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3Dom releases first-of-its-kind coffee 3D printed filament

September 1st, 2015 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

The burning of fossil fuels and plastic waste are devastating to the planet.  3D printing has the opportunity to move away from non-toxic, non-petroleum-based plastics from the get-go and 3Dom is on a mission to produce environmentally friendly filament.  Their latest is called “Wound Up” and, to put the third ‘r’ in “reduce, reuse, and recycle”, the material […]



MIA federal rules stall Colorado’s ready-to-fly dronemakers

August 24th, 2015 at 5:46 pm » Comments Off

In Colorado, 15 of the first 500 FAA exemptions were granted to permit commercial drones to fly. But enabling those and other waiting businesses to spur an estimated $232 million in economic impact — and create more than 1,190 jobs — in Colorado by 2017 hinges on long-delayed rules based on a 1946 U.S. Supreme Court […]



Security researchers create a drone to find hackable devices

August 20th, 2015 at 5:45 pm » Comments Off

Security researchers have created a flying drone capable of sniffing out devices connecting to the internet has been created by security researchers. Praetorian, a security firm, created the drone using a custom-made tracking tool.



World’s first 3D-printed drug to blow the field of personalized medicine wide open

August 17th, 2015 at 6:57 pm » Comments Off

3D-printed widgets and other medical novelties clearly illustrate the potential of 3D printing. They are set to radically change the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. With its extreme versatility and inherent ability to customize products, many experts believe that 3D printing will finally blow the field of affordable personalized medicine wide open. Yet so far it’s been mostly hope […]



Millennials have become the Ben Franklin generation

August 14th, 2015 at 7:22 pm » Comments Off

An online financial services start-up, Wealthfront, has squarely and unashamedly targeted Millennial wallets and raised$64 million last month. That’s on top of $35 million that venture firms plowed into the company earlier this year.  



Has digital technology created a new labor movement?

August 14th, 2015 at 7:09 pm » Comments Off

The labor movement  in the U.S. is finally starting to go online. It was born from the shifting economic environment created by the Industrial Revolution—and we are, once again, at a technological turning point: this time, change is driven across transistors rather than by steam engines. Labor issues are as much in flux as any […]



Uber has made a real difference for women in Saudi Arabia

August 14th, 2015 at 7:04 pm » Comments Off

Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. That leaves women reliant on male relatives or paid services to get to stores, school, and (increasingly) work. So when Uber launched in Riyadh in early 2014, its impact went beyond the general convenience of tech-enhanced ride hailing. The company has made a real difference in […]



Hacking for a cause is today’s growing trend in cyber security

August 13th, 2015 at 5:08 pm » Comments Off

What is the overriding theme that all of the following data-breach headlines have in common from the past year? The Sony Pictures hack: Everything we know so far; Anonymous hackers release emails ordering bear cubs be killed; Hackers threaten to release names from adultery website; How Latest Snowden Leak Is Headache for White House; How DID hackers steal celebrities’ private […]



Walk-in clinics forcing traditional health care providers to rethink

August 13th, 2015 at 4:36 pm » Comments Off

One recent afternoon, Christine Ryan didn’t head to the doctor’s office or emergency room when her ear was aching; she went to her local CVS store in Cambridge.



Uber is being credited with the decline in California drunk driving deaths

August 13th, 2015 at 4:28 pm » Comments Off

Uber along with  Mothers Against Drunk Driving released a study earlier this year taking credit for a decline in drunken driving-related car crashes among drivers under 30. It was called out for not producing enough evidence to make the connection.



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