Here’s what’s interesting about that: In December, a similar survey showed that just 40% of Americans thought it was better to let the auto companies fail.
It’s not surprising that the tide is turning against GM and Chrysler. Even those of us who have argued on behalf of Detroit are starting to wonder. Sure, we recognize the staggering ripple effects of an auto industry collapse. But now - as Detroit puts its hand out again just three months after its first request - Americans are growing leery. Fifty-seven percent of those polled by Rasmussen believe that GM and Chrysler will go out of business in the next few years, anyway.
What do you think? Are GM and Chrysler destined for scrap heap, no matter what we do? Or should we reach for our wallets again?
Could our view of distant galaxies be obstructed by a lawnmower? That unlikely question is at the heart of a growing debate between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and a robot manufacturer that seeks to build self-guided lawnmowers.
Design News readers spoke loudly and clearly after our recent news story about a resurgence in manufacturing -- and manufacturing jobs. Commenters doubted the manufacturers, describing them as H-1B visa promoters, corporate crybabies, and clowns. They argued that US manufacturers aren’t willing to train workers, preferring instead to import cheap labor from abroad.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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