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Innovations: March, 2013

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/29/2013

NASA and TopCoder to issue Robonaut 2 ‘sight’ challenge

NASA Tournament Lab and TopCoder are issuing a challenge to improve Robonaut 2’s “sight.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Watch Festo’s robotic dragonfly take flight

VIDEO | German robotics company Festo has designed a robotic dragonfly.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/28/2013

On condoms and commodes: Why innovators must tackle the taboo

We tend to overlook the potential for innovation around the taboo. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Why reports of Bitcoin’s death may have been greatly exaggerated

Tales of the currency’s death, in the wake of the financial crisis in Cyprus, may have been greatly exaggerated.

By Dominic Basulto  |  05:13 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Math + magic = ‘mathe-magician’?

PBS has released a video profile of ‘mathe-magician’ Mark Setteducati.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  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 02:13 PM ET, 03/21/2013

HealthTap and the big-data value of the anonymous patient

Medical database HealthTap announces that users can assign more attributes to the questions they ask licensed doctors.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:13 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Can we afford the cord-cutter’s utopia?

Unbundling sounds like the best of all worlds for television consumers. But can we afford it?

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/20/2013

How to wield disruption’s double-edged sword

GUEST VOICE | From cultures of fear to providing a vision. Solis offers up the dos and don’ts of disruptive companies.

By Brian Solis  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013

De-extinction is the mind-blowing idea of the year

Think of the animals that have gone extinct and pick your favorite. Now, imagine if we could bring the species back to life.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/18/2013

‘Hip to be square’: Jack Dorsey on wanting to run for NYC mayor and whether he’s nerdier than Steve Jobs

Video | A CBS profile of the Twitter co-founder tours through his life and reveals a bit more on his mayoral ambitions.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Could we make Mars habitable?

The discovery of ingredients for primitive life on Mars begs the question.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:43 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  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 04:41 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Bill Gates on cybersecurity: ‘It’s wonderful that more attention is going into that’

Video | The Microsoft co-founder dropped by the Washington Post.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:41 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Google Reader’s death sentence and the fear of what’s next

Google announced it’s killing Google Reader. And users aren’t happy about it, fearing other popular products may one day disappear.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:49 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 03/13/2013

SXSW 2013 Interactive ends: ‘There is no buzz’

SXSW 2013 | The Interactive conference has ended, but with no clear breakout star.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:56 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Hey Internet, where’s the outrage?

Guest Post | Does this younger, tech-savvy generation care more about innovation than civil liberties?

By Gregory Ferenstein  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  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 06:34 PM ET, 03/11/2013

SXSW 2013: This revolution is brought to you by...

SXSW 2013 | Guest writer Hamdan Azhar highlights the disconnect between the spirit and sponsorship of SXSW.

By Hamdan Azhar  |  06:34 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  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 09:44 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Tim Berners-Lee on the making of new worlds

SXSW 2013 | Tim Berners-Lee spoke with the Post about why the Internet should remain open and free.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:44 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/09/2013

SXSW 2013: A tour of Google’s ‘Playground’

SXSW 2013 | Google let attendees play with new technologies at their SXSW event space.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/09/2013

Jason Silva on what it takes to be a ‘wonder junkie’

SXSW 2013 | “Idea DJ” Jason Silva talks to the Post about TED, and his new video, “Mirroring Mind.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian to ‘geeks’: Run for office

SXSW 2013 | Alexis Ohanian discussed the need for greater innovation in tech advocacy and policy.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:02 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/08/2013

MakerBot’s Bre Pettis introduces ‘Digitizer’ at SXSW

SXSW 2013 | The company introduced a 3D scanner as part of its 3D maker “ecosystem.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  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 09:32 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Will we ever ‘like’ the female executive?

Technological innovation is helping to erase certain stigmas, but more can and should be done.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:32 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  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 09:34 AM ET, 03/01/2013

SpaceX Dragon capsule launches successfully, berth with space station delayed

At least two of the capsules thrusters are back online, but its scheduled berthing with the space station has been delayed.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:34 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 02/28/2013

After Pope Benedict XVI, Catholic Church officially becomes innovation-free zone

In the absence of a pope, rules dictate that there is to be no innovation in the Catholic Church.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:20 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Bill and Mark’s excellent coding ad­ven­ture

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, along with other big names in tech, call for more students to learn code.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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