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Applied sciences and engineering/Engineering/Robotics/Robots/Humanoid robots

Learn about what it's like to work in science with our series of interviews with STEM professionals. Today's subject: mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, and inventor Elaine Chen.

The technological revolution is creating new wealth in the United States, yet the percentage of the working-age population with jobs has not rebounded, and “toxic thinking” continues to hinder innovation, experts said at the 2012 AAAS Forum on S&T Policy.

Wealth distribution represents another challenge to broad economic recovery, speakers said during a session that asked the question, “Can the United States Innovate Its Way to Jobs and Economic Recovery?”