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Cesar Harada: A novel idea for cleaning up oil spills. Biomimicrycy. EWAO Scientific Breakthrough: Researchers create artificial leaf capable of producing oxygen. Who hasn’t dreamt about living in space… without limits, without boundaries?

EWAO Scientific Breakthrough: Researchers create artificial leaf capable of producing oxygen

Humans have looked towards the stars for thousands of years, dreaming of the wonders that await out there. It was only recently, a couple of decades ago that we started sending people into space thanks to the technology that allowed us to do so. One of the biggest problems for spaceflight is the lack of oxygen, essential element for life. It is nearly impossible to obtain oxygen from plants in space since green vegetation cannot thrive in zero gravity environments. Using plants to obtain oxygen isn’t an option. Project Loon: The Technology. Dean Radin - Entangled Minds - Timeless Lecture of Scientific Research Beyond the Present Reality. 6.

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Next Time Someone Complains About 'Lazy Teenagers,' Show Them This List And Shut Them Up

The phrase "don't waste your breath" takes on new meaning with this amazing invention from 16-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi. Arsh's TALK technology enables people with limited speech capabilities to communicate through Morse code using their breath! Check out the video to learn more about Arsh's invention and how it works! Like Upworthy on Facebook. 3D-ify Your World! 42 Weird And Hilarious Products That People Actually Used In The Past. $10,000 Car – That Runs On Air. Alien Message to Earth - Do You Wish That We Show Up? Moments of innovation. The Making-of Innovation » Towards Human-Centered Design. The consequence of taking customer orientation serious is to integrate them right at the heart of value creation – in new product design and development.

The Making-of Innovation » Towards Human-Centered Design

The transitions in innovation management during the last years allow us exactly to that in a more resolute way. By democratizing knowledge and information the social media revolution strongly supported the dissemination of concepts such as open innovation and co-creation and at the same time transformed people from content consumers into content producers and even co-designers. The consequence is a change in the prevailing role models of creating new products. The ability of interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the firm is more essential than ever before. THE CHANGING ROLE OF PRODUCT DESIGN FOR INNOVATION Industrial design is an applied science whereby the aesthetics and usability of mass-produced products are improved for marketability and production.

Figure 1: Interdisciplinary Framework of Human-Centered Innovation. Ethnographic Approaches to Digital Media - Annual Review of Anthropology, 39(1):487. Check Out These Amazing Towers In Ethiopia That Harvest Clean Water From Thin Air. Human-Centered Design Toolkit. For years, businesses have used human-centered design to develop innovative solutions.

Human-Centered Design Toolkit

Why not apply the same approach to overcome challenges in the nonprofit world? This project, funded by International Development Enterprise (IDE) as part of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sought to provide NGOs and social enterprises with the tools to do just that. IDEO, in collaboration with nonprofit groups ICRW and Heifer International, developed the HCD Toolkit to help international staff and volunteers understand a community’s needs in new ways, find innovative solutions to meet those needs, and deliver solutions with financial sustainability in mind. The HCD Toolkit was designed specifically for NGOs and social enterprises that work with impoverished communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. When will computer hardware match the human brain? by Hans Moravec. Journal of Evolution and Technology. 1998.

When will computer hardware match the human brain? by Hans Moravec

Vol. 1 When will computer hardware match the human brain? (Received Dec. 1997) Hans Moravec ABSTRACT This paper describes how the performance of AI machines tends to improve at the same pace that AI researchers get access to faster hardware. Brains, Eyes and Machines. Lantern: One Device, Free Data From Space Forever. Global access to the web’s best content on your mobile device.

Lantern: One Device, Free Data From Space Forever

Anonymous. Uncensored. Free. Outernet “The Short Wave Radio for the Digital Age.” -- Fast Company. The 10 Inventions of Nikola Tesla That Changed The World. Note: This article was first posted some time ago, but in honor of Nikola Tesla's birthday, we thought it would be valuable to repost for new readers.

The 10 Inventions of Nikola Tesla That Changed The World

Please feel free to add your own information, article links, or video links about Tesla and his work in the comment section below. I would also point you to Rand Clifford's 3-part series: Nikola Tesla: Calling All Freethinkers! These Mad Scientists Want to Replace Solar Panels With Potted Plants. A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster. It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones.

A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable. The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones (and other wounds) has been around for a while. But the problem was doctors couldn’t get past the plaster cast to apply the vibrational therapy. Top Things Women Invented! This Device Diagnoses Hundreds of Diseases Using a Single Drop of Blood. rHEALTH X1.

This Device Diagnoses Hundreds of Diseases Using a Single Drop of Blood

XPRIZE Foundation The digital health revolution is still stuck. Tech giants are jumping into the fray with fitness offerings like Apple Health and Google Fit, but there’s still not much in the way of, well, actual medicine.