Innovations: Innovations in 5


Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/05/2013

A robotic first, a rover's first year and a new Doctor for the Tardis

A talking, humanoid robot heads to space, the Mars rover Curiosity's year on Mars and the new Doctor.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Curiosity's year on Mars and Lego's new robots

A look at Curiosity's year on Mars and Lego's new robotics construction kit.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:42 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Report: Money really isn't everything to the world's changing professional workforce

Innovations in 5 | Thomson Reuters released a survey today showing how, by their findings, the world's professional workforce is changing.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:42 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Report: Path to clean-energy innovation means anger on the left and right

Innovations in 5 | The ITIF is out with a new report, offering a prescription for the nation's clean-energy future.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:25 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 06/25/2013

NASA offers look forward to Orion and Kennedy Space Center offers look back at Atlantis

Innovations in 5 | NASA releases a new photo of the Orion space capsule.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:56 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 06/24/2013

White House announces new innovation efforts in materials science

Innovations in 5 | The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) turns two today and the trailer for "Jobs" has hit the Web.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:59 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Steve Jobs in 1994 interview: My life's work 'will be obsolete by the time I am 50

Innovations in 5 | The Silicon Valley Historical Association releases video from a 1994 interview with Steve Jobs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Stratasys to acquire MakerBot, merging two of the biggest names in 3D printing

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:43 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Is it time for the 'mixer movement'?

Innovations in 5 | Is it time to rebrand the maker movement, mix in the fixers and make the mixer movement?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:12 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 06/11/2013

How did Apple do on the innovation front (posteriors aside)?

Innovations in 5 | WWDC2013 had many talking about innovation -- both on stage and off.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:14 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Silicon Valley through the NSA prism

News of the NSA's data mining program PRISM, offers the public a new lens through which to view the Valley -- a land of secrets, exclusivity, privacy and yet simultaneously openness.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/22/2013

'March for Innovation' starts, gets Pete Cashmore, Steve Case on board

Big names in tech announced today that they are joining a virtual march on Washington in support of immigration reform. Also more proof, in music, that everything is, indeed, a remix.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Innovations in 5: Watch the brightest explosion ever recorded on the moon

A meteoroid collision on the moon produced the brightest flash scientists and researchers have ever seen.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Innovations in 5: The United States of Google and NASA gets some new tech

Google CEO Larry Page proposes reserving a part of the world for technological experimentation, NASA gets a new supercomputer and spacecraft prototype and Star Wars and Doctor Who fans have it out, sort of.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:27 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Solar-powered plane takes flight across America Friday (live video)

The solar-powered plane took off from California en route to Arizona for the first leg of its flight across the United States.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:35 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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