Andreas Freund

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NASA's 3D-printed rocket pump passes brutal stress test

NASA is pushing the state-of-the-art for 3D additive printing and wants to bring US industry along with it. It recently tested a rocket engine's crucial turbopump unit that was built almost entirely of 3D printed parts (see the video below). Marshall Space Center design lead Mart Calvert said that …

When You Shouldn’t Try to Dominate a Negotiation

Should you act dominantly or deferentially when you negotiate? Negotiators generally believe that dominance will give them an edge—and for good reason. Some past studies have shown that when negotiators act dominantly by raising their voices, expanding their body postures to appear larger, and …

A/B Testing with Hierarchical Models in Python

In this post, I discuss a method for A/B testing using Beta-Binomial Hierarchical models to correct for a common pitfall when testing multiple …

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In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really.

Several companies are building virtual worlds that live inside of VR. The dream: Disrupting everything about the real world.<p>Ebbe Altberg needs about a paragraph to define human life:<p>“What humans do is create spaces,” the gregarious 51-year-old executive says, leaning back at a table in a small room …

Toronto startup has a faster way to discover effective medicines

When an Ebola outbreak hit West Africa last year, scientists feared it might take years to find an effective treatment. In March, Toronto biomedical startup Atomwise identified two existing medications that were found to significantly reduce the virus' infection rate and have moved to the next …

Tracking down the Villains: Outlier Detection at Netflix

Shadows in the GlassFinding a Rabbit in a SnowstormHow DBSCAN WorksHow We Use DBSCAN <br>• Parameter SelectionInto the RingThe Ones We Leave BehindWorld on …

Snowstorms

Bitcoin Miner BitFury Secures $20M To Bolster Its Blockchain Infrastructure

In another sign that the Bitcoin and the Blockchain are becoming a platform for the long term, BitFury, the Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company, has secured $20 million in funding from investors including DRW Venture Capital, iTech Capital and the Georgian …

Bitcoin

8 Tech Skills Entrepreneurs Must Have to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you believe some people are born to be entrepreneurs or not, one thing is for certain. You can never have enough knowledge. Acquiring new skills will make you a stronger and more efficient entrepreneur. This is especially true in …

Small Business

Why Workday Started A Fund To Invest In Machine-Learning Startups

With annual sales of about $1 billion this year and a market cap of $15 billion, Workday has emerged as one of the leaders of the new old guard in cloud computing. But as it branches out into new areas of focus further afield from its human-resources software background, Workday’s planning to …

Amazon Cloud Ecosystem: Where The Cloud Action Is

While Amazon Web Services (AWS), the market-leading public cloud from Amazon.com was the headline act at last week’s AWS Summit, the expo floor was crammed with a surprising number of AWS partners for a one-day conference.<p>The common theme: cloud has matured. It’s on every enterprise IT roadmap. The …

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

<b>Bottom line:</b> Big data is providing supplier networks with greater data accuracy, clarity, and insights, leading to more contextual intelligence shared across supply chains.<p>Forward-thinking manufacturers are orchestrating 80% or more of their supplier network activity outside their four walls, using …

Millennials: No. 4 Reason Ecosystems Are The Future!

The Millennial generation is perhaps the most studied generation in history. According to The Millennial Generation Research Review and the U.S. …

Demographics

Slamdance: inside the weird virtual reality of Google's Project Tango | Sundar’s Google: an exclusive look at the future of Google’s most important products

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

The 7 Most Unusual Applications of Big Data You’ve Ever Seen!

The 3-D Printing Revolution

Industrial 3-D printing is at a tipping point, about to go mainstream in a big way. Most executives and many engineers don’t realize it, but this technology has moved well beyond prototyping, rapid tooling, trinkets, and toys. “Additive manufacturing” is creating durable and safe products for sale …

Why is Blockchain Important

<i>Summary: Yesterday at the IIW closing circle someone asked why blockchain matters. I gave an answer that felt right, so I figured I'd write it down.</i> …

Here’s The Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

Channel NewsAsia

close breaking news<p>World<p>Trump says Kim summit could be delayed<p><b>Top</b> <i>stories</i><p>Asia<p>Malaysia's finance ministry has been bailing out 1MDB since April 2017: …

7 Startup Metrics That You Must Track

What are some key performance indicators (KPIs) that startups and small businesses should be tracking on a regular basis?<p>Well in this Slideshare, we share 7 startup metrics that you must track.<p>These 7 include:<p>1) Revenue run rate<p>2) Revenue per user<p>3) Cost per acquisition<p>4) Churn rate<p>5) Burn rate<p>6) …

Freelancer Has A Robot In Its Office That Has Staff Working In Ways They Never Imagined

So our first telepresence robot arrived in the office late last week. It started out interesting then became an experience none of us will forget.<p>Our …

Lean Kanban to Lean Business

The Internet of Everything: Tom Lee, Stanford School of Engineering

Wireless has evolved from Marconi's station-to-station telegraphy, to audio and video broadcasting, to today’s person-to-person mobile digital communications. Each transition has surprised even the revolutionaries who brought it about, and each transformed civilization. We expect similar …