Open competitions can help find an optimal solution to a well-understood problem, but they are a poor way to innovate.
As commercial uses of drones emerge, startups create software that could help the devices take flight.
Engineers seek a cheaper biodegradable polymer.
Robert McNamara epitomizes the hyper-rational executive led astray by numbers.
Data scientist Rayid Ghani helped persuade voters to reëlect President Obama. Now he’s using big data to create a groundswell of social good.
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Formlabs is bringing down the costs of a better 3-D printing technique, but it must survive a patent lawsuit.
A job invented in Silicon Valley is going mainstream as more industries try to gain an edge from big data.