Chinese manufacturers have dominated the international market for conventional solar panels by building bigger factories faster. Now they will need to innovate to maintain their lead.
With 3-D printing, manufacturers can make existing products more efficiently—and create ones that weren't possible before.
Manufacturing in the United States is in trouble. That's bad news not just for the country's economy but for the future of innovation.
Nokia helped invent the cell-phone business, but those days of technology glory are long gone. Its new CTO has the job of creating the technologies and designs that will help the Finnish company regain its status as an innovation leader.
Thanks to its deposits of buried bitumen, Canada is one of the world's fastest-growing oil producers. New extraction technologies are opening up even more of the vast resource—prompting fresh environmental concerns.
What can heart cells generated from my blood tell me about my risk for disease—and about what drugs I should take if I get sick?
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New wireless devices and smart phones apps let you track every facet of your physical and mental health.
After years of controversy, a therapy based on human embryonic stem cells is finally being tested in humans. The treatment holds out hope to paralyzed people, but at how great a risk?