Specifying the inkjet parts proved to be one of the most significant challenges, because it was difficult to find parts that were compatible with silver nitrate and ascorbic acid. The team had issues with clogging print heads, as well as being able to drive the heads electrically.
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Perhaps the best idea that is most frequently abandoned across almost every industry is that of capturing lessons for posterity and for sharing to other teams and people, and also using those captured lessons to effectively educate or successfully learn from others’ mistakes.
The privately owned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has experienced several technical issues this year and two attempts to launch on Thanksgiving were aborted. SpaceX says it will try again in a few days to launch the 7,000-pound satellite into geostationary orbit.
A team of ex-Nokia engineers is launching a smartphone based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker's old software, hoping to grab a share of a highly competitive market. The Jolla handset's Sailfish operating platform is based on MeeGo software, which Nokia abandoned in 2011 when it switched over to using Microsoft Corp.'s Windows system.
With the Affordable Care Act pushing more long-term treatment to be done at home, and patients demanding an increased level of autonomy when it comes to treating their conditions, many devices that were once only operated by skilled, educated technicians or physicians are now in the hands of relatively inexperienced patients.
Canadian engineers are on the verge of creating a car with more than 60 percent of parts made on a 3D printer. They tried to make the vehicle as small as possible, and as low to the ground as they could, for an aerodynamic advantage. Its electric powertrain can be recharged in about six hours from a regular wall socket.
A 19-year-old entrepreneur from Montreal is taking on tech juggernauts Samsung and Sony by trying to launch his own smart watch. Like many startup companies, Neptune Computer Inc., has turned to an online crowdfunding platform to raise funding for a full launch of its product.
Cars that run on hydrogen and exhaust only water vapor are emerging to challenge electric vehicles as the world's transportation of the future. At auto shows on two continents Wednesday, three automakers unveiled hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to be delivered to the general public as early as next spring.
For many executives, R&D has remained a 'black box' which consumes a fixed investment based on a proportion of company revenues. In return, the company receives new products that potentially drive future growth. So it's understandable that they have been hesitant to make changes or cuts.
As the pace of innovation speeds up, so too does the temptation of competitors to seek shortcuts to compete. Why spend the time and resources to invest in your employees and products to create your own innovations when you can “borrow” from your competitors?
Satoshi Ogiso, the Toyota Motor Corp. executive in charge of fuel cells, said Wednesday the vehicle is not just for leasing to officials and celebrities but will be an everyday car for ordinary consumers, widely available at dealers.
The difference between science and science fiction is a line that seems ever harder to distinguish, thanks in part to a host of astonishing advances in medical science that are helping to create a new age of promise and possibility for patients. Today cancer drugs are increasingly twinned with a diagnostic device that can determine whether a patient will respond to the drug based on their tumor’s genetic characteristics.
The California-based Smart Tech Foundation, announced last week it was offering a $1 million prize to innovators who could come up with the best new way to make guns safer. The group has taken its inspiration from Sandy Hook Promise, which formed after the killing of 26 people — 20 children, six educators — at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
Despite tightened manufacturing standards, covered springs and frames, and safety net enclosures, some 90,000 children are still injured on traditional trampolines every year in the United States alone.
The last time Sony and Microsoft came out with new video game consoles, there was no iPad, the iPhone was months away and "FarmVille" and "Angry Birds" had yet to be conjured up.The PlayStation 4, which launches Friday, and the Xbox One, which goes on sale next week, face a much-changed gaming and entertainment landscape than their predecessors.
A French court has ruled that a German product testing company failed its duty to check and control silicone breast implants used by tens of thousands of women worldwide that turned out to be prone to leakage.
Crowdfunding allows small-business owners and designers to raise financing from the gracious people of the Internet willing to donate to the cause. While fundraising is the greatest appeal to crowdsourcing, entrepreneurs are also able to gain insight into product development and bounce ideas off one another when appealing to a Web-based crowd.
The company, which is owned by Google Inc., says the new Moto G phone runs recent Android software and has processors, screens and other components approaching what's found in many high-end phones. But it's just a third of the price.
A FabLab can be understood as a physical space with tools and machines for digital fabrication; a community of people that collaborate and share some values and capabilities; and a node in a global network that seeks a balance between being completely independent and local and being completely coordinated and global. Each of these three different natures is important and cannot be taken alone.
The term “cost” means an expenditure that we pay to move on or to continue business. It will not offer a profitable return. It is money lost. Alternatively, “investment” means money that we set aside or spend now in order to achieve a greater return later. If we look the pursuit of quality correctly, we see it as an investment, not a cost.
Different manufacturing businesses face different business challenges depending on product sets, competitive dynamics, supply chains and customer trends in a given market. But when it comes to reducing the costs of existing products, they share some very similar challenges.
Bristol-Myers Squibb says it is changing its research and development strategy, and will focus on some of its key drugs and experimental treatments for HIV, hepatitis B, cancer, immune conditions, and fibrotic disease.Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. also said it will eliminate about 75 research and development jobs by the end of 2013.
Nissan Motor Co., Japan's second-largest automaker, and Mitsubishi will develop a new small car through their existing joint venture, to be sold globally, including an electric version. The car will be based on the "kei car" platform popular in Japan, the companies said in a statement.
Developers and techies alike will pay close attention to how this case resolves. If a judge deems Google Glass to much of a distraction, an array of developers will have to rethink apps they are building for the road.
So you want to start a small product-design business? Here’s the good news. The playing field is more level than it’s ever been, and sophisticated social media and digital marketing tools allow for a more intimate connection to your consumer.
Computer-maker Lenovo has hired tech-savvy actor Ashton Kutcher to help design and pitch its latest line of tablets, dubbing the Hollywood star a "product engineer" who can bring his ideas along with his image.It's the latest tech foray for the "Two and a Half Men" performer who recently starred in a biopic about innovative giant Steve Jobs.
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