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Mar 13, 2017

These Silicon Valley investors set out to create the antithesis of ‘Shark Tank’

Posted by in category: futurism

“The Pitch,” a podcast which launched its second season in January, aims to deliver a more realistic version of “Shark Tank.”

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Mar 13, 2017

A Major Organization Just Endorsed Human Genetic Modification

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

A major medical organization has endorsed human genetic modification for the first time. THe panel suggested that trials be limited at the moment.

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Mar 13, 2017

Google launches GPU support for its Cloud Platform

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Three months ago, Google announced it would in early 2017 launch support for high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) for machine learning and other specialized workloads. It’s now early 2017 and, true to its word, Google today officially made GPUs on the Google Cloud Platform available to developers. As expected, these are Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs, and developers will be able to attach up to eight of these to any custom Compute Engine machine.

These new GPU-based virtual machines are available in three Google data centers: us-east1, asia-east1 and europe-west1. Every K80 core features 2,496 of Nvidia’s stream processors with 12 GB of GDDR5 memory (the K80 board features two cores and 24 GB of RAM).

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Mar 13, 2017

Autonomous Cars Tested in Atlanta

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Self-driving cars are about to face their toughest test.

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Mar 13, 2017

This Notebook is Reusable

Posted by in category: futurism

This might be the only notebook you’ll ever need.

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Mar 13, 2017

World’s first rotating, shape-shifting tower planned for Dubai

Posted by in category: futurism

Fisher envisions an 80-story, 1,273-foot tower in Dubai with floors that can rotate 360 degrees in both directions. He said he got the idea for a rotating tower that continuously changes shape more than a decade ago while staring out of the Olympic Tower in New York.

“I noticed that from a certain spot you could see the East River and the Hudson River, both sides of Manhattan,” he said on Dynamic Architecture’s website. “That is when I thought to myself: ‘Why don’t we rotate the entire floor? That way, everybody can see both the East River and the Hudson River, as well as Saint Patrick’s Cathedral!’”

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Mar 13, 2017

How a Math Algorithm Could Educate the Whole World — for Free

Posted by in categories: education, information science, mathematics, mobile phones

Mathematics professor Po-Shen Loh has created Expii, a free education tool that democratizes learning by turning your smartphone into a tutor.

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Mar 13, 2017

A CEO explains why he doesn’t care about your résumé, your alma mater, or your last job when he’s looking to hire

Posted by in categories: business, education, finance

For United Shore CEO Mat Ishbia, it’s not about what you know.

Ishbia says that specific skills, such as salesmanship, graphic design, or programming, can be taught. Those don’t guarantee whether or not a candidate will succeed at the Troy, Michigan-based financial services business.

“I don’t care about your résumé,” Ishbia says. “I don’t care about what school you went to. I don’t care about what you did at your last company.”

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Mar 13, 2017

This Pill’s Time Release Takes Weeks

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

This single pill releases weeks worth of medication.

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Mar 13, 2017

Lab-Made Brains Grow Blood Vessels

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Mini-brains created in a lab are growing their own blood vessels.

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