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Corvette C7 ups C6 weight by 90 pounds: technology not feather light

This week the difference between generations in the Chevrolet Corvette have come down to the overall weight of the vehicles. In the 2014 Corvette …

Loopwheels

Shocks can only get you so far — if you're looking for ultimate comfort on your bike, you need to add suspension to the wheels themselves. That's …

Gear & Gadgets

Is Timex Suffering the Early Stages of Disruption?

In the early days of an innovation, it’s hard to tell whether we are looking at the future or just another blip on the screen.<p>Take the case of the Hudson Watch Company (HWC). It just got its first round of funding. From Kickstarter. It raised $115,703 from 409 backers, and will now go into …

What SpaceX Can Teach Us About Cost Innovation

Earlier this week, the space-transport start-up SpaceX had its most successful launch test yet with Grasshopper, the first fully and rapidly reusable rocket. This is the latest step in the company’s journey to dramatically reduce the cost of space travel, and follows the first private resupply of …

How to Tell a Story with Data

An excellent visualization, according to Edward Tufte, expresses “complex ideas communicated with clarity, precision and efficiency.” I would add that an excellent visualization also tells a story through the graphical depiction of statistical information. As I discussed in an earlier post, …