Inside the Surging Rage at Trump in Midwest Factory Towns

Conservative areas like Miami County, Indiana, are sick of seeing profitable companies ship jobs offshore despite the president's promises.


Wisconsin Is Fighting to Renegotiate Its Foxconn Deal

Foxconn’s controversial plant in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin has faced resistance from the beginning. Now, Governor Evers is calling on the tech-manufacturing company to renegotiate.


Detroit’s Economic Development Is the Comeback America's Been Waiting For

The Motor City is the starting point for more inclusive and sustainable neighborhood development in post-industrial US cities.


France is Transforming Old Manufacturing Towns Into Eco-Friendly Cities

After decades of industrial decline, France's northern rust belt took drastic measures to lead the country's economic and sustainable innovation.


99 American Artists Display Their Dollar Store Dreams in Detroit

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s new exhibition about the dollar store holds value in the Motor City.


Why South Korea has the highest concentration of robots in the world

To maintain its lead, the South Korean government has committed $450 million to robotics over the next five years.


Copies of Copies: The Surprisingly Complicated Process of Making a CD

It takes a whole lot of steps to get an optical disc ready for your CD Walkman—yet it has a surprising amount in common with pressing a record.


A French Presidential Candidate Wants to Tax Robots to Save Human Workers

French Socialist Party candidate Benoit Hamon believes a tax on robots can offset human workers' lost wealth to automation.


Here’s Your Chance To Understand 3-D Printing Once and For All

A full look at the societal impact—from medical to creative to economic—of 3D-printing technology.


Why an ‘Assembled in America’ iPhone Won’t Bring Back Skilled Manufacturing Jobs

It’s going to take a lot more than a trade war with China to stop forces like automation from transforming manufacturing.