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Accelerators are churning out too many startups, but it’s a good thing, Andreessen-Horowitz cofounder says. Startup accelerators like Y Combinator (see “ The Startup Whisperer ”) and 500 Startups are…

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The mobile computers killing the PC will themselves be replaced as computing becomes embedded into the world around us. The personal computer is dying. Its place in our lives as…

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A new class of imaging device from Bell Labs can take more than one view of a scene at the same time or use the same data to create a…

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A startup has developed software and smartphone tools for cataloguing the trees in forests. In a small office near Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just across from Starbucks, is a…

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The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server An Overview of the Research on Texture Based Plant Leaf Classification

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Battery swapping is fast, but the economics are still uncertain. For a dose of how Elon Musk is selling the vision of electric vehicles, check out this video of the…

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In a race to stay relevant and keep up with newcomers, Instagram releases its own video feature. On Thursday, Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom announced an update that will allow users…

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Scientists have imaged the anatomy of an entire human brain at unprecedented resolution. A new resource will allow scientists to explore the anatomy of a single brain in three dimensions…

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MakerBot founder Bre Pettis, the poster child for mainstream 3-D printing, merges his company with an industrial printing giant. The Brooklyn-based 3-D printer startup MakerBot Industries just got a…

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Kenyan tech leaders say the high-flying Internet balloons may not be a realistic networking solution for their continent. Google’s latest pet project, called Loon , is meant to deliver the…

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Tesla is set to announce a way to make recharging its electric vehicles faster than filling up a gas tank. Tomorrow Tesla Motors will announce a way to charge its…

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Wireless carrier AT&T is rolling out free gadget-charging stations all over NYC.

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Google is demanding that a secret intelligence court allow it to share some details about surveillance requests for user data. Last week, negative press in the wake of recent leaks…

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LIDAR technology continues to reveal archeological evidence of urbanization Airborne laser scanning has revealed the remnants of a vast urban structure in the vicinity of Angkor Wat , a famous temple…

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Research shows how much the NSA could glean from call records, and why efforts to downplay the significance of such metadata are misleading. Of all the recent revelations about the…

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Research into wild animal locomotion could inform the design of future robots. Biologically inspired robots could prove useful for all sorts of tasks (see “ Just What Soldiers Need: A…

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Inside the evolution movement that wants machines to replace people. The day before travelling to New York City to attend Global Future 2045 , a gathering last weekend of so-called transhumanists…

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Coat a layer of graphene with chlorophyll and you get a remarkably sensitive light-activated switch, say physicists  

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Beyond the drilling rigs, the fossil-fuel industry spreads far and wide across the land.

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Greener Plastics

On June 18, 2013 By

Plastics have become synonymous with waste, but they can be made ­sustainably. There can be little doubt that plastic materials have dramatically improved everything from clothing to travel to communications…

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