BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions.
As Amazon builds its drone delivery service, drone experts say there a few things they'll need to build before a robot can bring you your packages. Laurie Segall reports.
A woman has pleaded not guilty to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass. The device known as Google Glass, not yet widely available to the public, features a thumbnail-size transparent display above the right eye.
Plans are well underway to make 2014’s premier manufacturing event, the 30th edition of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, a must-attend event for manufacturing professionals from around the world. IMTS will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 8-13, 2014.
Swedish-based Volvo Car Group has joined the race to develop self-driving cars, saying it plans to build 100 such vehicles in a pilot project. The Chinese-owned automaker said Monday it will test its "autonomous" cars on 30 miles (50 kilometers) of selected roads in the Swedish city of Goteborg, starting in 2017.
Amazon.com is already cracking same-day delivery. Next up: getting your package delivered quicker than a pizza? The online retailer is working on a way to get customers their goods in 30 minutes or less — by drone.Amazon.com said it's working on the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project in its research and development labs.
A team of ex-Nokia engineers is launching a smartphone based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker's old software, hoping to grab a share of a highly competitive market. The Jolla handset's Sailfish operating platform is based on MeeGo software, which Nokia abandoned in 2011 when it switched over to using Microsoft Corp.'s Windows system.
The German-built Volocopter VC200, with its 18 rotors, is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm, quiet and emmission-free ride for two people.
With the Affordable Care Act pushing more long-term treatment to be done at home, and patients demanding an increased level of autonomy when it comes to treating their conditions, many devices that were once only operated by skilled, educated technicians or physicians are now in the hands of relatively inexperienced patients.
It's been seven years since a major change in airline security, but restrictions for carry-on liquids could someday be a thing of the past. An American-made scanning device is now being used at airports in Europe.
Not all passengers and airline staffers are happy that cellphone use has become an option on planes after a proposed FCC rule change would allow it.
Economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that much of the technology underlying your trusty Apple smartphone was actually created in government labs. What does that mean for innovation in the future?
The $139 million loss is the largest in the Obama administration's green energy loan program since the 2011 failure of solar panel maker Solyndra. The government lost $528 million in the Solyndra collapse, triggering sharp Republican criticism of the loan program and President Barack Obama's investments in green energy.
Routine, structured tasks such as monitoring equipment or production processes – tasks that have traditionally required human intervention by onsite technicians – are becoming increasingly automated. This creates the potential not just to optimize existing production and service delivery models but to transform them.
A new $110 million energy research center dedicated by Clemson University will not only help develop a new generation of wind energy but will strengthen the grid by which electric power is distributed, U.S. energy and university officials said.
Perhaps one of the last major ideas to come from Steve Jobs, Apple's future headquarters will be a sweeping reinvention of corporate office space.
For Stantræk, automation means growth. The company is now able to expand production with no significant increases in payroll. From 2008 to 2013, revenue almost doubled while the number of employees only increased from 21 to 28. Much of the added work load is now handled by Universal Robots.
Cars that run on hydrogen and exhaust only water vapor are emerging to challenge electric vehicles as the world's transportation of the future. At auto shows on two continents Wednesday, three automakers unveiled hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to be delivered to the general public as early as next spring.
Microsoft's purchase of Nokia, and the ads both companies are running, show they are ready to duke it out with Google and Apple over mobile.
Satoshi Ogiso, the Toyota Motor Corp. executive in charge of fuel cells, said Wednesday the vehicle is not just for leasing to officials and celebrities but will be an everyday car for ordinary consumers, widely available at dealers.
For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a mass-produced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away. That will change next year when Hyundai starts selling a Tucson SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It will be the first mass-market vehicle of its type to be sold or leased in the U.S.
The California-based Smart Tech Foundation, announced last week it was offering a $1 million prize to innovators who could come up with the best new way to make guns safer.
The new IRB 6700 is available in payloads from 150 to 300 kg, and reaches from 2.6 to 3.2 meters, and is designed for spot welding, material handling and machine tending.
Canadian engineers are on the verge of creating a car with more than 60 percent of parts made on a 3D printer.
In this issue, we tour a corn milling facility in Missouri, discuss new maintenance technologies, highlight some products from the National Safety Council's Congress & Expo, and talk to experts about hand safety in the manufacturing industry.