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This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head

Good robot<p>Back in school, I remember learning that plants are “heliotropic,” meaning they grow toward light. I always found this oddly touching, as if those green tendrils stretching out to the sun proved the plant was yearning to live. And why not? That is why they do it.<p>But what if plants could …

Robotics

Here's why cockroaches are indestructible

They can regrow lost legs. They make their own antibiotics. And they have an almost supernatural sense of smell.<p>Now Chinese researchers have sequenced the genome of the American cockroach and discovered why they are so hard to kill.<p>It’s all in the DNA, they report in the journal Nature …

Nature Communications

10 things they didn’t tell you about design management

…or everything I learned about management the hard way<p>Supporting designers is the most challenging, but at the same time most rewarding thing to me. …

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Self-improvement

Children receive new ears grown from their own cells in world first

Scientists have grown a perfectly compatible ear in a lab and grafted it onto a patient, in what they said was a world first in regenerative medicine.<p>…

Kenya is using the Earth's heat to power the country. Here's how

No big deal, Boston Dynamics’ Atlas can perform backflips now

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Headphones

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Inventions

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Tracking rogue drones with DJI Aeroscope

iUNU aims to build cameras on rails for growers to keep track of their crop health

You’ve probably spent a lot of time keeping track of your plants and all the minor details, like the coloration of the leaves, in order to make sure they’re healthy — but for professional growers in greenhouses, this means keeping track of thousands of plants all at once.<p>That can get out of hand …

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34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills

Let your resume speak for you.<p>One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're …

Leadership

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at …

Universe

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China Built a Self-Driving... Something

The vehicle is a cross between a train and a bus, and it will soon travel the streets of Zhuzhou.<p>Self-driving cars are either already here or perpetually a few years away, depending on who you ask. Companies like Tesla and Uber are working to build self-driving trucks to ferry cargo across the …

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It)

What you do can make you extremely likable, but so can what you don't choose to do.<p>Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you …

Self-improvement

Scientists have spiders producing enhanced web that can hold a human

The ingenious construction method takes advantage of metabolic processes already active in the arachnids.<p>"We already know that there are biominerals …

The 5 Things Mediocre Managers Forget (But Inspirational Leaders Never Do)

Whatever you do, if you want to be an inspirational leader, don't forget these things.<p>Most of my career has been in leadership roles -- and I've made a lot of mistakes. I mean, a lot of mistakes. More than I can count.<p>I've learned about leadership the hard way. I've learned the most about leading …

Motivation

Jeff Bezos and other investors raise $200 million for vertical farming startup Plenty

After announcing Amazon’s plans to gobble up Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, CEO Jeff Bezos is stepping further into the fresh foods market by …

Six ways successful people stay calm in a crisis

It happens to the best of us. Things go off the rails at work, you witness someone on your team verbally explode because something isn’t working out …

Bloomberg Technology - Bloomberg

The Former Facebook Exec Holding the Social Media Giant Accountable<p>Sandy Parakilas, a former Facebook Inc. executive, wants to make sure the social …

Somehow, This Fish Fathered a Near Clone of Itself

A female and male get together. One thing leads to another, and they have sex. His sperm fuses with her egg, half of his DNA combining with half of her DNA to form an embryo.<p>As humans, this is how we tend to think of reproduction.<p>But there are many other bizarre ways reproduction can take place. …

A BuzzFeed would-be is paving the way for startups in Cambodia

Did you know Cambodia has its own BuzzFeed?<p>Well, now you do!<p>(And, yes, do note that I’m assuming you know of Cambodia and where it is located in the world.)<p>In a country renowned for world-famous temples and fresh, spicy food — not to mention communist politics and one of history’s most atrocious …

Startups

Scientists Just Surgically Removed HIV DNA From Live Animals

by Dom Galeon and Abby Norman May 4, 2017 Health & Medicine 11286<p>Hide and Seek<p>Recent estimates by the United Nations say as many as 36.7 million …

Genetics

Temasek and Jack Ma-Backed Fund Invest in Genomics Business

A fund backed by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and Singapore’s state-owned investment firm Temasek Holdings Pte made new investments in contract …

Apple’s insidious minimalism has finally inspired an industry that needs it: ATM design

In 1967, a large crowd gathered in suburban London to witness the unveiling of what’s said to be the very first ATM machine: Barclays Bank’s “robot cashier” a godsend for clients who needed to take out money after bank hours. With a slot for a token, round push buttons and a clunky tray, the ATMs …

Mobile Devices

Why Mindfulness Is A Game-Changer For You As A Leader

Leaders seem to be under more pressure than ever before, and technology has us plugged in at all times. We want to do our best to add value to the companies we work for, but at this pace, life can feel like a never-ending work day!<p>So, how do we stop the crazy train? The answer is mindfulness.<p>If you …

This Kenyan Startup Uses Mobile Phones To Build Credit For Farmers

If you want to help the world’s poorest, help them to farm. So says Bill Gates, and it makes sense. More than three-quarters of the poorest live in rural areas and most are smallholder farmers working less than two acres. They often lack the seeds, machinery, livestock, and finance they need to …

Farming

Mobile app approved as an alternative contraceptive

For the first time, an app that monitors fertility via algorithms has been officially certified for contraception use. Germany's Department of Health approved the mobile Natural Cycles app, meaning it can now be prescribed by doctors in Europe and the UK in lieu of the pill, condoms or IUDs. It …