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Red Ants Pants: Small Business, Huge Passion

Technology and passion help Red Ants Pants founder Sarah Calhoun run her small business from a rural outpost under Montana’s big sky. Black angus cows graze in the open fields in sprawling Meagher County, Montana, where the cattle by far outnumber the people. In the county seat of White Sulphur Springs, named for the mineralized … Continued

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OASIS Scientists Catch High-Tech Ride to the Bottom of the Sea

Using WHOI’s deep-sea submersible vehicle Alvin, a drone called Sentry, an underwater video camera and other technologies, a team of scientists explore, and three-dimensionally map, a chain of volcanoes on the Pacific Ocean floor. According to satellite data, there should have been a mountain at the specified coordinates, right between the Pacific Ocean’s Seamount Chain … Continued

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VR and Replay Tech Lets Fans Watch March Madness from Virtually Anywhere

Experts describe how VR and Intel 360-degree replay technologies are making NCAA’s Big Dance more engaging than ever before. Imagine sitting courtside during March Madness, close enough to see sweat beads ripple down the muscles of student athletes racing up and down the court. Picture seeing a player’s shot from every imaginable angle, or hearing the … Continued

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3D Printing Healthcare

Innovators are showing how 3D printers can bring cost savings and customization to a growing number of healthcare needs. Perhaps 3D printers are best known for their creative applications in fashion, design and maker spaces. Increasingly, the technology is proving beneficial to other fields like the auto industry and healthcare. Healthcare is one of the … Continued

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Catch More ZZZs with Sleep-Enhancing Tech

From phone-controlled smart lightbulbs to temperature-controlled pillows and mattress pads, technological innovations are helping people get more shut-eye. Sleep eludes millions of Americans. Not getting enough sleep can lead to health problems, car crashes, accidents and errors at work, and just plain exhaustion. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than … Continued

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How AI and Deep Learning Help Explain Human Fear

Researchers are breaking down the barrier between people and machines by teaching computers to recognize fear. On the 4th floor of the pristine Media Lab Complex at MIT lives a Nightmare Machine. These computers earned that nickname for a reason: they have been learning how to terrify people. A series of algorithms generates disturbing and … Continued

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Pikazo Uses Artificial Intelligence to Turn Pics into Masterpieces

The Pikazo app uses a special neural algorithm to transform snapshots into works of art. Many children are natural-born artists, creating crayon masterpieces that their parents hang on their refrigerators. As they become adults they often lose the freedom to express themselves in art. When a coworker says she’s spending the weekend painting, most people … Continued

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Fistful of Stars Uses VR to Demystify Science and Space

From an inside look at honeybees suffering from colony collapse disorder to a trip around the star-studded Orion Nebula, one woman uses virtual reality (VR) to transform scientific concepts into immersive experiences. At the Fistful of Stars premiere during the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 6,000 people gathered in Brooklyn, NY’s Prospect Park Bandshell for what … Continued

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AI Joins the Search for Missing Kids

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) looks to new artificial intelligence (AI) tech to solve and deter the horrors of human trafficking and child abduction. From gathering leads that can help law enforcement find kids at risk to catching the criminals who exploit them, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children … Continued

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How Margaret Hamilton Programmed the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

One of the founding “fathers” of the software industry was in fact a mother. She coined the term “software engineering” and wrote the code that took mankind to the moon. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were just three minutes away from touching down on the moon when an alarm sounded and … Continued

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MikMak Founder Brings Retailers into the World of Social Commerce

A leader in retail transformation, MikMak founder Rachel Tipograph shows how humorous videos can help shoppers find what they want from almost wherever they are online. “And do the MikMak.” One listen to MikMak’s catchy jingle and you can expect to be humming it all day. That’s by design. The brainchild of Rachel Tipograph, an … Continued

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Will Data-Driven Healthcare Bring Precision Medicine to All?

Experts discuss a medical ecosystem where people, policies and technology interconnect, allowing doctors to administer precise treatment to one patient — the N of 1 — and then deliver it to everyone. The old “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” cure is antithetical to today’s precision medicine approach to healthcare, which zeroes … Continued

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True VR Immerses Fans in Live Sports

Stereoscopic virtual reality technology lets fans experience live sports like never before. It used to be enough to listen to the baseball game on the radio, but then television came along and brought the audience into the game like never before. Color, graphics and digital technologies like the superimposed first-down yard line or moving swim … Continued

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Anti-Poaching Technology Protects Animals in Africa

With elephant and rhino populations in rapid decline, conservationists and tech companies are working together to bring sophisticated anti-poaching technology to the savanna. After the heat of day passes and night falls on the African savanna, animals come out to roam. So, too, do the poachers who hunt them, some armed with snares and machetes, … Continued

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Will Robotics Save the Manufacturing Industry?

Experts explain how robotics and Industry 4.0 will reshape U.S. factories, the manufacturing workforce, and the way that companies do business. GM installed the first industrial robot on their factory floor in 1961. Ever since then, manufacturers have benefitted from the use of these mechanical workers that do not get tired, do not get injured, … Continued

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My Automaker is a 3D Printer

How the rapid expansion of 3D printing capabilities is changing the way cars are designed and manufactured. Before offering tinted windows and fancy rims, automakers gave buyers few ways to customize a new car. But now that’s changing. According to auto industry experts and researchers, computer simulation and 3D printing technologies could significantly change the … Continued

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Digital Retail Experiences Help Brick-and-Mortar Stores Stay Relevant

The new retail frontier is all about seamless physical and digital experiences that are personalized, so shoppers find what they want, when and where they want it. In a world where consumers can purchase anything from shoes to stereos online, have drone-delivered packages, buy bananas at 7-Eleven and asparagus at Walmart, retailers of all stripes … Continued

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VR’s Breakthrough Moment: What Will it Take?

In just a couple of decades, virtual reality has moved beyond science fiction to become a very real part of people’s lives. Experts describe advances setting the stage for VR to go mainstream. Surrounded by clear blue water, a diver examines the bow of a sunken ship. A stingray gracefully glides from the depths of the ocean floor, … Continued

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New NICU Tech Gives Parents a Voice

After a heartbreaking loss, one entrepreneur built a system to ensure parents can make informed healthcare decisions in times of distress. In December 2014, Phil Martie and his wife, Jude Alcantara Martie, were expecting twins when the babies, Bexley and Nicolette, arrived 15 weeks early. They weighed less than one and a half pounds each. … Continued

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Is a Real Holodeck Close to Reality?

A long-lasting dream from the Star Trek world of science fiction, a real holodeck appears closer than ever thanks to new emerging technologies. In 1973, Gene Dolgoff arrived at a Manhattan hotel with several holograms and a laser in tow. He had an appointment with Gene Roddenberry, fabled creator of Star Trek — the meeting … Continued

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