Innovations: Invention


Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 09/25/2012

A win for Google’s driverless car: Calif. governor signs a bill regulating autonomous vehicles

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill establishing regulations for driverless cars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:06 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Clinton Global Initiative 2012: IDEO CEO Tim Brown on where designers often go wrong

Tim Brown, IDEO’s CEO and president, discusses his CGI appearance and where designers often go wrong.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Soyuz capsule lands in Kazakhstan, brings American, two Russians back to Earth

The capsule brought back two cosmonauts and one astronaut.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:26 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Research

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Apple reveals iPhone 5: But is it innovative?

The company announced a new phone among a number of other new developments, but did they innovate?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Invention

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Mars Rover Curiosity sends back 3-D image

As the rover instructs via Twitter, it’s worth having some 3-D glasses handy.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Voyager 1 turns 35: A story of interstellar travel, romance and a Golden Record

If we had it to do all over again, what would we put on the Golden Record, and how much longer past 2020 could Voyager have been allowed to live on?

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:14 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Apple, Samsung and the delicate art of imitation: An interview with Oded Shenkar

Economics professor and author Oded Shenkra outlines why imitation, even in light of the Apple-Samsung patent case decision, is integral to innovation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/21/2012

New Mars mission InSight scheduled for 2016, will explore planet’s interior

The InSight lander is scheduled to travel to Mars in 2016.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Mars Curiosity rover fires laser for first time

The rover “interrogated” a rock with its laser for the first time Sunday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Gates Foundation makes poop a priority, puts toilet innovation front and center

When it comes to innovation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting the toilet front and center.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:05 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Hypersonic craft X-51A fails latest test

The X-51A lost control over the Pacific Ocean near Point Mugu on Tuesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:41 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Know what it takes to grow U.S. innovation? Prove it.

Do you think you have the best idea for encouraging U.S. innovation? Prove it.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Research, Technology, Urban Development

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Mars rover Curiosity delivers new high-res images, offers fresh view of planetary neighbor (updated)

Curiosity continues to deliver stunning photos of its landing and the planet’s surface.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/09/2012

SIGGRAPH 2012 concludes, shows off future of interactivity

The international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques concludes today.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Arts, Technology, Research, Invention

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Wall-E and R2-D2 brought to life: A story of innovation, collaboration and passion

A deeper dive into the story behind Mike Senna and Michael McMaster’s R2-D2 and Wall-E robots shows a rich story of international collaboration and passion.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:48 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, The Arts

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012

NASA awards multimillion-dollar contracts to Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada for human spaceflight

Three companies were awarded multimillion-dollar contracts to pursue human spaceflight for government and commercial purposes.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/02/2012

The memory hack: Can we realize ‘Total Recall’?

How long before we are able to selectively erase our memories?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, Research, #Quirky, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Are we building a techno dystopia?

It’s almost as if our consolation prize for losing the “War On Poverty” was lots of bright shiny gadgets.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Technology

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Mark Zuckerberg gets 2006 patent approved

The patent is for certain privacy settings used on the popular social network.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Olympics 2012: Innovations going for the gold

The London 2012 Olympic Games, like its predecessors, will introduce a number of new innovations.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Next-level spacesuits, brought to you by a Victoria’s Secret designer and Russian engineer

Having surpassed their Kickstarter funding goal, sculptor and engineer join forces on revolutionary spacesuits aimed at NASA.

By Gregory Thomas  |  09:35 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, Research

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/17/2012

The air conditioner: The good, the bad and the ugly of 110 years beating the heat

The 110th anniversary of the air conditioner is reason for celebration ... right?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, Invention, Technology

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Richard Branson announces new Virgin Galactic satellite launcher: LauncherOne

Richard Branson made the announcement Wednesday at the Farnborough International Airshow.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:42 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Stephen Hawking to demonstrate iBrain technology next month

A new technology may be able to give the famed scientist a new pathway to speech.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:57 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Research

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/31/2012

MIT develops new drug-delivery technology (video)

MIT scientists develop a new drug-delivery technology.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/28/2012

Is this the Web’s great Leap forward?

The next big thing on the Web may have nothing at all to do with the Web itself, but, rather, how we interact with it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Updated: SpaceX Dragon capsule one day closer to attachment with International Space Station

Updated | The Dragon capsule completed its fly-by of the International Space Station Thursday morning.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:52 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 05:16 AM ET, 05/22/2012

SpaceX Dragon capsule enters orbit after historic launch (video)

Updated | SpaceX launches first commercial spacecraft to bring supplies to the International Space Station.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:16 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Updated: SpaceX launch re-scheduled for Tuesday

The historic launch was cancelled at the very last possible minute.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 05/02/2012

SpaceX: If you had a $100 million, would you spend it on space travel?

Private space exploration begs the question: If you had $100 million would you spend it to go to space?

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:39 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Venture capitalists’ spirits are up — way up, says survey

A new survey released Thursday shows venture capitalists’ confidence is up.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, The Lunch Break, Technology, Vivek's Take

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Does Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver really exist?

Doctor Who fans, rejoice. The sonic screwdriver is real...sort of.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Invention, Technology

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012

How a DJ pops a wheelie (video)

Video | A Japanese company released a video showing how they transformed a bike into a turntable.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Arts, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Google glasses get a preview (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard the rumors about Google glasses — the specs with the ability to harness the power of the Web.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/01/2012

Mr. A. Preel Ful and the strange rise of the Artisanal Internet

Young entrepreneurs are becoming involved in a strange, new movement.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Technology, The Arts, #Quirky

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Homemade tricorders and handheld health care

A researcher releases specifications for two tricorder-style handheld digital tools.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/27/2012

James Cameron and our exploration evolution

We are returning to a time when brave adventurers and the private sector are being called on to supply the vision for future exploration and innovation.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Neil DeGrasse Tyson asks us how much the universe is worth; the Web responds

Inspired by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, individuals are taking to the Web.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Google glasses and the end of unfiltered reality

We took to Storify to explore some recent, notable developments in augmented reality.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:29 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/13/2012

GE’s Immelt: ‘We certainly don’t know all the answers ... but we’re ready to learn.’

General Electric’s CEO Jeff Immelt kicked off a four-day event summarizing GE’s overall strategy for growth and job creation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Is this the beginning of the end of the waiter?

Could tablet technology mean the restaurant waiter will go the way of the bank teller?

By Marty Nemko  |  09:41 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Naveen Jain on the limitless power of innovation (video)

If you’re feeling down in the mouth about the state of the U.S. economy, talk to entrepreneur, philanthropist and Moon Express founder Naveen Jain.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:23 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Video

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Super Bowl ads: Mobile innovators download in Best Buy Web video series (video)

The consumer technology chain produced a high-quality, 30-second ad but also created an entire Web series featuring mobile innovators.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Innovation and the art of the story

Storify co-founder Burt Herman discusses innovation, the art of story creation and the future of journalism.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Apple: A textbook case of innovation

The classic question facing any innovator is not just how to come up with something new and different - but how to address a real pain point of the customer in a creative, cost-effective way.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:32 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Education, Invention, Technology

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 01/14/2012

Europe, the credit downgrade and what it means for innovation

S&P’s downgrade of France and 8 other E.U. nations’ credit ratings will hurt the region’s innovation potential.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:03 AM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012

How can America foster growth through innovation? (#BiJobCreation)

The Brookings Institution convened business, policy and thought leaders Friday to discuss America’s ability to compete.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology, Research

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Could Soapy scrub out SOPA?

Could a browser plug-in make the online piracy act seem like it never even happened?

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:47 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Leaping lizards and the power of interdisciplinary collaboration

A University of California Berkeley discovery shows the power of interdisciplinary research in scientific discovery.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Research, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Patent Wars 2012: Here’s what to expect

After taking a week off for the holidays, the tech patent wars that flared up throughout 2011 seem to be in full swing once again.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:31 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012

How disruptive is Apple TV?

One of most hotly anticipated tech products of the coming year is the new Apple TV set. But how disruptive will it be?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Technology, Morning Read, Invention

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/30/2011

What do you want to talk about in 2012?

What’s on your innovation-story wish list for 2012? We’re taking suggestions.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Technology, The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Can the U.S. government hack health care?

The path to fixing the health-care system in the United States could lead straight through your cell phone.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/19/2011

IBM Five-in-Five: Company makes tech future predictions

The predictions are part of the company’s annual Five-in-Five series, which looks at the “five innovations that will change how people work, live and play over the next five years.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Energy, Health, Invention, Research, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Siri becomes Santa’s latest helper in new Apple ad

A new holiday season-themed ad from Apple, Santa calls on Siri for help.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Facebook, Google, Twitter and the Internet knockoff economy

Nearly every week it seems like Google introduces a new product that emulates one already popular with Internet users. And they’re not alone.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Why is Bill Gates selling nuclear tech to China?

Something feels wrong about seeing him launch a new chapter in his tech career in China and not the U.S.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Energy, Invention, Technology

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Robert Noyce gets a Google Doodle

Silicon Valley luminary Robert Noyce is honored with a Google Doodle celebrating what would have been his 84th birthday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:40 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, The Arts

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Eric Ries on innovation, education, the auto industry and movies

Eric Ries sat down with the Post’s Michelle Williams to discuss education, the auto industry and the lies movies tell.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Video, Technology, Research, Invention, Entrepreneurship, Education

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Occupy Wall Street and the high cost of the technology revolution

Two MIT authors write about the role the technology revolution has played in the rapid growth income dispartiy.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Successful and aspiring entrepreneurs gather worldwide

Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off Monday, with aspiring and successful entrepreneurs gathering at events worldwide.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Invention, Technology, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Veterans Day: Our veterans need more than compassion. They need our imagination

One would be hard pressed to find a community more deserving of America’s collective imagination and innovation than our veterans.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Invention, Technology

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Build your own smell-O-Web robot

A new invention from the folks at Mint Digital Foundry could make the Web an olfactory experience.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Invention, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011

We’re closer to mind-reading than you may think

Recent discoveries show that, when it comes to mind control, we’re closer than one might think.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Race debate over Silicon Valley documentary heats up on Twitter

The latest installment in CNN’s “Black in America” series inspires debates, but also shows the medium’s limits.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:28 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Cybersecurity and the missing sense of urgency

Lawmakers and cybersecurity experts gathered Wednesday to discuss the ever-present threat and the need for greater urgency and preparedness.

By Melissa Steffan  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Netflix, Apple and the rocky road to living room innovation

Steve Jobs said he “cracked” the code for an Apple television, while Netflix struggles to remain viable.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Beyond the ‘two revolutions’

What if the goals of Occupy Wall Street and Silicon Valley converged?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Technology, Video, Invention

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011

A new age in monitoring infrastructure

New technologies may allow for “always-on” monitoring of the nation’s aging infrastructure.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Invention, Research, Technology, Urban Development

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011

iPhone 5 and the collective imagination

Fans, detractors and satirists alike contribute their ideas about what to expect from Apple for years before a new product launch.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011

How to create a nonprofit in Silicon Valley

Ednovo’s Prasad Ram has done what few have sought to do — create a technology nonprofit in the heart of Silicon Valley.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Zuckerberg lays down the law: One timeline to rule them all

Facebook’s relentlessly-hyped, celebrity-studded f8 developer conference is starting to rival Apple.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Innovation and the brotherhood of the Valley

Touring Silicon Valley and meeting with the area’s leaders, you see almost immediately that there is an hierarchy similar to a university class structure or a fraternity.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Enter, “The Nose”

A new technology gives people with food allergies reason to cheer.

By Melissa Steffan  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Technology, Invention, Health, Video

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Demo vs. TechCrunch Disrupt

Innovator of the Week | Two of Silicon Valley’s big fall conferences compete for the title.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Innovator of the Week

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011

The Orion capsule begins to take shape

NASA may have shut down the space shuttle program, but the quest to explore space continues.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovator of the Week, Invention, Technology, Research, Morning Read

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2011

USA 2001 vs. USA 2011

Innovator of the Week | Did 9/11 impair our ability to, at our fullest potential, explore what’s next?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovator of the Week, Invention

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Wal-Mart vs. RankMyHack.com

It’s the establishment against the anti-establishment this week.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:52 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

The underground venture capital economy

At a time when the above-ground economy seems to be stuck in perpetual neutral, something very interesting is happening in the underground, VC economy.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Innovations in death

Burying or cremating your loved ones — no longer your only options.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:57 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011

It’s official: Hacking has been gamified

The creation of a leader board interface for the world’s top hackers has officially introduced gamification into the world of hacking.

By Brian D. Fung  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Cornell lab discovers chatbot doesn’t get along with itself (video)

Scientists at Cornell’s Creative Machines Lab let a chatbot have a conversation with itself. The result was a bit strange.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:56 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Steve Jobs vs. Thomas Edison

Innovator of the Week | The comparison between the two inventors has often been made. Now, we pit them against one another.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Invention, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Stubblebine: Lift is not a variation on Twitter

Tony Stubblebine, one half of the “Lift” founding team, shares some new details about the project.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Invention, Morning Read

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Libyan rebels get high-tech eyes in the sky on Gaddafi forces (video)

Two Canadian firms are giving Libyan rebels a drone that lets them see their enemies without being seen.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Robots and the end of war as we know it

Technological advancement and market demand are converging when it comes to military robotics.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovations, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011

MIT, Stanford students communicate through ‘wormhole’

An MIT alum created a unique system to allow students to communicate across the country, face-to-face on a casual basis.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Research, Technology, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Hewlett-Packard vs. IBM

Innovator of the week | Hewlett-Packard and IBM both made major breakthroughs this week, although of drastically different types.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Invention, Technology, Research

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Stephen Colbert’s head gets launched into space (video)

The folks at 3D-printer company MakerBot launched an electric-green 3D print of the comedian’s head into space.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011

The tipping point for Internet education?

Knewton, the company behind the Web-based customizeable education platform, thinks it is.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Solar light bulb sheds light on social entre­pre­neur­ship model

An inventor has created a solar-powered LED light bulb, but he’s not giving it away for free.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 08/12/2011

The iTableous looks like an iPhone except it’s 40 inches long (video)

Benjamin Bachmeier has developed a 40-inch iPhone replica.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:34 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, Video, Invention, Technology

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Innovator of the week: Verizon vs. Uncle Sam

The Innovator of the Week | Both Verizon and the government announced innovation initiatives, but both are dealing with staffing problems.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Get ready for the new era of manufacturing

Dominic Basulto | The future of manufacturing in America may look completely different from the way that you imagine it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/10/2011

New technology may mean bad news for criminals (video)

A new gel provides the power of a microscope for a fraction of the cost.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011

‘I now pronounce you husband and wife,’ said the computer (video)

Miguel Hanson and Diana Wesley decided to tie the knot in front of Rev. Bit, a virtual Minster on a computer screen.

By Frank Yonkof  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Scientists create robot that thinks for itself (video)

Scientists in Japan are developing a robot that can learn from its surroundings and solve specific problems that it is not programmed to solve.

By Frank Yonkof  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/02/2011

For GM’s EN-V, it’s hurry up and wait

The automaker continues to deny rumors that its autonomous vehicle, the EN-V, is anywhere near production.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, Invention, Technology, Urban Development, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Medical records get Uncle Sam’s permission to meet iPad app (#nexthealth)

How would you feel if your doctor walked into the examination room with an iPad?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/28/2011

10 ventures chosen to give COMMON Pitch

One team wants to make affordable public showers for the homeless. COMMON Pitch may be its chance to realize that dream.

By Emi Kolawole and Frank Yonkof  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts, Video, Urban Development

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Is U.S. innovation experiencing death by patent?

Patents have been popping up in the news quite a bit over the last few weeks. As the economy continues to stumble along, companies and investors are working even harder to find ways to make a profit. This includes enforcing their patents.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Student receives $10,000 grant to create more efficient solar panels

Eden Full is only 19, yet the Princeton University student has come up with a way to make solar panels 40 percent more efficient.

By Frank Yonkof  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Invention, Energy

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/22/2011

NASA vs. China

Innovator of the Week | Who was the greater innovator this week? Was it NASA or China?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Innovator of the Week, Technology

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Apple’s OS X Lion is the new king of the technology jungle

Ideas@Innovations | The greatest innovations from Apple are not always obvious.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Invention, Technology

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Toyota developing new technology that avoids a collision when you can’t

Toyota is developing technology that will take control of your car before you crash, veering it to safety before impact.

By Frank Yonkof  |  10:49 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011

The IdeasLab: Where Big ideas meet big problems

A new interactive feature from The World Economic Forum peels back the curtain on their IdeasLab.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Research, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011

What startups can learn from News of the World

The morning read | GigaOm’s Om Malik writes that transparency is a transformative force.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Research, Technology, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Fighting Kudzu with helium (video)

A 17-year old appears to have discovered a way to kill the aggressive vine without harming the surrounding plants and wildlife.

By Frank Yonkof  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Tech companies and the magic of the invitation

The morning read | Technology companies are taking advantage of the invitation-only marketing approach.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, The Arts, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Google’s a big infrastructure spender

The morning read | Why Google spent nearly $1 billion on infrastructure and college students build what may be the next generation of Foursquare.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011

University lab chiefs confront innovation challenges

The heads of some of the nation’s major university laboratories gathered in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 07/12/2011

The ultimate Rube Goldberg photo shoot

Who said taking photographs should be simple?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:03 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, #Quirky, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011

South Sudan: live-blogging the birth of a nation; what Google+ is worth to Google; gazing past the iPhone 5; the 2012 African innovation prize; GAIA’s billion-pixel galaxy camera

The morning read | The birth of The Republic of South Sudan was welcomed with a live blog. Also, more on Google+, GAIA, the rumored iPhone 5 and the 2012 African Innovation Prize.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/08/2011

The do-it-yourself health-care revolution gets a boost

Ideas@Innovations | If government, or the private sector, won’t give us an innovative health-care system, the people will create it themselves.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Will Facebook’s Skype chat beat out Google+ hangouts; re-inventing capitalism; kids are predicting the Internet’s future; Japan’s lunar tech discovery

The morning read | The ‘awesome’ announcement has arrived, but will it trump Google+?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, Research, Morning Read

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

The driverless car: Innovation on autopilot

Ideas@Innovations | Google’s unorthodx approach to innovation has led the company to its next big idea: Driverless cars.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Brookings and Aspen Ideas Festival take on immigration

The morning read | Brookings and The Aspen Ideas Festival take on immigration.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Invention, Education

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/27/2011

DARPA chief Regina Dugan: ‘Failure is okay for us’

DARPA’s former chief, Regina Dugan, on accepting failure.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Apple co-founder Wozniak: The androids are coming, let’s hope they’re nice (video)

The pick-u-up | Steve Wozniak on the the android takeover, and a high school principal reveals his super-hero secret identity.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:17 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Aimi Eguchi unmasked: The newest threat to Justin Bieber’s pop supremacy?

Ideas@Innovations | Aimi Eguchi may be the greatest threat to flesh-and-blood pop stars’ supremacy.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:58 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Ready, Fire, Aim: The revolution will be photographed

Ideas@Innovations | Lytro’s revolutionary, but it may be lost on the hipster photographers of today who want their photos to look older — not younger.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Technology, The Arts, Dominic Basulto, Video

Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 06/22/2011

The Afghanistan war and America’s innovation future

Ideas@Innovations | Has the Afghanistan war held America back or helped it move forward?

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:47 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Invention, Research, Technology

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Clique: The next generation of online dating?

Clique is making ripples in New York City. Is it the next generation of online dating?

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology