Category Archives: Innovation

See this car? It was designed by a woman

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Was your car designed by a man or a woman? You’ve likely never thought about it and you probably can’t tell. Few clues belie a designer’s gender.

“If you look at the sporty Acura NSX, can you tell it was designed by a woman? Or the Honda minivan by a man?” asks Angus MacKenzie, editor-at-large at Motor Trend magazine. “Good design is good design; it transcends gender and everyone knows it when they see it.” Continue reading: See this car? It was designed by a woman – CNN.com

TV pioneer Norman Lear has plenty to say

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A conversation with Norman Lear is as wide-ranging as you want it to be. After all, this isn’t just the man who created “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons” and other shows, remaking television in the process. Lear wrote for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis when they were the biggest act in the country. He was present at the creation of the 2000-Year-Old Man. (Well, he believes he was, but he’ll defer to Mel Brooks.) He was a gunner and radio operator who flew bombing missions in World War II. Continue reading: TV pioneer Norman Lear has plenty to say – CNN.com

Meet the father of BASE jumping

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Why would a perfectly sane person parachute off a cliff? That’s what people asked BASE jumper Carl Boenish all the time. Boenish — a kind of merry prankster of BASE jumping — devised some carefully worded answers to that question. He had a romantic answer: “I’m glorifying mankind’s beautiful spirit of seeking adventure,” he’d say. Continue reading: Meet the father of BASE jumping – CNN.com

Woman Entrepreneur Makes Low-cost Electric Vehicles – Backed By Ratan Tata And Infosys’ Co-founder

Hemalatha-Annamalai-1While Tesla and Apple AAPL -1.98% are working on electric car technologies, a woman entrepreneur from the southern Indian city of Coimbatore is going after a completely different segment – electric cycles, scooters and load carriers. Continue reading: Woman Entrepreneur Makes Low-cost Electric Vehicles – Backed By Ratan Tata And Infosys’ Co-founder – Forbes

5 things about CNN’s new film on Steve Jobs – CNN.com

steve-jobs_fb_1438002224_600x315There’s no one version of Steve Jobs. Genius. Storyteller. Myth-making salesman. Hard-nosed businessman. Adventurous seeker. Brutal critic. There are teenagers who see him as another Einstein, the man who unlocked their technological dreams with Apple’s — that is, Jobs’ — iPhones, iPads and Macs. Continue reading: 5 things about CNN’s new film on Steve Jobs – CNN.com

7 innovative young artists on the fast-track to fame

151019181108-rachel-rose-palisades-2-super-169For me, some of the most exciting and compelling work being made by young artists today reflects the myriad ways in which new technologies have impacted on our day to day existence, human relationships and connection to the physical world, bringing age-old art historical concerns into direct relationship with how we live our lives now. Continue reading: 7 innovative young artists on the fast-track to fame – CNN.com

Refugees find hope on soccer field, classroom

FugeesIMG_3732_CMYKA wrong turn changed Luma Mufleh’s life. “I was taking a drive to Clarkston, Georgia, to visit a Middle Eastern grocery store,” she said. “On my way home, I missed my turn, and I had to turn into this apartment complex. I saw these kids outside playing soccer. They were playing in the streets with blocks set up as goals and barefoot with a raggedy soccer ball. It reminded me of how I grew up playing soccer in the streets of Jordan.” Continue reading: Refugees find hope on soccer field, classroom – CNN.com

Edward Burtynsky on ‘Water’ and the future of 3D

151201115132-edward-burtynsky-pivot-irrigation-super-169Before there was Google Earth, there was Edward Burtynsky. Renown for his aerial images, the 60-year-old Canadian photographer has spent the greater part of three decades capturing what he describes as “nature, transformed through industry,” or man-made industrial landscapes. Continue reading: Edward Burtynsky on ‘Water’ and the future of 3D – CNN.com