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Space Force – the 6th (and Newest) Military Branch

Space Force – the 6th (and Newest) Military Branch

President Donald Trump appeared to sign an executive order directing the Pentagon to create a new ”Space Force,” a move that could radically transform the U.S. military by pulling space functions variously owned by the Air Force, Navy and other military branches into...

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Scientists find a second ‘brain’ in the gut.

Humans can eat an astounding variety of foods, allowing humans to survive — and thrive — in radically different landscapes with varied diets, from the mostly-meat-and-fat meals of the Inuit people of Canada's far north, to plant-munching vegans. Ultimately, the credit...

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Why AI Won’t Overtake the World, but Is Worth Watching

You probably encounter it on a daily basis. Though you're not always aware. Your actions help it grow. Yet you rarely give it a second thought. Artificial intelligence is in your pocket. It's in your car, at the doctor's office, at your kid's school. We comb through...

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First 3D Printed Human Corneas

The first human corneas have been 3D printed by scientists at Newcastle University, UK. It means the technique could be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. As the outermost layer of the human eye, the cornea has an important role in focusing...

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Are You An Aspirational Recycler? That’s Not A Compliment

You think it ought to be recycled. You want to do the right thing. So you toss it in the recycling bin.There’s now a fancy term for that: aspirational recycler. But what if you’re wrong? The more unrecyclable stuff in a load of recyclables, the better the chance that...

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Should I become a specialist or a generalist?

When you’re trying to decide on a career path, the answer is not always obvious. Here are six helpful questions to ask yourself on the topic of whether or not to pursue a career as a generalist or as a specialist. Who are the people I really admire and enjoy working...

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Email—yes, email—is the next great media platform.

By all counts, email should already be dead. I mean, really: Everyone hates it. Few can master it. And more companies than I can count have set out to assassinate it. Just to name a few: Chatbots were supposed to kill email. So was Facebook Messenger. Project...

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Top 10 Wearable Devices

Since the 17th century we’ve been strapping bits and pieces to our bodies in pursuit of technological nirvana. Wearable technology is arguably the most exciting area of consumer technology at the moment, but its beginnings go a lot further back than you might expect....

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Cruz foam from shrimp shells could keep beaches clean

Beaches need a break from plastic and careless people. Until then, a startup in California has an idea for a bio-version of Styrofoam, made from shrimp shells. Cruz Foam, of Santa Cruz, California, had "the most unusual idea" among a list of startups pitching...

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This is What Work Will be Like for the Class of 2018

iCIMS (an applicant tracking software technology firm) found that the majority of recruiters (52%) were looking for STEM majors, yet only 24% of college seniors surveyed will be graduating with a degree in STEM. Other majors in demand include business/finance (42%),...

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The Future of Healthcare: Mobile Apps

If you’re waiting for the impact that medical apps will have on patients and society at large, then wait no longer. That future is here right now, as medical apps have already initiated a huge sea change in how patients relate to doctors, and vice versa. Source:  Read...

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Why Health Isn’t Digital

The term Digital Health is deeply branded into the forehead of health care, it's at the forefront of the conversation about reform and it's part of the shift to value-based care. A quick Google search reveals more than 7 million hits in 0.44 seconds. It’s clearly out...

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11 Wild Predictions Elon Musk has Made about the Future

Killer robots, electric jets, and living on Mars. These are just a few of the things that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the future holds.  Here's a look at some of his boldest predictions about what's to come. All forms of transport will eventually become...

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Submarine Drones – Shipwrecks – Amazing Finds

Submarine drones are exploring shipwrecks thousands of feet below the Gulf of Mexico — and what they've found is astonishing! Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are conducting an expedition to explore shipwrecks in the uncharted waters...

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Why You Should Grow a Lawn for Bees

If your landscape goal is to have the perfect lawn, who is it for? Yourself? Your neighbors? If the answer is both, perhaps you should expand your definition of neighbors and rise to a different challenge: Try growing a perfect lawn for bees. That means you’ll have to...

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8 Jobs Every Company will be Hiring for by 2020

The labor market is changing faster than you might realize. Demographic changes and technological advancements may lead to the net loss of 5 million jobs by 2020, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum. In total, the report estimates that a total...

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The Business Case for Mentoring Veterans

Earlier this week, Victoria Tucker, CEO of ZBglobal (a sponsor and mentor to MVPvets), sat down with Julie Kantor, CEO of Twomentor and contributor to the Huffington Post. The discussion? To talk about the business case for mentoring veterans. Yes - a real, honest to...

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