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Tag Archives: disruptive technology

The Hyperloop Is One Step Closer

The Hyperloop Is One Step Closer to a Full Scale Test Later This Year Hyperloop is a "vacuum tube transportation network" that will be able to travel at around 760 mph (1200 kilometers per hour) — on land and underwater. Last Wednesday, the Hyperloop One team held what was essentially its first test run, conducting…
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Is 4D printing a disruptive or Innovative technology?

Written by defenceWeb, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 A 3D printed gun. The aerospace, defence, automotive and healthcare industries will lead the adoption of four dimensional printing technology, which is poised to have a disruptive effect in multiple industries by printing objects ranging from human organs to parts used in aircraft and vehicles, according to Frost & Sullivan. Four-dimensional (4-D) printing develops materials that alter their properties and behaviours based on external stimuli such as changes in temperature. “4-D printing, an extension of three-dimensional printing, is superior to conventional manufacturing techniques in terms of performance, efficiency and quality, and can […]

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Disruptive Technology Impacts Medical Knowledge and Costs

Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it tested. As a college sophomore, Elizabeth Holmes envisioned a way to reinvent old-fashioned phlebotomy and, in the process, usher in an era of comprehensive superfast diagnosis and preventive medicine. That was a decade ago. Holmes, now 30, dropped out of Stanford and founded a company called Theranos with her tuition money. Last fall it finally introduced its radical blood-testing service in a Walgreens pharmacy near the company headquarters in Palo Alto, California. (The plan is to roll […]

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