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Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 3 Challenge

By | Dec 31, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On December 14, 2017 NASA announced the discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth, “making our solar system tied for most number of planets around a single star,” according to NASA. The newly-discovered Kepler-90i is a sizzling hot,…

Drones

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U.S. Small Drone Registry is Back

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It’s not all that uncommon that provisions get added into more important legislation, or a rider, and this week President Trump signed National Defense Authorization Act that included new guidance for small drone hobbyists. That new guidance? It’s actually more of a revival as…

Funding

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Revolution Launches $150M Rise of the Rest Seed Fund With Dream Team of Investors

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Today Steve Case’s venture capital firm, Revolution Ventures, announced the creation of a new $150 million ‘Rise of the Rest Seed Fund’ geared at investing in startups outside of Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. There’s no question there is a lack of seed…

Culture

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How to Become a Renaissance Leader in the Startup World

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

The phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” is a common maxim for leaders spread thin by their interests. “Focus or fail” is the prevailing career advice, and leaders are repeatedly told that specialization is key to success. But is there another way…

Parenting

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The Benefits of Creating a Family Website

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This holiday season, there will be ample amount of delicious food, family and photos of all of the festivities. But after the food coma comes the challenge of keeping up with each other’s activities for the remainder of the year. With so many members…

Diversity

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Emerging Markets Need Investors to Get Over Their Blind Spots

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Anyone following the world of venture capital sees first hand that a disproportionate amount of capital is going to just a few people in a few places. Let’s put numbers on that: More than half of all venture capital in the world goes to…

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NASA Rover Has 23 Eyes, All the Better to See Mars With

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As Little Red Riding Hood entered the bedroom and saw her grandmother she said, “Ah! Grandma, what large eyes you have.” “All the better to see you with, my dear,” said the wolf. OK, this fairy tale has nothing to do with space, but…

Drones

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Drone Regulation Outlook is Good For Business, Not Consumers

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

As new technology becomes more affordable, there is often a trend of consumers and commercial users treating it like a new Wild West. More specifically, ignoring common sense. As drones can range anywhere from $20 to a few grand, that means anyone from the…

Events

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The 5 Hottest Events at TechWeek Washington D.C.

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

Washington D.C. is a hot bed for government activity and emerging startups. Between the need for innovation in the local ecosystem and the desire for politicians to make an impact on their communities, this political haven provides the perfect place for startups, founders, and…

Healthy Entrepreneur

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How a New FDA Pilot Program Will Speed Up the Health Tech Industry

By | Sep 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday its plans to launch a pilot program for nine top tech companies, allowing them to avoid a few regulations that have been slowing down the release of software and products within the health industry. In essence, they’ll be…

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NASA iTech Cycle 3 Challenge Wants Startups to Help With Space Exploration

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

NASA’s technology has been instrumental in tracking the movement of this year’s devastating hurricanes. Their Aqua satellite provides infrared data to forecasters that reveals clues about highest, coldest, strongest storms within a hurricane. In addition, their suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of detecting human heartbeats…

Books

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Why Venture Capital Misses The Big Ideas

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

For most people, “innovation” means what we invest in: Where’s the next Uber or Lyft? But there’s been very little innovation in how we find ideas. As one tangible example, most of the venture capital process today is a “one size fits all” system…

Security

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How to Protect and Monitor Your Identity After The Equifax Hack

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The Equifax breach is one for the books and has compromised 143 million consumer’s private and personal financial data. The unauthorized access occurred between mid-May and July 2017, and was discovered on July 29 – the company just announced it last week.  According to…

Social Media

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The Gap Between TV News and Online News Shrunk a Ton in Just a Year

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

Americans’ reliance on online news is catching up to their long-time favorite news source, TV. According to a new August 2017 study fresh out of the Pew Research Center, the internet is a scant seven percent of the U.S. population behind TV. Look, the…