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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.

Duke researchers have developed a gel-based cartilage substitute to relieve achy knees that’s even stronger and more durable than the real thing. Clinical trials to start next year. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)Over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, steroid injections -- some people have tried it all and are still dealing with knee pain.

Often knee pain comes from the progressive wear and tear of cartilage known as osteoarthritis, which affects nearly one in six adults -- 867 million people -- worldwide. For those who want to avoid replacing the entire knee joint, there may soon be another option that could help patients get back on their feet fast, pain-free, and stay that way.

Image: Duke researchers have developed a gel-based cartilage substitute to relieve achy knees that’s even stronger and more durable than the real thing. Clinical trials to start next year. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)

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Chatbot conversation on laptop screen app interfac 2021 12 09 19 43 39 utcChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence chatbot, has taken the internet by storm.

This tool is the latest example of AI-based tools that are augmenting the way we do business. There are many others, but natural language processing bots and generative visual AIs like DALLE•2 are advancing particularly fast.

 

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What is Freeform Apple s new whiteboard app for creatives explained DomusWith the release of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1, Apple has released Freeform, a new app for live online visual collaboration.  Freeform is based on the same “infinite canvas” concept popularized by apps such as Miro or Endless Paper, with the advantage of being an Apple native app with full integration with iCloud. The app is also fully compatible with FaceTime, to let users videocall within the app while working on the same board.

Image: Apple

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Confident scientist 2022 12 16 14 38 14 utcNuclear fusion researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have significantly advanced in developing a novel carbon-free power source.

The team utilized the biggest laser in the world to start a fusion reaction that generated more energy than it used, signifying a breakthrough in the search for a clean nuclear energy source, as reported first by Interesting Engineering.

 

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Pretty hispanic woman cancer pink scarf fight canc 2022 05 04 22 53 32 utcFor scientists, the year 2022 - despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic - was also the year that witnessed groundbreaking additions to humankind's information base on oncology treatment. Researchers in Spain found a new way to diagnose for pancreatic cancer by testing the stool of patients. There have also been breakthroughs in stopping the spread of breast, and head and neck cancer as well.

 

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Project planning gantt chart 2022 12 15 21 53 49 utcAs we look ahead to 2023, talks of global recessions are dominating boardroom discussions. Of course, managing a business during a recession is not easy. But not knowing when the recession will end is especially challenging.

Before launching my company, an innovation consultancy that helps companies build solutions to grow value and capture new demand, I spent the formative part of my career as head of design for a global technology consulting firm where I helped founders, corporations and private equity firms regain their positioning after the Great Recession.

 

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2023 new year concepts 2022 10 19 05 09 23 utcIt’s that time of year again, when artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, consultants and vendors look at enterprise trends and make their predictions. After a whirlwind 2022, it’s no easy task this time around.

You may not agree with every one of these — but in honor of 2023, these are 23 top AI and ML predictions experts think will be spot-on for the coming year:

 

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OCR L OCEANENERGY 1224 04If you’ve ever gone surfing or felt seasick or simply watched as the ocean crashed onto shore, you know the power that waves hold. The potentially world-changing question is, can that power be harnessed in a cost-effective way to produce clean, reliable electricity?

Solar and wind dominate discussions about renewable energy. And with only so much land available for such projects, interest in using open seas for floating solar and offshore wind farms is growing. That was on display earlier this month, when the federal government held the first auction for wind farms off the coast of California.

Image: A wave energy converter sits offshore from Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla. The Oakland-based company CalWave partnered with the research institute to test the technology in hopes of using waves to make clean electricity. (Photo courtesy of CalWave)

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Battery enables <15-minute fast charge (10-80%) by eliminating lithium diffusion bottleneck in anode host material. (CREDIT: Quantumscape)
QuantumScape has announced impressive performance figures for what may be the first commercially viable lithium metal solid state battery. They claim that they can increase the autonomy of an electric car by up to 80%, and that it can charge from 0 to 80% in just 15 minutes.

Image: Battery enables <15-minute fast charge (10-80%) by eliminating lithium diffusion bottleneck in anode host material. (CREDIT: Quantumscape)

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Header shark dronesIt’s 8 a.m. on a sunny 84 degrees Fahrenheit Saturday at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast of southeast Queensland, Australia. Swimmers porpoise through the shimmering water, while farther offshore surfers straddle their boards in anticipation of the next big wave. If anyone is worried about a shark bite, you wouldn’t know it.

“Not really, probably should,” says 18-year-old surfer Jake Hazelwood of Cairns, a city farther to the north. “When you’re out there, you just zone everything else out.”

Image: The government in Queensland, Australia, is testing whether drones can be used to detect sharks near beaches. Larry Pynn

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TEAM Patel 1000PX 200x300 1Sujal Patel has been here before.

He weathered the 2009 recession as CEO of Isilon Systems, coming out the other end to sell his company the next year for $2.25 billion.

He’s now CEO of Nautilus Biotechnology, and he’s not taking any big chances in the current economic downturn.

Nautilus CEO Sujal Patel. (Nautilus Photo) “As a development stage company, we’re doing everything we can to strike the right balance between accelerating the development of our platform while seeking to extend our cash runway,” said Patel. “I know the degree of inspection and discipline required to strike that balance.”

Image: Nautilus CEO Sujal Patel. (Nautilus Photo)

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Beautiful girl is studying reading a book while st 2022 01 12 00 48 29 utcFinding the time, or motivation, to read a 300-plus page book after an exhausting workday is no easy feat.  But reading is one of the best, most affordable ways you can become a better, happier version of yourself.

“Reading is one of the most affordable personal growth tools we have at our disposal,” Lucía García-Giurgiu, a life coach and holistic psychotherapist, tells CNBC Make It. “There is so much valuable knowledge you can learn from books and put into practice in your own life …. And eventually, that knowledge becomes wisdom, it becomes second-nature.”

 

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Beautiful girl is studying reading a book while st 2022 01 12 00 48 29 utcFinding the time, or motivation, to read a 300-plus page book after an exhausting workday is no easy feat.  But reading is one of the best, most affordable ways you can become a better, happier version of yourself.

“Reading is one of the most affordable personal growth tools we have at our disposal,” Lucía García-Giurgiu, a life coach and holistic psychotherapist, tells CNBC Make It. “There is so much valuable knowledge you can learn from books and put into practice in your own life …. And eventually, that knowledge becomes wisdom, it becomes second-nature.”

 

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Team ChatWe've all seen the headlines lately--there's a good chance that we are entering a recessionary market. During these periods of economic uncertainty, one of the first things many businesses do is pull back on marketing and advertising spending. Marketing is often one of the biggest line items in a business' budget, but in my experience, turning off marketing investment completely isn't the best path to long-term success either, especially if there is an opportunity to gain market share.

 

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Photo: courtesy of Karbon KineticsI love to ride bikes. And I’ve spent a meaningful percentage of my life working in big cities. But I’ve only rarely gotten around urban environments on two wheels. Maybe that’s because bicycles, when you’re not on them, can be a burden. They’re big and bulky, are difficult to meld with other means of transit (such as subways), and aren’t always welcome in offices. They’re also at risk of being stolen if you leave them outside, regardless of how well you’ve locked them up.

Image: Photo: courtesy of Karbon Kinetics

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Digitalization of a futuristic artificial intellig 2022 11 17 14 40 57 utcLONDON – The tech world has generated a fresh abundance of front-page news in 2022. In October, Elon Musk bought Twitter – one of the main public communication platforms used by journalists, academics, businesses, and policymakers – and proceeded to fire most of its content-moderation staff, indicating that the company would rely instead on artificial intelligence.

 

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