Ankit Purohit

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Check In to Japan’s Creepy Robot Hotel

Nagasaki’s Henn-na Hotel will feature ten robotic, but startlingly human-like, members of staff. Now scientists are working on them being able to …

Robotics

7 Baffling Office Mysteries, Solved by Science

Mysteries aren't exclusive to the Bermuda Triangle or the Loch Ness Monster. If you think about it, there are puzzling aspects of life we overlook …

7 Key Steps to Creating an Awesome Infographic

The younger generation would rather watch a 2 minute video than read a page of text.<p>How do I know that?…because I asked them.<p>Last week I was standing …

Infographics

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Product Design

Why Your Next Employee Should Be A Former Student Athlete

Time management and teamwork skills could mean as much on a resume as a list of experience.<p>If your company does recruiting on college campuses, chances are some of the top candidates won’t make it to the job fair. That’s because they’re in the gym or on a court, field, or rink training for their …

How do you catch a meteorite?

Getting your hands on a bit of space rock is simpler than you may think. Earth Unplugged tells you how to find bits of rock in your back garden.<p>It is thought that there are around 10-50 meteorite dropping events every day. If this is true then each square kilometre on Earth should encounter a …

Meteorites

5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse

The universe we live in may not be the only one out there. In fact, our universe could be just one of an infinite number of universes making up a …

Dark Matter
Employment

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Guitar

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

These 3 trends will drive enterprise software development in 2014

<i>Himanshu Sareen is CEO of Icreon Tech, a global software development firm.</i><p>It’s hard to believe it, but 2013 is on its last legs. The year has been eventful to say the least in the world of enterprise technology. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, from mid-sized corporations to Fortune 1000 …

Imposing, Eye-Catching And Mysterious: The Running Wall Residence

The <b>Running Wall residence</b> in Kerala, India by <b>LIJO RENY Architects</b> is built more as a fort house that reminds us of the Great Wall of China. The …

Male and female brains: the REAL differences

The recent study which “confirms” the differences between male and female brains has been roundly criticised by neuroscientists. However, there are some genuine differences that cannot be denied<p>Unless you’ve been trapped in a lead-lined sensory-deprivation chamber this week, you’ve probably heard …

Coin eight-in-one Bluetooth credit card adds security features, boosted pre-order availability

Judging by the millions of YouTube views since it launched just last week, there's quite a bit of interest in Coin. The Bluetooth-enabled swipeable lets you add in identifying info from up to eight individual credit, debit, membership, loyalty and gift cards, and comes along with companion Android …

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Digital Microscope

More like cell-fies! Ha ha, right? Right?<p>Do you have $10 and a few minutes and a burning need for a microscope? You do.<p><i>But why would I need a microscope?</i> you say.<p>You do! Examine plant cells, check out the sharpness of your knives, or just take some awesome photos. It's easy to make and looks rad …

Science Confirms The Obvious: Dudes Slow Down When Walking With Their Girlfriends

But they don't alter their gaits for other ladies.<p>A person's optimal walking speed—which minimizes the amount of energy required to travel—usually correlates with body mass and leg length. People with longer legs and bigger bodies are more likely to have a faster walk. Because of the way men and …

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

Calvin and Hobbes

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Pop Culture

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's coolest …

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Writing a Business Plan? Don't Forget About Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For those who dream of escaping cubicles to pursue a passion, drafting a business plan is the first step. One of your plan's most critical elements is your marketing strategy. Too often, people don't think through that all-important …

Marketing

Pokemon cocktails offer adult fun with a twist

Tumblr user and Pokemon fan meowpurrnom created nine frozen cocktails of the "Eeveelution" variety.<p>The cocktail menu includes an alcoholic spin on every known evolution of Eevee, including the newest addition, Sylveon. Although specific measurements for each drink aren't given, the mix for each is …

Connectivity isn’t the problem. Addiction is.

Taylor Martin published a piece recently about disconnecting. And for the most part, he was right. It’s a good idea to disconnect every now and then. …

The Work, Life Balancing Secrets Of Super Successful Neuroscientists

It’s not brain surgery, but it is brain science: maintaining a sterling academic career while also crushing it on the homefront. Now, have you formed your village yet?<p>There are two things a male business journalist cannot comprehend: being a mother and being a neuroscientist. And being awesome at …

5 Cool Ways to Become a Citizen Scientist

The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople.<p><b>It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby.</b> You don't need a doctorate or the backing of a federal agency to ask a novel, worthwhile scientific question. You just need …

Citizen Science