Topic: Manufacturing

Two Rice University students have created a low-cost product that could allow doctors to save lives in developing countries. Sophomore Lila Kerr and freshman Lauren Theis assembled a working centrifuge out of a salad spinner, some plastic lids, combs, and yogurt containers.  The “Sally Centrifuge”...

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At a Chinese contract manufacturer, an employee mounts a PCBA in a fixture before soldering a sensor. In 2003, Adam Hocherman went big and founded a consumer electronics company called American Innovative. With the help of the U.S. government’s SBA loan...

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As a business headquartered in California, disaster preparedness has been a must since our earliest days in operation. Yesterday’s tragic earthquake in China and the spate of recent earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Taiwan, Turkey, Indonesia and Mexico—not to mention the blizzards, extreme weather and power outages that affected nearly...

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A friend recently posted the following Facebook status: “Krysten has just achieved her first Sock Wars kill by delivering a pair of hand knit socks to a stranger in Sacramento—on to victim #2…” Sock Wars is like the game of Assassin, where players knock each other off using suction...

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Here comes the Blob 'Bot

Jan. 12, 2010

iRobot, makers of robots with such varied talents as vacuuming floors and defusing roadside bombs, has released a video of its latest R&D effort: the Blob ’Bot. The Blob ’Bot is a soft shape-shifting...

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