A heritage-listed hat factory has burned down in Surry Hills. The suburb was once a hub of fashion manufacturing.
Ten years after the collapse at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, the garment industry’s deadliest disaster, reforms are incomplete. The opaqueness of today’s complex supply chain is part of the problem.
Soaring electric vehicle production is giving new life to old manufacturing plants that were all but written off in the United States. Australia is also in a position to revive its carmaking industry.
Companies like it when your phone breaks and you have to buy another. But we’d all save a lot of money if we could actually repair the things we purchased.
To ensure the ‘complete transparency’ promised by Anthony Albanese, the new National Reconstruction Fund can learn from the Reserve Bank of Australia.
For the kind of money the federal and Ontario governments probably spent for a Volkswagen EV battery plant in southwestern Ontario, Canada might have been able to launch its own EV maker.
Organ models that more accurately capture finer details could reduce surgical error and lead to personalized implants.
Average farm machinery use in Africa is among the lowest in the world.
The incentives to bring manufacturing back to the US will affect productivity, but in ways that might be surprising.
Manufacturing firms exposed to increased Chinese competition employed fewer female production workers than men.
Graphene is superstrong and superconductive, and it has applications in everything from construction to electronics. But to date there have been almost no commercial uses of the material.
Historians will pinpoint Biden’s decision on 7 October 2022 as the moment at which US and Chinese technology decoupling became inevitable.
The barriers and benefits to reviving the UK textile industry.
How to spot the changes made to goods and services as a result of rising costs.
Cement is responsible for more than 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Its emissions doubled over the past two decades, and demand is still rising fast.
South Africa should ensure that changes to energy efficient vehicles is done in a way that creates jobs and protects workers.
Semiconductor chips are electronic devices that store and process information. Today they can contain billions of microscopic switches on a chip smaller than a fingernail.
Before the pandemic, our cities had a simple plan: let population growth drive economic activity. But the world is changing and the perpetual growth mindset has to change with it.
The Ajaokuta steel plant stands unused after 40 years of construction and US$8 billion in investment.
Learning lessons from the past could help reduce the impact of future industrialization.