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Global quantum internet dawns, thanks to China's Micius satellite

Thanks to the internet, a wealth of information is at our fingertips – although the flipside is that sensitive data is often vulnerable to …

Quantum Computing

In Colorado, a glimpse of renewable energy’s insanely cheap future

Even with storage, new renewables beat existing coal.<p>This month, energy nerds are very excited about a utility bid solicitation.<p>Wait, hear me out. It really is exciting!<p>Usually, when we talk about how renewable energy will evolve in the next five years, we rely on analysts and projections. This is …

Renewable Energy

12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School | Inc.com

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:<p>1. Good to …

Self-improvement

The Energy Revolution Is Here: Solar Energy and Storage Now Cheaper Than Coal

Solar plus storage can now compete with coal and other fossil fuels on its own.<p>There's no question wind and solar energy are now competitive with …

Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter

Tents, sun shades, and canopies could generate renewable energy with Norway-based Tarpon Solar‘s photovoltaic canvas. The company’s flexible …

Clean Energy

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

For the first time ever, scientists boosted human memory with a brain implant

A Bionic Memory Boost<p>With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the U.S. Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time …

Subsidizing coal and nuclear power could drive customers off the grid

Within the next month, energy watchers expect the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act on an order from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would …

Electrek green energy brief: 1GW Huawei solar plant largest in world(?), why utilities have already lost, and more

Is this 1GW array actually the largest in the world? – Recently, I’ve read of an Indian and a Chinese solar farm being proclaimed as the world’s largest. Now – I’ve got a 1GW in China saying it is the largest single solar plant in the world. My first thoughts move toward how to optimize operations …

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass

Tesla Motors Inc. is making a huge bet that millions of small batteries can be strung together to help kick fossil fuels off the grid. The idea is a …

Energy

For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want - MIT Technology Review

Imagine if your doctor’s office was more like an Apple Store mashed up with a fancy gym: a modern white-and-wood aesthetic, replete with fancy …

10 Everyday routines that could turn you into a better entrepreneur

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share15<p>+14<p>Shares 42<p>Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a …

Entrepreneurship

17 ways you should invest your time in your 20s for long-term success

It was good advice when Benjamin Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form now can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this …

Dyson’s Office Light Of The Future Runs For 22 Years

Designed by Jake Dyson, this fluorescent replacement can provide mood or work lighting, and runs for 200,000 hours.<p>A light hangs from the ceiling, but most of it isn’t a light at all.<p>This is the Cu-Beam Duo, the latest invention out of Dyson. It’s intended to be the commercial light of the future. …

The Only 3 Things That Matter if You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Have We Been Thinking About Willpower the Wrong Way for 30 Years?

Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I’d sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of “Netflix and chill,” which meant keeping company with a pint of ice cream. Even though I knew that eating ice cream and sitting for a long time were …

After Trump won, this SpaceX exec quit his job to solve America's polarization problem

To Trump opponents, the country is going to hell in a hand basket. Hate crimes and swastika graffiti have been on the rise. White supremacists have …

Silicon Valley

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA | Inc.com

I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising agency: Finance, accounting, marketing, organizational theory, operations, business law, negotiation strategies, and …

Entrepreneurship

Comment on How To Get A Job In Venture Capital: 45 VCs Offer Advice On Getting Into The Game by SaaS Evaluator

Great article. How about a similar one from a slightly different perspective? What would these guys say convinces them most in people who want them …

Venture Capital

10 Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect by the Year 2100

Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what technological marvels await in the next few years, let alone the next eight …

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.<p>But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after …

Six ways to work less but get more done

Everyone shares the same 24 hours in a day and yet some entrepreneurs simply get more done than others. Is it just a case of some people work harder than others?<p>We've all heard the saying, "work smarter, not harder," but many successful entrepreneurs have come to realize that productivity is part …

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

The Meaning of Life: Intro

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Is there a God or isn’t there, and if there is a God, what is its nature? Of all the world’s religions, …

Computer Science

Do It Now

When going to college many years ago, I decided to challenge myself by setting a goal to see if I could graduate in only three semesters, taking the …

Computer Science

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

Breaking Up With New York

We've done it. We've decided to leave New York. Of course, next we went through the denial-bargaining-anger-grief phases. And as with all breakups, we needed separation to gain clarity. Now we have emerged, a bit shaken, but in one piece. And we're finally ready to talk about it.<p>So here it is: A …

West Village

How This University Produces the Most Serial Entrepreneurs in the World

A new report says that, among universities, U.C. Berkeley produces the most serial entrepreneurs. Collectively, companies started by Berkeley alumni have raised $14.2 billion in funding since 2006.<p>At just 21, Rahul Ramakrishnan is a co-founder and the COO of Iota Labs. The startup, which makes IoT …

Germany takes steps to roll back renewable energy revolution

Leaked plans show Berlin halving its goal to expand its northern windfarms because its power grid cannot keep pace<p>Germany is taking steps to curb its booming windfarm sector in what it claims is a necessary move to stop the renewables revolution from undermining its own success.<p>Critics, however, …

Renewable Energy