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A New Record Nears: The World's Largest Telescope Prepares For Completion

If you want to learn more about the Universe than you ever have before, there’s only so much you can do. You can improve your optics and your seeing, making your mirrors smoother and defect-free than ever before. You can improve your conditions, through adaptive optics or optimizing your …

Telescopes

What's Next for United After Dragging a Bloodied Passenger Off a Plane? A Plan.

Next stop: leadership.<p>Jaws dropped Sunday when footage surfaced of a United Airlines passenger getting physically dragged down an aisle to make room for one of several United employees.<p>Ironically, 2017 had been going really well for United Airlines. Of course, “really well” for United is a relative …

United Airlines

A former FBI agent shares 10 tough skills you need to be a strong leader

If I wasn't keeping an eye out for rattle snakes, I was avoiding horned bulls from charging my horse as I tried to cut them from a herd of cows.<p>I learned many important life lessons on that ranch, not the least is that it takes hard work, sweat, and mental toughness to get to the top and stay there.<p>…

Self-improvement

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

Tesla's solar energy plant in Hawaii flips the 'on' switch

Tesla, SolarCity, and Kauai Island Utility Cooperative unveiled the completed solar and energy-storage facility last week. The facility can provide …

Oceans are warming faster, expect more floods

A team of researchers have successfully found a way to error-correct and clean up historical oceanic temperature data. The champagne will stay in the refrigerator, however, since the new information offers up more bad news on the state of the planet. It turns out that we've been grossly …

Being an introvert in the office may not be a bad thing after all

Getting noticed, speaking up, being visible. Sounds like a winning knockout punch to land the corner office, right?<p>According to a recent EY paper, “Outsmarting Our Brains: Overcoming Hidden Biases To Harness Diversity’s True Potential,” there’s an overwhelming assumption that employees who speak up …

Need solar resource data or maps? We've got an app for that

Also available in: Español<p>Last month the World Bank launched a new Global Solar Atlas: a free, online tool that lets you zoom into areas anywhere in …

SpaceX Is Launching a Satellite Into Orbit on Tuesday

But this launch won't have a landing.<p>SpaceX is planning to launch a satellite into space on Tuesday. The EchoStar 23 communications satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket will be the third SpaceX launch this year and the second from the company's NASA launch pad.<p>The EchoStar launch was originally …

Versatile V-22 Osprey Is The Most Successful New Combat System Since 9-11

Things have not gone well for the Pentagon’s much-criticized acquisition system since the 9-11 attacks. The military got a lot more money for new weapons than anyone could have predicted when the new millennium began, but tens of billions of dollars were squandered on programs that either were …

There’s a very good reason to hire overqualified workers

For a job seeker, few things are more discouraging than hearing you’re overqualified.<p>Employers have sound reasons for turning away candidates with more experience or training than the openings require. Candidates might soon ask for a higher salary, they could lose interest in work that isn’t …

Employment