Gaurab Bhardwaj

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IBM’s “Frugal Innovation” Takes Root in Africa

Combining high and low tech, IBM’s famous R&D lab tackles the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing continent.<p>IBM Research is one of the world's …

Innovation

Crowdfunding Gender Equality

Supporting Girls And Women Worldwide<p>Supporting Girls And Women Worldwide<p>Deep-seated and pervasive gender discrimination still affects girls and women …

How a Tony-Nominated Broadway Director Pitch-Perfected His Film Debut

Jason Moore directed the Tony Award-winning “Avenue Q,” and after years of training with TV shows, he’s finally made his way to the big screen with “Pitch Perfect”–a comedy that required all of his particular skills.<p><i>Pitch Perfect</i> isn’t really a musical. It’s close enough, though, that it almost …

Here Are Some Troubling Demographic Trends To Consider Before The Jobs Report

Tomorrow's employment report is the major economic event of the week and one of the most closely watched indicators every month. The primary focus is on two items: The number of new jobs, based on the Establishment Survey (a monthly survey of businesses), and the unemployment rate, based on the …

How To Get Rid Of Polio For Good? There's A $5 Billion Plan

Polio is on the verge of being eliminated. Last year there were just over 200 cases of polio, and they occurred in just two remote parts of the world — northern Nigeria and the rugged Afghan-Pakistan border region.<p>A new $5.5 billion plan being pushed by the World Health Organization strives to …

Calling All Wes Cravens: Vimeo and Lionsgate Spawn a Spoof Horror Film Competition

This past spring’s Joss Whedon-penned <i>The Cabin in the Woods</i> was a twisty labyrinth of a horror movie. It didn’t just go for scares; it also neatly dissected the whole horror genre in a satirical way, without reducing it to <i>Scary Movie 4</i>-type reference-dropping. Now the studio behind the film is …

Why Samsung holds the lion's share of the smartphone market

Img Source: Flickr:iam_photo<p>Have you ever wondered how Samsung got to where it is today? A few years ago, it barely had any presence at all in the worldwide smartphone market. In fact, its very first smartphone was a huge flop. But it slowly rose to become not only one of the biggest names in the …

Somewhere Over The Brainbow: The Journey To Map the Human Brain

During the State of the Union, President Obama said the nation is about to embark on an ambitious project: to examine the human brain and create a road map to the trillions of connections that make it work.<p>"Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy — every …

Buzz Aldrin Shares Mars Mission Plan in New Book

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin advocates a manned mission to Mars in his upcoming book, <i>Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration</i>. Aldrin, 83, is known …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

How A Tool For Perfect Human Vision Grew From One Of NASA's Greatest Blunders

Technology used to build NASA’s newest eyes on the heavens will help people see farther and clearer.<p>Since the day the Hubble Space Telescope blinked open and saw a blurry heavens, the world of telescope optics has revolved around double-checking every possible detail. To see clearly, a telescope's …

How To Explode “Narrow Frame” Thinking To Unleash Great Ideas

Getting stuck in an either/or mindset leaves you with two ideas–when in reality there are a million in between. A case study in frozen bananas reveals the process.<p>Studies have found that people tend to make “whether or not” decisions, like “I’m deciding whether or not to quit my job,” or “I’m …

Framing

How To Write Content For Your Company People Actually Want To Read

Companies realize the importance of branded content–but very few do it well (unless their goal is to turn off readers, or perhaps put them to sleep). Six basic tips to help your copy shine.<p>When it comes to doing business on the Internet, nothing brings in new leads and generates buzz about your …

Marketing

Can Technology End Poverty?

If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us end global poverty. Advances have indeed made a huge difference in the lives of the poor, but there’s also a healthy amount of skepticism out there. Berkeley researcher Kentaro Toyama has a blog dedicated to calling out naïve or inappropriate …