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  • Scientists designed a unique device with the capacity to incorporate more than 34,000 nanoholes randomly distributed in its surface
  • Highly secured virtual information is stored in the nanoholes; they can only be retrieved at a particular distance when a proper polarized illumination is employed
  • The technology "could open up a new optic avenue for unparalleled security at nanoscale precision"
  • ISIS and other organizations use Twitter to organize and inspire people within the US
  • Users first follow an ISIS or ISIL feed, then they move to direct messaging which is not encrypted
  • FBI says combating social media is "clearly not enough" but the FBI "isn't in the messaging business"
  • "With the leading desktop 3-D printer, for $2,889, you can produce plastic prototypes; with the new small-scale milling machine from Othermill ($2,199) you can make things out of everything from aluminum to walnut."
  • Milling machines, which subtract material, are gaining popularity as 3D printing (additive manufacturing) faces challenges with vast majority of growth in 2 fields: medicine and aerospace
  • Confluent powers Netflix, Uber, Cisco, LinkedIn, etc with a continuous data stream that saves valuable time for users
  • The founders started at LInkedIn; they're looking to share the technology to change how companies think about their data but are challenged by building a major business around the free techonology
  • Urban areas have a 68% electrification rate; rural areas, 26%
  • Ghana has highest rates of electrification in sub-saharan Africa but has ongoing power cuts; Nigeria is struggling with fuel shortages
  • Lack of reliable power is affecting entrepreneurs and investors in the region
  • Currently using Bluetooth (later in-car WiFi), the operator can drive remotely from up to 10 meters away
  • Jaguar is also using pothole detection tech to adjust suspension for oncoming potholes and share to cloud to warn other vehicles on the route
  • App lets users control steering, acceleration, brakes and gearing with a max speed of 4mph
  • "The amount of solar power produced in California rose from 769 gigawatt hours in 2010 to 9,891 gigawatt hours in 2014, which was more than the total electricity produced by the Netherlands that year."
  • "In 2008, it was one of the first states to mandate that utilities get a set amount of electricity (33 percent by 2020) from sources such as solar and wind power."
  • "In 2001, the school moved into a 10,000 square-foot building in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood and a year later reached its capacity, four years ahead of growth projections."
  • There are 1.2 million homeless public school children in the U.S. — "the highest ever on record, according to the National Center for Homeless Education. Thirty percent of them live in California."
  • "A group of Muslim organizations in the US have launched an online campaign to raise funds to help rebuild the eight black churches that burned down in Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and Georgia."
  • “We want for others what we want for ourselves: the right to worship without intimidation, the right to safety, and the right to property.”
  • "50% of Diapers.com purchases were made on a mobile device," sparked by same-day delivery for busy moms. "That’s up from about 25% of purchases from the site in 2013."
  • "Some 75 percent of mobile shopping takes place over wifi networks rather than data networks."
  • "Smartphone use is going up as tablet use is going down."
  • "The BBC describes the 4cm by 5cm (1.6in by 2in) device and an associated Make It Digital campaign as its "most ambitious education initiative" since the release of the BBC Microcomputer System in the 1980s."
  • ""As the Micro Bit is able to connect to everything from mobile phones to plant pots and Raspberry Pis, this could be for the internet-of-things what the BBC Micro was to the British gaming industry.""
  • "The two batteries, along with the accompanying transformers and generators, have a price tag of $10 million. "
  • "From Sacramento to San Diego, California is pushing utilities to invest in dozens of costly and, in some cases, highly experimental projects designed to store massive amounts of electricity."
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