As an inventor, I've made more mistakes than I care to mention. To me, that is the greatest missed opportunity in education. I'd go as far to say we should award marks for good mistakes. Success may satisfy, but failure drives a hunger.
PBS News Hour recently had a special on the main topic I've been writing about here on The Huffington Post and elsewhere: unemployment and inequality caused by technology and, in particular, automation.
Why women technologists are so invisible is a mystery to me. While I can't lay the blame entirely on the comic books of my day, I can say that luckily today's kids have more choices of heroes who are strong female protagonists.
The day after 23-year old Jake Villanueva posted his first story on Reddit about his own struggle with cancer, he woke up to find an overwhelming flood of comments and well-wishes from strangers throughout the globe.
Simple observations can inspire leaps in understanding. In designing a vacuum that didn't choke on dust, I looked to a sawmill. I saw centrifugal force being used to separate dirt and wondered - could the same principle be used on a smaller scale?