2014 Millennium Prize Nominations: Who Will Get the Peak?
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2014 Millennium Prize Nominations: Who Will Get the Peak?

This is the official video that was released January 2013 to state that Technology Academy of Finland (TAF) has started accepting nominations for 2014’s candidate to receive prestigious Millennium Prize. The prize is one of the most prestigious prizes for science and technology.  TAF awards this award every second year for : “international recognition of … Continue reading

Peter Thiel-backed MetaMed: Brilliantly Unconventional
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Peter Thiel-backed MetaMed: Brilliantly Unconventional

Update: Since I wrote this, a posting on hackernews around MetaMed has gained a buzz, join the discussion.  MetaMed is also on twitter. New York, NY: MetaMed, a start-up backed by PayPal co-founder and billionaire Peter Thiel and co-founded by Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, has begun accepting new patients who want to be certain they … Continue reading

Citizen Science Wins!?  uBiome Successfully Gains Indiegogo Crowdfunding
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Citizen Science Wins!? uBiome Successfully Gains Indiegogo Crowdfunding

Today some great friends ended their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. uBiome’s Jessica Richman, and her co-founders: Dr. Zachary Apte, and Dr. William Ludington, have all managed to not just pull of a successful campaign, but they were the “FIRST citizen science project to sequence the human microbiome“. Their project is available internationally in 196 countries, … Continue reading