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The search for a suitable Samuel Adams can presented some interesting design challenges. The goal: make the experience as close to drinking from a glass as possible.
May 17, 2013 12:47pm |
What makes things go viral? Six principles drive us to share, says Jonah Berger, and companies such as Apple have used this knowledge to their advantage.
1 | May 17, 2013 5:00am |
BERLIN -- Could a troupe of classical performers help rejuvenate patronage for opera?
2 | May 16, 2013 3:00am |
Could excess inventory become a thing of the past? New style startups not only give a boost to emerging designers, but bring unheard-of levels of economy to the fashion business.
May 16, 2013 3:00am |
There were lots of announcements, unveilings and the like coming out of the 6th annual Google I/O developer conference, which kicked off Wednesday. Here are some of the biggies.
May 15, 2013 2:41pm |
MELBOURNE -- Wish someone had taught you how to be confident or how to find a job you love? Melburnians are picking up some life lessons and new skills as part of a trend in "altucation."
4 | May 15, 2013 2:30am |
Princeton University scientists have successfully combined organic tissue with electronics, potentially extending the boundaries of human hearing beyond natural limits.
2 | May 14, 2013 6:55pm |
Technology companies offering financial services are going after markets long ignored by traditional bankers.
3 | May 14, 2013 3:01pm |
Check out photos of this new facility, which is part of GM's multi-million plan to consolidate its network of data centers and bring its in-house work under two roofs.
May 14, 2013 11:21am |
Amazon Coins, which allow customers to buy apps and games is part of the company's bid to expand sales of digital content.
May 13, 2013 12:56pm |
Now the Igor I. Sikorsky prize is worth $250,000. Check out three designs that are getting close.
2 | May 13, 2013 12:09pm |
Lyubomirsky spoke with us about happiness, work and why dream jobs don't exist. She also revealed a quick way anyone can feel happier instantly.
17 | May 13, 2013 4:22am |
BARCELONA -- Ear plugs that you can actually hear through. Cubes of silence in the middle of busy squares. Peace from the city racket is coming to a Spanish city near you.
2 | May 13, 2013 3:06am |
Business execs hoping to connect and network with their counterparts might consider investing in a road bike and pair of cycling shoes.
3 | May 9, 2013 10:18am |
Don't go out at night?
2 | May 9, 2013 3:54am |
The U.S. airline industry is a leaner operation after years of financial hardship. And that's not boding well for travelers trying to get to and from smaller cities.
2 | May 8, 2013 12:00pm |
A new generation of architecture students is marshalling their brains and muscle behind projects that make a real-world difference for the disadvantaged, disabled or displaced.
1 | May 8, 2013 3:00am |
Creating an "invisibility" cloak could one day be cheap enough to do at home.
1 | May 8, 2013 1:57am |
Will a physical version of LinkedIn help boost production and creativity in businesses?
May 7, 2013 7:22am |
Finding ways to maximize space in cities is becoming more than a new design challenge -- it's becoming crucial.
May 7, 2013 6:36am |