It’s hard to believe (well, I think it’s hard to believe) that Innovation has had an online presence for more than a decade. In internet years, that’s forever. So it is about time we redesign our site, making it more attractive and user-friendly. And so we have and you’re free to examine our efforts, Those efforts, for the most part, were exerted by our managing editor, Valerie McKinney, who now knows more about code than she ever wanted to know. She made it possible for me to remain ignorant, more or less.

One of the benefits of our site is the archive, where every issue of Innovation (once know as TechComm) since 2004 is stored. Since our search system is pretty good, interested folk can find just about anything in the archive.

Innovation is still a magazine, albeit in digital form. The user thus can page through issue by issue but we also have the luxury of instantaneous updating and the timely publishing of articles in between our normal publishing schedule.  The information we publish from a variety of impeccable sources is intended for a broad readership that includes scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, academics, legislators, government officials, tech company executives and investors. The overriding theme is how government-sponsored technology and innovation can get into the commercial marketplace in effective and efficient ways. We think all of our readers are interested in that. The work product of federal laboratories is astonishing and and vital to the U.S. economy as it enters the private sector.

The issue at hand is typical. It ranges from articles battery research at several labs (soon to be ripe for commercialization) to fusion (not quite ready for prime time). And a lot more. Please feel free to comment.

Bob Cochnar