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Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

Massage Therapy

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

University of California

6 Free UX Design Courses From Top Universities Worldwide

To master UX skills requires adequate guidance from industry professionals. Here are 6 UX design courses from top universities, all FREE!<p>This article …

UX Design

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

Writing

This crash course in machine learning could be your ticket to a new career

Machine learning is a close cousin to AI, wherein computers can progressively improve they way they perform certain tasks just by analyzing data and …

Machine Learning

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

Maryland researchers say they discovered 'Holy Grail' of machine learning

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>POTOMAC, Md. — A team of researchers from Maryland say they’ve invented a general artificial intelligence way for machines to …

Artificial Intelligence

The world’s bleak climate situation, in 3 charts

We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.<p>Every so often it’s helpful — and by helpful I also mean traumatic, so buyer beware — to pull the lens back and take a look at the big picture on climate change and what’s necessary to avert its worst consequences.<p>In the journal <i>Nature</i>, …

Solar panels have gotten thinner than a human hair. Soon they’ll be everywhere.

One of the reasons I think solar photovoltaic power is going to take over the world is that it is scalable in a way no other power source can be. It can be used to build multi-hundred-megawatt power plants, or it can be scaled down. Way down.<p>How far down? Try less than the width of a human …

Clean Energy

Aloe Bud is the adorable self-care app you’ve been waiting for

The buzz or chime of a push notification on your phone is, at best, a distraction, and at worst, a source of stress and anxiety. A new app called Aloe Bud wants to make those push notifications into something more welcome: gentle reminders to take care of yourself and your own needs. With its …

MIT's thermal resonator generates electricity from the air's daily temperature cycle

Energy is all around us – we just need to work out how to tap into it. Now a team from MIT has developed a device called a thermal resonator, which …

Your attention has value, personal cryptocurrency will advertise it

Cryptocurrencies open the door to a world where everyone has their price.<p>To understand why, consider Ethereum, a cryptocurrency that rests on the …

Pittsburgh's Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way For Green Energy

When President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, he said he represented "Pittsburgh, not Paris."<p>Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto disagreed. He traveled to Germany this week as part of an unofficial delegation of more than 100 Americans, American officials and …

Green Energy

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

The nation's top cancer doctors are asking people to drink less in an unprecedented warning

It's not every day that a group of the nation's top cancer doctors asks people to curb their drinking.<p>In a statement released Tuesday, the American Society of Clinical Oncology outlined research tying alcohol to two types of cancer and told Americans to drink less.<p>"ASCO believes that a proactive …

This Facebook Exec’s Secret To Keeping Her 400-Person Team Focused

Product VP Fidji Simo has found weekly check-ins for setting her own intentions can radiate outward, keeping everyone chasing the same goal.<p>Fidji Simo polled her team at Facebook about her top skill as a manager, and there was quick and enthusiastic consensus: Simo has the uncanny ability to juggle …

Product Management

Serial Battery Entrepreneur’s New Venture Tackles Clean Energy’s Biggest Problem - MIT Technology Review

MIT professor Yet-Ming Chiang has launched his latest storage bet, a flow battery startup designed to make renewable energy directly competitive with …

Clean Energy

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 …

I write viral news for a living. What it's like will shock you

Everyone knows clicking on an article promising to tell us “What REALLY happened,” or “The devastating truth,” is pointless, but something compels us …

Why Blockchain Needs Design

This complex technology is going mainstream–and IBM wants to make it easier to use.<p>The global supply chain is incredibly complicated, with millions of ships and airplanes and trucks bringing goods thousands of miles across the world, crossing national boundaries, and changing hands along the way. …

Blockchain

US power companies have a history of walking away from nuclear projects

Since 1960, Platts Nucleonics Week has been the leading source of global news for the commercial nuclear power business. Nucleonics Week delivers …

Peter Drucker Has Some Sage Advice For How Execs Should Respond To Charlottesville

Decades ago, the management guru offered a great example of how corporate execs should take on Nazis and white supremacists: Speak out and don’t equivocate.<p>Peter Drucker has been celebrated as “the man who invented management.” In the wake of what unfolded over the weekend in Charlottesville, …

Rights & Freedoms

WaveNet: A Generative Model for Raw Audio

This post presents WaveNet, a deep generative model of raw audio waveforms. We show that WaveNets are able to generate speech which mimics any human …

Lights! Action! Photo-Activated Catalyst Grabs CO2 to Make Ingredients for Fuel

Scientists have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted …

Biological Teleporter Could Seed Life Through Galaxy - MIT Technology Review

The first biological teleporter sits in a lab on the lower level of the San Diego building that houses Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), looking …

Genetics

Canada Is Building a 7 Megawatt-Hour Compressed Air Energy Storage Plant

Green energy is a popular topic right now, with many countries signing on to the Paris Climate Accord and planning to move away from fossil fuels …

Nanomaterial charges everyday batteries in seconds

If you want a battery that charges in seconds rather than hours, you go for a supercapacitor. There are some catches to that, though: either you give up the long-lasting energy of a chemical battery (like the lithium pack in your phone) or have to resort to exotic storage tech to get a long …

Clean Energy

Tesla to build world's biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Elon Musk’s company Tesla will partner with French utility Neoen to deliver the lithium ion battery designed to improve the security of electricity network<p>Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, will build the world’s largest lithium ion battery to store renewable energy in South Australia in …

Energy

Introducing Dandelion – X, The Moonshot Factory

Reducing carbon emissions from home heating and cooling with geothermal energy<p>For the past few years, my team and I have been on a mission to make it …

Off-grid

The Fourth Industrial Age will be about AI understanding us, not the other way around

While we’re not going to let the bots take over just yet, it’s clear that bots <i>are</i> going to meet our needs, offer proactive advice, and serve us. The truth is, we won’t try to understand technology. Technology will try to understand us.<p>That’s a lofty goal. The digital revolution was about humans …