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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Why everything new isn’t an innovation

Just because something is new doesn’t mean it should be touted as an innovation.

By Matt McFarland  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014

From Bubble Wrap to mushrooms: One company’s journey to package things better

New innovations have chipped away at Bubble Wrap’s place in the packaging world.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, newsletter, Technology

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Five innovations IBM expects will change our world

IBM releases its annual predictions of five areas of human life that will never be the same.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:07 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/10/2013

The best innovations of 2013

A look back at the year in drones, space travel, 3D printers and burgers grown in labs.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Hydrogen-powered cars? Get excited.

Electric cars have dominated the recent discussion of auto innovations, but fuel cells deserve attention too.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:28 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Air bags for cyclists, an outspoken alarm clock and more

FREAK-FILLED FRIDAY | The latest new and odd news including air bags for bikes and a bus you control.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:16 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 10/28/2013

There’s a car in Belgium that draws portraits

Plenty of people in the auto industry are searching for innovations. Only one just made a car that draws portraits.

By Matt McFarland  |  05:09 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Six insights from Booz & Company’s 2013 innovations report

China is rising, Japan is falling and smartphones are ground zero for innovation.

By Matt McFarland  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Siemen’s Eric Spiegel on a stronger STEM pipeline

Where are the jobs? In STEM fields.

By innovations  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CEOs talk STEM innovation

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Jorge Benitez: Are you a standout math student? ‘I’ll hire you tomorrow’

Video: Where the jobs are for today’s graduates

By innovations  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CEOs talk STEM innovation

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Sajan Pillai: STEM ‘the prosperity mechanism’ for the world

Video: Where are the jobs for today’s graduates?

By innovations  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CEOs talk STEM innovation

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Al Bunshaft at STEMconnector: Math, science ‘indispensable for innovation’

Video: How critical is STEM education and innovation for job growth?

By innovations  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CEOs talk STEM innovation

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 08/16/2013

A new chapter for Innovations

On leaving Innovations for "a hub for innovators" -- Stanford's d.school.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:56 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/31/2013

A new look at the Andromeda Galaxy and Trask Industries gets a Web site (Innovations in 5)

A new look at the Andromeda galaxy, and the new promotional Web site for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past".

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Space, Video

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/18/2013

There goes the house of cards

Here are five stories we're following today on Innovations, including the historic Emmy nominations for Netflix's original show "House of Cards".

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Paul Graham's important message for entrepreneurs and users (Innovations in 5)

Paul Graham's piece on doing things "that don't scale" is making the rounds, while Zipcar is moving its HQ.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 07/09/2013

NASA releases proposed goals for 2020 Mars rover mission

Innovations in 5 | A team submitted its final report to NASA recommending goals for the 2020 mission to Mars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:20 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Video

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Buck up, America. It's going to get better.

Column | Things may still look less-than-great for the U.S. right now, but Wadhwa predicts that situation will change as new innovations take hold.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  09:53 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Futurism, Technology

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Innovations in 5: The NSA, Google Glass and evolving surveillance

Innovations in 5 | The anti-NSA protests took place on July 4th. Meanwhile, a fight and arrest was captured on Google Glass.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:23 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Galex space telescope goes dark

Innovations in 5 | A space telescope goes dark and Melinda Gates offers her thoughts in innovation in Africa during the president's visit.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Ryan Gosling and now Taylor Swift: The feminist remixing of celebrity identity

Innovations in 5 | When it comes to celebrity image control, the playing field is leveling a bit for fans.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:09 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Agriculture, Design, Engineering, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Why not make your office more like the corner coffee shop?

Innovations in 5 | Can going the way of the cafe improve a company's innovation potential?

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:34 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Employment, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Gliding down Martian sand dunes 'on cushions of gas' and Google, Burberry send kisses

Innovations in 5 | A new discovery on Mars and Google teams up with Burberry to send kisses.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:27 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Report highlights STEM workers who often go ignored

Innovations in 5 | A new report shows many who contribute to the STEM economy are going unnoticed.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Verizon, the NSA and our digital deluge-induced paralysis (Innovations in 5)

Innovations in 5 | Verizon customers are taking to the company's message boards to voice their anger, frustration and ... nonchalance? Also, a new Mr. Rogers remix from PBS and an eight-week plan for learning how to code.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Is the doughnut innovation craze getting (deliciously) out of control?

Innovations in 5 | Have you heard about the new foie-gras mousse-suffed donut? No? Well, it exists. We also take a look at RedditGifts.com, productivity tips from Nikola Tesla and Buzz Aldrin singing (but not really) "She Blinded Me With Science."

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:07 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 06/04/2013

The White House takes on patent trolls and a look at a large coronal hole

Here's what we're reading/watching today.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:59 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Innovations in 5: Are you happier today than you were two years ago?

We take a look at Harris Poll's Happiness Index, while Solar Impulse continues to make its way across the country, and the speculation over the next Doctor Who kicks into high gear.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Innovations in 5: A 'techie superhero' has his 'moment;' a base jump from the face of Everest

Elon Musk's "moment" is now. We also take a look at what may be the highest base jump ever.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Innovations in 5: Mary Meeker on wearables, China, and the Internet trends to watch

Mary Meeker's Internet trends report has landed, and it highlights what we can learn from China in terms of innovation, and how we like to share and use our data.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:04 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Innovations in 5: Letters for start-up dummies, Tim Cook at D11, and the science of crime

The Apple founder was at All Things D; Andy Dunn has open letters to the "dumb founder" and the "dumb VC;" and the Public Lab is seeking funding for an affordable infrared camera.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:56 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/28/2013

NASA's solar-electric propulsion engine and a real-world lightsaber (sort of)

NASA reveals an image of a solar-electric propulsion thruster currently in development and a video shows a powerful hand-held laser that appears to work a lot like a lightsaber.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Space, Technology

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Innovations in 5: Taxes, immigration and counterterrorism -- a week of calls for change

From immigration reform, to the IRS and corporate tax code hearings, this was a week full of calls for change.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Immigration, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Innovations in 5: An ailing Everest, unhappy CIOs and Jennifer Lopez's mobile shopping experience

An 80 year old has climbed Mt. Everest, and Jennifer Lopez has a new mobile storefront experience for the Hispanic community.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Social media in the wake of the Oklahoma tragedy

Social media in wake of the Oklahoma tragedy

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Health-care training and data storage innovations featured at Silicon Valley conference

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:25 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Technology

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Yahoo, Tumblr and the creativity-failure nexus

Yahoo makes the Tumblr acquisition official, and a cinematic innovation summit is coming to Dubai.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Innovations in 5: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and augmented 3D printing

The reviews are coming in for "Star Trek Into Darkness," and a new application combines the worlds of augmented reality with 3D printing.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:51 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Innovations in 5: Skylab turns 40 today

America's first space station turns 40 today, Angeline Jolie reveals that she has undergone a double mastectomy and Google releases a video exploring the potential for Glass.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:40 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Space, Technology

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Innovations in 5: Chris Hadfield's 'Space Oddity' and Bill Gates on his final visit with Steve Jobs

Commander Chris Hadfield returns from the international space station later today, but before he left he recorded David Bowie's "Space Oddity."

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:12 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Innovations in 5: 3D printers don't make guns, people do

Could the debate over 3D-printed guns freeze the 3D printing industry? Innovations in 5 addresses this as well as the space walk scheduled to fix a leak on the international space station.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:14 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Innovations in 5: 'Wait, what now?!' is the new normal, and the long wait for 'Ender's Game'

An analysis in Harvard Business Review on why volatility is the new normal and a look at the popular trailer for "Ender's Game" -- a film that isn't due out until November.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Employment, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Innovations in 5: Saul Bass gets a Doodle and the other Charles Ramsey meme

The Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of graphic designer Saul Bass, and another meme is emerging around Charles Ramsey. And, yes, we've seen the ad with two Spocks.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:36 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Innovations in 5: Superpowers, super brains and supercomputers

You have superpowers and you probably don't realize it. Also, there's some interesting work being done to give computers the power of the human brain.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:24 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Innovations in 5: Google Glass gets the SNL treatment; 3D printed gun fired in U.S.

Saturday Night Live skewered Google Glass over the weekend; the BBC reports that the first 3D-printed gun has been fired in the U.S.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:15 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Innovations in 5: Google Glass app lets you take a picture with a wink

A developer has created an app that lets you take a picture with a wink using Google Glass, and a company has robots undertaking the labor-intensive work of mosaic creation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:12 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Manufacturing, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Innovations in 5: Watch the world's smallest stop-motion film

IBM has made the world's smallest stop-motion film and Tim Cook will be attending the All Thing D Conference this year.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Employment, Innovations in 5, Manufacturing, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Harvard's Ash Center announces 'Top 25 Innovations in Government'

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation releases its Top 25 Innovations in Government list. See what made the cut.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:03 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Health, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Innovations in 5: The Web turns 20

The World Wide Web turns 20 today; there are some interesting findings on the power of conspiracy theories, and a post on how to prevent burn out.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:21 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Innovations in 5: Of God and Iron Man

What can physics say about God, and how do you become Iron Man? Two questions are addressed in today's innovations headlines.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Innovations in 5: Can your calendar plan your social life?

A new app promises to plan your social life and Robert Scoble says there's no real, "proper etiquette" when using Google Glass in the bathroom.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Energy, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Innovations spring cleaning: We get a new look

We're Ideas@Innovations no more, and there's been a change to our Twitter handle. Follow us now at @innovations.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Editor's Corner, Social Media

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/23/2013

What if Moore’s Law applied to humans as well?

Even the humans of the near future may look nothing like today’s humans.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Leap Motion teams up with HP to bundle and embed 3D motion tech in products

HP will bundle and embed Leap Motion’s 3D motion tech with its products, the companies announced Tuesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/22/2013

The maker movement gets a menagerie

Grand St. curates creative technologies, offering a selective shopping mall for the DIY set.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/15/2013

This is what we need to fight the ‘super-bugs’

The prescription is innovation — and lots of it — in antibiotics research.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/13/2013

The conclave, cathedral and bazaar: Why we don’t need smoking chimneys anymore

Religion is no longer just an institution — it is also a form of code for telling us how to live our lives to the fullest.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2013

SXSW 2013 in Leaps and Beams

From Leap Motion to board games and even Mayor Vincent Gray, the conference isn’t enormous — it’s ginormous.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2013

What to do at SXSW: The innovations edition

Will this be the year when the maker movement trumps apps and makes its mark?

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/05/2013

The fate of the modern ideas festival

When it comes to today’s ideas festivals, it’s much like the film industry: there are indies and blockbusters.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/28/2013

MacArthur Foundation awards millions to 13 organizations for ‘creativity and effectiveness’

The Foundation awarded millions to nonprofits including StoryCorps and American Documentary.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Is this the year everybody gets hacked?

We’re very close to being pulled into the world’s first cyber-war and, right now, the Chinese appear to have the upper hand.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Why mapping the human brain matters

Entirely new companies may emerge, offering futuristic services such as cosmetic brain surgery or “total recall.”

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013

The ‘E’ in STEM gets its moment

Engineers who pioneered many technologies we now take for granted gathered in Washington.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Innovation for the ‘one percent’

We can do better than view innovation through the lens of the political left and right.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Kids ask the darndest things at White House STEM event

At a White House-organized event, kids showcase real concern over and interest in the nature of STEM education.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/12/2013

Why you’re not working on an asteroid shield

Given the potential ramifications of an asteroid striking Earth, why aren’t more people working on an asteroid shield?

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Are you the Psy of American democracy? Competition offers cash prize for new ideas to strengthen nation’s democratic systems

A competition offers cash prizes for new ideas around strengthening America’s democratic institutions.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Can Super Bowl ads still infect the Internet?

So why is it so hard to go viral on the Internet?

By Dominic Basulto  |  05:30 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/29/2013

North Korea: Make tweets, not war

It may sound like a slogan from the 1960s, but it’s actually more relevant now than the original version was then.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Study: We’re measuring productivity wrong

A Brookings study outlines policy proposals to create an “innovation-based economy.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/09/2013

‘Wouldn’t it be better if ... ’ there was a better suggestion box? Enter Betterific.

A new platform, Betterific, seeks to be the universal suggestion box of the future.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 11/27/2012

The future of health care, now in 3D!

3D printing might disrupt an industry that has so far shown to be fairly disruption-proof: the health-care industry.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:05 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Voting in an era of information abundance

The glut of information makes informed voting even more difficult than it once was. What does that mean for the decisions we make?

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Oak Ridge and NVIDIA unveil Titan supercomputer

A new high performance computer stands to further cement the nation’s supercomputing lead.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:01 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Felix Baumgartner lands after flying faster than the speed of sound

Felix Baumgartner reached some 833 mph on his 24-mile dive from the edge of space.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:07 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/07/2012

‘Star Trek’ Google doodle celebrates series’ 46th anniversary

A new doodle celebrates the show’s 46th anniversary.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, The Arts, Video, #Quirky

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 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 07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012

App.net and the myth of the social network do-over

App.net is the latest in a growing line of Facebook and Twitter alternatives. But can it succeed?

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Is this what superhuman looks like?

Oscar Pistorius may not have won gold, but he has forever changed the definition of the Olympic athlete.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Olympics 2012 and the tyranny of now

The Olympics is showing how much our lifestyle clock has changed. But here’s the question: Are you “synchronous” or “asynchronous”?

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read

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 01:00 PM ET, 07/10/2012

DARPA, George Mason seek ‘trailblazers’ for eight-week Innovation House Study program

The program would provide eight teams an opportunity to work on visual and geospatial analysis.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Josh Klein on finding and exploring hidden connections: ‘Start with what you're curious in’

Technology consultant Josh Klein answers five questions about innovation, including how to find hidden connections.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012

IBM, Livermore Laboratories announce new partnership, third-party services

A new partnership gives third parties an opportunity to leverage some of the world’s fastest computers and brightest minds.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012

The low-wage ‘genius’ of Apple

Does Microsoft have an opening to compete with Apple via the wages of its storefront employees?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Mobile: The health-care fix we’ve been waiting for?

A new study paints an updated picture of the mobile health landscape.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Technology

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 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 08:00 AM ET, 03/14/2012

‘Star Wars: Identities’ exhibit asks, “What forces shape you?”

A new exhibit appearing in April will feature art from and inspired by the Star Wars series in an effort to explore human identity.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Iran and the era of cyber infection

Will hackers and cyber-activists in hooded sweatshirts determine the future of war?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Jeremy Lin: Could STEM advocates catch ‘Linmania’?

The basketball star has a degree in economics from one of the world’s most elite universities, and he’s not shy about it.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Adam Lashinsky on peeling back Apple’s skin

Adam Lashinsky’s new book, “Inside Apple,” takes a peeler to the company, going beyond the legacy of Steve Jobs to analyze how a company with constantly moving walls and changing security checkpoints turned into a powerhouse for consumer technology innovation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/28/2012

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent on young people, unemployment and ‘cracking the code for growth’

Muhtar Kent doesn’t expect Coca-Cola to be alone when it comes to bolstering youth involvement in the World Economic Forum.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davos, Coca-Cola, World Economic Forum

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Davos: Millennial’s message to the young: ‘We have a place at the table’

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012

From corruption to discourse, Millennials finish first full day in Davos

The World Economic Forum’s youngest group gathered for its first day in Davos, Switzerland.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012

The Global Shapers: Millennials convene at World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos

The World Economic Forum annual meeting begins on Jan. 25, and Millennials will have a special place at the gathering.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, 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 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 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 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 06:00 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Campfire Labs co-founders discuss Groupon acquisition: “The deal is closed”

Campfire Labs’ co-founders discuss their deal with the daily-deals site.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/24/2011

China, Russia and the new digital spy game

We have entered a new era of cyberwarfare that is strangely reminiscent of the Cold War.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

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 07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk discusses how innovations are changing arts advocacy

As policymakers and experts debate about how best to increase U.S. competitiveness, Robin Bronk’s job is to make sure the arts stay in the discussion.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Morning Read, The Arts

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 07:00 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Newt Gingrich, can the Internet trust you?

The GOP presidential hopeful’s story may play well in Iowa, but what about on the Internet?

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology

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

Innovator of the year 2011

Poll | Now you have the chance to vote for the person, place or thing that was the most innovative, or went the furthest in inspiring innovation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovator of the Week

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011

The Internet’s culture of nonviolent retaliation

Where will we draw the line when it comes to the way we protect our civilians and government leaders?

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Warren Buffett and why IBM is just like a railroad

In real life, as in the board game Monopoly, railroads are valuable properties. Just ask Warren Buffett.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Energy, Health, Morning Read, Technology, Video

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, 11/15/2011

The Supreme Court could put health-care innovation on life support

OPINION | The Supreme Court’s decision could make it even more difficult to innovate in the health-care arena.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Is Stephen Colbert’s ‘Super PAC’ innovative or dangerous?

The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Kathleen Hall Jamieson spoke with the Post about where Colbert might go astray.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Video, Technology, Education

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

U.N. Population Fund Exec.Director: ‘I wish them interesting lives’

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of U.N. Population Fund, spoke with the Washington Post about what to expect in a world of 8 billion people.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Energy, Health, Morning Read, Technology, Urban Development

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 10:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Curing the Gen Y student loan hangover

OPINION | President Obama made an important first step in fixing the nation’s student loan problem. But is it enough?

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Beyond 7 billion: Innovation and the future of population growth

The world population is scheduled to reach 7 billion at the end of October. But what about a world of 8 billion?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Health, Urban Development

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Mary Meeker: Web 2.0 requires economy 2.0

OPINION | Meeker reminds us that the bullish case for tech only makes sense when there is a bullish case for the economy.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Dominic Basulto, 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, 10/21/2011

Could trimming the fat get the U.S. back on track?

OPINION | It’s not just the U.S. economy that’s sick and overweight, apparently it’s the workers, too.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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, 10/19/2011

Can innovators learn to slum it?

Innovators have been focusing on the top 10 percent for years. A new exhibit shows what happens when they focus on the other 90 percent.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Jordan’s King Abdullah calls meeting on job creation in the Arab World

Jordan’s King Abdullah has called for a meeting to debate how best to spur economic growth in the region.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Morning Read, Business, Education

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Digital deterrents: Preventing a Pearl Harbor of cyberspace

The Internet has become the back door and front door to controlling nearly every aspect of our national infrastructure.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Khosla Ventures new $1.05 billion fund means good news for clean tech

Khosla Ventures has raised $1.05 billion for a new fund, roughly half of which will be used to invest in clean technology.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Energy, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Where new media and religion meet

A new social media tool has emerged for Christian worshipers, as Twitter increases its outreach to religious communities.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Moscow’s new high-tech hub: Riddle, mystery or enigma?

Russia’s version of Silicon Valley - an “innovation city” built from scratch on the outskirts of Moscow - is finally starting to take shape.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, 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 07:00 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Report: U.S. should ‘like’ Latin America’s ‘friend’-ing social media

A new report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee shows how Latin America’s adoption of social media is a good thing for the U.S.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Banking on a new generation of payment alternatives

If you feel trapped by rising debit-card swipe fees, here are some options that may have banks reconsidering their next move.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Amazon, Facebook and the evolution of privacy

Is privacy getting in the way of innovation when it comes to creating the latest, greatest digital products?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Silicon Valley and the next $100 billion stimulus

A handful of companies in the technology sector are sitting on a combined cash hoard of over $100 billion.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Dominic Basulto, 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 02:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011

A time-lapse tour of San Francisco (video)

Filmed between June 2010 and August 19, 2011, in San Francisco, this video, created by videographer Wesley Townsend Kitten, uses digital, time-lapse photography to showcase the city.

By Melissa Steffan  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011

If Washington had a Klout score, what would it be?

We asked Klout CEO and cofounder Joe Fernandez for Washington’s number.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read

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 12:03 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Out of the Valley and into the Alley

Consider that some of the most exciting new start-ups over the past two years have been companies like Foursquare, Etsy, Tumblr, Gilt Groupe, Boxee and Kickstarter - all of which got their start in New York.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Ideas@Innovations is in Silicon Valley

We’re teaming up with the Post’s On Leadership this week to cover some of the region’s most innovative leaders.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/19/2011

The intelligence community gets social

The intelligence community is beginning to ramp up their effort to track open intelligence via social media.

By Brian Fung  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Say ‘good-bye’ to ‘too big to fail’

The FDIC, Federal Reserve and Financial Stability Oversight Council have united on the mandatory creation of "living wills" for the largest banks in the country.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011

AARP makes its presence known at Demo 2011

AARP’s senior vice president of thought leadership, Jody Holtzman, has his reasons for being there — all 78 million of them.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Innovations, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

The starvation of America’s middle class

When you think “world hunger,” you probably think of far-off places. Think again.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Health, Morning Read, Urban Development

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011

PayPal co-founder: Innovation ‘between dire straits and dead’

Max Levchin and fellow co-founder Peter Thiel had some tough words for Silicon Valley at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Technology

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 06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

The Postal Service’s path from zero to hero

The U.S. Postal Service is clearly in need of a radical overhaul, and it can be done.

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

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Has the U.S. lost the will to compete?

The United States dropped in the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness rankings for a third consecutive year.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011

The Groupon IPO’s delayed. Whither the social media bubble?

Groupon is reportedly delaying its IPO. What does that mean for the oft-mentioned social media bubble?

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

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

Welcome to your curated Web, courtesy of corporate America

The amount of content online is growing, and with it comes the need for a new kind of information gatekeeper.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, The Arts

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 09/02/2011

9/11 memories and voices: a new kind of sharing

Innovations | We don’t share our memories the way we once did, but a world that, perhaps, could not hear you on 9/11 can hear you now.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:55 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Arts, Video

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 06:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Should résumés replace school transcripts?

Is it time to replace school transcripts with résumés?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Don’t hate the new player, hate the new game

The video game industry has undergone a transformation, allowing new kinds of games to come to the fore. Their introduction means the rise of a new type of player, according to a new study.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Carnovsky paper: Wallpaper that changes with the light

The paper that changes under red, green or blue light is on display at a bar in London

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, Morning Read

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Have a panel idea for SXSW 2012? Congratulations, so does everyone else.

There are over 3,000 panel ideas for SXSW. That is a lot. But is it over the top?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011

The Internet is whatever you want it to be

If you’re online, you’re probably in a bubble and you don’t even realize it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Video, Morning Read

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 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 06:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011

A new era of hiring

Companies are meeting an urgent need by breaking down the walls to hiring by using peer-to-peer platforms.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Morning Read, Video

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, 08/19/2011

The web reacts to HP’s bombshell

Speculation is rampant as to what HP’s big announcement means for the company and the future of the PC.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Morning Read

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, 08/17/2011

Big ideas: Disruptive innovation and the patent war

We look at two pieces that bring together two popular innovation concepts: disruption and the ongoing patent war.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Why smart-grid analytics are a big deal

A new study shows the value of the smart grid data analytics industry is growing fast.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, 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 06:00 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 06:00 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Verizon opens Application Innovation Center

The new center was created to promote collaboration among developers of applications on the Verizon platform.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/10/2011

This is the Internet, do not power it down

As a giant self-replicating organism, the Web may not evolve the way we think it will.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/09/2011

DefCon opens its doors to pre-teen and teen hackers

DefCon opened its doors to teen and pre-teen hackers this year for the first time, since it was founded 18 years ago.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Education, Morning Read

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

The downgrading of America

What does the S&P downgrade and Morgan Stanley’s downgrade of LinkedIn mean for our innovation future?

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

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Let’s make a deal for an economic recovery

Could deal sites like Groupon help save the economy via America’s small businesses?

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Morning Read

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Goodbye debt ceiling debate, hello startup visas

The White House has a new series on their blog, and it’s all about entrepreneurs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Innovations in the fight against famine

As emergency aid is being sent to Somalia, efforts are underway to stem, if not reverse, the tide of world hunger.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Technology, Morning Read

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 01:00 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Marine Rye Barkott: ‘You don’t have to wait to make an impact’

Marine and author Rye Barkott addresses an audience at The RSA in England, arguing that a nation’s fundamental change can start from within.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/26/2011

The social movie is here. Welcome to ‘The Inside Experience’

The morning read | Intel and Toshiba launched a marketing campaign Monday in the form of a film that lets you in on the action.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Video, The Arts, Business

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 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 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 01:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Maajid Nawaz: We need an al-Qaeda for democracy

Video | In a TED talk in July, former Islamic extremist Maajid Nawaz discusses the reasons extremists appear to be so successful at spreading their message.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Lunch Break, Video

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 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, 07/08/2011

ISPs institute six-strike rule; did Facebook reveal its music service?; the shuttle program through the years; innovating the meat we eat; GE’s hipster history

The morning read | Leading internet service providers back a six-strike rule for alleged copyright infringers.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Video, Technology, Business

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 06:00 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Obama’s Twitter townhall (#AskObama); the end of unlimited data plans; tracking malaria cures; rescuing dying languages; an all-renewable island

The morning read | The president holds his Twitter townhall, while Verizon brings an end to unlimited data.

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

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/05/2011

The Global Innovation Index is out; tracking the big IPOs; decoding the term sheet; pilots get iPads; Prizes.org has arrived

The morning read | INSEAD released its global innovation index. But do we need one?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Craig Newmark launches charity competition for veterans; Justin Timberlake takes on MySpace; and Larry Summers joins a VC

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark starts a charity competition for veterans’ families.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, Morning Read, Technology

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

Google takes on Facebook; Zynga’s IPO advances; Twitter’s Stone steps back; Sprint’s Hesse throws ‘nukes’

Google takes on Facebook and deals a blow to RIM, Zynga gets a step closer to an IPO and Sprint CEO Hesse starts tossing “nukes.”

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