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February 4th, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices and operating rooms


This new, miniature handheld microscope is being developed by mechanical engineers at the University of Washington. The microscope could allow neurosurgeons to distinguish between cancerous and normal brain cells and determine where to stop cutting.

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February 4th, 2016 at 9:30 am

Google AI algorithm defeats human professional for first time in ancient game of Go


For the first time, a computer has beaten a human professional at Go. Go is an ancient board game that’s been viewed as one of the greatest challenges for AI, and up until recently has had a hefty handicap for computers.

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February 4th, 2016 at 9:00 am

Desert Control to make the desert bloom


Desert Control, a Norwegian start-up, is looking to turn deserts into a blooming, fertile ground. What normally takes 7 – 15 years to transform soil to fertile land, they have managed to do in just 7 hours.

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February 3rd, 2016 at 9:15 am

Hyperloop Transportation to break ground on its first test track

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced today that it had filed permits in Kings County, California to build a 5-mile test track. It is one of the two Los Angeles-based startups working to make the supersonic transportation system a reality.
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February 3rd, 2016 at 9:07 am

Microsoft’s underwater data centers


When you notice that your smartphone or laptop is getting hot, it’s a good indicator that it’s crunching a lot of data. So just imagine the amount of heat generated by the racks of servers that process all of the world’s digital information. Tech companies like Facebook and Google have chosen to move their data centers to colder countries in order to help keep the servers cooled, however Microsoft has found a better home: under the sea.

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February 3rd, 2016 at 8:37 am

Coworking is reshaping office design in ways you might not think


Coworking has had a major influence on mainstream office design within the past few years. So much, in fact, that it has fundamentally changed the way office space is consumed.

NOTE: Visit DaVinci Institute’s new coworking space located between Boulder and Denver, Colorado.

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February 2nd, 2016 at 3:29 pm

China’s drone schools to field pilots for new sector


The mostly male students in the classroom lift their virtual aircrafts into the air. This is all part of a new cottage industry that’s rapidly growing in China: drone pilot schools.

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February 2nd, 2016 at 9:30 am

Marathon Laundry will completely change appliances and the way we use them


If you don’t need a separate dishwasher from a dish dryer, why would you need one for laundry? This is the question that Glenn Reid of Marathon Laundry – former Apple employee who worked with Steve Jobs – has been trying to answer for six years.

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February 2nd, 2016 at 9:00 am

Google’s secretive 5G internet drone tests revealed through Project Skybender


Google’s testing its solar-powered drones at Spaceport America in New Mexico. They are exploring new ways to deliver high-speed internet from the air.

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February 1st, 2016 at 11:38 am

Coin / MasterCard to make everything you wear a payment device


Coin is primarily known for making one of the first “smart” credit cards. This hasn’t exactly worked out well, but it does mean that Coin has learned a thing or two about how to integrate payment systems into hardware. The company is teaming up with MasterCard to get other companies to integrate mobile payments into basically anything and everything that can fit an NFC chip inside it.

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