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Tesla Solar Roof Buyer Tells Us First Impressions of Elon Musk's Tiles

Amanda Tobler is among the first to get on board.<p>Tesla’s solar roof is generating power for people right now. The tiles are part of CEO Elon Musk’s …

Tesla

This Strange Species That Lives Off Nuclear Energy Is Like Alien Life on Earth

Whoa.<p>When you're trying to figure out what alien life might look like, it makes sense to be looking in the most extreme environments Earth has …

Fascinating Air Suspension Wheels bring new thinking to one of man's oldest problems

The latest idea to come across our desks, though, makes a compelling business case for itself as well as offering some interesting dynamic …

How to Turn an Idea into an Income Stream in 5 Clear Steps | Inc.com

In today's world, a single income is an antiquated idea.<p>Dorie Clark, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author of the book "Entrepreneurial You", sums up the reason why <i>multiple</i> income streams should be the norm.<p><i>"Everybody knows if you have</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn't Leak

Despite us losing 500 million skin cells per day.<p>Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start …

8 Traits of Exceptionally Motivated Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The highly motivated live for more than just earning money; they live to have an impact. Money can only be so motivating before it becomes shallow and meaningless. The highly motivated <i>feel</i> a deep sense of purpose and are compelled to …

Motivation

Lobsters' taste for jellyfish bodes well for sustainable fishing

Jellyfish blooms are regarded by some as an ecological menace, but they may sound the dinner gong for the commercially valuable Norway lobster. …

North Sea

Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data

It’s hard to measure water from a fire hose while it’s hitting you in the face. In a sense, that’s the challenge of analyzing streaming data, which …

Mathematics

This yarn makes its own electricity

Batteries not required.<p>In the future, your workout—or your workout gear, to be precise—might generate enough energy to charge your activity tracker. Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and South Korea’s Hanyang University (among other institutions) have figured out that by twisting …

Nanotech

4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to …

One Of A Kind: BMW i8 in Frozen Red Satin Conform Chrome

BMW’s flagship i Division car is the i8, a car that looks like what people envision when they think about a future of flying cars. The BMW i8 is a …

No cobalt, no Tesla?

Sebastien Gandon Contributor<p>Sebastien Gandon has close to 15 years experience in the asset management industry and as an investor in energy storage, batteries, biotech/e-health and AI.<p>The battery industry currently uses 42 percent of global cobalt production, a critical metal for Lithium-ion cells. …

Alternative Fuel

Self-Driving Cars Could Cause a Major Organ Shortage

Fewer vehicle-related fatalities means fewer organs to harvest for hospitals.<p>One of the most highly-lauded advantages of self-driving cars is that a world filled with interconnected autonomous vehicles will significantly reduce the number of traffic accidents and resulting deaths. But this comes …

How I Used 3D Printing to Design My Future Apartment

“Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if you modeled and 3D printed your apartment to figure out where all the furniture will go?”A tongue-in-cheek question from …

The Raspberry Pi Makes A Great DIY Surveillance System

Plug-and-play wireless security cameras are cheap as chips these days. Unfortunately, many are made by companies that care very little about …

Raspberry Pi

Vanadium-Flow Batteries: The Energy Storage Breakthrough We've Needed

The latest, greatest utility-scale battery storage technology to emerge on the commercial market is the vanadium redox battery, also known as the vanadium flow battery.<p>V-flow batteries are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored …

Clean Energy

Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat source

Thermoelectric generators convert heat or cold to electricity (and vice-versa). Normally solid-state devices, they can be used in such things as …

Diamond Batteries Made of Nuclear Waste Could Outlast Humanity

Scientists have developed a way to create diamond-based batteries from radioactive waste, capable of generating electricity for longer than the …

Bristol, UK

Diamonds turn nuclear waste into nuclear batteries

One problem with dealing with nuclear waste is that it's often hard to tell what's waste and what's a valuable resource. Case in point is the work of …

Bristol, UK

4 things you should never say if you want to innovate successfully

As a Chief Strategy Officer, it’s my job to think differently than everybody else. It’s how I got this gig; I’ve always been good at looking at problems from fresh perspectives and different angles. For the early part of my career, I thought that way of thinking was flawed. But as I began to …

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

14 science and tech breakthroughs we're thankful for this year

How Bad is the Radiation on Mars?

Human exploration of Mars has been ramping up in the past few decades. In addition to the eight active missions on or around the Red Planet, seven …

Space

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Genetics

Totem’s poles to power electric car charging in smart cities

A new bundled energy system was unveiled by Totem Power that aims to give smart cities a suite of location-based energy services through cyborg palm trees.<p>Greentech Media reported on the recent emergence of the Bedford, N.Y.-based startup from stealth mode.<p>Key to Totem’s vision is its 18-foot …

Clean Energy

How To Build An Automated Email Marketing Machine (In 1 Hour)

How does a 25% boost in monthly revenue sound?<p>That’s how much email marketing contributes to our six-figure per year business, ClickMinded.<p>You may be …

Anti-drone rifle shoots down UAVs with radio waves

While the US military continues to develop new and awesome ways of blowing aerial drones to smithereens, not many of these systems can easily be adapted to use in the civilian realm. That's why Battelle has developed the DroneDefender, a shoulder-mounted rifle that knocks UAVs offline with a …

US Army's 'Phaser' could fry entire drone swarms in a volley

While the US military has enjoyed several decades of aerial dominance with few enemy fighter planes to shoot down, the emergence of ISIS drones presents a new threat to American ground troops. To combat swarms of these cheap, small dangers, the US Army is testing a new anti-air device that is …

Matrix PowerWatch is a smartwatch powered only by body heat

A silicon valley startup wants you to have one less charger in your life thanks to its exercise-tracking smartwatch design that allows a wearable …

Wearable Tech