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Many innovators are more entrepreneurial than they are practical. Consider Steve Jobs, the man who laid the groundwork for the world’s first trillion-dollar company. When he started Apple out of a garage in the late 70s, he had a dream and a loose concept of a home computer. It took Steve Wozniak’s technical skills to bring it to life. Without those skills, it’s possible the world may never have heard of Apple. Instead, Steve Jobs would have found himself stymied
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Startups are under a great deal of pressure. Investors want to get new products to market as fast as possible, while founders want to ensure products are high in quality before they reach the market. Often, these two goals are at odds—is it even possible to get a product to market quickly without sacrificing quality? The short answer is: yes, it is possible. Startups that use rapid prototyping methodology can refine a product’s design in a fraction of the time.
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Over the last year, a team of autonomous ocean robots has successfully traveled under an ice sheet and returned to report long-term observations, the University of Washington (UW) has announced. A partnership between a number of entities including the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, the UW Applied Physics Laboratory, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, the Korean Polar Research Institute and Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the robotic mission has traveled under the ice shelf 18 times,
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A recent study on the validity of Sawbones' latest simulator, FioNATM , published in the Journal of Diagnostic Cytopathology concludes: "A realistic simulation model, in combination with a standardized training program with formal assessment methods is a valuable tool to teach FNA. We here describe a process for teaching the FNA procedure to interested educators and learners." Read the full article.
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Crown Castle, the nation’s  largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure, has installed their first Super Shroud in Modesto, CA.
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