Energy-saving auto-dimming lights and gloves that know sign language were among the winners of this week's innovation contest
There's a dancing koala bear running around this auditorium. One hell of a powerful fog machine is filling the room with smoke. And before long, a man is going to walk down the aisle playing a didgeridoo. But there's no doubt that I'm in the right place. The guy wearing a varsity jacket that says “1337” on the back is one clue. Another is the massive cheer that envelops the room at the mention of the Higgs boson. “It's been a good week to be a geek,” says the Australian comedian emcee-ing the Imagine Cup closing ceremony in Sydney. And I suppose it has.