Impact Lab

Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter
September 9th, 2017 at 11:16 am

Who’s in the lead in developing self-driving car technologies? Hint, it’s not Google


When it comes to the race to develop autonomous vehicles, Google and its fellow tech companies have gotten a lot of publicity. But the tech giants may have a tough time beating out the traditional car makers and parts suppliers, if a new study is any indication.

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
November 5th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Google searches put vulnerable consumers at risk


You may be able to ask Google questions you would never ask aloud and the search engine will silently offer you the answers. But, ou can’t think of Google as an oracle for anonymous searches. Sometimes, the most intimate questions a person is asking—about health worries, relationship woes, financial hardship—are the ones that set off a chain reaction that can have troubling consequences both online and offline.

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
October 22nd, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Micro-learning & the future of education

attention span

The average human has an attention span of eight seconds

Nathan Bernhard: Over the last several months my co-founder Chirag and I have spent a lot of time thinking about micro-learning as we build our startup, Lrn. We are big supporters of the micro-learning format -specifically on mobile- and believe it can make educational content easily accessible to a global audience.

Continue Reading »


comments Comments Off
October 12th, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Top 16 searches that Wolfram Alpha can do but leave Google stumped


You can use Wolfram Alpha in all kinds if ways, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than your search portal of choice. Here are 16 of the most useful queries that Wolfram Alpha can handle but leave Google stumped.

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
August 20th, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Google’s humanoid robot can now chase you like a Terminator


Boston Dynamics, a Google-owned company, scared everyone earlier this year with its hive-mind 160-pound robot dogs that can run on almost any terrain. Now the company is taking things to an all-new level with new video of its humanoid robot, which is the closest thing to a real-life Terminator we’ve ever seen.

Continue Reading »

comments Comments Off
are certificates more valuable than college degrees?