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The advances of technology are mind boggling.
 
Nasa's New Horizons probe returns most detailed image of #Pluto yet http://bbc.in/1DeBpc2 #PlutoFlyby
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20 years of Pixar films visualized

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It's painful to watch such a useful, promising service come to a halt so early in the game... I guess monetization is no easy endeavor

Farewell, from Circa http://circanews.com/s/RCMB 
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I'd love to get my hands on such software - much like giving the computer a say in creative rendering
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Google now in the business of managing city data - glad someone's jumping on it!
 
Many of you are reading this post while living in a city. And you can probably think of a ton of ways you’d like your city to be better—more affordable housing, better public transport, less pollution, more parks and green spaces, safer biking paths, a shorter commute... the list goes on!

Many cities around the world have already made a lot of progress in some of these areas—for instance, developing dashboards to measure and visualize traffic patterns, and building tools that let residents instantly evaluate and provide feedback on city services. But a lot of urban challenges are interrelated—for example, availability of transportation affects where people choose to live, which affects housing prices, which affects quality of life. So it helps to start from first principles and get a big-picture view of the many factors that affect city life. Then, you can develop the technologies and partnerships you need to make a difference.

So I’m very excited about +Sidewalk Labs​, a new company we’ve announced today. (The press release is at www.sidewalkinc.com if you want to read more).  Sidewalk will focus on improving city life for everyone by developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage. The company will be led by Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. Every time I talk with Dan I feel an amazing sense of opportunity because of all the ways technology can help transform cities to be more livable, flexible and vibrant.  I want to thank +Adrian who helped to bring Dan on board.

While this is a relatively modest investment and very different from Google's core business, it’s an area where I hope we can really improve people’s lives, similar to Google[x] and Calico. Making long-term, 10X bets like this is hard for most companies to do, but Sergey and I have always believed that it’s important. And as more and more people around the world live, work and settle in cities, the opportunities for improving our urban environments are endless. Now it’s time to hit the streets and get to work!
We're on the brink of a historic period for cities around the world. By 2050, the population in cities will double, intensifying existing socioeconomic, public health and environmental problems. At the same time, innovations in technology can be used to design communities that are more efficient ...
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"This Week in Technology: The Hyperloop Test Track, Bionic Lenses For Enhanced Vision, Robots Learning Through Trial and Error, and More!"

"Light is the fastest thing you can use to transmit information" - http://mashable.com/2015/05/18/beamsplitter-computers-light-speed/

"The painless procedure would take about eight minutes and a patient's sight would be immediately corrected." - http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/b-c-doctor-says-perfect-vision-possible-with-bionic-lens-1.2378961
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Life Pro Tip: "e.g." is for listing examples, "i.e." is for rephrasing.

A lot of languages (e.g. English, Spanish, Italian) gain their roots from Latin (i.e. the languages use words and phrases from the Latin language.)
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Sir David Attenborough tells US president how to save planet. Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has visited the White House at the invitation of US President Obama.The president, who is said to be a great admirer of Sir David's work, wanted to discuss the future of the natural world. Sir David advised the president that generating energy from renewable sources, and storing it, was key to moving away from fossil fuels.
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Global underground water supply depleting rapidly http://circanews.com/s/h5JB 
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    International Business, Entrepreneurship, 2006 - 2010
  • Illinois Math and Science Academy
    2003 - 2006
  • Niles North High School
    2002 - 2003
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Ovidiu, as per birth certificate
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Photography, Excel, SQL, Ideation, Validation, Lean
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  • HomeFinder.com
    Data Insights Analyst, 2014 - present
    Making sense of big data in the real-estate world, cranking out SQL blindfolded
  • ThatChicago PhotoLesson
    Photography Instructor, 2010 - present
    Teaching curious photographers how to better use their cameras and creative spirits to capture the sights of the world around them.
  • Liberty Mutual
    Senior Associate - Product Management, 2008 - 2013
    Evolved my analytical skillset through portfolio management, learning Excel inside out.
  • University Of Illinois Foundation
    Information System Operations, 2008 - 2010
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Boston, Massachusetts - Bucharest, Romania - Champaign, Illinois
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