Omar Olivera

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This bamboo tower produces water from air

Gallery: This bamboo tower produces water from air<p>Gallery: This bamboo tower produces water from air<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The WarkaWater tower is an unlikely …

Watch Bill Gates Sip Water Made From Sewer Sludge [Updated]

The goal of the Gates Foundation is to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Over 2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to safe sanitation, which is why Bill Gates is working with a company that built a sewage treatment machine that can turn human waste into …

The battle to displace Dropbox rages on

Sometimes it seems like there are more vendors trying to upend Dropbox than there are customers willing to try them. Some apply additional security, …

Reports of cleantech’s demise are greatly exaggerated

Last Sunday’s segment on CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes, “The Cleantech Crash,” asked the question, “Is cleantech dead?” It seems to have been convenient for 60 …

How Elance’s merger with oDesk will impact the freelance space

Elance and oDesk, the two largest freelance labor marketplaces on the planet, announced a merger this week. The two have been competing in the freelance space for over a decade and decided to leverage their respective resources to “create faster and better matches between opportunity and talent” …

First Alert sues Nest over smoke detector patents on voice alerts and vents

It's déjà vu in the home utilities world<p>As Nest prepares to ship its Protect smart smoke detector, it's been hit with a patent lawsuit from one of its competitors. BRK, which sells the First Alert line of smoke detectors to consumers, construction companies, and manufacturers, has asked a court to …

Xiaomi to set up 18 stores in China by end of year, but not for selling phones or TVs

Even though Xiaomi's been doing quite well in mainland China and Taiwan, you still won't be able to find its products in brick-and-mortar stores, except for those of partner carriers and scalpers. This is why we got a bit giddy when we heard the company is now in the process of setting up 18 stores …

HoneyBee3D printing store opens in Oakland with rapid prototyping service

We're still a ways off from having a 3D print shop on every corner, but one Oakland neighborhood is getting a taste of that future. The city's Montclair district got a little craftier this weekend when HoneyBee3D opened its doors to offer rapid prototyping, printer tools and Type A Machines 3D …

Google and Microsoft join ambitious UK white space trial

British telecommunications regulator Ofcom has revealed that 20 organizations will participate in a major trial of UK white space over the next six months. White space is simply unused spectrum that separates over-the-air TV stations. Due to its low frequency, signals that use white space can …

Students Install the World's First Solar Pavement Panels in Virginia

Studio39 Landscape Architecture just teamed up with students at the Solar Institute at George Washington University to install the world’s first …

Servicios en la nube creados 100% en Chile ayudan a diversos profesionales

Chile está tomando fuerza en la creación de servicios en la nube en la región. Aquí <b>te presentamos 5 Software as a Service (SaaS) que se han hecho</b> …

Health 2.0 has arrived to Chile

<i>Editors’ Note: This guest post comes courtesy of Aljosha Novakovic, Co-Founder of Medko.<br>Feel free to send your guest posts to [email protected]</i><p>Health …

The world’s craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed

One of the most promising applications of 3D printing is the customization of everyday objects to the most personal and variable thing we possess—our bodies. A new example of this is the Blizzident toothbrush, which is made possible by two intersecting technologies—3D scanning and 3D printing.<p>The …

Dental Care

A new power grid battery emerges with a deal from Siemens

Batteries could do wonders for the power grid — but odds are, the winning technology won’t come from those good ole’ lithium ion batteries that power …

Rohm showcases colorful solid hydrogen-source fuel cell chargers at CEATEC

You know what makes a fuel cell charger in your pocket a little less frightening? <i>Colors</i>! CEATEC mainstay Rohm has arrived back in Japan with a new set of hydrogen-source fuel cell chargers, with the latest prototype lot boasting a litany of new hues that may very well match up with that iPhone 5c …

Doximity launches a ‘digital fax line’ to alleviate doctors’ pain (exclusive)

Doximity, the company that’s often described as the “Facebook for doctors,” launched a digital fax line for physicians today.<p>CEO Jeff Tangney believes that doctors are digitally savvy and that many are glued to their iPads and other devices. However, given the security around patient data, …

Former YouTuber launches $35M fund for startups that are building the 'bottom up economy'

Former YouTube exec Hunter Walk and former Twitter exec Satya Patel announced today that they are launching a new $35 million venture fund.<p>The fund itself is called Homebrew, which is a reference to the Homebrew Computer Club from the ’70s that helped spawn a wave of personal computer companies …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …

Scoop: Intel’s upcoming TV service is going to be called OnCue

Intel’s (s INTC) TV service, which the company’s Intel Media unit plans to launch before the end of the year, is going to be called OnCue, GigaOM has …

In Chicago, 3-D Printers Are Available To Anyone With A Library Card

The Harold Washington Library's new Maker Lab is free and open to the public. Get making!<p>3-D printing may be the way of the future, but for the average Joe, actually getting ahold of a 3-D printer to use on the cheap remains somewhat challenging.<p>Starting this week, though, 3-D printing will be as …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

Schools Choose Dell Latitude 10 Over iPad As Official Tablet

With technology evolving as rapidly as it has over the past decade, it seemed inevitable that tablets would eventually make their way into the classroom. Recently, several school districts decided to take the plunge and institute a 1-to-1 distribution of tablets. You might be thinking education’s …

How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

New software brings face detection to stores and streets for $40 a month

Cara is a cheap, privacy-conscious tool that works on any standard webcam<p>If you run a website, you have access to a potential wealth of data about your visitors: their location, gender, approximate age, and maybe even their names, with the help of a simple cookie. If you run a retail store or a …

Jack Dorsey's Five Startup Tips To A 17-Year-Old Entrepreneur

<b>Guest post written by current high school senior and author Jack Kaufman</b><p>Since I was a sophomore in high school, I have been extremely interested in business and entrepreneurship. I am undoubtedly sure that I want to start a successful business and have dabbled with a few ideas and software projects …

Startup CEO: I Had To Step Down – Here's My Advice For Entrepreneurs

Percival successfully raised a $2.5 million seed round from Google Ventures, Matt Coffin, Crosslink Capital, and Rincon Venture Partners last April. But when it came time to raise a Series A round, he couldn't seem to get investors to hand over more money.<p>Percival gave up his chief executive role …

Startups

China’s plan to survive the 3D-printing revolution: Own the market

If 3D printing will up-end manufacturing as we know it, and if China is home to the world’s largest and most successful manufacturing industry, it ought to stand to reason that if—or when—3D printing eventually goes mainstream, China’s manufacturing will suffer, right? Some people certainly think …

Manufacturing