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A cost-effective battery that stores surplus wind and solar power a step closer to reality

October 8th, 2015 at 5:30 pm » Comments Off

A home battery that is cheap, durable, safe and as big as you like that could store solar or wind power is closer to reality. Harvard University researchers report that they have tested a “flow battery” that uses cheap and abundant chemical elements, can be operated with plastic components, will not catch fire and can […]

How AI will change our lives, should we be afraid?

October 6th, 2015 at 3:48 pm » Comments Off

Over the past year you might have noticed all of the attention media is giving artificial intelligence.  You might get the impression from the media that it’s only a matter of time before the threat of artificial intelligence comes to destroy us all.

Bank of America has filed patent application for cryptocurrency wire transfers

October 6th, 2015 at 3:30 pm » Comments Off

In March, Bank of America (BoA) filed a patent application titled “System and Method for Wire Transfers Using Cryptocurrency .” The application was published on September 17 by the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office.

Tesla could have a 600-mile range electric car by 2017

October 6th, 2015 at 3:21 pm » Comments Off

The Tesla Model S surpasses any other electric vehicle on the market with its 265-mile driving range. The automaker isn’t stopping there, though. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently announced that Tesla may be able to increase that range to 600 miles as soon as 2017 and by 2020, the driving range could climb even higher to around […]

Top 5 things you need to be happy at work

October 6th, 2015 at 3:15 pm » Comments Off

There’s a mountain of research on what makes people truly happy at work. What would make you happier at work? It’s not necessarily free meals and massages (though those are nice, as companies on Fortune’s list of the Best Companies To Work For have figured out). And it’s not even necessarily lots more money. We’ve scoured the research […]

Hitachi can predict where and when crimes will occur by monitoring everything from the weather to Twitter

October 6th, 2015 at 3:06 pm » Comments Off

In the  2002 Steven Spielberg movie, Minority Report, Chief John Anderton (played by Tom Cruise) says, “No doubt the precogs have already seen this.” In the movie Cruise plays the head of Washington, D.C.’s experimental “Precrime” crime-prediction department. The movie is based on Philip K. Dick’s 1956 short story (which is also now a new […]

Harvard researchers design new 3D printer multimaterial printhead

October 1st, 2015 at 6:22 pm » Comments Off

Researchers at Harvard have designed new printheads for 3-D printers that can simultaneously handle multiple materials with different properties, allowing for 3-D printing wearable devices, flexible electronics, and soft robots.

Virtual digital assistants have potential to positively impact employees

October 1st, 2015 at 6:15 pm » Comments Off

Business-oriented virtual digital assistants (VDA’s) have the potential to help relieve employees from mundane and time-consuming tasks. Digital assistants have the ability to positively impact lives using what market intelligence firm Tractica describes as “the fusion of speech recognition, natural language processing (NLP), and artificial intelligence (AI) and hold the potential to have a transformative impact […]

Top 5 trends for innovative tech in education

October 1st, 2015 at 6:04 pm » Comments Off

Technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are no longer future-gazing technologies and are becoming firmly accepted by the education sector for adding value to learning experiences.

Soon every doctor’s bag will contain a 3D printer

October 1st, 2015 at 5:42 pm » Comments Off

3D4MD Disruptive technology in the medical profession provides a much cheaper and more comfortable way of providing care. There have been articles about what we can print out in 3D today from equipment and casts to biomaterials and drugs. The 3D4MD team just demonstrated a perfect example of how such a technology can deliver care in regions where the […]

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