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Stock shock: Dow Jones tumbles, then rebounds after May PMI Index is corrected
Stock shock: Dow Jones tumbles, then rebounds after May PMI Index is corrected

UPDATED at 3:45 p.m. CST Monday, June 2: The importance of the PMI Index each month was reflected Monday, June 2 when an erroneous report of a drop in the PMI sent stocks tumbling. After initially reported that the May PMI Index fell by 1.5 percentage points, the Institute for Supply Management recalculated the... Read More

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Is U.S. dominance in military robotics starting to crumble?
Is U.S. dominance in military robotics starting to crumble?

Besides comparing Chinese and American unmanned flying robots that can land on an aircraft carrier, and Chinese, Israeli, and American Reaper look-alike high-flying surveillance bombers,... Read More

Communities selected for manufacturing initiative by White House
Communities selected for manufacturing initiative by White House

The Obama Administration launched the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) in September 2013 as an initiative to spur communities to develop integrated, long-term economic... Read More

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A new way to harness waste heat
A new way to harness waste heat

Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy.... Read More

Using algae as biofuel
Using algae as biofuel

A continuous chemical process is now in development that can produce useful crude oil minutes after pouring in harvested algae, which is a lush green paste with the consistency of pea soup. In the... Read More

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Tow tractor automated lift truck
Tow tractor automated lift truck

The Raymond Courier 3020 tow tractor automated lift truck is designed to automate horizontal towing... Read More

IoT gateway and edge processing device
IoT gateway and edge processing device

The Zen IoT is a gateway and edge processing device that is designed to enable discrete... Read More

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The remote switch actuator (RSA) is designed with a magnetic latching system for the Merlin Gerin... Read More

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The variable volume pump is part of the 220 Series of rotary piston pumps. The 220TV pump... Read More

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