Monthly Archives: July 2012

Formula 1 technology monitors children in hospital

An interesting article in the BBC this morning highlighted how technology is being adapted to different fields. Telemetric data from cars is being continuously recorded and fed back to the F1 team, allowing them to monitor the levels of tyre … Continue reading

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Inventive Principles and the Olympic Cauldron

It was good to see a number of Inventive Principles at work in the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony on Friday night.  Segmentation, Dynamics and Merging (among others) enabled the design to solve a number of physical contradictions: There … Continue reading

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The future of the umbrella

One problem from the recent bad weather we have been having here in the UK is that you can’t guarantee what the weather will be like from one hour to the next. To be prepared, you need to have an umbrella, … Continue reading

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Intel’s New ‘Ivy Bridge’ Computer Chips

When we see the latest high-tech developments announced, it can be instructive how they still fit into the generic solutions contained in the 40 Principles. I was recently reading of Intel’s latest range of computer chips and their breakthrough new … Continue reading

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Which Apple product is best? Let the market decide

Apple unveiled 2 new versions of the MacBook Pro at their recent conference. One version has a 15.4 inch screen, retina display, is 1.8 cm thick and weighs just over 2 kilos, while the other has a 15.4 inch screen … Continue reading

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