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  • Nearly 500 U.S. companies that have moved to or expanded in downtowns and walkable neighborhoods over the past five years
  • New locations are more walkable and transit-accessible to attract talented workers, support creative collaboration and be closer to customers
  • The trend "brings hope for repair" of the environmental damange caused by urban sprawl of 1990s
  • TI has a market capitalization of $56 billion; it was the first global technology company to establish presence in India in 1985
  • Indian entrepreneurs say TI taught them innovation and thinking ahead of the curve
  • TI says, “The number of patents filed in the US by our engineers in India is perhaps the highest from any technology company in the country.”
  • For females age 15 to 19, the #1 cause of death has changed from maternal mortality to "self-harm"
  • However, this doesn't reflect an increase in suicide but rather a drop in maternal mortality, which has declined by almost 50% from 1990-2013
  • In an effort to raise €1.6bn by their deadline, Greece launched a campaign on IndieGoGo
  • Members of the public to make donations of as little as €3, in return for saving Greece and a postcard from the prime minister
  • The campaign raised more than €20,000 in its first day, with 7 days left
  • "This stretch, near the new town of Quay Valley along Interstate-5 midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is estimated to cost $100 million and could start carrying passengers in 2018 after extensive safety testing."
  • “We look at it as a metro system,” says Dirk Ahlborn, head of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies or HTT, which is building the California project. Ahlborn envisions a network in the United States and elsewhere; calling trains a “dinosaur industry” and high-speed rail too expensive.
  • "New research shows that artificial intelligence can use trial and error to finish a job even when a robot's body is damaged."
  • "Machines can change their behavior to adapt to being broken—they can learn and iterate based on self-reflection like animals."
  • "As the robot tests alternative movements, it continuously updates it database of options—having used a computer simulation of itself" to create a map.
  • "Green spaces can actually boost cognitive outcomes in children—in part by protecting their brains from air pollutants" a new study suggests.
  • "Children who had more vegetation around their schools showed more progress in working memory and attention over the course of a year." This held true "even after the authors controlled for socioeconomic status."
  • "Only 2% of wild bee species are responsible for pollinating nearly 80% of crops in North America and Europe—and within that 2%, few are actually threatened."
  • Researchers " found that many bee species DID decline with increasing agricultural intensification—just the more common bee species that pollinate many crops did not decline.”
  • "Amazon has introduced one-hour delivery on over 10,000 items to Prime Members in the UK."
  • "Users can order a variety of goods, including food, drink and home essentials to their addresses and have them delivered in less than 60 minutes."
  • "One hour delivery costs £7, whereas delivery within two hours is free. "
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