Austin Federer

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A reading list that yields a solid return on investment

About once a week, I get an email like this: “I am interested in learning more about investing. What books would you recommend I read?”<p>An excellent question.<p>I try to read 10 to 20 books a year, with half of those related to finance or investing. (I am only modestly successful.) Having read many of …

Investing

How to See the Future

It turns out it's possible to earn a degree in Future Studies. We've got the Cliff's Notes.<p>If history has taught us anything, it's that people who try to predict the future are often spectacularly wrong. Like when Variety magazine declared in 1955 that rock 'n roll would be "gone by June," or when …

Get That Pizza Fix Minus the Carbs With This Chicken Pepperoni Casserole

Is it possible to overload on pizza? Our hearts say no but our bellies say yes. Sometimes we just need to walk away from the dough (so definitely don’t look at these 16 frozen dough recipes). Let’s make that walk a little easier with this pepperoni chicken casserole made with creamy homemade pizza …

Royal Marine Commando Egg Diet | Diets Advisor

The Royal Marine Commando Egg Diet plan is a super-low calorie, reduced sugar diet regimen that includes mainly eating eggs. It is a certain means to …

Microsoft's new online certification program kicks off with data science specialization

Microsoft is launching the pilot of an online certification program, called the "Microsoft Professional Degree", with a data-science-focused …

A Brief Explanation of Planck's Constant and the Birth of Quantum Physics

Planck's constant put the "quantum" in "quantum mechanics."<p>Planck's constant is a pretty important part of modern physics, but it's also pretty confusing. Maybe you were wondering what it was while reading about the new kilogram definition. Well never fear, because this video from PBS Space Time …

Quantum Mechanics

Here's Warren Buffett's 4-Point Strategy to Beat the Stock Market

You can apply these moves to your own portfolio.<p>Over the past couple of years, the market has been rather unpredictable. For example, who would have …

Lenovo’s new flexible phone prototype can be worn like a smartwatch

Framed as a way to reduce the number of devices a person needs to carry, Lenovo showed off a pair of devices with foldable and flexible screens at Tech World 2016. The first is a phone that bends into a wearable bracelet and the second is a tablet that folds in half and converts into a phone. Both …

Wearable Tech

This Underground Swiss Hydroelectric Plant Will Power 1 Million Homes With Gravity

It’s like a Bond villain’s lair, but for clean power.<p>Switzerland’s Linthal hydropower plant produces as much power as a nuclear plant, using nothing but the energy of gravity. It’s the world’s biggest pumped-storage facility, which means that it works as a kind of giant battery, using water to …

Hydroelectric Power

Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in New Orleans

So many things to eat. Just so many.<p><i>Welcome to Marie Claire's new series on weekend travel, designed to help you make the most of your glorious two days off.</i><p>New Orleans is magic, and those who say otherwise are downright liars. A bit much, but come on—there are only so many places where you can eat …

Spinning electrons yield positrons for research

Researchers use accelerators to coax the electron into performing a wide range of tricks to enable medical tests and treatments, improve product …

Nanotech

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Architecture of cognitive flexibility revealed by lesion mapping.

2013 Nov 15;82:547-54. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.05.087. Epub 2013 May 28.<p>1Decision Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Illinois at …

IoT Research Report & Ecosystem on Internet of Things

Business Insider<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution is picking up speed and it will change how we live, work, and entertain ourselves in a million ways big and small.<p>From agriculture to defense, retail to healthcare, everything is going to be impacted by the growing ability of businesses, …

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Botany

Nikola Labs' case uses stray radio waves to charge your iPhone

To hear Nikola Labs co-founder Dr. Rob Lee tell the tale, some 97 percent of the energy a smartphone expends to forge data and voice connections using radio frequencies is lost to the ether. Rather than let it all go to waste, this Ohio-based startup claims to have cooked up a way to harness that …

Microsoft Aims To Kill Google Chromebooks With $149 Windows 10 Laptops

Despite a lacklustre start, Chromebooks are becoming relatively popular in the super-budget end of the portable market. This has worried Microsoft for some time. After all, with a Google-centric experience, not to mention an operating system in the form of Chrome OS, there’s little if anything to …

Consumer Tech

Graphene Is The World's Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It

Graphene just might be the world's most incredible material. A honeycomb-like sheet of pure carbon only one atom thick, it's one million times thinner than a human hair and yet 200 times stronger than steel. It's also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is stretchable, flexible, …

Crude Oil Train Derails and Catches Fire in Illinois

A 105-car freight train derailed in Illinois Thursday night, and at least two of the 103 cars loaded with crude oil were set ablaze.<p>The train …

Facebook, Google, and the Economics of Time

The two giants of the mobile-ad economy have opposing philosophies on making money from your time. Namely, Google saves time while Facebook soaks it up.<p>In 2011, Hal Varian, the chief economist at Google, wanted to study the millions of hours saved by Google searches. His team took questions like,</i> …

Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap?

The top energy play for the last few years has been converting gasoline and diesel-burning motors to run on natural gas. I wrote about that in Energy Forecast 2013-2014: Convert to Natural Gas. Local delivery vans, over-the-road trucks and even farm tractors have been switched over. Now that oil is …

Oil & Gas Industry

How to ‘predict’ the future: Thesis-driven investing

Avalon Ventures doggedly sticks to its three-pronged investment strategy, and we’ve had repeated success with it. While some have referred to this success as prescience, it’s more sophisticated (and more interesting) than looking into a crystal ball. What this “hunch” boils down to is recognizing …

Venture Capital

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The FAA has proposed new drone laws that could be a major headache for Amazon.</b> Under the new laws, Amazon's drone delivery program would be unable to operate.<p><b>2. Apple has hired British radio DJ Zane Lowe.</b> He's spent 12 years at BBC Radio 1 and is reportedly going to work on iTunes Radio.<p><b>3. A</b> …

This is an energy storage startup you need to know about

Image copyright Ucilia Wang.Inside a sunlit, cramped office near San Francisco’s financial district, entrepreneur and former political operative …

Natural Gas

Obama: Everybody's Got to Learn How to Code

Colors, letters and coding? President Obama has new homework for America’s students.<p>Schools need to do a better job helping U.S. students excel in technical fields if the country wants to continue to lead the world in technological innovation, President Obama said Friday during an interview with</b> …

9 Apps That Can Change the Way You Work

Although we all fume at our phones and computers sometimes, technology really is incredible. It has changed the way we work, making it faster, easier and cheaper than ever to do business on a global scale.<p>But with a new year in front of us, productivity is top of mind for entrepreneurs, as is doing …

Apps