Tag Archives: Science

Prizes: NSF Awards Sci/Eng Visualization Challenge

Science Magazine and the National Science Foundation presented the winners and honorable mentions in the eighth annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge, which drew 111 entries from 63 countries, including 24 U.S. states. From the competition…”The winners — in categories including illustration, photography, informational graphics, and multimedia — draw you into unseen worlds in very different ways and span ...

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Life in 11D is Better Than 3D

3D seems to be everywhere at the moment. Burberry made history at London Fashion Week last year by streaming its catwalk show live in 3D. Adidas has a touch wall that lets you browse for your sneakers in three dimensions. Nintendo has just released the first 3D handheld gaming device with no need for special glasses. Movies have been in ...

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Art is Like Viagra for Science

Art And Science Complement Each Other In All Forms Of Sense-Making. The Magic Formula For Innovation. by Idris Mootee “If you’ve never been lost you’ll never end up getting anywhere new”. That was a great opening line when Dan Widen tried to sum up his observations on day one of the event. It was the first time I met him ...

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An Open Letter on Innovation to President Obama

"We need to out-innovate, outeducate, and outbuild the rest of the world" - President Obama --- In reading the stories and quotes from last night's State of the Union address by President Obama, it is clear, and frustrates me to no end, that my government talks a lot about innovation but still does not understand how to foster it. Innovation in America, especially in the short term, is not achieved by pumping huge sums of money into government-sponsored research and development efforts.

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