Science and Technology

Did Biden Just Boost U.S. Tech — or Fund a Bunch of Solyndras?

August 1, 2022

Biden is touting a massive bill to subsidize computer chip manufacturing in the U.S. But the history of similar government interventions is spotty.

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Can America’s Solar Power Industry Compete with China’s? One Firm Tries

June 20, 2021

Battling heavily subsidized manufacturers, First Solar is set to build a new factory in Ohio.

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China's Next Target: U.S. Microchip Hegemony

July 27, 2017

The U.S. semiconductor industry, a stalwart of the global economy, is facing fierce nationalistic competition

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Finding The Lessons of Outsourcing In Four Historical Tales

March 29, 2004

The history of how politics has helped shape technology -- and vice versa.

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Into the Light: After Years of Secrecy, Nuclear-Arms Plants Show Off Technology

December 4, 1990

Officials at America's nuclear weapons complex are hoping to help U.S. industry compete.

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Grand Finale: The Discoveries Of Voyager As It Passes Neptune

August 25, 1989

At Jet Propulsion Laboratory, scientists are stunned by the images captured by the Voyager spacecraft.

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Insecure Feeling: A Supersecret Agency Finds Selling Secrecy To Others Isn't Easy

March 28, 1988

The NSA tried to convince corporate America that its equipment would boost their security not steal their secrets.

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Beyond Big Bang: Inflation Theory Posits A Radical New View Of Expanding Cosmos

January 2, 1981

Astrophysicist Alan Guth sees seeds of many universes and tiggers a scientific debate about Great Walls and Dark Matter.

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