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India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop

Plenty of places have committed to exploring the economic viability of building a Hyperloop, but nobody has been brave enough to say they'll actually construct one. It's why the news coming out of India's latest announcement is such a big deal, because it includes a pledge to build a working test …

High-speed Rail

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Productivity

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. According to the International Labour Organization, workers in developed and developing countries are facing increasing strain at work. The onslaught of mounting stressors include global challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, and political …

University of Cape Town

9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry

<i>When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave. The frustration, then, stems</i> …

Self-help

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Dementia

Yep, First Borns Are Actually Smarter Than Their Younger Siblings, According To This Study

If you're the oldest child in your family, and you're convinced you're more intelligent than your siblings, it turns out that you're right (but, you …

Parenting

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

Mindfulness

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

Nutrition

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

What makes a brand successful in the digital age? A joint study by SAP, Siegel+Gale, and Shift Thinking suggests that digital brands don’t just do things differently; they also think differently. Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the <i>minds</i> of their customers, digital …

Customer Experience

Starman has gone dark

Starman and his space Tesla have sent their last selfie from Earth orbit, Elon Musk announced. The car and its mannequin driver (in working SpaceX spacesuit) launched yesterday atop the Falcon Heavy rocket will eventually escape Earth orbit and travel outwards through the solar system — but not in …

Tesla Roadster

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Leadership

A small-scale demonstration shows how quantum computing could revolutionize data analysis - MIT Technology Review

Over the past few decades, topology—a branch of mathematics dealing with shapes that can be turned into other shapes by processes like bending and …

Quantum Mechanics

Open Source turns 20: Here’s how it all started

In the dead of winter 20 years ago, Netscape — inspired in part by a treatise on Linux and free software development — released the source code for its Netscape Communicator web browser. The move was unprecedented. This was a publicly traded company that had just reported some disappointing …

Software

Office 2019 is the latest hammer blow for stubborn Window 7 users | Trusted Reviews

<b>Microsoft has revealed the forthcoming Office 2019 release will only run on Windows 10 devices.</b><p>In a blog post on Thursday, Microsoft said the …

Build Developer Conference

How to Create the Ultimate USB Key Ring to Solve Any Computer Problem

If you’re “the computer guy” (or girl) to your friends and family, you’re probably asked to diagnose and fix their problems on a regular basis. If …

Linux

The 'Amazing' Reason a SpaceX Rocket Was Floating in the Atlantic Ocean

Filed Under Science, Mars, Space Travel, Twitter & Video<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>SpaceX has pulled off …

Space Travel

Amazon Web Services is an exploding IT beast... so learn to tame it for less than $9 per course

They service over a third of the world’s cloud computing needs. And with cloud services growing at a clip of nearly 40 percent annually, smart money recognizes Amazon Web Services as not only a juggernaut in the tech industry, but one that’s getting bigger by the day.<p>As AWS’s footprint in the cloud …

Cloud Computing

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

FCC

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

Neuroscience

If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week?

“I really became a robot,” a manager at an accounting firm explained. She and her colleagues worked extraordinarily long hours, but, she said, “I thought it was normal. It’s like brainwashing. You are in a kind of mental system where you are under increasing demands, and you say to yourself that it …

Leadership

Celgene Looking Good With Plans for More Growth

<b>Celgene</b>'s (NASDAQ: CELG) fourth-quarter report tends to be unsurprising because the company usually offers -- as it did this year -- preliminary revenue and earnings as well as guidance for the year ahead at the JP Morgan Healthcare conference earlier in the month. Adding to the humdrum nature of …

Biotechnology

Adaptogens: The Ayurverdic Ingredients You Need To Know

Beauty & Hair<p>by Cassie Steer | 38 mins ago<p>© Getty<p>Adaptogens. They may sound like something out of a Ridley Scott movie but, having been used for …

Skin Care

Do You Have The Flu Or Just A Cold? Here's How To Tell

The flu isn’t playing around. Experts say it’s been particularly severe, with more than 60,000 Americans testing positive for influenza since Oct. 1 (and that number will keep rising).<p>Why is this flu season so rough compared with some others? It all comes down to the <i>type</i> of flu that’s spreading, …

I drank apple cider vinegar every day for a month

Drinking apple cider vinegar every day for a month<p>I committed to drinking 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar every day in January. It was gross, …

Apple Cider Vinegar

Can Exercising Turn You Into a Genius?

<i>Photo: Tang Yau Hoong/Getty Images</i><p>You know exercise is great for your body and mood. But new research is showing that it can have an equally profound …

The Brain

This Could Be The Next Disruption in Enterprise Technology

Nope, it's not blockchain related.<p>Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." The same philosophy could be applied to data.<p>It's not the vastness of data accumulation that has value, it's what can be done with …

Enterprise Tech

Signs You Need to Detox Your Liver ASAP—And How to Do It

The liver is a multitasking organ, working to keep your blood clean, metabolism functioning and digestion system strong. It’s also responsible for …

Organic Products