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Brain-machine link helps you steer exoskeletons with your mind

Right now, mind-controlling a machine isn't pretty: you typically wear a silly cap or headset, or else subject yourself to open brain surgery to get a deeper link. Australian scientists might have a better way, though. They've developed a brain-machine interface that taps into your motor cortex …

Robotics

My 365 days in print: un anno di Facebook, stampato in un libro

69<p>17<p>6<p>10<p>6<p>Condivisioni 108<p>Quando Facebook ha introdotto la possibilità di vedere, a cavallo tra la fine dell’anno vecchio e l’inizio dell’anno nuovo, …

Location-Independent Freelancing: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Remote Working

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery

<i>“You gotta be willing to fail… if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far,”</i> Steve Jobs cautioned. <i>“There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction,”</i> Oprah counseled new Harvard graduates. In his wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly …

Alexis Ohanian: Sucking is the First Step to Being Sorta Good at Something

About this presentation<p>Alexis Ohanian has founded reddit, Breadpig, and hipmunk but he’ll be the first one to tell you: “I still don’t know what I’m …

TOP 5 PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS

THE QUOTE:<p>“<i>Instructional Design is complex and overlaps with many fields. That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional</i> …

Apps

To Keep Your Job, Learn Something New

It’s become conventional wisdom that many of today’s workers will see their jobs replaced or transformed by ever-smarter machines. Who needs bus drivers and truckers when self-driving vehicles take over the road —and what happens to the thousands of body-shop workers who won’t be needed to repair …

An Employee’s Personality Is More Important Than Skills According To A New Talent Study

Looking to understand what makes a digital professional marketable, Hyper Island surveyed over 500 business leaders in the communication and tech fields to find out what they’re looking for in new employees. Turns out being flexible and personable are more important than tech wizardry.<p>One of the …

4 Ways to Empower Your Workplace

Leading a successful organization puts an equal amount of power in your hands and pressure to perform on your shoulders. However, the difficulty is …

Neuroleadership: Applying Neuroscience to Leadership Development

Neuroscience is the study of how the nervous system—and brain—works. New advances in thefield of neuroscience may help us unravel the physiology of …

How To Jumpstart Your Creative Career in a Bad Economy

Times are tough all over. Maybe you were laid off by a company you devoted years of your life to. Maybe your best clients are canceling projects …

Employment

Train your Brain to Think Like a Futurist in 2014

You may be downing your Starbucks Venti. You may be driving your car, or telling your kids to pick up their backpacks. Whatever you’re doing, you’re …

Learning CSI: Learning Needs Investigation

Time for a little Learning CSI (cue music).<p>Learning Rebels is all about taking traditional corporate learning, turning it on its head and looking at …

Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here’s How To Set One Up

Want to foster creativity? Skip the foosball table and opt for a war room instead. Google Ventures’s Jake Knapp shows you how. Plus: a peek inside Google Ventures’s own war room<p>In the last two years at Google Ventures, I’ve done design sprints with more than 80 startups. One of the simplest tricks …

How To Become An Engineer With People Skills

By Michael Grothaus8 minute Read<p>In the technology world developers are prized for their coding talents above all else. Little value has traditionally …

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Watching Australia's wildlife

Wildlife is one of Australia’s top selling points, and justifiably so. A network of national parks, state forests and reserves is home to unique and fascinating native fauna, and although many of the furry mammals are nocturnal, during the daylight the birdlife is vibrant, noisy and colourful.<p>If …

Scotland’s wild isles: a nature-packed tour of the Southern Hebrides

You only need watch the fictional Hogwarts train chug over the real Glenfinnan Viaduct or stare at an airbrushed shortbread tin to get a sense of the astonishing beauty of Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Get up close to the real thing, and you’ll find that the grand landscapes, appealing …

A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

A craft beer lover's guide to London

In the last 15 years, London has seen incredible growth in its brewing industry from a mere two breweries in 1999 to more than 50 today. Almost all of these new enterprises are small, independent and produce high-quality, innovative styles of beer – an approach to brewing that’s been given the …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …