Cheap natural gas will have a greater impact on U.S. manufacturing over the next several years than is commonly assumed, giving the U.S. a powerful cost advantage that will benefit a wide range of industries across the full value chain, from feedstock to finished goods.
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across roughly 5 square miles (13 sq. kilometers) of federal land near the California-Nevada border, formally opens Thursday after years of regulatory and legal tangles ranging from relocating protected tortoises to assessing the impact on Mojave milkweed and other plants.
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.
Team USA's long-track speed skaters will take the ice in Sochi wearing some of the most high-tech racing apparel the Olympics has ever seen — created by a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Under Armour.
A modern farming experiment in disused London Underground tunnels grows eco-friendly food. Its backers are hoping to grow the business as well.
Experts say cars that are able to communicate with one another — warning about road dangers or an impending crash — could reduce fatalities.
A craft brewer still has hopes of one day using drones to deliver its lager to ice fishing anglers on Minnesota lakes by air, despite being grounded by federal aviation officials after a recent test run.
Federal officials are planning to announce whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication promises to transform traffic safety.
How do you accommodate 3D printing from a business management standpoint within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application? Here are a few insights.
Plant and warehouse managers may have to add “Air Traffic Controller” to their list of job duties in the near future. That’s because companies are working on new ways to use drones in the material handling field.
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.
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.
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.
The Volkswagen XL1 is the world's most fuel-efficient car. It's a plug-in hybrid with a 0.8 liter, 2 cylinder aluminum diesel engine and gets 160 mpg.
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.
Mark Reuss, President, GM North America discusses why electric cars are crucial to GM.
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.
A lot is at stake when you're relying on images that are out of focus. Never again question your infrared image with Fluke's LaserSharp Auto Focus which gives you consistently in-focus images, every single time, says the company.
The Energy Department issued its 25-page approval of the $1.65 billion plan that would refit a coal-fired power plant in Meredosia in western Illinois. The project would remove carbon dioxide from the coal and store it underground. The greenhouse gas is linked to climate change.
President Obama discusses a new North Carolina "manufacturing hub" that he hopes will spread innovation nationwide.
When our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, Google wants to be at the center of the conversation. This imagined future is still a few years away, but Google is already preparing with its $3.2 billion acquisition of high-tech thermostat and smoke-detector maker Nest Labs.
With 90 percent of the world’s data created in the last two years, what can we expect our data vaults to hold two or even twenty years from now? Companies who are hiring data scientists with the hopes of harnessing big data and data analytics' mythical promises are potentially making a huge mistake.