Posts Tagged ‘Edwin Mansfield’

  • Pizza Box Innovation

    Pizza Box Innovation

    Jan 26, 14 • 631 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes innovation happens where we least expect it. Think of the pizza box. At Domino’s, the key is efficiency. They selected the corner-cut box so that employees could quickly fold hundreds of boxes. One pizza box expert, Scott Weiner, says he...  [read more]

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    Breaking An Environmental Law

    Jan 21, 12 • 308 Views • No Comments

    Asked by the Pew Center for the People and the Press to rank 21 issues in terms of their significance, global warming was #21. Similarly pessimistic about climate change initiatives, one researcher asked, “How can one seriously suggest that the village...  [read more]

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    An Apple’s Patent

    Nov 22, 11 • 280 Views • No Comments

    This apple has bites rather than bytes but like its namesake it was patented and took years to develop. When its U.S. patent expired in 2008, it had generated close to $6 million for the University of Minnesota and is still producing royalties in...  [read more]

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    What’s Cooking?

    Feb 4, 11 • 241 Views • No Comments

    The kitchen that my mother used 50 years ago is really not that different from the one we use today. Electricity, a mechanical refrigerator, and hot and cold running water have been here for a long time. But 60 years before that, the kitchen was a very...  [read more]

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    Banana Machines

    Oct 30, 10 • 281 Views • No Comments

    It is tough to design a vending machine that will handle a banana gently. The temperature needs to be 57 degrees, a 4 foot fall to the consumer should be gentle, and they have to remain ripe for as long as possible. It gets even trickier when celery, which...  [read more]