Its range of applications in commerce, finance and potentially politics continues to widen, and that has triggered a debate around how to regulate the tool By Vasilis Kostakis, Primavera de Filippi and Wolfgang Drechsler The headlong pace of technological change produces giant leaps forward in knowledge, innovation, new possibilities and, almost inevitably, legal problems. That’s … Continue reading Blockchain

Hyperloop News

SpaceX Shows Off New Hyperloop Test Tube A new SpaceX video gives a glimpse of what a ride in the proposed Hyperloop transportation system might be like   Hyperloop competition pitted 27 research teams against each other for the chance to test-drive their model pods in a test tube built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Proposed by SpaceX founder Elon … Continue reading Hyperloop News

Do Chinese Import Hurt American Innovation?

  Competition from China appears to be hobbling innovation in the United States, say the authors of a new study that juxtaposes import penetration and patent applications. The issue: A company’s innovation is sometimes measured by the number of its patent applications. Patents, the idea goes, indicate spending on research and development, which is especially … Continue reading Do Chinese Import Hurt American Innovation?

Japan to build world’s fastest supercomputer

  By Tereza Pultarova   The Japanese government is to invest 19.5 billion yen (£139m) in building a 130-petaflop supercomputer that will beat the current world’s fastest machine by a significant margin   The government hopes the new supercomputer will enable the country’s innovators to regain the leading position in technology innovation, which it lost … Continue reading Japan to build world’s fastest supercomputer

UC-Berkeley Foresees “Cheapest Perovskite Solar Cell On The Market”

November 11th, 2016 by Tina Casey   Unless President-elect Donald Trump shuts down all solar cell research programs everywhere, solar power is poised to inflict real pain on the fossil fuel industry. A case in point is the emerging field of perovskite solar cells, which are getting cheaper and more efficient practically by the minute. … Continue reading UC-Berkeley Foresees “Cheapest Perovskite Solar Cell On The Market”