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A biologist, an engineer, a designer and a musical robot builder walk into a room. Not a joke; it’s their officeA biologist, an engineer, a designer and a musical robot builder walk into a room. Not a joke; it’s their office

Posted By Helen Walters

Listen to too much talk about innovation, and before long you’re bound to hear someone utter the “cross” word. It might be followed by “fertilization,” maybe “pollination,” perhaps even “disciplinary,” but the sharing of ideas with unlike-minded people is a hot topic, the holy grail of wannabe world-changers. After all, the thinking goes, working with […]

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Mother knows best: Re-making the Embrace baby warmer for momsMother knows best: Re-making the Embrace baby warmer for moms

Posted By Helen Walters

When Jane Chen and her team arrived in India five years ago, it was with a bold idea. They wanted to develop a simple, affordable solution to a terrible problem: infant mortality. They went to the right place. According to a recent Child Mortality report, produced by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, […]

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What to do about Detroit? A Q&A with urban planner, Toni GriffinWhat to do about Detroit? A Q&A with urban planner, Toni Griffin

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Everyone knows Detroit is in trouble. The list of problems assaulting the once-mighty Motor City is long and, from a look at national newspapers, incessantly documented. Most recently, the city filed for bankruptcy; its former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for public corruption. Since the booming 1950s, the city of Detroit […]

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11 fascinating talks from TEDWomen11 fascinating talks from TEDWomen

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

A dream analysis app creator. A fearless swimmer. The CEO of Campbell’s Soup. A spacesuit designer. These are the kinds of speakers who will take the stage when TEDWomen 2013 kicks off at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center tomorrow. With three sessions centered around the theme “Invented Here,” the event will be a global look at […]

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The inventors, trailblazers and performers of TEDWomen 2013, “Invented Here”The inventors, trailblazers and performers of TEDWomen 2013, “Invented Here”

Posted By Tedstaff

Invented here. There. And, well, everywhere. This year’s TEDWomen is dedicated to out-of-the-box thinking from women around the globe. TEDWomen 2013 will take place on December 4th through 6th in San Francisco — but the whole world will be watching. There are 220 TEDxWomen events being held in 58 countries, each tuning into the webcast of the […]