For three decades of independence, our culture has hatched and even opened its eyes, but has not yet fledged and certainly has not taken off! Until we learn how to qualitatively embody and “sell” ideas, first to our consumer, and then to the whole world, we will never grow up and become truly independent
J.K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series and one of the wealthiest women in the UK, who has had a distinguished literary career. For a long time she worked as a research assistant and secretary-translator, saved money, economized and could not even think about the fabulous fees that would fall on her as a writer
How does it affect the world that you live in an apartment building? How does this massive construction of asphalt, concrete and steel, with hundreds of cars, stay on the surface of the lake? Why do polymers have a bad reputation? Answering these questions, Bill Gates gives examples of how modern civilization is dependent on carbon fiber
People in Sidorenko’s art serve as a tool with which the artist conveys his ideas, his philosophy to the viewer. The artist even has his own hero – “a man in underpants”, who literally became a household name, combining the prototype of an inhabitant, an unremarkable bystander, who is at the same time an demonstrative cross-section of the whole society
We are tired of listening to colleagues’ complaints about the impossibility of obtaining the information necessary for work, about the closed nature of research. And we did something radically: laid out our base, just to see what would happen. The world has not collapsed! And I would like to hope that he becomes a little better from the fact that we allow others to use our work
Polaroid Corporation founder Edwin Herbert Land is the first scientist in the world to study the principles of polarization and mastered the one-step photo process. By nature, he was impetuous and energetic, like his one-click photograph. The Polaroid camera may not have survived the competition with digital technology, but Land’s inventions always accompany us in our daily life
Despite the global trend towards online education, it cannot replace a real teacher. The goal of a modern school is not only knowledge, but also real experience and skills. Creativity, collaboration and empathy develop only among other students and alongside mentors
At the end of the 17th century, this enterprising man, wanting to accustom the inhabitants of the city to a new drink, distributed it himself through the streets in jugs on a tray — one kreuzer apiece
But the product was not in demand: firstly, as it came from the hated conquerors, and secondly, because it tasted bitter!
How to change the attitude of residents to this drink?
Rosalind Franklin was the first scientist to discover DNA. In 1952, she obtained an X-ray of the sodium salt fibers known as Photo 51, and with it complete proof of the helical structure of DNA. But, ironically, men won the Nobel Prize for its discovery
Relevance, novelty and prompt response to the challenges of the modern world are what Apple has been proud of throughout its existence. Tim Cook, who took over as CEO of Apple ten years ago, has taken the company to a whole new level. He managed to rationalize the creative ideas of Steve Jobs and lead the company to leadership