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Education

Higher Education Reimagined With Online Courseware

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 4 years ago
The Open University, the distance-learning behemoth based in England, has vastly increased its visibility with open courses, which frequently show up in the Top 5 downloads on Apple’s iTunes U, a portal to institutions’ free courseware as well as ... More>>>
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Biotechnology

Prosthetic Fingers That Grab Gracefully

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 4 years ago
ProDigits can replace any or all fingers on a hand; each replacement digit has a tiny motor and gear box mounted at the base. Movement is controlled by a computer chip in the prosthesis. The individual, motorized fingers are a new and promising de... More>>>
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Information

Twitter Predicts Box-Office Sales Better Than HSX

(http://www.fastcompany.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
It's been reported that Twitter mining leads to better box office prediction results than HSX.com. This is a big deal for the evolution of online prediction markets. Expect more people to start mining Twitter for 1) predictions in other fields, ... More>>>
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Biotechnology

Replacement Bones, Grown to Order in the Lab

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 4 years ago
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, a professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, has solved one of many problems on the way to successful bone implants: how to grow new bones in the anatomical shape of the original. More>>>
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Gadgets

US Army meets with Apple, discusses tech for so...

(http://www.tuaw.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
"Rather than continuing to invest heaps of money to research its own devices, Maj. Gen. Justice wants to take a different approach: leveraging the knowledge and research of the commercial sector into the Army's portable equipment. This approa... More>>>
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Business_work

World Innovation Forum 2010

(http://us.hsmglobal.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
Where the world's greatest thought leaders in the field of innovation come together to provide actionable insights to revolutionize all elements of your business - from the Finance Department, to the R&D team, from the Board Room to the Factor... More>>>
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The_web

Future Of Web Apps - Miami 2010

(http://events.carsonified.com) - scanned by: Joe Meme over 4 years ago
Speakers include Fred Wilson, Gary Vaynerchuk among others. More>>>
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Technology

5 New Technologies That Will Change Everything

(http://www.pcworld.com) - scanned by: Muffaletta over 4 years ago
3D TV, HTML5, video over Wi-Fi, superfast USB, and mobile "augmented reality" will emerge as breakthrough technologies in the next few years. Here's a preview of what they do and how they work. More>>>
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Technology

Gartner: Brace yourself for cloud computing

(http://news.cnet.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
shared computing services accessible over the Internet that can expand or contract on demand--topped Gartner's list of the 10 top technologies that information technology personnel need to plan for More>>>
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Energy

The Future of Laundry: No More Water

(http://www.popsci.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
Nylon beads sit in the outer of two nested drums. When both drums rotate, the absorbent beads fall through the mesh of the inner drum to tumble with your laundry, where they dislodge and trap dirt. More>>>
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Technology

High-Speed Robot Hand

(http://www.youtube.com) - scanned by: Muffaletta over 5 years ago
The robots are already surpassing human abilities. More>>>
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Transportation

Go to the Dark Side With BMW Night Vision

(http://www.wired.com) - scanned by: Muffaletta over 5 years ago
The new system is like an extra set of eyes — a very complex processing unit is constantly monitoring video of the road ahead More>>>
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