Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology.
The Obama administration selected a Los Angeles group Monday to lead an effort aimed at making manufacturing companies more competitive globally by helping them consume less energy and produce less pollution.The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition in Los Angeles will receive $70 million from the federal government to establish the ninth of 15 "manufacturing hubs" that President Barack Obam
China is now the world's dominant player in the global supercomputing space. The country kept its position atop the Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers with a new system that not only is markedly faster and more efficient than the previous No. 1 supercomputer -- also from China -- but also is powered by processors designed and manufactured in China.
Even proponents of educational technology admit that a lot of software sold to schools isn't very good. But they often highlight the promise of so-called “adaptive learning” software, in which complex algorithms react to how a student answers questions, and tailor instruction to each student.
Within TechShop, which charges a monthly fee for membership, Hatch identifies five basic groups – hobbyists, entrepreneurs, artists, tinkerers and students - but he says the entrepreneurs are the ones who take advantage of 3-D printing the most due to the quick turnaround time for prototype development.
Educators and business leaders have more in common than it may seem. Teachers want to prepare students for a successful future. Technology companies, like AT&T, have a vested interest in developing a workforce with the STEM skills needed to grow the company and advance the industry. How can they work together to achieve these goals? Play may the answer.
Why do so few women sign up for careers in science, technology, engineering and math? Research suggests having few women in college in these fields and in technology companies creates a vicious cycle.
n a speech at the National Academy of Sciences in April 2009, the President called for expanded investments in research and development and a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.