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      Asteroid mining is not science fiction

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      January 27, 2016

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    1. January 26, 2016

      Renishaw seeks niche in 3D printing machines

      Behind a small emerald glass screen in a factory in Gloucestershire, a laser zaps over a layer of powder, slowly...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2016

      Davos: Historians dream of fourth industrial revolutions

      Davos Day One. The historians are breaking down the significance of the fourth industrial revolution. They’re talking...

    3. FT Alphaville

      January 19, 2016

      Guest post: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the dollar dilemma

      This guest post is from Lutfey Siddiqi, managing director at UBS Investment Bank, and Simon Smiles, chief investment...

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      January 18, 2016

      #techFT - TV sans frontières

      Europe is taking the first steps to break down the legal barriers to watching your favourite TV shows wherever you are,...

    5. January 17, 2016

      ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’, by Klaus Schwab

      The World Economic Forum does a remarkable job of forging the conventional wisdom among the global elite. The trouble...

    6. January 4, 2016

      British entrepreneurs seek to use technology as force for good

      A clutch of UK start-up companies are harnessing advances in technology to address a broad range of social problems....

    7. December 17, 2015

      Makers follow the techies to create a ‘nurture’ space of their own

      In the draughty basement of a former tax office in central London, an entrepreneurial experiment in modern...

    8. December 8, 2015

      Commodities: Material revolution

      When Douglas Caster was 13 his father marched him to the Teeside steelworks in the north-east of England where he...

    9. November 13, 2015

      China magnate defends 3D-print financing ‘innovation’

      A Chinese property magnate has rejected concerns over his company’s high-interest financing, insisting that profits...

    10. November 11, 2015

      3D-printed drone on show in Dubai

      The future of aircraft was on display at the Dubai air show, but not on the tarmac. Tucked away in a corner of the...

    11. Tech blog

      November 2, 2015

      #techFT - HP's risky rebirth

      Welcome to #techFT, a new daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms from the Financial Times that...

    12. October 23, 2015

      Materials: desert dreaming

      Sand as design material “Sand is what surrounds us. There’s something very poetic about it,” says Hamza Omari. He’s...

    13. October 13, 2015

      Engineers turn to repairs to fix margins

      British engineers at Weir, Smiths Group, Rotork and IMI know a thing or two about stemming dangerous outflows. It is...

    14. October 8, 2015

      Technology undermines conventional view of world trade

      We have become used in recent decades to a particular vision of the world economy, which comprises accelerating...

    15. August 28, 2015

      Small-cap Week, August 29

      Drug developer SkyePharma was among the week’s biggest small-cap gainers, after some well-received interim results. It...

    16. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      Disrupting FREEDOM!

      Citi’s back with the upcoming third edition of its Disruptive Innovations report, with ten new big opportunities to...

    17. June 26, 2015

      Polaire steps out for success in fashion industry

      The three founders of start-up Polaire knew their business idea had the legs to become a reality when they saw one of...

    18. June 25, 2015

      Technology conceives the inconceivable

      A funny thing happened on the way to the internet of things. Many of the “things” got a mind of their own. They also...

    19. June 24, 2015

      Divergent unveils part-3D printed supercar

      A San Francisco start-up has become the latest outsider to try to challenge the automobile industry’s traditional...

    20. June 23, 2015

      UK state-backed 3D printing facility opens

      The largest metal part made by 3D printing has been unveiled by Rolls-Royce, the aerospace company, at a new facility...

    21. June 17, 2015

      3D printing of complex organs is far off

      Three baby boys born with the life-threatening condition tracheobronchomalacia, which causes a child’s windpipe...

    22. June 15, 2015

      Study outlines theme park-style factories of the future

      BMW has taken the open plan office to a different level. At the carmaker’s Leipzig factory in eastern Germany, a parade...

    23. June 11, 2015

      Printing whole organs remains a long way off

      Three dimensional printing is already being used to manufacture everything from simple plastic figurines to complex...

    24. June 8, 2015

      Entrepreneurship can be taught, say educators

      It is easy to see the attraction of being an entrepreneur for Will Drevno, co-founder and chief operating officer at 3D...

    25. FT Alphaville

      June 5, 2015

      China's defence against supply chain disruption

      Standard Chartered released a big note this week on the evolution of global supply chains, looking at the effects of...

    26. June 2, 2015

      3D printer aims for production line speed

      Sheffield university is building a £1m 3D printer that it hopes will produce plastic parts as fast as a production...

    27. May 26, 2015

      Procter & Gamble puts skin in 3D bioprinting game

      Forget 3D printing of cheap plastic figurines and toys, the next frontier for the technology involves printing living...

    28. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Oil topped $68 a barrel after falling to a five-year low near $45 in...

    29. April 10, 2015

      Week in Review, April 11

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Capital rules to inflame next...

    30. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email hereAyatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has accused the US of...

    31. April 9, 2015

      3D printing pioneer Carbon3D secures Autodesk investment

      A 3D printing technique that could be up to 100 times faster than current technologies has received backing from...

    32. April 9, 2015

      Rise of the 3D printing machines

      From a red puddle of liquid plastic, a three-dimensional sphere of connected hexagons and pentagons begins to rise,...

    33. Andrew McAfee

      March 27, 2015

      Digital innovations that managed to surprise at TED

      I attended the TED conference last week, and came away from it with a renewed appreciation of how much and how quickly...

    34. March 19, 2015

      Student replicates fine Swiss watch — with 3D printer

      When most people discover they cannot afford the wristwatch of their dreams, they compromise and buy a cheaper one. But...

    35. March 19, 2015

      Digital venture combines 3D printing with savoir faire

      In a small workshop above the cobblestone courtyard of a building in Paris, two jewellers sit huddled over their...

    36. February 16, 2015

      Healthcare and 3D printing join forces

      Customisable beads that deliver antibiotics and cancer-fighting drugs when implanted in the body have been developed by...

    37. February 15, 2015

      UK company plans to boldly go and make machines in space

      British companies are attempting to boldly go where no manufacturer has gone before by enabling huge pieces of hardware...

    38. FT Alphaville

      February 11, 2015

      The new Hanseatica, now with robot dogs

      So, Apple has taken advantage of the drop in Swiss funding costs to issue SFr1.25bn of bonds. A no-brainer funding...

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