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  • If You Use Public Transit When You're Young, You're Less Likely To Drive Later

    Spending time with good public transit as young adults teaches people to use it later in life, even if they move to a place where it doesn't work very well.

    Spending time with good public transit as young adults teaches people to use it later in life, even if they move to a place where it doesn't work very well.

    If you live in New York City in your twenties, taking the subway to work every day, and then move to, say, suburban Silicon Valley?where 74% of commuters drive to work alone?you'll be a little more likely to walk or take public transit than your Californian coworkers.

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  • Bluetooth Trackers And The Race To Help You Find Your Stuff

    Companies like TrackR and Tile are battling to build networks where nothing gets lost.

    Companies like TrackR and Tile are battling to build networks where nothing gets lost.

    Over coffee in downtown Cincinnati, TrackR president and cofounder Christian Smith pulls out a Cross pen that seems heftier than usual. Besides ink, it also houses a battery and Bluetooth chip that can communicate with smartphones, which helps prevent the $250 writing implement from getting lost.

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  • Large-Scale Energy Storage Is The (Virtual) Power Plant Of The Future

    Energy storage startup Stem is building out the battery network that we need to store all the renewable energy produced during the day, so we can power our homes at night without burning fossil fuels.

    Energy storage startup Stem is building out the battery network that we need to store all the renewable energy produced during the day, so we can power our homes at night without burning fossil fuels.

    When utilities worry about meeting energy demand, they normally build more power plants and distribution networks. But when New York City's utility, Con Edison, projected a power shortfall in the Brooklyn-Queens network back in 2014, it decided to take another tack.

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  • Chris Berka's Lifelong Quest To Make Consciousness Visible

    Her company, Advanced Brain Monitoring, has demonstrated it can use EEG to help train snipers, detect sleep apnea, a potentially build better teams.

    Her company, Advanced Brain Monitoring, has demonstrated it can use EEG to help train snipers, detect sleep apnea, a potentially build better teams.

    The first time Chris Berka watched her brainwaves changing in front of her, it transformed her life.

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  • This Groundbreaking Amphibious Prosthetic Leg Is Actually An Ad For Healthcare

    How Northwell and agency JWT New York focused on creating a brand act over a brand ad, and ended up with innovation that helps people.

    How Northwell and agency JWT New York focused on creating a brand act over a brand ad, and ended up with innovation that helps people.

    Two weeks ago, a story in The New York Times introduced us to Dan Lasko, a 34-year-old Afghanistan war veteran, as he first got in the pool to test The Fin, a first of its kind custom-fitted 3D-printed prosthetic leg created for amputees to go straight from land into the water and back. Lasko's goal was to swim with his kids, without the hassle or challenge of hopping around a pool deck on one leg. For him, this piece of 3D engineering was going to be a life changer.

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