Richard Wang

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Microsoft Turns Elevator Into Artificially Intelligent Panopticon

_Going down? _[sinister laugh]<p>The worst part of riding an elevator is awkwardly trying to find a direction to stare in that doesn't line up with anyone else's line of vision. The _second _worst part is waiting for it to come and avoiding eye contact with everyone. No more! A Microsoft company …

Sugar battery offers hope of green-powered gadgets within three years

Scientists in the US have developed a sugar-powered "biobattery" that they say stores 10 times more energy than the equivalent-size lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones.<p>According to the team at Virginia Tech university, the results of their work could be in use within three years – and …

'Password' Is No Longer The World's Most Popular Password (But You Won't Believe What Is)

'Password' is no longer the world's worst password - but only just.<p>A new study of the most used - and so most obvious and least secure - passwords …

8 Celebrities Who Went Through a Seriously Awkward Phase

Joe Manganiello had an awkward phase. We have the photo proof.<p>Many “flawless” celebrities soldiered through an adolescence marked by lanky frames, …

Hovering Tree Illusion by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this rural intervention (?) created earlier this week by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany. The duo wrapped a …

In your country, what should I eat?

In search of some mouth-watering fare, we dove into more than 200 responses to compile a list of locally recommended, must-try dishes from around the world.<p>When it comes to what to eat in a new country, no one knows better than the people that live there. In search of some mouth-watering local …

4 Tips On Staying Creative From Noma Star Chef Rene Redzepi

Rene Redzepi of Noma reinvented how we eat. Now, with a new book out, he speaks with Co.Design about staying creative, developing intuition, and finding inspiration.<p>At just 35, Rene Redzepi is the master chef of Noma, a two Michelin Star restaurant in Copenhagen that serves fanatical foodies “new …

Feast Your Eyes on Dubai’s World Record-Setting New Year’s Fireworks Show

Forget Times Square, the place every photographer wishes they were on New Year’s Eve 2014 (or is it 2013?) was Dubai. Why, you ask? Because this year …

One Family's Aging Process Documented Across Two Decades

In 1991, photographer Zed Nelson asked his friend and his friend's pregnant wife if he could document the family in a portrait. The couple agreed and, since then, Nelson has continued to photograph the trio on the same day each year, in front of the same backdrop and with the same lighting in this …

Best WTF Posts of 2013

10. Blow Me by Sebastian Errazuriz<br>An installation that’s a response to the overconsumption of technology, social networking, and instant …

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Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not good …

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was <b>trust</b>. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was …

The eyes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa are said by some to follow viewers around the room, but in this clever optical illusion the entire head of a dinosaur appears to move with the camera. Watch it here: http://fw.to/00HXuwg

New year conundrum: complete the equation 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 = 2014

In the runup to the end of December, the Guardian has published countdowns of TV shows, films and football players.<p>So here's one with numbers. The challenge is to count down from 10 to 0, and to fill in the gaps so that the expression equals the year.<p>In other words, fill in the gaps so the …

For all the breaking news and self-promotion on Twitter, it is the funny tweets - the witty, caustic, punning, silly, gag-smithing quips - which keep the social media platform ticking over. Here, in no particular order and in an entirely subjective list, we set out the 40 funniest tweets of 2013: http://fw.to/8ongDBI

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?" And: "How many men have you seen crawl …