Researchers in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have developed technology that can generate such a map, which has the potential to significantly increase the amount of oil extracted from reservoirs
The ability to provide universal broadband Internet access while fostering competition and innovation should be a cornerstone of the nation’s telecommunications policy over the next four years, according to a new report announced today by the New America Foundation.
The digital hospital is no longer a dream: It is now an achievable goal at the Annecy Regional Hospital Center (CHRA). With 979 beds, the CHRA is the largest hospital in the Haute-Savoie department in the French Alps.
This updated IBM Institute for Business Value study shows that insurers in the Americas, like their European counterparts, suffer from a lack of consumer trust and that heightened transparency, service and flexibility will be necessary to reach the customer of the future.
Bank of America opened up shop on Twitter last week. “We are now listening and responding to customers on Twitter. We are entering a new territory. A place that is not familiar to many in financial services—but a place with tremendous opportunity.”
“Political prediction markets — in which participants buy and sell “contracts” based on who they think will win an election — accurately predicted Barack Obama’s 2008 victory. Now Northwestern University researchers have determined that these markets behave similar to financial markets, except when traders’ partisan feelings get in the way.”—Predicting politics: Professors model prediction markets
Why Your Next-Gen Smartphone Will Do Proper Augmented Reality
Lastminute.com has launched an app for the T-Mobile G1 that does a pretty amazing job of creating an “augmented reality” interface on a cellphone. But, amazing as it is, it’s just a flavor of what next-gen cellphones will deliver as augmented reality displays—true sci-fi stuff is coming sooner than you think. (via Fast Company, Posted by Blackberry Curve)