Chinese scientists uses 3D printer to print ear Jul.9, 2012 In Nanjing Baoyan Automation Co., Ltd. China, Dr. Will Massive Collaboration Work for You? Technology often offers the "next big thing." Since the dot-com crash of 2001, we've seen a reemergence of tech-enabled innovation under the banner of Web 2.0, then Enterprise 2.0, and now Government 2.0. We're evolving from top-down, hierarchical controls to greater reliance on coordination through peer-to-peer communications and negotiation.
Bey2ollak: An Egyptian start-up success story to aspire to Bey2ollak is one of two Egyptian start-ups which are US bound, following their participation in the NexGen IT Entrepreneurs Boot Camp last month. Hearing the news that American and Danish entrepreneurs were flying in to Cairo, to host a seminar especially for Egypt’s up-and-coming start-ups, one of Bey2ollak’s five co-founders, Mohamed Rafea snagged a spot at the table. Bey2ollak is the brainchild of five cousins. Aly Rafea, Mohamed Rafea and Gamal Sadek, all computer science graduates, were responsible for development. Mostafa Beltagy, a business administration graduate, took on marketing, while Yehia Ismail, an architect by profession, was responsible for the design and UI.
Ann Cooper Talks School Lunches Susan notes: Thanks to TED for making TED Talks downloadable and embeddable, and for providing the biographical information that goes along with them. Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, "renegade lunch lady" Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school -- local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food. Ann Cooper has a frontline view of the daily battle to keep kids healthy -- and of the enemy, the processed-foods industries that, it sometimes seems, want to wrap every single thing that children eat in a fried coating and then a plastic bag. As the director of nutrition services for the Berkeley (California) Unified School District, she's an outspoken activist for serving fresh, sustainable food to kids. Her lively website, LunchLessons.org, rounds up recipes, links, and resources for food activism.
Polymath Project The Polymath Project is a collaboration among mathematicians to solve important and difficult mathematical problems by coordinating many mathematicians to communicate with each other on finding the best route to the solution. The project began in January 2009 on Tim Gowers' blog when he posted a problem and asked his readers to post partial ideas and partial progress toward a solution. This experiment resulted in a new answer to a difficult problem, and since then the Polymath Project has grown to describe a particular process of using an online collaboration to solve any math problem. Origin Problems solved Polymath1
Enterprise Collaboration: Focus On Improving Practices The technology adoption lifecycle is a usable model to gain understanding into the adoption process of a new technology or product within a certain population or culture, such as an organization. What it doesn’t tell us, however, is what value it creates as a result of technology adoption. To understand that, we need to look at how the use of a new technology or product affects the ability to perform tasks and achieve goals. Open Source Cities Open Source Cities is co-hosting a panel discussion and meetup on urban mobility, cities and the built environment in New York City on May 2nd from 4-6pm at the offices of BMW i Ventures. The event co-hosts are Green Parking Council, AECOM, BüroNY, and TimHaahs. Presentations by: John Schmid, Chairman, Green Parking CouncilJoachim Hauser, BMW Mobility Services Panel Discussion: Susan Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine (Moderator)Gisela Baurman, Büro NYDave Kooris, AICP, Vice President, Regional Plan AssociationGary Lawrence, Chief Sustainability Officer, AECOMJohn Parkinson, Director, Urban Land InstituteJim Zullo, AICP, PE, Vice President, TimHaahs Associates
Lawrence Wang - Google+ - TED editor wants your opinions on how TED could use a… TED editor wants your opinions on how TED could use a google+ page to engage g+ community So don't want to push my luck, but last night I posted about the fact that google+ needs an official TED page, it was shared and found its way to +Emily AtTED editor of TED.com! Which is amazing and she wrote me back with this 'What would you like to see on an official Google+ page for TED?
Should the Government Support Applied Research? Tough choice: Republican vice presidential pick Paul Ryan has voted to cut funding for ARPA-E. He says the government should not “play venture capitalist.” Ryan was addressing Milwaukee oil workers in April with Mitt Romney, at rear. Republican criticism of federal government efforts to fund new energy technologies has spilled over to ARPA-E, the U.S. Department of Energy’s popular program for backing high-risk innovations in energy. Paul Ryan, now the Republican nominee for vice president, voted last year to slash ARPA-E’s budget, and presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s energy plan says the program should shift its focus. Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 (previously referred to as the "Integrated action programme in the field of lifelong learning" or the "Integrated programme") is the European Union programme for education and training. Introduction The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 was established by Decision No.1720/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2006. It is the single financial instrument available to the Commission for its directly managed education and training policies during the period covered by the European Union's current financial perspective. The Programme continues the main actions launched under previous action programmes (in particular, it brings together the various actions financed under the Socrates programme and the Leonardo da Vinci programme).
The Science Behind Foldit Foldit is a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help. What is a protein? Proteins are the workhorses in every cell of every living thing. When NORAD tracked Santa: Bruno Bowden on the TED Blog News Why TEDActive? Thoughts on what makes this conference “an ‘a-ha’ experience”