Innovation

Locklear: Navy tech, legacy fleet must 'bend' to meet future threats

Scientific innovators will need to “bend” elements of the Navy’s current technology to meet the force’s future needs, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command told a group of international scientists and defense engineers meeting Tuesday in Honolulu.

Is the FAA limiting drone innovation?

“Manufacturers are starting to get anxious about migrating a lot of this technology into the commercial sector,” says Ben Gielow, a lobbyist at Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) -- a Washington D.C. based drone advocacy group. “The commercial market is expected to outstrip the military demand within the next decade.”

The 5 Essential Elements of Innovation

Corporate innovation programs are all the rage these days, but there are certain things you must have in place to successfully drive innovation.

Rise of the Robots: 2 Industries Increasingly Turning to Robotics for Innovation

As technology improves, robots are playing an increasingly important part in our economy. Robots are now able to perform complicated tasks such as surgery, military reconnaissance, and combat, and they are even replacing human labor in manufacturing plants at a faster rate than ever before.

Anti-Government Policies Threaten Future Research and Innovation

Mazzucato -- professor of The Economics of Innovation at Sussex University in the UK -- argues that capitalists are not the visionary risk-takers that free-market economists, the corporate media and politicians would have us believe.  Their focus on maximizing profits actually makes capitalists risk-averse.

Where are the women inventors? Right in front of us

Jobs. Zuckerberg. Williams, Glass, Dorsey and Stone -- or should that be @evan, @noah, @jack and @biz? Einstein. Tesla. Logie Baird. These are the names that will live in holographic halls of fame as icons of innovative thought for eons. There is one small, but not insignificant issue, in this Hall of Wonders. Where are the women?

Why Internet Access Monopolies Harm Innovation

When antitrust stories make headlines -- as the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has -- even well-intentioned analysis often confuses harm to competitors with harm to competition.

An Analysis of Entrepreneurship Indices

Within the past few months, several indices have been released that attempt to rank states based on their entrepreneurial activity. From the perspective of economic development agencies, these indices are particularly helpful in assessing where each state stands according to the numerous ways to measure entrepreneurship.

Forbes Announces Fourth Annual World's 100 Most Innovative Companies List

The list includes firms that investors feel are most likely to come up with the next big innovation. The U.S. dominates the list this year, but one-quarter of the companies on the list are from Asia.

New Report on Wind Energy Shows Cost Reductions, Innovation

Overall, wind turbine innovation increasingly makes wind energy development across the country a winning proposition. Wind turbine costs and the price for wind energy continues to drop. That’s good news for the south, where wind energy is beginning to make inroads in Alabama, ArkansasGeorgia, Louisiana and Tennessee.

US military targets revolutionary new tank designs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a program called Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) which aims to revolutionize mechanized warfare. Since tanks made their combat debut during the First World War, more protection has typically meant adding more armor.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Awards $4.03 Million to Accelerate Innovative Transportation Projects

Funds to help projects in Alabama, Iowa, Oklahoma, Vermont and Washington. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced more than $4 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) designed to accelerate innovation in highway project delivery.

Innovation, technology can keep electricity humming

The reality is the use of coal to produce electricity has nearly doubled in America since 1970 as our economy (GDP) as more than doubled. During that same period, key emissions per kilowatt hour have decreased by 90 percent.

Unlocking America's Innovation Warehouse

Over the past two decades, inventors have collectively spent $100 billion on patent filing and application fees and even more than that to maintain them over time. Yet, 95 percent of today’s 2.3 million active patents fail to earn even one dollar of licensing revenue, meaning they are not finding their way into the economy.

Disruptive innovation in education

Today, this disruptive process of change is occurring in the field of education. A growing number of small innovations are taking hold in schools and displacing our old ideas about education. The methods for how teachers teach and how students learn are changing.

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