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The Edsel remains one of the most costly blunders in the history of the car industry. Many other maufacturers, however, are responsible for ill-timed, useless innovative products.
They all share a common characteristic: they are pushing the envelope. So, who are the 15 leading innovators for the next decade? Click ahead to find out!
Invention and innovation can change how an economy, a company, even the human body, works.
States like to promote themselves as fertile ground for innovation — so we put those claims to the test. Click ahead to see the leaders in innovation.
Here is our list of the 15 of the most influential inventions over the past 50 years, created using a variety of studies as reference points, including ones from Knowledge@Wharton and Popular Mechanics.
Alarm bells over the lack of high tech workers in the U.S. have been ringing for years. Most analysts say the problem is worse, but some say it's overblown.
Faced with more service members returning without limbs from Iraq and Afghanistan, scientists, the government and private-sector companies are using new materials, tools and techniques to create sophisticated prostheses for amputees.
Gorilla Glass is, well, not your ordinary glass. It's also an example of how advanced manufacturing can drive innovation, efficiency, cost-savings and job creation.
From clothing to sporting goods to beer bottles, companies of all kinds are using nanotechnology in the design and production of their products.
More than a few CEOs say it's the sad reality that jobs go unfilled. Skeptics say its a smokescreen for wanting to send jobs offshore and pay less in wages.
Learn how new tools, materials and tecniques can increase efiiciency and profits, and keep more high-skilled jobs at home.
Amid the uproar about unmanned aircraft, researchers have been experimenting with the technology for years in many fields including combat.
While hard to quantify, advanced manufacturing already transcends all industries, integrating IT, innovation, energy efficiency and waste reduction to cut costs and boost productivity.