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The self-healing concrete that can fix its own cracks

The green technology embeds self-activating bacteria into concrete to make it self-healing, but will it win over a risk-averse construction industry?<p>Of all the carbon emitters that surround us every day it’s easy to overlook one of the most ubiquitous: concrete.<p>The material that builds our …

Engineering

Great Italian White Wine From Friuli

Is Italian white wine getting better all the time, or am I just noticing more and more of it? Perhaps both.<p>My latest discovery: the Molamatta Collio Bianco 2012 from Marco Felluga ($23).<p>The DOC Collio is located in Italy’s extreme north east, along it’s boarder with Slovenia. Collio means hill in …

Whitefish

The 'Great Energy Transition' is already underway, according to a new book

In a new book, noted environmentalist Lester Brown says the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is not only unstoppable, but will happen much faster than anyone expected.<p>“I think we're going to see a half-century of change compressed into the next decade,” Brown says. “And this is …

How Bold Entrepreneurs Are Breaking $1 Million In One-Person Businesses

Allen Walton, 27, lives a life many Americans can only dream of: He is on track for seven-figure revenue in a business that has been a one-man show until very recently, when fast-growth made it necessary to hire someone to answer the phones. Walton manages his year-old online store, …

Entrepreneurship

Utilities change their tune on solar power

Just two years ago, the president of Duke Energy Florida said the Sunshine State had too many clouds for solar power to be effective.<p>But since early …

5 Japanese brands you need to know

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Top Five Startup Tips From Jessica Alba, Millennial Mogul

For the cover of Forbes’ inaugural America’s Richest Self-Made Women issue, I profiled movie-star-turned-mogul Jessica Alba.<p>At just 34 years old, she’s built The Honest Company into a $1 billion household products empire, raking in $150 million in revenues in 2014 and with a public offering on the …

Santa Monica

A wildly popular Google Chrome extension was being used as a giant botnet

One of the most popular Chrome extensions is selling its users' bandwidth, largely without their knowledge — and it can be used by hackers to maliciously attack websites.<p>Hola is a VPN — a "virtual private network." As streaming platforms like Netflix have risen in popularity, there has been a …

This Woman Turned a Backache Into a Million-Dollar Home Business

More than 30,000 one-person companies brought in more than $1 million last year. Here's how one of them got started.<p>Working around the clock at a …

Jurassic World set for monstrous $100m opening

Dinosaur disaster movie Jurassic World looks set to be one of the year’s biggest films at the box office after experts predicted a T-rex-sized opening of more than $100m next month.<p>The latest instalment in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster sci-fi saga about rampaging reptiles on a remote island theme …

Movies

LumoPack could be the world's fastest charging battery pack

We all accept, rather begrudgingly, that battery life is still an issue. And at the moment there is little we can do about it. Some of us have turned to portable battery packs which we carry around in case we need to charge our phones. There are lots of battery packs out there, and some of them …

Batteries

10 Tips Every Landscape Photographer Should Know and Use

Shooting amazing landscape photography isn’t just about going out into the wilderness with a camera and hoping for the best. Sure, sometimes you get …

The thrill is gone: Blues legend B.B. King dead at 89

B.B. King, the legendary blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.<p>Attorney Brent Bryson told The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. local time at his home, where he had been in hospice care. Bryson added that funeral …

Energy-positive townhouses power Boston’s grid with renewable energy

Interface Studio Architects (ISA)’s LEED Platinum Roxbury E+ townhouses are paving the way toward more energy-efficient housing in Boston. Completed …

Renewable Energy

Headaches await if you break your Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Avoid Common Gardening Mistakes - Organic Gardening

Just as there’s no such thing as a perfect garden, there’s no perfect <i>gardener</i> either. We all make mistakes, but, in doing so, we learn which ones …

Gardening

Billion-dollar startups everywhere — but no billion-dollar entrepreneurs (yet)

Over the weekend Heidi Roizen wrote a post that was extensively shared across the tech industry: “How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch — and Walk Away with Nothing.” Go read it right now if you haven’t already, it’s well worth your time; I can wait for a moment… will make an espresso in the meantime.<p>…

Venture Capital

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter that could revolutionize how we use energy

Most of the time, we can easily distinguish between a solid, liquid, and gas simply by using our eyes. But material scientists who study these three states as well as the more bizarre examples — like plasmas, colloids, and Bose-Einstein condensates— take a deeper look at the properties of each …

Sustainable kettle brews up a Kickstarter storm

Aiming to save power and water, the Miito induction kettle is now seeking crowdfunding to bring it to market.<p>Sleek, chic and streamlined: that's the James Dyson Award-winning Miito, a new kind of kettle that looks nothing like a kettle at all. The rod-and-plate ensemble uses induction technology to …

Dishwashing

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

How To Win Like PayPal Cofounder Peter Thiel: Six Of His Rules For Business Success

Peter Thiel cofounded internet payments pioneer PayPal and big data consultancy Palantir Technologies and was an early investor in Facebook, in which he once held a 10% stake.<p>Still a Facebook director, he is also president of hedge fund Clarium Capital, while his venture capital firms include …

Entrepreneurship

The 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

We've come a long way since the stealth bomber.<p>Just as smart gadgets have invaded our homes and revolutionized our lives over the last 15 years, next-level weaponry has transformed the military.<p>The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological …

1. Find A Good Location

Street photography has become incredibly popular in the mobile photography community. This genre of photography is all about narrating a compelling …

Mobile Photography

Our Photographers' Favorite Cameras

National Geographic photographers reveal the cameras they use to capture world-renowned pictures. —Dan Westergren, director of photography, National Geographic Travel

Cameras

Delightful Vertical Gardens Enhancing “Apartment T” in Milan, Italy

<b>Apartment T</b> by <b>AE5 partners</b> stands out due to a sleek contemporary look and a generously-sized terrace, which can be used as extra living space. …

Ten bootstrapping tips to help turn your idea into a reality

The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening – VCs fund only 0.05 per cent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 per cent. Take a moment to really think about those …

Finding Tigelle: The Best Italian Bread You’ve Never Heard Of

When an American chef went searching for a special bread that would stand up to his meat-centric menu, he didn’t know it would take him four years and include schlepping heavy iron molds in his suitcase across Italy.<p>“I was told: ‘It’s impossible,’” recalls chef Nathan Anda, the brains and the brawn …

Italian Food

Here's the futuristic piece of tech that NASA is betting all its Mars chips on

When you're planning a trip, one of the most important things to remember is factoring in the transportation cost. And that's especially true for space travel.<p>Traveling to Mars is going to be expensive, so NASA is betting on the future development of a more efficient and less costly type of …