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With the world’s economies still badly slumping, many people are looking for answers to jump start their once vibrant nations, and more importantly, put some more money in their wallets. One way to keep nations working is to continue coming up with new, world changing ideas. This graphic details the world’s most innovative countries, not relying only on how many patent filings take place per nation – a common assumption of how innovative a country is – but also takes into consideration the success of those patents, their global reach and influence on the world. [Read more…]
Just like all great things in this world (peanut butter, low foam beer, the hands-allowed lap dance), they all have one thing in common: they came from someone equally great. However, it isn’t always the smartest or the most educated mind to create the technological advances that we hold dear and take for granted every single day. For instance, the world’s first x-ray technician and inventor may have given the medical industry the greatest single invention since the pre-existing condition, but he also had a bizarre life that could make him eligible for a mental health tax reduction. [Read more…]