We'd heard that the US IPO for Chinese company Alibaba could be among the biggest ever, and it did not disappoint. Closing at a stock price of $93.89, it raised $21.8 billion for the company and is the biggest IPO in US history.
The Simulator Program surpasses conventional systems with next-generation mannequins and 3D printing. Gabriel Mandeville at five months old seemed like any other normal, healthy baby. Then he began having infantile spasms.
Print the Legend, the newest Netflix Original Documentary, is a story of innovation and technology, of controversy and change. For the first time in history, the building of an industry and its inevitable social upheaval has been filmed. The result is Print the Legend, a documentary which chronicles the race to bring 3D printing to the forefront of society. It’s a compelling look at an industry in the midst of its “Macintosh Moment,” chronicling the infinite and unlimited potential of 3D printing… as well as the dark possibilities that could lie underneath.
Bluetooth beacons enter a new interactive frontier with Estimote's sticker-size hardware Last week beacon technology--sensors which can trigger actions in devices that come within range, increasing their spatial intelligence--shrank in size and...
The laws governing drone use in the US right now are relatively black and white. For the most part, you either can fly, or you can't — and there's no in between. As drones increasingly move toward ubiquity: we don't want them everywhere, but there is very likely a more logical way to determine where they can go.
While children of past generations were an economic boon—contributing labor and household income—they now have the opposite effect. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report finds that an average middle-class American couple will spend more than $245,000 to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18; adjusted for inflation, the sum represents a 24 percent rise since 1960. The hefty expense is one reason more couples are considering the child-free life.
Researchers have developed a high-tech method to rid the body of infections — even those caused by unknown pathogens. A device inspired by the spleen can quickly clean blood of everything from Escherichia coli to Ebola, researchers report on 14 September in Nature Medicine.
The consumer “sharing economy” gives us a taste of what it’s like to live in a world where we own less. There's a tremendous change going on right now in our society. Those of us who enjoy services like Uber and Kickstarter are experiencing it firsthand. The sharing and collaboration practices of the internet are extending to transportation (Uber), hotels (Airbnb), financing (Kickstarter, LendingClub), music services (Spotify) and even software development (Linux, Drupal).
Become an INSTANT TREND EXPERT: 10 critical trend questions answered “If you’re charged with building a culture of innovation in your organization – or if you simply want to start spotting and applying trends yourself – INSTANT TREND EXPERT will...
Tony Bosma over de Trendrede 2015. “When patterns are broken new worlds emerge (Kupferberg). Er verandert veel en tegelijkertijd zo weinig. Economen blijven geobsedeerd door het eenzijdige begrip economische groei. Geloof is voor velen naast persoonlijk houvast nog altijd een bron voor wereldwijde onrust. De Russen lijken weer de vijand en de mens ziet afkomst, voorkeur en geografische grenzen als dé aanleiding om elkaar het leven onnodig zuur te maken. Traditionele media blijven uitblinken in de sturing van het collectieve bewustzijn en openen allemaal met hetzelfde nieuws. ‘Goedenavond beste mensen, dit is het journaal van acht uur en dit is wat wij willen wat u denkt’. Schijnbare prijsreducties blijven de beste stimulans om onnodig overdadig aankoopgedrag te activeren. Native advertising, nieuwe technologie en big data zijn nodig om de klant voor je te winnen. Niets nieuws, nog altijd oude wijn in nieuwe zakken. De hand op de knip is in deze maatschappij, waarin de meest stabiele relatie die van schuldenaar en schuldeiser is, ongewenst. 2015 en verder: de uitdagingen worden er niet minder om de oplossingen uiteindelijk wel mooier. Wanneer zien we dat als samenleving in?
We've all got memories we wish we could view less negatively. Some are trivial, like that drunken display at the office party; some are serious and create genuine psychological challenges. So far, researchers have figured out how to create false ones, or remove them entirely. Now -- in mice at least -- scientists have converted a bad memory into a good one
Electric vehicles will yield big environmental improvements in China. China is supposedly about to invest a hundred billion yuan (equivalent to about 16.3 billion US dollars at today’s exchange rate) into electric vehicles and the infrastructure to support them, like public charging stations, according to “two people familiar with the matter”, says Bloomberg.