There were trending stories on clean energy and hoverbikes this week.
I was inspired by an oddities museum, centuries old windmills and African fairy circles this week!
This week I found robotic heart sleeves and the tightest knot ever!
This week there were seadragons, light displays and a child’s toy turned into an affordable scientific device.
Star Wars is a modern myth that resonates with and is beloved by the modern world. People have been complaining about the quality of the latest offerings of the Star Wars universe. Even its most dedicated fans say the are pale shadows of the original movies. Yet I find useful lessons in creativity from both its strengths and flaws.
Sometimes a franchise is so popular that fans are willing to wait out bad decisions and missteps and wait until more canny management comes up with better products.
So far it’s most dynamic character is Darth Vader who even survived the mischaracterization of being a whiny brat in the prequels. I wish George Lucas had made young Anakin as charismatic as Darth Vader. Yet I saw people still cheer him on in Rogue One, which goes to prove that myth is resilient in whatever form it takes.
IBM has interesting predictions.
This week I found aurochs, mummies and a lost city were trending.
This week I checked out Nasa’s new projects, found a self-healing ‘Wolverine’ material and discovered an optical illusion that determines if you need glasses.