People are biased against creative ideas

Fresh research indicates people don’t even know what a creative idea looks like and that creativity, hailed as a positive change agent, actually makes people squirm. In the journal Psychological Science there is a report on two 2010 experiments at the University of Pennsylvania involving more than 200 people. The studies’ findings include: * Creative …

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IBM makes a major advancement in the field of on-chip silicon nanophotonics

Using light instead of wires to send information between the computer cores of a computer chip can be 100 times faster and use 10 times less power than wires. The new IBM technology aims to enable a power-efficient method to connect hundreds or thousands of cores together on a tiny chip by eliminating the wires …

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About 9 billion per year for 20-30 years to eradicate malaria

The time may be upon us now to start a program (which would really get deployed in 2012 after the latest malaria vaccines have undergone wider trials), to eradicate malaria Eradication would not be cheap. A back-of-the-envelope estimate suggests it would cost about $9 billion a year for two or three decades to make and …

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