Crean una batería en aerosol


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Permite convertir a cualquier objeto en fuente de energía. Está hecha en base aiones de litio, que se utilizan en celulares, laptops y autos eléctricos

El producto es más potente y tiene mayor capacidad de almacenamiento que la mayoría de las baterías recargablesNeelam Singh, un estudiante de ingeniería en laUniversidad Rice de Texas, Estados Unidos, dirigió el estudio publicado en la revistaNature Scientific Reports.

“Primero convertimos los componentes de la batería en pintura. Luego pudimos emplearlos para pintar literalmente cualquier superficie, con una simple pistola “, contó Singh.

 

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Innovation. What gives? | By Jorge Barba

Spotted this tweet a few minutes ago: #Innovation is rare. Proof: millions of cookbooks sold and read all with practically the same recipes. What gives?

What gives? Human nature.

Innovation is about people and whatever beliefs, habits and attitudes people have are the limiting factors that prevent them from adopting new viewpoints or ideas. Yes, innovation can be taught but as Jose Briones says: it requires that people have an open mind and that is an incredibly scarce resource.


By Jorge Barba, an Innovation Insurgent
http://www.game-changer.net

innovation what gives

Spotted this  tweet a few minutes ago: #Innovation is rare. Proof: millions of cookbooks sold and read all with practically the same recipes. What gives?

What gives? Human nature.

Innovation is about people and whatever beliefs, habits and attitudes people have are the limiting factors that prevent them from adopting new viewpoints or ideas. Yes, but as  Jose Briones says: it requires that people have an open mind and that is an incredibly scarce resource.

My amigo Jonathan Amm from  @ThinkTank_ probably said it best when he described the work we do as psychology work because those of us who are innovation insurgents are really in the business of opening people’s minds, . As far as all the recipes in books go, I wouldn’t be surprised that 10 years from now we’re still be talking about because human nature is one itch most don’t like to scratch. Most don’t and can’t think for themselves and resort to copycatting, which is essential to human evolution but detrimental to an organizations ability to be innovative. Leer más “Innovation. What gives? | By Jorge Barba”

Look to Nature for a Creative Breakthrough

This is the first in a series of creative thinking techniques — simple ways you can spark new insights, ideas, and ahas. The techniques are excerpted from my award-winning book, Awake at the Wheel.

Leonardo DaVinci got his idea for the airplane by watching birds in flight.

The creators of Kung Fu developed many of their techniques by watching animals fight.

The pharmaceutical industry develops many of its “miracle cures” by studying the natural healing properties of herbs and plants.

Bottom line, nature is a great source of breakthrough ideas.

The secret for meeting your biggest challenge, in fact, may have already been worked out thousands of years ago by a cockroach.


by Mitch Ditkoff

Look to Nature for a Creative BreakthroughThis is the first in a series of creative thinking techniques — simple ways you can spark new insights, ideas, and ahas. The techniques are excerpted from my award-winning book, Awake at the Wheel.

Leonardo DaVinci got his idea for the airplane by watching birds in flight.

The creators of Kung Fu developed many of their techniques by watching animals fight.

The pharmaceutical industry develops many of its “miracle cures” by studying the natural healing properties of herbs and plants.

Bottom line, nature is a great source of breakthrough ideas.

The secret for meeting your biggest challenge, in fact, may have already been worked out thousands of years ago by a cockroach. Leer más “Look to Nature for a Creative Breakthrough”

Cite Other Websites to Receive More Citations

A study by Nature.com has found that research papers that have a long reference list at the end are well cited.

The research suggests that scientists who reference the work of their peers are more likely to find their own work referenced in turn, and the effect is on the rise, with a single extra reference in an article now producing, on average, a whole additional citation for the referencing paper.

There is a ridiculously strong relationship between the number of citations a paper receives and its number of references. If you want to get more cited, the answer could be to cite more people.


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A study by Nature.com has found that research papers that have a long reference list at the end are well cited.

The research suggests that scientists who reference the work of their peers are more likely to find their own work referenced in turn, and the effect is on the rise, with a single extra reference in an article now producing, on average, a whole additional citation for the referencing paper.

There is a ridiculously strong relationship between the number of citations a paper receives and its number of references. If you want to get more cited, the answer could be to cite more people. Leer más “Cite Other Websites to Receive More Citations”

Scitable: Science Made Social [Interview]

Education is increasingly becoming digital, using social networks, videos and collaborative online tools to enhance the learning experience. One of the largest online social education communities is Scitable. A hybrid between a virtual classroom, a social network and a scientific journal repository, Scitable boasts several hundreds of thousand users around the world. We recently got to speak with Vikram Savkar, SVP and Publishing Director at Nature Publishing, about what Scitable is, what it offers to students, and the future of social education.

Can you give us a brief background of Scitable? Where did the idea for a collaborative science community come from?

Scitable is a spin-off of Nature Publishing Group, one of the world’s leading publishers of scientific research journals. Scitable is a collaborative online learning space for science, aimed at formal learners at the undergraduate, graduate, and high school levels and informal learners of all ages and from all walks of life.

To a large extent, the idea for a collaborative science education community came right out of the way science itself works. Science isn’t an isolated discipline — it’s inherently social. All scientists pick up data and conclusions from peers and extend them with new insight of their own; and most scientists directly collaborate with peers when developing their theories or designing experiments. We realized that a powerful solution for training scientists has to foster some degree of this collaboration. Otherwise it’s only educating students about the facts, not the process, of science.


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scitable Education is increasingly becoming digital, using social networks, videos and collaborative online tools to enhance the learning experience. One of the largest online social education communities is Scitable. A hybrid between a virtual classroom, a social network and a scientific journal repository, Scitable boasts several hundreds of thousand users around the world. We recently got to speak with Vikram Savkar, SVP and Publishing Director at Nature Publishing, about what Scitable is, what it offers to students, and the future of social education.

Can you give us a brief background of Scitable? Where did the idea for a collaborative science community come from?

Scitable is a spin-off of Nature Publishing Group, one of the world’s leading publishers of scientific research journals. Scitable is a collaborative online learning space for science, aimed at formal learners at the undergraduate, graduate, and high school levels and informal learners of all ages and from all walks of life.

To a large extent, the idea for a collaborative science education community came right out of the way science itself works. Science isn’t an isolated discipline — it’s inherently social. All scientists pick up data and conclusions from peers and extend them with new insight of their own; and most scientists directly collaborate with peers when developing their theories or designing experiments. We realized that a powerful solution for training scientists has to foster some degree of this collaboration. Otherwise it’s only educating students about the facts, not the process, of science. Leer más “Scitable: Science Made Social [Interview]”

35 Beautiful Web Designs Inspired by Nature

When creating a beautiful and memorable web design, many designers turn to nature to be inspired by the beauty of what surrounds us. Nature-inspired web design has become more common in recent years as large backgrounds and extensive use of images are being used. In this post we’ll take a look at some amazing examples of designs that can be created to incorporate various aspects of nature into a website.


When creating a beautiful and memorable web design, many designers turn to nature to be inspired by the beauty of what surrounds us. Nature-inspired web design has become more common in recent years as large backgrounds and extensive use of images are being used. In this post we’ll take a look at some amazing examples of designs that can be created to incorporate various aspects of nature into a website.

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Ecoki iPhone App

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Celebrating Earth Day Through Typography


Author Larissa
In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, I experimented with nature inspired typography. Using Adobe Photoshop, I formed letters of the alphabet using elements of nature.
post-2The complete alphabet

In this experiment, I was not necessarily trying to create a visual metaphor for each letter such as “A is for Apple” but seeking to create a balance of texture and color. I would also give huge props to Hand Made Font for inspiring this creative challenge.

Artist’s Block

The biggest challenge of this exercise was to think of 26 different expressions of nature. By the time I had 7 or 8 letters remaining, it started becoming rather difficult to think of new ideas. When you have a bad case of “artist’s block”, sometimes it’s best to just keep going because you never know when inspiration will spark.

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The letter “P” was possibly the most challenging trying to find the right lizard parts to make the Iguana bend.  This was one of the first letters I tackled. (Just for the record, I’m pretty sure that’s not even physically possible for iguanas to hang like that.)

I love geodes and letter “R” turned out quite nicely I think. It was one of the latter letters I completed. Leer más “Celebrating Earth Day Through Typography”