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  • Techstars, Qualcomm spin up a robotics startup accelerator

    15 October 2014, 3:15 pm by: signebrewster

    Around 10 companies will spend four months in the program, which begins in May. Qualcomm plans to distribute $10 million in funding among the startups.
  • This 2D material generates electricity from movement, and someday it could be woven into our clothes

    15 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: signebrewster

    Some substances just an atom thick have been theorized to create energy when pushed and pulled. A research team found that to be true for molybdenum disulfide, which is both flexible…
  • Pre-orders start for Keecker, an egg-shaped robot that packs a party

    14 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Kif Leswing

    A French team has put together a robot that's equal parts entertainment center and internet of things hub. Keecker is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter.
  • Bionym begins shipping its heart rhythm-based password band to developers

    14 October 2014, 8:00 am by: signebrewster

    A day is nearing where you will be able to open a door or access your laptop based on your unique heart rhythm. Bionym, maker of the Nymi wristband, began shipping…
  • Ecovent scores $2.2M for connected home comfort at the room level

    14 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Home heating and cooling has become downright sexy thanks in part to the success of the Nest thermostat. A Cambridge, Mass. startup hopes to keep pushing HVAC further.
  • Even for investors with cleantech home runs like Tesla, digital energy is more attractive these days

    13 October 2014, 3:47 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Even if science is cool these days in the Valley, there'll be no cleantech bubble 2.0.
  • As another flu season approaches, health tech will play an educational role

    12 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

    From personal apps to big data mining and real-time interactive maps of outbreaks, the effort to revolutionize the public’s understanding of influenza has been extremely tech-driven.
  • Gaia Mission versus Star Trek: The data challenge

    11 October 2014, 1:30 pm by: Guest Column

    To gather precise data on more than a billion stars and other phenomena in our galaxy requires some intense data collection equipment and processing tools.
  • You can travel the stars with this 3D printed telescope and a Lumia 1020 phone

    10 October 2014, 9:10 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Interested in astrophotography and want to help crowdsourced amateur astronomy? Check out the Ultrascope, a 3D printed telescope that acts your own personal observatory and captures celestial imagery with a 41…
  • Harvest Automation is planning its first robot that will work outside of agriculture

    10 October 2014, 9:00 am by: signebrewster

    Harvest Automation's robots are excellent at picking up and moving plants. Its next robot will apply the same skills to warehouses and e-commerce, where there are plenty of other goods waiting…

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