Irina Kantor

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The cost of solar power is now cheaper than coal in this country

In recent times, the nation has unveiled a string of ambitious solar projects, including the world's first 100 percent solar-powered airport and what is slated to become the world's largest solar power station.<p>One of the consequences of all this ongoing investment in infrastructure is that the cost …

3 Big Company Practices That Work for Any Startup

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A colleague of mine goes to Wal-Mart for almost everything he needs. When I asked him why he doesn’t support mom and pop shops more often, he replied, “Wal-Mart is the most successful mom and pop shop that ever existed.”<p>In other …

Entrepreneurship

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Trump, Clinton spar in efforts to woo pro-Israel lobby

Potential US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have traded barbs while seeking to court the pro-Israel vote. Each accused …

Government

A New, Efficient Solar Material Could One Day Roll On To Windows

Perovskite might be able to replace silicon as the material we use for solar panels. And it could change the way we get power from the sun.<p>It took silicon-based solar panel technology 30 years to reach an efficiency of 21%. At the end of 2015, a new kind of solar material hit that milestone in a …

Clean Energy

Sanders keeps his Judaism in the background, irking US Jews

NEW YORK (AP) — As Bernie Sanders headed toward victory in New Hampshire, pundits noted the barrier he was about to break: Sanders would become the first Jewish candidate to win a major party presidential primary.<p>But since that Feb. 9 win, instead of the burst of communal pride that often …

Israel

How 3D printing is shaking up high end dining

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1229000/1229299_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524624120_faba8fee9262a3f216213e72fff2e175<p><b>Paco Perez is experimenting. The chef has won several Michelin stars for his restaurants. At one of them, La Enoteca at the Hotel Arts in</b> …

Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

There are many reasons that I love working in materials chemistry, and particularly in artificial photosynthesis – splitting water using sunlight to generate hydrogen and oxygen gases. You’ve heard me ramble on about this, my most favourite example of nature-inspired nanotechnology in previous …

Clean Energy

Ryan Reynolds: ‘I’m good at being the butt of the joke’

Romcom lead, sitcom star, indie champion… Ryan Reynolds can turn his hand to almost any role. But can he make a foul-mouthed comic-book antihero lovable?<p>Ryan Reynolds reckons he’s getting on a bit. He’s just played a superhero in his new film and spent six months in the gym training. “But on the …

Ryan Reynolds

Here Are Poets&Quants Top MBA Startups

Do you need an MBA to do a successful startup?<p>Of course not.<p>But when it comes to using an MBA experience to launch a company, you won’t get much of …

Startups

France to pave 1000km of roads with solar panels

<b>Over the next five years, France will install some 621 miles (1,000km) of solar roadway using Colas' Wattway solar pavement.</b><p>Solar freakin' roadways! …

The Nazi plan to relocate Jews to Madagascar, one of World War II's forgotten ‘what ifs’

History is filled with "what ifs." Writers and historians alike are keen on imagining alternate scenarios had one event turned out differently.<p>For instance, what if the Axis powers had won World War II (as imagined by writer Philip K. Dick)? What if Napoleon had successfully invaded Russia in 1811? …

Madagascar

We're the Only Animals With Chins, and No One Knows Why

Despite much chin-stroking.<p>“Little pig, little pig, let me come in,” says the big, bad wolf. “No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin,” say the three little pigs. This scene is deeply unrealistic and not just because of the pigs' architectural competence, the wolf's implausible lung …

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

Snow day longreads: Curl up with these 15 rich stories

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the longreads are so delightful.<p>If you're spending this weekend indoors thanks to the massive East Coast …

How is the world's first solar powered airport faring?

<b>As an airplane hovers over Cochin International Airport, one is struck by the dazzling array of reflective panels near the runway.</b><p>Standing out in a field of green are more than 46,000 solar panels tapping the power of the bright sunlight and converting it into energy.<p>Located in the southern state …

Scientists find DNA differences between gay men and their straight twin brothers

For men, new research suggests that clues to sexual orientation may lie not just in the genes, but in the spaces between the DNA, where molecular marks instruct genes when to turn on and off and how strongly to express themselves.<p>On Thursday, UCLA molecular biologist Tuck C. Ngun reported that in …

Lying awake at 3am? Perhaps you should try biphasic sleeping

Poor sleep and insomnia can make you less effective, but it’s still not necessary to stay in bed for eight hours<p>Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be …

Sleep

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation."<p>The first Gigafactory, located outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility that plans to build the batteries for …

Matt Damon: 'You're a better actor the less people know about you'

He is Hollywood’s ultimate everyman. Matt Damon talks about The Martian, missing Robin Williams – and the theory that he and Ben Affleck were gay

Ben Affleck

Apple CEO Tim Cook attacks Steve Jobs films as 'opportunistic'

Executive responds after US talk show host Stephen Colbert describes Oscar-tipped Danny Boyle biopic Steve Jobs and Alex Gibney documentary The Man in the Machine as ‘unflattering’ during interview<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook has described recent attempts to immortalise the late technology guru Steve Jobs on …

'Poisoning' corrosion brings stainless magnesium closer

In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to …

10 Useful Corrosion Apps

<b>1. SSPC Mobile App</b> <br>Company Website: http://www.sspc.org/ <br>Google Play <br>iTunes Store <br>SSPC teamed up with Victory Enterprises to create the ultimate SSPC …

Anomalisa review: sex and depression in Charlie Kaufman's superb stop-motion breakdown

With the animated tale of a motivational speaker struggling to cope with his isolation in the universe, the Telluride film festival has screened a future classic<p>Charlie Kaufman’s return to directing seven years after Synecdoche, New York is, it turns out, significant. It gives Kickstarter, which is …

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Archaeology

Packed trains reach Germany as refugee visa checks are waived

Hundreds of people – many fleeing Syrian war – travel to Munich after authorities in Austria and Hungary allow trains to leave<p>Packed trains have arrived in Austria and Germany after Hungarian police suddenly allowed migrants camped around Budapest rail stations to leave the country without visa …

Trains

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

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

Obama calls out fossil fuel interests for fighting solar

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict …

My new attitude to travel is to skip the iconic – and I thank my father for that

A lot of travel can be about pretending to like monuments and sights that you don’t really enjoy, but my father, the reluctant traveller, has shown me that what matters is only doing the things you are genuinely interested in<p>My father, who lives in India, loathes travel. He will tell you this …

Travel