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Robo-turtle gets a new 3D-printed face

Akut-3, a 45-kilogram loggerhead turtle, has been given a spring in his step (and a snap in his jaw) thanks to the Dekamer Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on the coast of Turkey. The sea turtle is the first of its kind to receive a 3D-printed prosthetic, after a successful …

Atlassian Acquires Open Source Video Conferencing Company BlueJimp To Power HipChat’s Video Chat

Atlassian, the company behind developer and collaboration tools like JIRA, Confluence and HipChat, today announced that it has acquired the video conferencing service BlueJimp.<p>BlueJimp, which is headquartered in Strasbourg, France, is the company behind Jitsi, a popular open-source chat and video …

A startup that wants to kill Lululemon just raised $6.5 million at a $74 million valuation

In 2010, both quit their Wall Street jobs — Rishi at Goldman Sachs and Tapasya at Credit Suisse — to start a company to bring them back to their yoga roots.<p>Their yoga apparel and lifestyle company, YogaSmoga, has now closed its $6.5 million Series B round, valuing the company at $74 …

This Temperature Patch Will Notify Your iPhone When You Have A Fever

The STEMP Smart Temperature Patch is a tiny thermometer that can be attached to the skin with a special adhesive. STEMP is Bluetooth-connected, so …

Wearable Tech

New York Times will bring one-sentence stories to Apple Watch

What will the news of the future look like when we’re all busy staring at our tiny smartwatch screens instead of an iPhone or Mac? You’re not likely to scroll through long-form stories on your wrist, so <i>The New York Times</i> plans to roll out one-sentence news blasts to Apple Watch.<p>The <i>Times</i> says it’s …

Smartwatches

Alcatel OneTouch’s Cross-Platform Smartwatch Opens Pre-Orders For $150

The Alcatel OneTouch Watch, which got its debut at CES this year, is officially going on sale today with pre-orders starting at $149.99 directly from the company’s U.S. website. The smartwatch is unique among those from larger OEMs in that it works with both iOS and Android smartphones, packing in …

Alcatel-Lucent

Uber will reportedly pay for commercial driver's licenses to avoid German ban

Uber is no stranger to legal battles, but the tough-negotiating startup appears to be making a rare concession in Germany. The ride-sharing company will pay the government fees for its drivers in the country to obtain commercial driver's licenses, according to a report in German business magazine</i> …

Magic just showed its first product to investors on Monday — now it may be worth $40 million

Magic — the service that lets you text a number and get "anything you want as long as it's not illegal" — is raising $12 million from Sequoia Capital at a $40 million valuation, just a few days after graduating from the Y Combinator startup accelerator program, reports TechCrunch.<p>If Sequoia is …

Startups

YC-Backed Instavest Wants To Help Investors Make Smarter Trades

Instavest, a Y Combinator-backed startup, wants to help retail investors benefit from the smart trades of others. It also wants to help savvy speculators profit by sharing their trading data.<p>Investors can list their trades on Instavest, including the company, share amount and rationale behind the …

An Open Letter to Demo Day Startups

17 Mar 2015<p>Dear Incredibly Fortunate and Accomplished Startup Founder,<p>Congratulations! You're part of Some Famous Accelerator's latest batch, and …

Venture Capital

This incredible electron micrograph shows light as both a particle and a wave

The particle-wave nature of light has fascinated researchers for more than 200 years, but a new experiment has allowed researchers to visualize it like never before. This image was taken by turning an electron microscope on a laser-charged nanowire. Light moved down the wire in both directions, …

The Difference Between Brian Williams and Obama: We Can't Suspend Obama

Much has been made of Brian Williams's inaccurate statements regarding events that he experienced as a reporter in Iraq and, to a lesser extent, while covering Hurricane Katrina. There's no question that there are significant discrepancies between what Williams has said happened and what actually …

This woman had two babies and grew her startup from $1M to $10M in annual revenue in two years

What strikes you about Chen Levanon, CEO of ClicksMob, is that she has an added quality: charisma. The San Francisco-based Israeli CEO, who just gave birth to her second child in two years, laughs easily, answers questions with care, and makes remarks like, "I hadn't thought of that," or "Excuse …

Our days are better when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.

🌅 autor: @gabrielapettyfer. Fotos da cidade postadas com #GuiadeNiteroi, no instagram.

Keystone XL doesn't mean anything anymore. So why does it mean everything?

Congratulations, America. Congress is finally going to vote to approve you a Keystone XL pipeline of your very own, and they might even succeed. Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu – “a Democrat” in the same sense that David Gilmour’s 53 minutes of instrumental jams is “a Pink Floyd album” – told …

Where Can I Volunteer with Sea Turtles?

<i>A:</i><p>There are few species more in need of a helping hand than the sea turtle: All seven species are on threatened or endangered lists. And thanks to the turtles’ penchant for secluded, sandy beaches, altruists planning volunteer trips have exotic vacations in store—bonus!<p>Most volunteer work involves …

Inside the secret robot lab that's shaking up science

Inside a nondescript office park in Silicon Valley, a robotic arm is running a test. With rapid, precise movements, the arm pipettes colored liquids into wells on a tray. Within a few minutes its work is done: the arm has pipetted the logo for Transcriptic, a fast-growing, Google Ventures-backed …

Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #6

Savor Thanksgiving, but watch the carbs: 47 easy ways to scale back

Thanksgiving is but one day. So just enjoy it (in moderation, of course). After all, it's what you eat the remaining 360-something days of the year that really determines your pants size.<p>Throughout 2013, the L.A. Times' Mind & Body section has focused on taking small, simple steps to improve your …

LeCab Raises $6.8 Million To Take Over The French Market Before Uber Does

French startup LeCab announced that it has raised $6.8 million (€5 million) in Series B funding. The company operates a black car service that is very reminiscent of Uber — but it works a bit differently and bets on premium services. It didn’t disclose who invested in this traditional equity round …

Here's Why Health Insurance Is So Weird

Every so often, I write about how Obamacare transfers wealth from the healthy to the sick, and while that's a just thing, we can't necessarily expect the healthy to be happy about it.<p>When I write this, I tend to get responses from liberals arguing that transfers from the healthy to the sick aren't …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV. The mentality now seems to be that, in the …

Will the Supreme Court end human gene patents after three decades?

Court considers invalidating breast cancer gene patents—and thousands of others.<p>Since the 1980s, patent lawyers have been claiming pieces of …