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Innovations: April, 2012

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/30/2012

‘Staying calm is stupid’: Video calls on Hollywood to end stereotypes of African men (video)

Video | The non-profit Mama Hope produced a video calling for an end to the stereotypes of African men in popular films and television.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Video | Tags:  Mama Hope, African, Entertainment

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Billy Joel praises 6-year-old Ethan Walmark playing ‘Piano Man’ (UPDATED)

VIDEO | A 6-year-old plays Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” and the video goes viral online.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Arts, Video, The Lunch Break

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

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

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

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

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Google and the myth of first-mover advantage

“First mover advantage” is being replaced by a new model.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/25/2012

‘Geek’ gets a new definition

Becky Chambers writes a new definition of “geek” for The Mary Sue.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012

More than cheers, girls in STEM fields need mentors and sponsors

An astronaut, software engineer, college president and student walk into the White House...and they’re all women — no joke.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Video, Education, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012

The networks of evil

The “axis of evil” may have been replaced by dictatorships’ use of new media technology to opress their people.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Goats: The secret cure to malaria?

WaPo Labs | Could milk from a certain kind of goat be a cure for malaria?

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Health, The Lunch Break

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

Does Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver really exist?

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

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

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Which book would you give someone who has never owned a book?

Many of us are able to read books on a screen, even as there are children who have never owned a book.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Does hacktivism mean the end of ideology?

What if hacktivism had the potential to erode traditional notions of national ideology?

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:15 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Inner peace in the palm of your hand

What if your mobile device could help you find inner peace and guarantee you always have sweet dreams?

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/17/2012

From a virtual Tupac to a healing force: Innovation and hip-hop

The hip-hop scene may be a source of inspiration for those seeking to innovate.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton and Ryan Gosling: Memes are the new sound bite

Don’t be surprised if the sound bite fight transforms into a battle for the mightiest meme.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:37 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, The Lunch Break, #Quirky

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 04/12/2012

The silly argument against ‘stupid games’

What if so-called “stupid games,” such as Angry Birds and Words with Friends are making us smarter?

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:42 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Instagram, Facebook and a prediction about Brazil

Vivek Wadhwa predicted that the next Mark Zuckerberg could come from Brazil.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology

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

How a DJ pops a wheelie (video)

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

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

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Google’s Project Glass gets an ad makeover (Video)

A video posted on YouTube splices Google’s AdWords into the company’s Project Glass preview.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Arts, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Student loan debt: Can these innovations save America’s workforce?

Can peer-to-peer lending and a free online education save the American workforce?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, The Lunch Break

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

Google glasses get a preview (VIDEO)

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

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

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Kinect-ing grains of sand: Art, technology, music and the creation of a sand dancer

A video marries dance and music with Microsoft’s Kinect technology to create art.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, The Arts, Video, Technology | Tags:  Kinect

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 04/03/2012

This is one way to watch Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’

Video | One artist used the footage from the film to create a panorama, time-lapsed video of the film.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:50 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, Video, #Quirky

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 03:09 PM ET, 04/02/2012

VIDEO: Stop-motion illustration of Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man and the Sea’

Video | A stop-motion animation combines hand-drawn art and music to depict Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Lunch Break, Video, #Quirky, The Arts

 

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