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23 02, 2021

Stunning video of NASA’s Perseverance rover touching down on Mars

By |2021-02-23T14:29:38+01:00February 23rd, 2021|Curiosity|0 Comments

If you want to see an example of technical innovation, you need to see this video of NASA's latest rover touching down on the surface of Mars. In these 3 minutes, you see the result of hundreds of thousands of hours of human innovation and billions of dollars in research & development, to gently lower [...]

16 02, 2021

The importance of deliberate practice

By |2021-02-16T16:46:29+01:00February 16th, 2021|Curiosity|0 Comments

A lot of people think that in order to get better at something, you need to practice. What most people fail to realise though is how important it is to do the right type of practice. Take this example: Who would be a better driver? Someone with 45,000 hours over 25 years of experience driving, [...]

5 02, 2021

Learned Helplessness in creativity

By |2021-02-05T17:27:55+01:00February 5th, 2021|Curiosity|0 Comments

How is it possible for a human to control a fully-grown, 6 tonne elephant with only a piece of string? And how does this relate to people feeling like there is no point in doing anything with their idea, or thinking that they aren't even creative? It all has to do with a psychological condition [...]

6 01, 2021

This Chinese village used to produce 60% of the world’s oil paintings, Part 2

By |2021-01-05T16:14:49+01:00January 6th, 2021|Curiosity|0 Comments

In yesterday's post, we spoke about Dafen, the town in China where previously up to 60% of the world's oil painting replicas were produced. And how copying other people's work was not creative, even when it is done with real skill. But Dafen has been evolving, just like the surrounding Shenzhen region. From an area [...]

2 01, 2021

These 2 guys have found a way to make leather out of cactus

By |2021-01-01T14:54:22+01:00January 2nd, 2021|Curiosity|0 Comments

Leather is a luxurious material, but it is also one of the most resource-intensive and pollution-rich materials in the fashion industry. These two Entrepreneurs from Mexico are trying to change that, with a new way to produce vegan leather from cactuses. While most faux-leather is made from plastic, their leather is made from a patented [...]

26 03, 2020

5 innovative solutions to combat Coronavirus developed by creative companies

By |2020-03-26T21:48:30+01:00March 26th, 2020|Curiosity|0 Comments

Necessity is the mother of invention. This famous saying is especially true right now, as the world is struggling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. However, some companies and creative individuals have already come up with innovative solutions to the problem. While scientists are still learning more about the virus and are trying [...]

21 02, 2020

3D printing is the future of home construction

By |2020-02-21T09:59:15+01:00February 21st, 2020|Curiosity|0 Comments

If you have been following recent innovations, you will definitely have heard about the benefits of 3D printing in the design and prototyping of new products. But did you know that we are beginning to 3D print entire buildings now? These new large-scale printers deposit layers of concrete, which harden to form the walls of [...]