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Invention and Innovation

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  • Getting Older Means Getting Better

    Getting Older Means Getting Better
    She has been old for so long that she can remember when the first graying hairs and the withering of her churned milk complexion seemed to matter, as if the obliteration of her youth signaled the end of something. That was 20 years ago. At 82, Helen...
  • Jaron Lanier: Loss of the virtual dream

    Jaron Lanier: Loss of the virtual dream
    Despite the binary nature of his own neural wiring, each synapse an on/off switch, passing electrochemical messages from axon to dendrite, Jaron Lanier will be the first to tell you that the mind is not a digital device. We are analog creatures,...
  • Climate summit hopes less is more

    Climate summit hopes less is more
    When two weeks of climate negotiations finally wound to an overtime finish in Copenhagen, the goal of a new binding treaty to combat global warming still looked elusively far away. And, even for climate activists, the question was: "Is that so bad?"...
  • U.S. hard-pressed to stem domestic R&D losses

    U.S. hard-pressed to stem domestic R&D losses
    President Obama's proposal to boost the research tax credit for businesses is widely seen as necessary to bolster American competitiveness in the global economy. But even if the $100-billion plan is approved, it won't begin to address the fundamental...
  • Raising the high-tech bar on workout wear

    Raising the high-tech bar on workout wear
    Back in the day, a runner hit the pavement wearing cotton shorts and a cotton T-shirt, and when things got hot, sweat turned those clothes into a big, wet, stinky mess. Today, fitness clothing is all about nanoparticles that suspend moisture, compression...
  • "Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum" by Meghan McCarthy

    "Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum" by Meghan McCarthy
    “Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum” By Meghan McCarthy Paula Wiseman Books, $15.99, ages 4-8 You don’t have to wait until middle school to find good non-fiction. Meghan McCarthy takes a part of children’s lives that is so...
  • Book Review: 'Where Good Ideas Come From' by Steven Johnson

    Book Review: 'Where Good Ideas Come From' by Steven Johnson
    Where Good Ideas Come From The Natural History of Innovation Steven Johnson Riverhead: 326 pp., $26.95 Steven Johnson's "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation" is misnamed. Natural history was pioneered by 18th century...
  • Geek is (still) chic

    Geek is (still) chic
    Technological innovation? Particle theory? Biomimetics? These weighty subjects are not just for experts. All published in 2010, these highly relatable reads explore places in the day-to-day where complex science is hard at work. "The Amazing Story of...
  • 'Styling Station' sends her to TLC

    Marcy McKenna was tired of the clutter that covered her bathroom spaces. So the Newport Beach mother developed the Styling Station, a fire-proof cabinet that can house all of a woman's electric beauty appliances in one small space. Born to a family of...
  • From The Back Pew

    Across from me is Roberta Medford. We're sitting in front of an open window at her Montrose residence. "What is it about atheists that people just don't like?" I ask. "You would have to ask them that. I don't know!" Medford says with a good-natured...
  • Small Wonders: Seeing the world in entirely new ways

    "Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason." — Leonardo da Vinci Faith comes in many forms, I...