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Can certain cloud formations warn us of earthquakes?

This fascinating debate has been ongoing in the geology community for several decades. Using satellite imagery, retired Chemist Zhonghao Shou has found that certain cloud formations can foretell upcoming earthquakes with remarkable accuracy. Between 1994 and 2001 alone, his notifications … Continue reading

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Most innovative USA metros: 2000-2011

Below is a list of the twenty most innovative metropolitan areas in the United States, based on the number of patents issued between 2000 and 2011. Most surprising is the absence of the Research Triangle of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina; … Continue reading

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Innovation clusters of Canada

Based on 2006-2010 data, here is a list of those innovation clusters in Canada which received the most patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during the most recent five-year time frame. Toronto-Oshawa, ON – 5,839 Ottawa-Gatineau, ON-QC – … Continue reading

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Go Navy – an armada of innovation

Another interesting detail from the Intellectual Property Owners Association┬álist of the top 300 patent recipients in 2010 was the number patents issued to various United States government agencies and organizations. Here’s a quick rundown of those that made the list … Continue reading

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Top states for clean energy patents in 2010

According to the 2010 Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, the following states were the top 10 producers of patents for clean energy applications in the United States: California: 207 patents Michigan: 192 patents New York: 100 patents Illinois: 37 patents … Continue reading

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