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Why Hyatt Designed Its New Headquarters To Feel Like Its Hotels

If I worked here, I’d be tempted to grab a glass of rosé and crank out some emails by the fire.<p>When I get off the elevator, I’m not sure that I’m in the right place. I cannot tell if the receptionist is a receptionist, or just someone who’s decided to work at the marble end of a long, wooden …

When In Porto

The destination on everyone’s lips for Summer 2017 is Porto, a coastal city in Northwest Portugal known for incredible architecture and delicious …

European Travel

Graphene electrodes add flexibility and transparency to solar cells

Solar panels are great and all, but they can be a bit of an eyesore. While companies like Tesla are disguising them as roof tiles, others are finding …

Lisbon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Assemble a city-break destination from a wishlist of components and you get Lisbon: a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled streets, palaces, churches (and a castle, of course), tiles in pink, mint and indigo, and cheap, fresh, grilled sardines to eat outside a <i>tasca</i> (bar) in the sun. …

European Travel

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Hedge Funds

Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in …

What We Still Don’t Know About Tesla’s Solar Roof

On May 10, Tesla announced it has begun taking orders for the company's highly anticipated Solar Roof systems. The Tesla website now provides more …

Solar Power

Harvesting The Sun's Energy

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com</i><p>The future of solar power is looking brighter than ever. Thanks to recent advances in technology, the price of solar energy production is declining by roughly 10 percent each year, and by 2030, experts estimate that a fifth of the energy consumed …

Uni Newcastle team tests “printed solar” panels in Australian first

Australia's own solar roof? University of Newcastle team launches first large-scale demonstration of its flexible, lightweight printed solar panels.

Demonstration

Lightweight 'printed solar' touted as a way to provide electricity in times of disaster

A solar panel development that has taken decades is a step closer to reality.<p>Final trials of printed solar panels on sheets of plastic are underway …

Where a solar roof works and where it doesn’t

This is not a one-size-fits-all product.<p>Last week, Tesla and Tesla’s newly purchased solar-panel company SolarCity announced that they’d be taking …

Will Tesla's Tiles Finally Give Solar Shingles Their Day in the Sun?

Elon Musk has built a formidable personal brand on futuristic visions of driverless cars and space travel. But the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and …

These Flexible Solar Panels Can Be Turned Out On A Printer

Solar power is a rapidly growing force in how we power our homes, and solar panels are incredibly useful in situations where you need power but conventional power solutions won’t work. That said, hauling heavy panels into disaster areas or across rugged terrain makes for a difficult proposition. …

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy.<p>But what …

Where to Eat in Lisbon

Location:<b>Lisbon, Portugal</b><p>George Mendes Shares 5 Favorites in Lisbon<p>After graduating from culinary school and working at Bouley in Tribeca, Alain …

The Big Trip: A City-by-City Guide to Portugal

By: College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>Activities and must-sees for each city and tips for public transportation</b><p>I found that Portugal has one of the most enriching cultures because it offers a little bit of everything and caters to all interests. Its cities are all walkable …

European Travel

Where to Eat in Portugal, According to a Chef

From gourmet canned food to briny, soupy paella, here is chef Joe Isidori's pick of some of the best eats in Portugal<p>Joe Isidori, chef and co-owner …

City break: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon glows. You walk on light. This isn't a figure of speech. It's a matter of fact, of science. The seven hills on which the city sits form a vast …

European Travel

Why this is Europe’s best work-and-play capital

Take a look at the city staking a claim to the title comeback king, with start-ups, surf and sunshine.<p>A city still getting back on its feet after the Eurozone crisis which battered the national economy, Lisbon's working hard to support home-grown businesses and attract fledgling entrepreneurs from …

European Travel

The Best Day Trips in Portugal

<i>PHOTO: There is much to see beyond the cities in Portugal (Courtesy Auto Europe)</i><p>The Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Porto are sure to keep …

Move Over, Paris—Porto Is Europe's Hot New Shopping Capital

For all the popularity Lisbon has amassed over the past few years as a sought-after travel destination, Porto is still overlooked. But it shouldn’t …

Visiting Lisbon: What to Do and See

The essence of Lisbon city is mirrored in its terrain. It has lots of “ups” in its stairs and hills to climb, as well as some “downs,” which you as a …

Why Portugal should be more than a sidenote on your itinerary for Spain

While Spain often finds a place on Americans' itineraries, its neighbor Portugal can end up relegated to a stopover — if it's included at …

Minimalist Holiday Homes in Portugal Build Cultural Tourism

Dawn in the rural wine region of southern Alentejo, Portugal. The sun casts a yolky glow over the cork trees and vineyards of São Lourenço do …

8 Foods You Must Eat When You’re in Portugal

If you're in to food, and trying all different kinds of things, Portugal needs to be next on your trip list.<p>While they hold tight to their …

On the waterfront: Lisbon's riverside regeneration

Boyd Tonkin finds great buildings, a bold new art gallery and custard pies to die for in Portugal’s capital<p>Everyone in Lisbon says that, since Portugal’s great age of exploration, the city has looked far out to sea. It took a hand-written list of <i>pratos de dia</i> outside a little restaurant on the Rua …

14 eye-popping images that will make you fall in love with Portugal

Portugal still feels like a dream. As I made my way across the country earlier this year, the image of dark green hills dotted with castles and …

European Travel

5 stylish reasons to visit Portugal

The past few years A-listers (think David Beckham, Ronan Keating, Pamela Anderson…) have been flying to this tiny country to go under the radar and …

Luxury Travel

Here's Why Everyone You Know Is Going to Lisbon Right Now

Five reasons to say olá to Lisboa.<p>A favored vacation destination among Europeans for years, Portugal has burst onto U.S. travelers' radar recently. …

Top Ten Things to Do in Porto, Portugal

01 of 10<p>Port Tasting<p>Do a tour of a port cellar or two. Most of the port producers have a building in Vila Nova de Gaia just across the river from …