Innovations: Research


Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 10/24/2012

X-51A Waverider test failure likely caused by early fin release; fourth flight to happen in 2013

The Air Force announced the preliminary findings Wednesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:23 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Research

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Tony Stark may be fiction, but this Iron Man-type suit from NASA is the real deal (video)

Tony Stark may be fiction, but a suit being developed, in part, by NASA is very, very real.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/16/2012

‘Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match’ in Silicon Valley

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics show that, for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, matchmaking should be top-of-mind.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Research

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Curiosity team back to work on first scoop of Mars dirt

A bright object seen nearby has not derailed progress on the first scoop of soil on Mars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:43 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Research

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 10/10/2012

The cat is out of the box for quantum computing

The world of superfast quantum computing may be here sooner than we thought.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:08 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Research, Dominic Basulto

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 10/08/2012

NASA satellite detects signs of new black hole in Milky Way galaxy (video)

The Swift satellite identified a rare X-ray nova in September.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:05 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/06/2012

Mars rover Curiosity prepares for first soil scoop

The Mars rover is expected to make its first scoop Sunday, although plans are subject to change.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Bacteria that poop gold? Yep, that exists, and it’s in an art exhibit. (video)

It consumes toxic gold chloride and deposits nearly-pure gold.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research

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 03:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012

MD Anderson’s ‘Moon Shots’ effort draws on America’s dreams of space to find a cancer cure

The program is inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 ‘Moon speech.’

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Technology, Research, Video

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Economic Freedom of the World Report 2012: Hong Kong comes in first; U.S. ranks 18th

The Economic Freedom of the World report was released Tuesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:10 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research

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 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 07:01 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Mars rover Curiosity beams back first human voice from another planet, takes first ‘sniff’

The Mars Curiosity rover broadcast the first human voice from another planet, and took its first “sniff” of Mars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/23/2012

The Oatmeal raises over $900K towards Tesla museum for ‘the greatest geek who ever lived’ (updated)

Updated | The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman teamed up with the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Energy, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Mars rover Curiosity has first successful drive on Mars; Ray Bradbury honored

Far from a casual romp through the desert, the Mars Curiosity rover is preparing to go for its first drive in the depths of Gale crater.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:21 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/22/2012

NASA: From ‘Sputnik moment’ to ‘Curiosity flow’

The Mars Curiosity mission highlights the need for a new phrase to describe America’s continuing need to fuel research, development and innovation.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Research, Technology

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 04:52 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Is a moon colony on the horizon?

Imagine a machine that could build a 2,000 square foot home in under 24 hours. Imagine one that could do that on the surface of the moon?

By Benjamin Gottlieb and Sarah Parvini  |  04:52 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  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 01:19 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Mars Curiosity team members to do reddit AMA

Members of the Mars Curiosity team are heading over to reddit Thursday for an “Ask Me Anything.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:19 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Are there blue rocks on Mars?

A filter applied to images taken by the Mars Curiosity rover shows Mars through Earth-colored lenses.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology

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 02:03 PM ET, 08/13/2012

IBM announces research laboratory in Kenya

The company announced a new research laboratory, IBM Research — Africa, Monday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Research, Technology

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Obama to NASA Mars Curiosity rover team: Let me know ASAP if you find any Martians

The president congratulated the Mars rover Curiosity team during a call Monday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology

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

NASA Curiosity crew members hang out, discuss what’s next for the mission

Curiosity crew members joined The Washington Post for a Google hangout to discuss what’s next for the mission.

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

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

UCLA scientist discovers plate tectonics on Mars

Until now, Earth has been believed to be the only planet with plate tectonics.

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

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 12:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012

‘Mohawk Guy’ Bobak Ferdowsi takes your questions on NASA’s Curiosity mission

NASA mission controller Bobak Ferdowsi will join us live at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday to discuss NASA’s historic mission to Mars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Bobak Ferdowsi, aka ‘Mohawk Guy’ and STEM education’s new dream come true

On Wednesday, chat with NASA’s breakout Internet star, Bobak Ferdowsi, about the Mars Curiosity landing ... and his mohawk.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology, Research

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 12:49 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Mars rover Curiosity landing: Where to watch and what you’ll see

The Mars rover Curiosity is scheduled to land in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 6, and the landing will be broadcast on a Jumbotron in Times Square.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology, Video

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 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 01:51 PM ET, 07/17/2012

SpaceX, United Launch Services awarded multi-million dollar NASA contracts

Millions were awarded to SpaceX and United Launch Services to embark on new missions for the space agency.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Research

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Evidence of Higgs boson particle to be unveiled Wednesday

Researchers at CERN are the closest they’ve come to understanding the elusive particle.

By Gregory Thomas  |  01:28 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/26/2012

America’s other immigration problem: Report outlines contributions from highly-skilled immigrants

A new report outlines the contributions from highly skilled immigrants in tech research.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Research

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 06:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Rolex recognizes 5 ‘visionaries’

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise were announced Wednesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Venus transit: It’s not about the ‘spectacle’

The celebrated astrophysicist on what to look out for when observing the Venus transit.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:38 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Mary Meeker’s Internet trends report lands

The annual report by the Internet analyst and venture capital firm partner was announced at the D10 conference Wednesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Research

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Report: TechShop to team up with Defense Department, DARPA

The Defense Department and the popular DIY workshop chain will reportedly pair up.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:16 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Business

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 03:15 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Abraham Lincoln didn’t invent Facebook, says the guy who wrote the piece saying he did

Nate St.Pierre made up a story and the Internet practically lost its mind.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:15 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology, #Quirky

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 06:35 PM ET, 04/03/2012

The flying car: Are we there yet?

We’ve all wanted one, and it appears two companies have come one step closer to grasping one of engineering’s many Holy Grails.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:35 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Research, Technology, Video, #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 10:52 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Is neuroscience the new ‘Freakonomics’?

Today, neuroscience, not economics, may provide a better explanation for human behavior in the marketplace.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Harvard survey delivers more bad news for future of U.S. competitiveness

A survey of nearly 10,000 Harvard Business School alumni paints a picture of the U.S. in decline.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research, Video

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 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 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 11:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Harvard Business School tackles U.S. competitiveness

Professor and competitiveness expert, Michael E. Porter, spoke with the Post about the school’s latest undertaking.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 12/12/2011

The academics of Anonymous

If the word “doxing” makes you think of puppies you may want to start reading up on “hacktivism,” or online activism.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:07 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Technology, Video

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 09:10 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Simulated Mars mission ends; six ‘marsonauts’ released from capsule

Six volunteer astronauts were confined in a living space the size of a bus for 520 days.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:10 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Morning Read, Technology, Research

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 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, 10/20/2011

Technology, innovation and cracking the job-creation code

Experts convened in Washington Wednesday to discuss what America must do to win the high-tech innovation race and grow the nation’s economy in the process.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology, Video, Urban Development

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 07:30 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Diagnosing problem drinking via Facebook

New findings show that Facebook could be used to diagnose problem drinking in underage consumers.

By Melissa Steffan  |  07:30 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Research

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Failure or success: Which better inspires innovation?

Innovator of the Week | This week we take a look at which is better at inspiring innovation: success or failure.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:01 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Innovator of the Week, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Lawmakers hear testimony on immigration as study finds Indians may wait 70 years for green cards

A Judiciary subcommittee met as a study was released Wednesday showing an extraordinarily long wait-time for Indian immigrants seeking a green card.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology

Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Steve Jobs dies: Remembering a legacy (#SteveJobs)

In a statement on the company’s Web site, Apple announced that Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:25 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Research, Technology, Video

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 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 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, 08/24/2011

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 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 03:01 PM ET, 08/05/2011

DARPA vs. USCIS

INNOVATOR OF THE WEEK | This week it’s the cyber war versus immigration reform.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovator of the Week, Research, Technology

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 02:28 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Psychologist Paul Bloom on the source of pleasure

Simple pleasures tend to be astonishingly deep, argues psychologist Paul Bloom.

By Frank Yonkof and Emi Kolawole  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Video, The Lunch Break

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 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, 07/21/2011

Google Labs to close: Can Google still innovate?

Google Labs users are raising questions about whether the company will continue to be innovative.

By Frank Yonkof  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology, Research

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 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 06:00 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Save the bees, save the world

The morning read | As the number of honeybees continues to decline, scientists are working on making stronger bees.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Research, Technology, Video, Business

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011

A boost for HIV-AIDS research; communication for the disabled; eliminating a food desert; intelligence ACES; how Android beats iPhone

The morning read | HIV/AIDS research groups to receive $70 million over the next five years.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Research, Technology, Urban Development, Business, Health

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 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 08:04 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Former radicals gather at Google Ideas Summit Against Violent Extremism

We’re following the Post’s Allen McDuffee (@ThinkTankedWaPo) to get the latest on the Google Ideas Summit Against Radical Extremism in Dublin.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:04 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research

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 02:27 PM ET, 06/22/2011

The men and women who want to live forever

Ideas@Innovations | New technology may eliminate the Faustian bargains associated with prolonging life.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:27 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Technology, Research, The Arts, The Arts