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Tesla, Panasonic sign deal for battery Gigafactory

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors and electronics giant Panasonic announced Thursday that they have signed a deal to build a huge battery plant in the U.S. — a "Gigafactory."<p>Tesla has previously talked openly of Panasonic's involvement with the project, which it needs to make lower-cost advanced …

Duolingo: The Future of Learning a Language

Every iPad user has that app he or she uses when they have some time to blow. Generally, it’s something that isn’t very constructive. Some entail throwing birds at pigs, while others reading through gigantic amounts of news you’re never going to use. For those of us who want to be more …

Language Learning

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

Western US water crisis worse than thought

Nasa study finds dramatic loss of underground water in Colorado River Basin<p>The water crisis in the south west of the US is likely to worsen according to a new study carried out by the American space agency and University of California.<p>Research has found that the Colorado River Basin, the prime …


Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him