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How confidence affects your creativity

So, two writers, being held back from writing by the same thing – confidence – but for entirely different reasons. Harvey because he lacks it, Jess because she has too much. It certainly doesn’t stop with our writing duo.<p>When we applied a similar questioning process to every writing personality in …

Creativity

Biotech’s Insane Year

<i>The staff of Fortune recently assembled the best business moments of 2015. Here’s one of our picks.</i><p>It was a year of amazing highs and humiliating …

These 6 New Buildings Are the Future of Sustainable Architecture Photos

As green building technologies advance at monumental pace, architects around the world are following suit, offering progressively innovative interpretations of sustainable trends. Practices like AD100 firm Lake|Flato are leading the charge with comprehensive design philosophies that go beyond LEED …

Is This Sand Tower the Future of Urban Sprawl?

French architecture firms reveal concepts behind vertical cities in Sahara Desert.<p>If environmentally-conscious thrillers or Jonathan Franzen's <i>Freedom</i> have taught us anything, it's that at our current birth rates we'll need housing structures suitable for surviving in the desert very soon. …

How to Grow Smarter and Connect Ag with Tech: French Telecom Giant Orange Takes a Closer Look at Agritech

Orange Silicon Valley (OSV), the Bay Area innovation division of French telecommunications company Orange, has released a new report focused on …

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

Successfully Launching Your Startup’s Marketing Campaign on a Budget

You have a great product. You have a fantastic team. Now let the world know and begin monetizing. What is the biggest problem? Budget. With an …

Marketing

See-Through Solar Is Tomorrow’s Threat to Oil

Solar energy is the future. The problem is, it’s been the future for a long time. And while progress has been made, using the sun as a primary source …

Clean Energy

Can Chemists Turn Pollution into Gold?

We humans emitted 35.9 metric gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2014, mostly from burning coal and natural gas in power plants, …

Soon, You’ll Control Swarms of Drones With Your Mind

Thanks to research from Arizona State University, you might soon be able to send in a whole cloud of drones to…well, let’s be honest, probably …

Salt Lake City Announces 100% Clean Energy Goal

On Wednesday night Salt Lake City, Utah, officials announced a goal of transitioning the city to 100 percent clean energy by 2032. This move makes …

Solar-powered plane completes around-the-world journey

After 16 months and a 17-leg journey, a solar-powered plane finally completed its around-the-world flight attempt Monday evening when it touched down in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.<p>The plane, called Solar Impulse 2, landed at Al Bateen Executive Airport a few minutes after 5 p.m. Pacific time, …

Abu Dhabi

Obama's new solar plan could help renters, low-income families get clean energy

Going solar in the U.S. isn’t easy if you don’t have a house or a padded bank account.<p>But renters and cash-strapped residents are increasingly taking …

New Community-Based Clean Energy Project Could Be Coming To Canada

Saskatchewan-based wind and solar company, SaskWind are looking to change the way in which renewable energy is funded in Canada by following the …

Renewable Energy

A Truly "Green" Source of Renewable Energy: Grass Harbors Hydrogen

A team of scientists from the Cardiff Catalysis Institute of Cardiff University and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a cheap, efficient, …

Renewable Energy

Bright Built Barn is Net-Zero Energy

"The next generation of sustainable building practices will not be about material performance or building imprint on local environments. The next …

Demonstration

The clean energy megaprojects powering Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> From an Africa-shaped mega solar plant powering Kigali, Rwanda, to a massive geothermal plant harvesting the power of Kenya's hot springs, renewable energy plants are popping up around the continent.<p>Sub-Saharan Africa is desperately short of power and roughly 620 million Africans live …

Renewable Energy

Solar shelter shines a light on refugee integration

One of the problems that can arise when providing housing for asylum seekers is that communities can see a burden involved, but not necessarily a …

AI expert says that Russia is on the verge of a ‘major breakthrough’ in artificial intelligence

At an artificial intelligence conference in New York City last week, Professor Alexi Samsonovich from the Moscow-based National Research Nuclear …

Smartflower POP Solar System Set To Take Industry By Storm

Solar power has now become a very popular form of renewable energy source in the United States, and more people are signing up every day. The U.S. …

Renewable Energy

Gardens in the sky: The rise of eco urban architecture - CNN Style

Architecture

Colombians Are Building Houses Made of Wasted Plastic—Shaped Into Huge Lego Bricks

A group of Colombians are transforming the serious problem of pollution by using plastic waste—and the Lego building model—as a solution for the …

20 Must Have Tools For Small Businesses

Besides the company that I lead, CoFoundersLab, which is one of the largest networks for entrepreneurs, there are other great tools out there that every small business should use in order to increase the growth of their company over the course of time.<p>Starting a new business can be tough, as …

Six vehicles powered by coffee, saltwater, sewage and other crazy fuels

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to advances in automotive technology, the search for alternative fuels is pretty exciting. Of course, you've heard about biodiesel engines converted to run on used vegetable oil that sputter out little more than water and the faint smell of French fries. However, …

Italian High-School Students Create Vending Machine That Turns Plastic Trash into Phone Cases

A group of high-school students from Italy have invented an awesome vending machine that grinds used plastic bottles into pellets which are then …

High School