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  • !ODA completes "upside down" condo in NYC
    ODA New York has a history of using out-of-the-box ideas to both maximize desirable features and make the most out of awkward plots. For example, its East 44th Street tower is "stretched" to provide garden space despite being very narrow. Its…
    - 1 hour ago 25 May 18, 1:02pm -
  • !Rollova: A tapeless measure complete with OLED display
    Here's a novel take on the tape measure: removing the tape. Rollova, as the name subtly suggests, is a digital measuring gizmo complete with OLED display that you roll along a surface or edge to measure its length. Its obvious strength is in…
    - 3 hours ago 25 May 18, 10:58am -
  • !Nanoparticles carry drug duo into the brain to fight cancer
    Glioblastoma is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. Affecting the brain, those unlucky enough to receive a diagnosis don't have many treatment options – and usually a median life expectancy of just over a year. Now, researchers at MIT h…
    - 5 hours ago 25 May 18, 9:00am -
  • !Gallery: All-terrain teardrops, mil-spec boxes and other camping trailers from Overland Expo West
    We've taken a look at the camper vans, and one pretty damn cool Jeep camper, but many of the campers of Overland Expo West 2018 ride behind the main vehicle. Once again, the show was awash with rugged expedition trailers from established bran…
    - 6 hours ago 25 May 18, 7:58am -
  • !Electronic adaptive shocks adjust 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor's suspension on the fly
    With its 3.5-liter twin turbo V6, the 450-horsepower F-150 Raptor already packs plenty of punch, but the way Ford sees it there's more to off-road muscle than sheer engine power. The company has just detailed a few upgrades for the forthcomin…
    - 7 hours ago 25 May 18, 7:47am -

MIT Tech Review

ComputerWorld

  • Overstock.com puts a lot of stock in blockchain
    More than four years ago, Overstock.com became the first major retailer to accept bitcoin as a form of payment for its goods. Today, it accepts more than 40 versions of the digital currency for online purchases.While bitcoin may have first caught the…
    - 11 days ago 14 May 18, 10:13am -
  • De Beers and other jewelry industry giants create blockchains to verify gems
    Leading jewelry companies that have struggled with proving the authenticity of their goods have launched an online distributed ledger based on blockchain to improve global provenance in the diamond and jewelry supply chain.De Beers announced it has…
    - 15 days ago 10 May 18, 4:12pm -
  • Two vendors now sell iPhone cracking technology – and police are buying
    Law enforcement interest in iPhone encryption-cracking hardware from two new companies is a strong indication that Apple no longer claims the mobile security high ground."What this means, if it's true, is that people who thought all of their communic…
    - 16 days ago 9 May 18, 6:28pm -
  • Blockchain will be the killer app for supply chain management in 2018
    This year, blockchain testing programs will evolve from pilot tests to real-world platforms, and supply chain management is among the industries the distributed ledger technology is set to disrupt.In January, Maersk and IBM announced a joint venture…
    - 17 days ago 8 May 18, 9:55pm -
  • SEC decision on Ethereum cryptocurrency could affect others funded by ICOs
    The second most valuable cryptocurrency behind bitcoin, Ethereum, is under regulatory scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is considering whether it should be classified as a commodity or a security.An SEC decision to class…
    - 17 days ago 8 May 18, 10:13am -

GizMag - Emerging Tech

  • !ODA completes "upside down" condo in NYC
    ODA New York has a history of using out-of-the-box ideas to both maximize desirable features and make the most out of awkward plots. For example, its East 44th Street tower is "stretched" to provide garden space despite being very narrow. Its n…
    - 1 hour ago 25 May 18, 1:02pm -
  • !Rollova: A tapeless measure complete with OLED display
    Here's a novel take on the tape measure: removing the tape. Rollova, as the name subtly suggests, is a digital measuring gizmo complete with OLED display that you roll along a surface or edge to measure its length. Its obvious strength is in me…
    - 3 hours ago 25 May 18, 10:58am -
  • !Nanoparticles carry drug duo into the brain to fight cancer
    Glioblastoma is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. Affecting the brain, those unlucky enough to receive a diagnosis don't have many treatment options – and usually a median life expectancy of just over a year. Now, researchers at MIT hav…
    - 5 hours ago 25 May 18, 9:00am -
  • !Gallery: All-terrain teardrops, mil-spec boxes and other camping trailers from Overland Expo West
    We've taken a look at the camper vans, and one pretty damn cool Jeep camper, but many of the campers of Overland Expo West 2018 ride behind the main vehicle. Once again, the show was awash with rugged expedition trailers from established brands…
    - 6 hours ago 25 May 18, 7:58am -
  • !Electronic adaptive shocks adjust 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor's suspension on the fly
    With its 3.5-liter twin turbo V6, the 450-horsepower F-150 Raptor already packs plenty of punch, but the way Ford sees it there's more to off-road muscle than sheer engine power. The company has just detailed a few upgrades for the forthcoming…
    - 7 hours ago 25 May 18, 7:47am -

MedGadget

  • !Soft and Highly Flexible Neural Interfaces Prevent Injury to Brain
    While rigid neural interfaces can read brain activity and stimulate it quite well, these devices end up damaging the soft brain tissue they come in contact with. Moreover, the body ends up attacking these implants and forming protective layers around…
    - 18 hours ago 24 May 18, 8:30pm -
  • !New Coating for Dental Aligners Keeps Bacteria from Growing
    Dental aligners, also known as retainers, are plastic devices that are used to slow adjust the position of the teeth. They’ve become extremely popular, but they require frequent changes because bacteria is known to make a home within the devices’…
    - 18 hours ago 24 May 18, 8:07pm -
  • !Britain to Invest Heavily in AI for Medicine
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the United Kingdom will invest heavily into artificial intelligence technology to improve healthcare. The details are not clear, but UK’s National Health Service has been compiling data on milli…
    - 20 hours ago 24 May 18, 6:46pm -
  • !Japanese Researchers Figure Out How to Connect Neurons Together
    Cultured groups of neurons and even brain organoids are now routine in neuroscience research, and yet the connections between individual neurons that materialize are effectively random. In order to be able to setup tightly controlled experiments in w…
    - 21 hours ago 24 May 18, 5:04pm -
  • !EMBOTRAP II Pulls Clots from Brain With Minimal Compression: FDA Cleared
    CERENOVUS, a Johnson & Johnson company that was built by combining Pulsar Vascular, Neuravi, and Codman Neuro’s neurological business, won FDA clearance for the EMBOTRAP II Revascularization Device. The stent retriever is used to pull blood clots f…
    - 22 hours ago 24 May 18, 4:43pm -

Microsoft Research

Emerging EdTech

  • Why I Like IBM’s Open Badges and DeveloperWorks Courseware
    I just earned a “Blockchain Essentials” Digital Badge – for free (and it was fun) Kudos to IBM for putting together great mini-courses that are free to everyone and provide digital...[Please click on the post title to continue reading the full…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 18, 12:35pm -
  • Instructional Tech and Teaching Tweet Wrap w/e 05-19-18
    Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap … learn how Pittsburgh's...[Please click on the post title to continue reading…
    - 5 days ago 20 May 18, 1:53pm -
  • Come Explore, Learn, Share, Connect at the 2018 FlipTech Conference (June 29 & 30 in New Jersey)!
    Finish the School Year and get a Jump on the Fall With a Fun, Interactive Exploration of Flipped Learning and Education Technology! I'm really excited about this upcoming FlipTech conference. It's...[Please click on the post title to continue readi…
    - 8 days ago 17 May 18, 12:47pm -
  • A Wealth of Free Teaching Resources are Available at Education.com
    Recently, Jessica Lightle, Community Manager at Education.com, reached out to suggest that I might want to share the great resources available from the iconically named site she helps to oversee and...[Please click on the post title to continue read…
    - 10 days ago 15 May 18, 12:19pm -
  • Teaching and Tech Tweet Wrap, w/e 05-12-18
    Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap … check out an instant...[Please click on the post title to continue reading th…
    - 12 days ago 13 May 18, 1:24pm -

PwC - Emerging Tech

Core77

  • !Check Out These Demonstrations of LeapMotion's AR-Based "Virtual Wearables"
    What will AR interfaces look like? Well, if you're willing to wear Leap Motion's "Project North Star" headset, which looks like this……the interfaces might look like this:The big floppy buttons are interesting. It's still early days, but it seems…
    - 2 hours ago 25 May 18, 12:23pm -
  • !This Engineer Commutes From NJ to Manhattan by Self-Built, Self-Powered Folding Boat and Folding Bicycle
    The most dashing thing I'd ever read about Raymond Loewy is that he used to commute, from his manse in Long Island to Manhattan, via speedboat. "…Often with a stiff cocktail in one hand," if memory serves.Tom Lutz isn't Raymond Loewy, but the Googl…
    - 3 hours ago 25 May 18, 11:41am -
  • !On the Floor with Core: Sight Unseen Offsite 2018's 201 Mulberry Location
    Sight Unseen Offsite's main location at 201 Mulberry may have downsized compared to last year, but the quality of works shown at the crowd favorite show remained high. This year's show was heavily focused on unexpected collaborations, including the m…
    - 16 hours ago 24 May 18, 10:05pm -
  • !Kiefer's DIY "Parallelgo" Clamp Design
    A Canadian craftsman named Kiefer, now retired, reports that he spends his days having "a great time in my little shop building boxes and all kinds of tools of my own invention." One such tool he came up with is this unusual benchtop clamp:"I can use…
    - 21 hours ago 24 May 18, 5:13pm -
  • !Custom Battery Charging Station Design/Build
    Never mind what you can do for clients--the biggest perk of having an ID background is that you can design and build cool stuff for yourself, customized to your idiosyncrasies. Here industrial designer Eric Strebel needs a charging station to fit his…
    - 24 hours ago 24 May 18, 2:35pm -