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Janet Rae-Dupree

Innovation Journalist

Silicon Valley/Bay Area

Janet Rae-Dupree

An award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience writing for newspapers, magazines, web sites and book publishers

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Bedeviling Tasmania

Tucked away 150 miles south of mainland Australia, the island state of Tasmania too often is a travel adventure after-thought. Talk about a missed opportunity. Superlatives come easily in “Tassie,” as its 500,000 residents call it, where the world’s tallest flowering trees shelter some of the planet’s oddest mammals.
Travelworld International Magazine Link to Story
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Wanted: Digital skills for smart factories

Manufacturers transitioning to digital operations face a widening skills gap. Smart factories require a workforce with both expertise in new technologies and an aptitude for teamwork. Personalized training and “snackable” learning content can help companies fill specific skill gaps. Digital transformation in manufacturing—with artificial intelligence, advanced automation and robotics, IoT, and other technologies—is hitting a speed bump.
Workflow Link to Story
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How Fast Can A New Internet Standard For Sharing Patient Data Catch Fire?

Medical professionals have been storing personal health information in electronic form for more than a decade, but it is cumbersome for patients to gather disparate computer and paper records scattered across doctors’ offices, hospitals and medical labs. Wouldn’t life be easier if you could view your full medical history with a few taps on your smartphone?
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How Fast Can A New Internet Standard For Sharing Patient Data Catch Fire?

Medical professionals have been storing personal health information in electronic form for more than a decade, but it is cumbersome for patients to gather disparate computer and paper records scattered across doctors’ offices, hospitals and medical labs. Wouldn’t life be easier if you could view your full medical history with a few taps on your smartphone?
Kaiser Health News Link to Story
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Doctor Alexa Will See You Now: Is Amazon Primed To Come To Your Rescue?

Now that it’s upending the way you play music, cook, shop, hear the news and check the weather, the friendly voice emanating from your Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker is poised to wriggle its way into all things health care. Amazon has big ambitions for its devices. It thinks Alexa, the virtual assistant inside them, could help doctors diagnose mental illness, autism, concussions and Parkinson’s disease.
California Healthline Link to Story
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ATG’s black box blocking your e-commerce view? Replatform with microservices

If you want your customers to have a seamless shopping experience no matter where they are or what device they’re using, but you’re stuck with a black box legacy system like Oracle ATG, you may think a true omnichannel experience is beyond your reach. We have helped many of the top retailers in the US to create true omni-channel experiences for their customers.
Grid Dynamics Link to Story
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Can a Plant Heal Cancer Patients?

Mirko Beljanski's research into plants that can affect and heal cancer is finally getting the respect it deserves -- 18 years after his death.
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Eureka! It Really Takes Years of Hard Work - New York Times

WE'VE all heard the tales of the apple falling on Newton's head and Archimedes leaping naked from his bath shrieking "Eureka!" Many of us have even heard that eBay was created by a guy who realized that he could help his fiancée sell Pez dispensers online.
The New York Times Link to Story
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How Abundant -- Even Free -- Solar Changes Everything

For nearly two decades, solar energy has been viewed as promising, but a fringe player in the world market for energy. In 2012, photovoltaics supplied a scant one-half of one percent of the world’s energy needs. Two years later, solar supplied one percent of what the globe needed. Now in 2016, it’s providing a mere two percent of global electricity.
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Cost-Effective PV in Northern Climates: Getting it Done Right from the Start

What works in the desert won’t last on the northern prairie…. As utility-scale PV grows beyond its traditional sun-soaked environments, developers and EPCs have faced a steep learning curve. Experience gained in the desert doesn’t necessarily translate into designing for the geotechnical and environmental challenges of northern frost, snow loads, and strong winds.
North American Clean Energy Link to Story
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US Scientists Are Leaving The Country And Taking The Innovation Economy With Them

America is starving research scientists of the funds they need to do their groundbreaking work. In response, many of them are preparing to go overseas, which would destroy the innovation economy.
Forbes Link to Story
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Anatomy & Physiology Workbook For Dummies

From the skeleton to skin to its systems - get a grip on the human body Pursuing a career as a health care professional? Need to understand how the human body works? No problem - this hands-on workbook gets you up to speed in anatomy and physiology facts in a focused, step-by-step manner.
Wiley Publishing Link to Story

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Janet Rae-Dupree

I cover innovation as my beat, focusing on emerging technologies, scientific discovery, R&D, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and market transfer.