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The last decade has seen the rise of collaboration as a by-word for innovation success. This is now often referred to as ‘open innovation’ which we define as sharing the risks and rewards of innovation with others . This may sound simple enough and yet in our experience many large organisations struggle with implementing it as open innovation is it can be highly counter-cultural and disruptive. In this short article we present seven tactics and incentives that can really help to spark open innovation success. 1.
Researchers at Tokyo University have come up with a technology that is a first and significant step away from the mouse and keyboard – touchable holograms. [Hiroyuki Shinoda, Professor, Tokyo University]: "Up until now, holography has been for the eyes only, and if you'd try to touch it, your hand would go right through. But now we have a technology that also adds the sensation of touch to holograms." The technology consists of software that uses ultrasonic waves to create pressure on the hand of a user “touching” the projected hologram. Researchers are using two Wiimotes from Nintendo’s Wii gaming system to track a user’s hand.
Snowflakes forming complex symmetrical patterns is an example of emergence in a physical system. In philosophy , systems theory , science , and art , emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergence is central to the theories of integrative levels and of complex systems. [ edit ] Definitions
The Indo-European languages are a family (or phylum ) of several hundred related languages and dialects . There are about 439 languages and dialects, according to the 2009 Ethnologue estimate, about half (221) belonging to the Indo-Aryan subbranch. [ 1 ] It includes most major current languages of Europe , the Iranian plateau , and Indian Subcontinent , and was also predominant in ancient Anatolia . With written attestations appearing since the Bronze Age in the form of the Anatolian languages and Mycenaean Greek , the Indo-European family is significant to the field of historical linguistics as possessing the longest recorded history after the Afro-Asiatic family . Indo-European languages are spoken by almost three billion native speakers, [ 2 ] the largest number by far for any recognised language family.
Cause and Effect For many years scientists saw the universe as a linear place. One where simple rules of cause and effect apply. They viewed the universe as big machine and thought that if they took the machine apart and understood the parts, then they would understand the whole. They also thought that the universe's components could be viewed as machines, believing that if we worked on the parts of these machines and made each part work better, then the whole would work better. Scientists believed the universe and everything in it could be predicted and controlled.