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17 Creative Brainstorming Methods That (Might) Produce Brilliance

You probably haven't tried a few of these.<p>Being creative is a muscle--it needs to be worked in order to stay active.<p>But just like a muscle, it can also get used to the same exercises if you aren't careful to change things up every now and then.<p>If you're ever stuck in a rut, try one of these:<p><b>1. The</b> …

Creativity

DroneLogbook Surpasses 20,000 Commercial Flight Hours Logged

Industry: drones<p>DroneLogbook achieves record growth among commercial uav operators with thousands of flights logged each week.<p>Portland, OR …

Business Development

Michelin star for Singapore noodle stall where lunch is half the price of a Big Mac

Queues at Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle are growing after award from prestigious food guide<p>Queues are not a strange sight at the Chinatown Complex. It is Singapore’s largest hawker centre – an open-air food court – where everything from craft beer to claypot rice to satay is …

Hong Kong

Embry-Riddle Worldwide Offers Online Professional Courses in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Beginning August 1 - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Across the globe, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS; under 55 lbs.) are rapidly<br>transforming businesses and industries as we know them. From …

Unmanned Aircraft

This Machine Turns Your Food Waste Into Gas For Cooking

Create clean renewable energy in your own backyard.<p>Talk about cooking with gas.<p>HomeBiogas, based in Beit Yanai, Israel, is a biogas system that turns food and organic waste into clean cooking gas, and its byproduct can be used as liquid plant fertilizer. Best part? It easy to assemble and can be …

This Adorable Tiny Car Is Actually A Bike

The PodRide has headlights, a trunk, a roof–and even a motor.<p>After he got tired of biking to work in Sweden’s cold, wet winters, engineer Mikael Kjellman decided to redesign his bicycle. He took inspiration from fabric-covered bike trailers made for children–and decided to make an adult version, …

Google’s Nik Collection of photo tools is now free (previously $149)

Nik Collection, a package of seven photography tools, is now completely free. Previously, Google sold the plugins for a steep $149.<p>Google acquired Nik Collection with the 2012 purchase of Nik Software, the German company that is better known for the Snapseed apps for Android and iOS. While Snapseed …

How I Fixed a Dead Pixel in my Sony a7s II. I can’t Believe this Actually Works!

The strangest thing occurred on Thanksgiving. I was taking lots of candid family pics with my a7s II and then I noticed a white dot in the middle of …

DataPig Technologies Dashboard Tools

<b>About the DataPig Dashboard Tools Add-in</b><br>The DataPig Dashboard Tools is an Excel Add-in that helps you quickly and easily create stylized graphics for …

Analytics

Tic-Tac-Toe squared

Want to play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe that's genuinely challenging and hard? Try "Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe," in which each square is made up of another, …

Experiments have shown that people can't tell plonk from grand cru. Now one US winemaker claims that even experts can't judge wine accurately. What's the science behind the taste? Guardian Life & style takes a look: http://bit.ly/144pyhh Photograph: A G Holesch/Getty Images/Imagebroker RF

How The Pope Does Mindfulness

Can a 500-year-old, 5-minute technique help you manage your day (Catholicism not required)?<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re re-posting some of our favorite stories from the archives, with a special focus on the</i> …

Mindfulness

Russians who raised the dead

In the years before World War II, Russian scientists attempted to revive fish and dog heads, and even a human being<p>Frank Swain<p>June 14, 2013 11:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “How to Make a Zombie”<p>[Sergei] Bryukhonenko…graduated from Moscow University Medical School in 1914, just in time to be drafted …

Send A Message To Your Friend About Drunk Driving–On A Billboard

Australia’s Transport Accident Commission is taking a novel approach in its Christmas road safety initiative which broke this week. Its #homesafely campaign, created by Naked Communications, enables people to send personal road safety messages to loved ones for display on road-side billboards and …

Hydrogen fuel breakthrough lets researchers extract gas from any plant

Researchers at Virginia Tech have successfully extracted large amounts of hydrogen from plants, a promising discovery that could help bring hydrogen closer to the environmentally-friendly fuel source many are hoping it can be. Y.H. Percival Zhang and his team accomplished this through the use of …

Amazon is Now Beta Testing an Automated Cover Generator for Kindle eBooks | The Digital Reader

The cover image for an ebook is important to its success, but it's also a rather difficult skill to master. Not everyone has the artistic skills to …

Plants Used To Generate Hydrogen For Safe And Clean Energy

So, we did read about how Denmark intends to glean up to 50% of their national energy needs from wind turbines alone in a few years’ time. This is …

Self-Healing Hydrogen Leaf Could Power the World

There are plenty of scientists out there trying to solve our impending energy crisis. Many of their creations never leave the lab. Here's one that is …

How Innovation Stalls - Two Case Studies In Poland

Two great Polish inventions looked destined for global success: SpinCar and IzzyBike. But two years later, both projects have stalled. What</b> …

Investing

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

'Interesting' Software Follow-Up: Scrivener, Google's Orphans

A new, free guide to an exceptional program<p>1) <b>Scrivener Guide.</b> Over the years, and most recently here, I have extolled the virtues of Scrivener as a major step forward in computerized writing tools. I'm grateful to my friend MG in the United Arab Emirates who has alerted me to a detailed, useful, …

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have …

A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life

The project, which began in 1938, has followed 268 Harvard undergraduate men for 75 years, measuring an astonishing range of psychological, anthropological, and physical traits — from personality type to IQ to drinking habits to family relationships to "hanging length of his scrotum"—in an effort …

How to Make a Double Exposure

Multiple exposure is a technique that many film photographers discovered by complete accident – either the camera broke and the film didn’t advance, …

Photography

How Busy People Find Time to Think Deeply

During the first presidential campaign Michelle Obama was worried her husband's schedule allowed him "no time to think." You hear the same from …

Bill Clinton

Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity

“I’m not really a creative person”, always struck me as an odd sentence. Could it really be that some of us are born to be more creatively gifted …

Creativity

A Radically New Ideas Machine: Kickstarting an X-Prize for Everything

Has our great ideas machine really broken down? Peter Thiel recently quipped that innovation in America is <i>“Somewhere between dire straits and dead…we wanted flying cars; instead, we got 140 characters.”</i><p>And, he has a point. We are still relying on the out-dated intellectual property system to fuel …

The Farming Technique That Could Revolutionize the Way We Eat

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality