Innovators are comfortable dealing with uncertainty.
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Many great innovators have personality traits in common. Comfort with uncertainty is critical, but passion, curiosity and a number of other learnable skills can prime you for an innovate idea.
The global pandemic has interrupted supply chains for almost 75% of US companies.
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Medical supply shortages during the pandemic revealed that US industries are unable to provide essential goods in a crisis. A return to domestic production would boost incomes and prepare us for the next crisis.
Melbourne's Innovation Districts were launched a few years ago, but the impacts of COVID-19 have added urgency to having places to trial new ways of urban living.
Can plants signal to us when they are sick or detect radiation?
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Researchers are figuring out how plants respond to the presence of human cadavers. The findings could prove important for discovering the locations of murder victims or mass graves.
Introducing healthy genes to replace defective ones is the essence of gene therapy.
The immune system is trained to destroy viruses, even when they carry therapeutic cargo as is the case in gene therapy. Now researchers have figured out how to dial down the immune response.
Is he learning something?
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While providing access to digital technology is important, it won’t even the digital playing field. If teachers can embrace all students' digital interests as opportunities for learning, it would help.
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Many countries recruit overseas talent in science and technology, but China's approach to gaining intellectual property is particularly aggressive.
The education innovator, in London, in the late 1940s.
The innovative educator studied engineering and practiced medicine before devoting her life to spreading a new educational philosophy.
At a Midwest nursing home, a healthcare worker opens a glass panel to allow a visitor to safely talk with a resident.
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A new approach is making a big difference in Virginia.
Lights, camera, learn!
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For starters, why not have Hollywood team up with teachers to make education more entertaining?
Bricks could do double duty as building materials and supercapacitors.
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Bricks turn out to be useful for storing electricity thanks to their porousness and red pigment.
People wearing masks and social distancing at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes on May 30, 2020.
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Coronavirus is causing religious communities to rethink ways of expressing their faith. In the spirit of finding innovative ways to continue rituals, the pilgrimage to Lourdes was conducted online.
With the coronavirus pandemic, people are looking at more ways to explore and conduct research from home.
DIY labs have disrupted industries from alcohol to pharmaceuticals. During the coronavirus pandemic, curious people have more opportunities to innovate from home.
A woman carries a bucket of fresh water to an informal settlement in Khayelitsha,Cape Town.
COVID-19 has stretched South Africa's public health services to capacity. In response, the services have increased their capacity through innovation.
Mining and utilities businesses have low levels of innovation.
South African businesses have typically invested in innovation activities that help them prepare for technological and organisational change.
Marriage equality supporters in 2006 probably had no idea the law they advocated would spur innovation.
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Inventors in states with more socially liberal laws on the books end up with more diverse collaborators – and more higher-impact patents.
Treatment nationalism is a threat to us all.
During a pandemic, what would MacGyver do? He'd cobble together masks and ventilators from the things around him. Now health-care workers are doing the same. But there are risks.
Fewer students from abroad expected to study in the U.S.
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If fewer students from other countries enroll in US colleges and universities this fall due to COVID-19, the effects would be felt well beyond the campus, an expert warns.
COVID-19 is forcing us to look at business differently.