As scientific experimentation retreats to laboratories, some are trying to tempt investigators back into the wild.
Although I don't think I have quite the creativity to invent anything yet, I still find it amazing seeing what other people come up with.
When people say "inventor," pioneers like Edison or Bell invariably come to mind. But invention and innovation are around us every day, producing products that change and improve the way we live. The modern day equivalent of the Wright Brothers exist through the likes of Elon Musk and Larry Page. While the internal combustion engine was all the rage a century ago, 2008 gave us a peek at the first mass-produced highway-capable all-electric vehicle.
American business is fast paced, entrepreneurial and built on rugged individualism. While many nations have business cultures that run away from risk and avoid 'breaking new ground' at all costs, US business seeks them out almost like a moth is drawn to light.
While it might look all glamorous on the outside, there are numerous challenges faced by entrepreneurs and inventors, one of them being lack of funding and connections with the right sources. This issue is one of many reasons that have prevented some inventors from pursuing their great ideas.
"I happened to be in South Korea right as the Selfie Stick was gaining popularity outside of the US. As soon as I returned
Today is a new day for American inventors. The President and Congress helped American companies and innovators protect their intellectual property from those engaging in economic espionage by passing and signing the Defend Trade Secrets Act.
It's too early to tell but if Bezos and Musk can prove themselves to be the great creators of our generation, these undeniably demanding work environments will be validated as its own innovation, one independent of the ingenuity that gave us online shopping, electric cars and rockets to outer space.
A fellow inventor helped bring their ideas to life.
Most of us who attended school any time before the millennium will remember learning about Ben Franklin, Edison, Alexander Graham Bell. To today's kids, names like Zuckerberg, Jobs, and maybe even Evan Speigel, the youngest billionaire founder of Snapchat, are just as familiar.
Just as a true artist lives by his or her art--creating and being remembered through a legacy of masterpieces--Nakamoto's anonymity perfectly mirrors the anonymity of his Bitcoin masterpiece.
As a designer of children's science and creativity-based programs, maker is a popular buzzword in my world, but I find it exciting to know that it has seeped its way into common vernacular.
This post makes the case for a new role for government in the context of technology innovation that impacts climate change. In particular, inventors and new innovative and truly disruptive energy generation and distribution devices and technologies need additional protection.
This is a beekeeper's [sweet] dream!
"I'm a very pragmatic guy," painter David Kassan says, when asked why he invented a new kind of painter's palette. "My palette was hurting my back." If you have spent any time considering the engineering design process, as codified on the NASA website, you will recognize Kassan's comment as corresponding with step 1: Identify the Problem.
Yankovic, as he is wont to do, mocks Popeil in the little ditty, but the pair appear to have an amicable relationship. Popeil