Articles of Interest August 26, 2016

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

“Cynicism is a poverty of curiosity and imagination and ambition.” – Maria Popova

“I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life.” – George Burns

“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.” – Henry Ford

“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.” – Yo-Yo Ma

“One fails forward toward success.” – Charles Kettering

“Always stay curious. Curiosity instills creativity.” – Aerin Lauder

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

The story of Kelvin Doe: The poor Sierra Leone teen who wowed M.I.T.’s engineers
Idea to Value

Math in unexpected places
Playlist | TED.com

Quantum Telepathy: Why Science Needs Weird Ideas to Advance
Big Think

Ideation: How to Generate New Ideas
Stanford | Innovation at Work

How the blockchain is changing money and business
TED

 

FEATURED EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT) (nsf16583)
NSF – National Science Foundation
Deadline:       September 8 Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required)

October 11 | Full Proposal Deadline(s)

Bring Us Your Boldest, Biggest Ideas for Reimagining Education
NewSchools Venture Fund
September 16

The Atlantic’s ‘What’s Next?’ Tech Summit, October 4-5 in Chicago
The Atlantic
October 4 – 5

National Conference
Imagining America
October 6 – 8 

2016 Wisconsin Science Festival
Wisconsin Science Festival
October 20 – 23

TEDWomen 2016: It’s About Time
TED
Oct 26 – 28 | San Francisco

NAKFI Conference – Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social Engagement
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative –
November 9 – 12

NEW Advance Innovation – Put World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 in your 2017 calendar, now!
Innovation Excellence

Welcome to TED2017: The Future You
TED Blog
April 24 – 28, 2017

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

Various

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

President Obama Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers
The White House

Forbes Releases Sixth Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies
Forbes

Proxima b: Earth-like planet spotted just 4 light years away
New Scientist

Bionic eye will send images direct to the brain to restore sight
New Scientist

In Depth: 8 High-Tech Ideas That Will Change the Shoe World
FootwearNews.com

MIT develops new Wi-Fi that’s 330% faster and twice as big as existing tech
Inhabitat

Rewiring the brain: A conversation with three pioneers of neuroplasticity
EurekAlert! Science News

Research Universities Face Licensing Limitations Sought by Electronic Frontier Foundation
IP Watchdog

Culture-mapping effort puts Austin’s art, creativity in the spotlight
Community Impact Newspaper

Leadership May Not Be the Problem with Your Innovation Team
Harvard Business Review

What Every Boss Can Do To Inspire Innovation
Fortune

Can a Supercomputer Suggest the Best Cancer Treatment?
Scientific American

50 Years of Education, Innovation and Technology
The Daily Nexus

Neuroscientists stand up for basic cell biology research
ScienceDaily

Disable Your Wi-Fi For Family Dinners With This Pepper Grinder Hacking Device
PSFK

‘Learning facts is becoming less important: it’s time to update the curriculum for the information age’
TES

The Rewards of Creator-Driven Cultures — And The Engineers That Can Deliver Them
FirstRound.com

Why Uber Is Losing Money Faster Than Any Tech Company Ever
Gizmodo

The Economic Side-Effects of Our Obsession With Innovation in American Art
The Epoch Times

Why Canada can’t artificially create broadband competition
Cartt.ca

Unlocking Growth Opportunities for Canada’s Innovation Economy
Traders News

How the Mathematics of Algebraic Topology Is Revolutionizing Brain Science
MIT Technology Review

Scientists use ultrasound to jump-start a man’s brain after coma: New noninvasive technique may lead to low-cost therapy for patients with severe brain injury
ScienceDaily

Neuroscientists receive NSF grant to study evolution of brain to support technological learning
EurekAlert! Science News

Mind Aglow: Scientists Watch Thoughts Form in the Brain
Scientific American

Introducing The First Voice-Activated Hotel Room
Fast Company

23andMe’s Consumer DNA Data Gold Mine Is Starting To Pay Off
Fast Company

JHU professor earns MIT ‘young innovators’ nod
Technical.ly Baltimore

Seven current and former UC Berkeley engineers named top innovators under 35
Berkeley News | UC Berkeley

How To Think Like A (Genius) Entrepreneur

Forbes

Why On Earth Is Google Building A New Operating System From Scratch?
Fast Company

Tech CEOs: Boulder’s innovation economy must overcome hurdles to sustainability
BizWest

20 Executives Selected for Women in Bio’s First Boardroom Ready Class
Globe Newswire

Nasa just made all its research available online for free
The Independent

Space, Climate Change, and the Real Meaning of Theory
The New Yorker

Children’s Brain Develop Faster With Exposure To Music, Study Proves
ScienceWorldReport

The Millennial Mind: In success or failure, startups reveal personal insights
Milwaukee Business Journal

Mashup: A Funder Puts Diverse Scientists Together To See What They Come Up With
Inside Philanthropy

The Lure of Kids’ Extracurricular Activities: The Impact, and Answers to Parents’ Questions
The Creativity Post

In pursuit of cheap
Seth’s Blog

Harvard’s Octobot is the first autonomous machine to be made with all soft robotics
TechCrunch

A Dedicated Team of Problem Solvers Can Help Big Companies Act Like Lean Startups
Harvard Business Review

You Must Define This Term to De-Risk Innovation
Innovation Excellence

How “Good Stress” Helps Creativity in the Workplace
Tracking Wonder | Psychology Today

5 Ways to Lower Risk in an Innovation Strategy Workshop
The Brainzooming Group

Italy Is Giving Its Young Adults Nearly $600 to Spend on Books, Film, and Music
Mental Floss

The End of Meaningless Jobs Will Unleash the World’s Creativity
Singularity Hub

Why Architects Make Such Great Futurists
Co.Design | Fast Company

Using creativity to teach about science
Times Ledger

10 unknown companies that are driving tech innovation in 2016
MarketWatch

CEOs Must Create The Business Model Innovation Sandbox
The Huffington Post

Mayor’s Column: Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists
NorthEndWaterfront.com

Art Thinking Your Way To An Encore Career
Forbes

What’s New in Crowdsourcing?
Innovation Management

The Myth of the Sustainable City
Scientific American

How to scale personalized learning
McKinsey & Company

The 50 Best Video Games of All Time
TIME

Acoustic Lighting Enhances Productivity In The Workplace
PSFK

You Must Define This Term to De-Risk Innovation
Innovation Excellence

Innovation Lessons from the Troublesome Start of AIRBNB
Innovation Excellence

A Woman Diagnosed With MS Is Turning Her Own Brain Scans Into Art
The Huffington Post

Rio Games score smallest TV audience since 2004 as streaming hits record high
LA Times

Creating Prehistoric Culture: Were the First Artists Women?
Ancient Origins

In copyright law, computers and robots don’t count.
Slate.com

Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning
InformationWeek

Innovation Week: Birmingham tech sector offers ‘room to run’ for entrepreneurs
MadeInAlabama.com

The Anthropology of Optical Illusions
Pacific Standard

Four ways innovation shaped the Rio Olympics
The Washington Post

Montreal’s video game orchestra ushers in all generations
Toronto Star

Maker Movement Turns Scientists into Tinkerers
Scientific American

John Maeda’s New Design Problem: Tech’s Utter Lack Of Diversity
Co.Design | Fast Company

Zuckerberg Sells $95 Million in Facebook Stock for Social-Good Effort
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Innovators Under 35
MIT Technology Review

Inspirational Woman: Tara Swart | Neuroscientist and CEO of The Unlimited Mind
WeAreTheCity.com

Forget the SAT, This New Standardized Test Measures Artistic Ability
Artsy

This artist created beautiful abstract art by scanning his brain
Fusion

Newsroom : Ontario Investing $51 Million to Support Research and Foster Innovation
News.Ontario.ca

Dartmouth-Led Research on How Attention Works in the Brain Receives National Science Foundation Award
VTDigger

ESPN loosens standards with treatment of Body Issue photos
Public Editor- ESPN

Lil Vincent
ZenPencils.com

Chicago Beyond announces winners of first innovation investments
Chicago Tribune

Why You Have to Create Time to Innovate
Inc.com

The Harvard Brain Bank Is Driving Life-Saving Neuroscience
Curiosity.com

Can a Single Piece of Legislation Make Your State More Innovative?
Inc.com

The Real Benefit of Design Thinking
Inc.com

US Execs Look for the Next Silver Bullet Innovation
eMarketer

How We Can Improve Innovation in America
Tech.co

Get Started: Entrepreneurship shows signs of a comeback
Fox News, AP

Why We Need Facts and Experts
INSEAD Knowledge

With Audience Shrinking, NBC Looks Cautiously to Olympics in Asia
The New York Times

Design Firm Creates Life-Saving MRI Machine For Newborns
PSFK

3D Visualization Reimagines Wikipedia As Web Of Knowledge
PSFK

Corporate Innovation Impacts Customers in Four Ways
Web Strategy

Learning to forget the past
Innovation Excellence

Temperament is a skill
Seth’s Blog

Creative Thinking Exercises – 8 Ideas to Lower Your Creative Stakes
The Brainzooming Group

Kobe Bryant starting $100 million media, technology, data fund
ESPN

Why liberal arts degrees are valuable in tech
CIO

Among enterprise tech giants, pragmatic innovation takes over
ZDNet

The Technology That Will Build Our Future May Be Found In Mushrooms
Gizmodo

Vertical Farming In Wyoming Will Help Harvest Local Produce
PSFK

Farewell, Pins And Needles—Digital Tailoring Has Arrived
PSFK

Innovations of the Incas – Part II
Innovation Excellence

The Dysfunctional Innovation Ecosystem
Innovation Excellence

Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress
Ending Addiction for Good | Psychology Today

Does it matter if Google is rewiring our minds? Ask Plato
Opinion | The Guardian

Handwriting Just Doesn’t Matter
The New York Times

This Land Is My Land (And Yours, Too!)
The New York Times

20 Big Questions about the Future of Humanity
Scientific American

The five traits of a Most Innovative Company
afr.com

Alexandria aims to repeat success of Tech Square with One Kendall Square
Boston Business Journal

India world’s third biggest tech startup hub: Study
The Economic Times

A Creativity Summit with Soul
The Huffington Post

Midtown Atlanta Evolves Into Vibrant Ecosystem Of Innovation
Bisnow

What is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)?
Government Technology

From Coraline To Kubo: Laika’s Artistic And Technological Journey
Co.Create | Fast Company

Apple, Google and Other Tech Giants Say Regulations Block Fintech Innovation
Think Advisor

Commentary: Imagination sparks innovation
Xinhua

Engineering students tackle Zika in weekend contest at Texas A&M
The Eagle: Texas A&M

Technology Rewires The Brain To Overcome Complete Paralysis
Forbes

6 Ways to Ensure Your Child Never Loses His Creativity
The Charlotte Observer

Maker Faire Beijing 2016 celebrates innovation and DIY spirit
CCTV

Ascending Tech Dominates S&P 500 Like No Time Since Dot-Com Bust
Bloomberg

Sergey Brin – Innovation Unparalleled With A Moral Code!
TechStory.in

Why R&D Spending Is Not A Measure of Innovation
Forbes

Despite ‘Quantum Leap,’ China’s Innovation Sector In Distress
Forbes

Game execs recommend 32 practices for fostering creativity and diversity
GamesBeat | VentureBeat.com

Fusing fun with learning, new ‘STEM’ toys debut
USA Today

Why Everything You Know About Learning From Failure Is Probably Wrong
Inc.com

Ed Catmull, President of Pixar & Disney Animation, & author of “Creativity, Inc.
Medium

Joint ownership
Seth’s Blog

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