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The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

Sleep

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Moscow Has a New Standard for Street Design

Earlier this year the development of a new <i>Street Design Standard</i> for Moscow was completed under a large-scale urban renovation program entitled <i>My</i> …

Urban Design

The 1 Type of Complaining That Will Make You Feel Better, According to Science

Study after study shows complaining makes people miserable. This is the one exception.<p>Complaining is bad for your mood, your brain, your listener, and even your body, according to a boatload of scientific research. So why do people do it anyway?<p>We're not masochists, obviously. Most of us love to …

Happiness

Poo-to-Power Breakthrough Appears in China

XIANGYANG, China—This factory located in a quiet island of central China’s Xiangyang city probably won’t grab your attention. Its stainless steel …

Natural Gas

Teen Turns Sewage into Electricity to Win ISEF 2016

<b>Canada’s Austin Wang won first prize at Intel ISEF 2016 for developing a microbial fuel cell that converts organic waste into energy, while</b> …

Smart cities and why “one-size-fits-all” solutions won’t work

The smart city as urban proposal seeks to provide a framework to explain and sort out the digital presence in the city that is becoming normal in the …

Smart Cities

How to Transform Our Energy System

Access to affordable and abundant energy has enabled some of the most incredible advances in human history. Worldwide, cheap energy has fueled …

Innovation

How Washing Machines Could Use a Lot Less Water

Three MIT grad students have invented a washing-machine filter that cleans wastewater and reuses it over and over again.<p>Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hosted the inaugural MIT Water Innovation Prize, inviting attendees from around the world to pitch their …

Want to know everything about your town or job? This site will show you

Welcome to Data USA! MIT Media Lab has released Data USA, an open source data visualization engine loaded with all publicly available U.S. data. The …

This Is The Decade of Cities

The strength of America's economy as well as our political prowess in the world are inextricably linked to the success of our cities and their "smart city" initiatives. The time to implement these initiatives is now.<p>It is also time to admit that nothing gets done in our nation's capital, and …

Cities to Untangle Traffic Snarls, With Help From Alphabet Unit

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In a world where taxi rides are summoned with a button and where people have become reliant on mapping applications to get around town, a paradox has emerged: Technology companies know a lot more about a city’s traffic patterns than the city officials trying to solve the …

Your Computer Can Build a Sweet City From Scratch

Your city might drive you crazy. But all that chaos exists only at the street level. From on high, cities follow rules: They bend around topography, …

Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

There are many reasons that I love working in materials chemistry, and particularly in artificial photosynthesis – splitting water using sunlight to generate hydrogen and oxygen gases. You’ve heard me ramble on about this, my most favourite example of nature-inspired nanotechnology in previous …

solarfuel

Small-Town America Is Facing Big-City Problems

From Portland, Maine, to Traverse City, Michigan, many smaller U.S. cities are struggling with densification, NIMBY politics and housing …

MIT scientists develop flexible solar cells as light as soap bubbles

<b>Boston:</b> MIT scientists have developed the thinnest, lightest flexible solar cells ever produced that could be placed on almost any material or …

A New Design Guide for Affordable Housing Developments

Oscar Perry Abello shares news of a "newly released guidebook on ground-floor design in mixed-use affordable housing developments.<p>The NYC Department …

Solar power 'stickers' you can paste anywhere the quest of Calgary researchers

Imagine a new generation of solar cells so lightweight and portable that you can roll one up, carry it in your pocket, then stick it on a window to …

Clean Energy

AT&T Broadens Footprint for New Smart Cities Framework | AT&T

<i>Introducing New Alliance Members, New Spotlight Cities and More</i><p>AT&T* is continuing momentum for our smart cities framework, welcoming Southern …

There’s a Proven Link Between Effective Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep

Kenneth Andersson FOR HBR<p>In our hyper-connected, 24/7 world, many of us are losing sleep — literally. Our own survey of more than 180 business leaders found that four out of 10 (43%) say they do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week. Such sleep deficiencies can undermine important forms …

Management

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

Iran’s economy cannot be separated from human rights

<i>Geoffrey Cameron is a PhD candidate and Trudeau Scholar at the University of Toronto. He is also principal researcher with the Baha'i Community of Canada.</i><p>Now that nuclear-related economic sanctions against Iran are being lifted, many countries are looking forward to a new era of political and …

AT&T steps up 'smart cities' push, to offer more services | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) will expand its smart city services to help municipal authorities remotely monitor conditions of roads and bridges in real time and give citizens mobile apps to stay informed about things like traffic and safety problems, the company said on Tuesday.<p>An AT&T Logo …

How Big Data and Internet of Things Builds Smart Cities

“Smart City” is a term we’ll hear a lot more of in the coming years. It’s estimated that by 2020, we’ll spend $400 billion a year building them. …

Smart Cities

This Nonprofit Believes Anyone Can Make Cities Better. And It’s Accepting Applications

The deadline is Dec. 23.<p>If you know how to implement a great idea for improving how cities work, a French nonprofit wants to help you make that idea scale globally.<p>The New Cities Foundation is looking for founders of civic startups and social enterprises to join its network of urban innovators. The …

Check out 10 technologies that could change your life in 2016

Introduction<p>Forget drones, FinTech and (especially) apps that claim to be 'digitally disruptive'. The big tech trends that will have a significant …

Internet of Things

You Can Be Productive or Creative, Not Both

A psychologist offers a reality check for both organizations and individuals.<p>In order to be successful in business you need to have good ideas and to execute on them. If you want to accomplish both you'd better not bury your head in the sand -- the tough truth is these two aims are at odds with …

Creativity

Chomsky Was Right, We Possess An Internal Grammar

<b>A team of neuroscientists has found new support for MIT linguist Noam Chomsky’s decades-old theory that we possess an “internal grammar” that allows</b> …

Linguistics

Vulcan and USDOT unveil $50 million Smart City transportation contest

The U.S. Department of Transportation and billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. are offering $50 million to midsize cities, including …

Smart Cities

Investing in Ontario’s economy – or not

Back in 2009, Ontario's Liberal government was ready to do almost anything to lure the burgeoning video game industry to the province.<p>The manufacturing sector was reeling from the recession. The auto industry was facing an existential threat. Every month, it seemed, brought fresh waves of …