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Rescue Drone Saves Two Boys from Drowning on Its First Day in Service

The Little Ripper Lifesaver has god-like capabilities<p>Imagine being in the ocean, trapped in a swell some 700 meters from shore. Suddenly a yellow …

Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid …

Empathy and reciprocity in animals

If you want to stay successful, learn to think like Leonardo da Vinci

Some of history’s greatest contributions have come from polymaths.<p>Aristotle practically invented half a dozen fields of study across philosophy. Galileo was as much a physicist as he was an engineer when he helped kick-start the scientific revolution. Da Vinci might have been even more famous as an …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

<b>Jay Desai</b> has FOMU. No, you read that right. As a first-time founder and CEO of health technology startup <b>PatientPing</b>, he’s got a healthy fear of …

Leadership

Ladder Logic Tutorial for Beginners

One of the best visual programming languages is a PLC programming language. It’s called <b>ladder logic</b> or <b>ladder diagram (LD)</b> and you can learn it very …

Microcontroller

Want a Side Hustle That'll Actually Make You Rich in 2018? Read This Book Now | Inc.com

The podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller showcases creatives who make a living doing what they love. It tells the stories of people who have figured out how to pursue their life's purpose and get paid for it (it was also, incidentally, the #1 podcast in the "New Year, New You" podcast …

Entrepreneurship

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

You can get really specific about the results you want, as well as the ones you don't.<p>Googling has become second nature to most of us, with many people consulting the search engine dozens of times per day.<p>The company’s flagship product is powered by a plethora of algorithms designed to dole out the …

Harvard Study Says This 1 Personality Trait Makes You Extremely Unlikable | Inc.com

No one wants to be perceived as the annoying person in any social situation. But what if you are <i>that</i> person and don't even know it?<p>If you're prone to the humblebrag -- be it in a meeting at work or in your social media posts -- then you just might be. No one likes a humblebragger. There's science …

Psychology

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) may be the great equalizer for Microsoft, Google and Apple

The current app model is robust and thriving but has shortcomings.<p>Millions of available apps make discoverability difficult, developers find building …

Apps

Report: Five microservices trends you should know about

Microservices is moving away from just a buzz term to a proven strategy in the software development industry. As more organizations begin to adopt …

Boeing wants to take on Amazon’s drone delivery service

Boeing unveiled a prototype for a massive remote-controlled drone Wednesday, meant to deliver cargo up to 500 pounds. It measures 15 (4.57 meters) by 18 (5.49 meters) by four (1.22 meters) feet, weighs nearly 750 pounds (340 kg), and is powered by an electric propulsion system that allows it to …

Want to Know If Someone Is a Psychopath? Listen for How Much They Discuss These 3 Topics | Inc.com

How do you know if you're talking to a psychopath? For a definitive answer, you'd need to evaluate a suspected psychopath on a long list of scientifically validated traits, such as egocentricity and lack of empathy and remorse. But that's going to be pretty hard to do if you're just trying to get a …

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

UX Design

What if you could view your neighbors’ smart security cameras?

More and more companies are trying to sell you cameras to put outside the house. Now one of them is wondering: why not share their footage with neighbors, so more people can monitor what’s going on?<p>That’s the idea behind Streety, a new app from the security provider Vivint. People with Vivint …

A new $99 toy drone has Intel and DJI flight technology

A Chinese startup called Ryze Tech is selling an affordable drone with technology from Intel and DJI. The $99 Tello is a tiny machine with a camera that can capture 360-degree video and stream live footage to a tablet, or to an unspecified selection of third-party VR headsets. It’s aimed at a young …

Not crashing your drone is about to get a whole lot easier

Flying a drone is fun, but, and let's be real, it's a whole lot <i>less</i> fun when you keep crashing it into things. Those days could soon be behind us, …

Digital residency pays off big for Estonia

Estonia is expected to get a 100-to-one-euro return on investment for its e-Residency program, which lets anybody start a business from afar. It is …

Europe

Why This Type of Intelligence You Probably Haven't Heard of Might Be the Most Important | Inc.com

It used to be that cognitive intelligence was the king of the hill in terms of importance. Then emotional intelligence showed up. But now Cornell University's professor of human development, Robert J. Sternberg, says "successful intelligence" likely matters more than all the other intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

Starting a Business? Here Are the Most and Least Profitable Industries.

Before you get into business, do some homework.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re thinking about starting a business, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re getting into. Today, one-third of startups fail within their first two years of business, …

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PLC, SCADA, Automation, PLC Programming, PLC eBook, Free PLC Training

SICK’s 3D Vision comes as solution technology needed recently. Today are the era of brand new sensing and vision system technology. There are many …

Blink introduces a $99 video doorbell

The best way to stand out from the CES deluge? Announce your product three weeks before everyone else. Last year’s show was big one for the connected home, and all signs are pointing to 2018 being even bigger, so Blink is getting out in front of things by announcing its new video doorbell this week.<p>…

Apps Script

Google Apps Script is a scripting language based on JavaScript that lets you do new and cool things with G Suite products like Docs, Sheets, Slides, …

Military grade, untraceable killer drones that fire small guided missiles now available

The drone can fly at an altitude of 1,000 feet and carry precision-guided munitions.<p>Velvet Wasp, a drone made by UK-based defence contractor Steel …

Amazon's AWS Cloud9 IDE lets you write, test, and debug code online

Amazon just unveiled AWS Cloud9, a web-based IDE that supports more than 40 popular programming languages, as well as a bunch of the company’s cloud infrastructure integrations, and collaboration tools.<p>It’s essentially a repackaged version of the c9.io IDE, which Amazon acquired in 2016; it’s now …