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What Happens to Creativity as We Age?

One day not long ago, Augie, a 4-year-old Gopnik grandchild, heard his grandfather wistfully say, “I wish I could be a kid again.” After a thoughtful pause, Augie came up with a suggestion: Grandpa should try not eating any vegetables. The logic was ingenious: Eating vegetables turns children into …

Feel-good fractals: from ocean waves to Jackson Pollock’s art

When Richard Taylor was 10 years old in the early 1970s in England, he chanced upon a catalogue of Jackson Pollock paintings. He was mesmerised, or …

Mathematics

Meditation, Mindfulness and Sleep Can Radically Impact Your Success

Serial Entrepreneur • CEO at Amerisleep • CEO at OCLU<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial drive that inspires us to work tirelessly in service of our vision is one of the integral components of building a great company from scratch. No game-changing …

Mindfulness

Agriculture tech startup KisanHub raises $1M Seed

Agriculture tech startup KisanHub is on a mission to make farming more ‘connected’ to help farmers “grow more and use less,” says co-founder and CEO Sachin Shende.<p>The Cambridge, UK-based company, which has closed $1 million in Seed funding led by Notion Capital, has built a cloud-based enterprise …

Let's Stop Freaking Out About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is all around us today—and it’s often invisible as we go about our daily lives.<p>Companies are successfully using AI …

Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself

If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it<p>The world is quietly being reshaped by machine learning. We no longer need to teach computers how to perform complex tasks like image recognition or text translation: instead, we build systems that …

A Real-Life Jedi Mind Trick That Will Reprogram Your Co-Workers' Brains

Using applied neuroscience, you can immediately and easily alter other people's perception of past events.<p>Last week, I explained a simple neuroscience technique to reprogram your own brain in less than 60 seconds. Today, I'll explain a technique, based on the same principle, that allows you to …

Consciousness

11 Mental Habits That Will Improve Your Business Savvy

Want to become a savvier entrepreneur? Follow these tips.<p>Psychology and business success go hand in hand. It's been well documented that people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson all have unique mindsets that have contributed to their success.<p>Thoughts become words, words become …

Only humans, not computers, can learn or predict

Nature magazine announced in late January that a computer designed by Google’s DeepMind defeated a human master in the ancient Chinese board game, “Go.” This impressive achievement once again raised the expectations for a predicted future in which computers will have artificial intelligence, with …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

3 Things You Should Stop Doing to Turn On Your Creative Brain

These are pretty routine activities for most entrepreneurs--and they're not helpful.<p>If you read any of my articles you would know that I don't believe that some people were born more creative than others. I don't believe that introverts are more creative than extroverts, or vice versa. In fact, …

Creativity

Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

Scientists Make Mini Fuel Cells That Keep Phones Charged For a Week

A New Battery<p>Battery life. Two words that can turn anyone who owns an electronic device into a total wreck. But scientists at POSTECH may have found …

Verterra Energy's 3D printed turbine prototype shows promise for sustainable hydropower

Mar 17, 2016 | By Tess<p>With global warming becoming an increasingly pressing concern for our world’s populations, sustainable energy options with low …

Young Entrepreneurs: All Small Towns Have Multimillion-Dollar Opportunities

How one young entrepreneur built a multimillion- dollar company and created hundreds of jobs in his small town, and how others can too.<p><b>This is a guest post from Jason Duff, founder and CEO of COMSTOR Outdoor.</b><p>Overpriced real estate. Insane work hours. Fierce competition against other smart people. …

Business Strategy

Germany Uses 0.07% Of Its Area For Solar

<b>Published on</b> March 17th, 2016 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>80<p>March 17th, 2016 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p>Originally published on <i>Lenz Blog.</i><br>By Karl Lenz<p>The report by …

Solar solution may make nuclear waste storage safer - Futurity

Americium isn't as well known as plutonium and uranium, but researchers have been trying to rid it from nuclear waste for decades. Now they have a …

This May Be One $4.2 Trillion Reason to Double Green Energy

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Renewable Energy

Solar Panels Grown On The Moon Could Power The Earth

A far-out plan to create swarms of self-replicating solar panel satellites<p>"Global warming is the greatest challenge our species will face in the next 100 years," says Justin Lewis-Weber.<p>Currently a high school senior in California, Lewis-Weber has just published a paper in the journal <i>New Space</i> with …

Pricing for Solar Systems in the US Dropped 17% in 2015

<i>The following is an excerpt from the newly released</i> U.S. Solar Market Insight 2015 Year in Review <i>report.</i><p>According to GTM Research and SEIA's <i>U.S.</i> …

These 10 countries are leading the world in solar energy

In a world that's hungry for energy but increasingly wary of the damage that generating power can do, solar might just be the answer: clean energy …

Renewable Energy

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

UK scientists get permission to 'gene edit' human embryos

A team of British scientists has been approved to use "gene editing" techniques on human embryos, in the hope that it will better our understanding of early human life. A group at the Francis Crick Institute in London wants to research newly fertilised eggs and how they develop in the first seven …

How Different Seasons Affect The Way Your Brain Works

We use our cognitive resources differently based on the season, study finds.<p>You've probably experienced fluctuating moods with the seasons, but there's a good chance you never realized that your brain activity also differs based on seasonal changes -- varying between spring, summer, fall and winter …

Police Will Soon Be Watched by Algorithms That Try to Predict Misconduct. Is That a Good Thing? - MIT Technology Review

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, are set to become guinea pigs for a new high-tech approach to improving relations between cops and citizens. The …

The Artificially Intelligent Doctor Will Hear You Now - MIT Technology Review

There are about 10,000 known human diseases, yet human doctors are only able to recall a fraction of them at any given moment. As many as 40,500 …

Don’t Despair if Google’s AI Beats the World’s Best Go Player - MIT Technology Review

We may be about to witness a remarkable demonstration of the advancing capabilities of AI programs. AlphaGo, a program developed by AI researchers at …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Solar Giant SunEdison Might Be Doomed - MIT Technology Review

Shares of SunEdison were up more than 10 percent Tuesday after the cancellation of the solar giant’s disastrous acquisition of residential solar …

Solar Power

New Grid Storage Technology Helps Integrate Renewables - MIT Technology Review

Developing cheap energy storage is a critical step in moving to renewables and away from fossil fuels as the primary source of electricity: it’s the …

Energy