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Invention and Innovation

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  • 'The Invention of Lying'

    In the world according to "The Invention of Lying," truth rules because no one has thought of the alternative. Bus advertisements for Coke keep it short and simple ("It's very famous"). First encounters are brutal affairs ("Hi. I'm threatened by you"),...
  • Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says

    Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says
    Ask Marcia! Sun Sentinel career and workplace writer Marcia Heroux Pounds answers YOUR questions about surviving in the office, finding a job, unemployment benefits and more. To submit your question, e-mail mpounds@SunSentinel.com. Please include your...
  • Cognitive scientists seek to quantify body movement

    Cognitive scientists seek to quantify body movement
    With a dozen high-def cameras and a couple of camcorders, plus pens, notebooks, sketch pads and laptops, more than 40 people spent three recent weeks in a black-box theater on the campus of UC San Diego documenting what was occurring there. The object of...
  • And now for the next big growth scheme

    Does any development scheme ever really die in Orange County? Apparently not, even at a time when more than 5 percent of its homes have been in foreclosure. Just consider the amazing resurrection of something called Camino Reale in the rural southeast...
  • Investigation reveals Army's risky medical practices

    The U.S. Army in recent years has rushed a number of medical innovations onto the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan with little testing or data to support them, and then altered or abandoned them when they didn't live up to expectations. Things like...
  • Army medicine: Untested in battle

    Army medicine: Untested in battle
    The U.S. Army has quietly altered or abandoned some of its more experimental medical treatments for troops injured in combat, as advances it once hailed as groundbreaking are foundlargely ineffective or perhaps even dangerous. Advanced battle dressings,...
  • Going beyond the basic bike

    Going beyond the basic bike
    Ever since two Ohio bike shop owners named Wright changed the world, tinkerers have been using the bicycle as a launching pad for new ideas. Now, in an effort to get America outdoors and exercising more, modern-day inventors are tapping the unique...
  • 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...