Stodgy, predictable, strategic research? It doesn’t need to be
‘Going against the grain’ is getting some surprising endorsement in the rarefied upper strata of professional industry analysts
Science shows that self-discipline taxes the soul
We wisely use our ‘self-restraint muscle’ to get things done, but research shows that even exercising it just a little bit can turn the most robust of minds into momentary marshmallow
Photosynth as a metaphor for an even bigger challenge
Remember the software that could use lots of casually taken photos of a scene and somehow combine them into a 3D model that you could then navigate in a breathtakingly intuitive way? Well, what if you could do the same with independently created scientific research databases?
Major study shows that most research is wrong
Question. Where would you expect to find an article with the title: “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False”? Answer. On a US government website that publishes research findings.
Birds do it: but can we fly without destroying the planet?
This fascinating Stanford University video explores what can be done to make aviation more sustainable
Eye tracking technology that doesn’t attract the eye
Replacing bulky ‘face furniture’ could help researchers get more accurate results
A wealth of innovation opportunities among the poorest on the planet
And you thought shopping was exhausting: necessity forces these ‘dollar or two a day’ people into an unimaginably intricate daily web of cash and credit
Dancing lessons from an elephant?
A giant corporation gives us a crash course on their novel approach to innovation [Video]
Bluffer’s guide to nanotechnology
A charmingly British academic video explaining the nuts and bolts, so to speak, of nanotechnology.