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The Ten Most Impressive Engineering Projects of All Time

For time immemorial, humanity has sought to outdo itself architecturally, building longer tunnels, taller towers, and stronger walls. Now, the Master …

A Big, Fat Lie People Tell Entrepreneurs

Starting a business? Expect to get lots of unsolicited advice from family, friends, and neighbors. And if they feed you this line, don't buy it.<p>Unfortunately, it is a vicious cycle.<p>One reason we don't have more successful entrepreneurs is that people who want to create something new and better …

11 Ways to Stay Focused This Summer (Even Though You'd Rather Be at the Beach)

Summer is the perfect time for your startup team to unwind -- while still working.<p>Nevermind the fact that for many startups, summer is a slower season overall -- it's also a time when many of your employees will have weekend weddings, pool parties and travel plans on their minds. (Chances are, so …

Why Apple Developers Like What They're Seeing at WWDC

SAN FRANCISCO - It's a great time to be an Apple developer. That's the consensus from the dozens of iOS and Mac developers I've spoken to at WWDC …

Cast-in-place Concrete House in Hawaii

A modern cast-in-place concrete house located on Big Island, Hawaii.<p>Craig Steely Architecture was commissioned to design a modern cast-in-place …

GE integrates iBeacons in new LED lighting fixtures rolling out in Walmart & other retailers

Up until now most retailers have been deploying Apple’s iBeacon technology by purchasing small standalone Bluetooth beacons or using iPad terminals that act as beacons. Now, GE is introducing its next-generation LED light fixture that packs in a combo Bluetooth LE/Visual Light Communication chip …

Associated Press News

A Robot that Can Elegantly Run on Legs, Created by Changing the Form Factor

When forging into new design territory, one of the biggest challenges a designer or engineer can face is ridding their mind of the incumbent form …

Help Leaders Be Less Useless at Strategy

At some point in the formulation of a strategy, its creator must review his or her work with the leader, either by choice or by procedure.<p>If the strategist is a CEO, the reviewer is the board (or a committee thereof). If the strategist is a business unit head, the reviewer is the CEO, and so on …

Toyota's Texas move could boost state's economy by $7.2B in 10 years

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and apparently that includes the Toyota's effect on the economy. The giant Japanese automaker's new headquarters in Plano, TX, will add an estimated $7.2 billion to the state over the next 10 years, according to a new study commissioned by the city and cited …

Dissected: 2015 Jeep Renegade

Unholy Toledo: Homegrown no more, Jeep has its first import in the import-fighting Renegade.<p>The significance of Fiat Chrysler’s decision to unveil the 2015 Renegade in Geneva in March is plain: It will be the first U.S.-market Jeep to be built abroad. Sharing a platform with the Fiat 500L and built …

The Physics of Injectables: Hypodermic Horsepower

Shooting up a little extra performance isn't just for cyclists and baseball players, you know.<p>Engines are designed to run on commonly available fuels, but as every street racer knows, injecting a little something extra can help performance. (Certain athletes seem to have picked up on this concept, …

Apple reportedly 'clueless' about how to fix iMessage purgatory

iMessages don’t always reach their intended target.<p>If you switch from an iPhone to another smartphone, you may get stuck in “iMessage purgatory.” That’s exactly what happened to Adam Pash, a former Lifehacker editor, who recently switched to an Android device. He now faces an issue where …

A Sophisticated Lawyer’s Office Identity Design

Benício lawyer’s office – corporate design.<p>Adilson Porto Jr. is a senior art director living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. While working for …

Graphic Design

Five Key Properties of Interactive Data Visualization

According to renowned AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories statistician John Tukey, “data may not contain the answer. The coordination of some data and an aching desire for an answer will not ensure that a reasonable one can be extracted from a given body of data.” While Tukey (1915-2000) is correct in …

Signs of Apocalypse: New Surgery Can Give You "Thigh Gap"

It should go without saying at this point that the infamous “thigh gap” is nothing to strive for. Perhaps your body’s natural shape means you do …