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Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 satellites

June 25, 2019

Via: Reuters

The craft blasted off to cheers from onlookers at 2:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) after a three-hour delay from the original launch time late Monday. The boosters separated safely as the craft began its six-hour mission to deploy the satellites. The […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Car trash to cash: U.S. firm aims to power European stadiums with old car batteries

June 24, 2019

Via: Reuters

Eaton, a New York-listed firm that makes hydraulics, truck transmissions and other industrial products, says the market is niche but expects it to grow up to 20 times between now and 2022. In Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Eaton estimates […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Fire rips through Philadelphia refinery, no significant injuries

June 21, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – A massive fire was burning out of control in Philadelphia at the largest and oldest oil refinery on the U.S. East Coast on Friday morning. The blaze broke out at the Girard Point section of the 335,000-barrels-per-day Philadelphia […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM seeks continued exemption from Takata airbag recalls

June 20, 2019

Via: Automotive News

The petition was posted in the Federal Register on Wednesday by NHTSA but was originally filed by GM on Jan. 11, 2019. The automaker requested the administration exempt GM from recalls that would require the company to replace the airbag […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Japan National Police Agency Places World’s First Order For Subaru Bell 412epx

June 20, 2019

Via: ASD News

At a ceremony held this week, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and SUBARU CORPORATION, announced that the Japan National Police Agency (JPNA) has placed the first order for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX. “We thank the National Police […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Trump EPA to unveil replacement for Obama’s power plant rule

June 19, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – The Trump administration is expected to unveil a new carbon emission rule for the U.S. power industry on Wednesday, replacing an Obama-era regulation to fight climate change that it scrapped for being too hard on the coal industry. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM is thinking about building an electric Hummer

June 17, 2019

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — A zero-emission Hummer sounds as paradoxical as non-alcoholic whiskey, but General Motors is mulling over the idea of building an electric vehicle that would bring the defunct gas-guzzling brand back to life. For now, it’s just an idea […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Boeing, Airbus and others to speak at the Paris Air Show

June 17, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Today, 17 June, saw the opening of the week-long International Paris Air Show. An important event for the aerospace and defence industry, the show is held at Le Bourget on the outskirts of Paris. As the BBC reports, almost 2,500 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Awake at the wheel: Automakers tap VR to banish boredom in autonomous cars

June 14, 2019

Via: Reuters

Automakers have long focused on getting drivers to sit tight and pay attention to the road. Now, as the industry moves to self-driving cars and drivers become passengers, they face a new problem: how to tackle passengers’ boredom. “Once customers […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW closing in on Ford deal for EVs, AVs

June 13, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group is nearing a deal to cooperate with Ford Motor Co. on electric-car technology and self-driving vehicles, according to VW CEO Herbert Diess, who also called for a faster transformation of the German manufacturer. Talks with Ford are “progressing […]