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Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy

Serena Williams Says Black Women Are Dying Because Doctors "Aren't Listening To Us"

In a recent interview with BBC Sport, America's top tennis player sounded off on an issue close to her heart. Serena Williams criticized doctors for …

Women Around the World Share the Sexist Things They Can't Believe Still Exist

It's 2018, but women still face innumerable obstacles in their daily lives. In honor of International Women's Day, women explain what they'd like to see change in their home countries.<p>Nicoline Larsen, Denmark<p>I can’t believe toy stores still divide up toys in boys aisles and girls aisles. This isn't …

We Leaned In. Now What?

Even for Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who spoke with <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> about the fifth anniversary of her book, <i>Lean In</i>, …

An autopsy of BrewDog's pink powder-keg, the 'Beer for Girls'

BrewDog is the first major brand to have its International Women's Day work detonate in its face. The Scottish craft beer brand leaned heavily on …

Facebook just made it easier for female entrepreneurs to connect

Facebook is reaching beyond marketing gimmicks for International Women's Day.<p>On March 8, the social media platform is launching practical tools for …

Feminists have slowly shifted power. There’s no going back | Rebecca Solnit

The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements are a revolution that could not have taken place without decades of quiet, painstaking groundwork<p>This International Women’s Day comes five months after the revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s long campaign of misogynist punishments of women first broke, and with …

International Women’s Day 2018: Alphr’s pick of leading female founders and entrepreneurs you need to follow

To celebrate International Women's Day, we look at some of the leading female voices in technology, business and culture<p>Today marks International …

17 real women share what it takes to land the job, grow your paycheck, and get ahead in your career

Everyone wants advice from the most successful businesswomen out there: Sheryl Sandberg. Indra Nooyi. Meg Whitman.<p>But anyone would be smart to take advice from a little closer to home, too: your boss, your coworkers, your professional connections. No matter the level, industry, or location, we can …

Career Development

After Five Years of Leaning In, Everything and Nothing Has Changed

Five years ago this month, Donald Trump was planning a Miss Universe pageant in Moscow; the Weinstein Co. was riding high on three Academy Award wins …

Gender pay gap crackdown in France

French companies will now have three years to erase their gender pay gaps or face possible fines.<p>Under the plans, companies with more than 50 …

We’re All Fascists Now

Christina Hoff Sommers is a self-identified feminist and registered Democrat with a Ph.D. in philosophy and a wicked sense of humor. She is also a woman who says bad things. Things like: Men and women are equal, but there are differences between them. Or: The gender gap in STEM fields isn’t simply …

What Happened When This Angel Investor Committed to Investing Only in Companies With a Female Founder

Upon making the announcement, he was immediately deluged with responses ranging from relief to gratefulness to unbelievable outrage.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Women make up one half of the earth’s population. And yet, if you survey the landscape of founders of the …

CEOs

You’ll Never Guess Who Doesn’t React Well When Women or People of Color Become Their Bosses

OK, you probably guessed. It’s white men.<p>At first glance, especially if you’re a woman or minority in the workplace, this seems like the kind of news …

The worst countries for women around the world

To measure the world's progress toward gender equality, the World Economic Forum (WEF) created the Global Gender Gap Index a decade ago.<p>The most recent report, published in November 2017, analyzes four main dimensions: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and …

NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space App Hackathon

What happens when NASA gets together with IBM’s Bluemix cloud services and sponsors a worldwide hackathon? They hope to challenge participants to build apps that help solve issues around space exploration and earthly problems too.<p>The ambitious event, called The Space App Challenge, is taking place …

The first AI pop album is on its way | The Star

If you’ve ever lamented that everything you hear on the radio today sounds like it was written by a machine, brace yourself for the future: The …

HR Technology For 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead

I’ve been an analyst following the HR Tech market for almost 20 years now, and this year things are changing faster than ever. In the report we just published, “HR Technology Disruptions for 2018,” I describe the details. In this article I’ll summarize the ten big changes going on.<p><b>1. A Massive</b> …

Human Resources

Teachers for AI — can robots create more jobs than they retire?

While headway in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry has many worried about potential jobs losses, others see this as a perfect opportunity to …

IBM, Amazon & Microsoft are offering their blockchain technology as a service

<b>What is Blockchain Technology as a Service?</b><p>Don & Alex Tapscott, authors of the Blockchain Revolution 2016, define the blockchain technology as an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions, but virtually everything of value.<p>…

Blockchain

Canada, a leader in AI, now makes its foray into driverless car technology

Having built an impressive lead in artificial intelligence, Canada is keen to do the same in driverless cars — specifically the lidar (laser radar) …

People Are Becoming More Willing to Own an Autonomous Vehicle

New data from automotive information giant Edmunds indicates that consumers are starting to change their tone and are becoming more willing to adopt …

My Adventures With a Driverless Car

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive more briefings and a guide to the section daily in your inbox.</i><p>I spent much of last week using a semi-driverless car, and I write about it in my column this morning. The experience was a bit nerve-racking at times, …

New ETF has robots pick investments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new fund will let robots pick stocks.<p>The AI Powered Equity Exchange-Traded Fund (AIEQ.P), which launched in the United States on Wednesday, will use IBM Corp's (IBM.N) Watson artificial intelligence technology to pick several dozen stocks with potential to beat the market, …

Norway proposes electric car tax that could affect Tesla significantly

Norway is likely the friendliest place on Earth for electric cars.<p>The government's generous incentives and perks have led to an electric-car boom, …

Facebook created a faster, more accurate translation system using artificial intelligence

Tapping a neural network to translate text in chunks<p>Facebook’s billion-plus users speak a plethora of languages, and right now, the social network supports translation of over 45 different tongues. That means that if you’re an English speaker confronted with German, or a French speaker seeing …

Artificial Intelligence

These countries are banning gas-powered vehicles by 2040

Some states, like California, are doing their part to set up an infrastructure to support battery-powered vehicles and get gas-powered cars off the road. But the US has yet to pass comprehensive policies aimed at lowering transportation-related fuel emissions.<p>We rounded up the countries that are …

United Kingdom

Facebook security chief rants about misguided “algorithm” backlash

“I am seeing a ton of coverage of our recent issues driven by stereotypes of our employees and attacks against fantasy, strawman tech cos” wrote Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos on Saturday in a reeling tweetstorm. He claims journalists misunderstand the complexity of attacking fake …

Internet

Dubai begins autonomous air taxi trials

<b>Authorities in Dubai have staged the first test flight of an autonomous air taxi that they</b> <b>claim could</b> <b>transform urban transport in the region within</b> …

Engineering