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Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Hosts Its First Demo Day, Adds Tom Peters To Advisory Board

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Korean startup accelerator SparkLabs hosted its first Demo Day in Seoul today with five of the six companies in the inagural class it revealed back in November (one company, online gaming studio Merrywind, is developing a game that is currently in stealth mode, so it did not present today). SparkLabs...
Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Hosts Its First Demo Day, Adds Tom Peters To Advisory Board

Urban wind flows deposit pollutants in repetitive patterns

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Shutterstock Mathematicians have published a paper suggesting that pollutant-carrying urban flows—winds that navigate city obstacles—deposit particles in repetitive patterns leading to build-ups in specific city locations. As wind weaves through the everyday fumes generated by a city, it gathers particles from car exhausts, dust and other minute pollutants. Using...
Urban wind flows deposit pollutants in repetitive patterns

Cadence Biomedical scores $1.1M to help people with disabilities walk

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The Cadence Kickstart system In what the company is describing as an oversubscribed venture round, Seattle medical device maker Cadence Biomedical has raised $1.1 million in new funding led by HealthTech Capital. Other participants include Sand Hill Angels, Tech Coast Angels, ACE Fund, Frontier Angel Fund, WINGS, Alliance of Angels and...
Cadence Biomedical scores $1.1M to help people with disabilities walk

Uber continues its US expansion with 'soft launch' in Phoenix

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Pushing ahead with its plans to take its ‘driver for hire’ private cab service to more cities across the the US, Uber has today ‘soft launched’ in Phoenix, having already signed a lease with a creative co-working space to set up operations in the area. The company tweeted a photo...
Uber continues its US expansion with 'soft launch' in Phoenix

Journalism: The best of times, and the worst of times

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There are plenty of people ready to give their opinions about where the traditional media business is going, and how the disruption caused by digital and social media should be handled — but not all of them have a grasp of what is involved in those wrenching changes, and...
Journalism: The best of times, and the worst of times

Food recovery project wins Microsoft’s U.S. Imagine Cup

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Over on Microsoft’s Redmond campus today, teams from schools around the country gathered for the U.S. finals of the company’s Imagine Cup student technology competition. ASU students Jake Irvin, Eric Lehnhardt, Katelyn Keberle, and Steven Hernandez won Microsoft's U.S. Imagine Cup software design competition with their "Flash Food" project....
Food recovery project wins Microsoft’s U.S. Imagine Cup
Ventus: can we crowdsource the fight against global warming?

Protesting the Kindle: National Federation of the Blind conducting picket at Amazon headquarters

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From MA, MT, WA, CO, MN, MO, MD,, CA and across the nation, we are gathered to advocate for #KindleBooks4All. @amazon, here we come! — NFB (@NFB_voice) December 12, 2012 Getting fired up for the protest against @kindle at @amazon #Kindlebooks4all — Jessica (@jbeecham7) December 12, 2012 In an effort...
Protesting the Kindle: National Federation of the Blind conducting picket at Amazon headquarters

The Gangsternet

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A Google Ideas-funded study found that American street gang members use the Internet mainly for self-promotion and posting YouTube videos. The idea for the Google Ideas-funded study was ingenious. Three academics would speak with hundreds of American street gang members and conduct an empirical study of their Internet use....
The Gangsternet

With Dell Distribution Partnership, Echo360 Lecture Capture Could Make Notebooks and Class Attendance Obsolete

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Ready or not, higher education is going digital. Amid the recent proliferation of flipped classrooms, alternative education options like Udacity or Khan Academy, and traditional universities such as Arizona State University now offering wholly-online degree options, there’s little question that technology is a driver of change in the way...
With Dell Distribution Partnership, Echo360 Lecture Capture Could Make Notebooks and Class Attendance Obsolete

GE partners with Livermore Labs to explore efficient aircraft fuel injectors (video)

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What would you do with six months of dedicated access to 261.3 teraflops of computational power? As you ponder that question, consider the case of GE Global Research, which has just announced its participation with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in an effort to design more powerful and efficient...
GE partners with Livermore Labs to explore efficient aircraft fuel injectors (video)

Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Unveils Its First Class, Bolsters Its Advisory Board

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It seems like it’s been ages since SparkLabs revealed its intentions to nurture a handful of promising startups in South Korea (it was actually the end of July), but now the accelerator has officially pulled back the curtains on its inaugural class. As you’d expect, most of these past months...
Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Unveils Its First Class, Bolsters Its Advisory Board
ASU's 7.4-inch full-color flexible OLED display is the world's largest

7 projects looking to use big data to cut the cost of solar power

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The Department of Energy is putting a collective $9 million into 7 projects being developed at universities and government labs that will us big data to lower the cost of solar in various ways. The projects, at places like Yale, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will be focused on...
7 projects looking to use big data to cut the cost of solar power

Knewton to Bring "Smart Learning" To Classrooms Nationwide

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A partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will bring adaptive learning technology to nearly every school district in the country. This morning Knewton announced a partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the giant K-12 education publisher, that has the potential to bring the power of data and analytics to nearly every...
Knewton to Bring "Smart Learning" To Classrooms Nationwide

The High-Tech Crap You Might Find at the Corner Store of Tomorrow

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When we picture the future, typically, we see the shiny, gravity-defying objects we wanted as kids -- hover boards, jet packs, and floating touch screens. The Near Future Laboratory, a creative collective based in California and Switzerland, likes to turns these expectations upside down (and inside out). Their latest project, Corner...
The High-Tech Crap You Might Find at the Corner Store of Tomorrow

Crowdsource your carbon: power plant mapping project seeks location, CO2 data

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A citizen science project based at Arizona State University has put out a call for data: they want eagle-eyed environmentalists to help map power plants on Google Maps. The leader of the Ventus project, a carbon emissions modeler, wants to use the crowdsourced data to improve global carbon cycle models....
Crowdsource your carbon: power plant mapping project seeks location, CO2 data

SparkLabs, Korea's new Silicon Valley-inspired accelerator, reveals its first class of 6 startups

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SparkLabs, a new accelerator program that is bringing a Western approach to Korea’s startup ecosystem, has announced the inaugural class of six young companies that will reap the benefits of its global network and Silicon Valley thinking to take their businesses global. The three-month-long program for seed-to-early-stage startups begins on December 5...
SparkLabs, Korea's new Silicon Valley-inspired accelerator, reveals its first class of 6 startups

Udemy adds revenue stream with private online learning sites for companies

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Ambitious individuals who want to bulk up on new skills can turn to online learning site Udemy for lessons on everything from web development and programming to accounting and entrepreneurship. And it might not be long before their employers start picking up the tab. Next week at the Arizona State...
Udemy adds revenue stream with private online learning sites for companies

Researchers create first room-temperature, nanoscale lasers: A major step towards optical computers

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Nanophotonics researchers at Arizona State University have created the world's first electrically powered room-temperature nanolasers. These lasers are the single most important step towards building computer chips that use light instead of electricity for ultra-fast and efficient on- and off-chip communications....
Researchers create first room-temperature, nanoscale lasers: A major step towards optical computers

Online Education Degrees Now Dwarf Traditional Universities

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Education degrees earned at online universities now dwarf those of traditional universities. USA Today analyzed recent Department of Education data and found that online education behemoth, the University of Phoenix, awarded more than twice as many education degrees as its closest traditional competitor, Arizona State University (5,976 vs. 2,075). “We...
Online Education Degrees Now Dwarf Traditional Universities
Startups: Upstart is Crowd Funding for Dreamers
Fluidic shows a peek of its metal air batteries for off and on the grid
Let's take tech out of the research labs and into the hands of entrepreneurs (guest post)
Glow-in-the-dark cockroach and social media butterfly named in scientists' top 10 new species

Newspaper Pay Walls Are A Good Thing - Here's Why

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Guest author David Brauchl is chief communication officer for paid content strategy experts Piano Media. He was a professional news photographer for nearly 20 years, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work in Sarajevo, South Africa and Germany. Newspaper publishers struggle to successfully monetize their...
Newspaper Pay Walls Are A Good Thing - Here's Why

In health care, price transparency alone isn't enough

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It’s hard to argue that more price transparency in healthcare isn’t needed – especially as employers increasingly shift to high-deductible plans and Health Savings Accounts that demand more responsibility from their employees. But a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that price transparency alone could lead consumers...
In health care, price transparency alone isn't enough

Knewton teams up with Macmillan to bring adaptive learning beyond K-12 and higher ed

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Education technology startup Knewton just inked another deal with a major education publisher. But, for the first time, the initial audience for its partnership with Macmillan isn’t high school or college students — it’s for adults around the world learning English. Since launching in 2008, the adaptive learning company, which...
Knewton teams up with Macmillan to bring adaptive learning beyond K-12 and higher ed
Face Craze! iOS App: Fun with Gender Bending and Unibrows

AMP-Foot 2.0 prosthesis gives the power of real feet, keeps a light step (video)

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It was five years ago that prosthetics took a very literal step forward when Arizona State University's SPARKy foot offered a more natural walk, capturing the inherent kinetic energy that previously needed a big motor to replicate. Belgium's Vrije Universiteit Brussel may well carry the torch for the next...
AMP-Foot 2.0 prosthesis gives the power of real feet, keeps a light step (video)
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