Google's Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.
The Rinspeed XchangE concept car explores all that might be possible to do in a car once you no longer have to drive it yourself.
Rumors have been swirling since news broke this week of a possible meeting between Apple's top executive for acquisitions and the CEO of electric car maker Tesla. With $158.8 billion in cash on its balance sheet, Apple certainly has the money to buy Tesla, which has a market cap of about $24 billion.
Nike will introduce self-tying "power laces," as worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. In the 1989 movie, the power laces became a reality in 2015. Sure enough, next year is when Nike will unveil the laces, confirmed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield.
Engineers at NASCAR discuss the newest trends in automotive racing safety, including updates to safety nets and a redesigned windshield.
Automotive engineers Rob and Jabez enjoy solving problems for their customers just like any other engineer. This video gives you a look at a typical day as an automotive engineer, as they take an idea from sketch to final product.
SkyRunner is a dune buggy and a power parachute in one. After almost three years in development, it is on track to hit the market later this year.
Silicon Valley has always rewarded great design, both inside and out. The two companies are among the most exemplary examples of this, be it the iPhone, iPad, or the Model S. Every detail is thought of, and it all works seamlessly with each other. However, that's where many of the similarities end.
The U.S. Olympic team tapped the automaker to design and develop its two-man bobsled for the 2014 Winter Games.
Soldiers have been asking for pizza since lightweight individual field rations — known as meals ready to eat, or MREs — replaced canned food in 1981 for soldiers in combat zones or areas where field kitchens cannot be set up.
The Cadillac ELR is a plug-in that also has a gasoline engine to extend its distance. The car has excellent suspension, decent acceleration, but the $76,000 price tag is a lot for a two-door Cadillac.
The Mac Pro is a computer unlike any we have ever created. To build it, we pioneered new processes, innovated manufacturing techniques, and essentially rethought how to make a computer. This is the story of how it all comes together.
Inventors say robots could soon replace people at grocery stores, airports, and sports stadiums. Lucy McDonald came face to face with one in Southwest England.
North Dakota is home to the military's Predator drone and is one of six FAA approved test sites for unmanned aircraft systems.
Our buildings, roads, vehicles, and technologies make us human. These engineered structures allow us to translate space, communicate across vast distances, and extend the limits of our bodies. A decline in the sciences is a serious threat to our global society.
At a recent robotics challenge in Miami, it was clear that robot development is still working on the most basic of functions.
Nike used 3D printed prototypes to speed up the design process for its latest football cleat.
DIRTT, which was founded in 2004 and is based out of its headquarters in Calgary, AB, Canada, aims to do nothing less than change the methods of conventional construction. The company is offering its customers the ability to design, specify, price, manufacture, and deliver on new construction in a modular fashion that they claim is cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and less susceptible to human error.
A USC professor demonstrates how to build a 2,500-square-foot home in less than 20 hours. Brittney Hopper, KCBS 2 Los Angeles, reports.
Previously, IMPO has covered the reshoring and nearshoring trends that are bringing jobs back to the U.S. and bordering countries. These trends are prevalent in the manufacturing production sector, as companies are finding the increasing costs of doing business abroad a deterrent to outsourcing. But according to the Information Services Group (ISG), this trend is not the same for engineering services.
Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, and Robert Atkinson, Founder and President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, argue about the role of localized 3D printing in manufacturing's tomorrow.
Fareed Zakaria discusses the future of 3D printing and digital fabrication with MIT's Neil Gershenfeld. Gershenfeld argues that 3D printers are just the beginning and explains how technological advancements can impact manufacturing globally.
3D printing took another leap forward when Michigan Technological University scientists invented a 3D metal printer available at a relatively affordable price. While the machine is still a work in progress, it opens up the possibility of 3D metal printing for medium and small businesses, and even dedicated hobbyists. Here are some possible pros and cons that result from affordable, open-source 3D metal printers.
Could 3D printing revolutionize the production industry to the same extent as Ford's assembly line? When Michelangelo was asked how he sculpted the famous David statue, he's reported to have simply replied, "I just chipped away everything that didn't look like David." Three-dimensional printing takes the opposite approach.
An in-depth post-mortem can actually increase confidence in a business and encourage more trust. Everyone and every business makes mistakes, and often, what separates a successful one from a failed one is the way in which they respond to the unexpected. Proving that your company can do just that should be a matter of pride, not shame.