Innovations Blog


Mon, Nov 17, 2014 11:11 am

This week, in the Amsterdam suburb of Krommenie, a little stretch of bikeway officially opened to the public. It’s not all that long—not even three-quarters the length of an American football field—but it is perhaps a glimpse into the future for a country that has almost 22,000 miles of bike trails.

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 10:04 am

This August, on the James River in Virginia, the U.S. Navy staged the kind of scene you’d expect to see at the beginning of a James Bond movie. As a large ship moved through the water, a helicopter overhead spotted an unidentified boat approaching and sent a warning to a small fleet of escort boats. Some were armed with loudspeakers, others with flashing lights, another with a .50 caliber machine gun.  

Tue, Oct 7, 2014 10:37 am

In the future, we’re going to make fewer visits to the doctor’s office, and it will have little to do with scales that show more pounds than the ones at home or the interminable waits on cold exam tables.

It has to do with our phones.

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 8:31 am

Where would the Impressionists have been without the invention of portable paint tubes that enabled them to paint outdoors?  Who would have heard of Andy Warhol without silkscreen printing? The truth is that technology has been providing artists with new ways to express themselves for a very long time.