quantum

Politicians, writers, and even Lady Gaga have referenced quantum physics, but in its early, more scientific days, quantum mechanics was the source of a tussle between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. Read More...

Innovation Hub Live

Get your tickets now for an exclusive, interactive taping of Innovation Hub at the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University.

the Smithsonian

 
Here are three things to know about the institutions we're chipping away at this week:

1. Grocery shoppers in Ontario can get legal advice on their way to the deli counter. And lowering the cost of lawyers in the U.S. is a challenge, but not impossible, says USC law professor Gillian Hadfield.

2. Peter Thiel gives students $100,000 fellowships to drop out of college and he says it’s time that we focus on physical innovations, instead of relying on the virtual world.

3. Brainstorming sessions might not get you the results you want. Thinking up ideas in solitude is more effective, says author Susan Cain.

law library

Lawyers, suited up and steeped in tradition, aren’t usually seen as cutting-edge, but embracing technology may be the only thing to save the legal profession. Read More...

Graduation

Laura Deming, a partner at the Longevity Fund, researches how to extend life. It all started after receiving a $100,000 fellowship to drop out of college and pursue her passion. Read More...

Shy guy

We often believe that extroverts - those boisterous, outgoing folks at the office - have the best ideas. But if the boss overlooks introverts, great ideas may be lost, says Susan Cain, author of “Quiet.Read More...

startup school

Peter Thiel is not content to sit back on his past accomplishments. The outspoken co-founder of PayPal and author of “Zero to One” searches relentlessly for the next big thing. Read More...

wind farm sunset

 
Here are three things you should know about this week's show:

1. Majoring in biology, philosophy, or history is passé. In fact, author Jeff Selingo says we should scrap the major entirely and instead encourage students to immerse themselves in real-world projects.

2. You shouldn't be so proud of your Prius. We need bigger, systemic change, according to clean-energy researcher Dan Nocera. And some of that change may actually come from the military.

3. Raises and promotions aren't that great. A new set of values is flooding into the workforce, argues Noise CEO Joe Kessler, and employers need to adjust.

Happy Birthday

Hey Everyone!

Three years ago - October of 2011 - the very first episode of Innovation Hub aired. 

At the time, we were earning pretty close to nothing. We aired when almost no one was awake. But doing the show was still a blast, because we got to talk about some of the most thrilling, compelling ideas out there.

And that's what we're still doing - thanks to our amazing listeners! Listen to my memories of the show below, and you'll get to hear from my daughter, my producer, and my boss. 

Talk to you soon,

Kara

beakers

Driving a Prius may help psychologically, but to really be effective, renewable energy solutions need to happen on a national level. Dan Nocera, a leader in clean energy research, talks about big-picture solutions. Read More...

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