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  • These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

    06/19/2017 12:28:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 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...
  • Letís Revive Americaís Culture of Cures and Innovation (Ted Cruz's Op-Ed)

    10/22/2015 7:05:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 22, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    The FDA denies approval to cures for diseases because of decades-old research standards that donít make sense for todayís science. America has always been a pioneering place. It has spurred innovation and offered hope and opportunity to millions of people from around the world. Many of our greatest innovators have been doctors and researchers who have risked everything to save lives. Yet now scientists and patients are too frequently being denied the opportunity to advance medical cures. We continue to lose far too many of our loved ones to the ďinvisible graveyard,Ē as economist Alex Tabarrok has described: lives that...
  • This European country has the talent for tech innovation [How they educate their children]

    10/05/2015 8:07:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/05/2015
    When you think of tech innovation, places like Silicon Valley and Boston spring to mind. But flying under the world's radar is Switzerland, where inventions like a solar plane that just completed the longest solo-flight ever without fuel are born. And while Europe was busy debating bitcoin's future, Switzerland already opened up the region's first bitcoin ATM earlier this year. The country has managed to maintain its No. 1 ranking on the Global Innovation Index for four years in a row. Switzerland's rťsumť is definitely impressive: The country boasts the second-highest number of patents per person ó second to Japan....
  • When I was 14, I built a clock

    09/20/2015 3:32:50 PM PDT · by 4yourcountry · 92 replies
    Medium ^ | 9/20/2014 | jcarterwil
    When I was 14, I built a clock. Rather than take apart a Radio Shack Micronta 63Ė765A and repackage it into a pencil box, I ordered a digital clock component from Newark Electronics. This component had the basic clock function with the display. I needed to build the power supply, solder in the switches, alarm, etc. Then put it in a case, not a pencil case, but a box suitable to put next to my bed. I was not trying to invent a portable clock.....
  • Here are the signs that point to Apple's next big innovation in computing

    08/31/2015 8:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/31/2015 | Lisa Eadicicco
    Apple could be working on its own augmented-reality technology, which would be a first for the company, according to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster. Apple usually focuses on mainstream consumer products such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Munster has picked up on a few clues within the industry that indicate Apple could be working on some type of augmented reality device. For example, the company acquired a German augmented reality startup called Metaio earlier this year, which was reported back in May. Munster notes that Metaio owns 171 worldwide patents related to augmented reality technology, which would put Apple in 11th...
  • Worldís Largest Indoor Farm In Japan Produces 100 Times More Food Than Other Farms [Video]

    05/21/2015 12:41:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 27, 2015 | Jan Omega
    When it comes to farming, there is no better time than now to get into the field. Thanks to technological advances ushered in by the green movement, farming has evolved from a traditional means to sustain a personal living to a science with the potential to feed millions. The Inquisitr previously reported on how technology-assisted farming has become a blessing to others. Former NFL football player, Jason Brown, watched DIY videos on Youtube to learn how to grow 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers, which he donated to pantries and kitchens. In Irvine, California, an entire...
  • Tesla Could Be Changing The Dynamics Of Global Energy

    04/28/2015 10:13:13 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 43 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 28-04-2015 | Prince In White Tesla
    Teslaís announcement last week about creating a new line of batteries for use by businesses, consumers, and the electrical grid at large is a game-changer for the industry. Currently, when individuals or companies need back-up power, they usually rely on generators. Effective battery storage for large amounts of energy would be a game changer in that it would enable a separation of generation and use of energy produced through clean fuels like solar and wind power. The big problem with solar and wind right now is that the energy is only useful when it is actually produced and, because a...
  • Medical Innovation in Focus for Congress

    04/27/2015 12:59:32 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-27-15 | Sean Riley
    The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday, April 23, held a subcommittee hearing on the impact of the medical device tax on jobs, innovation and patients. Since January 2013, manufacturers and importers of medical devices have faced a 2.3 percent excise tax to offset costs of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During the hearing, Health Care Subcommittee Chairman Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) shared an example from his state as to the effects of the tax: "Iíve had the opportunity to visit a lot of medical device companies, and I plead with them to show me their books. Sometimes they do, and...
  • Interesting University discussion about 0bama with me

    04/22/2015 7:07:32 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Mountainclmbr ^ | 4/22/15 | Vanity, myself
    May be a long post to explain circumstances, but I will try to be brief in my explanation that all professors are not slobbering at zer0's every word. I graduated over 25 years ago from a major university with a degree in electrical engineering. I have worked my way up in many areas including terrestrial communications and satellite communications. Last year I got handed (at the last minute) an obligation to support a university project funded by my company.