Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

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    Innovative Challenges

    Feb 25, 11 • 249 Views • No Comments

    Is it likely that, with each new discovery, innovation gets tougher? It might have been easier to identify an asteroid a century ago because the undiscovered ones were very big. It might have been simpler to find a new human organ; the last one, the...  [read more]

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    Random Technology Notes

    Jan 13, 11 • 274 Views • No Comments

    In 1810, Nicholas Appert, a cook and bottler, inserted some food in a Champagne bottle, sealed it, and placed it in boiling water. Described by James Burke in Circles: Fifty Roundtrips Through History, Technology, Science, Culture, a French newspaper said...  [read more]

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    Auto Innovation

    Jan 5, 11 • 274 Views • No Comments

    Saying, “I believe the people who invented the auto cannot abandon it,” President Obama supported the bailout of General Motors. Economist Joseph Schumpeter would have been horrified. The man who explained “creative destruction,”...  [read more]

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    Regulatory “Pay-Go”

    Dec 28, 10 • 327 Views • No Comments

    Too much regulation? Senator Mark Warner’s proposed legislation is an interesting approach. Concerned that regulation is “stifling fresh investment and discouraging innovation,” Senator Mark Warner says the incentives have to change....  [read more]

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    Are You Middle Class?

    Dec 16, 10 • 315 Views • No Comments

    What is the “middle class?” In a recent NPR interview, a painting contractor, an employee of Healthy Montana Kids, a man who runs a hi-tech robotic firm, and a hospice worker, all earning between $25,000 and $100,000 annually, said they were...  [read more]