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Top 10 science and tech books for October: from Brian Cox and wacky Mother Nature to space and pizza

From the celebration of life on earth and quantum mechanics to the science of dining and how to serve food properly at a party<p>Humans might just be a lump of space dust but Cox’s appreciation of the unlikeliness of being makes this a celebration of life on earth.

Scientists make an invisibility cloak using off-the-shelf optical lenses

Most invisibility cloaks require fairly exotic technology to work, such as fiber optics or light-altering metamaterials. That's not very practical, especially since the illusion still tends to break when you move. The University of Rochester may have a far more realistic solution, however -- it has …

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at making business cards more interesting, like the playable Tetris business card. The latest shot at a smart business card has appeared on …

Watch! Origami-inspired robot assembles itself in 4 minutes

It's alive! Using some paper, a circuit board and the plastic used in Shrinky Dinks, a team of researchers has designed an origami-inspired crawling robot that folds itself into working order in about four minutes.<p>These transformer-like paper bots, described in the journal Science, could offer a …

Robots can use Wi-Fi as X-ray vision

Receiving a Wi-Fi signal through a couple of thick walls is often a major headache, but researchers are trying to make the best of the signal's weakness. By measuring signal strength, researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have figured out a way to use Wi-Fi to see through walls. …

Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer

Harvard scientists have built the world's first working Transformer robot, inspired by the ancient Japanese paper-folding art of origami.<p>The alien robots that feature in the Transformer movies conceal their true nature by taking on the form of cars and trucks. The scientists' robot has yet to reach …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup

Every entrepreneur — no matter the size of their company — faces tough decisions and seemingly insurmountable struggles at some point in the process of getting their idea off the ground.<p>Think you have what it takes?<p>Rejoiner's Joseph Putnam teamed up with Grasshopper to ask more than two dozen …

Entrepreneurship

Nine ways to overcome creative burnout

We have all experienced it: That disconcerting moment when you sit down at your desk and you're overcome by an uncertain, disorienting fog. I'm not talking about the gray mist outside your bedroom window, but rather that murky brain fog that wafts around your head and won't easily lift. Some call …

Budgeting Time for Play is Good Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup founders are chronically “just too busy” for exercise, friends, family and certainly hobbies. A single-minded focus naturally seems sensible but, counterintuitive though it may be, extracurricular activities have important …

Success

​MotionSavvy uses gesture recognition to give sign language a voice

If you're fluent in American Sign Language, congratulations: you know one more language than <i>most</i> of the people reading this post. The rest of us? A solution to our communicative failures is on the way. A company called MotionSavvy is building a Leap Motion-equipped tablet case that can actively …

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

Princeton Whiz Kids Create Open-Source API For Voice Control Assistant, Runs On Raspberry Pi

Charlie Marsh and Shubhro Saha are a couple of undergrads from Princeton University that could have a major league opportunities in front of them and I’m betting there are a few talent scouts looking to draft these boys in the first round. While Apple may be planning big things for Siri and …

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

3 Ingredients for Unforgettable Presentations

It doesn't take much to make an impression. Just vary your content, know your audience, and get them to care.<p>Most audiences sit back, listen, and are left to find meaning in what the speaker is saying. But fortunately, with careful crafting, you can include three concepts in your presentation to …

3 Memorable Ways to Launch a Product to Wow Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing to consumers offers a brilliant challenge: You know you have an amazing product. And if only you could get people to try it, they would love it, you think.<p>What many marketers don't understand is that the way you furnish a …

Marketing

Dancing Giants: How Cisco Innovates

Padmasree warrior, Cisco's Chief Technology Officer<p>Cisco has been called the backbone of the Internet for so long it feels like a trademarked slogan. …

5 TED Talks That May Change Your View on Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The incredible popularity of the TED Talks series makes sense. In an age where your marketing plan needs to include multimedia to be successful, why should you be any different when it comes to consuming inspiration? Just like your …

Public Speaking

How to Diversify Your Company and Tackle New Industries

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My life as an entrepreneur did not start out so glamorously. After being rejected for a job at a pest-control company, I rallied 10 of my buddies and started my career selling pest control door to door. Our first summer of sales was spent …

Pest Control

8 Steps to Launch an Idea, in Just a Few Hours

Thanks to the spread of "lean" startup techniques, today's innovators are smarter than ever. But in the race to launch that first prototype, some of them might be moving too fast.<p>Now that "lean" methodology has taken hold of startup culture, many founders and internal innovation teams grasp the …

Business Strategy

3 Ways to Make a Good Presentation Great

What makes a presentation good isn't the same as what makes a presentation great.<p>Good presentations are uncommon, but great presentations are rare as basilisk teeth. That's because, when it comes to presentations, the jump from good to great is larger than the jump from bad to good. Here's why:<p>1. …

Infographics

Steve Blank on the Next 50 Years of Business Innovation

In his commencement speech at ESADE, the entrepreneur spoke with the class of 2014 about the future of entrepreneurship and the role new generations play in inciting change.<p>President Bieto, Dean Sauquet, members of the faculty, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen…Thank you for the kind …

Innovation