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20 Social Entrepreneur Books That Will Inspire You to Change the World

Social Entrepreneurship has taken off and it has become an inspirational way to motivate many to start a business. Our passion usually inspires us …

Snow-melting solar roads are being tested publicly for the first time in the US

But each tile is actually a solar panel, and collectively, the tiles will soon power a nearby fountain and restroom, according to Spokane-based news station KREM 2.<p>The installation, which debuted October 3, is the first public test of solar roadway technology in the US.<p>Solar Roadways, the company …

fiftyyears

Under pressure, Silicon Valley workers turn to LSD microdosing

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Psychedelic Drugs

MIT exploited heat to make the most efficient solar cell yet

Sorry, University of New South Wales: Your efforts at shattering the efficiency record for solar cells earlier this month have been, ahem, <i>eclipsed</i>. A group of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a way to possibly break the maximum efficiency of a solar cell, the …

This Super-Efficient Building High in the Rocky Mountains Has No Central Heat

The quest to build the world’s most energy-efficient buildings largely plays out in temperate regions or in big, heat-generating cities. That’s what …

First Look: 'Smart' Solar Panel Charges Phones, Gadgets Fast

Simple and lightweight, for $99 this solar panel will be all you need to charge small electronics in the woods. It’s the latest incarnation from Goal …

This man is making Musk's Hyperloop into a reality for Europe

When I first heard about the Hyperloop three years ago, I laughed. Sure, the physics checked out and the vision was brilliant – but Musk was talking about disrupting one of the slowest developing transport infrastructures in history.<p>“Great idea Elon,” I thought. “I’ll be sure to book tickets for …

Crowdsourcing The Hyperloop: How A Group Of Redditors Are Taking On Elon Musk's Challenge

<i>Disclaimer: The author of this article, Jason Belzer, is a member of rLoop and serves as the non-profit’s legal counsel.</i><p>When billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk proposed the Hyperloop - a futuristic transportation system capable of propelling passengers to supersonic speeds – back in 2013, it is …

Google Docs

Ben Franklin's Secret to Becoming a Better Writer

When Benjamin Franklin was a boy, he yearned for a life at sea. This worried his father, so the two toured the various trades in 18th-century Boston …

Creative Writing

How The Audiobook Helped Pave The Way For 'The Martian' To Be A Best-Seller And Oscar Contender

It’s the day of the Oscars and predictions are running rampant in terms of who will take home statues. While <i>The Revenant</i> is at the top of many lists, another nominated film, <i>The Martian</i>, is a contender that doesn’t have the same origin story as the other nominees. The success of Andy Weir’s science …

Best Books About Manhood and Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

In every time period, and all across the world, men have been very interested in the question of what it means to be a man. Some of their answers …

Yet Another Teaching Memoir? A Teacher's Critique

<i>Book publishers love stories about first-year teachers. The narrative arc is familiar: Exuberant idealism fades as the teacher battles entrenched bureaucracy, stale curriculum and disengaged colleagues or kids.</i> <i>The young educator then tries to overcome despair with creative grit and determination</i> …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Virgin Galactic’s New Spaceship Shows Space Tourism Back On Track

16 months after the tragic accident that halted Virgin Galactic’s efforts, Richard Branson’s company is nearly ready to resume test flights.<p>You can’t tell Richard Branson he’s grounded.<p>Today, nearly 16 months after the British tycoon’s space company, Virgin Galactic, lost a pilot and spaceship in a …

Space Travel

Civilization’s father, Sid Meier, shares 25 years of insights on his beloved series

Sid Meier is the legendary designer behind many different computer games in a wide variety of genres, and he’s perhaps the only video game designer who can sell more copies by putting his name into the title of the game. Of all of his games, none has been as memorable and successful as Civilization.<p>…

What Liberals Don't Get About Affordable Housing: Filtering

There is nothing that brings out the economic illiteracy of left-wing America–both in rhetoric and policy–like the urban housing issue. Their grievances generally focus on new market-rate housing in dense U.S. cities, and go something like this–in many fast-growing cities, the influx of rich …

Housing

Amazon Has Put Out A Professional Video Game Engine For Free

Every gamer has done it. We’ve booted up a game, played it, and shut it down in disgust thinking “Man, I could do better than <i>that</i>.” Well, now you’ve got to put your money where your mouth is, because Amazon is putting out a free game engine.<p>For those unfamiliar, a game’s “engine” is more or less …

Amazon Web Services

Kickstarter just got its 100,000th funded campaign — here are some crazy stats about the company

"In the 6 years, 9 months, and 10 days since Kickstarter launched, much has changed and much has remained the same," the company wrote in a blog post. "To celebrate this milestone we took a look at 100 numbers behind those first 100,000 successfully funded projects."<p>The crowdfunding site already …

How Indiegogo Is Expanding Beyond Crowdfunding To Empower Entrepreneurs

Indiegogo is introducing new partnerships to help entrepreneurs beyond crowdfunding.<p>Indiegogo pioneered crowdfunding in 2008 when the company's cofounders, Danae Ringelmann, Slava Rubin and Eric Schell grew tired of the options available for securing access to capital. They believed the Internet to …

Crowd Funding

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

Rural Studio’s $20K House has such innovative design that it’s changing the entire housing system–from mortgages to zoning laws.<p>For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University’s design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible …

The San Francisco artist who is being kicked out of his apartment after 34 years is a perfect example of why rent control is awful

David Brenkus, the $80,000 victim. BI<p>If you're interested in whether rent control makes rent prices go down — and plenty of people think it actually makes them go up — then stop what you're doing and watch this video on San Francisco's real-estate war, by my colleague Andrew Stern.<p>The video …

France to pave 1000km of roads with solar panels

<b>Over the next five years, France will install some 621 miles (1,000km) of solar roadway using Colas' Wattway solar pavement.</b><p>Solar freakin' roadways! …

Would You Pay for a Piece of a Video Game’s Revenues?

While Fig was the first startup to jump into the crowdfunding equity game, another company has quietly been offering accredited investors the …

Are paper books really disappearing?

If the printed word becomes a thing of the past, it may affect how we think.<p>When Peter James published his novel Host on two floppy disks in 1993, he was ill-prepared for the “venomous backlash” that would follow. Journalists and fellow writers berated and condemned him; one reporter even dragged a …

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The company building Elon Musk's 740mph train just filed for a building permit in California

The Hyperloop concept involves firing a train full of people through a low-pressure tube at speeds of up to 740 mph. It has been described by Musk as a mix between Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table. It could take you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in under 30 minutes.<p>Hyperloop …

The World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Is Now Under Construction

The yearly energy output should equal about 19,000 barrels of oil.<p>Japanese electronics manufacturer Kyocera Corporation announced today that construction has begun on the largest floating solar power plant in the world in terms of energy output, according to a press release from Kyocera. The 13.7 …