Vivian Rosenberg

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Urban ‘Wind Trees’ generate electricity from breezes

A micro wind turbine that can work in the city<p>Conventional wind turbines have been criticized as ugly, large, and often so noisy they are too obtrusive for backyards.<p>But French firm New Wind wants to change that with the ‘Wind Tree,’ a 26-foot-tall tree fitted with 63 tiny blades that can generate …

Renewable Energy

This Woman Is Said to Rival Einstein, and She's Only 23

Einstein For Millennials<p>At age 14, Sabrina Pasterski walked onto the MIT campus to request notarization of aircraft worthiness for her single-engine …

Physics

We Can Officially Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A Synthetic Leaf<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a man-made influence on the environment. …

Solar Panels

8 Meditation Apps to Try Now

Now, with all of the stress around current events and how our personal lives will be affected, it’s important to build self-care into the day any way you can, whether it’s taking three deep breaths every few hours or listening to a guided meditation to soothe you into a very important good night’s …

There’s a very deep reason why you can’t kick that bad habit

Chances are, you’re still doing whatever bad habit you tried to quit for last new year’s resolution. The months and years go by and, perhaps your job or relationships change, but your routines and behavior likely stay overwhelmingly the same. That’s because the vast majority of our actions aren’t …

Self Control

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Johns Hopkins clinical pharmacologist Roland Griffiths talks about a major new study hinting at psychedelic drugs as therapeutic powerhouses

By Richard Schiffman<p>In one of the largest and most rigorous clinical investigations of psychedelic drugs to date, researchers at Johns Hopkins …

Johns Hopkins University

5 Proven Ways to Increase Your Mental Power

How to Increase Your Mental Power?<p>The psychic nature of mind inspired the humans since a long time. In different parts of the world, we can hear such …

How to stay motivated and maximize your potential in life and in the gym

Thinking about why people do what they do has been a constant in the life of Duke psych professor Dan Ariely. As an 18-year-old, Ariely, who was born …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

TOOLS - 3D Digital Art

Luis de la Barrera-Montenegro is a visual artist, 3D, motion artist based in Madrid, Spain. He has been making an interesting 3D digital art series …

Digital Art
Solar Power
Solar Power

Scientists Agree This Is The Most Effective Diet For Weight Loss

Run a Google search for the “best diet for weight loss,” and you’ll get 11,200,000 results. Near all of them will disagree as to what the best diet for weight loss actually is. Some will say that low-fat diets are the way to go, and others will maintain that carbs, sugar or gluten are evil minions …

Weight Loss

Batteries Or Train-Pumped Energy For Grid-Scale Power Storage

New advances in batteries and storage technologies for electricity may soon solve one of the most vexing issues with wind and solar energy – dealing with their intermittency. The wind and sun generally do not generate power when it’s needed, and we haven’t had efficient ways to store that energy, …

Clean Energy

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

Mental Health

This App Can Solve Handwritten Math Problems

For some students, Mathpix may render math anxiety a thing of the past.<p>Anyone who has ever stared anxiously at a knotty equation in need of a solution has wished for some kind of ax to cut through the problem. Mathpix, the "first app that can solve math by simply taking pictures of your …

Mathematics

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy It Had to Pay Customers to Use It

Renewable energy generation hit a high in Germany Sunday, with commercial power consumers being paid to use electricity for a few hours.<p>Around midday …

Renewable Energy

A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 should put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest

"Raising minimum wage risky," the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader tersely warned.<p>"Raising minimum wage hurts low-skill workers," the Detroit News bluntly declared.<p>"Even left-leaning economists say it's a gamble," Vox solemnly cautioned.<p>Nonsense. We have been raising the minimum wage for 78 …

Economics

Americans Can Study In Germany For Free

Do you want to go to college, but you simply cannot afford it and you do not qualify for scholarships? Here is an interesting idea: move to Germany. American citizens can get a free college education there.<p>The German Academic Exchange Service (GARS) national report notes that approximately 4,300 …

Higher Education

How a Little-Known Mineral Could Beat Out Silicon for Solar Energy Efficiency

Watch out, silicon. Perovskite's coming for you.<p>Perovskite solar cells have been making leaps and bounds in progress over the last several years. A relatively new material in the world of solar, it has come close to its silicon cell siblings in terms of efficiency in a shockingly short period of …

Meet the Chinese Tech Billionaire Who Says He'll Take Down Tesla

Tomorrow’s cars will be all-electric, self-driving, connected to high-speed communications networks … and free.<p>And probably Chinese.<p>That, at least, …

Electric Vehicles

How the Banks Stole Higher Education

Student debt is big business for the banks, and it's fucking us all over.<p>Most progressive-minded people share an inherent belief that education should be free, a universal human right rather than the privilege of a wealthy few. For the left, it's an article of faith. This is the way we progress in …

Higher Education

Go green or no home in San Francisco — solar panels become mandatory

Build green or don’t build at all. That’s the message behind a new San Francisco law effective in January 2017. By that date, all new buildings must …

San Francisco

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

The Cold Medicine That's Linked to Cognitive Problems

A common kind of prescription and over-the-counter medication, including some cold medicines, has been linked to cognitive impairment in older …

The Brain

This Solar Hub Provides Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet In One

A remote village in Ghana is now being served life-changing infrastructure in a box.<p>While American cities try to figure out how to deal with lead pipes and an aging power grid, a remote village in Ghana has skipped traditional infrastructure completely. The Watly–a sleek, spaceship-like hub that …

LSD Makes Your Brain More ‘Flexible,’ Less Anxious

Breakthrough research shows how psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin expand the brain.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms seem to …

Consciousness

Reconsidering Rigor in Schools

“There is a momentous, broad-based cultural shift underway that has struck at the roots of every industrialized system of education. The result is a …

Pedagogy