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uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters and shoring up global …

Stock Markets

Seven Generations jumps on low costs to buck energy trend

Seven Generations Energy Ltd. is pressing ahead with its drilling plans despite the industry's severe downturn, taking advantage of low costs and access to capital, its chief executive officer says.<p>Seven Generations, the last sizable energy producer to go public before the market for oil and gas …

Lea Michele Has Marked The Two-Year Anniversary Of Cory Monteith's Death In A Lovely Way

"We think of you always and love you so."<p>Monteith died in Vancouver July 13, 2013, from an overdose of heroin and alcohol at the age of 31.

Lea Michele

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

This Giant Oil Rig Could Usher in a Radically Altered Arctic

A floating oil rig just delivered to Italian and Norwegian oil companies will soon be operating farther north than any other.<p>What's orange, white, and big all over—and a potential harbinger of big changes in the Arctic if not the whole planet?<p>The answer is <i>Goliat</i>, a mammoth, beer-glass-shaped, …

Oil & Gas Industry

7 Steve Jobs Quotes That Could Change Your Life

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs</b> …

Motivation

Mark Zuckerberg reveals his one rule for hiring

'It's a pretty good test and it has served me well,' Facebook founder tells audience at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona<p>As the founder of one of the most successful companies on the planet, when <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> gives job advice it’s a good idea to listen.<p>Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in …

Secret Saudi oil game pushing OPEC members toward fiscal cliff

The cartel that pumps about 30 per cent of the world's oil, OPEC, is going through an existential crisis. Roughly a million pundits, analysts and commentators have concluded that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has lost control of the oil market and is pretty much finished. The …

Saudi Arabia has a big problem – and it’s called oil

I knew fuel was cheap in Saudi Arabia, but I had no idea how ridiculously cheap. I found out when the driver of the big BMW who picked me up at the Jeddah airport pulled off the highway and paid the equivalent of $8 (U.S.) for a fill-up. Gasoline in the kingdom costs about 16 cents a litre. Water …

The Saudi standoff: Oil-rich nation takes on world’s high-cost producers

In the high-stakes contest between the United States, the biggest shale oil producer, and Saudi Arabia, the biggest oil exporter, America has blinked first.<p>The OPEC refusal to cut production at its November meeting was widely seen as the declaration of a price war against booming U.S. shale oil …

As oil prices skid, ‘panic is beginning to set in’

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Friday, Dec. 12, 2014</i>.<p><b>Oil, markets sink</b><br>As analyst Alastair McCaig puts it today, "panic is beginning to set in" across financial markets as the collapse in oil prices deepens.<p>His comments came as equity and currency markets faced fresh turmoil, with …

Are you suffering from stress, or anxiety?

<i>This column is part of The Globe and Mail's Your Life at Work Survey, done in conjunction with Howatt HR Consulting. Click here to take our survey, measure your stress levels, find out your Quality of Work Life (QWL) score and determine whether you're able to cope.</i><p>Life can be filled with …

Enough with pipelines. Refine it

<i>ggibson@bc-home.com</i><p>Oil prices are down, but they will be back up, as always. Meanwhile, new supply comes on stream from existing construction. So the great Canadian issue remains new oil pipelines from Alberta. For supporters, these long-term projects will generate untold billions of dollars every …

As oil skids towards $65, companies forced to recalculate

After five months of skidding crude prices, energy players and politicians who depend on oil and gas revenue are finally warning a slowdown in Canada's oil patch is on the way – one that will crimp growth and the economy.<p>The push came this week after OPEC decided to keep its production at 30 …

Philae comet lander alien ‘cover-up’ conspiracy theories emerge

On Wednesday afternoon, the European Space Agency made galactic history when their Rosetta Mission successful landed its Philae probe on a speeding comet, the first time such an extraordinary feat has been achieved.<p>As with everything from the moon landing to the death of Elvis, an alternative …

Why every Norwegian is a (kroner) millionaire

Should governments siphon off profits from massive oil and gas reserves and invest them for the long term? Or should they let the free market grip it and rip it, and keep taxes and regulations to a minimum?<p>Alberta and Norway provide two strikingly different answers to those questions. Norway began …

Oil’s slide heightens fears of big market correction

Another plunge in oil prices reflected the likelihood that emerging markets as well as Europe are in the grip of a slowdown, raising investors' fears that markets face a substantial correction, or worse, as the United States emerges as the sole growth engine.<p>On Monday, Brent crude, the effective …

Why are so many managers useless as leaders?

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Unfortunate fact: there are a great number of people in …

Why Canadian oil patch investors should be tracking U.S. crude price

<b>What are we looking at?</b><p>Large cap Canadian oil stocks and domestic oil services companies are much more sensitive to United States oil prices than West Canada Select crude. Investors should not look for the relative strength in domestic oil prices to support their equity holdings in the oil patch's …

40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time

Through the hillbilly music of the 1920s, the honky-tonk of the Forties and Fifties, the Bakersfield movement of the Sixties, bluegrass, Western …

Country Music

Murakami

Krugger hits the BMW K1600 for six

The BMW K1600 is a touring machine <i>par excellence</i>. It has six cylinders, seven computers, multiple drive modes and adaptive headlights. It’s the kind of machine that sends journalists into raptures, and wins Motorcycle Of The Year awards.<p>It is not, however, a bike that anyone in their right mind …

Why we must teach children how to move

It's a bit counterintuitive. Humans are born with the capacity to move, but not the skills to do so.<p>Think about swimming the front crawl as an example. Most of us are born with the ability to stroke the water with our arms, kick our legs and turn our heads to the side, but we have to be taught …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Here’s A Moving Tribute To The Sad Dads Dragged To One Direction Concerts

Comet Probe Finds Elements Of Life

The Rosetta spacecraft has discovered all the elements of life in the gases jetting from a comet as it approaches the Sun.<p>The ingredients that make up amino acids, life’s building blocks, are all contained in the tail of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G). Among them are methane, …

Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' by Robin Williams's Parkinson's Diagnosis

Could Robin Williams’s battle with Parkinson’s disease have exacerbated his existing issues with depression?<p>On Thursday, the late actor’s widow, …

APOD: Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars (2014 Aug 12) Image Credit & Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140812.html Explanation: What's happened in Hebes Chasma on Mars? Hebes Chasma is a depression just north of the enormous Valles Marineris canyon. Since the depression is unconnected to other surface features, it is unclear where the internal material went. Inside Hebes Chasma is Hebes Mensa, a 5 kilometer high mesa that appears to have undergone an unusual partial collapse -- a collapse that might be providing clues. The above image, taken by the robotic Mars Express spacecraft currently orbiting Mars, shows great details of the chasm and the unusual horseshoe shaped indentation in the central mesa. Material from the mesa appears to have flowed onto the floor of the chasm, while a possible dark layer appears to have pooled like ink on a downslope landing. A recent hypothesis holds that salty rock composes some lower layers in Hebes Chasma, with the salt dissolving in melted ice flows that drained through holes into an underground aquifer. http://www.esa.int/ http://www.esa.int/esaSC/SEMGQOXLDMD_people_0_iv.html http://www.esa.int/Services/Terms_and_conditions Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140812 #APOD