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The smallest channels printed were about 75 micrometers in diameter, which is much larger than the tiny capillaries that exchange nutrients and waste throughout the body. The hope is that the 3-D printing method will set the overall architecture of blood vessels within artificial tissue and then smaller blood vessels will develop along with the rest of the tissue. “We view this as a method to print the larger vessels; then we want to harness biology to do the rest of the work,” says Lewis.
According to a new cross-platform report from Nielsen, our suspicions are confirmed: The average American adult spends 11 hours per day with electronic media. That includes the age-old activities of watching TV and listening to the radio — which, surprisingly, are the top two digital activities in the average American adult's day.
Deprived of sight, blind people manage to squeeze an amazing amount of information out of their other senses. Doing this requires their brains to do some reorganizing. To learn about some of these changes, scientists studied the brains of blind people who’ve learned to use an augmented reality system that converts images into soundscapes.
Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer $1.1 Billion U.S. inherited Age: 44 The much-watched style maven joins the rich list thanks to the surging value of her stake in the $10 billion (sales) Estée Lauder cosmetics firm, founded by her late grandmother. The elder daughter of philanthropist and World Jewish Congress leader Ronald Lauder, she now presides over her own lifestyle empire. In 2012 she launched her eponymous brand, Aerin, starting with makeup (of course) and now encompassing perfume, accessories, jewelry and even decor, fabrics and lighting for those wishing to emulate her modern Manhattan-via-East Hampton aesthetic. While the beauty line was launched in collaboration with Estée Lauder, she operates the rest as a separate company. She remains image and style director at her family’s conglomerate, where she’s worked for over two decades, starting during summer breaks from the University of Pennsylvania. Lauder often mentions her grandmother in interviews and recently tweeted a favorite saying of Estée’s: “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” She’s married to her college sweetheart, Eric Zinterhofer, a Harvard M.B.A. who cofounded private equity firm Searchlight Capital in 2010 after 12 years at billionaire Leon Black’s investment powerhouse, Apollo.
Market intelligence firm IDC released two forecasts on Thursday: one for tablets and one for PCs , which suggest tablets will outsell PCs by next year. Although the tablet market's growth rate is slowing, PC sales are declining even more.
When I was younger, most of the things above to “stop” doing is what was going on in my life. I grew up in that kind of world and thought it was normal. It has only been in the last few years that I have begun to do some of the things above to “start” doing. I have seen a huge change in both my relationships and in how I feel about myself. It takes a lot of pressure off when I can let go of the negative, and embrace the positive. I still have a lot of work to do, but I’m making progress and it feels good. Thanks for these great blogs that help remind me of the things I need to work on, and to help me let go of what holds me back from a better way of life. The more I uncomplicate my life, the better it gets!
While there are those who solve this problem by simply tracking their to-dos using the task manager within Outlook (or another email platform), that approach comes at too steep a cost. Keeping your tasks in your email program means you can’t close that program (and its attendant distractions) when you want to plow through your task list. Having both activities as part of one application also means that you’ll still have to flip from one view to the other; even if you open a separate window for your task list, you risk losing sight of it in a sea of open emails. Most crucially, defaulting to the task manager that is built into your email client means you don’t get to choose the particular task manager that works best for your particular kind of work, or work style.
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)
In this stunning picture of the giant galactic nebula NGC 3603, the crisp resolution of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures various stages of the life cycle of stars in one single view. To the upper left of center is the evolved blue supergiant called Sher 25. The star has a unique circumstellar ring of glowing gas that is a galactic twin to the famous ring around the supernova 1987A. The grayish-bluish color of the ring and the bipolar outflows (blobs to the upper right and lower left of the star) indicates the presence of processed (chemically enriched) material. Near the center of the view is a so-called starburst cluster dominated by young, hot Wolf-Rayet stars and early O-type stars. A torrent of ionizing radiation and fast stellar winds from these massive stars has blown a large cavity around the cluster. The most spectacular evidence for the interaction of ionizing radiation with cold molecular-hydrogen cloud material are the giant gaseous pillars to the right of the cluster. These pillars are sculptured by the same physical processes as the famous pillars Hubble photographed in the M16 Eagle Nebula. Dark clouds at the upper right are so-called Bok globules, which are probably in an earlier stage of star formation. To the lower left of the cluster are two compact, tadpole-shaped emission nebulae. Similar structures were found by Hubble in Orion, and have been interpreted as gas and dust evaporation from possibly protoplanetary disks (proplyds). This true-color picture was taken on March 5, 1999 with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2.
When Esta Soler lobbied for a bill outlawing domestic violence in 1984, one politician called it the "Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act." "If only I had Twitter then," she mused. This sweeping, optimistic talk charts 30 years of tactics and technologies — from the Polaroid camera to social media — that led to a 64% drop in domestic violence in the U.S.
This project takes months of effort. It begins with nominations from the public and MIT Technology Review editors. People who have been selected by our publishing partners as local Innovators Under 35 in several regions worldwide are also considered. The editors go through the hundreds of candidates and select fewer than 100 finalists, all of whom will be younger than 35 on October 1. A panel of judges rates the finalists on the originality and impact of their work. Finally, the editors take the judges’ scores into account to select the group.
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This F8 conference will be less product-focused that the 2011 conference , according to a company spokesperson. Discussion topics will be more set on and front- and back-end technologies used by developers. Although it's been a while since the last F8, Facebook has hosted a handful of smaller developer conferences in more recent years, including a Mobile Developer Day in November and Parse Developer Day in September.
Since Forbes hired me in 1995 to write a legal column, I’ve taken advantage of the great freedom the magazine grants its staff, to pursue stories about everything from books to billionaires. I’ve chased South Africa’s first black billionaire through a Cape Town shopping mall while admirers flocked around him, climbed inside the hidden chamber in the home of an antiquarian arms and armor dealer atop San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, and sipped Chateau Latour with one of Picasso’s grandsons in the Venice art museum of French tycoon François Pinault. I’ve edited the magazine’s Lifestyle section and opinion pieces by the likes of John Bogle and Gordon Bethune. As deputy leadership editor, these days I mostly write about careers and corporate social responsibility. I got my job at Forbes through a brilliant libertarian economist, Susan Lee, whom I used to put on television at MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Before that I covered law and lawyers for journalistic stickler, harsh taskmaster and the best teacher a young reporter could have had, Steven Brill.
We found some great instructional videos that teach you some fundamental skills, from changing a flat tire to performing CPR.
We combed through the best video games of the '80s, and we discovered that those old games still have a ton of life left in them.
At a meeting of delegates from the culture and entertainment industry, some blamed it partly on China’s censorship, euphemistically referred to as the “examination and approval system” at the meeting by Feng Xiaogang, a famous director and a CPPCC member. “My heart trembles,” he said, when waiting for a movie to go through this rigorous censoring procedure.
The days of idling wishing for a wearable robot are gone. Researchers at the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory in San Giuliano Terme, Italy, have created a "robo-suit" that is capable of lifting 50 kilograms (110 pounds) with each of its arms.
WhatsApp could eventually make Zuck a lot of money. It costs WhatsApp five cents to support each user, and it’s charging customers in only a handful of countries, like the U.S. and Britain, where mobile payments are relatively mature. WhatsApp believes $1 billion in annual revenue is within reach by 2017 as the service grows and billing falls into place. Insiders say the app could also start charging airlines or companies like Uber for the right to send messages to WhatsApp users with their permission.
We've created a slideshow highlighting the key trends and forecasts for the entire Internet-connected ecosystem, including connected TVs, connected cars, wearable computing devices, and all of the consumer and business tools that will soon be connected to the "Internet Of Things."
So then it must have been a bit of a shock when, after in 1975 becoming the first woman ever to receive a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT, Greif discovered that she didn't really enjoy teaching—she much preferred research. And so eventually she left teaching as a professor and did what she did best: studying, thinking, and figuring systems out. She founded a research field, computer-supported cooperative work, and has spent her life figuring out how to build better systems for humans to work together.
Hightail provides online file sharing and storage, with the ability to send files up to 2GB, and share, edit and update project folders with clients and colleagues. With unlimited file storage you can use the provided mobile and desktop apps to access your files wherever you are. Security is paramount, with password protection, identity verification and file tracking, along with 128-bit SSL encryption in transit and 256-bit AES encryption at rest. Mobile file sharing gives you direct access to your projects, with any changes updated instantly, data encryption to and from your device, and the ability to digitally sign documents on your mobile or tablet.
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Ukraine sent 23 athletes to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, but only one man participated in Friday's opening ceremony. That man, biathlete Mykhailo Tkachenko, was met with a thunderous ovation when his country's name was called during the parade and he entered the stadium.
One thing I’m super excited about also gives the deep geeks I know goosebumps. As we approach 2020 the size of computing moves to zero. If you look at the size of computational power of the past few decades it’s been getting smaller and smaller, from mainframe computers in the '70s, to desktops in the '80s, up through smartphones and tables.
The majority thinks the troops are from the house next door, and some of the soldiers have even admitted it themselves. Others have shown it inadvertently with their license plates, social media postings and tags left sewn on their gear.
A baby girl born today will still face inequality and discrimination, no matter where her mother lives. We have a common obligation to ensure her right to live free from the violence that affects one in three women globally; to earn equal pay for equal work; to be free of the discrimination that prevents her from participating in the economy; to have an equal say in the decisions that affect her life; and to decide if and when she will have children, and how many she will have.
Haque: One of the things that is so unfortunate about this whole thing is that when you look three years back and think about the founder of one of the most important companies in the world standing on the stage, announcing this set of principles--about human freedom, about liberation--in those three years, what has Twitter done? Here is the company that has not participated in all this NSA spying stuff, that has played a role in the Arab Spring. Now it’s one of the most valuable companies in the world and it’s squarely tied to those principles and that vision. But when we look at the tech industry today, people are lamenting exactly the loss of that ethos, the lack of that spirit. One of the things we do badly in the tech industry is that we focus so much on the surface of these things that we don’t actually go to the substance. So I think connecting those dots is actually really important. I mean, it’s three years later and we’re still talking about this. It’s indicative of how the tech industry focuses on really tiny things instead of taking on the big challenges in the world today. I would rather talk about how we end world hunger or poverty or fix the financial system instead of fetishizing the latest rock-star entrepreneur. What happened on that stage was a warning of things to come.
No, what we need here are the easy, breezy apps. The apps that allow us to like and engage with minimal effort in limited time. Above, find seven of our favorites (plus a bonus!) to help optimize your time on the can — so don't say we never did anything for you, dear reader.
I think they are intimately linked. Unless you really examine a problem or an issue, I don't think you can really effectively innovate it. You have to keep going deeper and deeper--its a philosophical quality that Patagonia has as a company. All the people that do the work in our production and design group--they ask deep questions, and we need a world full of people asking deep questions or else we're not going to have a world to live in.
What is Ouya without its hardware? It's not a console anymore: it's a subset of the Android operating system that will necessarily have fewer games, due to its smaller install base and extra hurdles, than Android as a whole — only without the previous benefits of a single hardware platform for developers to target. You might liken Ouya to Netflix or Amazon's Kindle in its attempt to spread throughout the hardware landscape, but the technical requirements to read books or play movies are well satisfied by any device on the market, while games attempting to satisfy a console gamer are chasing a moving target. Originally, Ouya planned to upgrade its microconsole every year with the latest chips, but people rarely replace their television anywhere near that quickly. It's not clear why game developers would build Android games for a fragmented Ouya instead of Android, period.
She did not have a tape recorder? And she pretends to be a seasoned investigative journalist? That’s total crap. There are all sorts of ways of recording interviews. She should know that. The fact that she misrepresented herself to him in emails about his model train hobby shows she understands deception. At the old Newsweek, she would have been fired for that. But the fact that she now says she cannot produce a recording of her conversation is, I believe, because it would not corroborate what she is now saying. Furthermore, she is now, suddenly, for the first time, 24 hours later, saying, “I was prepared up until the day I spoke to him for him to laugh and say it was a ridiculous coincidence. But he didn’t; he acknowledged it. I told him, ‘You’re acknowledging Bitcoin and if you weren’t involved you need to tell me now.’ He said, ‘I cannot do that.’” If she had truly said that, she would have put it in her article to support the two quotes she used, flagrantly, out of context. That, in fact, is the most damaging quote she’s got… “I told him, ‘You’re acknowledging Bitcoin and if you weren’t involved you need to tell me now.’ He said, ‘I cannot do that.’” But she didn’t use it. Why? How about she just made it up. This is scandalous and serious journalists must call her out on it. At the old Newsweek, this story would never have passed a serious editor, the lawyers or anyone’s smell test. It reeks.
In a new report from BI Intelligence , we explain what beacons are, how they work, and how Apple — with its iBeacon implementation — is championing this new paradigm for indoor mobile communication. We also take a look at the barriers in the way of widespread adoption.
Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER that was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, was scheduled to land at 6:30 a.m., but lost contact with air traffic control at 2:40 a.m. on March 8. Its whereabouts are unknown. Authorities later spotted an oil slick they suspected may be evidence, however, that the plane crashed into the Gulf of Thailand.
Twitter wants to reform the patent system. But for the moment, it’s still paying big bucks to avoid the kind of software patent lawsuits that have become all too common in recent years.
No one enjoys bad news. When you or someone you know are going through a hard time, sometimes it's difficult to say anything at all. Everyone could use a hug now and then.
I discovered programming mostly by accident. I was curious about how lots of things worked, and was fascinated by the big black box in the corner of our dining room. Programming was a beacon of hope in a world dominated by sadness. It granted me the freedom to create and destroy, to craft worlds that were mine to manipulate. It also led me to discover some of the greatest friends I could ever imagine. People who would listen to me when I was down, offer advice, and treat me like a human being. An equal.
"Think of it this way — it’s easier to wait to eat at 8 p.m. than it is to force yourself to eat at 4 p.m. when you’re not hungry," Winter says. "The same goes for sleep. If you wait until you’re actually sleepy, you’ll get a more quality night of sleep — even if it’s only five hours."
These efforts to advance the art and science of mobile software development both inside and outside the company are part of an enormous change in recent years across Silicon Valley and beyond. A world of internet companies and independent developers are now regularly open-sourcing and freely discussing the software used to build and operate even their newest products and services — sharing everything from mobile development tools to the sweeping data center software that underpins the largest sites on the net — and in doing so, they’re pushing technology forward at a faster rate than ever before. Facebook is at the forefront of this movement, not only because Zuckerberg is so committed to the open source way, but because, like Google and Twitter and a few others, the company has the power and the money to hire some of the most talented engineers and designers on the planet.
As an advisor at Accel, Rothschild was introduced to the company by partners Kevin Efrusy and Jim Breyer in May 2005. The pair had just led a $12.2 million investment into “Thefacebook” after months of persistence and brought on the experienced elder statesman to solve its challenges with growth. Rothschild, who has no relation to the wealthy banking family of the same name, was known at the time for his deep knowledge of backend systems and technology that helped power websites. He was asked by Zuckerberg, according to those close to Facebook, to set up the proper engineering teams that could handle the tasks that were then being managed by the CEO and cofounder Dustin Moskovitz .
If it’s your job to come up with a subject line that is compelling enough to cut through all that clutter, it’s a good idea to leverage your experience as an email recipient to help you craft the perfect subject line. What gets your attention? How do you decide which emails to trash unopened and which to read?
As the day progresses, f.lux will move between its three light settings automatically. But because color perception depends on where you are, it’s kind of hard to predict how you’ll see colors at 11PM while sitting in your office at 1PM. We made this new interface so you can come back a few times (for a day or two) to set f.lux the way you like.
In the last few months, I’ve written 20 pieces that have been viewed over two million times. But every time I write, there are still moments where I want to punch myself in the face.
The behavior behind how and why we switch devices is what Facebook and market research agency GFK set out to understand in a study released on Thursday. The study, which polled 2,004 adults in the United States, focused only on switching between devices to complete specific tasks, such as ordering concert tickets; it excluded switching between devices for different tasks.
I’ll also observe that the coincidences Newsweek found, could be found by almost any conspiracy theorist worth his paranoia. And on the other side (more importantly, methinks), it seems you ascribe your personally-only-sensible motivations to a man who wanted to change the world in a radical way. And not to himself become a plutocrat, so his choice to dissociate from the Andreesens and Winklevii, who, to some eyes are looking for banker-scale wealth, would fit right in with the narrative of his being a modest man espousing old-fashioned values, especially regards integrity. (This also would make totally irrelevant the fact that Nakamoto had financial challenges well before Bitcoin started, because his personal situation obviously had changed thereafter, even if his view of banks and authorities had not.)
But with technological progress, families in different countries and continents can still be part of each other’s lives — not just at reunions, but on a daily basis. These apps and sites let distant grandparents read their grandchildren bedtime stories, draw with them and even be at their swim meets, virtually.
Quitting your job to start a venture is like abandoning a sailing ship in the middle of the ocean looking for adventure, seeking an island sailing on a dinghy. It looks fascinating and adventurous, but not everyone’s cup of tea to face storms, possible capsizing and navigating through shark-infested waters.
If your company is just starting out on the Web and need to pick a few social media networks to rule over, here is our guide to choosing the best platform(s) for your business, and how to make the most out of them.