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VISIONARIES TRIBUTE

Posted on Wed Aug 16, 2017, 9:32 am

Robert Stone, Annie Sundberg, Jean Tsien, Chai Vasarhelyi, and Pamela Yates. Tickets for the Visionaries Tribute lunch are available for $625 per seat or $5000 per table. To buy individual tickets, click here.

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Elon Musk's AI Is Smart Enough To Beat eSports Pros

Posted on Mon Aug 14, 2017, 3:11 pm

It learned how to play Dota 2, a popular multiplayer battle arena game. By playing the game it was able to outplay Dota 2's top pros in one on one combat. CBS News 6:53 3 hrs ago

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AMSC downsizing from Devens office amid financial struggles

Posted on Mon Aug 14, 2017, 8:38 am

AMSC, or, formally American Superconductor Corp., has far too much space at its current site, President and CEO Daniel McGahn first told investors this spring. The 16-year-old building has 355,000 square feet and has what McGahn called a first-generation ...

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Alaskan boy, 16, left traumatized after receiving death threats for 'rite of ...

Posted on Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:47 am

News of the killing quickly went viral worldwide when environmental activist Paul Watson - who is the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - shared a local newspaper's story about Chris' hunt on Facebook. His post, which has since been deleted ...

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Why Use Creative Commons Licenses?

Posted on Fri Aug 11, 2017, 3:11 pm

The science-fiction writer Cory Doctorow has used CC licenses on his commercially successful books for years. It has helped him attract a wider audience while also boosting sales for the physical copies of his books. Creative Commons, the organization ...

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Court orders tech billionaire Vinod Khosla to open Martins Beach

Posted on Thu Aug 10, 2017, 5:17 pm

In a decision that could have far-reaching impacts on other coastal access cases, the First District Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 3-0 that venture capitalist Vinod Khosla violated ... answered the phone at Khosla Ventures, his venture capital ...

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Winning essay examines the case for investing in space

Posted on Thu Aug 10, 2017, 4:29 pm

Companies such as Planetary Resources are already looking at the resources in space and how they could benefit us here on earth. President and chief executive Chris Lewicki said their end goal is to "expand the economic sphere of influence of humanity into ...

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Wayne Dickinson

Posted on Thu Aug 10, 2017, 6:18 am

R. Grace & Co., NASA and the U.S. Navy. He joined Jon Myers in 2007... to focus on developing a useful product from carbon dioxide. The result of that work is Graphene Technologies. He is a mechanical engineer educated at Carnegie Mellon University.

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NVIDIA (NVDA) Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Posted on Thu Aug 10, 2017, 2:00 am

Colette M. Kress - NVIDIA Corp. Jen-Hsun Huang - NVIDIA Corp. Analysts Vivek Arya - Bank of America Merrill Lynch Mark Lipacis - Jefferies LLC Good afternoon. My name is Victoria, and I'll be your conference operator for today. Welcome to NVIDIA's ...

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Vernor Vinge

Posted on Wed Aug 9, 2017, 5:00 pm

Mathematician; Computer Scientist; Hugo Award-winning Novelist, A Fire Upon The Deep, Rainbow's End VERNOR VINGE is a mathematician, computer scientist, and science fiction author who is a retired San Diego State University (SDSU) Professor of Mathematics ...

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CleanChoice Energy Surpasses $1.5 Million in Donations - Spokane, North Idaho...

Posted on Wed Aug 9, 2017, 5:00 pm

"CleanChoice Energy's mission since day one has been to make clean energy accessible to everybody. We're doubling that impact by supporting organizations committed to the environment and expanded access to renewable energy," said Tom Matzzie, Founder and ...

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Mark Gaalswyk

Posted on Wed Aug 9, 2017, 3:57 pm

Mr. Mark Gaalswyk is a Founder of Easy Energy Systems, Inc. and serves as its Chairman. Mr. Gaalswyk served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Easy Energy Systems, Inc. The information and data displayed in this profile are created and managed ...

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Changes to Image Widget

Posted on Wed Aug 9, 2017, 6:09 am

https://athrillaweek.com/about-this-blog/ - Or is the issue related with your homepage ( https://athrillaweek.com/) and that the images of the authors (Annelie Wendeberg, Kim Stanley Robinson, etc. ) are not well aligned? If you go to this page ...

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The Daily 202: The GOP congressional majority may be too strong for Trump to ...

Posted on Wed Aug 9, 2017, 3:44 am

Nelson is an aberration, elected in a state that sends mostly ... The ads from Save My Care target two of the most vulnerable GOP senators in 2018, Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Dean Heller (Nev.), in addition to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito[.]

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Can iRobot Weather a Market Downturn?

Posted on Tue Aug 8, 2017, 6:03 pm

"Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot, said in a statement from the most recent quarter's press release. "We will make incremental [sales and marketing] investments to further promote our Braava family of robots, building on the ...

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Cynvenio Biosystems Llc

Posted on Tue Aug 8, 2017, 2:05 am

Cynvenio Biosystems Llc has an annual sales volume of 501K - 999,999. .For more information contact Andre Defusco, Chief Executive Officer or go to www.cynvenio.com For maps and directions to Cynvenio Biosystems Llc view the map to the right. For reviews ...

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Q&A: Michael Dell On Dell Technologies' Channel Renaissance

Posted on Mon Aug 7, 2017, 11:00 am

In 2016, Michael Dell pulled off the biggest acquisition in the history of the IT business. He followed that up this year by expertly managing the integration of storage market leader EMC into Dell and personally leading the sales charge of the combined ...

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David W. Garrison

Posted on Sun Aug 6, 2017, 10:08 am

Garrison served as the Chief Executive Officer of iBAHN Corporation. Mr. Garrison served as President of iBAHN Corporation. He joined iBAHN Corporation in October 2002 and has 20 years of experience in leading telecommunications and technology services ...

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Interview: Miriah Meyer, Univ. of Utah on the Art and Science of Visualization

Posted on Sun Aug 6, 2017, 7:14 am

Miriah Meyer is a USTAR assistant professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah and a faculty member in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. Her research focuses on the design of visualization systems for helping researchers ...

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Wave Earns Top Honor for Research Paper on "Modernizing the Network" at DSCI'...

Posted on Sat Aug 5, 2017, 5:08 am

Chennai, July 29, 2013 /India PRwire/ -- Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX), the Trusted Computing Company, announced that a research paper presented by CEO Steven Sprague, "Modernize the Network: Device Identity Network Meets Enterprise Needs," was singled ...

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Outgoing WA Police Commissioner says mentally injured cops need better support

Posted on Fri Aug 4, 2017, 11:13 pm

And there was Constable Patrick Hackett, who was murdered in 1884. "I don't think you can discriminate when a police officer's been killed on duty, about when they died," Commissioner O'Callaghan said. "Their families, even though they might be generations ...

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Karim Marrouche

Posted on Fri Aug 4, 2017, 5:17 pm

There was a problem loading your content. Karim is the founder and former CEO of Cardiac Designs, a multinational provider of professional and personal cardiac monitoring products and services. I value the success of Cardiac Designs not only by going ...

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Peter Neupert

Posted on Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:51 pm

Mr. Neupert is an Operating Partner at Health Evolution Partners, a private equity fund. Previously, he was the Corporate Vice-President of the Microsoft Health Solutions Group. There he led a global organization dedicated to developing, marketing ...

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S.C. utilities halt work on new nuclear reactors, dimming the prospects for a...

Posted on Sun Jul 30, 2017, 9:00 pm

An analysis by Michael Shellenberger, president of an independent group called Environmental Progress, says that V.C. Summer reactors would reduce coal generation in South Carolina by 86 percent, an amount of coal that produces pollution equivalent to 3.8 ...

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Nectar, UK Loyalty Card Operator, Selects Kognitio WX2 Virtual Data Warehouse...

Posted on Fri Jul 28, 2017, 5:00 pm

For more information about LMG, please visit http://www.loyalty.co.uk/. CONTACT: John Thompson of Kognitio, +1-773-908-6357, john.thompson@kognitio.com; or Steve Friedberg of MMI Communications, +1-610-518-7474, steve@mmicommunications.net, for Kognitio

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A low-cost compact metric adaptive optics system - art. no. 67110K

Posted on Fri Jul 28, 2017, 3:50 pm

The application of adaptive optics has been hindered by the cost, size, and complexity of the systems. We describe here progress we have made toward creating low-cost compact turn-key adaptive optics systems. We describe our new low-cost deformable mirror ...

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Eric Starr profiles

Posted on Thu Jul 27, 2017, 9:40 pm

Past Director of Business Innovation at Highmark, Founder & Vice President of New Product Development at STARR Life Sciences Corp., Director... Education Point Park University, Point Park University Summary I've been fortunate to have received ...

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Visualize, analyze and mine satellite imagery using a single tool

Posted on Thu Jul 27, 2017, 9:55 am

There is a dearth of software tools that allow users to easily visualize, analyze and mine satellite imagery. The few tools that are ... Pattern Recognition Patrick Hogan, Tom Gaskins World Wind Team NASA AMES Moffett Field, California, United States ...

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NSF Approves Proposal for Machine Learning Cyberinfrastructure

Posted on Wed Jul 26, 2017, 5:00 pm

Ahead the launch, HPCwire Editor John Russell spoke with Calit2 Director Larry Smarr, PI on the new project, and his co-PI Tom DeFanti. a research scientist in QI, about their plans recently given the green light by NSF. With HPCwire's permission ...

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About robotic sex dolls & gadgets to help people talk to their dogs

Posted on Tue Jul 25, 2017, 2:10 pm

Higham reportedly pointed Amazon.com toward ongoing research by Con Slobodchikoff, author of the 2012 category best selling book Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals. (See Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals.)

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