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Kano – a $150 DIY computer and coding kit

October 20th, 2014 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

Kano Children today have access to smartphones, tablets and laptops. They are powerful and intuitive, offering the Web and an ever-growing library of apps to explore. Learning and accessing information has never been easier.    



Chuck Feeney, an unconventional billionaire who is revolutionizing philanthropy by closing his foundation

October 17th, 2014 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

Chuck Feeney Chuck Feeney is a self-made billionaire who is an extreme philanthropist. He believes that charity shouldn’t go on forever and his fellow billionaires, from newly minted Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are learning from his example.



You will be a different person by the time you reach the end of this article

October 16th, 2014 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Whatever happened to that young child you were not so many years ago? As a baby, life was all about eating, sleeping, and dry diapers. Even though you are learning new things quickly, not much else really mattered.    



Maine to harness wave power to generate electricity

October 14th, 2014 at 2:32 pm » Comments Off

Maine is geared to join hands with other few states to generate electricity from tidal waves. With increasing global warming and increasing awareness of other environmental hazards, more and more people across the world are focusing on harnessing natural sources of energy like wind energy. Wave power is a renewable source of energy and is […]



Memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease reversed with lifestyle changes

October 13th, 2014 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

This is the first time researchers have been able to reverse the memory loss caused by the disease. The first time ever, huge lifestyle interventions seems to have reversed memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease in some patients.. The findings stemmed from the joint efforts of a team from UCLA’s Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease […]



Google’s Captioning on Glass app is a boon for the hearing impaired

October 13th, 2014 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

A new app for Google Glass provides text captions from the spoken word. Life can be a little bit easier for those who have lost some or all of their hearing thanks to a new application for Google Glass. The free Captioning on Glass app was created by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology and […]



New technologies will be key for job growth: Futurist Thomas Frey

October 12th, 2014 at 8:17 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey speaking at Steamboat’s 20th Economic Summit. Futurist Thomas Frey took an audience of Steamboat Springs business leaders last week into a future where 3-D printers are printing clothes and food, cars no longer need drivers and drones deliver packages.    



The Cuff – a revolutionary pain relief device

October 11th, 2014 at 8:52 am » Comments Off

The Cuff The Cuff stretches the connective tissues in a balanced way that removes painful conditions in the body. Everything from back pain to shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, necks, knees and feet. The Cuff is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place November 14-15, 2014 at the […]



3D printed hands turn kids into superheroes

October 10th, 2014 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

Prosthetic Wolverine claws Prosthetic hands are great. But when you’re designing and building them for children, as Arron Brown does, prosthetic Wolverine claws are even better. Brown, a 3D printing enthusiast in Grand Rapids, Michigan, volunteers for a global organization called Enabling the Future, which designs and prints prosthetic fingers and hands for people in need. […]



Novel treatment may reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients

October 9th, 2014 at 2:59 pm » Comments Off

Nine out of ten patients with memory problems showed improvements with this novel multi-systems approach. A small exploratory study has found that memory loss in patients with Alzheimer’s disease may be reversed — and the improvement sustained — using a novel treatment approach.  



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