Karime Tosca

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The Race to Save Arctic Cities As Permafrost Melts

As the ground shifts beneath their feet, officials in Canada’s Nunavut turn to creative engineering to save scarce homes—and plan for a future built on bedrock.<p>In Russia, buildings are sagging and crumbling. In Greenland, a wildfire broke out last year. And in Alaska, entire villages may be …

The Great Parisian Bikeshare Meltdown

Glitches and worker strikes have brought the world’s first modern bikeshare program to its knees.<p>There’s a twisted sort of good news for Parisian cyclists this week. This month, monthly and annual subscribers to Velib, the city’s pioneering bikeshare program, will be able to use its bikes …

How to Kill a Bike Lane

In cities nationwide, efforts to redesign streets for bikes and pedestrians can face stiff resistance.<p>On a rainy March evening in Pasadena, California, about 350 people packed the auditorium of Pasadena City College for a standing-room-only public meeting. The issue of the hour: Reducing the number …

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>6 min read<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like …

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

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Cómo ver todas las pelis y series de Los Vengadores en orden cronológico

Hace unas semanas '<b>Black Panther</b>' se convertía en la película más taquillera de lo que llevamos de año. Está claro que Marvel Studios ha (casi) …

13 películas estrenadas (solo) online en 2018 que no te puedes perder - Cinefilia - Fotogramas

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See How Many LEGO Skyscrapers You Could Build With a Year's Worth of Ocean Plastic Waste

Plastic has been plagued with some bad press in the weeks leading up to Earth Day, which takes place Sunday, April 22, from a sperm whale that washed …

World's first ocean plastic-cleaning machine set to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Scientists are preparing to launch the world's first machine to clean up the planet's largest mass of ocean plastic.<p>The system, originally dreamed up …

McDonald's is phasing out plastic straws, and here's what you should know

It’s April, which means that Earth Day is right around the corner. We’re already thinking of ways we can celebrate our planet on April 22nd, but …

Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity: U.N.

LONDON/OSLO (Reuters) - Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a U.N.-backed report showed on Thursday.<p>Globally, a record 98 GW of solar power capacity …

Renewable Energy

Breathtaking bamboo building withstands earthquakes and boasts a zero-carbon footprint

1/23<p>Bamboo Sports Hall by Chiangmai Life Construction<p>Thailand’s eco-friendly Panyaden International School has added a stunning new sports hall to …

Design

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employee Engagement

Diseñemos mejores ciudades con estas 14 fichas normativas de diseño accesible y universal

Diseñemos mejores ciudades con estas 14 fichas normativas de diseño accesible y universal<p>Desde 2016, Chile se encuentra en una transformación gradual …

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall, designed to store …

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>Guest Writer<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us …

Self-improvement

What to Buy Your Friends and Enemies at D.C. Metro's Gift Shop

Maybe it’s a one-stop shop for fans of urban graphic design. Maybe it’s a wish for something more. Either way, the swag is something to see.<p>The D.C. area’s most rabid Metro fans must’ve all been too busy enjoying public transit to show up for the start of WMATA’s Metro Store grand opening on …

Hybrid solar cell captures energy from the sun and raindrops

As useful and ubiquitous as solar energy is becoming, it still has one major Kryptonite: gloomy weather. Now, a team of Chinese engineers has …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employee Engagement

This Futuristic Hotel Will Create More Energy Than It Uses

Taking energy efficiency to the next level appears to be the goal of this "energy positive" hotel that's set to be constructed within the Arctic …

MIT's thermal resonator generates electricity from the air's daily temperature cycle

Energy is all around us – we just need to work out how to tap into it. Now a team from MIT has developed a device called a thermal resonator, which …

China Is Building a Solar Power Highway

It's different than the other solar road projects.<p>China is building a 1.2 mile (2 km) stretch of solar highway, meaning solar panels on the road will be powering the towns surrounding it. Engineers hope that soon it will wirelessly power electric cars driving on the road as well.<p>The Jinan South …

Cracking discovery: Japan scientist uses egg white for clean energy

A Japanese scientist said Thursday his team has cracked open a method to improve the production of carbon-free energy—by using proteins taken from …

A New State Preemption Battlefield: Dockless Bikesharing

Florida lawmakers are weighing a bill that would override a city’s ability to regulate the new private bikesharing companies.<p>Last July, bright green bikes from the dockless bikeshare company LimeBike started appearing in Miami Beach. It wasn’t immediately clear if the company was trying to quietly …

Are Dockless Bikes a Cybersecurity Threat?

The new mobility mode is generating a lot of rider data. It’s fair to ask where it’s likely to end up.<p>On a blue-sky day in Washington, D.C., dockless bikes are the ticket to ride. Key in your credit card digits into any one of five dockless bikesharing apps, locate a candy-colored two-wheeler …

Amazon Replaces Office Buildings With Spherical Plant-Filled Greenhouses

Today, many desk-bound workers express an interest in “bringing the outdoors in.” From vertical gardens to stackable planters, small alterations can make a mundane office feel like a much-needed oasis. As one of the biggest businesses in the world, it is no surprise that Amazon has taken this …

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

Innovation

Starbucks Just Made a Major Announcement That Will Stun Customers

Now this will make customers think. Or will it?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You go to Starbucks every morning.<p>You buy your life-saving, bean-based potion.<p>And what do you do with the cup?<p>Many people just throw them away. They …

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Solar powered smart windows break 11% efficiency – enough to generate more than 80% of US electricity

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, (NREL), has demonstrated a prototype of a solar powered smart window. The smart window lowers building temperatures by shifting from clear to opaque under strong sunlight. When the shift to opaque occurs, the solar prototype begins electricity …

This solar hydropanel can pull 10 liters of drinking water per day out of the air

<b>SOURCE is a solar-powered and self-contained device capable of harvesting up to 10 liters of clean drinking water per day from the air.</b><p>By harvesting …