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Fuel Your Passion for Innovation

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Most everything you touch today has some relationship to Thomas Edison. Before Edison’s death, he held 2,332 patents worldwide with 1,093 of those held in the U.S. The patents are responsible for items that use electricity as well as the concrete that holds together commercial buildings. However, the most important thing Edison accomplished was becoming … Continue reading Fuel Your Passion for Innovation

Liberated Pixels Take Flight

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Do you recall the opening scene of the 2017 Superbowl when flying drones circled like stars over Lady Gaga’s head? If you missed the beginning go online and check out the video. Bill Mitchell and I termed these things “liberated pixels” back in 2008 at the MIT Media Lab. The concept is simple: imagine any point of light … Continue reading Liberated Pixels Take Flight

Edison Universe Celebrates Student Innovators

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Edison Universe is committed to inspiring educational institutions and supporting the business world. Motivated by Edison’s unique vision, unbridled optimism, and insatiable curiosity, Edison Universe is focused on nourishing the possibilities, opportunities and foundations of success to empower the imaginations and vision of tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. This past month Edison Universe sponsored a contest that … Continue reading Edison Universe Celebrates Student Innovators

A recap of the 2017 Edison Awards

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On April 20,  innovators from over 20 countries, participated in informative panel discussions, and watched an episode of Shark Tank (Edison style) play out live at the 2017 Edison Awards. Over 500  forward thinkers in the forefront of technology and innovation gathered together at The New York Academy of Science and the historic Capitale to … Continue reading A recap of the 2017 Edison Awards

Reframing Failure as Learning – Astro Teller

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Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  2017 Edison Awards Achievement Honoree, Astro Teller, holds the same positive look about failure that Edison had.   Astro Teller of X says, “When you set out to explore a brave, new, weird place that no one’s ever explored before, … Continue reading Reframing Failure as Learning – Astro Teller

Sera Prognostics and PreTRM®: Taking the Fight against Preterm Birth Globally

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“Emotionally, I think the PreTRM test was huge for me.  I needed to make sure I was doing everything in my power to help my baby.  Taking a simple blood test like this, and finding out you are at higher risk could give you the push to see a specialist, or even make a ‘plan … Continue reading Sera Prognostics and PreTRM®: Taking the Fight against Preterm Birth Globally

Mining on Mars: Caterpillar + NASA

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  Caterpillar’s journey in mining automation began, in part, with a mission to Mars. “Caterpillar works with NASA on several key initiatives,” said Eric Reiners, engineering manager. “Some of the things we’ve done with NASA have included early work on remote control and automated machine features to be put to use on other planetary surfaces … Continue reading Mining on Mars: Caterpillar + NASA

The Power of Pivoting – Jeffrey R. Immelt

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2017 Edison Awards Achievement Honoree, Jeffrey R. Immelt is Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric.  GE traces its beginnings to Thomas A. Edison, who established Edison Electric Light Company in 1878. In 1892, a merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company created General Electric Company. Immelt says, “We may … Continue reading The Power of Pivoting – Jeffrey R. Immelt

Top 3 Infant Wellness Product at #EA17

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As any parent will tell you-“you never wake a sleeping baby,” and sometimes getting said baby to sleep is near impossible. However, this year three Edison Awards finalists are looking to help parents with this difficult task as well as promoting the health and wellness of your tiny mini-me.   Happiest Baby SNOO Smart Sleeper … Continue reading Top 3 Infant Wellness Product at #EA17

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