Innovation

The Many Cultures of Innovation

What is the difference? For me, innovation requires a radical new understanding of some basic questions of your craft. When James Dyson’s team designed a new fan, they did not improve the design of the blades: they created a quite new way of moving air without blades at all.

Manufacturing Bill Passes House

Tom Reed’s Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, or “RAMI,” passed the House today with a strong showing of support from Members on both sides of the aisle.

The New Intel: Defining the Future Starts at the Top

Intel nailed it at its recent developer forum, showing off innovative products that honor the hard work of its employees and partners while also setting a high standard for other vendors to follow. Crucially, it all started with CEO Brian Krzanich.

Solar Continues Trumping Fossil Fuel Pricing, With More Innovations To Come

The average solar panel now costs around 75% less than it did just five years ago and continues to fall despite the total decimation of the heavily subsidized US solar manufacturing industry.

Patent Reform and the Future of Innovation

Two years ago the America Invents Act ushered in a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. patent system. The purpose was to stimulate innovation and business creation by strengthening the value of patents. One noticeable change was changing the patent system from "first to invent" to "first inventor to file."

McLeod: Air Force History Marked by Innovation

The Air Force has always relied on technology, and that will not change in the future, McLeod said. He compared the challenges facing the service to those facing industry leaders like Apple, where innovation quickly makes today's triumph yesterday's news.

First six inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Six Florida inventors were inducted Wednesday evening into the new Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Some of them — especially Thomas Alva Edison — are familiar to many. Others toil under the public radar, like many creators of life-changing inventions.

Congress must modernize defense with innovation and intelligence

The United States and its allies are facing an era of unprecedented uncertainty and change. Across the globe, we are seeing the development and proliferation of advanced military technologies and disruptive warfare techniques that mean we can no longer take our military superiority and effectiveness for granted.

Apple unveils watch, larger iPhones in a bid to retake innovation crown

Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company's reputation as a wellspring of innovation.

3D printer access available for UT students

A new kind of vending machine sits in the "T-Room" inside the Mechanical Engineering Building on the University of Texas campus. Instead of dispensing sodas and candy, this device is a teaching tool, intended to inspire every U.T. student to be innovative.

Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

The research and development (R&D) projects, located in Maine, North Carolina, Nebraska, and Texas, contribute to the Energy Department’s effort to advance innovative technologies that reduce carbon emissions and support the President’s goal to double renewable energy again by 2020.

Industry Group, Internet Innovation Alliance, Warns Against Regulation

Communications network consumers have more choices than ever today, and according to an Internet Innovation Alliance study policymakers should be careful not to invoke broad regulation on a technology platform or service basis.

Smithsonian Collaborates with U.S. Patent Office on Programs Showcasing Innovation: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Contributes $6.4 Million

The Smithsonian and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have begun a five-year collaboration to develop programs and exhibitions related to American innovation. The USPTO will provide funding annually for public programs and exhibitions focusing on innovation and new technological developments from businesses, universities and the government.

FCC chairman: US needs greater broadband competition to drive innovation, consumer choice

He said that more Americans do have access to higher speeds -- 80 percent of American homes can get connections of 25 Mbps or better download speeds and a majority have access to 100 Mbps -- than in the past, but the competition among providers at these higher levels isn't there.

The Most Important Transportation Innovation of the Decade Is the Smartphone

While cities and transportation regulators have released data and encouraged innovation through contests and hackathons, no U.S. city has aggressively pursued development of an integrated app that enables users to plan, book, and pay for trips across multiple travel modes.

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