Rick Mills

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Design your own notebook with Book Block

Notebooks are an imperative part of any designer's life – from doodling a new design or scribbling down important ideas, having the right kind of …

Watch Classical Sculptures Spring To Life Through The Magic Of Projection Mapping

Walk through any good art classical museum, and the statues can seem so real, it’s almost as if they’ll come to life if turn your back on them. At France’s Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, for at least one night, that’s exactly what happened.<p>The museum asked artist Arnaud Pottier to bring sculptures, …

Made for each other: Net Zero and Passive House

Net Zero Energy building is hot in North America these days; that’s where people put enough grid-connected solar panels on their roof so that over …

Green Living

This app can make your cheaper Google smartwatch look just like an Apple Watch

Bubble Cloud Widgets + Wear, which was released earlier this year, organizes your apps, contacts, and bookmarks in a circular format that mimics the Apple Watch's app launcher interface.<p>The more often you use each bubble, the larger the bubbles get. So, for example, if you use the calendar bubble …

New Research Confirms Consciousness Survives the Death of the Body

The greatest question of all time may very well be, ‘what happens to us when we die?’ While many, individuals, religions and spiritual traditions …

Scientists just made a major breakthrough that could revolutionize the way we use energy

The advance may be an important step in the long-standing quest to achieve a room-temperature superconductor, which could help cities build vastly more efficient power grids, researchers say.<p>So far, superconductivity only works at very cold temperatures. And even though this new, record-breaking …

The great pesticide drift: What your favorite McDonald’s food is doing to the environment

Data reveal the fast food chain’s “world famous” french fries harm not just our health but the planet’s as well<p>There's no doubt that McDonald's french fries are, as the company regularly trumpets, "world famous." But like many who are touched by fame, those legendary taters have a dark side that …

IBM sets world-record PV solar-cell power conversion efficiency

IBM researchers worked with Japanese thin-film solar company Solar Frontier to get higher solar efficiencies for solar cells made from more abundant …

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ISPs

NASA just found something big hiding out behind Pluto

NASA and the team behind its New Horizons spacecraft announced today that Pluto — the dwarf planet — has a giant tail.<p>It's not a physical tail like a dog's, of course, but rather a frigid cloud of ionized gases trailing an estimated 48,000 to 68,000 miles behind Pluto, according to a NASA press …

Brain Wave Warping Effect of Mobile Phones, Study Reveals | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Your mobile phone is not only a carcinogenic, radiation emitting device, but may alter the structure and function of the brain, including brain wave</i> …

Want to Feel Better? Shoot Current Through Your Head With This Tiny Gadget

I know what you’re thinking, electroshock therapy is something you’ve heard about in scary stories about mental patients, and you’re not one of them. …

The Brain

Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The</i> <i>Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

An inside look at innovation hot spots and how to get your idea noticed

The tech start-up world is Jim Lussier’s playground … and it is one cool place.<p>When Michael Dell led a successful effort to take Dell private in the …

Why We Really Go to Restaurants (It's Not Just the Food)

On the latest episode of "Best New Restaurant," both competitors suffered from food gaffes, but exceptional service made up for the kitchen's less-than-perfect food.<p><i>Welcome to our weekly recap of Bravo’s</i> Best New Restaurant*, where we share our unapologetically opinionated musings on the ups and …

Restaurants

NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface, which looks to be rocky and pockmarked.<p>Ceres lies in an asteroid belt between the paths of Mars and …

Astronomy

Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

But they aren't the deadliest energy source for our feathered friends<p>The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting millions of pounds of salt contained inside. The molten salt …

Renewable Energy

21 collaboration tools to streamline your teamwork

If you work with a team, then you may be struggling with the question of how to best collaborate. Sure, you can e-mail files around; but that quickly …

MyLifeOrganized - How It Works

Looking for a Task Manager?<p>Every day many of us spend the time on urgent but low priority tasks while the most important tasks get put off until …

The KonMari Method: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I stopped by to visit with my friend Amy Jo the other day. While reading this blog, she had noticed I made an off-hand comment about wanting to sell …

Minimalism

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

How giving your loved-one the silent treatment can do more harm than arguing

People who sulk or expect their partner to mind read their mind end up even unhappier in their relationship<p>It is a tactic every couple knows but new research has found that people who give their loved-one the silent treatment end up only making themselves unhappy.<p>Being withdrawn is a form of …

Relationships