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Apple Bans Use of 2 Chemicals in iPhone Assembly

August 13, 2014 7:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during in the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect factory workers who build its trendy devices. The decision announced ...

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Cisco to Lay Off Up to 6,000 Workers

August 13, 2014 6:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco said Wednesday that it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring. The company, which makes routers, switches and software, said the layoffs will affect workers in operations around the ...

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Bipartisan Bill To Designate 'Manufacturing Universities'

August 13, 2014 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Lindsey Graham have introduced bipartisan legislation to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing demands of 21st century manufacturing. The bill would designate ...   

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Outside the Box: 5 Packaging Considerations

August 13, 2014 5:01 pm | by Dana Goldberg, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

So you’ve conceived, designed, prototyped, and manufactured the next Big Thing—the product that will change the world. Congratulations! But guess what? You’re not done yet. Now you’ve got to come up with some truly killer packaging to ...

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Epec Expands Coverage into Canada with Industry Veteran Tim Weir

August 13, 2014 4:51 pm | by Epec Engineered Technologies | News | Comments

Epec Engineered Technologies recently announce their further expansion of sales support and product solutions into the Canadian marketplace with industry veteran Tim Weir. Tim has joined Epec in the position of Regional Sales Manager for Canada, based in the ...

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3D Systems Broadening Its Aerospace Reach

August 13, 2014 4:51 pm | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it has acquired American Precision Prototyping and sister company American Precision Machining, both expert providers of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing, product development and ...    

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GE To Invest Billions in Africa's People, Infrastructure, Manufacturing

August 13, 2014 4:48 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

People come to Durban, South Africa, for its beaches, sunny climate and busy nightlife. But visitors interested in the future of Africa come for another reason. A few miles outside the city is the Bisasar Road landfill, Africa’s largest refuse site ...

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Jaguar Land Rover Recalling Nearly 41,000 Vehicles

August 13, 2014 4:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles because the front air bag on the passenger's side might not work properly in a crash. Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata Motors, is recalling 17,066 LR2s from the ...

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Create Without Limits With Software-Designed Instruments

August 13, 2014 4:40 pm | by National Instruments | National Instruments Corp. | Articles | Comments

Today's incredibly complex products require an ever-growing amount of test. Traditional test instruments aren't proportionally scaling to keep up. Each subsequent generation of technology includes more pieces and more ...    

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MIT’s 7 Fingered Robot

August 13, 2014 4:36 pm | by MIT | Videos | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of the human hand. The device, worn around one's wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb ...      

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Infographic: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea

August 13, 2014 4:23 pm | by Heather Miller, Line//Shape//Space | News | Comments

Are you in the throes of launching your product or maybe just thinking about taking the plunge? Line//Shape//Space has your back with the third and final installment of the Make Your Million-Dollar Idea infographic series! Here we’ll explore your ...

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High-Res Photo Satellite Launched from California

August 13, 2014 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space has been successfully launched from a military base on California's Central Coast. The commercial satellite known as Worldview-3 was sent into space atop an ...  

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On The Road With New Car Tech

August 13, 2014 3:47 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

USA Today shows off some of what a new car will be able to do for you in 2015 ...                           

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Graphene-Based Planar Micro-Supercapacitors for On-Chip Energy Storage

August 13, 2014 3:14 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

The rapid development of miniaturized portable electronic devices, such as micro-electromechanical systems, microrobots and implantable medical devices, has stimulated intense demand for micro-scale power ...       

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Own Your Body's Data

August 13, 2014 3:09 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

The new breed of high-tech self-monitors might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day ...

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