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  • Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last year but was developing Windows 10
  • Windows 10 breaks up operating system components so that separate parts can be updated independently
  • Microsoft has hinted at continuing to update Windows as a service, updating regularly
  • They make them from hulls of coffee beans, creating filaments to 3D print the cup
  • They use many agricultural materials to create residuals and renewable plastic; from flax fiber, to soybean hull, to sugar beet pulp
  • They were awarded biggest APUC grant in the state's history
  • Companies 3Dom USA and c2renew also created bio-based filament made from plant sugars converted into lactic acid
  • Sourcing from local suppliers, they use fibers from agricultural waste
  • Their goal is to move 3D printing towards sustainability without sacrificing quality
  • DARPA created reversible adhesive fabric that allows one to scale walls vertically without ropes or ladders
  • Designed for soldiers in urban environments, the climbing paddles have adhesive pads with material that mimics gecko feet
  • Demoed in 2012, it's now been tested successfully with a man scaling glass
  • GenCyber camps for kids across US teach how to hack and intercept wireless communications
  • Now 2 years old, there are 43 camps total with approx 1400 students; NSA plans to have 200 camps in all states by 2020
  • NSA wants to help kids "better prepare for careers in the surveillance state"
  • Goal is to adopt open educational resources for 75 most popular higher-ed courses in the US.
  • A new textbook and homework platform for a college-level Algebra course typically costs $150; with Lumen Learning, it's $10
  • California passed a bill in 2012 to create 50 digital textbooks for courses
  • Trend in female comedy is toward boundary pushing jokes
  • Male comics move away from vulgarity and toward non-threatening charm
  • Change in content points toward shift in demographics
  • Neurobiologist and designer team up to create wetsuits for surfers and SCUBA divers
  • Pattern similar to Lionfish may deter sharks
  • So far untested with humans, but effective with non-human bait
  • Learning-games market to grow $2.3 billion by 2017
  • Kinect study finds games that support physical observation in the real world are 5x more effective than screen only versions
  • Goal is to create more mixed reality platforms connecting virtual and physical worlds
  • Device is durable enough to play and record while being stretched
  • Made from the alloy liquid metal Galinstan, with more mechanical stability than other similar devices
  • Could be used to sense biological signals, in hearing aids, and notification of information via sound
  • Surpassing it’s $150,000 Kickstarter Goal, Spherical offers the device for $1300-1400
  • Google’s new Jump Rig which requires 16 GoPros costs $5000-6000
  • Improvements and cost offer "an intriguing and more accessible way into the technology”
  • Study finds polar bears can’t decrease metabolism in summer like in winter
  • If they can’t hunt on sea ice over the summer, polar bear populations will decrease
  • Only way to stop polar bear decline is reverse sea ice loss
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