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The Right Plants Will Make Your Home Look Better—And Make You Happier and Healthier

So, why don't you have any yet?<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I have a long and, frankly, impressive history of killing every plant I've ever owned. Flowers stayed alive for fewer than 24 hours. …

Plants

Lockheed Martin creates its largest 3D-printed space part to date

Lockheed Martin has just finished the final series of quality control tests for an enormous titanium dome meant to serve as caps for satellite fuel tanks. It's not just any ordinary dome, though: the enormous component measures four feet in diameter and is the company's biggest 3D-printed space …

Lockheed Martin

Microsoft Whiteboard is a dead-simple way to brainstorm with your team

Microsoft has finally launched its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 devices. It’s a free tool for collaborating on ideas with as many people as you like, and it’s not half bad.<p>Whiteboard (which has been available in preview since last December) is designed for use with a stylus, so it’ll automatically …

Apps

The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon, Alibaba And Nike All Point To The Next Innovation In Retail: Personalized Physical Spaces

Last week I wrote a piece entitled, “Amazon Go Means Goodbye Status Quo.” <i></i>The piece not only heaped praise on Amazon but also highlighted how Amazon Go, over the long-run, is about far more than the mere buzzwords of “checkout-free shopping.” The thesis is that if one studies Amazon Go closely, he …

eCommerce

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

fuelcells

How To Say No Nicely And Nine Important Negotiating Skills

You’ve read about it. If you’re tough, your male counterparts, peers, and bosses don’t like it but they seem to be rewarded for the exact same approach. In fact, odds are your behavior and how you negotiate may be less than optimal. Trying to “act like a man” doesn’t propel you forward. Instead, …

Self-help

21 DIY Wind Turbine Designs To Generate Off Grid Power

A DIY wind turbine is an easy and inexpensive way to convert wind power into electricity. Due to high cost of electricity many people are looking for …

How to earn $100k in your sleep

What if you could start your life again, knowing what you now know?<p>What would you do the same? What would you do differently?<p>Also read: The cities …

I'm a founder who has raised $77 million over the last 10 years — here's my best advice on how to raise startup money, even when lots of people reject you

Fundraising is hard.<p>In 2009, Y Combinator gave our fledgling company, Mixpanel, $15,000.<p>During that summer session, half our batch died after demo day — a day where you get to pitch investors in Silicon Valley. We got a lot of no's — 11, to be precise. Two VCs thought we should get a CEO, and one …

6 Income Streams You Can Create in the Corporate Consulting Space

Corporations have billions budgeted for consultants.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, according to Bloomberg, corporations paid outside consultants $39.3 billion dollars. Corporate consulting is one of the highest margin business opportunities …

Small Business

The AI farm experiment

Major companies are bringing together new machine learning algorithms, better and cheaper sensors, and increased computing power in hopes of …

Kenya’s first satellite is now in Earth orbit

The first outer-space object registered by Kenya has been launched and is now flying over our heads.<p><b>The news:</b> Created by the University of Nairobi, …

Storage Will Be Energy’s Next Big Thing

The cost of renewables has been sinking. Harnessing the excess could be huge.<p>Think the plummeting costs of solar and wind are transforming the energy landscape? Then you should be betting on ways to warehouse that power.<p>To understand why, consider: Unlike almost all their rivals in the …

If renewable energy can power entire countries, why isn't everyone doing it?

This is not science fiction, this is for real.<p>Mark Diesendorf, associate professor, University of New South Wales

Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

New research confirms energy needs can be met by renewables

Could renewable sources meet 100 percent of our energy demand? Yes, according to new research which scrutinises the arguments against. "There are no …

Solar and wind are coming. And the power sector isn’t ready.

The rise in renewable energy will scramble the decision making of grid managers.<p>The US electricity system is at an extremely sensitive and uncertain juncture. More and more indicators point toward a future in which wind and solar power play a large role. But that future is not locked in. It still …

Natural Gas

Hydrogen is the energy future | Letters

There is truth in Professor Underwood’s assertion (Letters, 16 May) that nothing can surpass the “round trip” efficiency of lithium-ion batteries from, for example, solar input to final user’s output. But in focusing on this undoubted advantage he omits the overriding issue of energy storage at …

Hydrogen

When Should Entrepreneurs Write Their Business Plans?

It pays to plan. Entrepreneurs who write business plans are more likely to succeed, according to our research, described in an earlier piece for Harvard Business Review. But while this might tempt some entrepreneurs to make writing a plan their very first task, our subsequent study shows that …

Listen and Learn: 6 Entrepreneurial Audiobooks to Help You Plan Your Future While You Work

The way we consume long-form content has transformed drastically in recent years. More and more parts of our everyday lives are now transitioning to …

IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today'

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets -- a viable scenario within just a few …

Agile projects need agile leadership

Humans feel less threatened when they have more autonomy, think more constructively and are more creative when they can operate in more agile management cultures<p>The Agile Business Consortium has been working alongside a wide range of researchers and experts to explore the cultural and leadership …

The Cocoon Smart Home will harvest rainwater, solar energy and organic veggies in the Caribbean

This self-sufficient home topped with a soaring cocoon-like structure envisions new heights of off-grid living. The Cocoon Smart Home, designed by …

50 Productive Things You Can Do Right This Minute

"I have nothing to do!!!" Bitch, you thought.<p>2. Back up your phone and computer so you can stop clicking "Remind me tomorrow" when they remind you that it's been 152 days since you last did it.<p>3. Watch an inspiring TED Talk. Like this one. Or this one. Or this one.<p>4. Make a wishlist on Amazon.<p>5. …

Specialized chips are threatening to take over cryptocurrencies, and they look unstoppable - MIT Technology Review

If cryptocurrencies’ greatest common asset is their decentralized nature—the inability of any one person, corporation, or united group to control a …

Finland offers free online Artificial Intelligence course to anyone, anywhere

Helsinki University and tech strategy firm Reaktor say they want to make Finland the world's most educated country in the field of artificial …

15 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Small Business Today

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur waiting to start your own small business or side hustle, here are plenty of reasons to quit waiting.<p>Want to get really, really rich? Starting your own business is the best way. Want your upside to be unlimited? Starting your own business is the best way. Want to …

Self-improvement

Yongnuo YN43 Turns Your Phone Into a M4/3 Mirrorless Camera

Yongnuo is getting fancy. The Chinese manufacturer best known for making clone lenses and other camera accessories has quietly revealed a new …

Atmospheric harvesters will enable arid nations to drink from thin air

As climate change continues to wreak havoc upon the Earth's weather patterns, formerly lush locales like the American West are finding themselves increasingly parched. Perhaps nowhere is that abrupt arridization more pronounced than in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2015, the region has suffered …