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LinkedIn reranked top colleges for most desirable jobs

October 20th, 2014 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

LinkedIn used its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where producing employees at the most desirable firms. Only a few of the conventionally prestigious schools made the top of the list when colleges are re-ranked by how graduates do in the job market. LinkedIn mined its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where […]



The great decoupling – the impact of machine learning adancement on productivity and jobs

October 20th, 2014 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Machine learning is advancing at exponential rates. Many highly skilled jobs once considered the exclusive domain of humans are increasingly being carried out by computers. That may be good or bad depending on whom you talk to. Technologists and economists tend to split into two camps, the technologists believing that innovation will cure all ills, […]



Naval Facilities Energy Initiatives manager goes ‘net zero’ on his home in D.C.

October 20th, 2014 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

The Knox home has geothermal loops buried under the backyard. Andrew Know, manager of Naval Facilities Energy Initiatives, decided to go “net zero” on his home in Washington, D.C. What Knox got was a true zero-energy home, done right on a budget.    



Neuroscientists discover on/off switch in the brain for deep sleep

October 20th, 2014 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The parafacial zone (PZ) in the brain stem produces half of all the brain’s sleep-promoting activity. For the first time ever, neuroscientists have used an innovative new method to identify a circuit in the brain that promotes deep sleep, which reinvigorates the brain from its daily activities.    



Blind man regains partial sight thanks to bionic eye

October 19th, 2014 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Larry Hester is the 7th person in the U.S. to have a bionic eye implanted. Thanks to bionic eye technology, people diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease are seeing a new future. And Larry Hester is the seventh person in the U.S. to have a so-called bionic eye – an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device […]



Bitcoin isn’t just for anarchists and libertarians anymore

October 19th, 2014 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

Consumers are embracing the digital currency even though the value of Bitcoin has fallen 55% against the dollar. Earlier this year Mary Fons joined the Bitcoin economy. She uses the digital currency to buy gift cards and office supplies. Her partner reimburses her with Bitcoin for his portion of the rent. Thirty-five year old Fons […]



1 in 4 Millennials trust ‘no one’ when it comes to advice about money

October 18th, 2014 at 8:31 am » Comments Off

39 percent of millennials worry about their financial future at least once a week or more. When it comes to information about financial matters, about a third of millennials trust their parents most, but nearly one in four say they trust “no one” when it comes to advice about money, according to Fidelity Investments.    



Top 3 ways travel is going to be different in 2024

October 17th, 2014 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Breakthrough technologies and new destinations will shape the global travel industry by 2024. Skyscanner, a travel booking site, released a report earlier this year predicting what travel will be like in 2024. Skyscanner teamed up with 56 experts to analyze and present the breakthrough technologies and exciting new destinations that will shape the global travel industry over the next ten […]



Teens in the U.S. abandon Facebook and cling to iPhones: Study

October 17th, 2014 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

73 percent of teens expect their next smartphone to be the iPhone. Created by Piper Jaffray, the ‘Taking Stock With Teens’ study from the spring of 2014, has been followed by the Fall 2014 edition of the study that was published last week with a particularly harsh outlook for social networking giant Facebook. When teens […]



Tesla to focus on the grid-scale energy storage business

October 17th, 2014 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

Mateo Jaramillo, Tesla’s Director of Powertrain Business Development, was the keynote speaker at last week’s Energy Storage North America. He spoke of Tesla’s aggressive efforts in stationary storage.    



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