Sky cars to be built in Tel Aviv

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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27995437

  • * Two-person vehicles will be suspended from elevated magnetic tracks, as an alternative transport method to congested roads…
  • * The system should be up and running by the end of 2015.
  • * …allow passengers to order a vehicle on their smartphone…
  • * The vehicles will achieve speeds of up to 70km/h (43mph)…

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MAKERS’ BLOCK: A BUILD, CRAFT & DESIGN EXPERIENCE

“Makers’ Block: A Build, Craft & Design Experience” is the largest learning festival for makers in Singapore.

http://makersblock.sg/

  • * Admission is free.
  • * The event will be held at the Suntec City Mall (level 2) in a 22,000 sqf space from 27 June -7 July 2014.
  • * The 11-day event will include workshops, talks, sharing sessions…

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Taiwan Inventors in 康熙來了 20140625

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA7KpCl5YsI

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Data in the City

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Data in the City: Ideas Challenge is an online Challenge which crowdsources for ideas that use government data to create innovative apps.

https://ideas.ecitizen.gov.sg/a/pages/ditc-home

Note: Check out some of the idea submitted by our members.
* https://ideas.ecitizen.gov.sg/a/dtd/Buddy-App-for-Home-Patients/66639-26226

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3M Patents surpasses 100,000 worldwide

  • * 3M Co. has reached an inventor’s milestone by accumulating 100,000 patents worldwide.

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Singapore 35 plus entrepreneurs

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  • * In Singapore…entrepreneurs are older – 35-and-up adults who are abandoning their nine-to-five jobs to start their own companies…

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US Supreme Court reaches landmark patent ruling

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27926353

  • * The judges ruled unanimously that a software patent was invalid because all it did was take an existing technique and add the idea of doing it on a computer.
  • * … a major setback to so-called patent trolls.

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