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Tiny Flying Robots Are Being Built To Pollinate Crops Instead Of Real Bees

Other scientists are pursuing a different tack: replacing bees. While there's no perfect solution, modern technology offers hope.<p>Last year, Harvard University researchers led by engineering professor Robert Wood introduced the first RoboBees, bee-size robots with the ability to lift off the ground …

MIT And Dropbox Alums Launch Inbox, A Next-Generation Email Platform

Founded by Dropbox and MIT alums, a new startup called Inbox is launching out of stealth today, hoping to power the next generation of email applications. Similar to the newly launched Gmail API, Inbox offers a more modern way to build apps that access end users’ inboxes. But instead of being …

This 40-Year-Old Restaurant Blames Google For Killing Its Business

But now the restaurant has been forced to close its doors after a steep decline in business, and Rene Bertagna, the restaurant's owner, claims Google is to blame for its hardship.<p>According to Bertagna, someone hacked into his restaurant's Google listing and wrote that the Serbian Crown was closed …

Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

If you could have safe, effective, long-term birth control that you didn't have to think about, would you jump at the chance? That's what's being proposed by a company called MicroCHIPS of Lexington Massachusetts -- in the form of a chip to be implanted under the skin.<p>The chip, just 20 x 20 x 7 …

Real-time Data Analytics Platform GoSquared Revamped

GoSquared, a real-time Web analytics company, has launched a revamped version of its platform geared around giving users quicker access to the most powerful and frequently used features.<p>The move follows a complete retooling of the platform almost a year ago to focus more on visitor growth and …

The 2015 Mustang Gets Fatter, But Not As Much As You Think

The freshman 15. Or make that 250.<p><i>Photo by Ford</i><p>Word has it the 2015 Ford Mustang won't be lighter than its predecessor. The added complexity of the independent rear suspension will add pounds to the car's curb weight, but that's not all that's going on here.<p>The 2015 Mustang was also engineered to …

Robot Truck Convoy Tested In Nevada

Optimus Prime came home and got a day job.<p>Like Olympic skiers racing in single file to reduce air resistance, two 18-wheeler trucks in Nevada recently proved that uncomfortably close convoys can save drivers fuel and money. The key, instead of bold Olympic athleticism, is robotic assistance. A …

Editing Services Startup WritePath Nabs $525,000 In Seed Funding

WritePath, an editing company that serves college applicants, technical writers, and academic researchers, has raised $525,000 in seed funding led by B Dash Ventures. The Singapore-based startup will use the capital to set up offices in Japan, Korea, and the U.S. WritePath operates three online …

The US Air Force's oldest bomber is now a flying network

The B-52 may be one of the US Air Force's most reliable bombers, but it's not exactly a technology powerhouse; some of its systems were only fresh when Kennedy was President. The aircraft's newly-delivered CONECT (Combat Network Communications Technology) variant is finally catching up with the …

Startup of the Week: CommuterClub

CommuterClub offers a low-cost instalment plan so commuters can access savings offered by annual public transport passes, such as an Oyster pass for …