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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.

Atlanta georgia usa skyline 2021 08 26 18 12 59 utcFormer AOL CEO and current venture capitalist Steve Case knows a thing or two about innovation. And he also knows where it’s coming from.

If you were to judge innovation solely by the amount of venture capital funding being distributed today, you’d think the answers were clear: Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston. Those three areas have received lion’s share of investment dollars.

 

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SpaceX to launch science to International Space Station on Nov 22 SpaceSpaceX is launching a spaceship filled with science to a space station today and you can watch the whole thing live.

A Dragon cargo spacecraft carrying SpaceX's 26th commercial resupply mission will launch for the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday (Nov. 22) at 3:54 p.m. EST (2054 GMT). Coverage will begin roughly 25 minutes beforehand here at Space.com, courtesy of NASA Television.

 

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Inscription mistake 2022 11 11 21 08 05 utcThe past few years have been a roller-coaster ride for all businesses across industries, including start-ups. Several firms had to shut down owing to a lack of financing. However, things are getting back on track with the new normal, and at the same time, government and private entities' efforts have strengthened Indian firms and provided them with numerous possibilities to develop and innovate. According to the government of India, India has become the world's third-largest start-up ecosystem and is likely to grow dramatically in the following years.

 

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Closeup of brain mri scan result 2022 09 16 08 08 02 utc  1As per the latest news story by the South China Morning Post, the new platform of Chinese researchers allows a brain-computer interface to work with various software.

According to the National Library of Medicine of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, brain-computer interfaces analyze and translate brain signals into commands or messages.

It is worth noting that the existence of brain-computer interfaces primarily seeks to help people that have been disabled by neuromuscular disorders. It includes medical neurological diseases like lateral sclerosis. It should also assist people diagnosed with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and stroke.

 

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The structure of the aerogel is formed by graphene sheets stretched across carbon fiber networks. (Credit: Shaharyar Wani)Researchers at Princeton Engineering have found a way to turn your breakfast food into a new material that can cheaply remove salt and microplastics from seawater.

The researchers used egg whites to create an aerogel, a lightweight and porous material that can be used in many types of applications, including water filtration, energy storage, and sound and thermal insulation. Craig Arnold, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and vice dean of innovation at Princeton, works with his lab to create new materials, including aerogels, for engineering applications.

Image: The structure of the aerogel is formed by graphene sheets stretched across carbon fiber networks. (Credit: Shaharyar Wani)

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Morand's eTechnology storage relies on hybrid ultracapacitor cells from fellow Swiss company Sech SAMorandAn electric car that can charge in as little time as it takes to pump a gas vehicle has long been the dream of existing and would-be EV drivers. But what if it could charge even more quickly? The average gas fill-up takes two minutes, according to the American Petroleum Institute, with other estimates coming in higher. A new electric energy storage technology being developed by Swiss tech startup Morand could offer electric city car charging times in slightly more than half that two-minute time. A cross between traditional batteries and ultracapacitors, the company's eTechnology units offer potential game-changing charging rates, coupled with the possibility of much longer lifespans than lithium-ion batteries.

Image: Morand's eTechnology storage relies on hybrid ultracapacitor cells from fellow Swiss company Sech SAMorand

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Social Media Universe 2022 1200pxFor a time, life in the social media universe was mostly uneventful. Consider these spicy (at the time) headlines:

  • Even President Obama Thinks That Facebook Isn’t Cool Anymore (Techcrunch, 2014)
  • Jack Dorsey Returns to Twitter as Chief, to Shrugs and Quips (New York Times, 2015)
  • Instagram’s new stories are a near-perfect copy of Snapchat (Mashable, 2016)

In hindsight, the years leading up to 2016 were downright sleepy in comparison with what would follow. Donald Trump’s meteoric, tweet-powered rise to the presidency. The Cambridge Analytica scandal. Congressional hearings on privacy and bias. TikTok at the center of souring U.S.–China relations. Each new day brought a fresh wave of controversy the shores of once infallible social media platforms.

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Searching for a job online laptop with quote we r 2022 11 15 10 06 50 utcThe Precisionists, Inc. (TPI), a Wilmington, Delaware-based organization focused on employment for adults with disabilities recently announced the launch of a neurodiversity employment program that will provide business support services for Drexel University. The program leverages the talents of a team of neurodiverse adults from TPI’s workforce to address critical needs for the University.

“When properly assessed and trained, people with autism and other neurodiversities are extremely high-performing employees. TPI’s employees bring innovative approaches to tackling critical and challenging jobs such as business administrative and IT functions," said Ernie Dianastasis, CEO of The Precisionists. 

 

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Woman working with computer in the office of a sci 2022 02 08 22 39 24 utcSpiraling costs, closed facilities, capacity issues, staff burnout, staff shortages, lots of chaos — sounds like an ailing industry — and that industry is healthcare. Can artificial intelligence help mend some of the problems faced by hospitals and healthcare providers? There has been progress on that front — not fast enough, but progress nonetheless.

 

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Tired worker at table in office 2021 08 26 15 37 07 utcA client of Ron’s, “Kelsey,” a division general manager of a large food manufacturer, recently told him, “Everyone on my team seems tired…all the time. I ask them how they’re doing, and they tell me ‘fine.’ If someone asks for time off, I say yes. They get the work done, but it seems like they’re in a fog. I don’t know what to do.”

Kelsey’s organization and industry were hit hard by the last two years of volatility and as a result saw increased employee turnover, supply chain disruptions, changing workforce expectations about flexibility, and exhausting demands on time. The aftermath has been a widespread human energy crisis. And Kelsey is hardly alone.

 

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Woman wrinting on calendar 2021 09 02 10 31 12 utcYou don’t lack time. You just waste most of it on useless busyness.

Sooner or later, you’re going to have to accept this.

An average user spends two and a half hours daily on social media in 2022. As of 2020, Netflix users watched an average of 3.2 hours of video per day through the service — that’s 6 billion collective hours per month. When we look at these stats, it’s easy to think, “Wow! People waste so much time” as if we don't contribute to these stats. But we do. You’re a part of these. And so am I.

 

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OLS Launch For PressBioOhio, at an Ohio Statehouse event with Chairmen of the Senate and House Health Committees State Senator Steve Huffman and State Representative Scott Lipps, JobsOhio and other state officials, today announced its relaunch and reorganization as Ohio Life Sciences (OLS). OLS is the state association advancing and advocating for the common interests of Ohio’s life sciences community. And with a vision for Ohio to be recognized as one of the most robust and innovative life sciences ecosystems in the country, OLS has developed a renewed strategic focus that will help deliver lifesaving breakthroughs, sustained economic strength and vitality for communities in Ohio and beyond. (Photo: Business Wire)

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