Michael A Travis

38 Flips | 1 Magazine | 11 Likes | @MichaelATravis | Keep up with Michael A Travis on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Michael A Travis”

Is this the “Best Drone for Architects”?

Architect and author of the <i>Architect + Entrepreneur</i> book series Eric Reinholdt recently released a video detailing the results of his research into …

Smart windows startup now valued above $1 billion

View, a Silicon Valley maker of electrochromatic smart glass for buildings, has raised $200 million in new VC funding at a source tells Axios is a …

Venture Capital

Robots are preparing to fill 200,000 vacant construction jobs

However, that may not be the case in the construction industry.<p>In fact, with a growing shortage in labor, it's one sector that's particularly well-suited for an automation takeover.<p>According to a report released by McKinsey & Company earlier this year, the world of construction suffers from …

Account Suspended

This Might Be The Strongest And Lightest Material on Earth

10 times stronger than steel, with only 5 percent of its density.<p>For years, researchers have known that carbon, when arranged in a certain way, can …

Passive house building boom shows low-carbon future may be closer than we think

<b>By Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze, Dylan Heerema, and Karen Tam Wu</b><p>Did you know that buildings are responsible for nearly a quarter of Canada’s carbon …

Architecture

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 …

Nanotech

10 Bad work habits entrepreneurs must avoid at all costs

Share81<p>Tweet<p>Share119<p>+115<p>Shares 215<p>“Success does not lie in results, but in efforts; being the best is not so important, doing the best is all that …

Self-improvement

null | Inc.com

Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be searching for investors for your latest idea. Because …

Small Business

Could humans actually live on Mars?

For thousands of years, humans have looked up at the night sky and pondered their place in the cosmos. One little red dot in particular has long held …

Space Science

Huge underground ice deposit on Mars is bigger than New Mexico

A giant deposit of buried ice on Mars contains about as much water as Lake Superior does here on Earth, a new study reports.<p>The ice layer, which spans a greater area than the state of New Mexico, lies in Mars' mid-northern latitudes and is covered by just 3 feet to 33 feet of soil. It therefore …

15 of the world’s most beautiful train stations

This global survey of transit hubs will make you regret your next flight<p>Travelers coping with increased delays and security lines and downright bad airport design often wish for a return to the golden age of air travel, when luxurious service, spacious cabins, and a more carefree attitude were the …

The future is here: Drones are delivering Domino’s pizzas to customers

It’s a brave new world—for pizza.<p>For residents of the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand, Domino’s pizza is now just a short drone delivery away. The company announced today that it delivered its first pizzas to actual customers using drones, after testing the service out this summer.<p>To order a …

FAA

Robots built this trippy brick facade

Whoa<p>Brick, a material as old as time, may just be the edgiest thing in architecture right now. Earlier this year, we saw Dutch firm MVRDV cover an Amsterdam Chanel boutique with super strong, super rad bricks of glass. And now, Chinese firm Archi-Union Architects has created a brick facade that …

Tesla Just Solved Solar Energy’s Fugly Problem

The company’s new solar tiles are built right into your roof.<p>In California, solar energy is already huge. The state’s 15,000 megawatts of solar—the equivalent of several nuclear power plants–can provide power to over 3 million homes. But not every state has California’s sky-high energy prices or …

A legendary Silicon Valley designer is taking on WeWork, the coworking startup worth $16 billion

Yves Béhar is a design maverick.<p>He's the brains behind some of the most iconic industrial designs of our time, from the Jambox wireless speaker to the XO Laptop, a super cheap personal computer that has "made such an impact on the developing world that it's featured on Rwandan money."<p>Now the …

Lessons from The Lean Startup*

The two things that bother me most about the startup industry are (a) some people call it an industry, and (b) it consists of 90% hype and unfounded …

Industrial robots will replace manufacturing jobs — and that’s a good thing

Matthew Rendall Contributor<p>Matthew Rendall is the CEO of OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics.<p>If you listen to the wrong people, the North American manufacturing industry is doomed.<p>There is no denying that the U.S. and Canada have been losing jobs to offshore competition for almost half a …

This Israeli radar startup could get autonomous delivery drones off the ground

Arbe Robotics, based in Tel Aviv, has built a radar system that combines hardware and software to allow autonomous drones to detect and avoid objects up to 1km away, up from 150 metres in the first iteration of its product.<p>Many of today's autonomous drones use cameras to try and detect objects that …

10 Cool New Technologies and Inventions You didn't know existed

Portal<p>In this post we collect some best cool technologies and new tech inventions from internet, you didn’t believe these gadgets existed in this …

A Buddhist monk at Salesforce's tech conference showed me a great way to reduce stress

He not only practices "mindfulness" sessions a few times a week, he's also built meditation rooms in Salesforce's new office buildings to encourage his employees to do it as well.<p>And now he's spreading the word to the entire Salesforce customer and user community by inviting 23 monks to Dreamforce, …

Here's what cities could look like in 10 years

Cities will be always ready to dispense enormous amounts of data that help people and governments live and work better.<p><i>Skye Gould/Business Insider</i><p>Dan …

Xpider Programmable Spider Robot Launches From $99 (video)

A new programmable spider robot has been unveiled this week in the form of the Xpider which is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and can …

The 10 Dress Shoes Every Man Needs to Know This Fall

From cap-toes to brogues to boots.<p>We love a good sneaker just as much as the next guy, but there are those times when only a classic pair of dress shoes will do the trick. And thanks to their timeless good looks, you know they'll serve you well for years to come. Here are ten styles that every man …

Men's Fashion

Respected Designers Share 25 Books You Must Read To Improve Creativity

Recently I interviewed respected designers and asked them about the books that influenced their thinking and skyrocketed their careers. Then Visme reached out with an infographic they made to illustrate these interviews.<p>Here is an infographic featuring 5 designers sharing their top 5 books ranging …

Weird

americanintelligencereport.com is coming soon

Time Might Not Exist Outside of Our Minds, Propose Scientists

Experiencing time is one of the weird parts of our lives. Often, there's just not enough of it. Other days, there's way too much time on our hands. …

Quantum Mechanics

17 Photos of the Most Eerie Abandoned Sites in the World

And in some cases, actually haunted.<p>From vacant theme parks to deserted sanatoriums, these places manage to be both haunting and strangely beautiful at the same time.

Communist Party

Presentation Training

Who Needs Presentation Training and Why?<p>May 04, 2016 By Maurice Decastro In Advice<p>Presentation training is so important because the ability to …

Leadership

Robot 3D printed in solid and liquid at the same time

These hydraulic robots are 3D printed in a single step, and are able to waddle about as soon as they cool down.<p>In a giant step towards rapid robot fabrication, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed the first ever technique for simultaneously 3D …

3D Printing