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MegaBots raises $2.4 million to create league of human-piloted, giant fighting robots

Oakland, Calif. startup MegaBots Inc. has raised $2.4 million in seed funding to bring the robot-fighting stuff of manga and anime to a venue near you.<p>According to MegaBots cofounders, Gui Cavalcanti, Matt Oehrlein, and Brinkley Warren, the startup aspires to follow in the footsteps of major sports …

The 3 Things That Helped This Entrepreneur Go From 1 Restaurant To 175 Locations

At the end of the day, it all comes down to having a sense of urgency.<p>If you are thinking of getting creative and opening a restaurant concept, learn the recipe from one of the best in the business:<p>Restaurateur, entrepreneur, and former Alabama football player, John Cassimus is the former CEO of …

NASA Just Named This Lake Earth's Lightning Capital

NASA just named a lake in Venezuela the lightning capital of the world.<p>It's called <b>Lake Maracaibo</b> — and on good nights, lighting strikes there</b> …

Larry Page created Google in his sleep — here’s why ‘sleeping on it’ can be legitimately productive

During a 2009 University of Michigan commencement speech, he said he immediately grabbed a pen when he awoke and wrote down what became the basis for an algorithm. He used this algorithm to power a new Web search engine now known as Google.<p>"When a really great dream shows up, grab it!" the Google …

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62 Actionable Ideas for Getting More Clients From 13 Top Marketing and Sales Leaders

Talk is cheap and great ideas without action are useless. Instead, here are 62 actions you can take today from 13 brilliant sales and marketing thought leaders.<p>If you missed one of the best eight-hour-marathon, virtual events of 2016, Amanda Holmes and her team at Chet Holmes International have …

Elon Musk Sets Up Artificial Intelligence-Testing Gym

With automation becoming increasingly commonplace, tech boom wunderkinds, and everyone else, have been the debating the future of artificial …

NASA Invests Into Solar Electric Propulsion For Space Exploration

Aerojet Rocket has been selected by NASA to develop a Solar Electric Propulsion system and the project is worth $67m. It will be used for robotic …

Space Exploration

The world's tiniest engine can slip inside living cells

Nanoengineers at the University of Cambridge have constructed an engine that's just a few billionths of a metre across and could form a solid basis …

A 1964 experiment almost created the internet but the company behind it pulled the plug

In doing so, the company almost invented the internet. But after a few seemingly insurmountable struggles, it decided to end what was then the best hope of a world wide web.<p>The story begins with video calling, which is a lot older than you may think. The first patent was filed in Germany in 1932 by …

American Cities

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A Statistical Analysis of TV Series Finales vs Average Episode Ratings

Using ratings from IMDB, redditor ChallengeResponse created a series of charts that explore ‘TV finales that …

What Powers the World?

05/02/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>WORLD</b><p>Flick the switches to see where the world would go dark without fossil fuels, which countries rely the most on nuclear, and who is using entirely renewable power to keep the lights on. …

Are Chatbots Really The Future Of Web Design?

Here’s what working designers think of the conversational interface trend.<p>Adrian Zumbrunnen was terrified of what conversational interfaces meant for him as a UX designer. “The conversational interface is scary,” he says. “Will I still have a place in this industry when pushing pixels around is no …

Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement

After 4 billion years of evolution by one set of rules, our species is about to begin evolving by another.<p>Overlapping and mutually reinforcing revolutions in genetics, information technology, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and other fields are providing the tools that will make it …

Scientists are working to make cows obsolete

We depend on cows for food, clothing, and sometimes even insulin. Cattle, though, are expensive and inefficient—each cow drinks a bathtub of water and emits three times that volume of methane daily. There are also the ethics of animal slaughter. But we might no longer need the cow.<p>Scientists are …

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Tesla’s Simple Business Strategy You Can Implement Immediately

<i>“I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”</i> — <b>Elon Musk</b><p>Tesla recently announced their $35k car, a massive drop from …

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How the Next Wonders of the World Will Be Built in Space

On April 12th, 1961 Yuri Gagarin launched into space on a Vostok rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, becoming the first person ever to leave the …

This Is the Only Way to Fight Global Climate Change

After 170-plus nations signed the Paris climate agreement last week and now with trans-Atlantic trade talks back on President Obama’s agenda, it’s …

With Sqreen, web developers can seamlessly find and avoid security threats

French startup Sqreen wants you to rethink how you deal with security for your web-based apps. With little effort, Sqreen can inspect, track and fix security holes, acting like a shield. You won’t have to change your workflow as Sqreen plugs to your existing app.<p>The startup just raised $2.3 million …

Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk's Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free

The Friday afternoon news dump, a grand tradition observed by politicians and capitalists alike, is usually supposed to hide bad news. So it was a …

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

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Positive Thinking

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Here's what Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and 22 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 24 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Over 100 3D Printing Projects for Your Home

“But what are they really good for except printing more plastic crap that we don’t need?” We hear such sentiments a lot when talking about 3D printing. And there’s some grain of truth to that statement. A lot of what we still see coming out of 3D printers are trinkets, toys (that kids won’t likely …

Nine Quiet Exercises You Can Do In Your Hotel Room Without Any Equipment

Travel can take a toll on you mentally and physically, especially when you skip out on your normal exercise routine. If your hotel doesn’t have a …

Print Your Own Circuit Boards At Home

For all the promise of 3-D printing, most machines can only shape plastic, meaning that if you want to build even a simple electronic at home, you’re going to be plugging in the bulky, premade circuits of Arduino boards. And if you’re a real industrial designer with proper resources, you’re going …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Tricks for boosting your sales through intelligent web design

Should you have a different website for morning and evening visitors – and another one for 2 a.m.? University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) behavioural economist Shlomo Benartzi thinks that makes sense. How about using a hard-to-read font – such as the widely disdained Comic Sans – on important …