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7 Beautiful Buildings in Unexpected Places

For every brand-name skyscraper, there's an equally interesting building off the beaten path. In fact, some of the most interesting structures require a pilgrimage to a far-flung location—proof that, for these seven projects, the trip is part of the design.<p>Mug Hakdong Hotel, Mongdol Beach, Geoje, …

Raising Millions With Equity Crowdfunding Will Cost You, But How Much?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The recently released Regulation A+ is the first section of the JOBS Act that allows a company to raise capital from the general public. By opening up private company investments to the “crowd,” Regulation A+ promises to be a game changer …

This Area Would Be Enough to Power the Whole World with Solar Energy

Did you know the amount of electricity consumed in the world each year? According to statistics Site Index Mundi, the world’s electricity consumption …

Amazon wants to train young people to become cloud experts

Amazon has launched a new program today with the aim of educating young people to become cloud experts of the future.<p>Of course, given the company’s huge Amazon Web Services (AWS) business, it’s not exactly an altruistic move on its part. Nonetheless, AWS Educate aims to “help educators and students …

On-demand apps are riding a huge wave of investments

If you follow the money, it'll lead you to the world of on-demand apps. Dozens of new companies seem to be popping up everyday that let people order whatever they like -- a haircut, groceries, a taxi -- with a tap of a smartphone button. And investors are joining in.<p>Venture funding for the …

Apps

Coinbase updates iOS and Android apps to let users in U.S. and Europe instantly buy Bitcoin, get free bits

Bitcoin wallet Coinbase is updating its iOS and Android apps so that users can link their bank accounts to the app and buy and sell Bitcoin more easily. The startup also wants to give users free bits.<p>When you create a new account on Coinbase, it will now automatically send you 100 bits (or roughly …

She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

The latest robot sensation in Japan is so lifelike that when she was on the floor of a Tokyo department store recently, she was confused for a human being. The new humanoid's name is Aiko Chihira, and she was working in customer service, clad in a traditional silk kimono.<p>"She's 165 centimeters [5 …

Robotics

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

Western Australia

Social network makes its big move into mobile payments, although the ability to send money directly to contacts will be US-only for now<p>Facebook is adding a feature to its Facebook Messenger app that will enable people to send payments directly to their friends on the social network.<p>The new feature …

Social Media

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.<p>Green roofs have an isolating effect, helping reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer.<p>The argument …

Solar Panels

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

Space

Nest and Samsung launch Thread, a wireless mesh standard for the smart home

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed …

Chinese Businessman Builds Nation's First City-To-City Electric Car Charging Route

Businessman Zong Yi bought a Tesla Model S. Then he bought 20 charging stations to help him get home from Beijing to Guangzhou.<p>Well, this is one way to get things done. Businessman Zong Yi has set up China's first between-city electric-car charging route, Caixin Online reports. The route winds from …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Is Water Scarcity Dampening Growth Prospects in the Middle East and North Africa?

As turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa region mounts, concerns for water scarcity seem remote in light of deteriorating humanitarian and …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

Are You Ready? Here Are The Top 10 Skills For The Future

As big disruptive shifts hit the workplace we all get taken out of our comfort zones. Whereas once we felt in control, the stakes are evolving rapidly and our ability to adapt is falling behind. If we consider the recent gallup poll results that indicates that only a mere 30% of the workforce is …

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report 2014 is Live on Flipboard

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2014 is Live on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / May 28, 2014<p>There are few things that get the tech and business …

India and UAE join forces on renewable energy

<b>NEW DELHI:</b> India and UAE have agreed to work together to promote and advance renewable energy, specifically solar and wind power.<p>A Memorandum of …

Why Warren Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Prize To Predict The Perfect NCAA Bracket Matters

By this time next year, the world could see one more geeky billionaire. Investment mogul Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway company is backing a billion-dollar prize to predict the perfect NCAA tournament bracket.<p>“We’ve seen a lot of contests offering a million dollars for putting together a good …

New racing series to sell electric cars to skeptics | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - There’s a new kid on the block in motor racing this year, a quieter cousin to the brash Formula One, and it has the lofty aim of helping to get consumers to embrace electric cars.<p>Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings, poses for a photograph with the Formula E car on display …

India Is Building The World's Largest Solar Plant For $4.4 Billion

Since 2010, India has hiked installed solar power capacity from a meagre 17.8 megawatts to more than 2,000MW, official figures show, as part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's aim to make "the sun occupy centre-stage" in the country's energy mix.<p>Key to the progress has been a rapid fall in the cost …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Breakfast is served: Free meal programs aim to fight child hunger

<i>Editor's note: This story is one in a series on education issues featured at the 2013 Education Nation summit in New York City on Oct. 6-8. To learn more, please visit EducationNation.com.</i><p><i>By Christina Caron, NBC News</i><p>Before the day’s assignments begin, kindergarteners at Enrico Fermi School No. 17 …

Voyager 1 Probe Captures 1st-Ever Sounds of Interstellar Space (Video)

Thanks to NASA's far-flung Voyager 1 spacecraft, now exploring the final frontier beyond our solar system, humanity can tune into the sounds of …

Holland: Where Have You Been All My Life?

I was dazzled by my April/May 2013 trip to a country I’d somehow never visited before…the Netherlands–specifically, Holland!<p>We’ll get to the wonderful food in a moment…but EVERYTHING about this place made me happy! I spent most of my time in Amsterdam which…aside from the famous sins made available …

Sun will flip its magnetic field soon, NASA says

The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says.<p>In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, according to new observations by NASA-supported observatories.<p>The flipping of the sun's magnetic field marks the peak of …

Astronomy

Ford is charged up on vehicle to infrastructure for electric vehicles on Driving the Nation | Driving the Nation

Watch the video to see Ford’s Charged up Electric Vehicle-Readiness. Mike Tinskey, Fords manager of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, …

Electric Vehicles

BMW’s New Electric Car Was Inspired By iPads And Macbooks

The i3 will be BMW’s first all-electric car produced from the ground up. And its styling came from an unconventional place: the technology industry.<p>“We want our car to look like a tablet.”<p>It seems like an absurd statement for BMW to make, especially as the consumer electronics industry has only …