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Breakthrough Technologies of 2013 from MIT Tech Review

via @MIT Tech Review This brilliant post from MIT’s technology review describes ten new technologies that are designed to address some of the most frustrating, intractable problems we face. Here are introductions to just a few: 1. Deep Learning: This … Continue reading

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User-Driven Innovation: What it Means and Why it Works

User-driven innovation is a very interesting emerging phenomenon, one that is explored thoroughly in Eric von Hippel’s illuminating book, Democratizing Innovation. Von Hippel is a Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and has been involved in the research and … Continue reading

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Recycle Plastic Bottles, Use as Lightbulbs

Via Fast Company: Students at MIT, in an effort to design lighting solutions for homes not connected to the grid, developed this brilliant new “lightbulb,” made only of a used plastic bottle, water and bleach. The simple technology can be … Continue reading

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India’s Top Innovators Under 35

Technology Review released the 2011 awards for India’s top innovators under 35 years of age. Ajit Narayanan, winner of the “Innovator of the Year” award, created a voice device for people with speech disabilities, while Alefia Merchant, winner of the … Continue reading

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Solar-Charged Fuel May Mean the End of Batteries

Researchers at MIT have discovered a new fuel that can store solar energy as heat. While they are yet to develop an efficient process to convert the heat to electricity, the scientists predict that these solar-fueled nanotubes could outdo lithium … Continue reading

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