Ford will build another transmission in Livonia.
EDF’s nuclear plant uses autonomous shuttles. Here’s how to swap out Model X LEDs. Model S taxis arrive at Montreal airport. Johnson Controls builds its fourth battery plant in China.
An impressive characteristic of the student exhibitions at this year’s Milan Design Week were their sheer ambitiousness: with projects that went far beyond the normal fare, topics ranged from creating plastics out of completely natural sources to imagining how to satisfy our meat craving in a speculative post-meat world (hint: it involves seaweed). Some students decided to tackle more aesthetic and conceptual concerns while others turned to more political spheres to investigate just how far design can help to improve in areas of sustainability or even humanitarian efforts. The overall results were not only elegant, but also thought-provoking and inviting even for those not normally engaged in design-centric conversation circles.
A section of concrete wall collapsed at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant on Saturday, killing a contract worker and injuring another employee left in critical condition.
Mitsubishi’s UAW contract is reportedly making it very difficult to find a buyer for the automaker’s factory in Normal, IL. Production of the Outlander Sport ends there in November.
Plants need TLC just like any other living thing, but sadly, they’re not really great at telling you what they want. Bitponics is looking to take a bit of that guess work out of hydroponic and aquaponic gardens with a WiFi base station that monitors your plant life and connects to automated accessories that help you care for them. The device ships with monitors for pH, water temperature, air temperature, humidity and light, connecting to the company’s Bitponics Cloud system, so you can monitor things remotely via web browser. The system’s not cheap — it’s set to run $499 when it ships, fittingly, this spring. Check out a video walkthrough of the setup just after the break.Gallery: Bitponics personal gardening assistant eyes-on
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