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6 Amazing Science Projects that are Changing the World

The biggest innovations of our time will likely be those that help address humanity's needs, rather than those that simply create the most profit. Good ideas come from doing things differently, exploring new territory and taking risks. As you will see from these six extreme projects, the spirit of ingenuity and innovation is alive and well. These six epic science projects range from lungs grown...

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How to Get the Most from Brainstorming

Not every brainstorming session yields breakthrough ideas, but there are certain steps organizations can take to improve the effectiveness of brainstorming. Gathering staff members into meetings to discuss new strategies or simply toss around interesting ideas is a workplace tradition, but brainstorming doesn't always provide useful results. In fact, many brainstorming sessions prove to be wasted...

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Open Innovation: Manufacturers' Idea Factories

Many manufacturers are taking advantage of open innovation to develop new products and grow revenues, as GovPro.com's Mike Keating highlights in this Expert's Corner. Open Innovation (OI) is a process in which internal and external ideas and technologies are brought into a manufacturer's own innovation and R&D efforts through submission portals, customer and user crowdsourcing, social media,...

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The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice

In The Accidental Creative, author Todd Henry explores ways to create and develop creative work-related solutions to meet specific objectives under deadline. You go to work each day tasked with (1) inventing brilliant solutions that (2) meet specific objectives by (3) defined deadlines. If you do this successfully, you get to keep your job. If you don't, you get to work on your résumé. The...

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Will this Rocket Get Us to Mars?

With plans underway for NASA's massive new Space Launch System, the possibility of sending a manned mission to Mars may be closer than ever. But will the competition get there first? The dream of someday sending astronauts to Mars is swiftly moving away from the realm of science fiction and toward science fact. Shortly following the unveiling of its new Mars rover Curiosity, NASA recently...

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Green Scissors Gets Heartland Institute and Friends of the Earth in Bed Together

The Green Scissors campaign has brought together some strange bedfellows in the development of its recent report, Green Scissors: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending 2011. The report lists as its sponsors four organizations of diverse political persuasions and gives credit to authors from all four as well: The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank Friends of the...

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Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: 2011 World Trade Forecast Scaled Back

Plus: Leading Economic Indicators Climb and Weekly Jobless Claims Drop. WTO Scales Back World Trade Forecast The World Trade Organization (WTO) cut its 2011 trade growth forecast to 5.8 percent last week, down from 6.5 percent as predicted in April, citing increasing economic uncertainty. "Trade has grown more slowly than expected in recent months," the WTO says. "Since the original forecast for...

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Empire State Building Strikes Gold

New York's iconic Empire State Building has just undergone a green retrofit which has earned a LEED-Gold certification. The 102-story skyscraper, which was build 80 years ago, is expected to reduce energy use by more than $4.4 million annually, cut carbon emissions by 105,000 metric tons over a 15-year period and provide a payback in slightly more than three years. Prime mover on the project,...

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So What Is Cap and Trade, And What's An 'Offset?'

Let's explain cap and trade in a way we can all understand: At its base, the reason it exists, cap and trade is a way to not exactly reduce the amount of pollution in the world, but to shift around the blame, or responsibility for it. Oh sure, it was presented as a way to reduce the amount of world pollution, but in its structure it was never designed to actually do that, it was always designed...

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Light Friday: Does the Zodiac Influence Your Salary?

Plus: Real Pirate Talk and a Space Station Flyover. Talk Like a Pirate Day Just Got Less Pirate-y Monday marked the annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a tongue-in-cheek holiday concocted by two friends from Oregon, which in the past nine years has expanded into a full-fledged movement, asking participants around the world to tap into their inner buccaneer. But new reports suggest that...

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