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The Trouble With Targets
The threat of failure hangs over efforts to solve big, multidimensional engineering challenges, but that shouldn’t stop us from trying
Planning for Greatness
Should we try for great leaps over incremental advances?
Patent Power 2015: Social Media and Smartphones Score Big
Our annual roundup of who has the most valuable high-tech patent portfolios
Interactive: Patent Power 2015
Could Tesla Become the Google of the Internet of Things?
Silicon Valley technologists and VCs debate that and other questions about hot tech topics—such as, Is mining the killer app for 5G?—at an AT&T salon
NASA Offering Patents to Startups, No Money Down
New startups can get their hands on NASA inventions, but must offer commercial products within five years, or the deal's off
The choice between closed versus open innovation is not always simple
European Laser Facility Opens in Prague
The new laser center will house the most powerful laser on Earth
PrintPut Integrates Touch Sensors Into 3-D Printed Objects
In one integrated design and print process, you can now create objects with a suite of embedded sensors
What Does “Responsible Innovation” Mean?
A new movement tries to define engineers' roles and responsibilities in the innovation process
Google’s Patent Portal Is Closing Fast
Next week, Google’s experiment in patent purchasing ends. Will it really have helped fight the trolls?
Liquid 3-D Printing
The new 3-D printing technique can manufacture soft elastic materials, ceramics, and biological tissues in minutes instead of hours
"Crabots" and Giant Transparent Tents Key to Google's Reconfigurable Campus
Autonomous construction cranes will reconfigure Google's proposed campus by moving modular offices around as needed
Question Authority: Make Your Own “Top Tech 2015" Predictions
Join in the IEEE Spectrum/SciCast technology-prediction tournament
2015 Top Tech to Watch
We predict the technologies that will make headlines this year so you’ll never be surprised
How to Crowdfund Your Hardware Start-up
Sites like Kickstarter can boost a start-up—or expose critical flaws
Predicting the Great Achievements of the 21st Century
Looking at the technologies of 1914 might give a hint to the future
Interactive: Patent Power 2014
Patent Power 2014
This year’s roundup of the companies and organizations with the strongest U.S. patent portfolios
Scientific Community Blasts Microsoft for Closing of Silicon Valley Lab
Prominent computer scientists ask Microsoft (in a polite way) "what the heck were you thinking?"