Gavin Markowitz

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The Deep Lessons of Ambient Sound Meditation

It's common to meditate while listening to beautiful music, but I've found that meditating to ambient sounds -- whatever sounds are present at this very moment -- is not only a wonderful meditation, it provides a deep insight into where we can find joy in our lives.<p><i>Photo: freeimages.com/lucy</i> …

6 Easy and Lucrative Side Jobs

Whether you want to be more aggressive about paying off credit card debt and putting more into savings or you just want to live a more extravagant lifestyle, you’re probably ready to start earning more. Side jobs can help you attain your financial goals.<p>Check out some of the easiest and most …

Employment

Lenses made from nanomaterials get closer to replacing glass

Researchers recently showed off breakthrough nanomaterial "metalenses" that could replace bulky glass optics. There was one problem, though -- it only worked on a single color at a time, meaning your smartphone could only do arty, monochromatic photos. However, the same team at Harvard's School of …

A Brief History of Diesel Motorcycles

Reading time: about 9 minutes.<p>eBay<br>• Motorcycles<p>If you are way out the back of nowhere, a long way from civilization, there are few things so comforting …

Motorcycles

Five Ways To Keep Valued Employees

Are your employees looking for new jobs? Chances are the answer is “yes.” Studies show that around 40 percent of workers are planning to look for a new job within the next six months, and 69 percent say they’re already passively looking.<p>While losing an employee whom you thought was happy might take …

Employee Engagement

EmDrive: Beating NASA, China claims to have carried out successful test of 'impossible technology'

NASA has been trying to make the hypothetical technology, but China claims that it has successfully carried out a test.<p>The China National Space …

10 Mysterious Facts About the Pineal Gland

René Descartes once described the pineal gland as “the principal seat of the soul.” Though medical knowledge has vastly progressed since then, here …

Insects

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other investors are launching a $1 billion green energy fund

It's called Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), and it has a broad focus. "Anything that leads to cheap, clean, reliable energy we're open-minded to," Gates told Quartz<p>Alongside the Microsoft-cofounder-turned-philanthropist and the Amazon CEO, there is an array of top investors and industry leaders …

20 cheap and easy home improvement ideas

Your home is absolutely perfect. You have renovated, decorated, and celebrated. But now there are a few things that need tweaking. Don't fret, this …

Home Improvement

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

<i>“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep.”</i> — Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on …

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

The SuitX MAX Exoskeleton Grants Workers Enhanced Strength

Ever wanted strap yourself into a robot exoskeleton and gain extraordinary powers? The SuitX MAX, a three-part exoskeleton launched Wednesday, …

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

Watch a Giant Robotic Suit Get Demolished

Watching a chainsaw sword cut through a giant robot is cathartic as hell.<p>Giant fighting robots are fast becoming a reality. Just take a look at Megabots, the American robotics team that challenged the Japan-based startup Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a life-sized Rock 'em Sock 'em boxing duel over a …

alexander mcqueen AW '16 umbrella sports 3D printed handle

apr 30, 2018<p>the staircase unfurls at the 1st-floor level, as if reuniting with its vast family of arboreal brethren in green park opposite.<p>the …

San Fernando Valley

Smart Phone Controlled Home Automation Project Using Arduino

Automation is the essence of today’s world. Automation can make our life easy and secure. There are many ways to obtain automation. Automation can be …

Arduino

These Solar Panels Pull Clean Drinking Water Straight From The Air

With pilot programs in Ecuador, Jordan, Mexico, and the U.S., the technology could provide a reliable, clean water to many people who don’t have it today.<p>When a family in Guayaquil, Ecuador turns on the tap for a glass of water, it doesn’t flow from city pipes–there are no city pipes. Instead, a …

Clean Energy

Become Very Unpopular Very Fast With This DIY EMP Generator

Taking a break from his book, “How to Gain Enemies and Encourage Hostility,” [FPS Weapons] shows us how to build our own handheld EMP generator which …

Makerspaces

Tattoo-Worthy Drawings of Geometric Beasts by Kerby Rosanes

This year, Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes decided to create an amazing new series that fuses geometric shapes with animals. Rosanes is …

Breaking Away

Appliance Science: How solar panels convert light into electricity

Solar panels harvest the energy of the sun to drive your appliances. How do they convert one form of energy into another? Appliance Science is here to explain.<p>It sounds like magic: capturing energy from the sun and converting it into electricity to run your toaster. It's science, not magic, though. …

Clean Energy

The top 10 quotes EVERY entrepreneur should live by

Share103<p>Tweet<p>Share132<p>+18<p>Shares 243<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Here are the top 10 quotes …

Motivation

17 Landscaping Ideas for a Low-Maintenance Yard

HGTV's Chris and Peyton Lambton reveal how to spend less time taking care of your yard and more time relaxing in it.<p>Chris and Peyton Lambton from HGTV's "Going Yard" reveal the secrets to an outdoor space that's nearly effortless to maintain.