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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

Cursor and How waves could power a clean energy futureThe ocean’s waves are immensely powerful. Harnessing that energy for grid-scale electricity production would be a major boon to the clean energy industry, but building durable, powerful, and cost-effective wave energy converters has proven difficult. Now though, an influx of federal funding is helping many U.S. companies gear up to test their latest wave energy technologies, giving many in the industry hope that wave power will see massive growth over the next few decades.

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Happy black businessman having video chat using d 2022 01 05 02 25 57 utcA recent study published in Journal of Happiness Studies shows happy people perform better. Yep: Employee happiness and well-being accurately predicts performance. (Hi, Captain Obvious!)

But knowing something works doesn't always mean knowing how to actually do it.

So how can you actually make people you work with -- and while you're at it, your family and friends -- happier? Here are five simple ways.

 

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960x0With the global sports tech industry estimated to surpass $40 billion by 2026, Amsterdam-based digital venture capital platform Venturerock today launched its $75 million sports tech venture investment company (VIC).

The VIC, which includes athlete investors including former Dutch soccer player Mark van Bommel and former New York Jets cornerback Bryson Keeton, utilizes a 72-step, four-phase program where investing is based on startups hitting key performance indicators (KPIs) and milestones.

Image: Bob van Oosterhout (left) and Danny Cortenraede are spearheading Venturerock's $75 million sports tech venture investment company. - COURTESY OF ROBERT VERBOON

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Scientist working at the laboratory 2022 01 12 04 37 56 utcGlioblastoma is one of the most aggressive types of brain cancer known to man. For many, the chance of survival is often low. However, a new type of brain tumor therapy could help change things for the better. The therapy, which relies on destroying the “power source” of the cancer, has shown considerable success in mice. The scientists are hopeful it will work the same in humans.

 

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Steve Jobs Headshot 2010 CROP cropped 2The original iPhone went on sale June 29, 2007 for $499 for a 4GB model, and $599 for an 8GB version. Just a little over two months later, on September 5, Apple dropped the 4GB model and lowered the price on the 8GB iPhone by $200--which, if you were holding out to buy one during the holidays, was a great deal. If, however, you were one of the people who bought one when it was released, it was a smack in the face.

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MTkyMTM2NTU3ODY2NTI1OTUyNike has a new material that the company claims is their biggest innovation since Dri-Fit. Nike Forward is a material that is not the typical knit or woven fabric but instead turns fiber into textile using a needle-punch process. This material uses significantly less energy and has a lighter density than traditional fleece products and is 70% recycled content by weight. And what better product to debut the material in than the classic grey sweatshirt, which will be available in both hoodie and crewneck silhouettes.

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CalWave's xWave generator after 10 months of fully submerged open-ocean testingCalWaveCalWave has been working on its xWave clean power technology for many years now, and has announced the successful conclusion of an extended open-ocean test off the coast of San Diego, in which the device demonstrated over 99% system uptime.

Wave energy is one of the less common renewable energy sources, and while there are many wave energy projects under development, the industry itself can be considered more or less embryonic at this stage. There's some promise in it; as CalWave points out, "ocean waves are 20-60 times more energy-dense, predictable and consistent compared to other forms of renewable energy."

Image: CalWave's xWave generator after 10 months of fully submerged open-ocean testingCalWave

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Cellphone in hand with 5g on display 2022 08 01 05 14 16 utcWhat is 5G? 5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks. Up to 100 times faster than 4G, 5G is creating never-before-seen opportunities for people and businesses.

Faster connectivity speeds, ultra-low latency and greater bandwidth is advancing societies, transforming industries and dramatically enhancing day-to-day experiences. Services that we used to see as futuristic, such as e-health, connected vehicles and traffic systems and advanced mobile cloud gaming have arrived.

 

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Nvidia's Cambridge-1 is expected to come online before the end of the year as the most powerful supercomputer in the U.K. and the 29th fastest in the world. GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca are slated as the first to receive access. (Nvidia)Through a new partnership with GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and the U.K.’s National Health Service, the chip maker Nvidia plans to build Great Britain’s most powerful supercomputer—and dedicate its use to artificial intelligence research in healthcare.

Dubbed Cambridge-1, the machine is designed to deliver 400 petaflops of performance, or 400 quadrillion floating-point calculations per second.

Image: Nvidia's Cambridge-1 is expected to come online before the end of the year as the most powerful supercomputer in the U.K. and the 29th fastest in the world. GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca are slated as the first to receive access. (Nvidia)

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BlueWalker 3's massive array when fully unfolded.
AST SpaceMobileA Texas company is set to launch a satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 this month that will unfold a huge array in low-Earth orbit designed to provide a cellular broadband signal that mobile phones will connect to directly.

AST SpaceMobile will send its BlueWalker 3 test satellite to space on a mission from Cape Canaveral that will also launch another batch of Elon Musk's Starlink broadband satellites to orbit.

Image: BlueWalker 3's massive array when fully unfolded. AST SpaceMobile

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