Category Science & Tech

Oscar – Insurance for Millennials?

Insurance is a complex industry for those choosing a plan (not to mention those developing them!). It’s incredibly hard to figure out what kind of plan you need – one company, Picwell, predicts that consumers face something like 900,000 variables when making a decision on a plan. Obviously, such a decision is intractable, and predicting your […]

Up Hail – An Awesome Tool for Travelers

Everyone using ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft has had this same concern: what’s the cheapest way to get where I need to go? A tool developed last year, called Up Hail, makes this super easy. Check out the link and give it a shot. They have an incredibly simple interface that let’s you compare by […]

Google enters the biotech stage with Calico

     Google announced on Wednesday, September 18th that they were launching an ambitious, “mysterious” new venture named Calico. Calico is a company centered around combatting aging in its various forms. Google announced the company as, “a new company focused on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.”      There […]

3D Printing Human Tissue? Organovo Leads the Way

     3D printing has been all the craze over the past few years, with commercially available 3D printers bursting onto the scene in 2010 and improving in quality ever since. In the commercial desktop 3D printer sector, MakerBot’s Replicator 2 leads the way, but mobile/wireless printing seems to be catching steam. Looking at The […]

Upcoming Hackathons to Look Out For

There are some great hackathons to be on the lookout for this coming fall (some in just a few weeks!) all around the country. Be sure to check some of them out! mHacks 2013 September 20-22, 2013 Located at the University of Michigan and hosted at their massive football stadium, this hackathon is bound to […]