- Origami - the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes and figures - dates back to the sixth century.At UMass Lowell, it is inspiring researchers as they develop a 21st century solution to the shortage of tissue and organ donors.Gulden Camci-Unal, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, and her team of student researchers are designing new biomaterials that could someday be used to repair, replace or regenerate skin, bone, cartilage, heart valves, heart muscle and blood vessels, and in other applications.Using origami as inspiration, Camci-Unal and her team are using plain paper to create centimeter-scale scaffoldings where the cells can grow and then applying microfabrication techniques to generate new biomaterials known as tissue mimetics."Paper is a low-cost, widely available and extremely flexible material that can be easily fabricated into three-dimensional structures of various shapes, sizes and configurations," said Camci-Unal.The paper can then be implanted to treat patients, including those suffering from damage caused by disease, degeneration or trauma, or bone defects such as irregular sizes and shapes.
As the Founder Institute gets ready to host its next Founder Lab program, we will present a series of open Q conference calls with Founder Lab program Directors Carter Laren and Luis Guzman.Apply to the Founder Lab today and take your tech startup to the next level with expert training and mentorship.The Founder Lab gives promising seed-stage startups the opportunity to spend a week in Silicon Valley getting ready for funding with the world's best founders and investors.At the end of program, founders will leave with a fully refined pitch-deck, a validated path to traction, a global network of founders and investors, and a tactical execution plan to raise funding.Below is a list of upcoming conference call dates and times:How to join a conference call:
The Topica Founder Institute in Vietnam has recently been featured in e27 for helping to shape Vietnam’s startup scene.In the course of three years, 34 founders have graduated from the Topica Founder Institute.They have received a total funding of more than US$10 million.For the top eight startups, they have a combined valuation of US$60 million.Notable graduates of the Topica Founder Institute include: Do Tuan Anh of Appota, who recently obtained Series B funding; Hoang Nguyen of S3co, which is funded by RedGarage Ventures (Coca-cola); Mai Duy Quang who exited with Biaki and is now Co-founder of AZStack, Truong Manh Quan, Founder of 500 Startups incubatee Beeketing; Nguyen Kim Dinh, Founder of UpLevo and Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Co-founder of Vlance.Thus far, more than 150 founders have went through TFI’s rigorous program, and although many were not able to complete it, several have went on to successfully pivot their startup.
Att sälja sina före detta favoritkläder och felköp online var tidigare skött på antingen Blocket eller Tradera.Dessa är fortfarande de mest populära kanalerna men startupbolaget Sellpy har vuxit genom att förenkla processen för säljarna.Sellpy uppger att mer än 1 miljon saker såldes på sajten under 2017 och bolaget fördubblade även sin omsättning under året.”Det går bra, man kan säga att det är full rulle.Det fortsätter att välla in grejer.Vi har mer än fördubblat vårt utbud”, säger Michael Arnör, vd och medgrundare av Sellpy.
The new generation radarteknologi should be able to be used for military intelligence gathering, detection of satellites and monitor space debris.– There is a lot of interest from our main customers and contracts are already under way, " says Anders Carp, head of business area Surveillance, to TT.the Company announced, however, for less than a year ago to make a new venture into space, and now for the first time, tell what you intend to offer in the area.Greatly simplified, it is mainly about two areas, as well as solutions in order to merge the satellite data with the already existing products, and use Saab's sensor technology.– the Basis for this is our focus on new sensor technology, " says Anders Carp.– It can be used partly to watch space debris-which can be a threat to satellites and, secondly, in the military underrättelsesammanhang.
OUKITEL as a brand is well known for producing smartphones heavily relying on the big battery capacity as the main selling point, but they are aware, that you need to supplement it with a big display and solid performance too to be successful.And their mid-year sales can offer their phone models fitting into that category.So let’s check it out in detail.The mid-year sales event is starting today on the Banggood e-shop and you can find five shiny OUKITEL models showcased there.First contender will be the fresh new WP5000 released in April, which shows off the tri-proof IP68 skills, 5200 mAh battery, 6GB RAM and Helio P25 processor.From the famous “K” lineup we have K10 and K6 flagship models, both running Helio P23 processor, 6GB RAM + 64 GB of internal storage, 6-inch 18:9 FHD display, NFC, face ID unlock and 4 cameras.
In a highly anticipated hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, lawmakers questioned Christopher Wylie, a former research director for the shadowy political data firm Cambridge Analytica, about the company's history of privacy violations, its contacts with Russia, and its work with Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.In preparation for his testimony, Wylie sent the committee a 71-point list of concerns he has about Cambridge Analytica's work and evidence he has to back up those concerns, including a lengthy section on Russia.According to Wylie, former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix once sent the Russian oil juggernaut Lukoil, which is sanctioned by the United States government, a white paper laying out all of the data Cambridge Analytica had on Americans.If Nix was so freely sharing this information with Russian companies, wondered senator Dianne Feinstein, might it have also shared information with Russian operatives at the Internet Research Agency, which conducted a propaganda campaign online?While Cambridge Analytica received much of the focus at Wednesday's hearing, Facebook spent some time in the spotlight as well.Senator Amy Klobuchar asked if Wylie knew whether the data Cambridge Analytica amassed was concentrated in any particular states.
Last month, biffade Volvo to its advertised elektrifieringsstrategi further by going out with that up to half of global sales by the year 2025 will consist of cars with pure electric drive.Now make out the manufacturer ready for next year's launch of the new S60 and sedanmodellen will be the first Volvo in many years that does not have a diesel engine as options.the S60 will initially be offered with a range of four-cylinder petrol engines from the Drive-E family, as well as two plug-in hybrids with gasoline engines.Next year will also mildhybrid versions of the model.– Our future is electric, and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines.We will phase out the cars that only have an internal combustion engine – against bensinhybrid versions of a övergångsalternativ as we move towards a full-scale electrification.
Hong Kong has one of the worst housing crises in the world, and has been ranked the least affordable city for housing for the last eight years.Hong Kong architect James Law has designed a low-cost solution to the problem: stackable, retro-fitted water pipe "tube homes" called "O-Pods" that could be rented cheaply to young people.Hong Kong has one of the worst housing crises in the world, with property prices so high that a single parking spot sold for $664,000 last year and all but the wealthiest are stuck renting tiny apartments with an ever-proliferating range of colorful names: micro-flats, nano apartments, coffin apartments, and cage homes.It's gotten so bad that the city has been ranked the least affordable city for housing in the world for eight years running, according to the Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.Law designed and built the prototype for the O-Pod in less than a month."The big dream of mine is not necessarily me doing it, but a global community of people who share the same values using this as an open source design to share around the world," Law said.
The UK and large parts of northern Europe could become windier if global temperatures reach 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study.The results suggest that wind could be a more important source of energy generation than previously thought, with stronger winds across the UK.The research team concludes there could be a 10% increase in UK onshore wind energy generation, which would be sufficient to power the equivalent of an extra 700,000 homes every year based on current installed capacity.The results are relevant for decisions about future investment in onshore wind farms.This study did not consider offshore wind energy generation potential.But the biggest increases in wind could be seen in the UK - along with marked seasonal shifts in wind.
Wear OS by Google, the wearable platform formerly known as Android Wear, is based on Android and, therefore, technically and legally open source.That is especially frustrating for smartwatch believers, especially when their wearables get abandoned and outdated.Now they might have a choice with the first stable release of AsteroidOS, a completely open source operating system designed not just to run on Wear OS smartwatches but also to give the community a hand in its development.AsteroidOS was conceptualized nearly four years ago, says its creator, but only entered its first alpha in late 2016.A year and a half later, the open source alternative to Android Wear/Wear OS is finally fit for mass consumption.That is, if you’re willing to take the steps to install it on your smartwatch.
If you were wondering, “Hey, scientists have done a lot recently, but when are they going to transplant memories like in Westworld?”—we’ve got good news.The University of California, Los Angeles researchers gave slight electric shocks bunch of donor slugs, which made those slugs more skittish about being touched.They then transplanted genetic material from those slugs into slugs that had never been shocked.This changed the behaviour of the recipient slugs as well: They contracted their siphons in response to a touch for longer periods of time than slugs that had received transplanted genetic material from unshocked donors.The team hopes to one day figure out exactly how our brains physically store memories.Some scientists think that the body stores long-term memories by structural changes in the synapses, the connections between brain cells, according to the new paper published in eNeuro.
The Elephone P8 is a device not too many people will be acquainted with as it was launched very quietly some months back.Nonetheless, the smartphone still packs some quite good hardware even for nowadays standards, including 6GB of RAM and a 21MP rear camera.The P8 even got much more affordable now at less than $200, more precisely $172.99, so let’s recap its selling points for those who might be interested in getting one.The Elephone P8 comes with four main features:A powerful and efficient Mediatek Helio P25 Processor and 6GB of RAM.A really high res 21-megapixel main camera and 16-megapixel selfie sensor up front.
Nvidia has just announced that GeForce cards are back in stock in a major way, at the manufacturer’s recommended price to boot.This is welcome news after months of graphics cards being thin on the ground thanks to demand from cryptocurrency miners, with sky-high prices for those GPUs which were on sale.The company sent out several tweets to let folks know about this (as spotted by VentureBeat), including one showing an empty shelf in a store being filled with GeForce graphics cards, and another depicting a huge cargo ship laden with containers of GPUs.Yep, that’s quite the supply run indeed.For example, if you want a GeForce GTX 1070, you can bag one direct from the GPU manufacturer for $449; it’ll ship immediately, and there’s a limit of two per customer (as you can imagine).For the GTX 1080, you can order the Founders Edition for $549, although in this case it’ll take a week to ship, according to Nvidia’s website.
But if given free rein, some worry, these quadcopter capitalists might darken the sky with their machines, deafen us with their buzzing, and shower debris on those below when they inevitably collide.To avoid an aerial apocalypse, the FAA has so far taken a restrictive approach to drones.It limits commercial operation by requiring permits and imposing restrictions like banning beyond-line-of-sight flights and nighttime operations.The FAA is already inundated with requests to operate outside those restrictions, which it sifts through on a case-by-case basis, sometimes taking months to give the thumbs up.But while it prioritizes safety, the agency does want to help drones take off.That’s why today, in a widely welcomed move, the FAA announced it is granting a much greater degree of freedom to 10 drone programs around the country in what it’s calling an Integration Pilot Program.
Two types of sunscreen were banned from sale in Hawaii in a State Senate action this week.Those sunscreens and sunblocks (whatever you’d like to call them) with oxybenzone and octinoxate were banned after enactment by the legislature of the state of Hawaii.According to the bill for the act, these chemicals kill coral – and you know what happens when all the coral dies, right?“Oxybenzone and octinoxate cause mortality in developing coral; increase coral bleaching that indicates extreme stress, even at temperatures below 87.8 degrees Fahrenheit; and cause genetic damage to coral and other marine organisms.” The bill for Hawaii senate state act 2571 also included word that these chemicals “also induce deformities in the embryonic development of fish, sea urchins, coral, and shrimp and induce neurological behavioral changes in fish that threaten the continuity of fish populations.”Man, you’re deforming the fish.At that time, the following goes into effect:
Google will soon launch a new feature that they call Smart Composer.It works so that you begin to write an email and then fills the Smart Composer in the relevant information automatically.Gmail users have to wait a couple of weeks on the function and the G Suit-customers will get it within a few months.
In a bid to promote its work for the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) in Singapore, Japanese construction firm Taisei Corporation has released an animated video.The video is based on a character named Ayano, a Japanese engineer, who leaves Japan and goes to Singapore to work on the a new MRT (subway) station on the TEL.The two-minute video also shows the lifelikeness of the iconic Marina Bay area.It is directed by Makoto Shinkai, who rose to fame for his work on ‘Your Name', which was the fifth highest-grossing non-English film worldwide in 2016 and won awards at the 60th BFI London Film Festival.Previously, an episode of a Japanese anime show called ‘A Place Further Than The Universe’, also featured several tourist attractions and iconic landmarks of Singapore in their lifelikeness.Thomson-East Coast Line by Taisei Corporation
In this new animation, released on May the 4th (naturally), Luke and Leia are summoned by their dear Ewok friends, who need help with some traps.The ghost of Darth Vader?This short is a blast, both for the chance to see Luke and Leia team up shortly after finding out about their sibling connection and for a brief but wonderful opportunity to see Leia use a lightsaber.Ah, what could have been...
Can companies handling user data be forced to give up information on people in the US through regulations in the UK?That's the question being tested by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which has demanded that Cambridge Analytica agent SCL Elections Limited hand over everything it has on file for American professor David Carroll.Carroll requested his data back in September 2017, before the most recent Facebook controversy, but wasn't happy with what he got back.That's when he contacted the ICO to see if he would have better luck going through UK channels.The ICO has sided with Carroll and now wants to see everything Cambridge Analytica holds on him.The case may only cover one person – but if Carroll gets his way, that means up to 240 million other US users could demand to see the personal information Cambridge Analytica has been storing through the UK's legal process, The Guardian reports.