I'm looking for a science fiction short story about a competition between human and alien scientists to see which are better. The challenge is to replicate existing technology of the other species. Both sides cheat and ask the other team to replicate impossible tech (anti-gravity and, I think, force fields). [more inside]
Inspired by the recent unveiling of the new MOMA exhibition archive, I was hoping you could share with us some brilliant examples of institutions showing off their history and heritage in new and interesting ways? [more inside]
I would like to find/reach the Australian (specifically Brisbane/Queensland) Start-up and Innovation community. That is all. Who are they, where are they, how do I contact them? [more inside]
I'm looking for great books about the history of how innovation and/or technological change affected society. I want to know about both the direct effects a new technology had and the indirect effects on employment, regulation etc... Interested in books that look at how a single technology changed society and more sweeping overviews. Interested in any time period.
Hey! Looking for examples of really innovative health care systems, that have found new ways to improve patient health, reduce costs, and improve overall patient experiences. Iora is famously innovative. Open Dialogue in Norway is a great example. Others? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of people who were considered geniuses in science, art, invention and other disciplines, but whose IQ scores were merely respectable, between 100 and 140. Richard Feynman, whose IQ was in the 120s, is a good example. But have there been others?
I'm trying to find the best, most interesting, perhaps most unusual things retailers are doing with reaching out to mobile phone users. [more inside]
What are good tools for an online employee "suggestion box" to gather and collaborate on product innovation ideas? Rather than a one-way box, would be great to have features to allow people to build on one another's ideas, comment and vote, and avoid duplication. Anonymous and non-anonymous participation would be nice.
A long-held dream of mine has been to start an animal sanctuary. Of course, I know that doing such a thing would take a lot of time, effort and money. Setting those issues aside for the moment, I am looking for people to point me to existing sanctuaries that are on the cutting edge in terms of how they house their animals, how the animals' lives are enriched (I.e., do the animals get to do something other than sit in their pen or paddock every day?), how they operate (e.g., is it a standard "take in, adopt out" scheme, or do they do something else), and maybe even how they fundraise. [more inside]
What are the different types of innovation? [more inside]
I'm looking for an example of "cheating the system" in a positive way. Often times cheating the system results in people being cheated as well, when does cheating the system benefit people without hurting others?
Help me find a website about new product and services innovations? [more inside]
Is there an international group of innovative, charitably-minded people that get together and share ideas (physically) in the way that the Freemasons, Rotary and Lions Clubs all do? But without the ceremony, pomp and irrelevance (of some of these associations). [more inside]
I think the time has come for me to jump the iPhone ship. The announcement of the Google version of the Galaxy S4 at I/O was the clincher. But I am not 100% sold on the idea, mainly because the S4 is an ugly brute, but also because I fear for the apps and innovation I will miss. Help me out, specifically in finding a worthy replacement for my beloved Mailbox app. [more inside]
Have there been studies done on the cultural elements that spur innovative commercial development in particular people, companies/organizations or regions? [more inside]
Can you share examples of innovation programs in companies that you are aware of? How do they measure the outcomes of such programs?
Can you share examples of innovation programs in companies that you are aware of? How do they measure the outcomes of such programs? I know Google used to or still has a program where in employees work on projects of their choosing for 20% of their time. Any thoughts around steps that can be taken to increase innovation in an IT organization would be helpful.
If Steve Jobs never took a calligraphy course in college the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. What other significant innovations started off as unrelated side interests?
Please recommend some documentaries online on art, artists (of any/all kinds) and innovation (in a wider sense, perhaps especially including technological innovation and entrepreneurship) that I can show to a class. [more inside]
In the past 24 hours I've discovered that both of my "million dollar" ideas (for websites/services/apps) are already out there and established. To me, these weren't just "good ideas", they were "innovations" I was emotionally invested in and slowly working towards. How do I move on? (in two parts) [more inside]
What are some recent innovations in political campaigns? [more inside]
Examples of ideas from one field leading to innovation in another? [more inside]
Suggest me a rewarding and inspiring career side-step. I desperately need to find a new job, but the obvious ones directly on my career path are just not working for me. I'm looking for a more creative/design environment which will value my engineering skills and to which I can bring my unusual innovative experience. [more inside]
Why is there so little innovation nowadays in desktop OSes (both Windows and Mac)? I would think features like a super-smart Siri, face and gesture recognition, and perfectly grandparent-friendly interfaces would long be standard by now, but that is far from the case. What is holding things up?
What is the best "idea management" or "innovation management" software? [more inside]
I'm leading an innovation session and I need charming stories, motivational pitches, activities and videos. Anyone got any? [more inside]
Do you remember classic case study of technology provider slashing prices despite costs to drive high volumes and innovation immediately? [more inside]
I know this is a next to impossible inquiry but I'm doing it for a very kind Australian friend who requested I do research in this area for a friend of his who, also, lives in Australia. It seems that this man has created a very innovative and clever new design for the interior of a motor home (they do a lot of "caravaning" in Australia) and he would like to be able to find an American contact so he can come to the U.S. and exhibit his design at motor home/caravan shows here. Where would I begin to look?
Help brainstorm synonyms for an idea incubator [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of websites that have successfully enhanced a research community (academic or artistic) with a dynamic online/social/mutual-portfolio presence. Blog and social media based hubs, perhaps, that showcase the possibilities of web portfolio/research integration for academic and creative purposes. [more inside]
Have you read or can you point me to any interesting articles about what will be the future of media like films/software/books given the way they are all being distributed online via torrent sites & the like. Will copyright go away or what? I am looking for INTERESTING theoretical speculations, not some person just saying the letter of the current law will be enforced or the usual doomsday-talk.
What is the one tool that you need or would love to have at work that doesn't already exist (but that you've found an unideal workaround for)? [more inside]
What are the regulations around being a medical device or not for product sales in Canada and the US? [more inside]
How do I make a habit of failing successfully (or at least in ways interesting to myself and others)? [more inside]
Tracking the progress of technological innovations that appear in the news - is there a site somewhere that does this? [more inside]
I have an idea. Is there a website that will let me get feedback on my idea, protect my idea and then help me start building my idea? I've Googled, but I'm looking for personal recommendations.
Where can I meet awesome women scientist/engineers and/or innovators in New York? [more inside]
Are there documented, effective methods for stimulating and managing an innovation (idea) pipeline? [more inside]
I'm an innovative thinker who got stuck in an engineering box. I'm about to get kicked out of the box. Can you help me find a new box? [more inside]
How do I signal to the trade press that a dull company is "getting hip"? [more inside]
Great innovative but still classic ballet on DVD? [more inside]
How do I make the most of the Internet? [more inside]
How to increase knowledge exchange in a tech company. (i.e. imitate Google)? [more inside]
I've been following the development of the CrunchPad with some interest. It's made me wonder, are there any famous examples in history of journalists also being successful inventors/innovators?
Innovative Books: I am looking to compile a list of the most innovative uses of the book format. Books that break the mould in their layout and design, perhaps books that use online systems to extend their content value or push their form into new places. I am most interested in narrative and theory, but any book that is interesting (artist books etc.) would be really appreciated. [more inside]
Name that campaign! Need help finding an inspiring name for an internal/staff campaign that encompasses innovation + social media use... [more inside]
Most comics on the web seem to be just scanned in print comics or the equivalent of same. Can you point me to any web comics that are making use of web/internet technology to make the comics reading experience different from print comics? No need to mention Scott McCloud. [more inside]
How Might the Personal Pet Projects of NASA Employees Provide Fuel For Innovation at NASA? [more inside]
I am organising an internal training on innovation in Rome for about 20-25 employees. What creative / innovative venues do you recommend in or by Rome, Italy? [more inside]
Which companies and organisations are big on innovation, creativity, doing good, and support flexible work styles and ethics? [more inside]
What technological advances are we likely to see in the commercial airline industry over the next 25 years? [more inside]
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