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A conceptual art installation in Hong Kong has not only changed the city's skyline, it has changed the mood of its residents and inspired a flood of related products.
1 | May 22, 2013 9:44am |
Department of Energy ships important material to Prague for testing in advanced reactor.
3 | May 22, 2013 6:12am |
Four Harvard University women created a soccer ball that generates electricity for use in off-grid areas of the world. It is having a powerful impact.
12 | May 6, 2013 3:00am |
BERLIN -- Could a troupe of classical performers help rejuvenate patronage for opera?
2 | May 16, 2013 3:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- Philanthropy, meet venture capital. In Mexico, investments that offer a tangible social benefit are a growing market.
1 | May 22, 2013 3:00am |
Architects are struggling with design responses for gun issues, everything from walled cities and fortified materials to better interior visibility and memorials at the sites of tragedies.
58 | April 10, 2013 3:00am |
Social media is allowing brands and celebrities like Shaquille O'Neal to build their soft power and transfer it to profits. So what's the trick to creating an authentic Twitter relationship?
1 | May 20, 2013 3:00am |
DELHI -- India has nearly a billion mobile phone users, but only a fraction of those have Web access, whether on their phones or on computers. Start-up Innoz is bridging that gap.
May 20, 2013 12:00am |
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 |
Investors made a big bet on the "factories of the future."
2 | April 24, 2013 10:43am |
From December 5-9, influencers from the worlds of culture and business convene in South Florida for Design Miami. This year, there's a focus on interdisciplinary creativity.
2 | December 4, 2012 10:06pm |
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 |
Don't go out at night?
2 | May 9, 2013 3:54am |
In the coming years, our electronics will be much less rigid. Flexible electronics are on the way.
3 | April 30, 2013 9:24am |
Technology companies offering financial services are going after markets long ignored by traditional bankers.
3 | May 14, 2013 3:01pm |
"The Disappearing Package" shows how with a simple re-design, much of a product's leftover rubbish can be eliminated completely.
11 | March 25, 2013 4:23am |
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 |
The Gates Foundation is awarding grants for the next generation of condoms that preserve (or enhance) pleasure so more people will use them.
4 | March 24, 2013 10:31pm |
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 |
Creating an "invisibility" cloak could one day be cheap enough to do at home.
1 | May 8, 2013 1:57am |