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Obama announces new Los Angeles-based manufacturing hub

June 22, 2016

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 Muscles Out U.S. on List of Fastest Supercomputers

June 22, 2016

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.

State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds

June 22, 2016

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.