Monthly Archives: April 2014

Graphene, or 7300 patents waiting for commercialization

The BBC is running a cluster of stories today on graphene, a material consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms. The UK angle is that graphene was invented in Britain, but Chinese and American organizations have flooded the area … Continue reading

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Radical Conceptual Innovation

In After Virtue, Alasdair MacIntyre points out an argument made by Karl Popper–that new technology cannot be predicted with any specificity: Some time in the Stone Age you and I are discussing the future and I predict that within the … Continue reading

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Building Pillar One: Freedom To Innovate

Of the seven pillars of university new innovation practice, freedom to innovate is the most important. University policies on research and invention were at one time liberal. That is, faculty and students had the freedom to publish, experiment, discuss, collaborate, … Continue reading

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