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Catastrophe bonds pioneer hits back at book - FT.com

Catastrophe bonds pioneer hits back at book - FT.com | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
A pioneer of catastrophe bonds has hit back at claims that the instruments could jeopardise the stability of the global insurance industry, accusing the academics behind the highly critical research of “stoking unfounded fears”. John Seo — who co-fou
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Former Goldman Exec Wants to Upend the Way the World Moves Money

Former Goldman Exec Wants to Upend the Way the World Moves Money | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
Hank Uberoi is reinventing the $21 trillion global payments system. Will the banks go along with him?
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Dudes With Drones

Dudes With Drones | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
Meet the inventors, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the flying-robot revolution.
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Marc Andreessen on Finance: ‘We Can Reinvent the Entire Thing’

Marc Andreessen on Finance: ‘We Can Reinvent the Entire Thing’ | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
Marc Andreessen on Finance: ‘We Can Reinvent the Entire Thing’
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Peter Thiel disagrees with you

Peter Thiel disagrees with you | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
The tech financier and intellectual provocateur has some ideas that may turn you off. But there's no arguing with his commercial achievements. That's why Silicon Valley hangs on his words.
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Saudi e-commerce to hit $13b in 2015 | Economy | Saudi Gazette

Saudi e-commerce to hit $13b in 2015 | Economy | Saudi Gazette | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
The tone of truth and moderation
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Science fiction come true: Moving a paralyzed hand with the power of thought

Scientists in Ohio test an ambitious new technique for restoring some motion to victims of spinal injury
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This 19-Year-Old Is Ready to Build an Ocean Cleanup Machine

This 19-Year-Old Is Ready to Build an Ocean Cleanup Machine | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
Boyan Slat, a Dutch aeronautical engineering student, is raising $2 million to passively funnel oceanic garbage to collection points
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This Guy Trademarked the Symbol for Pi and Took Away Our Geeky T-Shirts | Threat Level | WIRED

This Guy Trademarked the Symbol for Pi and Took Away Our Geeky T-Shirts | Threat Level | WIRED | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
A Brooklyn artist is claiming a broad trademark in T-shirts, jackets, caps, and other apparel featuring the Greek letter, resulting in the mass, temporary removal of thousands of products from the custom t-shirt printing site Zazzle.
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Bitcoin Grabs Dutch Fancy as Bankers Mull New Technolgy

Bitcoin Grabs Dutch Fancy as Bankers Mull New Technolgy | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
The Netherlands, birthplace of the world’s first stock exchange and the pioneering Dutch East India Company, is now home to banks with an unusually open mind about bitcoin.
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Bill Black On Robbing Banks (From The Inside): "The Weapon Of Choice Is Accounting" | Zero Hedge

William Black's no-nonsense simplification of the fraud that we call a financial system is both addictive in its clarity and stunningly concerning in its scale. Having exposed Tim Geithner as perhaps the worst Treasury secretary ever, and that "banks have blood on their hands," the following brief discussion of 'how to rob a bank - from the inside' is crucial to comprehend that nothing has changed and to make matters worse, after 2009's 'reforms', "the weapon of choice remains accounting" as no one knows what it occurring behind the scenes of the banks...
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Lucid dreaming can be induced by electric scalp stimulation, study finds

Lucid dreaming can be induced by electric scalp stimulation, study finds | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
Scientists discover that use of electric currents can influence sleepers' brains, potentially allowing them to control their dreams
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An Algorithm to Make Online Currency as Trustworthy as Cash | WIRED

An Algorithm to Make Online Currency as Trustworthy as Cash | WIRED | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
Getty Images An internet of money. That’s the dream. Through bitcoin and other digital currencies, so many activists, entrepreneurs, and opportunists are chasing the dream. They envision a world where we can trade money as easily as we trade data, where anyone can send and receive currency from any machine on earth, where our financial…
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Apple's Secret Lab Lets Facebook Fine-Tune Apps Before the Watch's Debut

Apple's Secret Lab Lets Facebook Fine-Tune Apps Before the Watch's Debut | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
No papers or phones allowed in Cupertino conference rooms where coders hunker down
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Masters of All Assets in Demand as Cash Seeks Top Talent

Masters of All Assets in Demand as Cash Seeks Top Talent | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
London investment firms are raiding the competition and raising pay for money managers as cash pours into funds that invest across a range of assets, from stocks to high-yield debt.
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The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal


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Is it a plane? No, it's a hoverbike

UK-based Malloy Aeronautics is preparing to test a manned quadcopter capable of out-manouvering a helicopter and presenting a new paradigm for aerial vehicles. A 1/3-sized scale model is already gaining popularity with drone enthusiasts around the...
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Breakthrough Innovations Are Not Predictable

Breakthrough Innovations Are Not Predictable | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it

Can we predict which disruptive innovations will win? No. What should we do then? Here are some ideas from Nassim Taleb, Vinod Khosla, Marc Andreessen and Tren Griffin that give us some guidance.


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Alain Coetmeur's curator insight, July 8, 2014 5:02 PM

Especially when you refuse to see them...

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MIT ranking of 10 New Breakthrough Technologies in 2014

MIT ranking of 10 New Breakthrough Technologies in 2014 | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it

Technology news is full of incremental developments, but few of them are true milestones. Here we’re citing 10 that are. These advances from the past year all solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology. They are breakthroughs that will matter for years to come.

 

Agricultural Drones

Relatively cheap drones with advanced sensors and imaging capabilities are giving farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce crop damage.

 

Ultraprivate Smartphones

New models built with security and privacy in mind reflect the Zeitgeist of the Snowden era.

 

Brain Mapping
A new map, a decade in the works, shows structures of the brain in far greater detail than ever before, providing neuroscientists with a guide to its immense complexity.

 

Neuromorphic Chips
Microprocessors configured more like brains than traditional chips could soon make computers far more astute about what’s going on around them.

 

Genome Editing
The ability to create primates with intentional mutations could provide powerful new ways to study complex and genetically baffling brain disorders.

 

Microscale 3-D Printing
Inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of things that can be printed.

 

Mobile Collaboration
The smartphone era is finally getting the productivity software it needs.

 

Oculus Rift
Thirty years after virtual-reality goggles and immersive virtual worlds made their debut, the technology finally seems poised for widespread use.

 

Agile Robots
Computer scientists have created machines that have the balance and agility to walk and run across rough and uneven terrain, making them far more useful in navigating human environments.

 

Smart Wind and Solar Power
Big data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the grid.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 20, 2014 8:22 PM

Very interesting information on what is happening with cutting edge science and technologies.

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First Turing Test success marks milestone in computing history

First Turing Test success marks milestone in computing history | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —An historic milestone in artificial intelligence set by Alan Turing - the father of modern computer science - has been achieved at an event organised by the University of Reading.
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UAE entrepreneur visa to help business start-ups in the Emirates | The National

UAE entrepreneur visa to help business start-ups in the Emirates | The National | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
Current visa restrictions require foreign nationals to have a definite offer of employment before entering the country. This makes it harder for foreign entrepreneurs to locate to the UAE to start businesses.
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Get ready for hybrid thinking

Get ready for hybrid thinking | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as we tap into the computing power in the cloud.
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New incubator for Abu Dhabi

New incubator for Abu Dhabi | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
Accelerator will provide entrepreneurs with funds, tools, knowledge and skills
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Wow, This Video PROVES That Solar Roadways Are The Future! My Mind Is Blown!

Wow, This Video PROVES That Solar Roadways Are The Future! My Mind Is Blown! | Startups, Incubation, Science, Innovation | Scoop.it
Woah, didn't know all these facts about solar roadways! Crazy cool!
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