Trends from April 2013…

Innovation and the future of universities
It is widely accepted that creativity and innovation are more than ever before the key resource for individuals and societies. Innovation is now the main avenue towards job creation and economic growth and the only route to a sustainable future.

There’s A Critical Difference Between Creativity And Innovation
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding creativity and innovation. “Creative types,” in particular, claim that creativity and innovation can’t be measured. Performance, however, demands measurement

You Lookin’ at Me? Reflections on Google Glass.
by Jan Chipchase.  There is but one remedy for the Glass wearer — a bucket of ice water in the face whenever you suspect he has taken you unawares…

Never Mind Facebook; Winklevoss Twins Rule in Digital Money
The Winklevii, as they are known, have amassed since last summer what appears to be one of the single largest portfolios of the digital money…

Innovation For Dummies
Why being too smart, isn’t too smart. The infinitely quotable—and really smart—Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells, study says
A team of Stanford University bioengineers has taken computing beyond mechanics and electronics into the living realm of biology…

Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics
Whether human genes can be patented.

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.

Swarm of Robots Could be Future of Medicine and Military, Researcher Says
British researchers are currently developing robot swarms that could ultimately lead to a better understanding of how a group of machines could work together in order to fulfill any given task …

New Interface Allows Humans to Move a Rat’s Tail With Their Thoughts
In what might be the first documented case of technologically-assisted interspecies telepathy, an international team of researchers has successfully created a non-invasive brain-to-brain interface that allows humans to make a rat move involuntarily…

Fancy that hat Rihanna’s wearing on TV? Shazam wants to help you track it down
The company behind the hugely popular smartphone tool is turning its focus on viewers’ consumption with a ‘one-click’ information service…

Now My Kinect Can Tell Me If I’m Depressed With 90% Accuracy
Kinect may not still be the end-all must have device in the living room for the gamer set but it is still being used for something much more interesting…