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February 27, 2017

Dousing Flames with Low-Frequency Sound Waves

A new type of extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out fires has been built by two engineering students in the US. Both chemical- and water-free, the invention offers a relatively non-destructive method of fire control, which could find applications in fighting small fires in the home, and the researchers now hold a preliminary patent application for their device.

While the concept of using sound waves to extinguish flames is not new, previous attempts to realize the principle – including efforts by teams at West Georgia University and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – had not been successful.

Undeterred by this, as well as initial [...]

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February 12, 2017

A Solution to Traffic Congestion and Aging Infrastructure

Ever wonder what the “use-by date” is for bridges in your city. In the U.S. alone there are over 68,000 bridges classified as “structurally deficient.” The American Society of Civil Engineers in their latest Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gave a “D+” to U.S. road and aviation infrastructure.

 

That may explain why 42% of America’s major urban highways remain congested, costing the U.S. economy an estimated $101 billion in wasted time and fuel annually. And pollution wasn’t even factored into the equation.

 

How much capital would be needed to significantly improve U.S. road conditions? About $170 billion, according to the Federal Highway [...]
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April 2, 2015

No Big Bang? Quantum Equation Predicts Universe Has No Beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity.
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January 2, 2015

Intrapreneurs, Catalysts, Champions, etc: The Changing Needs Within Innovation Development

In part three of this series Anthony Ferrier considers why organizations are seeking ways to identify, engage and drive their employees towards innovative activities, with titles such as Intrapreneaurs, Innovation Catalysts, Innovation Champions, etc.

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January 2, 2015

Three Wishes for the Innovation Practitioner for 2015

2014 leaves us with a number of mega-innovations that feel tantalizingly close to becoming part of—and improving—our daily lives. The driverless car. Commercial applications of graphene. Reliable, accessible renewable energy. Personalized medicine based on our genome. The reinvention of commercial air travel as a relaxing, invigorating experience. Okay—that last one may be a bit of a stretch. Perhaps the best expressions of innovation, as with charity, begin at home. With that thought, I leave you, the innovation practitioner, with a couple wishes for the new year.

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January 2, 2015

Digging into Your Consumers’ Needs, with Naivety

In an inspiring conversation with Terese Alstin, co-founder of Hövding, the invisible helmet company, Cesar Malacon highlights the innovator’s ability to remain naïve when developing new products and introduces a contemplative approach to find consumers’ real needs.

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January 2, 2015

6 Mind Mapping Uses for Personal Productivity

With the increase of, and dramatic improvement in, mind mapping software and its emergence as a value-adding toolkit conveniently available for use on our computers, laptops, tablets, etc. signifies that mind-mapping can be used within an every-day working environment. Jamie MacDonald takes a closer look at six uses for mind mapping in business situations that most of us engage in on a frequent basis.

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January 2, 2015

Three Common Ways Organizations Trip When It Comes to Innovation

Innovation appears prominently as part of almost any company’s strategy. Why then is it so hard to make it repeatable, scalable and lasting success? Scholars name key elements that bring innovation in sync, such as leadership, strategy and governance. Often, though, it’s not what organizations aren’t doing that causes a problem, but what they are doing—they’re tripping themselves up.

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January 2, 2015

The Six Sides of the So-Called Box

There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for business people to “get out of the box”, but very little talk about what the box actually is. Here’s Mitch Ditkoff, President of Idea Champions, deconstructing the box in a 5-minute video. One way to get out of the boxAnother wayAnd a third way

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January 2, 2015

50 Quotes on the Power of Ideas

1. “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” – Albert Einstein

2. “If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.” – Rollo May

3. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” – Oscar Wilde

4. “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” – John Steinbeck

5. “The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.” – Linus Pauling

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January 2, 2015

Storytelling and Business Podcast

If you are interested in the relationship between storytelling and business, you might like this just released 34-minute podcast — Innovation Engine interviewing Idea Champions’ co-founder and President, Mitch Ditkoff.

Like the poet Muriel Rukyser once said, “The world is not made of atoms. It is made of stories.”

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