With the European share of global manufacturing exports shrinking, companies must ensure they address the R&D gap and plan for the future.
Smaller factories situated closer to their target markets can allow global companies to operate more nimbly and help democratize entrepreneurship.
“SlothBot” hangs in forest canopies and monitors the surrounding environment. The device moves only when it has to measure changes, such as weather and chemical factors in the environment
A Gallup poll in April 2019 shows that 43% of Americans now describe socialism as a "good thing".
East Timor generates about 70 tonnes of plastic waste each day, most of which is collected from beaches and urban areas, then burned in the open.
Designers were asked to create a printable 3D habitat that could shelter humans on Mars, and the winner has finally been announced.
Researchers say that these Crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or CNT forests, are a potential solution to the power needs of future wearable technology.
The material, that was created by accident, could be revolutionary in its use in batteries and electronics.
As tempting as it might be to follow in the footsteps of the craftsmen who built the cathedral, getting it ready in time for 2024 requires a modern approach.
As the dawn of electrification and the early history of computing show, pioneering technology means little without the right mindset to apply it.
Spreadsheets, white boards and paper forms are still being used to track production processes in the pursuit of efficiency
In the future, 3D-printing techniques could allow the construction industry to use local waste products when building new homes and infrastructure.
By dispelling these, we will unlock the full potential of the 4IR for industry and usher in a new era of innovation, productivity and inclusive growth
The new approach will see deliveries tracked via blockchain, allowing issues such as E. coli outbreaks to be easily traced and dealt with.
Creating a circular economy for plastics will depend on new business models and innovation to transform consumer packaged goods. Here's how that could work