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This Is How You Train Your Brain to Get What You Really Want | Inc.com

In April of 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking</i>, and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my own website and had a subscriber base of zero.<p>I decided literary agents …

Self-improvement

This New Bio-Inspired Material Harvests Water Out Of Thin Air

All wet<p>What do you get when you combine a beetle, a cactus, and a pitcher plant? A whole new way to harvest water out of thin air.<p>In a paper published today in <i>Nature</i>, researchers explain how they combined the water-collecting traits of two desert-dwellers (a Namib desert beetle and a cactus) to …

Cactus

A New Durable Superhydrophobic Material Was Inspired by Shrinky Dinks

Take a sheet of shrinkable plastic, like the stuff you find in Shrinky Dinks. Add a dash of of Teflon and—<i>voila!—</i>you have an incredibly simple new …

This New Blackest Black Material Is Even Blacker Than What We Thought Was the Blackest Black Material

Surrey NanoSystems is famous for creating Vantablack, a material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 percent of visible light. That’s a lot. …

New Seaweed-Based Material Could Replace Plastic Packaging

Plastic is ubiquitous in packaging for food, toys, and every type of product in between. And even with significant recycling efforts, plastic …

Pollution
Engineering

Shapeshifting robots using a new material could be on horizon

A new material being researched could make shape-shifting robots real, but let's hope they aren't as violent as the Transformers from the movies.<p>Researchers have developed a flexible material that can stretch when heated and will allow robots to change shapes. The material, which can also be rigid, …

Robotics

A New, Efficient Solar Material Could One Day Roll On To Windows

Perovskite might be able to replace silicon as the material we use for solar panels. And it could change the way we get power from the sun.<p>It took silicon-based solar panel technology 30 years to reach an efficiency of 21%. At the end of 2015, a new kind of solar material hit that milestone in a …

Clean Energy

Magnetic Charge Ice is a new material that can help make computers smaller and faster- Technology News, Firstpost

A team of US scientists has created a new material, called "rewritable magnetic charge ice", that permits an unprecedented degree of control over …

Quantum Computing

New Robot-Fabricated Building Material Is 100 Times Lighter Than Brick

The Elytra Filament Pavilion is made from a glass and carbon fiber filament that mimics the shell of beetle wings, and no two elements are the same.<p>This week, the Victoria & Albert museum in London unveiled the robot-fabricated Elytra Filament Pavilion to open the museum’s first ever Engineering …

Architecture

New multifunctional ‘smart’ material developed that can shape-shift

A team of researchers has come up with a new multi-functional ‘smart’ material that can morph its shape when exposed to heat and light and can also …

Harnessing electricity-generating bacteria to clean up drinking water

The bacteria <i>Shewanella oneidensis</i> is a heavy metal fan. Its taste for iron, lead and mercury make it useful for cleaning water of these contaminants, …

To detect prying eyes in the sky, Dedrone raises $15 million

For better or worse, drones are about to become a lot more prevalent in US airspace. The FAA expects sales of drones to spike domestically from 2.5 million last year to 7 million by 2020. Now, a startup that detects drones and helps prevent unwanted aerial intrusions, Dedrone, has closed a $15 …

Unmanned Aircraft

Faintest Galaxies Ever Seen Explain The 'Missing Link' In The Universe

To see farther than ever, we point our most powerful space telescopes at a single region and collect light for days.<p>The Hubble Frontier Fields program focused on massive galaxy clusters, using their gravity to enhance our sight even further.<p>The only problem? The cluster itself is closer and …

Universe

This beautiful dress has a glowing secret: bacteria

Glowing like a deep-sea fish, this dress is coated with bacteria. A collaboration between designer Victoria Geaney, 29, and University of Cambridge …

San Francisco

16 types of birth control you need to know about - plus their pros and cons

<b>When it comes to birth control many women tend to stick to the Pill or condoms. But there are actually 16 options available right now - and what better time to acquaint yourself with them than on World Contraception Day.</b><p><b>Here's the lowdown...</b><p>When it comes to contraception, many women just think of …

NASA Just Announced a Mission to Send a Probe to a Dead Planet's Core

Meet the Psyche probe.<p>Every few years, NASA picks a roughly US $450 million mission to explore the Solar System. On Wednesday, however, the space …