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MIT just discovered a way to mass-produce graphene in long rolls

Scientists used to make graphene-based membranes in small batches in a laboratory. But a new breakthrough at MIT enables researchers to spool out …

Nanotech

Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Nearly 70 percent of the energy produced in the United States each year is wasted as heat. Much of that heat is less than 100 degrees Celsius and …

Clean Energy

This simple trick can help you come up with a creative idea super fast

Why it works<p>Birsel sees this as a warm-up exercise, a “signal to your right brain that what you’re going to do next is be creative. It’s a way to …

What You Can Learn From Peter Thiel's Brilliant Philosophy on Setting Personal Goals

Some might see it as extreme, but it actually makes a lot of sense.<p><i>How do I work consistently towards my goals? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of Morphic</b> …

Peter Thiel

The founder of the world's biggest hedge fund has 3 principles to create a more successful life

Bridgewater Associates is the world's largest hedge fund. They manage over $150 billion.<p>In the past decade, a lot has been written about them. They have a very unorthodox method of operation. Almost to the point where many outsiders claim that they function like a cult.<p>They're known for their …

Self-improvement

Improve Your Focus in 9 Minutes or Less With This Morning Routine

It’s your body’s job to house and protect your brain, but did you know that you can also use your body to strengthen your mind? In this article, …

ODESZA discuss process and music production in new video [Premiere]

Inspiration doesn't strike everybody the same way. For some it could come from an idea or a person, but for others, it could come from where they are …

Fresh Out of Ideas? Science Says You Should Do This | Inc.com

I sat down at my computer to work on my next article for this very Inc. column. After a moment or two, I was still just sitting there -- staring at the menacing blinking text cursor that was dancing on that dreaded blank page.<p>I was stuck. After years of writing various business, career, and …

Creativity

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

Learning

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

The Secret to Deeper Happiness Is Simpler Than You Might Think

Winning the lottery or nabbing a promotion doesn’t actually bring us lasting bliss, research shows. The new thinking: Joy comes from doing more of …

Happiness

12 30-Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

For some people, the best way to change a habit is with baby steps. They start incredibly small to avoid terror and procrastination and gradually work their way up from there.<p>But others are more the dive-right-into-the-cold-water type. For these folks, the best way to change your life is through a …

Stand Up Comedy

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Tony Robbins reveals the first thing you need to do when you wake up in the morning

Whether you wake up early or late, we all can agree that our morning routines are crucial. They shape our mindset and ability to be productive for …

Harness These 4 Habits to Bring an End to Your Procrastination Problem | Inc.com

<i>How do I give up procrastination? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Awdhesh Singh, Author of books on Spiritual Intelligence and Leadership, on Quora:</b><p>Procrastination is a bad habit …

Procrastination

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Learning

This Simple Truth About Life Is the Secret to Success (and Maximum Productivity) | Inc.com

Everyone wants to know the secret way to be productive. Ambitious individuals in particular spend time looking for every possible competitive advantage, often only to find out that the secrets to productivity are simpler than they thought.<p>Inspired by a recent conversation with fellow Inc. …

Time Management

Bamboo Fibers Fortify Plant-based Auto Materials

Mitsubishi Motors Corp has developed resin composite materials that are reinforced by bamboo fibers and can be used in automotive interiors.<p>This …

Use the "ABC method" to hack your brain for improved focus

Lots of people struggle to focus in their day-to-day lives. They constantly get distracted, and this makes it difficult for them to complete tasks so …

Time Management

‘Abstract: The Art Of Design’ May Be The Most Visually Soothing Show On Netflix

If you want to just mellow out and relax this weekend, then I have the perfect watch for you. <i>Planet Earth</i> taught us about the many marvelous wonders …

Create the Space For Your Creativity With These Three Great Apps

There is a theory that the best creative people have to live in a world that is chaotic and unstructured. Whilst there may be some great examples to …

Ideo Says The Future Of Design Is Circular

A new guide for designers encourages them to create products that stay in closed loops and business models that discourage waste.<p>When Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam replaced its lighting, it didn’t pay for the bulbs. Instead, the airport pays for light as a service–and Philips, which designed the …

The complete guide to noise-canceling in open offices and other hectic spaces

“Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption,” 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once declared. “It is not only an interruption; it is also a disruption of thought.”<p>The millions of employees who work in open offices today might agree. Many arrive at work every …

Could this futuristic inflatable fabric change industrial design?

The fabric, AeroMorph, is the work of MIT’s Media Lab<p>In the world of textile design, handmade craft is having a renaissance of sorts. But the researchers and developers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Tangible Media Group, part of the school’s future-focused Media Lab, are …

MIT Wants to Turn Everyone Into a Farmer With Its Food Computers

Anyone can build their own food computer with MIT’s open-source agriculture project.<p>In 2011, Caleb Harper found himself in Japan shortly after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima as part of a "motley crew" sent by MIT's Media Lab who were tasked with finding creative solutions to problems created by …

Agriculture

Remote Work and Remote Jobs

Want to Improve Your Life and be a Better Person? Read These Books

<i>“Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life.’” –</i><b>Helen Exley</b><p>These are best sellers. You have probably read …

Self-improvement

How To Meditate Like a Pro: Beginners’ Guide to Meditation

5Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>Let me guess. You keep hearing about this “meditation” thing but don’t know where to start.<p>Say no more.<p>With this mini-guide, …

11 Exciting New Materials Designers Should Watch

Flexible batteries, Velcro metal, colorful conductive inks, and more.<p>Andrew Dent, vice president of library and materials research at Material ConneXion, is like a sommelier. Presiding over the world’s largest library of materials, his job is to listen to the requirements of his clients–a list …

Furniture Design