Inside the creative mind. Meet today's most brilliant thinkers, designers and other thought leaders.
With support from the world's most prestigious universities, free online courses open to the masses are changing the meaning of "higher education."
7 | August 14, 2012 3:00am |
By marrying two unlikely partners -- a Canadian milk pouch and a fiber iPhone tray -- Ecologic Brands created sustainable packaging that uses 70 percent less plastic than the alternatives.
1 | August 13, 2012 2:42am |
InnoCentive's president and CEO spoke with us about the history of open innovation, his company's role as "a marketplace of innovation," and some of the knottier problems that InnoCentive solvers...
August 6, 2012 3:45am |
Multinational companies are -- at their own peril -- ignoring a major market, according to Paul Polak. They're missing out on more than two billion customers who wouldn't just increase their...
2 | July 30, 2012 3:00am |
Journalist Andrew Blum visited the places around the world where you can see, touch and smell cyberspace. He spoke with us about his "journey to the center of the Internet."
4 | July 23, 2012 3:08am |
With the technology of the future, it's intelligence -- not isolation -- that should have us all worried.
6 | July 19, 2012 1:00am |
Smart elevators know where you're going and the quickest way to get there, eliminating endless waits and crowded cars that stop at every floor.
3 | July 17, 2012 1:00am |
Can you imagine a "harmless" building? That's the impetus behind a Passive House, a new or retrofitted building with the singular goal of minimizing energy consumption.
11 | July 16, 2012 2:35am |
The design guru chats with us about creative confidence, the future of design, and whether d.school really is "the new B-school."
5 | July 9, 2012 1:21am |
Humans might not seem to have much in common with swarming ants or schooling fish or flocking birds. But, according to Iain Couzin, the animals' coordination and cooperation can teach us about...
5 | July 2, 2012 3:00am |
Joe Sabia has carved out a career making wildly popular and highly innovative viral videos. He spoke with us about the business of creating viral videos, what makes a video most likely to spread,...
2 | June 25, 2012 3:21am |
Federal funds and private industry are driving the growth of electronic health records -- but the proliferation of data could lead to a boost in breaches of privacy.
20 | June 20, 2012 7:44am |
In a world where ideas are currency, the social entrepreneurship funder Echoing Green takes a different approach. Echoing Green leaders discovered that the innovator, not the idea, is the most...
June 18, 2012 4:00am |
Game designer and executive director of the Institute of Play, Katie Salen discusses the game-centered public schools she helped to establish and the important lessons that businesses can learn...
2 | June 15, 2012 3:35am |
In big cities, crime cameras and public surveillance systems are more prevalent than ever. Are they an anti-crime aid, or a Big Brother-sized violation of personal privacy?
23 | June 5, 2012 5:59am |
By operating on the nerves of a patient's upper arm, rather than his injured spine, surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis restored some hand function to a quadriplegic.
June 4, 2012 3:00am |
Michael McDaniel's design for rapid-response disaster relief shelters has caught the attention of international governments, NGOs and even the U.N. Here, he discusses his Exo Reaction Housing System.
7 | May 28, 2012 3:31am |
The U.S. Army is using eye-popping nanotechnology to upgrade and replace equipment soldiers bring onto the battlefield.
May 24, 2012 3:00am |
Concussions have long been accepted in the hard-hitting world of football, from pee-wee to the pros. New tech has led to safer helmets, but will they prevent more head injuries?
4 | May 22, 2012 3:00am |
Tommy Phelps goes to extremes so we don't have to. A biologist with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Phelps specializes in unearthing and studying 'extreme bacteria,' organisms that survive and...
May 21, 2012 1:34am |