Posts Tagged: innovation


Understanding the black box and why it can be so difficult to locate

The earlier days of black box technology well behind us, the magnetic tape recording medium has since been replaced by solid state memory to record data. Today, …
7 days ago 0

Looking Down on the Patent System from the Ivory Tower

The patent system is not a tool for entrenched interests to stifle competition, as so many professors seem to believe. Patents allow independent inventors and small companies …
9 days ago 26

New Horizons rips past Pluto to explore the outermost reaches of our solar system

The scientific instruments installed upon New Horizons were dormant for the vast majority of the trip so as to make sure that they were all in good …
17 days ago 7

What ‘The Economist’ Doesn’t Get About Patents

In what can only be characterized as a bizarre, rambling, and intellectually dishonest article, 'The Economist' has inexplicably taken the position that patents are not necessary for …
20 days ago 35

Lexus develops a functional levitating hoverboard ahead of ‘Back to the Future’ date

There’s one very important limitation to note when talking about the Lexus hoverboard: it can only be operated across a track which has a metal layer …
20 days ago 0

Intel, Micron develop 3D XPoint as an eventual successor to NAND flash memory

A partnership between Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has resulted in the development of a new non-volatile memory called 3D XPoint (pronounced “…
21 days ago 0

Firefighters aided by innovative data analysis and sound wave tech

Innovation in fire response and prevention technologies has been a growing focus in the world of fire safety. The visualization of fire emergencies is crucial for crews …
22 days ago 1

The path to prosperity requires sound patent policy, not more patent reform

Innovation is the lifeblood of a prosperous economy. Sound patent policy, which encourages the nexus between risk and ideas (especially for small entrepreneurs), makes invention profitable. The …
24 days ago 11

Innovation Requires Imagination, Vision and Risk Taking

Building a strong patent portfolio that meaningfully protects the innovation in question and continues to push outward into adjacent spaces, as important as it is, will only …
27 days ago 1

USA/Japan giant robot battle brings some fun into a slowly growing robotics industry

In 2012, the global robotics industry saw a total of $26.8 billion in economic activity, according to Bloomberg Business. Much of this was focused in the field of heavy …
1 month ago 0

Senator McCain says U.S. national security depends on access to innovation

Senator McCain's remarks related to defense acquisition reform generally, but more specifically related to the need for the Department of Defense to streamline acquisition of new, innovative …
1 month ago 4

The Evolution of Contact Lenses: From Da Vinci to Electronic Lenses

Any story about innovation that starts with Leonardo da Vinci is one worth telling. The fact that the great French philosopher René Descartes also plays a starring …
1 month ago 0