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The Doctor Will Monitor You Now: 2015 In Health

By Jessica Leber3 minute Read<p>In 2015, improving sensor and mobile technology continued to provide creative ways to improve health monitoring. …

Medical Technology

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

Developing Countries

Google X Alum Flux Factory Raises $29M Series B

One of Google X’s former moonshots is raising cash as it looks to disrupt the architecture design space with its specialized collaborative data exchange service.<p>Flux Factory, Inc. announced $29 million in Series B funding co-led by Temasek and Surbana Jurong Private Limited. Far East Ventures, DFJ, …

Google Chrome functions finally return actual random numbers

Over the years, multiple studies have found that Google Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine was returning not-so-random numbers when you called the Math.random() function.<p>Today that’s been fixed, with the release of Chrome 49, which will be available soon. Math.random() is the most frequently used way to …

FBI Arrests Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli on Securities Fraud Charges

The pharma boss who became infamous after hiking the price of an HIV-related drug by 5,000 percent was arrested Thursday by the FBI, prosecutors said, accusing him of orchestrating a "trifecta of lies, deceit and greed."<p>The take down of Martin Shkreli — a hedge fund manager-turned-pharmaceutical …

Martin Shkreli

NASA scientist isn't impressed with the new 'Star Wars' droid BB-8

In a video for Wired, Kennedy compares the three droids to NASA's robotics.<p>Kennedy says the physics behind BB-8 make it a flawed robot. While it's easier for it to travel on flat land, it would be "extremely difficult" for it to roll up and over something, inhibiting its movement.<p>As for R2-D2, …

Star Wars