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Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into bio-based plastic

KIBBUTZ ZEELIM, Israel (AP) — Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert …

Some Of The Best Rock Songs Of 2018 You Might Have Missed

Rock music gets a lot of criticism these days for falling behind hip-hop and pop in the public consciousness. But just because fewer rock bands are crossing over with big pop radio hits doesn’t mean that excellent rock songs aren’t being released. In fact, so much good rock is coming out regularly, …

This ultra-light diving system makes scuba accessible to anyone — here's how it works

This lightweight scuba diving system lets you dive without the use of heavy tanks. The Nomad, which is developed by blU3, lets you explore shallow waters without the need to keep rising for air.<p>The device works by floating on the surface of the water. A compressor takes fresh air and delivers it to …

Charging ahead: how Australia is innovating in battery technology

Lithium-ion remains the most widespread battery technology in use today, thanks to the fact that products that use it are both portable and …

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team

One of the most common questions I get asked by senior managers is “How can we find more innovative people?” I know the type they have in mind — someone energetic and dynamic, full of ideas and able to present them powerfully. It seems like everybody these days is looking for an early version of …

Leadership

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

7 skills all young people need to survive the future of the workplace

Education may be the passport to the future, but for all the good teaching out there, it would seem that schools are failing to impart some of the most important life skills, according to one educational expert.<p>Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard's Change Leadership Group, argues that today's …

A New Study Reveals the 20 Factors That Predict Startup Failure: Do Any Apply to You?

Seventeen percent of startups studied cited the lack of a business model; 17 percent admitted their product wasn't good enough.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You already know that the majority of startups eventually fail. The pervading myth is that between 80 and 90 …

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western Canada could just provide the fix to stop the world tipping into runaway climate change and substitute dwindling supplies of …

Fossil Fuels

You Already Have A Customer Culture (And It May Be Killing Your Business)

Whether or not it was deliberate, your company has already developed a customer culture. Although there are many times, as a customer culture and service culture consultant, that I <i>wish</i> I could begin my work on a completely blank slate, that’s just not the reality at any existing company.<p>If yours is …

Employee Engagement

The 1 Trick to Make Sales Messages More Memorable | Inc.com

I've written about sales and marketing messages frequently in the past but I've never explained how selecting the best Point of View (PoV) makes sales and marketing messages more memorable... and thus more effective at driving sales.<p>To best explain how PoV works in sales and marketing messages, I …

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Change Management Is Becoming Increasingly Data-Driven. Companies Aren’t Ready

Data science is becoming a reality for change management, and although it may not have arrived yet, it is time for organizations to get ready. The companies best positioned to change in the next decade will be the ones that set themselves up well now, by collecting the right kind of data and …

Granola Bar Recipes to Fuel Busy Mornings

Though we’d love to spend every morning feasting on homemade pancakes and soft-scrambled eggs, the reality is that weekdays are usually just too …

Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …

The Inventor Of Roomba Has A New Robot That Sucks Up Invasive Fish

The Guardian robot collects lionfish so we can eat them—before they destroy ecosystems by chowing down on all the local fish.<p>When Colin Angle visited Bermuda in 2015 and first saw lionfish–an invasive species that has decimated local fish populations with its ravenous appetite–it wasn’t the first …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science

Click to enlarge<p>A brief detour from chemistry, branching out into science in general today. This graphic looks at the different factors that can …

20 billion agents: Tech is evolving the digital human

It’s a fairly uncontroversial thing to say technology is changing business. Or the economy.<p>It’s a little more controversial, however, to say that technology is changing humans — not just their behavior, but their fundamental human nature.<p>Essentially, we’re undergoing evolution via …

Parallel universes, milk and evolution: your science questions answered

Q "All cows eat grass," I was taught in music many years ago. Grass contains chlorophyll, which is based on the only mineral grass contains, magnesium. So why do people drink milk for the calcium it is said to contain? asks Tony Hunting<p>A Magnesium has many roles in a plant – including in …

USAID Is Getting Its Own DARPA-Like Innovation Lab To Solve Global Development Challenges

Bringing cutting-edge science and technology research to combat the world’s biggest problems.<p>The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency inside the US Department of Defense, is at least partially responsible for some of the biggest technological advances in recent history, …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Why Millennials Annoy Their Elders

I speak at a lot of conferences. The conference organizers say “Talk about hot topics in the workplace. What do people need to know about working in the new millennium?”<p>I say “Well, the traditional work week is gone and the nature of work is evolving as we speak. The entire idea of work is shifting …

Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most attractive?<p>The left one is untouched. The right one is retouched so that the features of his face conform to the golden ratio.<p>The golden ratio – or golden mean - is a number that is said to provide the …

Chess and the Automaton Endgame

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>Machines may need to start a union. After all, various deep thinkers have been busy for more than a century dreaming up ways to impart …

Bill Gates Says The World Is Getting Vastly Better, While Crushing Myths About Foreign Aid

In the Gates Foundation’s annual letter, Bill and Melinda show what their money (and foreign aid in general) has done for the developing world.<p>For the past five years, Bill and Melinda Gates have released a letter in January outlining the work the foundation has done in the last year. This year, …

Moritz Waldemeyer on Mechatronics, Merging Art and Technology, and Why the Camera Is His Most Important Tool

<i>This is the latest installment of our Core77 Questionnaire. Previously, we talked to the Belgian designer Sylvain Willenz.</i><p><b>Name:</b> Moritz</b> …

Flex Shelf: A Transforming Shelf From Story Store

These days, we’re all about customization, and Flex Shelf, designed by Story Store, gives you exactly that. Not only does it provide storage for your …