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10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

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Australian Couple Raffles Off Island Resort for $49

Twenty-four years ago, Doug and Sally Beitz opened a luxury resort in Micronesia. They raised four sons in paradise.<p>And now that island can be …

Profit

14 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

Love is many things: butterflies and giggles, happiness and comfort, commitment and best friendship.<p>But love, alas, is not easy to find.<p>How and why …

Submarines Beware: Here Come Tiny Robot Boats Armed With Torpedoes

Israel's Seagull drone ship can clear mines without putting sailors in danger. Someday it will hunt submarines.<p>The Seagull, an Israeli unmanned boat, just successfully fired a torpedo. This may seem like a small step, but naval warfare may never be the same.<p>Launched earlier this year by Elbit …

Intense music game 'Thumper' is a PlayStation VR launch title

Chalk up one more game available day and date alongside PlayStation VR. Drool has revealed that <i>Thumper</i>, its PSVR "rhythm hell" music title, will launch in sync with the headset on October 13th at a reasonable $20 price. As the developers put it, this isn't just a 2D game with virtual reality …

Don’t panic but our sun has gone blank

According to scientists, this unsettling phenomenon is a sign we are heading for a mini ice age.<p>Meteorologist and renowned sun-watcher Paul Dorian …

A drop of water as a model for the interplay of adhesion and stiction - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

How can a gecko move across a ceiling upside down? Two mechanisms are responsible: Adhesion via billions of extremely fine hairs on its feet, which …

Rolls-Royce touts remote-controlled cargo ship as "future of the maritime industry"

Engineering company Rolls-Royce has revealed concept designs for an autonomous ship that could be managed remotely from a control centre (+ …

Driverless Cars

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New, "Near-Perfect" Shade of Blue

And soon, you'll be able to paint it all over your house!<p>"Serendipitously," in 2009, Oregon State University chemist Mas Subramanian created the gorgeous blue pigment you see above, the university reports. Now, the "near-perfect" pigment has been perfected and will be sold as commercial coatings …

Chemistry

Scientists: Marijuana Can Help Deteriorate Alzheimer’s

WiFi spec update promises to double your wireless speeds

You might not have to wait until 802.11ad arrives in earnest to get a big boost in WiFi network speeds. The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially debuted the 802.11ac wave 2 standard, which promises a big leap in speed without reinventing the wheel. It doubles the bandwidth per channel, which could double …

You Can Now Use VLC Player In Augmented Reality

The quirky traffic cone logo-ed, video-playing app hits the Windows Store for HoloLens<p>VLC, a free, open-source player for cross-platform streaming multimedia, arrived today in the Windows Store for Hololens.<p>Microsoft OS Group technical fellow Alex Kipman tweeted the news with a video from his own …

Augmented Reality

The next wearable technology could be your skin

Artificial electronic skin (e-skin) could one day make this a possibility. Researchers are developing flexible, bendable and even stretchable electronic circuits that can be applied directly to the skin. As well as turning your skin into a touchscreen, this could also help replace feeling if you've …

Nanotech

Rep. Maxine Waters slams House Speaker Paul Ryan at L.A. gun control event: 'He's spineless'

As he attended a Capitol rally Wednesday with the head of the United Farm Workers and later gave a speech to the Harry S. Truman Democratic Club, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer looked very much like a candidate running for office.<p>But the former hedge fund manager hedged when asked when he …

Puerto Rico GO bond price up after U.S. Senate advances to final debt vote

(Adds background, stock quotes)<p>By Daniel Bases<p>NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's benchmark 2035 General Obligation bond rose three quarters …

Caribbean

31 scientific societies just told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it

Scientists have had enough of Congress' climate denial. On Tuesday, a whopping 31 major scientific groups — representing tens of thousands of …

Suddenly Everybody Is Obsessed with A.I.—Even If Investors Don’t Get It

Many still don’t understand the emerging industry.<p>As Silicon Valley investors and tech giants continue to pour cash into burgeoning artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning and chatbots, the relatively nascent A.I. industry is emerging as the latest mega-hot new ticket in …

Artificial Intelligence