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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel gave the best career advice to a 19-year-old aspiring entrepreneur

Newman dreams of being a tech mogul in the image of Snap. He even launched a company that helped local businesses create geofilters.<p>So when Snap's famous founder, Evan Spiegel, came to USC and spoke to one of his classes, Newman was all over it.<p>Spiegel created Snapchat with his cofounders while he …

Startups

MIT engineers human cells to store ‘memories’ in DNA

Score another win for CRISPR. Scientists at MIT are using the ever-intriguing genome-editing system to engineer human cells capable of recording and reporting the intensity and duration past events.<p>The analog memory storage system builds upon past work developed by scientists that programmed cells …

Genetics

Amazing Story of Bhutan: A Tiny Country That is Carbon Negative

Back in 2009, the country of Bhutan made a hefty promise to remain carbon neutral for the rest of time. In an inspiring TED talk by Tshering Tobgay, it is revealed how this little country tucked deep within the Himalayas, and sandwiched between the two super powers of China and India, has not only …

Bhutan
Small Business

How to Protect Your Car From Rusting Over the Winter

Wax is old school. Ceramic coating is the future. Let Mr. Regular explain.<p><i>This article has been updated with additional information. - Ed.</i><p>It's December now on the East Coast. Fun cars are going away. They're going into storage units, garages, under tents and heavy tarps, because winter is coming. …

New Mexico

World Approves Historic 'Paris Agreement' to Address Climate Change

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries reached an agreement Saturday on what they say signifies the most important international pact to address …

Climate

The World Could Run Entirely On Wind, Solar, And Hydro Power By 2050

We can fully get rid of fossil fuels quickly, if countries can just find the political will.<p>In a few decades, the world could be powered by nothing but wind, water, and sunlight. That’s the conclusion of a new study released just before world leaders head to Paris to strike a climate deal.<p>“These …

Renewable Energy

UK coal plants must close by 2025, Amber Rudd announces

Energy secretary says it is imperative that Britain builds new gas-fired power plants to replace polluting coal plants<p>Britain will stop burning coal for electricity within a decade and build a new fleet of gas power plants to keep the lights on, Amber Rudd, the energy secretary, has …

Electric vehicles beat gasoline cars in cradle-to-grave emissions study

A cradle-to-grave analysis finds driving an electric car in California creates less greenhouse gas emissions than even the most efficient gasoline vehicle.<p>A car running on electricity -- even when powerplant emissions are considered -- produces pollution equivalent to a theoretical conventional car …

Navy SEALs

Remember Republicans ranting that Obama would ruin U.S. auto industry? Sales now highest since 9/11

Wrong again, Republicans.<p>On November 18, 2008, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed piece for the <i>New York Times</i> titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." Here's the …

Within 25 Years, Humanity to Undergo Greatest Energy Shift Since the Industrial Revolution

Within 25 years, humanity will experience the greatest transformation of its energy paradigm since the introduction of fossil fuels. Instead of …

Have Tesla and Apple disrupted the auto industry past the point of no return?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How will Google and Apple’s entry into the car market change the industry?</i> <i>Answer by Mike Barnard, Executive Consultant: Energy and Cloud at IBM.</i><p>The challenge that the old manufacturers are having is that they have to cannibalize the profits of their …

Internal Combustion Engine

Tesla Sinks After Consumer Reports Questions Reliability

Tesla (TSLA) shares fell sharply on Tuesday after Consumer Reports pulled its recommendation and issued below-average reliability ratings for the electric car maker’s Model S.<p>The Model S P85D, a high-performance sedan with all-wheel drive, received the highest rating ever given by Consumer Reports. …

Hiring and retaining engineers: Lessons from US

Singapore has seen an accelerated growth of new tech startups in recent times. However, as I meet founders and community partners, there is consensus …

Stock Markets

What happened when a roomful of engineers watched 'The Martian'

In “The Martian,” Matt Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney, who gets stranded alone on the red planet. The story is based on a book by the same name, in which Watney is separated from his crew and left alone on Mars when a dust storm forces them to evacuate early.<p>“This movie could stand on its …

Hung Up

11 Tips For Engineering Students

Every year I try to write a blog post or a Facebook publication that is destined essentially for new <b>Esprit students</b>. And even though my experience is …

Communication Skills

Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point

Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by …

Renewable Energy

Australian Engineers Just Built a Quantum Logic Gate in Silicon For The First Time

We now have all the building blocks for a quantum computer.<p>For decades, researchers have been trying to build a computer that harnesses the enormous …

Quantum Computing

NASA Astronauts Can Already Farm On Mars

The prospect of conquering the dark and vast expanse of space has fascinated the human mind for a good part of the last century. Perhaps that is why ‘The Martian,’ a film adaptation of Andy Weir’s book about one man’s struggle to survive on Mars, rocketed to the No. 1 spot at the box office this …

Space Science

Emerging Market Meltdown May Plunge Global Economy Into Recession

When the Fed effectively telegraphed its new reaction function last month, the FOMC served notice to the world that it was not only acutely aware of …

Google is now Alphabet

Google announced in early August that it planned to blow up its corporate structure by forming a new parent company called Alphabet to allow its different businesses to operate independently and move faster.<p>Google's core business — which encompasses search, YouTube, and Android — will be a wholly …

Common Stock

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VW Emission Cheating Could Kill Diesel Passenger Cars In U.S., Even Globally

We're just four days into the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but it's not too early to ask about its ultimate ramifications.<p>The 482,000 …

Musk Says Tesla Cars Will Go 620 Miles per Charge in 2 Years, Autonomous in 3

This Sleek Saltwater-Charged Car is Making Waves in The Auto Industry

Electric cars are making rapid advancements and one of the most exciting milestones involves the ocean. The Sportlimousine isn’t your average …

China is dumping U.S. debt

It's no secret that China is the largest holder of U.S. debt.<p>So should Americans be concerned that China has started dumping some of its Treasury holdings?<p>After all, it raises serious questions about whether China will keep lending Washington money to help finance the federal deficit in the …

Stock Markets

What Would Happen If We Burned All The Fossil Fuels On Earth?

We'll burn that bridge when we come to it<p>If you've ever poured yourself some iced tea on a hot summer's day, you know that that icy goodness doesn't stick around for long. That's because (SPOILER ALERT) ice doesn't do well in heat.<p>Those same (wildly obvious) laws of thermodynamics that govern your …