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Job listing reveals Apple taking further interest in Liquidmetal

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A job listing from Apple describing the need for a mechanical engineer with a wide knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes -- and some specific experience in skills required for dealing with the bulk-metallic glass alloy known as Liquidmetal -- has fuelled speculation that Apple's investment in the technology may...
Job listing reveals Apple taking further interest in Liquidmetal

There's An Audacious Plan To End Hunger With 3-D Printed Food

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Anjan Contractor's 3D food printer might evoke visions of the "replicator" popularized in Star Trek, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. And indeed Contractor's company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a prototype of his universal food synthesizer. But...
There's An Audacious Plan To End Hunger With 3-D Printed Food

For China-based accelerator Haxlr8r, 'hardware is the new software'

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The application deadline for the second batch of startups for badass hardware accelerator Haxlr8r is coming up on November 18th, so now’s your chance to get hacking. The three-month program is based in Shenzhen, China (AKA the world’s factory) to bring entrepreneurs close to their production bases. The accelerator culminates in...
For China-based accelerator Haxlr8r, 'hardware is the new software'

Facebook hires: D.C., engineering, counsel, marketing, more

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This week Facebook hired a director of policy in D.C., patent and commercial counsel, an executive speechwriter, several engineers and a head of marketing communications for its Hamburg offices, according to its Careers page. According to its LinkedIn feed, the company also hired a manager of privacy and public policy. There were...
Facebook hires: D.C., engineering, counsel, marketing, more
DeltaMaker Goes To Kickstarter To Fund A 3D Printer That's All About Showing Off The Work
“In the Studio,” Shasta Venture’s Rob Coneybeer Envisions an Internet of Things

GameStick shipping dev units this month, marks progress on controller, SDK and UI

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Things seem to be rolling along nicely for Kickstarter success story, GameStick. The makers of the compact Android console will be shipping a dev unit later this month, measuring slightly larger than the final version, thanks in part to a Type A USB slot for mousing / keyboarding. The...
GameStick shipping dev units this month, marks progress on controller, SDK and UI

Become a public speaking pro: learning how to present the next great idea

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This is the third post in a series profiling Googlers who facilitate classes as part of our g2g program, in which Googlers teach, share and learn from each other. Regardless of role, level or location, g2g's community-based approach makes it possible for all Googlers to take advantage of a variety...
Become a public speaking pro: learning how to present the next great idea

Facebook hires: linguist, search quality rater, privacy program manager and more

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Facebook removed 21 positions from its careers page this week, likely after making hires in the areas of search, user operations, infrastructure and marketing, among others. The company appears to have hired a linguist to “assist with a variety of language projects, including extensions to Graph Search.” Another job listing removed this week...
Facebook hires: linguist, search quality rater, privacy program manager and more
From peace drones to toothbrushes: 4 MassChallenge stars

Tucoola creates a social sandbox for parents and kids to learn through games

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“You know what’s the best investment in your child’s education you can make is?” asks Tucoola founder Eli Porat. “It’s not college. It’s preschool. Studies show kids who get the best education at that age go on to earn the most money and have the biggest houses.” As a native...
Tucoola creates a social sandbox for parents and kids to learn through games

Gateshead honours an engineering giant whose genius has lessons for our times

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The UK's railways lost 70 years through sidelining the inventions of Sir Vincent Raven. They liked his steam engines too muchSir Vincent Raven sounds like a man to reckon with, and he was. Here's a big hand for Gateshead council, those visionaries in public art (the Angel, the Baltic, the...
Gateshead honours an engineering giant whose genius has lessons for our times

The story of Energy Cache, a drop-dead simple energy idea

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Last week Bill Gates briefly mentioned that he made an investment in an energy storage startup that he called “gravel on ski lifts.” Contributor Michael Kanellos put two and two together and guessed that Gates’ reference was to the startup Energy Cache. Well, following that article on Monday, we’ve done...
The story of Energy Cache, a drop-dead simple energy idea

Time Tracking App Chronos Shows You How You Spend Your Days - And How Your Friends Do, Too

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Debuting at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, Chronos is a new time-tracking application for iPhone that shows you how you spend your time as well as who you’re with, where and when, so you can set goals for yourself. Using the built-in sensors on the iPhone like the compass and accelerometer, for...
Time Tracking App Chronos Shows You How You Spend Your Days - And How Your Friends Do, Too

Microsoft's blunders; the meaning of Marissa Mayer; and other comments of the week

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Newly-appointed Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer “I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo, one of the internet’s premier destinations for more than 700 million users.”—Newly-appointed  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer commenting on her new role at the battered Internet company. “In hiring a 37-year-old pregnant woman as CEO, Yahoo is sending...
Microsoft's blunders; the meaning of Marissa Mayer; and other comments of the week

Facebook's Open Compute Hardware Hackathon Yields Server Debugging Solution

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Want to get something done fast?  Take Facebook's advice and crowdsource it to a hackathon - the shortest, most-caffeinated distance between an idea and the real world.  This week in Santa Clara, Calif., Facebook's Open Compute Project held its very first hardware hackathon - a competition run in parallel to two...
Facebook's Open Compute Hardware Hackathon Yields Server Debugging Solution

TNW Academy: Learn the Basics of Code with Birdbox CTO Kevin Cawley

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Maybe you’ve thought about learning how to code. Or maybe you have no desire to crunch the keyboard yourself, but you want a better understanding of what goes into the process so that you can work with your developers on a different level. Regardless of the why, TNW Academy will...
TNW Academy: Learn the Basics of Code with Birdbox CTO Kevin Cawley

Dutchman flies like a bird with homemade wings

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Just when you thought jet packs would never be reality, a Dutch mechanical engineer has created his own functioning bird wings. [Read more]...
Dutchman flies like a bird with homemade wings
Seattle aerospace engineer wins Startup Weekend with smart alarm app Up Early

Houston, We Have Liftoff: Human BirdWings Guy Finally Enjoys The Miracle Of Human Flight

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While I am indeed guilty of being pretty fly for a white guy, it’s never been able to help me achieve my life-long dream of actual flight. You know, in the air, like a bird. Or maybe like Superman or Captain Planet. Hence my excitement back in December when we...
Houston, We Have Liftoff: Human BirdWings Guy Finally Enjoys The Miracle Of Human Flight
The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food

Here Are Your 2012 YouTube Space Lab Contest Winners

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Six teens between the ages of 14 and 18 from the U.S., Spain, Egypt, India, and New Zealand were just rewarded for their stellar science projects with a Zero-G flight above Washington, D.C., courtesy of Space Adventures.They're the regional winners of the YouTube Space Lab contest, a global science fair...
Here Are Your 2012 YouTube Space Lab Contest Winners
Star Trek's replicator comes to life, thanks to NASA funding

8 People Who Raised Some SERIOUS Cash From Kickstarter

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Crowd sourced funding site Kickstarter has been kicking ass for would-be entrepreneurs. So far in 2012, two projects have raised over $1 million. Several others have surpassed $250,000. A project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. That way creators don't get...
8 People Who Raised Some SERIOUS Cash From Kickstarter

Was That Twitter Blast False, or Just Honest Hyperbole?

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It started when the Ohio Election Commission received a complaint against a mechanical engineer who, on Twitter, asked voters to stop a streetcar project. courts are ruling on hyperbole in Twitter posts....
Was That Twitter Blast False, or Just Honest Hyperbole?
Olympic fever at Synapse: Synchronized wall climbs, beer relays and a flying monkey toss
NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it'll start with pizza
Who knew: Mechanical engineers have their own iPad app

Q&A: Bill Nye on Superman's beard, space, education and a possible 'Science Guy' return

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Science Rules! So why would anyone turn down a chance to jump on the phone with Bill Nye, the Science Guy? Exactly. No one would. Which is how I ended up talking with Nye today even though it was in his role as a paid endorser for Gillette razors,...
Q&A: Bill Nye on Superman's beard, space, education and a possible 'Science Guy' return
Laurene Powell Jobs on immigration reform & Steve Jobs' 'private legacy'
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