Innovation in architecture

The Chicago skyline is ever changing, and since November has added a dazzling new addition to the gorgeous architecture. This is an amazing building. The new four-star Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in downtown Chicago is 81 stories high, and looks very unconventional. One of the more unique design innovations is the balcony. No matter which

Capturing Fingerprints From 20 Feet Away

Without you ever knowing it, authorities could scan and read your fingerprints from 20 feet away! Thanks to biometric technology, you could soon gain entrance to your workplace, hotel room or the gym by simply waving your hand toward a nearby scanner at the front door. IDair, a Hunsville, Alabama-based company, will soon launch a

Drone development is a natural evolution

Drones are making a lot of news these days. Not only are they being used as offensive weapons to target insurgents and terrorists, but are also playing a role intelligence and surveillance, whether that be for wartime purposes, criminal information, border monitoring, or even controversial civilian surveillance. Some of the most interesting developments in drone

Paradise finding ways to be more green

I recently spent some time on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It is a beautiful island of diverse landscapes, very friendly people, and laid-back attitudes. However, when it comes to energy and efficiency innovation, Hawaii is moving rather quickly to create and commercialize clean energy sources. The island already leverages high levels of solar and

Raise your glass to innovation

Last week I was in the San Francisco area on business and over the weekend took the opportunity to visit Napa Valley wine country. Even here, where centuries of tradition and art are still applied to the production of wine, technology and science are also at work. I suppose that isn’t too surprising, as it