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Knowledge and innovation are inseparable from each other- they drive economies around the world. Knowledge producers and users endeavour to leverage the ideas, technologies, know-how and expertise on which their competitiveness depends.
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Is Apple building an iCar? - Vox

“Rumors of Apple getting into the auto industry were flying President's Day weekend. Here's what you need to know.”
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In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer | WIRED

In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer | WIRED | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
“ With the current pace of mobile innovation, for many of us, a smartphone could become our only computer in the next two years.”
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Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things [video]

Economic theorist and author Jeremy Rifkin explains his concept of The Internet of Things. Rifkin's latest book is The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Intern...
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Platforms and crowdsourcing: The office of the 21st century

Platforms and crowdsourcing: The office of the 21st century | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
“Disruption” is one of the most overhyped concepts of the last ten years. A Google Trend search for “disruptive innovation” shows a steeply rising graph, and you can hardly open a professional news website without reading stories about whole sectors being disrupted. Given that “business as usual” is apparently undergoing a profound transformation, how this will…

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TV is over: Mobile has officially demoted TV to second-rung media status

TV is over: Mobile has officially demoted TV to second-rung media status | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it

endAbout 26 percent of customers who call US cable TV companies request "internet only" service, according to a survey of those calls by mobile advertising technology company Marchex. Of those custome...


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The end is nigh for TV as the dominant medium

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'The Internet Of Things' Will Change Virtually Everything About How Large Companies Operate

'The Internet Of Things' Will Change Virtually Everything About How Large Companies Operate | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will create new priorities, costs, and opportunities in virtually every industry.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, October 28, 2014 2:26 AM
  • Industrial uses including Internet-managed assembly lines, connected factories, and warehouses, etc.
  • Connected advertising and marketing. 
  • Intelligent traffic management systems. This includes toll-taking and congestion penalties, as well as smart parking-space management. 
  • Waste management systems. In Cincinnati, residential waste volume fell 17% and recycling volume grew by 49% through use of a “pay as you throw” program that used IoT technology to monitor those who exceed waste limits.
  • Smart electricity grids that adjust rates for peak energy usage.  Smart water systems and meters. The cities of Doha, São Paulo, and Beijing have reduced leaks by 40% to 50% by putting sensors on pumps and other water infrastructure.


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Google trial lets you chat with doctors when you search for symptoms

Google trial lets you chat with doctors when you search for symptoms | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Searching the web for symptoms of illness can be dangerous -- you could identify a real condition, but you also risk scaring yourself for no reason

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How Technology Is Going To Disrupt Health Care - Forbes

How Technology Is Going To Disrupt Health Care - Forbes | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
How Technology Is Going To Disrupt Health Care
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But the cost of testing blood-sugar levels is rapidly falling as a handheld device in the home takes over from a laboratory visit and analysis. ...
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Prezi - Blog - TED Talks Are Wildly Addictive for 5 Scientific Reasons

Prezi - Blog - TED Talks Are Wildly Addictive for 5 Scientific Reasons | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Carmine Gallo is a popular keynote speaker, communication coach, and author of seven books i...

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Chinese Gadgets Signal New Era of Innovation - Wall Street Journal

Chinese Gadgets Signal New Era of Innovation - Wall Street Journal | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
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Chinese Gadgets Signal New Era of Innovation
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In laboratories and startups across China, tinkerers with big dreams are pushing what many in the industry see as a potential new wave of Chinese innovation.
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Tweet from @cashjim - index of changing work tasks in the US economy between 1960-2009

Tweet from @cashjim -  index of changing work tasks in the US economy between 1960-2009 | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it

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RFID tags along with the Internet of Things - E&T magazine

RFID tags along with the Internet of Things - E&T magazine | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it

 RFID tags along with the Internet of Things E&T magazine. Meanwhile, market-watching analyst Gartner developed the hype cycle, a graph that has captured the pattern of premature euphoria,excessive despair and eventual acceptance that almost all new high technologies seem destined to pursue

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Renewed interest in RFID suggests that it still has an important role to play.

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How to Create the Next Billion Dollar Opportunity in Wearables, Internet of Things - Wired

How to Create the Next Billion Dollar Opportunity in Wearables, Internet of Things - Wired | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
How to Create the Next Billion Dollar Opportunity in Wearables, Internet of Things Wired If you're reading this article, chances are that your company is about to embark on idea generation for wearables and IoT or you're already knee deep in the...
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In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer | WIRED

In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer | WIRED | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it

“ With the current pace of mobile innovation, for many of us, a smartphone could become our only computer in the next two years.”


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How to build a fairer city - The Guardian

How to build a fairer city - The Guardian | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
“In the first in an occasional series looking at how to make cities fairer for all, four leading academics propose the ‘grounded city’ – where sustainable transport, accessible broadband and modest housing take precedence over ostentatious tower blocks...”
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The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the way the computers around you behave … sooner than you probably think.

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Your Food Is Going To Be Grown By Robots, As They Take Over The Farm

Your Food Is Going To Be Grown By Robots, As They Take Over The Farm | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Self-driving tractors. Robots that do the weeding. The days of the farmhand may be numbered.

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New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster | ExtremeTech

New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster | ExtremeTech | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that is 2,000 times more powerful than comparable batteries. According to the researchers, this is not simply an evolutionary step in battery tech,

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Richard Platt's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:50 PM

Currently, energy storage is all about trade-offs. You can have lots of power (watts), or lots of energy (watt-hours), but you can’t generally have both. Supercapacitors can release a massive amount of power, but only for a few seconds; fuel cells can store a vast amount of energy, but are limited in their peak power output. This a problem because most modern applications of bleeding-edge tech — smartphones, wearable computers, electric vehicles — require large amounts of power and energy. Lithium-ion batteries are currently the best solution for high-power-and-energy applications, but even the best li-ion battery designs demand that industrial designers and electronic engineers make serious trade-offs when creating a new device.

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♛♥♪♥  Well done.

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How big data is beginning to change how medicine works

How big data is beginning to change how medicine works | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it

The face of medical care is rapidly changing thanks to major advancements in the capture, proliferation, and analysis of medical data. Technologies like the electronic health records (EHRs) and personal health records (PHRs) are drastically improving the way data is aggregated and shared.

 

Now the hope is that big data analytics will help to make sense of seemingly endless streams of medical information.


As many doctors are painfully aware, outcome-oriented care is no longer a buzzword but a reality. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has started to implement a program where payments are based on the ability of providers to meet key National Quality Strategy Domains (e.g. care criteria). Public payers are testing this new methodology, and private payers are expected to soon follow.

 

These big data analytics applications can also be relevant for the FDA, which may want to see how drugs perform in a non-test environment to ensure the appropriate patient populations are receiving the drug. I also expect pharmaceutical companies to actively scour this data to track drug efficacy post-release or identify markets that could “benefit” from increased penetration.

 

I am eager to see how the data evolution improves outcomes for doctors and patients.

 

 

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World's first 3D-printed car released in US

World's first 3D-printed car released in US | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
American company Local Motors builds the world's first 3D printed car, made from a mix of carbon fibre and plastic.

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Tech and telecoms groups fight to dominate 'internet of things' - Financial Times

Tech and telecoms groups fight to dominate 'internet of things' - Financial Times | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
From connected cars that cut insurance costs to washing machines controlled by smartphones, the much-hyped “internet of things” is rapidly becoming the next big market for the world’s largest technology and telecoms groups.

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The Near Future Of Implantable Technology

Jennifer French is the 2012 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, a silver medalist in sailing, and a quadriplegic. She is the first woman to receive the implanted Stand and Transfer system, an experiment...

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Neil Young's $6.2 Million Crowdfunder Campaign Shines Spotlight on Equity ... - TheWrap

Neil Young's $6.2 Million Crowdfunder Campaign Shines Spotlight on Equity ... - TheWrap | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
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Without having to go hat in hand to traditional venture capitalists, the rock musician has created the most rapidly funded Internet equity campaign ever

 
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The Future of Education | Visual.ly

The Future of Education | Visual.ly | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it
What the education of the future will look like -- online classes, tablets, etc.

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When Hardware Met Software: Mining the Value of the Industrial Internet

When Hardware Met Software: Mining the Value of the Industrial Internet | The knowledge economy and innovation | Scoop.it

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The Internet of Things is expected to resonate strongly in the "invisible" industrial sector, capturing and analysing data generated by drilling rigs, jet engines, locomotives and other heavy duty machines.

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