Nanotechnology May Be Worth the Wait


University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers have developed a formula for creating a nearly perfect compound semiconductor that could lead to more efficient photovoltaics, safe and high-resolution biological imaging… Read More

First Solar Seeks New Opportunities


First Solar, the largest solar-panel maker in the U.S., has announced plans to seek deals with industrial sites and warehouses to increase sales. CEO Jim Hughes spoke at an analyst… Read More

4 Must-Have iPad Apps for Independent Consultants


Zintro is one of the most valuable tools available to independent consultants because it provides access to relevant projects. However, as an independent consultant, it’s your responsibility to stay on… Read More

Extended Battery Lifetime for Bluetooth Smart Radios

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Imec, Host Centre and Wicentric recently introduced their integrated ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart radio solution for a range of smart applications. They claim the power consumption is up to five… Read More

Are Driverless Cars Inevitable?


There have been several stories about self-driving cars in the news recently. Nissan announced it will sell a driverless car by 2020 and HIS forecast several models will be available… Read More

The Rising Popularity of Bitcoin


Bitcoin is a virtual currency used for online payments. According to Bitcoincharts there are about 12.2 million Bitcoins in circulation. Instead of using tokens or digital notes, people pay for… Read More

Can Gas Tank Sensors Save Energy?


A $25 sensor will be installed in some modern automobiles which will improve fuel efficiency and lower pollution rates. The sensor will signal the engine how to react based on… Read More

FAA to Test Drones in Six States


International sales of civilian and military drones are expected to reach $89 million over the next decade. Civilian unmanned aircraft (UAV) in the U.S. is a new venture and the… Read More

The Difference in Apple’s Approach to Supply Chain Management


According to Apple’s fiscal 2014 capital-expenditure forecast, the company is spending billions of dollars on designing and inventing cutting-edge technology that aids in its manufacturing process. Apple CEO Tim Cook… Read More

World View Offers Suborbital Balloon Rides


Startup Worldview Enterprises in Tucson, Arizona, plans to offer commercial suborbital balloon rides to reach heights of 19 miles. Although outer space is generally considered to be beyond 62 miles,… Read More

Project of the Week: Power Conversion Startup on CEO Search Offers $20k for Placement

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Know any good start-up CEO candidates? One of Zintro’s faithful inquirers in the venture banking space has launched a sort of crowd-sourced CEO search for a hot portfolio company of… Read More

How Should Microsoft Proceed After Ballmer’s Departure


In late August, Microsoft’s chief executive officer, Steve Ballmer declared his intention to retire in the near future. Last Thursday, Ballmer made his final appearance in front of the company… Read More

Why Google Has Been Blocking Microsoft’s YouTube App


Due to a disagreement between the two companies, Google blocked the YouTube app for Windows Phone again, upon Microsoft’s relaunch of the non-HTML5 version last week. Google had disabled the… Read More

Automated Garages Could Solve Parking Problems


German automated system designer, Paul Stolzer created an automated garage, which parks and returns cars in just a few minutes. The system optimizes the required space with pallets moving vertically… Read More

Recognizing The Long-Term Contributions Henrietta Lacks Made To Medical Research

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For more than half a century, Henrietta Lacks’ cancer cells have been used for worldwide biomedical research. After her death at age 31 in 1951, HeLa cells have been a… Read More

MixBit Will Change The Way We Create Videos


YouTube founders, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen will soon be launching MixBit, their new video creation app. With the help of this new app and the platform, users can… Read More