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De la NASA a las Barras de Chocolate: TCHO
(*Extracto) Vía fayerwayer.com

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Hacer una barra de chocolate toma entre 4 y 5 días. Son jornadas de datos que son tomados desde esas viejas máquinas usadas en Alemania oriental, mediante distintos dispositivos de baja tecnología conectados a interfaces muy sencillas que luego son enviadas vía Internet a una aplicación de iPad. De la mano de la japonesa Fuji Heavy Industries, armaron un piloto de lo que esperan será el futuro de la automatización de fábricas de diverso tamaño. Por ejemplo, lograron controlar desde un dispositivo móvil cosas tan importantes – para el caso del cacao – como la temperatura de la fábrica, hasta el monitoreo de seguridad e iluminación.

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La historia de TCHO no es una historia de chocolates, es la misma historia de Elon Musk – creador de empresas como Tesla o Space X. Veteranos de la tecnología que concentran sus esfuerzos en una nueva pasión, si se puede decir un pasatiempo fuera de línea, y usan todo lo que aprendieron en el pasado en revolucionar los procesos industriales y de creación de productos. Es la historia de cómo la tecnología aplicada va dejando el mundo de los cables y se va acercando al mundo real; de cómo pensar como un programador o ingeniero permite competir, con sólo 40 empleados, con compañías gigantes; y de cómo el modelo del startup y la innovación en internet puede ser aplicado a otros rubros.

SpaceX Wins $440 Million NASA Contract to Replace the Space Shuttle


ReadWriteWeb | JON MITCHELL

Aerospace firm SpaceX announced Friday that it won a $440 million contract from NASA to modify its Dragon capsule for human space flight as a private-sector successor to the Space Shuttle. The plan is to launch the first Dragon flight carrying American astronauts by 2015.

The Dragon capsule can carry seven astronauts, and it launches aboard the 227 foot-tall SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. These vehicles proved themselves in May in an unmanned mission in which Dragon became the first private spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station.

Since that mission, SpaceX has undergone tests to ensure that the vehicles are ready for manned spaceflight. On July 17, Dragon passed NASA’s design review, which outlined its new launch pad emergency procedures, its life-support systems, cockpit design and propulsive landing system. While the unmanned Dragon splashed down in the ocean, the piloted version will have thrusters to guide it to a landing.

“This is a decisive milestone in human spaceflight and sets an exciting course for the next phase of American space exploration,” SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk said in a press release. “SpaceX, along with our partners at NASA, will continue to push the boundaries of space technology to develop the safest, most advanced crew vehicle ever flown.”

See also: Profile of SpaceX Founder Elon Musk

 

The World’s 50 most innovative companies

Welcome to our annual guide to the businesses that matter most, the ones whose innovations are having an impact across their industries and our culture. Click a company name to view the entry, or determine your own ranking of the top four companies using a series of quizzes, games, and brainteasers.


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Welcome to our annual guide to the businesses that matter most, the ones whose innovations are having an impact across their industries and our culture. Click a company name to view the entry, or determine your own ranking of the top four companies using a series of quizzes, games, and brainteasers.

  1. 1

    Apple

    For walking the talk

  2. 2

    Facebook

    For 800 million reasons to share

  3. 3

    Google

    For expanding its hit lineup

  4. 4

    Amazon

    For playing the long game

  5. 5

    Square

    For making magic out of the mercantile

  6. 6

    Twitter

    For amplifying the global dialogue

  7. 7

    Occupy Movement

    For embodying all the traits that make a Fast Company

  8. 8

    Tencent

    For fueling China’s Internet boom–and boldly moving West

  9. 9

    Life Technologies

    For speeding up genetic sequencing

  10. 10

    SolarCity

    For brightening up the sun-power business Leer más “The World’s 50 most innovative companies”

Most – Innovative – Companies ***The world’s 50 most***

Welcome to our annual guide to the businesses that matter most, the ones whose innovations are having an impact across their industries and our culture. Click a company name to view the entry, ordetermine your own ranking of the top four companies using a series of quizzes, games, and brainteasers.


 

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Welcome to our annual guide to the businesses that matter most, the ones whose innovations are having an impact across their industries and our culture. Click a company name to view the entry, or determine your own ranking of the top four companies using a series of quizzes, games, and brainteasers.

 

  1. 1

    Apple

    For walking the talk

  2. 2

    Facebook

    For 800 million reasons to share

  3. 3

    Google

    For expanding its hit lineup

  4. 4

    Amazon

    For playing the long game

  5. 5

    Square

    For making magic out of the mercantile Leer más “Most – Innovative – Companies ***The world’s 50 most***”

Defining Innovation

We often toss around the terms “innovative” or “innovation” when describing companies, products, services, or experiences. It almost seems as though the term(s) are overused. In fact, a Google search for “innovation” returns over 97 million results! If you’re one of those that throws around the term, have you ever compared the definition of “innovation” to see if it actually fits? That could prove confusing too since there are over 18.8 million search results for “definition of innovation”. If we use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of “innovation”, it would be described as “the introduction of something new [or] a new idea, method or device”.


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We often toss around the terms “innovative” or “innovation” when describing companies, products, services, or experiences.  It almost seems as though the term(s) are overused.  In fact, a Google search for “innovation” returns over 97 million results!  If you’re one of those that throws around the term, have you ever compared the definition of “innovation”

We often toss around the terms “innovative” or “innovation” when describing companies, products, services, or experiences.  It almost seems as though the term(s) are overused.  In fact, a Google search for “innovation” returns over 97 million results!  If you’re one of those that throws around the term, have you ever compared the definition of “innovation” to see if it actually fits?  That could prove confusing too since there are over 18.8 million search results for “definition of innovation”.  If we use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of “innovation”, it would be described as “the introduction of something new [or] a new idea, method or device”. Leer más “Defining Innovation”