Ivan Alvarez

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20 Little Habits That Will Help You Live A Better Life

The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Here are 20 of the most effective, valuable keystone habits I've found:<p>As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the results of …

Self-awareness

Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy?

Will the world become battery-powered? That’s certainly the ambition of Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire turned would-be space explorer and electric car baron.<p>On Thursday night, Musk unveiled what he called “the missing piece” in sustainable energy: a range of batteries that can be used in homes …

Big solar is leaving rooftop systems in the dust

(Reuters) - Solar power is on pace for the first time this year to contribute more new electricity to the U.S. grid than will any other form of energy – a feat driven more by economics than green mandates.<p>Solar panels are shown on top of a Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing-funded (MASH) housing …

3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

When Ray Kurzweil published <i>The Singularity Is Near</i> in 2006, many scoffed at his outlandish predictions. A year before Apple launched its iPhone, Kurzweil imagined a world in which humans and computers essentially fuse, unlocking capabilities we normally see in science fiction movies.<p>His argument …

Singularity

There's a 'revolution' coming to investing — and only the strong will survive

When things get shaken up, whether politically, economically or technologically, there's eventually going to be a loser.<p>We're currently seeing online shopping ravaging department stores; travel agents are quickly disappearing in favor of online booking sites, and of course the British probably …

$250 million, 300 scientists and 40 labs: Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ cancer

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>National reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Billionaire Sean Parker, famous for his founding roles at Napster and Facebook, is backing an unconventional $250 million effort to attack cancer that involves persuading hundreds of the country’s top scientists …

Immunotherapy

These 3 Marijuana-Related Stocks Are Poised for Strong Growth

The year 2016 might just be the comeback year for stocks in the cannabis and marijuana sector. Retail sales of marijuana are on the rise, and the …

New Ultrathin Solar Cells Are Light Enough to Sit on a Soap Bubble

Scientists have created the thinnest, lightest solar power cells yet — so lightweight that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble without popping …

Seven reasons why Barcelona are now the world's best team - again

Goals, fluent football, a talented young manager... Barca are once again setting the standards for the rest of club football<p>Goals, goals, goals<p>An obvious starting point, but worth underlining nonetheless. No team in all the major European leagues scores more goals than Barcelona.<p>Which teams have …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Coffee Power: London Entrepreneur Uses the City's Coffee Waste for Fuel

Bio-bean, a London-based enterprise, takes coffee grinds and turns them into fuel.<p>Arthur Kay trained in architecture at University College London. While developing a blueprint for a coffee roaster he saw the potential in turning the business’ waste into energy.<p>Given London produces 200,000 tons of …

Boris Johnson

Anti-ageing chocolate which reduces wrinkles developed by Cambridge University spin-off

A daily 7.5g bar of the chocolate can change the underlying skin stucture of a 50 year old to that of someone in their 30s, say developers<p>It may seem too good to be true, but guilt-free chocolate which promises to slow down the emergence of wrinkles and sagging skin, has been developed by …

Machine Learning Goes Mainstream I: InboxVudu Prioritizes Your Email

Machine learning is moving out of the backend shadows and into mainstream applications that ordinary consumers will use on a daily basis. These applications will recognize the intent behind written and spoken language and quickly classify the content of images and video. It would be a leap to say …

Machine Learning

Funding The Long Arc Of Energy Transition

<i>This article was originally published in April 2013 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Global demand for electricity has climbed relentlessly over the past decade: power generation, the means by which natural gas, coal, nuclear, and hydro sources are converted to serve billions of customers has grown an …

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …

Is Solar The Next Shale?

Will solar power transform electricity markets as significantly as shale transformed oil and gas?<p>That is the question posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.<p>“Just as shale extraction reconfigured oil and gas, no other technology is closer to …

New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient - scientists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study from Briain’s Exeter University.<p>Workers walk among newly installed …

The 30,000 futures of the brain

<i>How will we crack the brain?</i><p>If you would like see things straight out of a science fiction movie, you should visit a neuroscience laboratory. …

Blue Skies Ahead For Shared Solar In New York | Solar One

Whether they rent their home, own a condo or have a shaded roof, many New Yorkers are currently unable to install solar energy systems. According to …

Solar Power

In 42 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities, rooftop solar is now cheaper than the grid!

Pennies falling from the sky, you just have to pick them up<p>The price of electricity from the grid is going up over time and the price of electricity …

Solar Panels

This Combination Wind And Solar System Perches On the Edge Of A Building’s Roof

The WindRail is different because it was designed specifically for buildings and takes advantage of its air flows. Developed in Zurich, it’s a …

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Telomere

Homebuyers Willing to Pay More for a House with Solar PV

As if getting a great return on investment, decades of savings on energy costs, and being part of the renewable energy revolution wasn’t enough to …

Real Estate

How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

Producing the food we throw away generates more greenhouse gases than most entire countries do.<p>More than a third of all of the food that's produced on our planet never reaches a table. It's either spoiled in transit or thrown out by consumers in wealthier countries, who typically buy too much and …

Food Waste