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2,300 years after mathematicians first noticed prime numbers, they're still intrigued

Making us scratch our heads for millennia.<p>On March 20, American-Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands received the Abel Prize, celebrating lifetime achievement in mathematics. Langlands’ research demonstrated how concepts from geometry, algebra, and analysis could be brought together by a common …

Mathematics

32 Home Upgrades That Are a Huge Waste of Money

Home upgrades come in different shapes and sizes. Converting an extra bedroom into a home office may be just as satisfying as installing motion …

‘Made in the U.S.A.’ Turbines Complicate U.S. Offshore Wind Plan

With state officials eyeing $56 billion of wind farm projects off the American coastline, developers are worried the turbines will need to be stamped …

Renewable Energy

Wind and Solar Deals Popular With Tech Giants Opening to All

Buying electricity from big wind and solar farms has long been the province of tech giants. An exchange opening Tuesday aims to open those deals up …

Renewable Energy

Oil Surge Loosens the Leash on Long-Delayed Drilling Plans

Rising oil prices are helping shrink a backlog of delayed drilling projects that reached a peak of 111 in January 2017.<p>From production vessels …

Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

DALLAS (AP) — Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this …

Solar Power

JinkoSolar and Fraunhofer ISE break solar efficiency records for everyday solar panels

Solar panel manufacturer JinkoSolar has broken the record for solar cell efficiency for the most commonly used type of solar cells – 22.04% for a P-type multicrystalline product. Near concurrently, solar research facility Fraunhofer ISE has broken the record for n-type multicrystalline solar cells …

A new electric car battery lasts for 200 miles and charges in just 6 minutes

Durability Redefined<p>Major car manufacturers are now investing in electric vehicles, and one of their primary areas of focus has been the development …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

NTPC invites developers to set up 100 waste-to-energy plants

<b>New Delhi:</b> NTPC has invited national and international players to set up 100 waste-to-energy pollution-free plants across the country under the …

Play Melodically Better Blues Guitar Solos By Learning An Easy Way To Target The Best Notes While Improvising [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: By Antony Reynaert

Guitar Lessons

Tidal Power - A Growing, Significant Source Of Renewable Energy

Tidal power is currently fairly insignificant in the current market. However, the demand for renewable energy is growing rapidly and tidal power …

Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reveals how he became the world's happiest retired billionaire

. Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. AP<p>Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, may be the happiest retired person in tech, or even the world.<p>He met Bill Gates in college and joined Microsoft as the 30th employee. Now he lives an enviable (and …

Bill Gates

Remodeling 101: Solar Paneling Primer

If you’re looking to reduce your utility bills and your carbon footprint, solar power could be the way to go. The big question: Will the savings in …

The Audiophiliac's best-sounding bookshelf speakers

This list of bookshelf speakers is brimming with budget, mid-fi, and high-end contenders, and each one was selected for its exceptional sound quality. The Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2's sound is low in distortion and high in clarity, so with top drawer audiophile music from Reference Recordings and MA …

Audiophile

Scientists — Yes, Scientists — Determine the Best Knot to Tie Your Shoes

Take a look down. Notice anything wrong? Well, unless you're some beach-bound denizen wearing flip-flops, you're more than likely wearing shoes with …

The top 20 acoustic guitar heroes of all time

Introduction<p>Don't Miss<p>Whether strumming, picking, tapping or whacking, dabbling with effects or simply singing the songs that needs to be sung, …

Guitar

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things | Inc.com

If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back by other people, or even bad luck.<p>If you're unhappy, the problem is you. While approximately 50 percent of your happiness (your …

Happiness

These 9 Films Are a Must-Watch for Any Photographer

Metrograph screens films by Magnum Photographers Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Eli Reed, and Elliott Erwitt.<p>In what looks like a Victorian factory, a young man in a white cap rocks back and forth, rolling a giant column of sugary goo into an increasingly thinner and harder lollipop. I'm watching …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

Motown

Eight Things You Hate About Gmail and How to Fix Them

Dear everyone,<p>I hope this email finds you doing…Actually, I just hope this email finds you, period.<p>With so many messages—there’s your boss, there’s Aunt Bertha, there’s a 10%-off sale at the Gap—it’s easy to miss stuff. I used to think I was terrible at email, but it’s not me, it’s email. …

Apps

A dynamic and modern wooden home: with floor plans!

Modern architecture and the advances of technology has opened a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to home ownership, design and …

You'll have never seen a house like this one before! (with floor plans)

We love finding exciting and innovative new architecture to show you and today, we might have found the most unusual example of a luxury family home, …

9 simple ideas for a minimal modern room

We love to splurge where we can, especially at the beginning of the month when that paycheck comes in full and the tax man takes a break. But ask any …

Dining Rooms

Caucaso

Ciudad de México, México<p>Located in a residential area of Mexico City, the Caucaso House rises 4.2 ft above the level of sidewalk in order to take advantage of the view, since the land is located in a privileged point, where you can see the west behind the horizon and over the tops of the trees, …

Architecture

The Ghost of the GOAT: Why There Isn't a 'Next Michael Jordan' Anymore

<b>KOBE BRYANT SWEARS HE SAW IT</b>—Michael Jordan's ghost, not two months ago, right there on the floor of Madison Square Garden.<p>It took the form of DeMar DeRozan, working his mid-range magic against the Knicks. That fadeaway jumper from the elbow. The game-winner. The sly smirk. It was unmistakable—<i>just</i> …

Basketball

Britain has its first day of coal-free power in 135 years

Coal power has been a fixture of British culture ever since the country's first plant went live in 1882. It shaped the Industrial Revolution (and the air pollution that followed), was involved in major labor disputes and even led to a famous album cover. However, the country is now backing away …

Vertical Gardens: The Greenest House in Venice, California

After the Bricault family remodeled their prewar cottage in Venice, CA and wrapped the house in a living wall of plants a few years ago, the …

How to Be a Jazz Musician

Are you a frustrated jazz musician? Do you play your notes correctly but can't find the right sound? This will help you learn how jazz works and how …

Electric Guitar