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New Gen Y Shopping Preferences Revealed

Despite being far more tech-savvy than previous generations, Generation Y, the 80-million strong cohort of Americans between the ages of 18 and 35, has not forsaken shopping in stores for online purchasing — as long as retailers keep their offerings “fresh” and interesting, says a new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The report […]

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Health movement spurs food makers to innovate

Food and beverage manufacturers today are capitalizing on natural trends in their search for innovation opportunities. We know food prices are increasing, but so are the number of health-conscious Americans. In a food industry increasingly competing for farmers market consumers, the buzz words on store shelves these days are raw, organic and GM-Free. Some of […]

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Finger scanners get schooled!

  High tech scanners are helping students get through cafeteria lines faster in many schools throughout the nation this fall, and that’s a big help for those districts where overcrowding is a challenge. Did you know that the United States Department of Agriculture requires students to have a “seat time” of 20 minutes for lunch? […]

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FDA Approves Digital Pill

Could new medical technology help people with chronic pain get consistent relief? That’s what manufacturer Proteus Digital Health, Inc is hoping. The company is moving forward with its ingestible sensor for marketing as a medical device, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light earlier this month. I am thinking it […]

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Nature can show us how to move forward!

The exploration of nature and its processes to yield innovative solutions to complex problems is an interesting and novel approach that companies are starting to use as another way to “think outside the box” to identify business opportunities. As those of you who follow my articles know, I’m very intrigued with the idea of using […]

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Paradise finding ways to be more green

I recently spent some time on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It is a beautiful island of diverse landscapes, very friendly people, and laid-back attitudes. However, when it comes to energy and efficiency innovation, Hawaii is moving rather quickly to create and commercialize clean energy sources. The island already leverages high levels of solar and […]

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Ford’s new Keyless Entry logs you in and out of social media

Imagine what would happen if your mere presence near your computer automatically triggered logging in to your Google, Facebook and Twitter accounts? Check out this new app that works with your mobile phone to fire up your computer’s social accounts whenever you are near. While the app is for desktop or laptop use, it was […]

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Patches offer possible option to taking pills

Transdermal patches were approved by the FDA and first marketed in the early 1980s. They have advanced significantly since then and are now available to treat a limited variety of conditions. Most of the patches work in the same general way: Medicine is applied to the adhesive side of a patch that is placed on […]

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Urban farms: anyone can connect food with need!

I was surprised to discover how easy it is to create urban farms in areas where people most need inexpensive, fresh food. Urban-farming is really taking off in cities such as Detroit and Cleveland. Check out this article from Fast Company, on how cities can transform disused land into tomorrow’s (healthy) dinner: 4 Tips For […]

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Arlington National Cemetery Going High Tech

Do you know anyone with friends or relatives buried at Arlington? Now the cemetery will soon become the first to use geospatial mapping technology to replace old paper records. Visitors can log in and visit their loved ones and find complete information. Check out the story from NBC News: It is solemn and reverent ground. […]

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