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The Future Is Here! First-Ever Test of Hyperloop One Tech in Nevada Desert Is A Success

May 17, 2016

The future of transportation is arriving fast -- in particular, at 0 to 400 miles per hour in mere seconds. The minds behind Hyperloop One were able to successfully demonstrate its core technology, although it's not exactly a giant leap closer to traveling between cities at a rate faster than an airplane.

Constantly changing patent laws are taking a toll on American innovation

May 17, 2016

Inventors and investors demand a system that affords predictable and durable intellectual property rights in a timely manner. If the system that we implement for granting patent rights does not meet those criteria, inventors will not make use of the system, the public store of knowledge will suffer, and investment in innovative and entrepreneurial domestic enterprises will diminish.

MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield: Kindergarten Is Critical

May 16, 2016

You might not expect the first female president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to be focused on kindergarten, but that is exactly where Susan Hockfield thinks STEM education needs to start. "We can't wait until college to encourage young people to pursue STEM," Hockfield says. "You have to start very early, like in kindergarten, and increase the exposure, increase the enthusiasm.

Technological Innovation Seen as Essential to Spur Growth in U.S. Manufacturing

May 16, 2016

Manufacturing may be facing some headwinds, but it’s undeniably in the midst of a technological renaissance that is transforming the look, systems, and processes of the modern factory. Despite the risks -- and despite recent history -- industrial manufacturing companies cannot afford to ignore these advances.