Elon Musk’s Mars Plan

Elon Musk’s Mars Plan

On Tuesday in Guadalajara, Mexico, at the 67th International Aeronautical Congress, SpaceX chief Elon Musk unveiled his plans for colonizing Mars. “If we can get the cost of moving to Mars to be roughly equivalent to a median house price in the U.S., which is...
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...