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The Technology That Allowed the Titanic Survivors to Survive The Day Books of Chicago

The Technology That Allowed the Titanic Survivors to Survive

The 700 people who escaped from the disaster owed their lives to the inventor of radio.

Predicting the Driverless Car (in 1958) Popular Science via Modern Mechanix

Predicting the Driverless Car (in 1958)

The automated car of the past would have relied on an electrified road.

The Object Poster, the Visual Pun, and 3 Other Ideas That Changed Design Michelin

The Object Poster, the Visual Pun, and 3 Other Ideas That Changed Design

Five innovations that transformed our visual language.

'Cyberplasm' Micro-Robot Takes Inspiration From Parasitic Fish Great Lakes Fishery Commission

'Cyberplasm' Micro-Robot Takes Inspiration From Parasitic Fish

This disease-hunting bot is based on the sea lamprey.

Facebook, the Dark Horse in the Education Revolution Facebook

Facebook, the Dark Horse in the Education Revolution

Its return to the past could reveal the network's future.

Building a Smarter Forest

Building a Smarter Forest

Cutting-edge tech -- algorithms and robots and drones -- could save lives during natural disasters.

Finally, a Google for Grandma CCTV

Finally, a Google for Grandma

An instructional program piloted by the search giant wants to help bridge the Internet's generational divide.

School Power: The Case for Keeping Innovation in the Hands of Universities wikipedia

School Power: The Case for Keeping Innovation in the Hands of Universities

America's university-innovation engine is the envy of the world. Let's not change that.

The Amazing Experimental Car Designs That Spawned the Ford Mustang Prelinger Archive

The Amazing Experimental Car Designs That Spawned the Ford Mustang

A 1960s documentary by Ford is a whirlwind history of automotive design and innovation, culminating with the Mustang in 1964.

'Inspiration is 80% Mental, 40% Physical': Your Secrets of Creativity Wikimedia commons

'Inspiration is 80% Mental, 40% Physical': Your Secrets of Creativity

Earlier this week, I asked Atlantic readers to share how they come up with their best ideas. Here's what you said

How the Marshall Amp Changed Rock—and the Meaning of 'Loud' AP Images

How the Marshall Amp Changed Rock—and the Meaning of 'Loud'

Jim Marshall's famous black box allowed bands to be heard by larger crowds than ever before.

Can Online Education Be Both Successful and Good for Us? Skillshare

Can Online Education Be Both Successful and Good for Us?

We're witnessing the beginning of a much-needed revolution in education.

America, Fast and Slow: The Economy's Love Affair With Efficiency Reuters

America, Fast and Slow: The Economy's Love Affair With Efficiency

David Brooks is right: The U.S. economy is an uneven landscape, where highly productive sectors rub up against industries that are adding people more than technology. What's the fix?

How to Fail Less: Steve Blank on the Secrets of Start-Ups Tom&Kwikki/shutterstock

How to Fail Less: Steve Blank on the Secrets of Start-Ups

Some people say you can't teach start-ups. "They're ignorant," Blank says.

The Creepiness Factor: How Obama and Romney Are Getting to Know You GreenCarReports.com

The Creepiness Factor: How Obama and Romney Are Getting to Know You

The presidential campaigns have the technology to know more about voters than any other bids in history.

Wireless Competitors Are Banding Together to Reduce Cellphone Thefts Shutterstock/Pavel Ignatov

Wireless Competitors Are Banding Together to Reduce Cellphone Thefts

The networks are joining the government to create a mega-database of stolen phones.

Silicon Valley of the 14th Century: What the U.S. Can Learn From 1386 Germany Wikimedia Commons

Silicon Valley of the 14th Century: What the U.S. Can Learn From 1386 Germany

This is a story about how innovation happens. It begins in 1386 after the great Papal Schism (seriously), demonstrates the ability of universities to foster capitalism, and concludes with a surprising hero of the modern world: lawyers.

How Computers Are Creating a Second Economy Without Workers Mikulich Alexander Andreevich / Shutterstock

How Computers Are Creating a Second Economy Without Workers

Call it the post-employee economy: The digital revolution is creating billions of dollars of wealth in a second world without people.

The Computer Monitor That Can Tell If You're Slouching Philips

The Computer Monitor That Can Tell If You're Slouching

A sensor embedded in Phillips' new monitor helps you keep track of your posture, which is only a little creepy.

The Weirdest Thing About the Instagram Deal Reuters

The Weirdest Thing About the Instagram Deal

Why did Instagram's founders dilute their own stake in the company just four days before finalizing its acquisition?

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