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Tomorrow's cities - the lamp-posts watching every move

<b>Imagine an app aimed at showing thieves the best places for stealing.</b><p>It's actually not hard to do - simply pull together publicly available data on disposable income, crime levels and problems reported in a district.<p>It may reveal that the optimum place to go pilfering is in an area of high income, …

Eco-Friendly Vegetated Green Roofs vegetated-green-roofs

"Green" roofs are one of the most exciting developments in sustainable building design. Sometimes called vegetated roofs, eco roofs, or living roofs, …

Power Walking with Energy Floors

Power walking isn’t just a health craze - it could produce electrifying results!<p>Energy Floors, a Netherlands-based company, wants to be a player in …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better whenever possible. The reality is, none of us are perfect. Whether it's …

Self-improvement

The Smart Home Is Going To Be A Huge Boon To Accessibility

I reach for the iPhone tucked down the side of my wheelchair and launch the Hive app. After a couple more taps on the screen, there’s an audible click from across the room. A few seconds later, I hear the boiler sparking up before the central heating finally kicks in. It’s a familiar sound, but …

There’s Water In The Air, And We’re Getting Closer To Figuring Out How To Grab It

Eole Water is taking the age-old idea of fog harvesting and jolting it with a power boost to make water.<p>In dry, remote regions of the world, fog-harvesting is sometimes the best option for getting water. When groundwater is too deep to drill for, and lakes and rivers are too far away, it’s easier …

Why The Best Leaders Are Self-Aware

You can’t be a really effective executive if you’re not fully aware of the effect your actions and personality have on others. It’s that simple. All too often leadership analysis focuses only on results, and not how those results are attained. Which has implications for how long and effectively one …

Camouflage: Can we ever create true invisibility?

Inspired by the octopus, we’re on the road to creating materials that render things almost invisible. Yet as Philip Ball points out, the history of camouflage and our limited understanding of how creatures hide in nature may make the task trickier than it seems.<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of …

No More Air Conditioners: This “Skin” For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero Energy

The facade works with no power at all–not even solar panels–and keeps the temperature comfortable and light bright inside.<p>For most of human history, buildings were essentially net zero energy systems. Thick walls kept out cold and simple windows let in fresh air and daylight. Then came complex, …

Empathy for the User: Experience Design Secrets from an Expert

<i>Jo Plumridge is a UK-based photographer, writer and lecturer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>User experience (UX) designers are among the unsung heroes of the digital world. They make the tools, sites and apps we use simple, …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …