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September 23rd, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Building the next generation of smart cities

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Smart cites tap into technology and social experiments.

Cities are becoming the focal point for policy and investment activities that drive economic growth and build more resilient social structures to address disasters, climate change, and healthcare. The ongoing financial crisis has prompted city managers globally to think about ways to achieve greater efficiencies and compete against other cities and regions for talent and business.

 

 

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September 23rd, 2014 at 11:27 am

Google’s Larry Page wants to build a super-efficient airport the rest of the world can copy

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Larry Page

Larry Page’s ambitions are huge. He has Google working on self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, aging, and drones. At Google, they call these efforts moonshots.

 

 

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September 23rd, 2014 at 11:10 am

Interactive Bionic Man features 14 novel biotechnologies

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NIBIB Bionic Man

The “NIBIB Bionic Man” is an interactive Web tool that showcases cutting-edge research in biotechnology that has recently been launched by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The bionic man features 14 technologies currently being developed by NIBIB-supported researchers.

 

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September 22nd, 2014 at 9:39 am

Should Robots Have Their Own Bank Accounts?

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Typical house-bot shopping on a budget

Futurist Thomas Frey: The year is 2027 and Winston, a newly born house-bot charged with doing a number of domestic chores including cleaning, meal prep, laundry, and building maintenance, has been programmed to not only perform the work, but also restock supplies once they reach a certain level.

 

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September 21st, 2014 at 8:58 am

New Yorkers propose high-speed gondolas to ease congestion

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The East River Skyway

If you have ever commuted between Brooklyn and Manhattan, you’re already familiar with the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s overcrowding problem. But what if you could skip the train entirely? A radical new proposal suggests that New Yorkers try a high-speed gondola over the East River instead.

 

 

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September 20th, 2014 at 8:40 am

LittleBits’ BitLab is an app store for hardware

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LittleBits has just announced something called the BitLab, a contest merged with a crowd sourced technology system that allows inventors to create new LittleBits blocks, upload them, and have them made and sold by the company. The system also includes a hardware development kit that allows anyone access to LittleBits’ custom magnetic snap-together leads. (Videos)

 

 

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September 19th, 2014 at 9:31 am

Sticky nanobeads strip bacteria and viruses from blood

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Blood cleansing machine.

A new device developed by bioengineers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute uses magnetism to rid the bloodstream of pathogens that are the source of deadly infections.

 

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September 19th, 2014 at 9:24 am

Google Glass makes doctors better surgeons: Study

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Wearables may improve clinical outcomes in the OR.

Healthcare is one of the ripest markets for Google Glass and Glass-based apps. While patient care has become increasingly data-driven, doctors need a way to receive the data while remaining hands-on with patients. (Video)

 

 

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September 19th, 2014 at 8:59 am

Micro-payments between connected devices could enable a new layer of the economy

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Many of us now receive payments as well as make payments.

Ross Dawson: Last week I gave a keynote on The Future of Banking to a group of the most senior risk leaders in a major bank, sharing some provocative ideas on how the banking landscape may change in the years to come.

 

 

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September 19th, 2014 at 8:44 am

China is years ahead of western mobile gaming

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Instead of putting fun first, Western developers focused too heavily on analytics.

The mobile-gaming gold rush is over, according to Rick Thompson of Signia Venture Partners. But he says the industry can reestablish a stronger, more sustainable model by looking to the East.

 

 

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