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Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique

How to root out orthodoxies and generate breakthrough ideas for innovation (that no one else has thought of)<p>A great way to get unstuck and find breakthrough ideas is to Identify the orthodoxies and assumptions that rule your business. Assumptions are beliefs we take for granted and accept as true. …

This is America’s giant fighting robot that will take on Japan and China

It’s been several years now since the United States vowed to decimate Japan in a robot battle for the ages, and with months and months of development …

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Lego Boost coding blocks arrive during summer vacation

In January, Lego announced a new line of products called Boost aimed at teaching kids aged seven and up how to code. Now, Lego Boost is available for preorder at a price of $160. Units will begin shipping in late July.<p>This first Lego Boost kit is called a "creative toolbox" and containing Boost …

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A 3D Animation That Compares the Scale of the Smallest Known Particles to the Universe Itself

A 3D animation by Reigarw Comparisons measures the scale of the smallest known particles to the size of the universe itself, scaling up incrementally …

Energizer's Xbox One battery charger recalled for burn hazard

Faulty parts in tech devices have always threatened a particularly explosive calamity, but the last year has seen recalls for a bizarre range of devices that set themselves on fire. Top of the list: HP laptop batteries, Samsung's washing machines and 2016's biggest fail punchline, the Note 7. The …

A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it …

Rogue One director says its original ending was very different

<i>Rogue One</i> could have been a very different film. Reports of extensive reshoots persisted during its production, and the fact it underwent severe story surgery is backed up by shots seen in the trailers that didn’t make it into the final film. We may never know what the first version of the first</i> …

7 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

It’s December already which means we’re two weeks away from the premiere of the film every <i>Star Wars</i> fan out there will want to watch. <i>Rogue One</i> …

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Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

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These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

The Logic-Defying Double-Slit Experiment Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Just by observing the process of the experiment, everything changes.<p>Do you remember the double-slit experiment? It's one of the weirder experiments in modern physics, and cuts to the heart of the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Basically, waves that pass through two narrow, parallel slits will form …

Quantum Physics

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The Teflon Toxin — An Investigative Series by The Intercept

Illustration: The Intercept<p>While the dangers of PFOA and PFOS are widely known, very little is known about the other chemicals in their class, PFAS. …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

archatlas: Revealing the Hidden Patterns of Birds in Motion Dennis Hlynsky, a film and animation professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, creates videos at the intersection of art and science. Hlynsky transforms ordinary footage of birds and insects into ethereal illustrations by digitally tracing the paths they travel. Hlynsky’s work is typically featured in galleries, where the video is projected on large screens with recorded sound. To see more videos from Hlynsky, please visit his Vimeo channel. GIFs by ARCHatlas Text + video via (via archatlas)

18 Binge-Worthy Shows That Have Every Single Episode On Netflix

Each show can be watched from first to last episode, to maximize your binge-watching potential.

What Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Other Top Execs Ask During Job Interviews

Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s your biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling …

A Hundred Million Stars in 3 Minutes

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DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide)

Introduction: DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide)<p><b>Hi there!</b><p>Maybe you've considered solar energy - even if only for a brief …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

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Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Why the World Needs the US Economy to Struggle

<i>Below is the January 4th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full.</i><p>The headlines this morning talk about the US dollar hitting an 11-year high. I have been saying for years that the dollar is going to go higher than anyone can imagine. This trade is just in the early innings. And the …

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China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …