Stress and Strain en The Value of Innovation When You’re Under the Knife <div class="node-body blog-body">With so much hand-wringing over rising medical costs, one certainly wonders: With all of today’s medical bells and whistles, do the benefits of advanced technologies outweigh the costs? If you’re sick, they often do....</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> medical technology Editorial Comment Stress and Strain Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:46:00 +0000 47591 at A billion here, a billion there... <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Everett Dirksen, the late Senator from Illinois, is famously quoted as saying, &quot;A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you&#39;re talking real money.&quot; Anyone who follows Washington politics is probably numb to the sums that kicked around and how much the government spends.</p> <p>But when you step back and look at the big picture, a billion is a <em>really</em> big number. Consider:</p> <p>If you earn $50,000 per year, it will take 20,000 years to earn a billion dollars.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> billion cycle design engineering extreme life pneumatic valve Editorial Comment Stress and Strain Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:06:00 +0000 39931 at What's behind all the car recalls? <div class="node-body blog-body">Here's a look at what's behind the recent wave of automotive recalls.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cars recalls vehicles Stress and Strain Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 39811 at Is outsourcing killing us? <div class="node-body blog-body">Outsourcing manufacturing to China has increased air pollution back in the U.S.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> outsourcing pollution reshoring Stress and Strain Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 39251 at Japan dominates made-in-America list <div class="node-body blog-body">Japanese automakers dominate made-in-America list. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American manufacturing automobile made-in-America Stress and Strain Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 38891 at