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TR50 2012: The 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2012 - Technology Review

TR50 2012: The 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2012 - Technology Review | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

From MIT.Information on Emerging Technologies & impact on business & society...What is a TR50 company? It is a business whose innovations force other businesses to alter their strategic course. TR50 members are nominated by Technology Review’s editors, who look for companies that over the last year have demonstrated original and valuable technology, are bringing that technology to market at a significant scale, and are clearly influencing their competitors.

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Scientists create potent molecules aimed at treating muscular dystrophy

While RNA is an appealing drug target, small molecules that can actually affect its function have rarely been found.
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Innovation Excellence | Unlocking the Inner Child for Innovation

Innovation Excellence | Unlocking the Inner Child for Innovation | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it
In the quest to unlock innovation in organizations, it may be beneficial or even mandatory to learn how to unlock the internal children in our employees.
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Wednesday Grok: Pinterest is the new social networking contender. But can it last?

Wednesday Grok: Pinterest is the new social networking contender. But can it last? | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

Is Pinterest the next Twitter, or just another Chatroulette? In case you are wondering, Pinterest basically lets users pin images of interest to social cork boards.

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Promise.tv: a PVR that records EVERYTHING on TV for a whole week - Boing Boing

Promise.tv: a PVR that records EVERYTHING on TV for a whole week - Boing Boing | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

Dominic Ludlam writes, "Promise.TV has launched the world's first Promiscuous TV recorder! Working on the UK's Freeview platform, it records every programme on every TV and radio channel and stores them for a whole week.

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Seeds from the past: New Life, From an Arctic Flower That Died 32,000 Years Ago

Seeds from the past:  New Life, From an Arctic Flower That Died 32,000 Years Ago | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it
A living plant has been generated from the fruit of a little arctic flower, making it the oldest plant by far that has ever been grown from ancient tissue.
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10 Israeli Startups You’ve Never Heard Of And Are On To Something Big

10 Israeli Startups You’ve Never Heard Of And Are On To Something Big | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

A look at Israel's vibrant tech scene....

 

As far as the startup world is concerned, what is interesting is that you will find many Israeli entrepreneurs who are not only developing innovative and disruptive technology, but that are actually working on launching multiple startups simultaneously.

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Researchers Fight Toxic Waste With Google PageRank

Researchers Fight Toxic Waste With Google PageRank | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

Researchers at Washington State University and the University of Arizona have shown that Google's famous PageRank algorithm applies to more than just webpages. It also works with water molecules...

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I got nothing to do and all day to do it. . .Canadian Digs Out Basement Using Only Radio Controlled Scale Tractors and Trucks! - Carscoop

I got nothing to do and all day to do it. . .Canadian Digs Out Basement Using Only Radio Controlled Scale Tractors and Trucks! - Carscoop | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

For the past 7 years (!), Joe has been digging out his basement at an average annual rate of 8 to 9 cubic feet using nothing more than RC tractors and trucks!

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Gecko feet inspire amazing glue that can hold 700 pounds on smooth wall

Gecko feet inspire amazing glue that can hold 700 pounds on smooth wall | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

Will you hang your flat screen with this?  A team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall.

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Crypto Experts Warn That Many Public Keys 'Offer No Security'

Crypto Experts Warn That Many Public Keys 'Offer No Security' | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

How secure are your public keys? According to a new report, public keys used to protect encrypted websites are quite insecure thanks to weak random number generation algorithms. . .

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Did you know? Nevada Approves Road Rules For Google's Driverless Cars

Did you know? Nevada Approves Road Rules For Google's Driverless Cars | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

Embracing the future?...Nevada has already embraced Google's self-driving caras street legal and now its Department of Motor Vehicles has issued a set of special regulations for operating one. . .

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Must See PC: Art Meets Technology: Bringing van Gogh's 'Starry Night' to Life with Open Source Software

Must See PC: Art Meets Technology: Bringing van Gogh's 'Starry Night' to Life with Open Source Software | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it
Greek artist Petros Vrellis took the iconic panting of the night sky over Saint-Rémy in France and applied a combination of creativity, interactivity, and subtle enhancements to bring the painting to life in ways we’ve never witnessed before. Using openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding, Vrellis takes one of the most famous interpretations of movement and flow ever created and allows it to realize the extent of its motion.
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White House Unveils Privacy Bill of Rights | Adweek

White House Unveils Privacy Bill of Rights | Adweek | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it
The Obama administration's long wait for a "consumer privacy bill of rights" is finally over, and it can't wait to get moving. "We need strong online protections for consumers," Secretary of Commerce John Bryson said.
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The Sky Is Falling, Scientists Report

The Sky Is Falling, Scientists Report | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

Ok, maybe not the sky itself… but the clouds. According to recent research by climate scientists in New Zealand, global cloud heights have dropped.  A steady reduction in cloud heights could help the planet radiate heat into space, thus serving as a negative feedback in the global warming process. . .

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Solar tornadoes dance across sun in stunning space video

Solar tornadoes dance across sun in stunning space video | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it
A NASA spacecraft has captured an amazing video of solar twisters blowing across the surface of the sun.
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Anti-innovation: 10 Proven Ways Not to Innovate - Forbes

Anti-innovation: 10 Proven Ways Not to Innovate - Forbes | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

Success in business is a wonderful thing. But it’s also a double-edged sword. As companies experience success, their emphasis tends to shift to protecting and maintaining the status quo versus considering new opportunities and products.

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Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom

Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it
The team of scientists said their achievement lays the groundwork for quantum computing, which would involve technology much smaller and faster than is currently possible.
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Pinterest's Ramp Up: Genius or Sleazy? - Forbes

Pinterest's Ramp Up: Genius or Sleazy? - Forbes | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it
Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. Yikes, the noise is deafening. But will the latest social sharing site have legs? 

 

. . .But the Pinterest scheme seems, well, a bit sleazy, if not outright unethical. I mean who ever gave the site permission to exploit one’s Facebook friends for its own aggrandizement (and, incidentally, the boffo headlines that resulted)? Is it genius or simply scurrilous?. . .

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Chinese National Found Guilty Of Stealing Trade Secrets. . . The Onion

Chinese National Found Guilty Of Stealing Trade Secrets. . .  The Onion | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it
A former Motorola software engineer was found guilty of stealing industrial secrets, though acquitted of charges she intended to commit espionage on behalf of China.
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Oppressive Regime? There's an App for that. Torture? App. Meet the western technology companies who sell network snooping technology to torturing dictators - Boing Boing

Oppressive Regime? There's an App for that. Torture? App.  Meet the western technology companies who sell network snooping technology to torturing dictators - Boing Boing | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has begun to publish a series of informative corporate biographies of technology companies that make network spying equipment and sell it to torturing dictators like Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Qaddafi.

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Science and Politics: 'Boffins' wanted for political campaign

Science and Politics: 'Boffins' wanted for political campaign | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

Team Obama has long been scouring the nation for scientists. It has sought out computing experts, mathematicians, programmers and statisticians. Many are already hard at work at the campaign’s headquarters in Chicago.

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Think you're browsing securely? EFF says that thousands of SSL certificates 'offer effectively no security'

Think you're browsing securely? EFF says that thousands of SSL certificates 'offer effectively no security' | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's SSL Observatory has found that thousands of SSL certificates used to authenticate HTTPS sites are effectively useless, owing to weak algorithms used to generate...
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DNA robot could kill cancer cells : Nature News & Comment

DNA robot could kill cancer cells : Nature News & Comment | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

'DNA origami', a technique for making structures from DNA, may be more than just a cool design concept. It can also be used to build devices that can seek out and destroy living cells.

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25 TEDTalk Quotes to Inspire You

25 TEDTalk Quotes to Inspire You | Tons O' Tech | Scoop.it

Read some of the most inspirational quotes from TEDTalks -- about inbound marketing, business, social media, and technology. e.g. . .

 

"If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears."

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