Tag: Innovation

Bubble Subs Arise, Opening Eyes to the Deep Sea

Bruce H. Robison, a marine biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California, began prowling the deep Pacific in a revolutionary craft in 1985. It was essentially a giant bubble of clear plastic that gave its occupant stunning panoramic views, instead of requiring them to peer through a tiny porthole. “It was absolutely […]

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For Start-Ups, Cash Is King (Again)

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Frank, who runs a health technology start-up called SonderMind, had planned to wait until the end of 2020 to raise more money for his company. But after Uber and Lyft stumbled when going public and WeWork ousted its chief executive and pulled its initial stock offering, Mr. Frank changed his mind. […]

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What Can the World’s Largest Bottled Water Company Teach Us About Recycling?

ABOUT A DECADE AGO, states across the U.S. began accelerating the expansion of laws to encourage consumers to recycle plastic bottles. One key goal: keep plastic bottles out of landfills. Around the same time, Nestlé Waters – the world’s largest bottled water company – began thinking through two critical questions: how could the company elevate […]

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The Billionaires Are Getting Nervous

When Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975, the top marginal tax rate on personal income was 70 percent, tax rates on capital gains and corporate income were significantly higher than at present, and the estate tax was a much more formidable levy. None of that dissuaded Mr. Gates from pouring himself into his business, nor […]

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Can Flying Taxis Live Up to the Hype?

MUNICH — Inside an airplane hangar about 20 miles from central Munich, Daniel Wiegand lifted the door of a prototype that he said would become one of the world’s first flying taxis. He’s coy about how much it cost to build — “several million,” he says — but promises that within five years a fleet […]

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MIT Researchers Develop A Device Which Can Cool Things Even Under Sunlight With No Electricity

Technically, the device in question here was first developed in 2018 by the researchers at MIT. However, SciTechDaily spotted the new system published in a paper published on Oct 30, 2019, which reveals significant improvements in it. Advertising The device can literally cool things down by almost 13-degree celsius even if you keep it right […]

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Innovative Drugs Save Lives Only if People Can Afford Them

A bill now making its way through the House could finally provide relief from the sky-high drug prices that have become a hallmark of the American health care industry. But to get there, Americans will need to accept a trade-off that other advanced nations have long since come around to: Slightly fewer new drugs will […]

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Meet the Entrepreneur Disrupting the Food Industry – for Good

Jasmine Crowe, Goodr’s founder and CEO. A few years ago, when Jasmine Crowe worked as a philanthropy entrepreneur in Atlanta, she started “Sunday Soul,” a dinner series for senior citizens and relatively low-income families. Before each dinner, Crowe cooked meals, or drove around the city collecting donated food from restaurants. She recalls asking restaurants: “Why […]

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Virgin Galactic Unveils Jumpsuit for Space Tourists

YONKERS, N.Y. — Once there was the era of space-age fashion. Now the age of fashion for space has arrived. On Wednesday, Virgin Galactic, the company started by Richard Branson to take people to the edge of space aboard a rocket-powered plane, is unveiling sleek, high-tech garments that passengers will wear during their trips. They […]

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How ‘Super Evolution’ Can Upend Any Industry

When Eric Schmidt and Dror Berman launched the investment fund Innovation Endeavors, the former Google CEO and his business partner introduced a new model for venture investing. The new firm was built on an ecosystem model, in which portfolio companies are surrounded by strategic partners from academia, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, as well as […]

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How to Fix Tech’s–and Venture Capital’s–Diversity Problem

This article was originally published on Samsung Next, which invests in innovation. If a tech company made a big investment in a new product initiative without achieving any tangible results, shareholders would rightly demand that something should be done to fix the situation. Yet every year big tech firms spend millions on diversity and inclusion […]

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These High-Tech Sensors May Be the Key to Autonomous Cars

In a year when the autonomous vehicle business has hit a big reset button, consensus is growing among designers that self-driving cars just aren’t perceptive enough to make them sufficiently safe. So now engineers are considering using more sophisticated sensors and technology — tech that can see through rain and even look underground. “There are […]

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In U.S. Health Care, New Approaches to Wellness Take Shape

Fixing healthcare in the U.S. is a seemingly impossible challenge. The current situation is astonishingly bad, and requires radical surgery, not Band-Aids. The Democratic presidential candidates are vying to one-up each other with cohesive, comprehensive solutions to fix a broken approach for delivering care. No simple solution presents itself.  So, how do we improve this […]

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Money’s Evolution is Built on Trust. Can Crypto Follow?

This story is part of Techonomy’s original series about the evolution of money. Money is mankind’s greatest innovation. It’s the grease that keeps technology’s wheels churning, enables entrepreneurs to thrive, corporations to scale, and global markets to connect. To appreciate money’s evolution, it’s essential to understand it as being driven by trust. Textbook definitions explain […]

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