Scientific American. Feb 2008, Vol. 298 Issue 2, p24, 2 p.
Government contract, Company business management, Categorization (Psychology) -- Usage, Defense contracts -- Management, Defense programs -- Government finance, Defense programs -- Management, and United States -- Military policy
The military contractors in U.S. would compete for the development of Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program. The strategy of competetive prototyping is adapted to save expenditure on military technologies.
Existing rapid prototyping techniques make it possible to create full-size models in a very short time. It is believed that similar techniques will also make it possible to fabricate actual parts in minutes.
Scientific American. August 2006, Vol. 295 Issue 2, p39, 1 p.
Market trend/market analysis, Nanotechnology -- Research, and Federal aid to research -- Forecasts and trends
Nanotechnology can be viewed as the application of quantum theory and other nano-specific phenomena to fundamentally control the properties and behavior of matter as it is evolving through four overlapping stages of industrial prototyping and early commercialization. It is reported through investment in nanotech research and development by governments increased from $432 million in 1997 to about $4.1 billion in 2005 and is expected to cross $1 trillion by 2015.