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The Death of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital …

Customer Service

Google now lets you see what's on shelves at stores near you, and it's a powerful new weapon against Amazon

Google is launching a tool that will let shoppers find out what products are in stock at stores near them.<p>Shoppers will be able to access the tool, called See What's In Store (SWIS), from Google's main search bar and within Google Maps.<p>Shoppers can use the tool to search for a specific product and …

eCommerce

Eleven tips for white spots on teeth

There are several possible causes for white spots on teeth, including dental fluorosis, enamel hypoplasia, poor dental hygiene, and eating too many …

Dentistry

Immigration firm seems to thrive after Trump lawyer's help

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and drug giant Novartis got nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida immigration firm that tapped him appears to have gotten nearly everything it wanted.<p>When Nicholas Mastroianni II hooked up …

Donald Trump

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions To the Nine Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Startups

This CO2 machine could transform the way we fight climate change

We feast on fossil fuels to power our cars, trains, manufacturing plants and cities, but our reliance on them means we continue to flood our atmosphere with carbon dioxide now reaching levels higher than ever before.<p>What if we could directly capture CO2 from the atmosphere and turn that into …

British Columbia

Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

Carbon Dioxide

3DFS’s technology for electricity could double the efficiency of the power grid - Vox

An “operating system” for power could double the efficiency of the grid.<p>A great deal of the electricity in the United States goes to waste.<p>Much is lost in the initial generation of electricity. And much is lost through the use of inefficient devices, like incandescent light bulbs that heat up a …

Engineering

Want To Know What Technologies Are Coming In The Future? There's a Database For That

Spider silk transformed into fiber for tissue reconstruction; paper that conducts electricity; renewable diesel fuel; and new techniques for regenerating aging or diseased skin. These are just a handful of examples from a new database of over 1,300 new technologies currently making their way …

Startups

5 Proven Techniques That Will Make You a Fearless Public Speaker

The fear of public speaking runs deep for many people.<p>I recently attended a two-day conference where I listened to several different speakers weighing-in on a range of topics. Many of the speakers were either very experienced at presenting, or had prepared thoroughly in advance.<p>A few speakers, …

Public Speaking

This Device Lets You Communicate From Anywhere — Even Without A Cell Connection

While getting into nature and going off the grid is about disconnecting from the world, you never know when an emergency might happen and you …

Communicate

Hands-on with the RED Hydrogen One, a wildly ambitious smartphone

Come for the holograms, stay for the modules<p>We just got a look at the upcoming RED Hydrogen One smartphone at an event meant for “RED Pioneers” (read: superfans). It is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious smartphones in years from a company not named Apple, Google, or Samsung. It’s an …

Mobile Technology

How to Delete Yourself From the Internet

You may think your internet usage is completely private, but any time you access a website, sign up for an account, purchase a product, post a message, or browse search engine results, you’re sharing something about yourself. If you find this troubling, you may want to learn more about how you can …

Privacy

Why do people interrupt? It depends on whom you're talking to

We all know that unpleasant feeling when we’re talking about something interesting and halfway through our sentence we’re interup – “Wait, what’s for dinner?” – pted.<p>But was that really an interruption? Whether or not one person interrupted another depends on whom you ask, according to new research …

Framing

What causes multiple sclerosis? Landmark study finds clue

Multiple sclerosis can cause debilitating fatigue, vision problems, impaired balance and coordination, and muscle stiffness. It is usually disabling, …

Immunotherapy

Yale experiment to reanimate dead brains promises 'living hell' for humans

A scientific experiment to reanimate dead brains could lead to humans enduring a ‘fate worse than death,’ an ethics lecturer has warned.<p>Last month Yale University announced it had successfully resurrected the brains of more than 100 slaughtered pigs and found that the cells were still healthy.<p>The …

The Brain

Heat-Seeking Cameras Could Help Keep Self-Driving Cars Safe

After Uber’s fatal self-driving crash last month in Tempe, Arizona, most observers had two basic question: Why did the car not see Elaine Herzberg …

4 Ways to Sell Without Being Viewed as a Salesperson

If you want to start closing more business, you need to drop the sales mentality and do these 4 things instead.<p>Nobody wants to feel like they're being sold to. This was true ten years ago, and with today's technology-fueled evolution in consumer preferences, it's clear that businesses must shift …

You can soon see (and delete) everything Apple knows about you

Apple will soon let you download all the information it has stored about you, modify it, or even delete it. The privacy change is required by a new European law, but is also in-line with Apple’s policy to not spy on its customers. This sets it apart from rivals like Google and Facebook.<p>Apple …

9 famous predictions by Nostradamus some people say foresaw the future

Nostradamus' name is synonymous with predicting the future.<p>The alleged oracle began publishing his famous, cryptic quatrains in 1555. But these were no ordinary poems. Nostradamus was allegedly a diviner who was able predict future tidings.<p>The 16th century apothecary and astrologer's status as a …

Oil Buyers Ditch Paper for Blockchain to Track Tanker Sales

Every day, dozens of oil tankers -- some as long as five football fields -- set sail for ports around the world carrying millions of barrels of crude …

Blockchain

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

By probing the effect that vitamin D-3 has on the cells that make up the lining of blood vessels, scientists at Ohio University in Athens, OH, have …

How to be a good landlord

Start by understanding local housing laws<p>While every city boasts prominent landlords who rent and manage apartment buildings on a large scale, it’s the small property owners who support much of a city’s housing stock. These small-scale landlords may rent one unit from the building they live in, or …

SEC Freezes Crypto Assets of $600 Million Initial Coin Offering

Cryptocurrency

Multiple sclerosis: 'Guardian molecule' may lead to new treatment

By studying interactions between testosterone and the immune system in male mice, scientists from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, have …

Medical Research

How can you lower your blood sugar levels?

Blood sugar levels are a primary concern for people with diabetes. High blood sugar, known as hyperglycemia, occurs when a person's blood sugar is …

A person was able to ‘shoplift’ from Amazon’s new convenience store

On Monday, Amazon Go, the company’s new cashier-less mini-market opened in downtown Seattle, showing the world what retail shopping in the future …

Amazon's first automated store opens to public on Monday

Amazon will open its first checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday, moving forward with an experiment that could dramatically alter bricks-and-mortar retail.<p>The Seattle shop, known as Amazon Go, relies on cameras and sensors to track what shoppers remove from the shelves, and what they …

eCommerce

A Guide to Understanding How Shorting Stock Works

The Basics of Shorting Stock<p>A Beginner's Guide for How to Short Stocks<p>Updated March 16, 2018<p>Shorting stock has long been a popular trading technique …

A 5 Step Process to Help you Have Hard Conversations | Inc.com

If you are constantly feeling stressed out and angry because other people are letting you down it's time to do something about it. Most of us will do anything to avoid a difficult conversation. I think it's time suck it up and get tough.<p>How good are you at having those hard conversations? Will you …

Self-help