In their elegant laboratories near La Jolla, Calif., General Dynamics scientists are doggedly attacking a difficult problem: how to extract controlled power from hydrogen fusion. The pay off for their work is hidden in the future, but the powerful magnetic fields they have built to hold reacting hydrogen gas at 100 million degrees has already yielded a valuable practical “fallout.” Those same magnetic forces used on a smaller scale have proved remarkably versatile for shaping metal.Swift Action.
There are illegal immigrants on the loose in the Midwest. Originally hailing from Asia, they’re about 3 ft
The iPhone started out the way a lot of cool things do: as something completely different. A few years ago, Steve Jobs noticed how many development dollars were being spent–particularly in the greater Seattle metropolitan area–on what are called tablet PCs: flat portable computers that work with a touch screen instead of a mouse and keyboard.
Kent Niederhofer can’t find enough mechanical engineers to work for him in southeastern Michigan. You know, where Detroit is, with its 13.3% unemployment rate.
When the severed heads of seven French Trappist monks were found in a remote mountainous region of Algeria in May 1996, it was natural to assume the murders were the latest gruesome act by jihadists in their long-running and bloody campaign against the Algerian government.
At the Kiev offices of Innovative Marketing Ukraine, hundreds of programmers, translators and database engineers created a software product that made the company a world leader an exceptional achievement in the impoverished former Soviet republic.
As the only U.S. car manufacturer that didn’t need a government bailout, Ford Motor was in better financial shape than its peers to ride out the recession.