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August 28, 2012


The Networked Energy Web

The U.S. stands at the cusp of a transformation that will connect the ongoing innovations in information technology with the emergence of intelligent, efficient, secure, and cleaner energy networks. We present a framework for understanding and accelerating this transformation.

August 20, 2012

The Hard Path to Open Source Bioinnovation

The “open source” software movement may have created your browser, it you’re using Firefox. But the open source movement in biotechnology is less well-known. This article explains why.

August 16, 2012


The Solyndra Standard

Today’s crash landing of the Defense Department’s $300 million experimental hypersonic scramjet puts the Solyndra bankruptcy in perspective, and illustrates how we need to reconsider how we define “failure” in the technology innovation discourse.

April 17, 2012


An American Kodak Moment

A new report from Third Way compares the technological myopia that bankrupted Kodak for failing to anticipate the shift to digital photography and imaging, to the shortsightedness of U.S. clean energy innovation policy.