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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

CalWave's xWave generator after 10 months of fully submerged open-ocean testingCalWaveCalWave has been working on its xWave clean power technology for many years now, and has announced the successful conclusion of an extended open-ocean test off the coast of San Diego, in which the device demonstrated over 99% system uptime.

Wave energy is one of the less common renewable energy sources, and while there are many wave energy projects under development, the industry itself can be considered more or less embryonic at this stage. There's some promise in it; as CalWave points out, "ocean waves are 20-60 times more energy-dense, predictable and consistent compared to other forms of renewable energy."

Image: CalWave's xWave generator after 10 months of fully submerged open-ocean testingCalWave

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Cellphone in hand with 5g on display 2022 08 01 05 14 16 utcWhat is 5G? 5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks. Up to 100 times faster than 4G, 5G is creating never-before-seen opportunities for people and businesses.

Faster connectivity speeds, ultra-low latency and greater bandwidth is advancing societies, transforming industries and dramatically enhancing day-to-day experiences. Services that we used to see as futuristic, such as e-health, connected vehicles and traffic systems and advanced mobile cloud gaming have arrived.

 

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Nvidia's Cambridge-1 is expected to come online before the end of the year as the most powerful supercomputer in the U.K. and the 29th fastest in the world. GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca are slated as the first to receive access. (Nvidia)Through a new partnership with GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and the U.K.’s National Health Service, the chip maker Nvidia plans to build Great Britain’s most powerful supercomputer—and dedicate its use to artificial intelligence research in healthcare.

Dubbed Cambridge-1, the machine is designed to deliver 400 petaflops of performance, or 400 quadrillion floating-point calculations per second.

Image: Nvidia's Cambridge-1 is expected to come online before the end of the year as the most powerful supercomputer in the U.K. and the 29th fastest in the world. GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca are slated as the first to receive access. (Nvidia)

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BlueWalker 3's massive array when fully unfolded.
AST SpaceMobileA Texas company is set to launch a satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 this month that will unfold a huge array in low-Earth orbit designed to provide a cellular broadband signal that mobile phones will connect to directly.

AST SpaceMobile will send its BlueWalker 3 test satellite to space on a mission from Cape Canaveral that will also launch another batch of Elon Musk's Starlink broadband satellites to orbit.

Image: BlueWalker 3's massive array when fully unfolded. AST SpaceMobile

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Rear view of man walking along a path lined with t 2022 03 04 02 38 09 utcThere’s a ubiquitous crop that slurps up unsustainable quantities of water, gets doused in chemicals and fertilizers to maintain its growth—and yet doesn’t provide us with any food. This crop is cotton, and it covers 34.5 million hectares of arable farmland around the world.

Now, a team of Swedish researchers propose that if we replace a share of this crop with fibers made from the wood of fast-growing poplar trees, we could free up millions of hectares of cotton land for growing food instead.

 

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Start Up Doodle IllustrationThe devastating toll of the pandemic is all too clear on our families, our cities, our nation. But we are now beginning to see an underappreciated side of the pandemic: a coast-to-coast surge in American ingenuity, drive and determination.

Even as the pandemic damaged or even destroyed many businesses, it also provided new opportunities and fostered creativity in unexpected ways. For some, it meant a recalibration of life priorities. For others, it provided the gift of time and attention to start something new or follow through on long-deferred dreams. More new businesses were created in 2020 than any other year on record, and 2021 wasn’t far behind. The one-year survival rate of those new companies topped 80% in 2021 for the first time since 1999, according to the Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship.

 

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Online distance learning asian teacher in headpho 2022 07 19 02 04 09 utcStarting a business on your own can be incredibly exciting but scary. If you are off to the wild west of entrepreneurship, it can be a good idea to be armed with a big dream, a solid plan and a partner you can count on.

However, in my experience, finding the right co-founder was even more complicated than modern-day dating. Thus, I decided to stop waiting for Mr. or Ms. Right and do it myself.

 

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Businessman drinking coffee 2022 02 02 04 49 00 utcThere’s a lot I’ve learned along the way to finding business and financial success before the age of 30. Below is the advice I would offer to today’s entrepreneurs.

Be brave.

Innovation always involves a leap into the unknown. Courage is a fundamental prerequisite for entrepreneurial success. This includes a willingness to swim against the tide, communicate clearly at all levels, and to discuss, criticize and inform. However, it’s precisely the unwillingness to leave your comfort zone that causes many young entrepreneurs to fail.

 

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Engineers at MIT and NREL have developed a heat engine with no moving parts that is as efficient as a steam turbine. (CREDIT: Felice Frankel)Engineers at MIT and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have designed a heat engine with no moving parts. Their new demonstrations show that it converts heat to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — a performance better than that of traditional steam turbines.

Image: Engineers at MIT and NREL have developed a heat engine with no moving parts that is as efficient as a steam turbine. (CREDIT: Felice Frankel)

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'Belief is a rare trait because it often defies logic and it can't be taught at schools or in online courses,' said Vineeta Singh, CEO, SUGAR Cosmetics.Vineeta Singh, Sugar cosmetics co-founder and CEO, famed for her appearance as a judge on the show Shark Tank India has shared exactly what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur. The Shark Tank India judge on Wednesday took to Twitter to share the mindset that is needed for those willing to leave their cushy corporate jobs and wish to launch their own startups.

Image: 'Belief is a rare trait because it often defies logic and it can't be taught at schools or in online courses,' said Vineeta Singh, CEO, SUGAR Cosmetics.

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