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While India works on making its cities smart most of its population is getting left behind

April 27th, 2016 at 7:59 am » Comments Off

India has become a global leader in pursuing smart city initiatives. Critics, though, are worried that most of India’s population, which still resides in villages, are being left out.  Rjasthan Governor Kalyan Singh criticized India’s flagship Smart City initiative as being inadequate and insufficient for India’s smaller population centers. Singh urged the government, instead to develop […]



Drone successfully delivers package in Nevada

March 30th, 2016 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

A drone successfully delivered a package to a Nevada residential location. This was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery completed in the US.



5 Learning Tech Trends to Watch

March 28th, 2016 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Here’s the list of five trends learning professionals should be considering when mapping out strategies for the next five of years. It’s important to note that trends are not isolated developments within the L&D community but are often the culmination, confluence, and convergence of technological innovation, discoveries or rediscoveries of learning science and a reaction […]



Bill Gates to back waterless toilet that will revolutionize global sanitation

March 25th, 2016 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation first challenged the world to design a sustainable and inexpensive toilet, researchers from Cranfield University may have a viable contender - the Nano Membrane Toilet. It was funded by the Gates Foundation in September 2012 for $710,000.



The Death of Bank Products is being greatly under-exaggerated

March 24th, 2016 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Bank branches are ceasing to be the most important channel in banking. They are being replaced by far more efficient mechanisms for revenue generation and relationships. The discussion is increasingly resorting to a sort of desperate plea — “but branches aren’t going to die completely, are they?” No one is saying branches will grow.



RMIT University researchers say self-cleaning clothes are on the way

March 23rd, 2016 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Thanks to pioneering nanotechnology research being developed by RMIT University researchers, people could soon be able to replace their washing machines with a little bit of sunshine. The researchers have been working on self-cleaning textiles by growing nanostructures on textiles. When exposed to light, they release a burst of energy that then degrades organic matter.



Japan’s first electric car without a battery

March 23rd, 2016 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Toyohashi University of Technology and Taisei Corp unveiled the first electrical car in the world that will run without a battery. The electric car will receive its charge from an electrified road.



We won’t need stop lights when autonomous vehicles roam the roads

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:43 am » Comments Off

Autonomous vehicles are going to radically change how we get around. As they become commonplace in our streets, we’ll need to rethink how we design our roadways, and they may not include stop lights.



The Internet of Things is becoming a surveillance nightmare

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:34 am » Comments Off

Security guru Bruce Schneier said, “Surveillance is the business model of the Internet. We build systems that spy on people in exchange for services. Corporations call it marketing.” The nature of these services tends to obscure our true relationship to companies like Facebook or Google. As the saying goes, if you don’t pay for a product, […]



Study finds Immigrants are driving billion-dollar startups

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

They’re creating an average of 760 U.S. jobs each, the study finds. Space X’s Elon Musk, Zenefits’ Laks Srini, Uber’s Garrett Camp, and Palentir’s Peter Thiel are all founders of billion-dollar startups and they’re also all immigrants.



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