Category Archives: Creativity

Shelved Project Ara: Would Have Made a Great Research Project

Google’s project Ara, aimed at creating a smart phone consisting of easily interchanged modules, is officially shelved. Ara should have been a research project, and not a productization attempt. As a product, it was always questionable: it’s hard to figure out what … Continue reading

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IoT Spectrum Devices: Unusual Design Choices in Amazon Dash Button

Amazon recently announced that it will be partnering with over 50 additional brands in deploying its Dash buttons, small electronic buttons that can be sprinkled around the house and clicked to order the product a button represents. There are now … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Dance: Science Magazine Dance Your PhD Contest

Science Magazine announced its 9th annual Dance Your PhD Contest — a competition for best explaining your PhD research in an interpretive dance.

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Offbeat Tidbits In A Serious Scientific Publication: Most Impressive Cameo Appearance Ever, In Wireless Networking And Mobile Computing?

My treasure of a dentist, the smartest and most caring of all dentists that I ever had, said the darnest thing to me the other day: “You do research, really? Good for you. I could never do it myself, it’s … Continue reading

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Improvisation Theater Training for Creativity and Communication Skills

An activity that enhances both creativity and communication skills — wouldn’t that be a fun activity to try? Uri Alon, a scientist at Weizmann Institute of Science, promotes creativity of improvisation theater training as similar to creativity of truly innovative … Continue reading

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The Onion At Its Best: ‘Seek Funding’ Step Added To Scientific Method

The Onion spots a much-needed addition: ‘Seek Funding’ Step Added To Scientific Method. Quoting from the article: “After making an observation and forming a hypothesis as usual, the new third step of the scientific method will now require researchers to … Continue reading

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Projected Ending of Moore’s Law: Can Engineering Creativity Sustain The Rate Of Progress?

The projections of the ending of the Moore’s Law are nothing new — seemingly, they were being made for many decades. For example, back in 2009 an NSF director Jeannette Wing had the following graph in her ACM MobiCom talk … Continue reading

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Quirky, which Brought us Pawcet and Hundreds of Other Products, Is No More

Quirky, an invention platform startup that created the magnificent Pawcet, a drinking fountain for dogs, is, alas, no more. After raising more than $180 million from investors and bringing more than 400 products to the market over its 6 years … Continue reading

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Scientific Process

Scientific process as we imagine it to be and as it is.

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