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MANUFACTURING INNOVATION

The Ten Principles of 3D Printing

In their new book, Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing, Lipson and Kurman lay out the 10 most important things about 3D printing that make it special—and the 10 reasons why it really could be the next big thing in American Manufacturing.

OPEN ACCESS MOVEMENT

The Other Aaron’s Law

A new bill to expand access to public information and the results of publicly funded research is a step toward the open access world that Aaron Swartz once envisioned.

INVESTING IN SCIENCE

How The Sequester’s R&D Cuts Will Hurt Science And Innovation

After President Obama’s call to attain a “level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race” in the State of the Union, universities are renewing their cry for a deal to avoid the automatic budget cuts known as “sequestration.”

CYBER SECURITY

TIMELINE: U.S. Cybersecurity Policy in Context

In light of yesterday’s executive order and the recent spate of cyber attacks, we take a look back at past cyber attacks, and what our government has done to fortify both the public and private sectors against hackers foreign and domestic.

ENERGY INNOVATION

Announcement Raises Hopes About Cheaper-Than-Coal Solar Technology

V3Solar’s announcement about its new super-cheap “Spin Cell” solar cones is another reason for hope that cheap-as-dirt solar may around the corner, but making early predictions about the final cost of energy technologies is an inherently tricky business.

FOSSIL FINANCE

Divest Over Global Warming?

A movement is growing on college campuses to divest from fossil fuel companies that contribute to climate change. A former president of several prestigious colleges and educational institutions, James L. Powell, responds to the 10 most common arguments against divestment.

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