Microfabrica’s Tiny Revolution

Microfabrica’s Tiny Revolution

I’m amazed no one has done this before, and there’s only one company doing it now. Microfabrica, based in Van Nuys, California, has perfected the technique of mass producing mechanical devices using the same electrodeposition technology used to make...

How to Write a Media Pitch that Works

As a freelance journalist I both receive pitches and I myself pitch editors at multiple publications on a regular basis. It’s how I’ve been making a living for the last 12 years, so I know what works, from both sides of the fence. This graphic shows the elements of a...
Automation Brings Manufacturing Home

Automation Brings Manufacturing Home

There’s been a lot of talk during the current presidential campaign about the harm to the U.S. economy done by manufacturing jobs being shipped overseas. Actually, that’s an old story, and it needs to be updated. In fact, manufacturing jobs are actually...

“The Falcon Has Landed”

Last night at 8:29pm ET, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket leapt off the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida in a mission to put 11 communications satellites in orbit for Orbcomm. It was SpaceX’s first mission since June, when a cargo mission to the International Space...
Blue Origin reaches space in a reusable vehicle

Blue Origin reaches space in a reusable vehicle

Yesterday at Blue Origin’s West Texas proving grounds, the company’s New Shepard spacecraft launched to an altitude of 329,839 feet, almost 2,000 feet past the international accepted boundary of space, and returned to Earth to complete a “flawless...
Getting-closer-to-human prosthetics

Getting-closer-to-human prosthetics

When I wrote about DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program in Popular Science back in 2007, the editors, without running it by me first, called it out on the cover with a headline that sold the project as creating a “bionic arm that’s better than...

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