Marks Left Deep Underground May Be Humans'' Legacy
MSNBC Science Headlines, 19 hours ago
Researchers say our global web of mines and boreholes, going as deep as 7.6 miles underground, may be humanity''s longest-lasting mark on the planet.
Mystery Crater Baffles Scientists in Utah
MSNBC Science Headlines, 19 hours ago
A strange formation at the bottom of a Utah irrigation pond baffles farmers and scientists. KSL''s John Hollenhorst reports.
Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea, Diverting Flights
MSNBC Science Headlines, 19 hours ago
A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea on Friday sent smoke and ash spewing high over the South Pacific island nation.
Photos of ''Yeti Footprints'' Go Up for Auction
MSNBC Science Headlines, 19 hours ago
The photos were taken by British mountaineer Eric Earle Shipton during a 1951 expedition on Mount Everest.
Nocturne: Photos Shed Light on Creatures of the Night
MSNBC Science Headlines, 19 hours ago
Nocturnal animals get their turn in the spotlight in "Nocturne," a picture book by photographer Traer Scott.
Nocturne: Photos Shine Light on Creatures of the Night
MSNBC Science Headlines, 19 hours ago
Nocturnal animals get their turn in the spotlight in "Nocturne," a picture book by photographer Traer Scott.
Yellowstone Reminds Tourists: Leave Your Drones at Home
MSNBC Science Headlines, 19 hours ago
Yellowstone officials say at least three tourists have been cited this summer for illegally flying drones in the park.
Foldit Video Gamers Join the Fight Against Ebola
MSNBC Science Headlines, 19 hours ago
Online game players are using a collaborative puzzle program called Foldit to help look for new treatments for the deadly Ebola virus.
Powering the Future of Automotive Innovation
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
Last week, J.D. Power and Associates released its 2012 U.S. Initial Quality Study. The annual study, now in its 26th year, serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality measured at 90 days of ownership. The study is used extensively by manufacturers worldwide to help them design and deliv...
Before You Develop Your Next Product, Tune into Your Customers
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
Study after study finds products failing in large numbers and largely due to products insufficiently meeting the wants and needs of consumers. Listening to customers does not mean bowing to their every request.  But it does mean understanding: What customers like or dislike about your current p...
The Connected Enterprise: Making Information Actionable to Drive Innovation
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
For most global manufacturers, connecting innovation teams to one another –  and to the information and insights necessary to advance innovation – remains a critical and unmet challenge. And, despite the growing availability and amount of data around the globe on the Internet, ...
Empowering Knowledge-Driven Product Development
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
For centuries, breakthroughs in innovation have relied on breakthroughs in collecting, analyzing and leveraging past knowledge and expertise.  Businesses today are amassing mountains of customer, product, market, and other data.  With the amount of information that companies hold increasin...
IBM CEO Study Finds `Connectivity' Essential to Fueling Innovation
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
IBM’s latest study of more than 1700 CEOs across 60 countries and every industry suggests CEOs are looking to new and deeper ‘connections’ with employees, customers and partners to fuel innovation, grow market share and dive into new markets. To achieve competitive differentiation ...
What Information Do Engineers Seek?
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
Whether tasked with developing new products, updating and extending existing products or streamlining production, there is a lot of information that engineers need in order: Develop knowledge and expertise Obtain the latest technology and market trends Solve problems Develop solutions Research via f...
Social Technologies to Promote Collaborative Innovation
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
When it comes to innovation, most companies rely on a blend of internal and external resources and inputs, with forward-looking organizations leveraging customers, partners and experts outside the company's four walls.  So, what tools and resources do engineers and other innovation workers use ...
INFOGRAPHIC: Challenges in Innovation Decision-Making
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
For engineers, scientists, researchers and other technical personnel, the ability to access and leverage knowledge is critical. Unfortunately, with valuable technical knowledge increasingly dispersed across and beyond an organization, product development teams often fail to find the inform...
Does Big Data Fuel Your Innovation Decisions?
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
This week, the Big Data Innovation Summit is here in Boston (home to Invention Machine, recently acquired by IHS).  Execs across industries will come together to strategize how best to capitalize on of the wealth of Big Data flooding their organizations.  The goal? Enhance company performa...
INFOGRAPHIC: Exploring the Deep Web with Semantic Search
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
The Web is fast becoming a titanic, complex entity. By the year 2015, it's estimated that one zettabyte of content will be added to the web each and every year. Navigating this sea of information presents more and more of a challenge -- particularly when much of that content is not easily accessed b...
Why Keyword Search is Ill-Suited to Product Development
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
Traditional keyword search is designed to help knowledge workers find information that they know exists - a part number, for example, or a named document, or a subject matter expert's name in a document.  For these kinds of applications, keyword search is the right tool for the job.  ...
Exploit Global Knowledge with Cross-Language Semantic Search
Invention Machine Blog, 19 hours ago
Product development has gone global - with products being created, part by part, at manufacturing centers across the globe. Roles and tasks, from manufacturing to R&D, have also become increasingly globally distributed. The benefits to global product teams are many and include shortening develop...