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Estonia aiming to be a global e-commerce superpower

The small Baltic country of Estonia hopes digital innovation will turn it into a global superpower in e-commerce by offering foreigners e-residency IDs, and opening the door to doing business online throughout the European ...

Nov 09, 2014
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An autopilot for steering flying windmills

The idea of using kites to collect the energy produced by high altitude winds has been gaining ground amidst the scientific community. EPFL researchers have developed an autopilot device to control and optimize ...

Nov 10, 2014
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Oak Ridge to acquire next generation supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has signed a contract with IBM to bring a next-generation supercomputer to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The OLCF's new ...

Nov 14, 2014
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Recycling Styrofoam into rigid plastic

Mexican entrepreneurs designed the first machine in the nation capable of recycling Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) and transforming it into a raw material used in the manufacture of transparent hard plastic.

Nov 18, 2014
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Firmer footing for robots with smart walking sticks

Anyone who has ever watched a humanoid robot move around in the real world—an "unstructured environment," in research parlance—knows how hard it is for a machine to plan complex movements, balance on ...

Nov 25, 2014
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BeBop Sensors to offer sensor expertise to wearables

Keith McMillen has been an innovator in audio and music technology for nearly 30 years. His bio notes tell us that "He has been working his entire adult life on one single problem —how to play live interactive music in an ensemble using extende ...

Oct 28, 2014 weblog
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