Tag Archives: Science

Saving and Improving Lives with Gravity

I came across an IndieGogo project that is focused on building and trialing a gravity-powered power station that can serve either as a lantern or as a flexible power source that can be used to power a task light, recharge batteries, or potentially other things that users might dream up that the designers can't yet imagine.

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Parsimonious Innovation

In the field of innovation, as in many endeavors in life, there is a constant tension between simplicity and complexity. When we see a new idea applied in the form of an innovative solution to a problem, we are sometimes astounded by the simplicity of the idea, thus generating the oft-heard quip “why didn’t I think of that?”.

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Innovation Regeneration

In biology, there's an old saying: "Growth is the only evidence of life". A lot of investors on Wall Street seem to echo these words when they evaluate today's corporations - and business leaders are getting the message. At GE, for example, CEO Jeff Immelt is on the hook to deliver an incredible 8% of organic growth each year. This represents around $15 billion of new revenue - equivalent to the combined annual revenue of America's entire bookstore industry, or fitness industry, or music production and distribution industry!

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Smart Phone and Health Impact Warning?

There were been suggestions for years about health risks regarding using mobile phones. The city of San Francisco is legislating retailers to give out health warning material. CTIA attorney is fighting back asking the judge to freeze city ordinance requiring phone retailers to disclose possible health risks.

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Imagine – Great Ideas Made Real

'Imagine - Great Ideas Made Real' is a film showcase highlighting the UK's strengths in innovation. The 2 minute film 'Imagine' will showcase over 100 British innovations, referencing the UK's long history and focusing on recent innovations. The video will be used by UKTI worldwide in support of its business events and showcasing the UK as a centre of innovation.

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The Code for Successful Innovation

I had the opportunity to attend the Front End of Innovation a couple of years ago in Boston and of the three days of sessions, I have to say that unlike most people, my favorite session was that of Dr. Clotaire Rapaille. The author of "The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do", Dr. Rapaille extolled the crowd with his thoughts on 'codes' and 'imprints'.

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The Politics of Innovation

An investigation into the role of politics in innovation. At the Bassetti Foundation for Responsible Innovation we have long been debating the links between innovation and politics. Last year the Foundation successfully lobbied for a change to the Statute of the Region of Lombardy in Italy so that local government would work to promote responsible innovation, in the belief that innovation excellence is by definition responsible innovation.

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