Inexpensive 3-D printers aimed at consumers are toys, not the factories of the future.
Economist Ricardo Hausmann says the U.S. has a chance to invent the manufacturing technology of tomorrow.
Everything from a $125,000 genome analyzer to a credit card featuring a touch pad.
Inexpensive labor has defined the last decade in manufacturing. The future may belong to technology.
If China wants an innovation-based economy, it will need to make political and institutional changes.
Fans of 3-D printers and digital design tools argue that these technologies will transform the way we make goods. But can the “maker” movement really produce more than iPhone covers and jewelry?
One basic market trend—consumers’ rapidly shifting attention to mobile devices—forced many Web, software, and hardware companies to take big risks this year.
An ARPA-E project will use advanced, nanostructured materials to make solar cells that convert far more of the energy in sunlight into electricity.
Researchers describe a way to make solar cells that can be applied like stickers to different surfaces, broadening applications.
Co-founder—and now CEO—Tom Leighton plans data-prioritization trials with Ericsson and massive use of distributed devices for transmitting video.