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A Star System Only 10 Light-Years Away is Our Mini-Doppelganger

Astronomers are understandably fascinated with the Epsilon Eridani system. For one, this star system is in close proximity to our own, at a distance …

The First Time I Let Someone Die

Early one Tuesday morning years ago, I began my effort to save a woman who had been in a car accident. Four weeks later, I had failed.<p>I was 27 the first time I let someone die. Thirteen months after finishing medical school in the second year of an eight-year brain surgery residency at a major …

How Simple Hydrogen Could Solve Renewable Energy's Biggest Problem

A promising technology that injects hydrogen into existing gas pipelines could be the key to stabilizing renewable energy generation.<p>One of the biggest problems with renewable energy is the way supply and demand can fluctuate wildly. If the wind stops blowing or the sun goes down, renewable energy …

Tesla's rechargeable battery can power your home — here's how it works

Tesla unveiled the new and improved version of its at-home battery, Powerwall 2, in October.<p>The at-home battery can store solar energy and provide backup power for your home. It fits into Tesla's larger energy ambitions since it acquired SolarCity in November, allowing it to offer solar roof and …

Clean Energy

Cognitive science backs up the ancient Indian philosophy that we’re conscious even in deep sleep

Deep, dreamless sleep is often described as unconsciousness. We certainly don’t see distinct objects or have linear and memorable trains of thought, as we do in daily life or while dreaming. But in a meta-analysis published last month in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, cognitive science experts argue …

Consciousness

This sustainable suburban home can power a pair of electric cars, too

Modern design and net zero principles helps a Minnesota couple realize their green home dreams<p>Minnesotans Mark and Kate Hanson believe in efficiency and a better environment, so it makes sense they’d seek out a more sustainable design for their new home. But the new net zero home they moved into …

Dyson’s Office Light Of The Future Runs For 22 Years

Designed by Jake Dyson, this fluorescent replacement can provide mood or work lighting, and runs for 200,000 hours.<p>A light hangs from the ceiling, but most of it isn’t a light at all.<p>This is the Cu-Beam Duo, the latest invention out of Dyson. It’s intended to be the commercial light of the future. …

Is the treehouse the pinnacle of sustainable living? - CNN Style

Written by Katy Scott, CNN<p>Many a child spent their youth scrambling up trees and building secret dens in the branches.<p>In an instant, plain-planked interiors propped in the trees transformed into faraway lands, forts and hideaways.<p>Brothers Andy and Simon Payne were no different. Growing up in Kenya, …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

Gravity can light the world with this new technology

Could you create light from a bag of rocks and a downward force? The answer may surprise you. Creating a future that’s bright and safe for all is at …

This astronaut's video from the International Space Station shows us the first 360-degree view of Earth EVER

If we do say so ourselves, the view of Earth from the International Space Station is pretty dang spectacular.<p>That’s why most astronauts and …

Mark Zuckerberg Sells Another $95 Million In Facebook Stock

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold another $95 million in Facebook stock within the past week, another step towards his goal of donating 99% of his Facebook stake to improve the world within his lifetime.<p>The Chan Zuckerberg Foundation and CZI Holdings LLC, the two entities that Zuckerberg and his …

Quantum Computing: Microsoft ‘Ready To Go From Research To Engineering’

Microsoft Corp. made itself a household name with personal computers and the ubiquitous Windows operating systems that came with them. And after …

Electric Cars Are About to Dent Global Gasoline Consumption - MIT Technology Review

Gasoline is like some kind of drug: we know it’s bad for the planet, but we just can’t give it up. Now a number of voices from the energy industry …

Oil

Most students can’t tell the difference between sponsored content and real news

Study underscores the need for more media literacy in schools<p>Most students can’t tell the difference between real news articles and sponsored content, according to a study from Stanford University, raising concerns over how young people consume online media. As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, the …

BioFabricate 2016: Growing the Materials of the Future

A day-long exploration of how biotechnology is facilitating a new material revolution<p><i>Title image comes from Laia Mogas's talk at Biofabricate 2016</i> …

Quantum computing: What is it and how will it affect security processes?

Quantum computers have the potential to perform calculations faster than ever possible before, inviting a significant rethink in how we approach …

Quantum Computing

19 signs you're intelligent — even if doesn't feel like it

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in " As You Like It ": "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."<p>That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

The NASA Guide To The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Because pollution is everywhere, this is the NASA Guide To Air-Filtering Houseplants. Was it actually made by NASA? I'm not sure. Maybe it was just …

Houseplants

Geeky Gadgets Deals – Drones And Robots Gift Guide 2016

If you are looking for Christmas gifts for gamers, we have put together a small selection of gadgets, controllers, virtual reality headsets and …

Drones

This space engine breaks a law of physics. But a NASA test says it works anyway.

NASA scientists have been daydreaming about a new kind of engine that could carry astronauts to Mars in 70 days without burning any fuel. Now, in a new paper published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Propulsion and Power, they say that it might really work.<p>The paper, written by scientists at NASA's …

The feds just gave batteries and rooftop solar panels access to big-time energy markets

Distributed energy will be able to play in wholesale energy markets. That’s a big deal.<p>Given the state of US politics, it’s safe to say that very few people are paying attention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) right now — even fewer than usual, I mean.<p>However, in its quiet and …

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Amazon Has Chosen This Framework to Guide Deep Learning Strategy

As artificial intelligence advances, the goal for modern tech companies is to build AI software that thinks for itself without human …

Take The Complete Machine Learning Bundle Online Now

Build the AI of the future.<p>Machines are becoming smarter than ever before, and all that artificial intelligence is going to play a crucial role in …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASA

NASA recommends one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space<p>While architects are raving about the benefits of plant-covered facades, you don’t need to entirely mask your building with greenery in order to get the same benefits. Starting in the 1980s, NASA scientists began to study the …

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …