Intellectual Property

/Intellectual Property

smart glass/ electrochromatic glass

smart glass/ electrochromatic glass: windows with technology sandwiched between two plates of glass with electrical power and Internet connections that can be programmed to adjust sunlight conditions to reduce heat and glare. *** TROVELOG *** The tinted world of tomorrow is coming, and airports—mini-cities of steel, concrete and lots and lots of glass—are interested. In a test last fall, Dallas-Fort Worth International [...]

Indie Rock/ Mali

Everywhere you turn these days, it seems that the indie rock world is exploring African sounds. Labels like Dead Oceans, Secretly Canadian and True Panther have also begun releasing new recordings by African musicians, those acts have begun playing American gigs, and African music regularly gets attention on the indie-minded Web sites of Pitchfork, Mojo [...]

Categories: Africa, Entertainment, Ethnicity, FACTS, Intellectual Property, Mali, Music|

Apple/ cash

       [Some Apple investors have] deep frustrations over Apple's cash pile, a $50 billion lode that is expected to swell to $70 billion by year-end. The vast sum exceeds the gross domestic product of two-thirds of the world's countries—and all but 36 of the market values of companies in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock [...]