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Invention and Innovation

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  • Krieger Schechter Day School fifth-grader wins award in Letters About Literature contest

    Ten-year-old Gillian Blum knew just what to do when she realized that a schedule conflict would prevent her from reading her award-winning letter in person at an April 12 ceremony to recognize the winners of the Letters About Literature contest. So...
  • At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship

    At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship
    Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled. The demonstration...
  • Cannes Market Launches Next Program to Focus on Innovations in Cinema

    "Le Judas," by Canada's Ziad Touma, Dane Julie Frik Walenciak's "Muleum" and Australian Jonny Peter's "Dream Channel" will feature at the Pitching Sessions of Next, a roundtable and workshop program that marks one of the biggest innovations at 2014's...
  • ALEC fires back, but proves its 'pro-business' state index is bogus

    ALEC fires back, but proves its 'pro-business' state index is bogus
    Plainly stung by the chorus of ridicule that has greeted their latest attempt to paint anti-union policies and tax cuts for the rich as pathways to economic nirvana, the folks at the American Legislative Exchange Council have struck back with a...
  • Soccer-playing robot gives Obama a break in Japan

    Soccer-playing robot gives Obama a break in Japan
    TOKYO — During a long day in the coded world of Japanese diplomacy, President Obama’s easiest conversation Thursday was with a robot. “I can kick a soccer ball,” said the Honda humanoid to the president. “OK, come on,&...
  • With ingenuity and a 3-D printer, group changes lives

    With ingenuity and a 3-D printer, group changes lives
    Mick Ebeling arrived in Sudan with little more than a toolbox, rolls of plastic and two microwave-size 3-D printers. He had endured a weeklong journey from Los Angeles, with stops in London, Johannesburg and Nairobi before reaching Juba, the capital...
  • FCC Chairman Defends Net Neutrality Proposals As Protecting Competition

    FCC chairman Tom Wheeler pushed back against reports that his proposals for net neutrality, introduced to fellow commissioners on Thursday, are watering down the agency's efforts to preserve an open Internet and allowing for a landscape that will freeze...
  • Another try at a neutral Net

    Eager to preserve the Internet's openness but not to be rebuked again by the courts, the Federal Communications Commission is crafting yet another set of "Net neutrality" rules to limit broadband providers' control over the data traveling through their...
  • SkyMall loses its captive audience

    SkyMall loses its captive audience
    PHOENIX — Inside an industrial building next to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, about a dozen product scouts meet daily to discuss their search for the next Garden Yeti. This is the headquarters for SkyMall, the in-flight catalog that...
  • Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]
    The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
  • Milken conference: Technology innovations poised to change education

    Milken conference: Technology innovations poised to change education
    Innovations in technology are poised to upend how students learn and the way educational institutions impart knowledge to people around the world, according to panelists at the Milken Institute Global Conference. The Internet and access to computers...