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  • This Teen Built A Prosthetic Arm Using Lego

    03/19/2018 7:41:18 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 17 replies
    GeekTyrant ^ | March 16, 2018 | Mick Joest
    If you're looking for some motivation today to get you through a task you're struggling with, take some time to learn about David Aguilar. David, who was born with an under-developed arm, successfully created himself a prosthetic arm made entirely out of Lego. Not only that, it only took him five days to complete the first model. Since then David has perfected his design and created another arm with a motor that gives him more functionality than ever.
  • Justin Trudeau will meet with Bill Nye tomorrow to discuss Canadian innovation

    03/06/2018 7:23:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies
    kamloopsbcnow.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Megan Trudeau
    Canada's Prime Minister will be meeting with a special guest to discuss how science in Canada rules. Justin Trudeau and Bill Nye the Science Guy will be having a public discussion tomorrow about the 2018 Federal Budget, which was recently unveiled.The two will be participating in an armchair discussion at the University of Ottawa and will be highlighting investments in Canadian innovation. The 2018 budget proposes an investment of nearly $4 billion in Canadaís research system to support the work of researchers and to provide access to state-of-the-art tools and facilities.
  • The Blockchain Revolution Is Heading To Space

    01/23/2018 4:07:57 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-01-2017 | Edit
    There is a new wave of coders and hackers looking to upend the entire internet, signaling the start of a brand new space race. No, this isnít an episode of HBOís Silicon Valley, this is actually happening. Currently, the internet is built by large centralized services including server owners, data managers, cloud providers, search engines, telecommunication companies, and social media websites. And these entities are beginning to expand their reach. Internet security and net neutrality are quickly becoming hot topics as more people become aware of the dangers of centralization. And for good reason. Google, Amazon, and Facebook are racing...
  • Free Market Central Interview: This Man Is Rebuilding Higher Education With His Bare Hands

    12/28/2017 8:58:10 AM PST · by sloop3 · 14 replies
    Students study Aristotle and John Locke, while learning farming, construction and wilderness skills. No $45,000 tuitions here. Tuition maxes out at $10,000 for a residential masterís degree, $7,000 for residential undergraduates.
  • For Pa. Turnpike, new approach to bridge replacement shows promise

    11/28/2017 10:57:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 29, 2017 | Ed Blazina
    After two successful efforts to replace small bridges in 55 hours over one weekend, the Pennsylvania Turnpike says it is looking for more opportunities to use the fast-replacement approach. In late September, the turnpike was closed for a weekend between Cranberry and Beaver Valley to replace a bridge in New Sewickley Township. Crews built the new bridge directly beside the existing structure, demolished the old bridge and used paraffin to slide the new bridge across beams into place. Earlier this month, it replaced another bridge on the Northeast Extension in Lehigh County. In that case, sections of the new bridge...
  • Politicized Sustainability Threatens Planet and People

    10/07/2017 10:48:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Sustainability (sustainable development) is one of the hottest trends on college campuses, in the news media, in corporate boardrooms, and with regulators. There are three different versions.Real Sustainability involves thoughtful, caring, responsible, economical stewardship and conservation of land, water, energy, metallic, forest, wildlife and other natural resources. Responsible businesses, families, and communities practice this kind of sustainability every day: polluting less, recycling where it makes sense, and using less energy, water, and raw materials to manufacture the products we need.Public Relations Sustainability mostly involves meaningless, superficial, unverifiable, image-enhancing assertions that a company is devoted to renewable fuels, corporate responsibility, environmental...
  • Cultural Innovation District To Bloom Below Interstate 10

    09/14/2017 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    progrss ^ | September 10, 2017 | progrss Newsroom
    People in New Orleans, Louisiana, have been voicing their discontent about the intrusion of the Interstate 10, or I-10, Freeway in their lives ever since it was completed in 1990. After years of debating and studying, they are ready to repair the damage it has caused with what they are calling a Cultural Innovation District. The community will not remove the Interstate since the city cannot afford it, and in the end, the cost of removing it wouldn’t measure up to its value, according to studies conducted. As a result, the city and designers decided to meet halfway and resurrect...
  • How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs

    07/27/2017 10:19:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/27/2017 | Farhad Manjoo
    When Microsoft unveiled the first Surface tablet five years ago, it was a spectacular failure. At the time, the Apple iPhone was well on its way to conquering the technology industry, and the iPad appeared set to lead an even more devastating invasion of Microsoftís office-worker kingdom. Microsoft conceived of Surface, an innovative laptop-tablet hybrid, as a way to show off the versatility of its software. Windows machines, it argued, could work as phones, personal computers and tablets. And didnít everyone love Windows? Nope. Microsoft soon took a $900 million write-off for unsold Surfaces. Another effort to break into the...
  • These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

    06/19/2017 12:28:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jason Dorrier, Managing editor
    Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future. Amazing things are in the pipeline. Itís a big deal. But you already knew all that. Such speculation is common. Whatís less common? Scale. How big is big? ďSilicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Silicon Dock, all of the Silicons around the world, they are dreaming the dream. They are innovating,Ē Catherine Wood said at Singularity Universityís Exponential Finance in New York. ďWe are sizing the opportunity. That's what we do.Ē Wood is founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management, a research and investment company focused on the growth potential of todayís disruptive...
  • Chairman Ajit Pai is draining the FCC Swamp

    05/14/2017 12:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2017 | Timothy H. Lee
    If you're wondering where the Washington, D.C., swamp is being drained as promised, look no further than the Federal Communications Commission and intrepid new Chairman Ajit Pai. For eight long years, the Obama administration circumvented our deliberative democratic process to impose laws via administrative fiat and his infamous "pen and phone." And no agency illustrated that malfeasance more than the FCC, where former Chairman Tom Wheeler in particular rammed through partisan policies and midnight regulations of dubious legality, often suffering the wrath of an unamused judicial branch for its shenanigans. Chief among those Obama FCC misdeeds was its relentless and...
  • Americans have become lazy and it's hurting the economy

    04/12/2017 2:19:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 12, 2017 | Heather Long
    Americans have become lazy, argues economist Tyler Cowen. They don't start businesses as much as they once did. They don't move as often as they used to. And they live in neighborhoods that are about as segregated as they were in the 1960s. All of this is causing the U.S. to stagnate economically and politically, Cowen says in his new book: "The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream." Growth is far slower than it was in the 1960s, 70s and 80s and productivity is way down, despite everyone claiming they are working so hard. "Innovation is painful....
  • Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas

    03/26/2017 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 150 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2017 | Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker
    President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises ó such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction ó by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions. The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the presidentís son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be...
  • Why All Protectionists Are Essentially Luddites

    02/07/2017 4:56:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 169 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | January 24, 2017 | Donald J. Boudreaux
    Itís well-known among people who bother to learn the facts that U.S. manufacturing output continues to rise despite the reality that the number of Americans employed in jobs classified as being in the manufacturing sector peaked in June 1977 and has fallen, with very few interruptions, ever since.Nevertheless, some people Ė for example, the Economic Policy Instituteís Robert Scott Ė continue to insist that the loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is largely due to increased American trade with non-Americans. Other studies find empirical evidence that labor-saving innovation rather than trade is overwhelmingly responsible for the loss of manufacturing...
  • Innovation India & Trump Nation (Millions are enthusiastic about his presidency)

    12/06/2016 9:01:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business World ^ | December 7, 2016 | Naseem Javed
    Innovation at best is like a water sprinkler on a nice healthy plant, making it grow and blossom; however, sprinkling without the plant is just like watering sand. Nothing happens. Currently, all over the world and with some 100 plus major innovation themed events yearly, complete with great photo opportunities for the local and national leaderships, most nations have little to show for these super expensive efforts. It seems that we talk a lot about innovation and find ourselves stuck in the suffocation of great ideas. And, suddenly the Trump nation erupts on a high note! Innovative excellence is the...
  • Tasmanian Devil Milk Kills Several Deadly Superbugs That Are Resistant to Existing Drugs

    11/16/2016 9:53:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    A whole new way to fight antibiotic resistance.Scientists have discovered that Tasmanian devil milk contains an arsenal of antimicrobial compounds that can kill some of the most deadly bacterial and fungal infections known to science - including golden staph. Tasmanian devils were found to produce six different types of these antimicrobial compounds - humans produce just one - and scientists were able to successfully synthesise them in the lab to test their effectiveness against a number of drug-resistant bacterial and fungal pathogens. When tested against 25 different bacterial and six fungal strains, the six varieties of antimicrobial compounds were found...
  • 123 countries support Israeli resolution at the UN

    11/19/2016 1:10:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United Nations on Friday approved an Israeli-sponsored resolution focusing on international innovation and development. The resolution, entitled "Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development," passed with 123 countries supporting it, 30 countries opposing, and eight abstaining, according to a statement from Israelís UN mission. After months of diplomatic efforts, Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon succeeded in passing the resolution by working country by country to convince it of the importance of the law, notwithstanding the fierce opposition from the Arab bloc to all Israeli resolutions. The Arab member-states opposed the resolution, despite the fact that many elements of the decision...
  • Taught Not to Try

    06/01/2016 6:14:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | John Stossel
    The first step in inventing something shouldn't be waiting for government approval. What would ever get done? "Regulators like to see new types of law and regulation imposed upon the internet and emerging technologies," warns Adam Thierer, author of "Permissionless Innovation." "From drones to driverless cars to the 'internet of things' ... they want to put the genie back in the bottle of all this wonderful innovation that's out there." "Think about 20 years ago. If Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, if Steve Jobs of Apple or anybody from Google had to come to the government, say, the Federal Communications Commission...
  • Innovation Isnít Dead ó It Isnít Even Sleeping

    05/02/2016 3:44:16 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 4/29/2016 | Editorial
    Innovation: We often hear that Americaís best days are behind it, that the innovation that has bolstered our standard of living has come to an end. But ó take a deep breath ó it doesnít have to be so. This idea has a long lineage. ďEverything useful that can be invented already has been invented,Ē the U.S. Patent Commissioner, Charles Duell, is reported to have said... ...1899... ...news and commentary today are filled with the notion that the past 10 years have been some of the worst in history... ...the past 10 years have in fact been a time of...
  • Obama says 'spirit of innovation' turns ideas into jobs

    04/25/2016 1:33:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2016 4:31 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama it putting in a few good words for the ďspirit of innovationĒ that he says turns ideas into jobs and growth. He commented Monday before setting out on a tour of the Hannover Messe, the worldís largest industrial technology trade show, taking place in Hannover, Germany. The U.S. is sponsoring this yearís show and Obama says itís another chance to urge people to buy ďMade in America.Ē Ö
  • Electric Car War Sends Lithium Prices Sky High

    02/23/2016 4:00:07 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 30 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-02-2016 | Page
    With lithium prices skyrocketing beyond wildest expectations, talk heating up about acquisitions and mergers in this space and a fast-brewing war among electric car rivals, it‚Äôs no wonder everyone‚Äôs bullish on this golden commodity that promises to become the ‚Äė‚Äônew gasoline‚ÄĚ. Moreover, land grabs, rising price predictions, and expectations of a major demand spike are leaping out of the shadows of a pending energy revolution and a new technology-driven resource era. For once, we have agreement across the board on a commodity: Demand for lithium will continue to rise throughout the year--and beyond--spurred by the rise of battery mega/gigafactories and...