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Predicting Future Temperatures and Precipitation Just Became Easier

Posted by InnoCentive on Mar 14, 2019 5:06:53 PM

Everyone can understand the effects of having inclement weather ruin their day. They also know the feeling of having a local TV station’s meteorologist steer them wrong on a weather prediction. This is because predicting weather patterns is an incredibly nuanced and tricky business. For farmers and water reclamation specialists, predicting precipitation is all the more important. That’s why the Bureau of Reclamation reached out to InnoCentive. They were looking for a better method of predicting temperatures and precipitation rates in both short and long-term forecasts.  

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What We Can Learn From Accidental R&D Discoveries

Posted by InnoCentive on Feb 4, 2019 11:34:00 AM

When we think of how things are invented and how discoveries are made, we tend to picture scientists toiling away in a laboratory, endless creating and meticulously testing their products until they get it right. We think of Ben Franklin and his hundreds of ways to not create a lightbulb. But innovation, invention and discovery are not always intentional. They aren’t always the result of hours of research, development and testing.

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Topics: Innovation Insights

Taking Action on Climate Change with Enel and InnoCentive

Posted by InnoCentive on Jan 4, 2019 5:02:00 PM

The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, Antarctica has lost about 119 billion tons of ice from 1993 and 2016, and Global sea levels have rose about 8 inches in the last century. These are just a few of the effects of climate change highlighted by NASA. In addition to rising temperatures and sea levels, researchers have also noted increases in extreme weather events, which include heat waves, drought, heavy rain, flooding, hurricanes and other severe storms. 

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Topics: Challenges, Enel

Crowdsourcing in History. It Goes Back Earlier Than You Think!

Posted by InnoCentive on Dec 21, 2018 5:23:00 PM

 

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Topics: Innovation Insights

How Crowdsourcing is Changing Every Facet of Society

Posted by InnoCentive on Dec 14, 2018 1:59:00 PM

With a population of over 7.5 billion, there is no force on this planet more powerful than the human race. When enough people ban together, anything can happen; there is no problem that cannot be solved, and no task that cannot be accomplished.

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Topics: Innovation Insights

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