Innovation Column Features

Anton Ovchinnikov's picture
Anton Ovchinnikov
According to standard economic theory, an increase in the number of competitors decreases prices and profits. Typically, increased competition puts rival firms on the edge, doing what they can to win...
Brian A. Weiss's picture
Brian A. Weiss
From my standpoint, technology transfer is not easy, especially when attempting to introduce a new capability or technology into the manufacturing sector. Smaller manufacturers in particular present...
Zach Winn's picture
Zach Winn
Dairy farmers around the world have an information problem. To get the most accurate measurements of cow health and milk quality, many have to ship milk samples to labs or wait for a technician to...
Tamara Sheldon's picture
Tamara Sheldon
As an environmentalist who totes kids around town, I would love to buy an electric car. But here in South Carolina, the cheapest electric vehicles (EVs) are at least three times as expensive as my...
Rebecca Beyer's picture
Rebecca Beyer
There is Alexa sitting on the kitchen counter waiting for your next query. But before she tells you how to make a perfect avocado salad, would you like to know something about the person who invented...
Angie Basiouny's picture
Angie Basiouny
Plans by Hyundai and Samsung to invest billions of dollars in high-tech production facilities in the United States is a hopeful sign that a different kind of manufacturing is on the rise in the...
W. Chan Kim's picture
W. Chan Kim
This is a challenging time for many companies. On the one hand, supply chain disruption, labor shortage, and raw material and energy price hikes are driving up business costs. On the other, demand is...
Faustino Gomez's picture
Faustino Gomez
With ongoing global shortages of all kinds of goods, from cars to lumber to cooking oil, both consumers and companies are struggling. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, along with renewed Covid...
Nathan Parde's picture
Nathan Parde
For years, organizations have taken a defensive “castle-and-moat” approach to cybersecurity, seeking to secure the perimeters of their networks to block out any malicious actors. Individuals with the...
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Jonathan Gilpin
With everything from our smartphones to our money going online, it’s hard to ignore the influence blockchain has on our society. By 2030, experts expect the technology to boost global economies by $1...
Pat Toth's picture
Pat Toth
This morning my favorite local news program had an interesting segment on new slang words and what they mean. The definitions probably weren’t necessary for millennials or generation Z, but for baby...
Sabrina Habib's picture
Sabrina Habib
Creativity is among the most in-demand skills in the workplace. It’s not surprising that top multinational companies are looking to hire inventive thinkers: Research shows that creativity can drive...
Jacob Bourne's picture
Jacob Bourne
GE Renewable Energy has opened a new R&D facility in Bergen, New York, where it will research how 3D printing can play a role in boosting the energy efficiency of wind turbines. Supported by a...
Brandon Cornuke's picture
Brandon Cornuke
Manufacturers work hard to minimize disruptions to their operations and invest significant resources to minimize production risk. They also are under constant pressure to find new ways to deliver...
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Georgia State University
Georgia State University researchers have successfully designed a new type of artificial vision device that incorporates a novel vertical stacking architecture and allows for greater depth of color...
Kurt Kleiner's picture
Kurt Kleiner
Every time you sit down with your phone in your back pocket, you’re reminded of a fundamental truth: Human bodies are soft and flexible. Electronics aren’t. But soon there may be devices that can...
Merilee Kern's picture
Merilee Kern
Since the dawn of civilization, humans have used natural remedies for their healing properties. Some of the same treatments are still used by billions around the world, based largely on anecdotal...
Duxin Sun's picture
Duxin Sun
When you hear the word “nanomedicine,” it might call to mind scenarios like those in the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage. The film portrays a medical team and robotic submarine shrunk to microscopic size...
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Astudy led by researchers at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help make materials design as easy as point-and-click. The study, published in Nature Partner...
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Dario Lirio
By now, it’s no secret that good clinical practice guidelines used by FDA inspectors are expanding. These GCP guidelines are developed by the International Conference on Harmonization. The ICH last...