Explore your surroundings, for innovative ideas.

December 23, 2016

Creativity can be nurtured, it can be never taught. This is what we know about creativity which brings innovative ideas. Thinking out of the box is very necessary in this changing world. These ideas differentiate you from the rest of the world. Sometime they come to our mind like a bolt of lightning, sometimes even after hours of work also, we can’t find results. In these cases we become stressed and loose our temper. Here are a few suggestions that can help you in exploring something different, without giving too much pressure.

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Nature is the best medicine for everything. We are all surrounded with a number of things that make the place wonderful. Whether it’s our home or work place, we have variety of technical and natural products that are the result of invention of someone, who thought something different. When they might have felt the need of that thing then they might have discovered it. It is just by exploring their surroundings they might have come with these types of ideas of invention.

Innovative ideas cannot be the copy of anything; they have to be entirely different. You need to come out with something new, which no one has heard or seen before. Here are some of the examples which can help you in understanding better:

1. Electric Clothes
Physicists at Wake Forest University have developed a fabric that doubles as a spare outlet. When used to line your shirt — or even your pillowcase or office chair — it converts subtle differences in temperature across the span of the clothing (say, from your cuff to your armpit) into electricity. And because the different parts of your shirt can vary by about 10 degrees, you could power up your MP3 player just by sitting still. According to the fabric’s creator, David Carroll, a cellphone case lined with the material could boost the phone’s battery charge by 10 to 15 percent over eight hours, using the heat absorbed from your pants pocket. Richard Morgan

2. A New Fire Fighter
You need a lot of water to put out a sizable blaze, and the chemicals used in fire extinguishers can be toxic (halons, the most effective chemical fire suppressant, create holes in the ozone layer). So the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency at the Pentagon has developed a hand-held wand that snuffs out fires, without chemicals. According to the program’s manager, Dr. Matt Goodman, an electric field destabilizes the flame’s underlying structure rather than blanketing the fire to smother it. Eventually, the technology could be used to create escape routes or extinguish fires without damaging sensitive equipment nearby. Nathaniel Penn