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New 5-Axis 3D Printer Creates Simple Wire Frame Models in Real Time

A team at Cornell University has developed a new 3D printing system that allows users to create rough prototypes of their models in real time as they are designing them. Reader Huaishu Peng, who last year was part of the Disney Research team that created a fabric lamination printer, wrote in to …

The entire French legal code dating back to Napoleon is now on GitHub

Among Napoleon Bonaparte’s earliest and most significant contributions after seizing power in France was to enact a uniform legal code, which had been mooted since the 1770s but successive revolutionary governments failed to accomplish. Napoleon began the process in 1800 and had preliminary drafts …

Software Development

ProsperWorks raise $7.5 million to put CRM in your Google

ProsperWorks announced today that the company has raised $7.5 million in series A financing.<p>True Ventures lead the round, joined by existing investors Bloomberg Beta, Crunchfund, and other high-profile angel investors. To date, ProsperWorks has raised a total of $10 million in equity.<p>Founded in …

Apps

Amazing Translucent Concrete Opens a New World of Design Ideas

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Albert Abutov<br>• Photographer: Jam Ersozlu<p>The first project is a restoration of a hotel. By using FIBROTRANS concrete, designer Albert …

Architecture

Indian Hardware Startups : They Are Happening And Coming of Age.

Last week there was this news of Teewe raising $1.75 million from Sequoia & IndiaQuotient. So happy to know our Startup ecosystem has started …

Kathryn Toilet Seat

Inspired by a classic KOHLER design from 1929, this seat coordinates with select Kathryn toilets to bring timeless sophistication to your bath or …

Toilets

IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue along with a partnership with The Weather …

Spy services in ‘tech arms race’ against ‘dark side of globalization’ – MI6 chief

Britain’s security and intelligence agencies are locked in a “technological arms race” with “malicious actors” including terrorists and cybercriminals, the newly appointed head of MI6 has warned.<p>Speaking at his first public engagement since taking the helm of the security agency last year, Alex …

DroneDeploy Snags $9M As Its Drone Control Platform Soars Out Of Beta

DroneDeploy is on a mission to make drones accessible to industrial users who have a business need for conducting outdoor landscape mapping and monitoring. So, in other words, it wants drones to be put to work by people other than enthusiastic dorks with a gadget habit — doing tasks like helping …

Graphene's First Commercial Application To Shed A Little Light

A bulb more efficient than an LED? Now there's a bright idea<p>Graphene is a material with marvelous properties: It can be used to make square ice and night vision contact lenses. It can even be made from your leftover dinner. And soon this form of pure carbon--which boasts a super-strong hexagonal …

Graphene

The biggest source of plastic trash you've never heard of

March 30, 2015 — “Seed trays, drip tape, mulch film, water pipes, hoop house covers, twine, hose, fertilizer bags, totes, tool handles and everything …

Convincing Skeptical Employees to Adopt New Technology

Bringing new technology and tools into your organization can increase productivity, boost sales, and help you make better, faster decisions. But getting every employee on board is often a challenge. What can you do to increase early and rapid adoption? How can you incentivize and reward employees …

This Camouflage Coating Hides Submarines From Sonar

Sound waves bounce around the vessel, even if it has sharp corners<p>Imagine a material that wicks sound across its surface like water droplets sliding over a windowpane. For submarines, such a coating would mean an entirely new way to slip past sonar without detection as sound waves pass harmlessly …

Google Will Build Surgical Robots With Johnson & Johnson

The tech giant and the medical giant announced their partnership today<p>Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson "on advancing surgical robotics to benefit surgeons." The companies are together working on an "innovative robotic-assisted surgical platform capable of integrating advanced …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

Dangerous Experiments With High Voltage Electricity Using a Cute ‘Despicable Me’ Toy Minion

In his latest instructional video, the “King of Random” Grant Thompson uses a cute little toy version of the minion Stuart from the animated</i> …

US Navy is testing an electromagnetic catapult to launch planes from aircraft carriers

For almost as long as aircraft carriers have existed, they’ve been equipped with steam-powered catapults to help fighters and bombers get airborne. …

Aviation

Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution

How General Electric, Local Motors, and an army of DIY inventors are rebuilding American manufacturing<p>This past February, in a nondescript industrial building near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, a few executives from GE Appliances set out to stage the division’s first hackathon. Louisville is home …

Manufacturing

Kill Dead Zones With This Small Box

DIY phone and internet service for rural areas<p>Problem<p>If you live in or near a city, it’s hard to imagine not finding a cell signal. Telecommunication companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on cell towers and bulky base stations. The trouble is, they’ll only install them in places where the …

Entrepreneurship

Make It Easy for Decision Makers to Approve Your Deal

Imagine you’ve been offered a way to purchase $1 lottery tickets for a penny each. How many would you buy? If you were operating based on rational self-interest one could argue that you would buy as many tickets as possible. How could you refuse an opportunity with so much upside and so little …

Get the Boss to Buy In

An engineering manager at an energy company—we’ll call him John Healy—wanted to sell his boss on a safer and cheaper gas-scrubbing technology. This might have been an easy task if his boss, the general manager, hadn’t selected the existing system just a year before. Instead it was, in Healy’s …

Why solar power is spreading so fast in Africa | The Economist

After The Social Web, Here Comes The Trust Web

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Cohen is the founder and Managing Partner of</i> <i>Techstars</i><i>, the</i> <i>#1 ranked</i> <i>Internet startup accelerator in the world. William Mougayar is an entrepreneur turned angel investor, founder of</i> <i>Startup Management</i><i>, and currently raising his first fund.</i><p>“You never change things by fighting the …

Polaris is now in the e-motorbike business after buying Brammo

Polaris has acquired e-bike maker Brammo in a deal that leaves the future of the Brammo name and its Oregon-based factory in limbo. Brammo has been building the Empulse/R and Enertia e-bikes for several years, but the models haven't changed much since they first arrived -- and the company has been …

5 can't-miss apps: Scannable, Adobe Lightroom and more

Adobe Lightroom<p>Qork<p>Timeline - News in Context<p>'Words on Tour'<p>Evernote Scannable<p>Between Google describing new plans for its modular smartphones and the …

Hacker's List allows you to hire a hacker anonymously and quickly

Hacker's List, a website that offers to connect customers and "professional" hackers for hire, would have you believe that just about everyone, at …

The $400 Million Man Of Steel Who Said No To Africa's Richest Man

Narendra Raval, a steel tycoon, is one of Kenya’s most successful entrepreneurs. He is the founder of Devki Group, a $650 million (annual revenues) Kenyan conglomerate that manufactures steel products, roofing sheets and cement.<p>Raval, 53, a Hindu of the Brahmin caste system, came into Kenya as a …

Man of Steel

5 blue collar jobs that pay $100,000 a year

Slide 1 of 7<p>Nearly half of U.S. states have added “good” blue-collar jobs that pay the median wage without bachelor’s degrees, according to a report …