News You Can Use: April Edition

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News You Can Use: April Edition

April 28, 2016

It’s been a great month for news profiling inventors, inventions, mentorship and more. Check out some of the links we’re loving from April.

IV in the News

IV’s Manan Shukla (above) talks with Rural Reporters about how the AI Shield can help improve the lives of cattle and dairy farmers across the developing world.

CNBC profiles IV spinout Kymeta and their groundbreaking metamaterials satellite technology. 

Inspiring Inventions

Stanford engineers invent ‘gecko toes,’ using inspiration from lizards to design an adhesive that could let people engage in superhero-like feats like climbing walls of glass.

Think Progress profiles wearable technology developed by students to help people with disabilities.

Insight from Mentors

Physicist Olivia Castellini, a senior exhibit designer at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, talks about the importance of mentorship in a new video.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives profiles Roxie Laybourne and some of her incredible advice gathered over a 44-year tenure with the institution as a forensic ornithologist.

Grand Finale

The National Inventors Hall of Fame inducted their 2016 class. Check out the amazing men and women and their breakthroughs.

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News You Can Use: Summer Olympics Edition

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