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1. Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots for Advanced Manipulation Applications

The exactness, overall output, and speed are amazing. But whenever I see something like this what I really want to know is how much time/effort went into creating the instructions for the robots to follow. It's like a car, or just about any other manufactured product. They don't just appear out of thin air. The manufacturing process has been designed and probably took more time to design than the product itself.

2.  Innoveracy: Misunderstanding Innovation

Horace Dediu explains what innovation is and how it differs from novelty, invention, and creation.
Novelty: Something new
Creation: Something new and valuable
Invention: Something new, having potential value through utility
Innovation: Something new and uniquely useful

3. Americans think owning a home is better for them than it is

4. Project Thirty Three

Project Thirty-Three is a shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these simple shapes come to life on vintage album covers.

5. Tools for Unlocking Innovation

And a quote for the weekend:

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"

--Upton Sinclair