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Innovations: July, 2012

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Siri, who’s going to win the Apple v. Samsung suit?

The author asks Siri what she thinks of the Apple v. Samsung patent lawsuit. Siri responds.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Olympics 2012: From birds to broadband

WAPO LABS | From the pigeon to the tweet, communicating the results of the Olympic Games has changed substantially since 776 B.C.

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Technology, #Quirky

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/27/2012

The 2012 Olympics: A challenge for cord cutters

For those in the U.S. without a cable or satellite subscription, getting live coverage of the Olympics may prove challenging.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Technology, Business

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Bob Ross remix from PBS: ‘Believe that you can do it, ‘cause you can do it’

Video | The late painter, famous for his public television show, is the latest PBS “icon” to be celebrated in a YouTube series.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:26 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Arts, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012

The AIDS cure: If only there were an app for that

Do the math and you’ll see why mobile phones are so important in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, Technology

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/26/2012

MakerBot’s mixtape, Minecraft’s creative mode and the end of scarcity (video)

From 3-D printed mixtapes to the pixelated world of Minecraft, will scarcity become a thing of the past?

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Simons Foundation surprises 21 scientists with $500,000-plus in grant funding

Updated | The Simons Foundation surprised 21 scientists with grants of more than $500,000.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology

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 01:05 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Sally Ride in 1983 on being the first American woman in space: ‘It’s too bad that ... this is such a big deal’

Sally Ride’s historic trip was an inspiration to women and girls, but it was merely one chapter in a tome’s-worth of accomplishments.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 07/23/2012

NASA’s Landsat turns 40

The NASA program celebrates 40 years of photographing Earth.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:39 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Mark Zuckerberg gets 2006 patent approved

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

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

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 07/23/2012

3-D printing and the art of ‘Paranorman’

Laika studios “Paranorman” marries old and new techniques in animation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:40 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Arts, Video

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 07/20/2012

‘One small step’ 43 years later

It has been 43 years since the first person set foot on the moon.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:20 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Video

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Should we be thanking Sherlock Holmes for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?

PBS Idea Channel outlines a connection between the famous detective and the “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:17 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, Video

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

Olympics 2012: Innovations going for the gold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 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 06:51 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Marissa Mayer tapped as Yahoo’s new CEO

Her appointment rockets her to the top of Silicon Valley’s list of most powerful women in tech, but can she turn the company around?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:51 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 07/16/2012

The Web needs to change its password

The next great innovation may not be about making something new, but protecting what we’ve already created.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:16 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 07/13/2012

This American tweet to the universe

From “This American Life” to the universe, there were many smiles generated by the twittersphere this week.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:46 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  #Quirky, The Arts, Technology

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Painting over a food desert

GUEST VOICE | Food walls are not widely used, but they are a step in the right direction.

By Masuma Ahuja  |  10:31 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Morning Read, Technology, Video, Urban Development

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

Richard Branson announces new Virgin Galactic satellite launcher: LauncherOne

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

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

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Is this what the next Russian Revolution looks like?

Even as there are protests in the streets of Moscow and online, the Skolkovo project signals a potentially positive shift in Russia.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, The Lunch Break

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 12:38 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales on the Russia blackout (video)

Jimmy Wales stopped by The Washington Post to discuss the blackout of Wikipedia in Russia.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology, Video, The Lunch Break

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 01:02 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Mars as you’ve never seen it before: New panorama shows detailed view of the Red Planet

New panorama photo of Mars released by NASA shows in­cred­ibly detailed view of the red planet.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/08/2012

Google: ‘Legalize Love’ campaign isn’t about gay marriage

Tech giant launches campaign to support workers in countries that criminalize homosexuality.

By Matt DeLong  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/06/2012

The ‘doomsday’ virus and the tragedy of the Internet commons

The ‘doomsday’ virus is another sign that we are not as aware as we should be of the Internet as a finite resource.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Battle of the sexes: Who’s winning the social media war?

Women are from Pinterest; men are from Reddit.

By Hannah Rubenstein  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Technology

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Bill Nye on why NASA’s budget shouldn’t be cut: Who will stop the killer asteroid?

Nye makes the case for why the President should not be requesting budget cuts for NASA.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:22 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/03/2012

How a storm revealed the myth of the ‘cloud’

In the wake of a storm that took down some of the Web’s most popular sites, a myth emerged.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology

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 01:11 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Washington area storms are opportunity to pull the plug on ‘busyness’

The storms that struck the mid-Atlantic region were devastating, but they also presented an opportunity.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:11 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, The Lunch Break

 

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