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ibmFostering Innovation

Larry Keeley talk President and co-founder of Doblin Inc, Larry Keeley has worked for thirty years to develop more effective innovation methods to help teams succeed at the toughest innovations they try to pursue. Doblin is now a unit of …

futureJapan claims 280 uninhabited islands but does not say exactly where

The South China Morning Post reports that Japan three days ago said it will accelerate the nationalisation of 280 uninhabited islands in a bid to strengthen control of the country’s maritime territory. Ichita Yamamoto, minister for oceanic policies and territorial …

futureFormer Canadian Defence Minister Claims there are 80 different alien species living amongst us in an interview on Russia Today

There has not been enough comedic material coming from the Crack Smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford in the last few days. So former Canadian politician Paul Hellyer is picking up the slack. It is also still being broadcast from …

cancerPlanetary Resources Kickstarted passes 10,000 backers

Planetary Resources Kickerstarter has over 10,000 backers and $896,000 raised with 16 days to go. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of …

futureRocket Tests Bring us Closer to Age of Suborbital Space Tourists in 2014

The Virgin team just conducted an extremely significant night rocket motor firing, which has been described by Matt Stinemetze, Scaled Composites’ Program Manager for the development and testing of our space vehicles, in the fantastically descriptive piece below. His words …

future3D cork-like structures created from graphene

Monash University researchers have established, for the first time, an effective way of forming graphene, which normally exists in very thin layers, into useful three-dimensional (3D) forms by mirroring the structure of cork. Graphene is formed when graphite is broken …

diseaseSamsung’s third quarter smartphone shipments double Apple’s

Samsung shipped more than twice as many smartphones as Apple Inc. in the third quarter, as the South Korean company dramatically expanded its lead over its U.S. rival, according to ABI Research. Worldwide handset shipments decreased 1.9% YoY to 387.3 …

computer memory19 new transcription factors break bottleneck that limited synthetic biology complexity

For about a dozen years, synthetic biologists have been working on ways to design genetic circuits to perform novel functions such as manufacturing new drugs, producing fuel or even programming the suicide of cancer cells. Achieving these complex functions requires …

albertaWater Desalination across Nanoporous Graphene

Two materials scientists from MIT have shown in simulations that nanoporous graphene can filter salt from water at a rate that is 100 to 1000 times faster than today’s best commercial desalination technology, reverse osmosis (RO). The researchers predict that …

lab on a chipVillage-scale DC solar grids provide power for lighting and cell phones

Technology Review – Nearly 400 million Indians, mostly those living in rural communities, lack access to grid power. For many of them, simply charging a cell phone requires a long trip to a town with a recharging kiosk, and their …