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You Must Have This Characteristic to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book <i>Main Street Entrepreneur</i>. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Marti McMahon was one of the first entrepreneurs I interviewed nearly 20 years ago. As soon as I met her, I …

Entrepreneurship

How to design a small garden: Ideas and tips

The creator of a lush 66-square-foot garden shares her expertise<p><i>Marie Viljoen knows a thing or two about gardening in tight spaces. After all, her first terrace in Brooklyn measured just 66 square feet, yet she managed to turn the sliver of a room into an outdoor oasis with a small grill, a table</i> …

Floating Solar Panels May Be Coming To A Reservoir Near You

“Flotovoltaics” could be cheaper and more efficient than land-based panels<p>To improve on solar energy, new power plants are taking to the water. The idea is still pretty new, but rafts of floating solar panels are up and running in the United States and Australia, with more planned, reports <i>The New</i> …

Garden Visit: Lessons from the Impressionists at the New York Botanical Garden

We were a group of seasoned garden writers at the NYBG press preview of The New York Botanical Garden’s Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas<i>.</i> We …

Inside Magic Leap, the startup creating a new type of reality

<i>This article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Mixed Reality

The Fruits of Your Labor: Apartment Friendly Indoor Trees

You know you can have an indoor herb garden, or grow veggies indoors. But did you know you can even grow your own indoor trees? Yes, I have small …

Plants

Maybe It's Not Such A Great Idea To Bring People Back After Brain Death

The reasons have nothing to do with zombies<p>A trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of patients who have been declared clinically dead has been approved. Reanima Advanced Biosciences aims to use stem cells, injections of peptides, and nerve stimulation to reverse “brain death as …

Use These 6 Little Steps to Make Really Big Things Happen | Inc.com

Even though I don't really follow basketball I've been a super fan of John Wooden for a number of years. Wooden was the legendary coach of UCLA's men's team, who led them to ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period (including a record seven in a row!).<p>A big part of Coach Wooden's …

Motivation

7 DIY Push Sticks You Can Add to Your Arsenal of Tools

Table saw push sticks are vital for safety and make a great first woodworking project.<p>Those plastic push sticks included with most table saws are functional, but when you really need to up your table saw game, you'll need a variety of push sticks in different shapes and sizes. The following push …

The top nine tips for beginner gardeners

It all started with the herbs. One late spring day, not many years ago, I cycled down to Columbia Road market, picked up rosemary, thyme and basil plants and installed them proudly in the dank, dark little concrete yard outside the back door. While they were all drowned to death or ravaged by slugs …

Gardening

Deep learning: the future of recommendations

An informative talk about deep learning and its potential uses in recommender systems. Presented at the Budapest Startup Safary, 21 April, 2016.<p>The breakthroughs of the last decade in neural network research and the quick increasing of computational power resulted in the revival of deep neural …

Witness cat ballet, the forbidden feline dance

The bad news: it's Monday. The good news: Twitter user @sakata_77 uploaded a handful of images of cats performing their own form of dance. In the word of Nippon.com, the cats have "ballet ambitions."<p>Who are these cats? What are their stories? How did they come to master the art of movement?<p>I …

Pets

This Gorgeous, Sustainable “Leather” Is Made From Pineapple Waste

Your future handbag will be made from fruit–not cow or petroleum.<p>When leather expert Carmen Hijosa visited the Philippines to consult with the leather industry there, she discovered two big problems: The leather was poor quality, and producing it was bad both for the local environment and the …

Sustainability

7 Raised Garden Bed Kits That You Can Easily Assemble At Home

Home & Garden<p>It's the time of year to start thinking about your garden.<p>Will Schuerman ·1 year ago<p>It’s the time of year to start thinking about your …

Gardening

Urban gardening: Tips and products for the space-starved

Ideas for city gardeners without much access to the great outdoors<p>Gardeners who take a look at what’s growing in their backyard (or, in the case of city dwellers, on their windowsills and even fire escapes), can clearly see that the classic idea of what constitutes gardening has evolved. While the …

Top 10 US cities for urban farming

<b>These urban spots boast an abundance of chicken coops and greenhouses.</b><p>There is so much to love about growing your own food – it’s cheap, its lack of …

Real Estate

Our Best Tips & Tools for Starting an Indoor Garden

You're doing it! You bought a tiny, leggy plant! It's happening! A garden!<p>So... Now what?<p>Hang in there. Is gardening a commitment, a project? <i>Yes.</i> As gardening maven Marie Viljoen told us, <b>"If you take [your garden] for granted, it's going to go south pretty quickly."</b><p>So, stock up: Get the tools …

This Solar Hub Provides Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet In One

A remote village in Ghana is now being served life-changing infrastructure in a box.<p>While American cities try to figure out how to deal with lead pipes and an aging power grid, a remote village in Ghana has skipped traditional infrastructure completely. The Watly–a sleek, spaceship-like hub that …

An Eye-Catching Kitchen Garden Plan

Free Garden Plan<p>Our free Planting Guide for this garden includes a larger version of the illustration, a list of plants for the garden as shown, and …

The Software Developer’s Library: A Treasure Trove of Books for People Who Love Code

A treasure trove of books for people who love code. Curated by Eric Elliott.<p>Arranged by topic, loosely in learning order.<p>A Note to Beginners<p>I learned …

This week in patents: A hacker-proof internet, telepresence windows, and more

Boeing has solved an enormous problem in manufacturing nanotube based electronics. This can now pave the way for extremely powerful processors unheard of so far.<p>Carbon nanotubes are excellent for use as conducting paths in electronic circuits. But fabrication of devices using carbon nanotubes is …

What Your Small Business Should Do To Look Like A Social Media Pro

As social media use continues to grow, so does the number of marketing opportunities for small businesses. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults now use social networking sites, according to Pew Research, up from just 7 percent in 2005.<p>“That’s just a remarkable adoption curve,” said Sean Miller, lead …

Small Business
Virtual Reality

How to Make a DIY Water Balloon Cannon

Start prepping for summer and build this water balloon cannon that is great for kids of all ages.<p>Water balloon fights can liven up any boring summer day. When you want to get serious about winning, forget throwing them—get a water balloon cannon on your side. You can build this DIY project from PVC …

You can now design a $250,000 tiny house on an app and get it delivered in months

Blu Homes<p>Becoming a tiny house homeowner is now as easy as tapping away at an iPad.<p>Blu Homes, a California-based prefab home manufacturer, just …

3D printed infographics add a touch of playfulness to company's annual report

Apr 14, 2016 | By Tess<p>Charts and graphs, though necessary in many business meetings, do not really convey any notions of fun or excitement. In order …

Best toy drones you can buy right now

These machines might be drones in name alone, but that doesn't make them any less fun to fly.<p>While many of us might drool over powerful high-flying drones like those from DJI, Yuneec and 3D Robotics, most of us will be flying less expensive radio-controlled multirotor toys made to zip around your …

Drones

Small Space Gardening: A Kit to Grow Windowsill Herbs

Inspired by their life in a tiny apartment, Chicago-based designers Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows devised a space-saving way to grow herbs—without a …