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7 Factors That Make a Brand Stand Out

Without a strong brand at the foundation of your campaigns, you'll just be more white noise to the average consumer.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is drowning in brands. There are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, and even more mid- …

Marketing

Solar Power Is Cheaper, but the World Is Still Running on Fossil Fuels

The Price Of Power<p>Even without subsidies, new wind and solar power plants are usually cheaper than new coal, nuclear, or natural gas power plants. In …

North Dakota Oil Spill Vastly Underestimated as Trump Approves KXL

The amount of crude oil that spewed near Belfield, North Dakota from the ruptured Belle Fourche pipeline in December was vastly underestimated.<p>The …

Switching From Demo to Live Day Trading: What You Need to Know

Transitioning From Demo to Live Day Trading<p>Problems traders face when they go "live"<p>Updated April 25, 2018<p>It should be simple. You did well on the …

Who's Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military

Norfolk, Virginia<p>Despite political gridlock over global warming, the Pentagon is pushing ahead with plans to protect its assets from sea-level rise and other impacts. Here's how.<p>Ten times a year, the Naval Station Norfolk floods. The entry road swamps. Connecting roads become impassable. Crossing …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Universe

Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

Merely talking about "evidence" or "data" does not typically change a skeptic's mind about a particular topic, whether it is climate change, …

Digital Transformation - Reports - World Economic Forum

<i>By networking everyday objects, the Internet of Things turns them into smart devices that – if regulated correctly – can help deliver significant</i> …

Internet of Things

Ford's Big Bet On Electrified Vehicles And What It Means For Your Driveway

Ford is taking a leap of faith that Americans will finally embrace electrified vehicles over the next few years — even hybrid sports cars and pick-up trucks — as it looks to make good on a promise to spend $4.5 billion on 13 new plug-ins and hybrids over the next five years.<p>“The industry is …

Electric Vehicles

Solar power at 1¢/kWh by 2025 – “The promise of quasi-infinite and free energy is here”

Thierry Lepercq, head of research, technology and innovation at the French energy company Engie SA, said in an interview at Bloomberg that he sees a potential for the cost of solar electricity to fall below $10-megawatt hour (1¢/kWh) in the sunniest climates by 2025. Lepercq believes “solar, …

23 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your …

Real success in Silicon Valley comes from rejecting almost everything shiny you hear about it

The Dark Night of the Soul is universally understood as a period of spiritual desolation and utter despair. It’s a state of complete hopelessness, when you feel you have no options. Elon Musk suffered the Dark Night when Tesla nearly went bankrupt in 2008. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick detailed …

2017 could be the tipping point for super efficient solar panels

Sam Stranks is convinced solar panels could solve our fossil-fuel dependency - if only they were more energy-efficient. "Solar could well be the …

Las Vegas' City Government Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city governement entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached …

The UN Will Finally Decide In 2017 If Armies Can Use 'Killer Robots'

Government are said to be one step closer to a ban.<p>The UN is set to tackle the issue of killer robots amid concerns from Silicon Valley leaders and …

Sex in Silicon Valley: are millennials better at free love?

When Elizabeth met Wes they agreed there would be no sexual boundaries. Would their tech-savvy style of polyamory work?<p>When I turned 30, in 2011, I envisioned my sexual experience eventually reaching a terminus, like a monorail gliding to a stop. I would disembark, find myself face-to-face with …

Leonardo DiCaprio: climate fight is US history's 'biggest economic opportunity'

Actor and environmental activist tells UN awards ceremony that truth about climate change has spread like ‘wildfire’ despite prominent science deniers<p>Tackling climate change is the “biggest economic opportunity” in the history of the US no matter who holds political office, the Hollywood star and …

Climate

Top fund manager: 'How I make money from companies failing'

The term “short-selling” is inextricably linked with hedge funds. It conjures images of testosterone-fuelled City traders revelling as companies go bust and they cash in.<p>In reality, “shorting” a stock can be a defensive move, allowing a fund manager to profit from a company’s falling price.<p>The …

Rooftop solar could provide 25% of US electricity needs (up from <1%), study says – here are charts illustrating state-by-state potential

We are really only starting to develop the energy potential of the giant nuclear reactor in space that we call the sun. We know that every day it sends enough energy to earth to power human civilization 10 times over, but we haven’t managed to scale ways to harvest it the way nature has done almost …

The Next Trick for Literate Robots? Reading Closed Books

The new tech can only get through 20 pages but it's getting faster.<p>Researchers at Georgia Tech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are …

Robots takeover has begun

The world is facing the fourth industrial revolution powered by artificial and cognitive intelligence that will result in unprecedented job losses; …

New super batteries could charge phones in seconds and electric cars in minutes

A scientific breakthrough at the University of Surrey could completely change how we charge our devices. Researchers developed a new material that …

Microsoft Researchers Predict What's Coming in AI for the Next Decade

Seventeen Microsoft researchers—all of whom happen to be women this year—have made their calls for what will be hot in the burgeoning realm of …

How to Build a Marketing Campaign that Appeals to Generation Z

Technology enables brands to connect with audiences on a personal level cost effectively, at incredible scale. Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat all …

Four of the world’s biggest cities are taking an unprecedented step to battle pollution

Some of the biggest urban-pollution headlines of the past few years haven’t come from likely suspects like Beijing and New Delhi, but rather once-pristine European cities: Paris. Athens. Madrid.<p>Now those three capitals, plus notoriously polluted Mexico City, are taking action by getting rid of all …

Pollution

Detroit Urban Farm Plots ‘Healthy Cafe’ and Community Kitchens

Big changes are in store for the North End’s growing MUFI (Michigan Urban Farming Initiative) campus. The non-profit organization on Wednesday announced plans to redevelop a vacant building near MUFI’s sprawling urban gardens and orchards into a Community Resource Center with two commercial …

This is why automakers are investing in self-driving and ride-hailing companies

So far, the race has been brutal, as companies jockey for position by spending billions to acquire/invest in companies that will help make a driverless taxi service a reality. Uber recently took the pole position by launching a pilot self-driving taxi service (with a driver still behind the wheel) …

Automotive Industry

Banks Could Invest $59 Million in This Blockchain Startup

Banks involved in the blockchain consortium R3 CEV have expressed interest in investing $59 million in the company’s first funding round, less than …

Upcoming Tech Trends to Look Out For in 2017

Some trends are far better than others. This is the same across any industry, but there are 8 upcoming technology trends that are due to make an …