Trends Issue 090 - October 2010

The Chinese Competitive Threat

The world's most well-informed and knowledgeable experts increasingly agree that China will never achieve the sort of...

The Chinese Competitive Threat
published on: Oct 15, 2010

Economic Outlook: It's Not as Bad as It Seems

Last spring, some analysts were referring to the season just ended as, "the summer of recovery." Unfortunately, that...

Economic Outlook: It
published on: Oct 15, 2010

Service Robots Are Closer Than You Think

Robots have made an enormous impact on global productivity. But virtually all of that impact has happened on the...

Service Robots Are Closer Than You Think
published on: Oct 15, 2010

Nuclear Power Is Getting Ready for a Comeback

Although the percentage of global energy supplied by nuclear fission continues to slowly decline, the ground work has...

Nuclear Power Is Getting Ready for a Comeback
published on: Oct 15, 2010

Economics of the Global Water Supply

For nearly two decades, the Trends Editors have been monitoring problems potentially arising as demand for fresh...

Economics of the Global Water Supply
published on: Oct 15, 2010

The Transformation of the Modern Airliner

Since the mid-1950s airliners have flown at roughly the same speeds, been constructed mostly of aluminum, and been...

The Transformation of the Modern Airliner
published on: Oct 15, 2010

The Coming M&A Boom

The Great Recession effectively put an end to M&A activity worldwide. But, with American companies sitting on nearly...

The Coming M&A Boom
published on: Oct 15, 2010