What if social networks made markets virtuous?

...October 14, 2009

This post is a contribution by Sophie Bruand, founder of QUIP, this post was originally published on her blog (http://blog.quip.fr). Social networks, by allowing their users to speak freely about various businesses, brands, products and services; going so far as to allow lobbying groups to form has changed the power dynamic between economic agents. Before […]

What if the “Minority Report” wall was in your living room?

What if the “Minority Report” wall was in your living room?

...October 11, 2009

Will Panasonic kill Ikea?  Thanks to the Life Wall, in demonstration in Tokyo, your entire life is on your wall!  You no longer need the Billy library shelf or a television screen in your living room—just a white wall! 😉 This post is a reprint (and translation) of an article published on the 9th of […]

What if two-seater cars were four-wheel motorcycles?

What if two-seater cars were four-wheel motorcycles?

...October 11, 2009

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7rl5LrrLOQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] October 24th will be the opening day of the Tokyo Motor Show.  To mark the event, Nissan, pioneers of zero emission, has revealed a very original project for a compact engine. It is practical and the combination of a car and a motorcycle: the Land Glider.  Measuring 3.1 meters long and 1.1 meters wide, […]

What if physics were an esthetic?

What if physics were an esthetic?

...October 10, 2009

Do you know the ferrofluid sculptures?  In the below video Sachiko Kodama, a Japanese artist, creates a work of art with no special effects, based only on purely physical effects.  These are dynamic tin sculptures that react to electromagnetic fields.  When there is no magnetic field, the tower is simply a spiral, but as soon […]

What if Brazil were this coming decade’s guiding light?

What if Brazil were this coming decade’s guiding light?

...October 4, 2009

Is Lula stronger than Obama?  Even the (furtive) presence of the American President in support of Chicago, could not quell the poor relations between the International Olympic Committee and its American section (USOC).  The argument for the “first city of the South American continent” to host the Olympics as well as the presence of Lula […]