Manufacturing

What happens if someone attacks the American power system and turns off the electricity for a city, or a region? What would it be like without power? At the Fusion Executive Summit on Cybersecurity this week, the Wisconsin Adjutant General, the state CIO, and the...

Without electricity, the world pretty much shuts down, and without gas to heat homes, Wisconsin residents would have hard time coping with winter. As CEO of Madison Gas & Electric, Gary Wolter knows his company has to secure its technology to provide those services to its...

A new partnership between aviation giant Boeing and Carnegie Mellon University hints at the power of fields such as artificial intelligence and big data to transform huge, multi-billion-dollar industries. As part of a three-year, $7.5 million deal that will establish a new Aerospace Data Analytics...

Today’s “Factories of the Future” are shifting to Time-Based Thinking Based on Powerful Strategies Developed at the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM), University of Wisconsin-Madison. Even if you have a small family-owned business or your company is a division of a large multi-national...

In just two short decades or so, we’ll enter a jobless future. Thanks to highly disruptive advanced technologies, jobs — even industries — will soon vanish, becoming remnants of a distantly remembered past. Other positions will be more efficiently done by machines, eliminating the need for...

FRANKFURT — Whether or not Apple’s secretive car project ever leads to an actual automobile, the technology company has already had a profound effect on the vehicle business. The mere knowledge that Apple has a team of several hundred people working on car designs changed the...

Researchers at MIT have just unveiled the ability to 3-D-print beautiful glass objects. While humanity has been forming, blowing and molding glass objects for more than 4,500 years, this is the first time that a 3-D printer has been used to process glass from a...

On February 10th, 1982, in a room full of designers and engineers drinking champagne and eating cake, Steve Jobs called out the names of Apple’s Macintosh team. And one by one, beginning with motherboard engineer Burrell Smith, they signed their names to a large sheet...