Mark Lim

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Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

Students Win Seed Money To Make Flour From Insects

Mohammed Ashour has a big order to fill: By March 2014, he has to deliver 10 tons of grasshoppers to customers in Mexico.<p>He and four other MBA students at McGill University in Montreal have a plan to farm insects in poor countries and turn them into flour that can be used in everything from bread …

Brands, It’s Time To Get Moving: Why Action-Oriented Marketing Is The Way Forward

In the latest in his series on neuroscience and marketing, Douglas Van Praet argues that humans are driven by movement and memory, and the best brands think beyond grabbing eyeballs and focus on creating experiences.<p>Despite our continued homage to the almighty 30-second spot and the much heralded …

Marketing

The end of kindness: weev and the cult of the angry young man

<i>How internet abuse works: she displeases him and he tries to punish her. He posts doctored photos of her to the web. In one, a noose is near her head. In another, her children appear to be performing sex acts. He emails graphic threats about violating her with a chainsaw. He sneers that she is too</i> …

Feminism

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Information Systems

The world's smallest violin: scientist uses proteins to create a new musical instrument

You can now hear the sweet musical stylings of plant proteins, courtesy of this biotech gizmo<p>If proteins could talk, what would they say? Josiah Zayner still doesn't know — but he does have a sense of what they'd want to sing. That's because Zayner has developed a new musical instrument that relies …

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

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NASA is farming lettuce in space

Starting in December, NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever, according to a new report in <i>Modern Farmer</i>. Called the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE for short), the minimal rig will accommodate six romaine lettuce plants grown under pink LED lamps, ready for …

Phonebloks: A modular phone you update a piece at a time

Rather than throwing out an entire smartphone when something breaks or you want to upgrade, the Phonebloks concept fits together like Lego so you can swap pieces out as needed.<p>One of the most annoying things about some smartphones (and other gadgets) is that they don't have removable batteries. Or …