An innovative instrument that solves mysteries of the origins of the universe and all other phenomena How does matter attain its mass? Why does the cosmos that expands across the heavens exist? Since the distant past, prominent researchers from Galileo to Newton and Einstein have sought solutions to the mysteries of science; today’s scientists are aided by the accelerator, an innovative instrument that has substantially contributed to the development of modern science and technology.
Japan-based companies are among the largest and most technologically sophisticated sources of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. While automobile manufacturers are perhaps the most well-known among Japanese companies investing in the United States, other important industries include machinery, finance, metals, computers and electronics, plastics and rubber products and insurance industries.
Humans have been trying to tell the future for at least 4,000 years. But our efforts have mostly been useless. What passed for prediction was prophecy, fantasy or guesswork. In all that time we have found only one reliable means of predicting events: the scientific method.
Dr. Gerald Hohenbichler is a physicist, engineer and inventor, responsible for spearheading multiple groundbreaking technologies. He has over 300 patents to his name and his innovations in the steel industry saw him honored as “Inventor Of The Year” by Siemens. Now the Global Head of Innovation at Primetals Technologies, SPECTRA member Dr. Thomas Widter spoke with Dr. Hohenbichler to discuss the creative processes that drive innovation.
The world’s aging population has worried economists and governments for decades, and for good reason. Rising life expectancy and falling fertility have paved the way for a dramatic shift in the way society is structured.

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