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Science history: the invention of the Linotype machine

In the mid-1400s, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg began producing books on his new printing press, using moveable cast metal type, and the world changed. Within a decade or so of Gutenberg’s …
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In annual letter, Jeff Bezos says Amazon is an ‘invention machine’ defined by failure

Amazon’s culture has been in the media spotlight since last summer, when The New York Times published a widely read article about the company’s “bruising” workplace environment. Jeff Bezos addressed that reputation, indirectly, in his annual …
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This Invention Is Either an Urban Farm or a Very Temperamental Time Machine

Brooklyn-based design studio created this prototype for Urban Farm Pod, and it’s either a super weird urban farm, or a super standard time machine that malfunctions and sends you 1,000 years into the past instead of 1,000 years into the future, or sends …
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Students devise machine to smell out toxic gases

Komal said their invention can replace huge filters presently being used by the Pollution Control Board, which takes two to three days to detect minute quantities of harmful gases. He claimed their nano material technology performs the process in 20 seconds.
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Invention Machine Makes Decisions Mobile and Across More Languages for Global Product Development Teams – NBCNews.com

BOSTON, MA — Invention Machine (recently acquired by IHS (NYSE: IHS)), the leader in semantic technology that unlocks decisions in data, today announced the latest release of Goldfire®, the optimal decision engine. The Goldfire 7.5 release …
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In a Big Network of Computers, Evidence of Machine Learning (John Markoff/New York Times)

John Markoff / New York Times:
In a Big Network of Computers, Evidence of Machine Learning  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Inside Google’s secretive X laboratory, known for inventing self-driving cars and augmented reality glasses, a small group of researchers began working several years ago on a simulation of the human brain.

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