Zack Fair

341 Flips | 20 Magazines | 251 Likes | 2 Following | 2 Followers | @ZackFair1dkv | Keep up with Zack Fair on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Zack Fair”

3 Simple Things You Can Do to Grow Your Business

These three things can serve as building blocks for your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After talking to hundreds of entrepreneurs and business owners, like financial advisors, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, business coaches, startup founders and more, …

Business Strategy

‘The strangest supernova we've ever seen’: A star that keeps exploding — and surviving

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>A supernova signals a star's death throes. Having exhausted its fuel for nuclear fusion, the star collapses, producing a gigantic explosion of matter and energy that can be seen from 10 billion light-years away. The supernova shines for a few months, then fades. All that …

Universe

IBM has just achieved an 'impossible' step in quantum computing

The company has simulated a quantum computer with 56 qubits on a classical computer<p>In the race to build a working quantum computer, IBM has just …

Quantum Computing

'Ikigai' is the Japanese art of finding one's purpose in life

<b>You will find your ikigai at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing.</b><p>The quest for happiness is part of being human, and …

Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'

See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, …

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

Small Business

See the World's First Floating Wind Farm

By creating wind turbines that float, engineers have new possibilities for where they can generate power.<p>Scotland is known for picturesque highlands and tartan-wearing highlanders, but now the country boasts the world's first floating wind farm. The large turbines are floating in the North Sea, 15 …

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

It opens a new book, which is where computers teach humans how to play Go better than they used to Tom Mitchell, computer scientist, Carnegie Mellon University<p>It can only work on problems that can be simulated in a computer, making tasks such as driving out of the question<p>Google’s artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

This Incredible Power Plant Produces Nothing But Electricity And Stone

Amazing work Iceland👌<p>In a bid to tackle climate change and stop the world from reaching the upper limit of two degrees warming before 2020, …

A new sulfur-based battery takes on the problem of energy storage “at the terawatt scale”

Renewable energy sources are only as reliable as the natural world that fuels them. A cloud passing overhead cuts off solar power; the wind stops blowing and windmills stop working. In order for us to depend on undependable power sources, we need a grid-sized backup to acts of God.<p>In 2012, …

Clean Energy

Spice Kit: How to Grow Ginger, Turmeric, and Cardamom at Home

You are familiar with the gnarly ginger root, a supermarket staple. But have you ever tasted new, pale, and tender fresh ginger, its aromatic skin so …

A historian says most science fiction has the same major flaw — except one legendary novel

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — It's science fiction's job to entertain us, not sooth-say. Yet even older, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi works have predicted numerous technologies we now take for granted.<p>If there's one book or movie that best foretells what humanity could become, though, it's Aldous Huxley's 1932 …

Singularity

New Gravitational Wave Detection From Colliding Black Holes

In another step forward for the rapidly expanding universe of invisible astronomy, scientists said on Wednesday that on Aug. 14 they had recorded the space-time reverberations known as gravitational waves from the collision of a pair of black holes 1.8 billion light years away from here.<p>It was the …

How to start a business with no money

You’ve got a great idea for a brand-new business, or you’re tired of the 9-to-5 grind and want to take your success into your own hands. Either way, you’re excited to turn this dream into reality.<p>But leaving your current job without a backup plan can be a risky thing. Everything you’ve saved is …

Small Business

If You Want to Become a Millionaire, Start With a Simple Financial Goal You Can Achieve This Year

How to set goals you can achieve now that will help you grow in the future.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to be a millionaire (unless they're already a billionaire). And everyone has a chance to become one -- they just don't have a chance to become one</i> …

Entrepreneurship

SpaceX’s Elon Musk is setting up his fans for a surprise during Mars mission update

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he’ll unveil “major improvements and some unexpected applications” this week when he updates his plan for sending …

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars

NASA is dead-set on sending astronauts to Mars within the next 15 to 20 years. China has said it hopes to send people there between 2020 and 2030, and even Russia is floating plans to put boots on the red planet.<p>Meanwhile, SpaceX founder Elon Musk is trying to cut the cost of spaceflight enough to …

Magnetism

World's largest electric vehicle will generate more electricity than it uses

<b>Not only will this massive electric dump truck replace a dirty diesel truck, but it will also be an "energy plus" vehicle.</b><p>A consortium of Swiss …

1-acre permaculture farm in Australia feeds 50 families

This family in Australia completely shifted the way they source their food – with remarkable success. When wife Nici suffered an illness, the Coopers …

Garden Beds for the Urban Dweller

Lest you think lack of dirt means no vegetable garden for you, two companies out of Los Angeles have a solution.<p>(N.B.: See our earlier post, Raised …

Become a vegetable growing pro in no time with this handy cheat sheet.

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

There's a $100 million plan to make a synthetic spinal cord to end paralysis

A Bold Mission<p>Some say experience is the best teacher, and for Hugh Herr, that has definitely been the case. His experience with disability and …

This is the future of driving

A number of countries around the world are looking to move away from fuel-burning automobiles. India, France, Britain and Norway all want to abandon gas and diesel cars in favor of cleaner vehicles. Even in Germany, the country that literally invented the internal combustion car, there is talk …

Autos

This Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae?

Solar panels are quite an inefficient form of renewable energy – only around 20 percent of incoming sunlight is turned into energy. However, with a little help from millions of years of evolution and some algae, solar panels could start to shape up.<p>Founded in 2014, Swedish Algae Factory is an algae …

Clean Energy

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Have a great shower while saving water and energy with Flow Loop

<b>Flow Loop introduces a new closed loop shower that will bring back one of life’s little pleasures: a long hot wet shower.</b><p>Showers use a lot of water …

Japan's new mushroom solar farms produce sustainable energy and food

Japan’s agricultural sector could find a much-needed boost with an innovative approach to growing that combines solar power generation and mushroom …

Solar Cars Are (Almost) Here

Cars could soon power themselves without any outside fuel at all.<p>Ever since electric vehicles (EVs) became a viable alternative to traditional …

Solar Power

Researchers developing computer program to read people's minds

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say they are one step closer to reading people’s thoughts. Their computer program was able to successfully decipher sentences participants read in their minds.<p>The study, conducted by Dr. Marcel Just, uses a computer learning program that interprets how the …