What we're reading: the lithium economy

Summary:What we're reading: the lithium economy; subtle design; biometrics and public education; healthcare ethics; synthetic blood.

1.) Lithium looms as the basis of a new economy, Seth Fletcher writes.

2.) Four examples of subtle, excellent design.

3.) Should public schools use RFID and biometrics to track children?

4.) Medical societies were found to have strong ties to drug and device makers.

5.) How synthetic blood saved one woman's life.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation

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Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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