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Play is children’s work, and playgrounds give kids a place where they can learn and develop skills, coordination, cooperation, imagination, and more. And in the ever-evolving marketplace,... read more
Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has been around for decades. Thought of primarily as a prototyping tool in its earlier days, this technology has exploded in recent years.... read more
One hundred years ago, the possibilities for the fledgling aerospace industry were limitless. Less than 20 years earlier, in 1903, Americans Wilbur and Orville Wright had proven that sustained manned... read more
Mercury. Gemini. Apollo. These names, drawn from ancient mythology, still resonate today with those who remember the awe and excitement generated when the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space... read more
When it comes to developing gear to be used in the outdoors, no organization on earth is as stringent or demanding as the U.S. military. It has to be. After all, the gear that men and women in... read more
After a seemingly endless winter amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, amusement parks are eagerly awaiting a flood of guests looking to escape the reality of the world with family and friends. At the same... read more
The 2021 ASTM International board of directors (pictured above), from left: (top row) Bonnie McWade-Furtado, Katharine E. Morgan, Bill Griese, Francine Bovard; (second row from top) Amer Bin Ahmed,... read more
From its founding in the late 19th century, ASTM International has been an organization concerned with resilience. At the time, the resilience being addressed was that of steel rails, but throughout... read more
How do organizations become resilient? By planning and preparing before any disruption ever takes place.But resilience goes further than just business continuity, which can be characterized by a plan... read more
As society and world governments further embrace sustainability, increasing emphasis is being placed on the move from a linear to a circular economy.For centuries, the global economy has been linear... read more