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Innovations: July, 2013

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 11:59 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and the 'rising billion'

Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, who's the greatest tech entrepreneur of all time to those at the bottom of the pyramid?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/30/2013

555 Conference: TED creator Richard Saul Wurman discusses his latest gathering

Richard Saul Wurman discusses his latest conference idea: bringing 5 experts together in 5 cities around the world over 5 days.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Q&A

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013

We need more humanities majors

In order to access the gold mine great customer service can make accessible, we need more humanities majors -- not fewer.

By Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guest Post

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 07/30/2013

We don't need more humanities majors

Conard makes the case for why we don't need more humanities majors.

By Edward Conard  |  09:59 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gust Post

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 07/29/2013

NPR's Scott Simon tweets from his mother's bedside, opens a window on grief to the world

Simon uses the social media platform to share his observations and memories as he cares for his mother.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:52 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Video

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Carlos Danger and our online identity crisis

It's getting harder and harder to determine what's socially appropriate these days.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

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

So, you want an NFC ring? There's a Kickstarter for that.

Would you buy a ring with near-field communication technology?

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

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Astronomer uses Kepler telescope's data in hunt for spacecraft from other worlds

He's sifting through the data to find alien spacecraft passing in front of distant stars.

By Peter Brannen  |  01:58 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Is this what the future of fitness looks like?

A new fitness club opened in La Jolla, featuring wearable tech, and a custom wall, and some have touted it as the future of fitness.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  business, Disruptive Force, Technology

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Psst! Venture capitalists, seen any good deals recently?

If the data are any indication, probably not.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  business, Technology

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Navy SEAL's advice: Training is the way to deal with disruption

In some ways, dealing with disruption in business is akin to disruption on the battlefield.

By Dean Takahashi  |  07:36 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venture Beat

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/22/2013

If you dont' want it, you don't get it: Guardian lets users turn off royal baby news

The publication The Guardian lets viewers hide news of the royal baby.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Bezos Expeditions retrieves and identifies Apollo 11 engine #5, NASA confirms identity

A conservator has managed to surface the identification markings on one of the five engines.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:27 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Say 'space cheese!' -- Cassini probe is taking our picture from nearly 900 million miles away

Here are five stories we're following today, including the Cassini photograph this evening.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  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)
Tags:  Innovations in 5

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Levitation could be the next big science fiction technology to hit it big

The innovation community has just raised the ante on what's possible.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:25 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Technology

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Source of leak in astronaut's space suit remains a mystery

A space-walk was quickly aborted Tuesday after water began to build up in an astronaut's helmet.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:39 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/16/2013

The Apple ‘iWatch’ may be the most-hyped, least-desired product ever

Ask yourself, do you really want to wear your smartphone on your wrist?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

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 12:29 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Apple investigating claims that iPhone electrocuted Chinese woman

The 23-year-old's family claims she died after answering her phone while it was connected to a charger.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/15/2013

The rise of the digital nanny state

Wristbands are just the beginning as companies and health care providers look for ways to cut costs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 07/12/2013

What if this ATLAS shrugged? -- DARPA unveils new humanoid robot

DARPA unveils a roughly 300-pound humanoid robot meant to operate in hazardous situations.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:09 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 07/11/2013

The X-47B: Score one for the away team

This was truly a robotic aircraft able to fly and land on its own. This is a big deal

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:59 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Obama: 'I remember when I first saw "Star Wars"'

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Should we have a national park on the moon?

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) has introduced a bill that would establish a national park on the moon.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Technology

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 04:24 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Biography of Nikola Tesla looks at the man and his inventions

There's no shortage of books and Web sites dedicated to the work of inventor Nikola Tesla.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  04:24 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Roswell incident gets a Google doodle and remembering the 'Hottel Memo' hullabaloo

A look back at the "Hottel Memo" on the 66th anniversary of the Roswell Incident.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment

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 01:09 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Have Internet memes lost their meaning?

The problem with all this is that it trivializes the big idea, and in the process, trivializes who we are as humans.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 07/03/2013

The long, long life of Opportunity

Innovations in 5 | The Mars rover Curiosity is turning 10 this month. Nearly 10 years longer than anyone thought it could last.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:50 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Can rappers become the new Wikipedia?

The changing direction of Rap Genius raises a serious question about the future of the Internet.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Technology

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Anti-NSA protests planned for July 4th

Innovations in 5 | Anti-NSA protests are being planned for July 4th and meet Buttercup, the duck with a prosthetic limb, thanks to 3D printing.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Video

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/02/2013

D.C. accelerator 1776 unveils The Challenge Cup -- a March Madness for the world's start-ups

The Washington D.C. accelerator 1776 has announced The Challenge Cup -- an international competition to tackle the world's big problems

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Disruptive Force, Employment, Technology

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Man implants magnets to make his ears into their own headphones

Venture Beat | If headphones are too bulky and ear buds make your ear canals hurt, why not surgically transform your ear itself into a speaker?

By Dylan Tweney  |  07:23 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Venture Beat

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/01/2013

The kick crowdfunders don't deserve

INNOVATIONS | Of pledges to Ouya, Pebble and Super Sesame Street Fighter, which one didn't disappoint?

By Vijay Ravindran  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Social Media, Technology

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

 

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