab Decrypts Tesla Driving Data

The Netherlands Forensic Institute reverse-engineered and decrypted Tesla’s driving data. The agency shared the information hoping it will help analysts better investigate crashes involving Teslas.

The World is Running Out of the Color Blue

Paint company Akzo Nobel is running out of the ingredients to make blue paint and the color tint has become “extremely difficult to get.”

Build This eVTOL

Swedish startup Jetson Aero is making an electric VTOL called Jetson One. It's an ultralight craft, so you don't need a pilot license to fly it, and users assemble it themselves as it comes about 50% completed.

Factories Linked to Billionaire’s Ponzi Scheme

One of Ukraine's richest men is using vacant Midwestern factories to hide money from the government.

16 Killed in Russian Gunpowder Factory Blast

A fire and subsequent explosion at a ammunition disposal plant in Russia killed the entire shift.

In Case You Missed It

Weight Loss Device Bolts on to Your Molars

Researchers in New Zealand and the U.K. developed a new weight loss device. The DentalSlim Diet Control is an intra-oral device installed on your teeth that only allows you to open your mouth 2mm.

Man Spends SBA Funds on $58K Pokemon Card

A Georgia man has been accused of fraudulently obtaining $85,000 in relief funds and using $58,000 of it to buy a single Pokemon card.

Suit Says Pop-Tarts Dont Contain Enough Strawberries

Anita Harris has filed a $5-million-dollar lawsuit alleging the name "Frosted Strawberry Toaster Pastries," is "false, misleading, and deceptive."

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