Innovation All Around Us: Using Gold to Fight Cancer

Innovation is an essential component of any society or community that seeks to avoid the trappings of conformity.  To that end, here is the most recent post in the occasional series titled “Innovation All Around Us”. Using Gold to Fight Cancer Gold’s existence has been recorded in multiple cultures for well over 2000 years.  Throughout the rise of mankind this…

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Innovation All Around Us: Glow in the Dark Trees

Innovation is an essential component of any society or community that seeks to avoid the trappings of conformity.  To that end, I introduce the first post in an occasional series titled “Innovation All Around Us”. Glow in the Dark Trees “San Francisco-based entrepreneur Antony Evans has come up with a radical idea for curbing power usage: “What if we…

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The Hidden Cost of Our Smart Phones

Tin, tungsten, and tantalum are three necessary metals for smart phones, computers, and laptops.  The problem is where these metals come from.   In a recent Smithsonian Magazine article on Conflict the author, David Zax, tells us, “Leading sources for those critically important metals are mined in Congo, where a brutal civil was has claimed more than five million lives…

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