Archive for 2013

Reality and the big, fuzzy blah

The personal ambition to create, Summers says, is probably the same for an engineer as it is for a painter or a poet.

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In science, creativity is at first hypothetical

Lesly Temesvari would like to bury the notion that creativ­ity and science are somehow at odds.

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Connecting two cultures

As a poet and as a scholar who studies science communication, Steve Katz finds one not-so-obvious relation between “the two cultures” of the sciences and the humanities: creativity.

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Creativity can venture multiple versions

Ann Pegelow Kaplan specializes in contemporary photography and digital arts but was trained as an anthropologist.

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Creativity can make art of science

Working at the intersection of art and science, Hung “tweaks the methodologies of science,” she says.

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Jumping the ditch

So creativity, Paul says, does not necessarily yield a work that everyone instantly recognizes as good. In many cases, it reconfig­ures our idea of what good is.

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breakthrough

Sure, we want to be creative, but are we ready to handle the risks and the rigors? Meet some people who are.

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Waking from the nightmare of sleeping sickness

You’ve heard, “Starve a fever,” but what Jim Morris is trying to starve out is African sleeping sickness.

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Dysentery’s life raft

In regions with poor sanitation, amoebic dysentery delivers gut-wrenching misery to about 50 million people worldwide.

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This time, the foe is corrosion

The idea is to preserve the forts’ cultural heritage— including the cannons, artillery platforms, doors, railings, steps, and many small arti­facts now in the park’s museum collection.

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