The government is considering reducing tax breaks for corporate research and development if the corporate income tax rate is cut as sought by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.
Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, in which the Japanese automaker is an industry leader.
The Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid packs 887 horsepower. CNN was lucky enough to drive the $845,000 monster around the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas.
The Copenhagen Wheel, funded by Tumblr founder David Karp, is a smartphone controlled motor for your bike.
The world's confectioners are gearing up for Easter and an anticipated sales bonanza of chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies. But one small company has a message for lovers of all things chocolate — print your own.
A Swiss team planning to complete the first round-the-world solar flight next year unveiled a new version of their unique aircraft Wednesday, which they say could remain in the air indefinitely.
It appears that we’re on the cusp of a new world where custom human body parts can be grown or printed for those that need them.
In this issue of IMPO, we recap MODEX 2014, discuss how creating a nimble production environment requires up-to-the-minute information, and learn how the latest technology can improve the ROI of predictive maintenance.
If you ask someone at Apple Computer, the defendant in more cases filed by patent trolls than any other U. S. firm, Apple will probably tell you that a patent troll is a person or organization that acquires a patent solely for the purpose of suing a deep-pocketed firm.
A U.S. court has awarded Carnegie Mellon University $1.54 billion in a patent dispute with chip maker Marvell Technology.
Automaker Daimler AG is acquiring the remaining shares in a lithium-ion battery cell maker from specialty chemical company Evonik Industries AG as it intensifies its focus on electric cars.
The Rinspeed XchangE is a luxury car that leaves the job of driving to an onboard computer while passengers relax and enjoy the ride.
Take a spin around the globe with GE as they highlight five manufacturing technologies GE researchers are developing.
3D Robotics CEO and Co-Founder Chris Anderson shows off the Iris, an insect-like drone that's rigged with a leveling arm for a GoPro camera.
Tuft and Needle is betting it can apply tech lessons to building a cheaper and more comfortable mattress.
The Poseidon P8 is designed to hunt submarines, but the Navy is using the aircraft to locate wreckage from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.
Dr. Glenn Green and Scott Hollister came up with the solution to save a young boy's life: use 3D printing to build small splints that would help keep his trachea open until it was strong enough to do so itself.
Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone, or create charcoal to combat climate change?
The Brooklyn Robot Foundry is teaching kids engineering skills not usually taught in normal school classes.
This latest episode of Engineering Newswire from Product Design & Development takes a look at 3D printing documentaries exploring challenges of emerging companies, talks about toilet lights and imagines riding the flying phantom above the water.
The main difference between lithium-ion and lithium-air batteries is that the latter replaces the traditional cathode — a key battery component involved in the flow of electric current — with air. That makes the rechargeable metal-air battery lighter with the potential to pack in more energy than its commercial counterpart.
The next generation of the well-known Goodyear blimp has made its first flight, cruising over part of northeast Ohio beneath bright blue skies.
Autonomous driving has long been on the to-do list for car manufacturers, but within the last year consumer interest has spurred inquisition in both the engineering community, as well as the legal arena.
Benjamin Bishop, 60, admitted to keeping classified documents at his home, including ones outlining the U.S. Pentagon's China strategy and the U.S. military's force posture in Asia and the Pacific.