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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘innovation’

3D Printing Is Fueling Innovation In Cosmetics

3D printers are usually thrust into the spotlight only when something controversial happens. It makes it easy to forget how the technology is improving established industries all around the world. Stratasys has the story of Collcap Packaging, and how the UK-based company is using 3D printers to prototype the latest packaging for the cosmetics you use everyday: Collcap Packing in …

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The Japanese Are Once Again Needlessly Innovating And It’s Awesome

I love Japanese scientists and inventors. They needlessly innovate in areas that we all thought were done with innovation years ago. The toilet? They made it better. The shower? They made it better. I think I’m starting to see a trend here and today’s innovation continues that trend in bathroom ingenuity. Meet the Camitool, a hands-free automatic toilet paper dispenser. …

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Startup Act 2.0: Is Immigration Reform Vital in Moving Innovation Forward?

With the economy weighing heavy on everyone’s mind this election season, legislators are hoping it will help them pass a new initiative. The bill is called Startup Act 2.0 and is designed to spark new businesses and jobs. What does the U.S. need to spur the economy? Is legislation geared toward startups the answer? We’d love to hear your take …

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GM Gets Dissed by Facebook, But Ford is Buying

You might recall that General Motors recently pulled all their advertising from Facebook’s pages and claimed that the ads weren’t really working for them. Of course, GM’s actions took place just days before Facebook’s much anticipated initial public offering, so it really grabbed everybody’s attention. Today, The Street published an article claiming that Facebook had indeed dissed General Motors by …

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Walmart to Launch Goodies Online Sampling Program

If you like to shop for snacks and food products online, Walmart may have a great solution for you that will allow you to sample artisan food products and exotic treats which may not be made available to you at a reasonable price elsewhere. They are calling the tentative service, Goodies, and, as with many specialty services, it comes with …

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Startup Act 2.0 Legislation Will Help Create Jobs

The government is at least trying to do something about the abysmal job situation in the United States. In December US Senator Mark R. Warner introduced the Startups Act to help facilitate job creation and it received backing from many other member of the House. Today he introduces the Startups Act 2.0 to pick up where the first bill fell …

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NASA’s Sustainability Base: Greenest Gov’t Building Ever!

NASA’s newest research center is going to be the greenest and most self-sustaining government building ever built. Innovations are all courtesy of space travel quality technologies and conveniences. For instance, the water treatment system uses forward osmosis to reuse grey waste water, the ceiling panels cool the air, and shades open and close automatically to make the most efficient use …

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Space Robots: Wolfgang Says Collaboration Is Key

If you are a fan of robots and space exploration you can thank the University of Arizona and Wolfgang Fink for the picture above. Fink is an associate professor at the university in the department of electrical and computer engineering. He has designed the above craft and named it the Tucson Explorer II or TEX II for short. The machine …

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CES 2012: Education, Innovation Key To Growth

In the midst of the technology gauntlet that is CES, some people still took time out to talk about education and innovation as it relates to the tech industry. A panel of CEOs from Xerox, Ford and Verizon spoke on education and innovation during CES as reported by Vegas Inc. The executives pointed out that better education and economic diversification …

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