Innovation

I.M. Pei, Revered Architect Who Designed Eye-Catching Addition to National Gallery, Dies In The News
I.M. Pei, Revered Architect Who Designed Eye-Catching Addition to National Gallery, Dies
2019-05-17 21:10:50
by Dan McCue

I.M. Pei, the tirelessly globe-trotting architect who placed a giant glass pyramid outside the Louvre and designed the trapezoidal addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, among other eye-catching structures, has died at age 102. Pei's death was... Read More

Blue Dogs to Play Key Role on House Rural Broadband Task Force Infrastructure
Blue Dogs to Play Key Role on House Rural Broadband Task Force
2019-05-15 20:44:21
by Dan McCue

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., has launched a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband to provide coordination and leadership to end the rural-digital divide. The Task Force will work to advance solutions to ensure all Americans have access... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Startup Jobs, Innovation, and Small Businesses Innovation
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Startup Jobs, Innovation, and Small Businesses
2019-04-09 23:58:25
by Sean Trambley

This week, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Pat Toomey R-Pa., announced the introduction of the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, legislation that would support small businesses by removing burdensome restrictions from individuals who want to invest in... Read More

San Francisco Could Become the First US City to Eliminate New HIV Infections Health
San Francisco Could Become the First US City to Eliminate New HIV Infections

  SAN FRANCISCO — In a different city, in a different decade, the news would have changed David’s life forever. Instead the graduate student, who dreams of some day acting and teaching, told himself one thing as he waited for... Read More

SpaceX Gets Approval from NASA to Test Astronaut Capsule in Saturday Launch Innovation
SpaceX Gets Approval from NASA to Test Astronaut Capsule in Saturday Launch

ORLANDO, Fla. — The next step in NASA’s plan to return astronauts to space from the U.S. has the green light to proceed. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut capsule has been given the OK to perform its test flight ... Read More

Drone Deliveries to Fuel On-demand Services for Food, Basic Goods and Organs Innovation
Drone Deliveries to Fuel On-demand Services for Food, Basic Goods and Organs
2019-02-13 00:16:05
by Michael Cheng

Commercial airline services are great for traveling. Planes are also suitable for transporting large cargo over long distances. But what about time-sensitive and on-demand products, such as food, perishable items and organs? Drone deliveries could be the solution to such... Read More

Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry Economy
Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry
2019-02-08 20:53:18
by TWN Staff

This week, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced legislation to help ensure the continued growth of America’s craft beverage industry. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act would permanently establish reduced... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China Congress
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
2019-01-19 01:07:04
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (... Read More

Fighting Food Waste to Feed the Hungry Innovation
Fighting Food Waste to Feed the Hungry

It’s 10 minutes after closing time, and kitchen workers are busy cleaning up an empty Greenwich Village restaurant. What remains of the day’s menu has been dropped into tin trays that are stacked and waiting for pickup. Read More

Meet the Craft Distillers of Native America Featured
Meet the Craft Distillers of Native America

One of the last relics of federal prohibition may soon come to an end, after Congress two weeks ago voted to lift a 184-year-old ban that prohibited distilleries on tribal lands. Once signed into law, Native Americans across the country ... Read More

Josh Hawley’s War Against Big Tech Could Bring Down Small Startups Technology
Josh Hawley’s War Against Big Tech Could Bring Down Small Startups

Josh Hawley wants to be seen as the U.S. Senate’s watchdog of tech giants. But his efforts could actually result in the big companies, which he says he wants to rein in, being the only ones left healthy. ... Read More

Plans Offer a Peek Into Elon Musk’s Secret Tunnel in California, Including an Elevator Hidden in a Garage Innovation
Plans Offer a Peek Into Elon Musk’s Secret Tunnel in California, Including an Elevator Hidden in a Garage

When Elon Musk’s tunneling firm began digging in Hawthorne, Calif., last year, the construction site next to Space X headquarters was barely noticeable, sandwiched between a home improvement store and a parking garage. Read More

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