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25 03, 2019

Why machines that bend (compliant mechanisms) may be the future

By |2019-03-25T23:13:00+10:00March 25th, 2019|Curiosity|0 Comments

In the video above, Dr Derek Mueller from Veritasium takes us into the world of compliant mechanisms. What are compliant mechanisms? In mechanical engineering, compliant mechanisms are flexible mechanisms that transfer an input force and displacement at one port to an output force and displacement at another port through elastic body deformation. These may be monolithic (single-piece) or jointless [...]

31 12, 2018

New Year’s Resolution from Idea to Value: More Videos in 2019

By |2018-12-31T05:42:30+10:00December 31st, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

I want to wish you a very happy new year, and hope you enjoy tonight's 2019 New Year's Eve as much as I plan on it. Hopefully, 2018 has been successful for you, with lots of creative ideas, and many of those turned into real innovations. I have been thinking back on the past year, [...]

17 12, 2018

How the Netherlands has innovated agriculture to become the world’s #2 exporter of food

By |2018-12-17T03:44:55+10:00December 17th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

The Netherlands (some will call them Holland) is by many accounts quite a small country. With a land mass of only 41,543 km2, it is approximately the size of Maryland. And the total Dutch population of just over 17 million people is smaller than some of the world's current largest cities. And yet, this country is the [...]

10 12, 2018

This news is incredibly boring but innovative: There is a new definition of a kilogram

By |2018-12-10T06:27:16+10:00December 10th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

Instead of being tied to a physical object in France, the international standard for the kilogram is now based on one of the fundamental constants of nature. And to achieve this, scientists have agreed to change the very definition of one of the constants of physics. You might be asking why I am talking about [...]

18 10, 2018

Neuromarketing: 6 Things Marketers Can Learn from Neuroscience

By |2018-10-18T11:34:38+10:00October 18th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

As much as some creative marketers would like to focus on the extent to which their work is artistry, everything they do is based on consistent principles that are only so flexible. We differ personally in many ways, but human psychology is fairly consistent across all demographics, and we can use what we know about [...]

11 06, 2018

Spirit of innovation: this distillery makes a 20-year rum in only 6 days (99.92% faster)

By |2018-06-11T13:55:18+10:00June 11th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

When people think of innovation, they often think about companies that are doing things in a fundamentally new way to the current status quo. Often, these innovations need to be "better" (itself a tricky thing to define). But not only a little bit better, but substantially better. As Google famously says, they want to be [...]

14 05, 2018

Google Duplex A.I. envisions a future where you are fooled into speaking with robots

By |2018-05-14T10:00:30+10:00May 14th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

What would happen if you got a phone call asking to make an appointment at your business? The person on the other end of the line was friendly and held a completely normal conversation where they answered all of your questions as you would expect. Would you ever even think about whether you might be [...]

2 04, 2018

This innovative software can now recognise thousands of objects in real time

By |2018-04-03T11:42:58+10:00April 2nd, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

Object recognition has come a long way from the days of Optical Character Recognition being used to recognise text characters. Nowadays, we are using computers to recognise all sorts of things, like voice commands, images or the contents of legal documents. However, one of the most fascinating applications of the improved performance of image recognition [...]

12 02, 2018

This new Japanese banana has a peel you can eat

By |2018-02-12T10:30:45+10:00February 12th, 2018|Curiosity|0 Comments

I didn't that I would be writing about innovation in fruit this week. But that is exactly what I found when someone told me about a new type of banana from Japan. D&T farms has found a new way of cultivating bananas which appears to have two very useful perks. This is achieved through a [...]

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