Ron Witherspoon

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14 Crock Pot Recipes for Weight Loss

Summer may have been all about the bloat-busting smoothies and healthy frozen desserts, but with sweater weather upon us, it’s time to dust off the …

New research suggests that body posture during sleep may affect the efficiency of the brain’s self-cleaning process<p>The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has …

Neuroscience

Google Wants To Speed Up Your Internet With OnHub Wi-Fi Router

A router equipped for the future of the web<p>Google—aside from being a portal to the entire internet—is also becoming an internet provider from land and air.<p>Now the company is extending that strategy to hardware. With OnHub, a Wi-Fi router designed to be placed on a table or countertop in the center …

Outside The Tech Bubble: Product Quality Lessons For Startups From Chateau Margaux

Why interview a winery owner? I received that question from many people in advance of our VentureCrushNY event this past April. There are two ways people apply the word “bubble” to tech: one is to the hyper-valuations in privately held tech startups, especially internet-related firms; the other is …

​ChargePoint wants to put a $500 electric car charger in your garage

If you have an electric car, you're probably familiar with ChargePoint: it's the largest electric vehicle charging network out there. It has chargers all over the world, and <i>a lot</i> of them are <i>free</i> to use. Later this summer, you'll be able to install one of the chargers in your own garage -- but …

Electric Vehicles

Laser Breathalyzer Can Sniff Out Disease

Just breathe and let the 'laserlyzer' do the rest<p>Dogs are pretty good at sniffing out cancer, but now researchers have developed an “optical dog’s nose” that uses lasers to detect a range of diseases by analyzing the molecules in ones breath.<p>When someone gets cancer or an infection, metabolic …

Factory near Tesla that turns trash to jet fuel moves closer to reality

A first-of-its kind factory that will turn garbage into fuel for airplanes is inching closer to reality in the same Nevada industrial park as Tesla’s …

FBI: Hacker claimed to have taken over flight's engine controls

<b>(CNN) —</b> A cybersecurity consultant told the FBI he hacked into computer systems aboard airliners up to 20 times and managed to control an aircraft engine during a flight, according to federal court documents.<p>Chris Roberts was detained by the FBI in April following a United Airlines flight to …

Report: ‘Load Defection’ From Customer-Owned Solar and Batteries Is Already Here

Forget the threat ofsolar- and battery-equipped customers defecting from the grid. The real threat for utilities unwilling to adapt to grid-connected …

PosiGen solar panels: How one company is making renewable energy affordable for the working class.

Green, energy-saving technologies are essentially luxury products. Solar rigs and energy-efficiency upgrades require big upfront investments in …

GARTMAN: We're Witnessing The End Of The Oil Era

In an appearance on CNBC's Fast Money on Monday, Gartman, publisher of the Gartman Newsletter, said that crude oil prices will fall demonstrably from current levels.<p>Earlier on Monday, it had been reported that Gartman saw crude oil going to $10 a barrel, but he backed a bit off that claim in his …

If Millennials Continue to Stumble, Our Economy Will Fail

After a year-long reporting effort by The GroundTruth Project, a clearer picture is emerging of a millennial generation facing an uncertain global economy. Our team of 21 GroundTruth reporting fellows journeyed to 11 countries to tell the story of their own generation. It’s a complex picture which …

Your Real Age Doesn't Matter

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Trondheim have determined that fitness age—a measure of cardiovascular performance—is a better indicator of longevity than chronological age.<p>According to the <i>New York Times</i>, your fitness age is determined by your VO2 max, or …

Made From Alfalfa And Pine Resin, This New Battery Could Make Electric Cars Greener

Today’s lithium-ion batteries are costly and difficult to recycle. This bio-based alternative could reduce the toxic chemicals and energy required.<p>The renewable energy economy needs batteries for everything from electric cars to solar energy storage. But current lithium-ion batteries aren’t exactly …

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington …

How To Structure Your Board Of Directors Or Advisory Board

Properly structuring your board of directors or advisory board could be one of the most important pieces of determining the success for any venture. These are the people you are going to be relying on for strategic direction, or voting on all key decisions. So, it is important you understand their …

California dairy farmers struggling to survive prolonged drought

Dust whips across the toasted soil where Tom Barcellos usually plants corn for his 800 dairy cows. This season, there was no water to plant the crop.<p>The third-generation dairy farmer was forced to idle a quarter of his 1,200 acres in Tulare County, land that once also bristled with wheat and …

Satellite images reveal shocking groundwater loss in California

The severity of California's drought continues to shock, with the latest example coming courtesy of NASA.<p>The space agency's two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE, satellites have been been in orbit since 2002, making highly sensitive measurements of Earth's gravity field. Variations …

Space Travel

Offer vegetables early and often to fussy toddlers, study says

<b>Children can learn to eat new vegetables if they are introduced regularly before the age of two, suggests a University of Leeds study.</b><p>Even fussy eaters can be encouraged to eat more greens if they are offered them five to 10 times, it found.<p>The research team gave artichoke puree to 332 children …

West America's adventure motorcycles

With all the marketing hype around ‘adventure riding’ these days, many motorcyclists won’t dare go off the beaten track without a large capacity dual-sport, an array of aftermarket parts and a support vehicle. It’s easy to forget that there was a time when this wasn’t an option—and that it’s …