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Bill Joy, Silicon Valley Visionary, on the Future of Batteries, Electric Airplanes, and the "Internet of Energy"

He says solid-state batteries will be cheaper than today's lithium-ion batteries and help move the grid to 100 percent renewables Photo: Ionic …

Clean Energy

Spaceflight strikes deal with Rocket Lab for three satellite launch extravaganzas

Seattle-based Spaceflight has partnered with Rocket Lab for three launches over the next year, including one of the first launches for BlackSky’s …

Space Exploration

4 Steps to Quintuple Your Business in the Next 12 Months

Here's how you can scale from $20,000 to $100,000.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to scale from $20,000 per month to $100,000, there's a four-step process you need to take.<p>Which may sound too simple, because the thought of quintupling business …

Business Strategy

AI Made a Movie—and the Results Are Horrifyingly Encouraging

There’s really no nice way to put this: In his new film, <i>Zone Out</i>, <i>Silicon Valley</i> star Thomas Middleditch makes you want to do just that. It’s not …

Artificial Intelligence

Defy gravity with the Lunavity hover backpack

Students at the University of Tokyo are working on a hover pack that would let you feel like you're walking on the moon.

Tokyo

39 Foods That Contain Almost Zero Calories

Calories provide the energy that your body uses during rest, physical activity and digestion.<p>While there is no evidence to support that …

Nutrition

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

Cannabis

Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun Is Spinning Too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realized the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than …

How to Keep Customers and Make More Sales

Author Jill Schiefelbein chats with Noah Fleming about how customer loyalty impacts business performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This video is part of a series brought to you by Entrepreneur’s book division, Entrepreneur Press, the publisher of Jill</i> …

Boeing and NanoRacks to build first commercial space airlock

The International Space Station may have the internal volume of a 747, but when it comes to getting things in and out, it's about as accessible as a …

The Mars rover just sent back data that has scientists completely stumped

The Curiosity rover has been cruising around on Mars since late 2012, so you’d think that scientists would have a pretty good handle on the kind of …

Stomach acid powers up MIT's ingestible battery

Tiny, ingestible electronic devices are proving to be a better substitute for drug delivery or invasive procedures like colonoscopies, but powering …

One of Amazon’s fiercest competitors in India was created by an H-1B reject

America, be warned: As the Trump administration moves to clamp down on H-1B visas, the US has a lot to lose.<p>Opponents of the H-1B program, which allows skilled foreign workers to be employed in the US for up to six years, say that it favors foreign workers over American ones, particularly when it …

Tiny Asteroid-Mining Scouts Could Study Space-Dust Strikes

Watching asteroids get pummeled by fast-moving space dust could reveal a lot about the rocks — including which ones might make good mining …

The CEO of Google DeepMind is worried that tech giants won't work together at the time of the intelligence explosion

DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, whose company is arguably at the front of the race to develop human-level artificial intelligence (AI), said at The Future of Life's Beneficial AI conference in January that he wants (and expects) superintelligence to be created.<p>But it's important that technology …

Artificial Intelligence

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017 | Inc.com

Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique--that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more …

6 reasons the clean energy revolution doesn't need Trump’s blessing

President Donald Trump’s anti-environment blitzkrieg is leaving many of us struggling to catch up to and understand the dramatic changes being made …

No Big Bang? Quantum Physicists Discover The Universe Has No Beginning

The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general …

How one family thrives in the Arctic with a cob house inside a solar geodesic dome

Life inside the Arctic Circle is by no means easy, unless you’re a Hjertefølger. We first heard about Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefølger four years ago …

Arctic Circle

How This Startup Is Producing Sustainable Oil From Sewage Sludge

It’s black. It’s viscous. It looks a lot like crude oil. Yet, it doesn’t come from drilling, but from sewage sludge. Danish startup Mash Biotech has found a cost-effective method for converting one of the world’s big waste sources into sustainable oil and a fertilizer.<p>“We’ve tried to sort of put …

Oil & Gas Industry

Blinded by the light: Solar farms are expected to outpace natural gas in the U.S.

<b>(AP)</b><p>One of the biggest winners of 2016 will likely be solar power<p>Bobby Magill<p>December 28, 2016 12:35am (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>2016 is shaping up to be a milestone year for energy, and when the final accounting is done, one of the biggest winners is likely to be …

Google Translate is Amazing Now, and That Should Terrify You

Translating languages is hard. If you’re fluent in more than one, you already know that there’s never any direct translation for a lot of phrases. …

Giant Avatar-style robot takes first steps in South Korea

A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps.<p>Designed by a veteran of science fiction blockbusters, the four-metre-tall (13-foot), 1.5 ton Method-2 towers over a room on the outskirts of Seoul.<p>The hulking …

JDA Software CEO Baljit Dail On Providing Solutions When Consumers Are In Charge

JDA Software CEO Baljit Dail leads an organization that is a leader in supply chain and retail solutions. The company went private a number of years ago, taking private equity investments from New Mountain Capital and Blackstone. The company has leveraged these investments to open up the innovation …

Google Cloud Platform

Artificial Intelligence Gained Consciousness in 1991

Why A.I. pioneer Jürgen Schmidhuber is convinced the ultimate breakthrough already happened.<p>For as long as humans have had consciousness — two or two …

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

<b>The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed, after the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi.</b><p>Bertrand Piccard piloted the plane for a final time, steering it safely from the Egyptian capital Cairo to the UAE.<p>He has been taking turns at the controls with Swiss …

Festive Nebulas Make Hubble Telescope's Holidays Bright

Two stunning nebulas shine as one in this colorful view captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and released by NASA just in time for the holidays.<p>The …

The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

Innovation is critical in a knowledge economy — driving growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. And yet, despite its importance, innovation is a …

Management

Artificial intelligence is going to make it easier than ever to fake images and video

Smile Vector is a Twitter bot that can make any celebrity smile. It scrapes the web for pictures of faces, and then it morphs their expressions using a deep-learning-powered neural network. Its results aren’t perfect, but they’re created completely automatically, and it’s just a small hint of …

5 Scientific Myths You Probably Believe About The Universe

The Universe is a vast, mysterious place, encompassing everything we’ve ever known, observed or could ever hope to come into contact with. For millennia, a look up at the sky — our window into the cosmos beyond our world — was met with wonder, awe, and a fascination with the unknown. Thanks to all …

Physics