Aaron Koch

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Data Extractor Diffbot Wants To Turn The Web Into The Semantic Web

Startup nabs $10 million to launch its massive structured database that “knows” about products, news, profiles, comments and other web content.

Semantic Web

Proof You Can Always Turn Failure into Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

This New Injectable Foam Can Repair And Regrow Degenerating Bones

This is awesome.<p>Researchers in France have developed a special kind of injectable foam that could be a significant help in repairing bones damaged by …

Despite Request From Human Rights Activists, Nicki Minaj Performs in Angola

Despite calls from human rights activists, <b>Nicki Minaj</b> performed in Angola at a holiday concert hosted by Unitel, a company controlled by the …

An SAS sniper killed 5 ISIS suicide bombers with 3 bullets

A Special Air Service sniper who spotted a group of Islamic State fighters leaving a suspected bomb-making facility in Iraq fired three shots that detonated two suicide vests and killed all five fighters, according to reports in British media.<p>The SAS sniper was operating 800 meters away from the …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

The 10 most bald-faced lies from the final Republican debate of 2015

The GOP is almost entirely post-truth at this point, and if you call them out, you’re part of the liberal media<p>Another GOP debate, another steaming pile of half-truths, lies and pseudo-facts. The Republican Party seems to be almost entirely post-truth at this point, and if you call them out, you're …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

This robot reads body response before deciding to swipe left or right on Tinder

We live in a world where dating sites are dominated by algorithmic matching and devices are controlled with biometrics. Nicole He took the next logical step and combined the two.<p>Her creation, ‘The True Love Tinder Robot‘ uses biometric sensors to read changes in galvanic skin resistance, which is a …

Tinder

The Climb: virtual reality is ascending, handhold by handhold

You, the player, are dangling on the edge of a cliff face. With one hand hooked sideways into a crumbling crevice in the rock, a grip which is …

Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

A Harvard psychologist who explains how our iPhones are giving us bad posture and making us depressed offers a simple solution to the problem

In fact, you're probably in what New Zealand physiotherapist Steve August calls the "iHunch" position (also known as "text neck"), explains Harvard Business School professor and social psychologist Amy Cuddy in a recent New York Times article.<p>Cuddy writes that this position is detrimental to our …

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, …

Facebook’s open-sourcing of AI hardware is the start of the deep-learning revolution

Collaboration is key to building the machine-learning boat and getting it afloat.<p>A few days ago, Facebook open-sourced its artificial intelligence …

Machine Learning

Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us

An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for …

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

Body Language

Let Science Explain Why Your Coworkers Are Slackers

The more people on a team, the greater the likelihood that not everyone will pull their weight.<p>It’s the 19th century, and you are a foreman on a farm. You have two dozen strong laborers working for you, and you need some of them to grab a rope that will pull a plow. The rope is long enough for all …

Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked

As diplomats argue in Paris over a new global agreement to fight climate change, their work is driven by scientists' dire predictions of how unchecked warming will transform our planet decades and centuries from now.<p>But how can researchers be so sure of what will happen that far off?<p>The Earth is …

Climate Change

Stat check: Is 98% of research in humanities and 75% in social science never cited again?

Is university research is worthless and meaningless to nearly everyone, including the researchers themselves?<p>In an argument for reforming colleges and universities to include less focus on research, Steven Pearlstein of the Washington Post cited a startling statistic to argue that virtually all …

8 Tips for Growing Your Social Media Presence

Social media has become a standard form of engaging and connecting businesses, brands and people. As of March 2015, Facebook has more than 1.44 billion users. As of 2015, Twitter has had more than 300 million monthly users. These statistics suggest that more and more people are using social media …

How You Record Ideas May Impact Creativity

Software for creatives must cultivate space for musing, writes Morpholio co-creator Anna Kenoff.<p>A tech VC recently asked me, “Do you even use your iPad anymore? I think they are over.” To which, I replied–perhaps a bit too loudly–“Yes!” There is nothing over when it comes to the potential of touch. …

npr Ed : NPR

Now It's North Carolina Teachers' Turn: How Did We Get Here? What's Next?<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Before They Walk Into A Classroom, These New Teachers Will March On The N.C. Capitol<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Worries That A Federal Student Loan Watchdog Will Be Muzzled<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>On Derby Day, Visiting A …

North Carolina

Is Bigger Always Better? The Case For Starting Small With New Learning Ideas

<i>Our Ideas series is exploring how innovation happens in education.</i><p>Anytime there's an innovation in education, often the first question anyone asks is, "Will it scale?"<p>Sure, you've managed to improve learning outcomes for one classroom, one school, one district. But if you can't reach 50,000 — or 5 …

Entrepreneurship

Donald Trump and the politics of resentment

These technologies are shaping the future

Cloud computing has been named the technology most likely to shape the future, according to an IBM survey.<p>The poll questioned C-level executives from …

World Economic Forum

'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

Even at an advanced technology conference, movie stars can somehow command the attention of an entire room simply by showing up.<p>Especially when …