Takeaways from the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway Report

Each year, Warren Buffett writes a letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the country’s largest conglomerates located in Omaha. The company has invested in numerous Nebraska businesses, including Nebraska Furniture Mart and several manufacturers. (Check out previous blog post on manufacturers owned by BH.). So, when Buffett releases his annual letter reporting […]

STEM Trends: Innovation Transcends Good Grades

An inherent part of secondary education is grades. From A-F, the majority of school systems place some value on what grades a student receives, using them as an indication of intelligence and potential future success. However, recent studies have shown that innovation is not only not linked to good grades, but in fact, there might […]

Nebraska DED: Funding Manufacturing and Innovation

One of the best testimonials to the advantages of Nebraska’s business climate is from the “Oracle of Omaha,” the most successful investor in the world. “For the last many decades, I could have lived any place in the country I’d wanted to and conducted my business from there, and I’ve never given a thought to […]

Cemeteries Go Digital

One might think that cemeteries, and burial, are pretty straightforward. As it turns out, there’s room for technical innovation in cemeteries just like there is in any other industry, and Nebraska cemeteries are moving towards digitization of the ancient practice of burial. No, there won’t be robots dropping people in their graves, but the Wyuka […]

Just In Time: 3D Printing Saves the Day!

One of the main benefits of the 3D printing process is the speed at which the printers can produce parts, products, and more. Especially as printers become increasingly quick to convert designs into reality (see “What if 3D Printing Became 100x Faster?”), all sorts of industries are finding new and exciting ways to use the manufacturing […]

Open Nebraska Develops Community Projects

We briefly mentioned this awesome project in our post on libraries installing “maker spaces,” but it’s certainly worth sharing some more information about the interesting community engagement projects centered around technology that aim to change the technological landscape of Nebraska. The libraries are certainly part of of this, hence the recent hiring of Rebecca Stavick […]

Making Innovation Happen at UNL

It’s not fully completed yet, but when it is, it’ll be a masterpiece. The Nebraska Innovation Campus is a research campus adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and houses the spaces and facilities to foster ideas into innovation. Part of the goal is to facilitate more relationships, and partnerships, between the University of Nebraska and […]

3 Nebraskan Innovations Making Their Way Around the Globe

Nebraskans have been making the news right and left lately with advances in manufacturing, engineering, and science that are crossing our state borders and making appearances in the rest of the country and the world. Here are a few of the noteworthy appearances. If there’s any we missed, please leave a comment in the section […]

What’s New in 3D Printing: Spring 2015

It’s been a while since we’ve done an update on what’s actually current in 3D printing, although currency seems to shift with every passing day. In this update, for example, 3D printed fruit, makeup, and houses were all fairly new developments (and that was just last May!) Every day brings new advancements and creations from […]

3D Printing Revolutionizes the Art Community

The relationship between art, technology, and science is oft-debated and certainly full of disputed questions. In a sense, art is manufactured, but an artist might disagree with you about whether or not that’s the case. In any sense, the materials often used to create art are manufactured, but does that mean a manufacturer is an […]