science

  • A Chicken In Every Pot And An Open-Source Tricorder In Every Home

    A Chicken In Every Pot And An Open-Source Tricorder In Every Home

    The world of portable, general-purpose computing is moving along two parallel paths. First, and most popularly, you have devices like smartphones, which are focused on user interaction and connectivity, but are smart enough to be the “brain” for any number of more capable devices. Then there are purpose-built devices with one or a few specific functions: a high-precision range… Read More

  • Armed With New Funding & A Global Mission, ResearchGate Adds PayPal Co-founder To Board

    Armed With New Funding & A Global Mission, ResearchGate Adds PayPal Co-founder To Board

    At the 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Benchmark Capital Partner Matt Cohler took to the stage to talk about the state of the venture capital industry. In so doing, Cohler said that he thought too many investors were becoming focused on risk mitigation, which can often deter investors from going after companies that may be building something really big, trying to change the world… Read More

  • Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends

    Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends

    As a former dog owner, I know how challenging it can be to find the best care for your four-legged-friend when going on vacation or taking a trip. While boarding dogs at kennels is an option, I always prefer to have a dog sitter at an actual home (or at my own home) take care of my pet to ensure one-on-one care. The difficulty is actually finding dog lovers who want to babysit for dogs in… Read More

  • Google Launches “Solve For X” Website, The New Home For Its Global Innovations Conference

    Google Launches “Solve For X” Website, The New Home For Its Global Innovations Conference

    Google today launched a somewhat mysterious website called “Solve for X,” which will now be the official homepage for a conference by the same name. Solve for X, according to the description provided, seems similar in format to the series of conferences from TED, but with more of a scientific focus. The invite-only gathering is designed to attract global innovators who present… Read More

  • Self-Guided Bullet Could Strike Laser-Designated Targets From A Mile Away

    Self-Guided Bullet Could Strike Laser-Designated Targets From A Mile Away

    You might remember the scene in The Hurt Locker where some soldiers are ambushed by a sniper and must do a little return sniping. That process of spotting, adjusting the sights, and altering the bullet’s ballistic trajectory bit by bit and degree by degree may soon no longer be necessary: Sandia Labs has developed a bullet with a built-in processor that guides its own flight via tiny… Read More

  • LabGuru Offers Project Management For Science People

    LabGuru Offers Project Management For Science People

    Science People AKA Scientists need project management, too. At least that’s what Macmillan, a major science publisher, thinks so they’ve created a new business unit, Digital Science to push their Basecamp-like lab products. Take, for example, their new site, LabGuru. This site offers collaborative project planning and document storage for labs, allowing science people to work… Read More

  • Science Data Sharing Site figshare Relaunches, Adds Features

    Science Data Sharing Site figshare Relaunches, Adds Features

    figshare, originally launched in January 2011, is re-launching today with some new features. figshare aims to be a repository for scientific figures, raw datasets, videos and more. The retooled service offers AWS storage, version control, and unlimited public storage capacity. All uploaded data is made available with easy-to-use citation links (and a QR code) and is licensed under… Read More

  • Science Sets Up Shop

    Science Sets Up Shop

    The LA-based Science moved into its cozy permanent space above a yoga studio in Santa Monica this week, finally giving its variety of LA-based tech talents a place to call office. Past the smell of Patchouli and the sign designating Crispin Porter Bogusky in the lobby are the second floor offices of the Science partners — former Myspace CEO Mike Jones, designer Mike Macadaan, Ryan Sit… Read More

  • Late Nite Labs Raises $1.1 Million To Bring Virtual Science Education To Campuses

    Late Nite Labs Raises $1.1 Million To Bring Virtual Science Education To Campuses

    Supplemental learning resources stand to play a significant role in the changing educational landscape. The fact of the matter is that, while we might be in a higher education bubble, colleges and universities (public institutions, especially) face a challenging economic climate, which has led to budget cutbacks across the board. This is exacerbated by the increase in student enrollment… Read More

  • Researchers See Retina Display, Raise Them A Cornea Display

    Researchers See Retina Display, Raise Them A Cornea Display

    The idea of information being presented directly to your eyes, be it by glasses, contacts, distant lasers, or brain implants, has existed for decades. But like so many sci-fi concepts, the engineering is slightly more difficult than the idea work. While we’ve seen lots of work in artificial eyes, head-mounted displays, and cortical implants, the on-eye display has remained… Read More