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24 free Ivy League courses you can sign up for today

Let’s be real — not everyone can afford to go to an Ivy League school, nor can most people get in to begin with (certainly not I).<p>But lo and behold, the beautiful invention of online education has transformed how we can learn—so much so that with just a click of a button, we can take any course …

China accounts for 30% of the world’s secretive military spending

China is responsible for 30% of the world’s secretive defense spending, reports Transparency International (TI), a Berlin-based anti-corruption NGO. Secretive spending, defined by TI as “military expenditure where no meaningful details are released either to the public or parliament,” is leading to …

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U.S. on track for record oil production in 2015

American oil production is booming -- despite the crash in crude oil prices.<p>Rystad Energy estimates U.S. oil production will average 9.65 million barrels per day in 2015, exceeding the previous all-time record set in 1970.<p>It's an unusual time to have a record-breaking year. The world currently has …

SmartThings revamped as Samsung gets IoT serious

We guessed Samsung had big plans for the smart home when it splashed out on SmartThings, and now the first step of that scheming has been revealed as …

Researchers develop energy saving smart window that filters out heat and / or light

In the heat of summer, either you shut the windows and crank up the AC, or pull down the blinds and stumble around in the gloom. At least, that was the case. A team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a new smart window that lets people choose what they want to let into their …

India’s InterpretOmics Raises $1.7 million To Develop Its Big Data Genome Analytics App

Hoping to trump heavily-funded and tightly-networked Silicon Valley firms, Indian startup InterpretOmics will harness the subcontinent’s cheap skilled labour resources to develop an app that allows anyone to understand their DNA for just $100 — undercutting similar offerings from rivals in the U.S. …

Voices in Your Head: How Google Glass Lets a Half-Deaf Person Hear

The device’s bone-conduction audio brings new sounds to a hearing impaired person.<p>The technologists, early adopters, and so-called “explorers” who got their hands on the first pairs of Google Glass have been describing the moment they slide on the odd-looking headset for the first time with a kind …

CareCloud nabs another $9M for electronic health records

Earlier this summer, digital health startup CareCloud said it had raised $20 million in a Series B round. Now, it’s already got another $9 million in …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

Aereo CEO says it can reach profitability with under 1M subscribers

Aereo, the TV-anywhere startup that has major broadcast television stations up in arms, doesn’t need a massive subscriber base to become profitable, says CEO Chet Kanojia.<p>Aereo lets you watch and record free over-the-air local television content (from broadcasters like ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, CW, and …