Erik Maguina

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To save the Earth, stack humans in green cities and leave the wilderness for other animals

Science fiction writer and ecologist Kim Stanley Robinson (previously) writes that we need to "empty half the Earth of its humans" to save the planet …

Sustainability

Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more sunlight into electricity.<p>An …

Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years

The main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells.<p>The …

Clean Energy

This skyscraper-sized air purifier is the world's tallest

The tower is about as tall as a 20-story building.<p>It may look like just another giant smokestack, but a 200-foot tower in the central Chinese city of Xi’an was built to pull deadly pollutants from the air rather than add more. And preliminary research shows the tower — which some are calling the …

Pollution

Need an Office Break? Go Mobile With These Portable Workmates

<b>1. Chrome Juno Travel Tote Bag</b><br>A briefcase adds panache to an outfit, but they’re usually no good for protecting precious electronics. This carry-all …

The 5 Big Problems With Blockchain Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Blockchain is often touted as a world-changing technology and in many ways, it is. However, it isn’t necessarily the cure-all panacea for the world’s problems that many evangelists would have you believe.<p>Here’s a breakdown of some of the issues with blockchain that anyone thinking of using it …

Blockchain

Trump tariffs will save some solar jobs and destroy others

The first time the United States tried to protect solar industry manufacturing jobs from foreign competition, things did not go exactly as planned.<p>Chinese solar panel makers evaded U.S. tariffs by relocating to Taiwan, and the Chinese government retaliated with its own duties on U.S. exports of the …

Where the super rich store their money, and where everybody else does

Last month, President Donald Trump reportedly floated a potential new campaign slogan: “How’s your 401(k) doing?”<p>Fair enough... the stock market has …

networth

How to Make Content Go Viral with These 6 Earned, Owned, and Paid Hacks

What if you could choose to make your content go viral?What if you didn’t have to leave your content’s success up to chance?It’s the dream of every …

Need to Increase Your Bottom Line? Here's Why You Shouldn't Cut Costs (And Should Do This Instead)

Often small business owners first cut costs to help the bottom line, but this can be a mistake. Always consider increasing revenues first and this article gives some ideas on how to do this.<p>I get it small business owners, I really do. When things get lean, with not enough profit, it's often simple …

Small Business

These 11 Books Are More Than 50 Years Old, But Will Breathe New Life Into Your Business

Outclass your competition with ideas no one else is looking at.<p>Nearly every business book list I came across in 2017 had Tim Ferriss' <i>Tribe of Mentors</i> and Tony Robbins' <i>Unshakeable</i>. Later this month, Gary Vee's new book, Crushing It, is sure to make most business book lists this year. Every …

Motivation

Kimbal Musk — Elon’s brother — predicts a movement of millennial workers fleeing desk jobs for farms

After more than a decade working in tech, Kimbal Musk (brother of Elon) decided to lean into his true passion: local food. He now runs a chain of local food-focused restaurants called The Kitchen, as well as Big Green, a national nonprofit that builds educational gardens in public schools.<p>So it …

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

How This Millennial Built A 7-Figure Business Using Equity Crowdfunding

As entrepreneurs, most of us tend to seriously underestimate the value of community.<p>I’m talking about the community you build with your customers—and no, a loosely engaged Facebook group doesn’t count.<p>I find it’s far too common that community is often the last thing to cross our minds. We devote …

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why

Here's the biggest reason people choose unfulfilling careers.<p>Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep …

Study Skills

DACA injunction adds to limbo for ‘dreamers’ as Trump crackdown, Hill talks continue

The Trump administration vowed Wednesday to fight a federal injunction that temporarily blocked its plans to rescind work permits for young undocumented immigrants, insisting that Congress must find a solution for those known as "dreamers."<p>On Capitol Hill, lawmakers said a bipartisan proposal could …

Immigration

I Cofounded a Company and Led It to an IPO and a $2.5 Billion Acquisition. Here Are 5 Things I'd Do Differently

If you are a CEO or founder, or thinking of becoming one, don't ignore these lessons as you build your company.<p>From the outside-in, Trulia's path to its IPO and later acquisition was a smashing success. In reality, the road was fun but not without its share of major bumps along the way.<p>Now three …

Startups

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed

Others have failed like you. And like them, you'll grow and still succeed.<p>When a little kid falls on their face, they might cry for a few seconds. But what do they do afterward? They don't just stay in the dirt. They get up and bounce back from the failure. You need to show that same resilience any …

Motivation

Deep in the Desert, the Hyperloop Comes to Life

When the hyperloop first sparked a frenzy in 2013, it was just an Elon Musk Big Idea—very exciting, maybe possible, definitely hard to believe. Now, …

This map shows how the US is fighting terrorism in 76 countries around the world

"This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while," former President George W. Bush said on the White House South Lawn on Sept. 16, 2001. "And the American people must be patient. I'm going to be patient."<p>Bush was right that a war on an abstract noun like "terror" would take awhile.<p>It …

Persistence of Herbicides in Soil

The length of time a herbicide remains active in soil is called "soil persistence," or "soil residual life" (Figure 1). For some herbicides, there …

Best of CES 2018: The one company vital to gaming, self-driving cars, and AI

Quartz’s time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has come to a close, and we’ve reflected on a week of being inundated with gadgets, technology, and pitches.<p>Below is a list of which companies we believe won CES, which tried the hardest, and which embodied the spirit of the world’s …

CES

MoneyGram teams up with cryptocurrency Ripple on ‘payment flow’ project

Last week, we reported on a rumored partnership between Ripple and Western Union. That remains unconfirmed, but Business Insider has reported that …

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

Raspberry Pi Hardware Guide | Raspberry Pi Learning Resources

Begin by placing your SD card into the SD card slot on the Raspberry Pi. It will only fit one way.<p>Next, plug your keyboard and mouse into the USB …

Raspberry Pi

Open banking: The money revolution nobody knows about

This weekend a major change in the way banks manage your data takes place, one that could completely revolutionise how we bank, who owns our …

Our Bodies Could Be Treating a Western Diet Like It Was a Dangerous Infection

Put that burger down.<p>The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on …

westerndiet

9 Steps to Get You Ready to Move Abroad

Whether you're moving to London to study abroad for a year or working in Bali indefinitely, the process is entirely manageable.<p>It's finally …

Health Care

5 Tips For Finding The Next Bitcoin, Ethereum And Ripple

Bitcoin, Ehereum, Ripple, Litecoin and a few other high visible cryptocurrencies have made early investors very rich, very quickly. And they could make many more investors rich, provided that they continue to rise at the recent feverish pace that parallels big lottery Jackpots.<p>But that’s unlikely, …

Cryptocurrency

The Top 10 Housing Markets for 2018, According to Zillow

It looks like 2018 will be yet another big year in real estate. According to Zillow, 52.6 percent of all homes nationwide are worth as much or more …

Real Estate