The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively.
These proof-of-concept robots are the first step in a project that will hopefully lead to the development of modular robot blocks that are capable of generic, lattice-based self-reconfiguration. Future work will hopefully add the ability for a single robot to move in all three planes.
Hirschler Glas knows a thing or two about survival. The family business based in the Hungarian city of Sopron was founded in 1899. These days it makes rear view mirrors for vehicles.
Boasting the largest print envelope for less than $5,000, the LulzBot TAZ has set big expectations.
A company may have come up with a way to solve food shortage problems using a 3D printer.
Vulnerabilities in cameras connected to the Internet and in wireless routers could enable hackers to watch you.
Engineers all over the world are hard at work shaping the highway of the future. While a few kinks still need to be worked out, the reality of a road-ready driverless car is right around the corner.
A key gauge of China manufacturing activity has disappointed investors, but they may have to brace for worse as the government drops its growth obsession and prioritizes reform.
AT&T hopes to take a bite out of Google's market share by offering its "GigaPower" Internet service in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas this year, with further expansion planned in 2014.
The creator of the Lionhead 3D printer talks about the design proces and his biggest fears of bringing a new product to market.
Never worry about your battery again. Cota by Ossia charges your devices wirelessly, automatically and safely from up to 30ft away, even through walls.
Each Vertu smartphone is all assembled by a single person and the finished product can run thousands of dollars.
Alcoa rolls out huge sheets of aluminum for Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 wings using the largest hot roller in the world.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the results of its first crash avoidance test for several car models.
October is a key month as the federal government has been unable to pass a budget or raise the debt ceiling. The consequences of failing to do either could be damaging to the economy.
After two months in public beta and collecting a wealth of invaluable user feedback, next generation integrated CAM for Inventor is here with the commercial availability of Autodesk Inventor HSM Express.
The smartphone maker has agreed to a takeover bid, but its struggles are far from over.
It's been almost two years since Apple's Steve Jobs has passed away, but the legacy encouraging others to 'think different' that he left behind will always remain. Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson says the late CEO left a lasting legacy of innovation at Apple.
Building innovation. Creating stable, good-paying jobs and a solid economy. Ensuring a better future for our country. These are just a few of the reasons why manufacturing matters. October 4, 2013, is National Manufacturing Day - when the industry will come together to show first-hand all the things that are great about U.S. manufacturing.