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Gravity energy generator could revolutionise renewables | Reuters.com

Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the force of gravity to produce a new kind of renewable energy. Matthew Stock reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the …

Renewable Energy

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

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A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

10 Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect by the Year 2100

Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what technological marvels await in the next few years, let alone the next eight …

Singularity

New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

According to Erik Verlinde, there is no need to add a mysterious dark matter particle to the theory. In a new paper, which appeared today on the …

What are some concepts/algorithms/data structures that every computer science student should know?

You should be aware of a few basic <i>techniques</i> that occur over and over again in many algorithms:<p>Brute Force<br>• Divide and Conquer<br>• Greedy Programming<br>• Dynamic …

How (and why) to create discomfort through game design

Throughout history, the lion's share of games have been designed to foster emotions along a pretty narrow spectrum: feelings like excitement, fear, …

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

Tesla just made it a lot harder to justify buying the Chevy Bolt

The Chevy Bolt is the first consumer-friendly, electric car with a competitive range that is slated to arrive in dealerships by the end of this year. It has a range of 238 miles, a sweet price tag of $37,500 before federal tax exemptions, and a perfectly acceptable top speed of 91 mph.<p>The Bolt also …

Samsung plugs IBM's brain-imitating chip into an advanced sensor

IBM's TrueNorth, a so-called "cognitive chip," remarkably resembles the human brain: its 4,096 cores combine to create about a million digital neurons and 256 million synapse connections. In short, like everyone's favorite complex organ, it operates extremely quickly and consumes far less energy …

7 Motivational Songs for Badass Entrepreneurs Who Hustle Hard

6 min read<p>In the sage screamed words of Eminem: “You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. You own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime…”<p>Sure, we doubt Slim Shady, the <i>real</i> Slim Shady, was talking …

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Quadrilateral Cowboy dev on indie essentials and fluid game design

To mark the release of cyberpunk heist adventure <i>Quadrilateral Cowboy</i>, creator Brendon Chung took to Reddit for an open door 'ask me anything' session.<p>…

What the video game industry can teach us about starting up

In the span of 4 days, Pokémon Go has become the biggest mobile game in the US, cashing $1.6 million in daily revenue and 7.5 million …

Internaut day: The world's first public website went online 25 years ago today

On this day 25 years ago the world's first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages.<p>Berners-Lee used the public launch to outline his plan for the service, which would come to dominate life …

11 mistakes standing between you and your first million

I've been a millionaire three separate times in my life. The first time I saw $1,000,000 in my bank account, I almost fainted. Even though I knew it was hitting my account, it still caught me off guard.<p>Becoming a millionaire isn't as far-fetched as you would believe. With dedication, patience and …

8 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Night

Your happy and productive tomorrow starts tonight.<p>The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's …

Success

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day

Setting up a life-altering meditation practice is easier than you think.<p>You'd have to be living under a rock not to have been recommended mindfulness meditation by someone in the past few years. Big name entrepreneurs swear by it, whole conferences are dedicated to it, and prominent dissenters have …

Meditation

'I thought people wouldn't take me seriously because I was a nurse starting a business'

FOR THE PAST seven years, I worked as a nurse. It was all I had known until last year when I started taking baby steps towards leaving that world …

There's a new digital-only bank and its CEO says Brexit is the 'perfect scenario' to launch

Tide is launching to the public today after bagging the funding in the last few weeks. It is an unusually large funding round for a startup that has yet to launch its product.<p>The startup's investor list reads like a who's who list of London tech. Backers include: LocalGlobe, the VC firm set up by …

Anonymous Man Hiding $100 Bills In Diaper Boxes Is The Hero We Need Right Now

“Benny bills” have been found all over Salem, Oregon since 2013<p>If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ll know that not much of it is good. …

Benny

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

10 Things entrepreneur should not do while starting-up

Share29<p>Tweet<p>Share54<p>+17<p>Shares 90<p>Every entrepreneur knows the statistics, and the statistics are grim. Eight out of 10 new businesses fail. But God …

How to Build Your Own $18,000 Robotic 360° Camera Rig for $650

In one of the most daring (and cost saving) feats of do it yourself engineering we’ve ever seen, the folks at YouTube channel Indy Mogul managed to …

APP STORE 2.0

The App Store changed the way we buy software. Can Apple do it again?<p>Apple’s annual conference for developers, which kicks off next Monday, is normally when the company previews its newest software for iOS and Mac OS X. But this year’s WWDC isn’t just about new operating systems: starting next week …

Oil Slump Gathers Pace as Iran Returns to Market

International crude oil prices fell to a new 13-year low Monday as the lifting of most economic sanctions on Iran opened the way for it to unload …

The complex picture behind the military arms behind many violent crimes in Mexico (CHARTS)

Mexican military and police authorities are still at war with the country's drug trafficking organizations. And the fight still isn't going well. Since 2006, the conflict has generated as many as 164,345 civilian deaths. Experts are still unable to agree if murders are going up or down.<p>More …

Guns

Insta of the Week: Hot Tea Freezing in -40° Air

Flash frozen water is beautiful, but kind of frightening when you think about it.<p>Canada is one of those places that seems like it should have 87 different words for "cold." Pictures and videos from Canada usually make me want to jump directly into a furnace. Case in point, Michael H. Davies' latest …

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