Christian Nababan

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Power Prices Go Negative in Germany, a Positive for Energy Users

Germany has spent $200 billion over the past two decades to promote cleaner sources of electricity. That enormous investment is now having an unexpected impact — consumers are now actually paid to use power on occasion, as was the case over the weekend.<p>Power prices plunged below zero for much of …

Renewable Energy

Graphene-based armor could stop bullets by becoming harder than diamonds

While bullet-proof body armor does tend to be thick and heavy, that may no longer be the case if research being conducted at The City University of …

Chemistry

Indonesia: rivals both claim victory in presidential election

On election night in the world's third-largest democracy, Indonesians had the surreal option of tuning into alternative political realities. Supporters of presidential candidate Joko Widodo, or Jokowi as he is known here, could flick their television sets to MetroTV, a station that aired live …

Write Code Every Day

Last fall, work on my coding side projects came to a head: I wasn’t making adequate progress and I couldn’t find a way to get more done without …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

Harvard Business School

Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

An unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey has revealed transactions that may have allowed Tehran to circumvent harsh U.S. and E.U. sanctions.<p>A …

Video: Solar Sinter Project Turns the Desert's Free Abundance of Sand and Sun into 3-D-Printed Glass

Markus Kayser's Solar Sinter project takes the desert's two most abundant resources, sunlight and sand and puts them to work manufacturing glass objects. Kayser loads the sand into a solar-powered 3-D printer where it serves as the raw material for glass. In a process that's fascinating to watch, …

SunOven Provides Solar Kitchens for Developing Countries

SunOven has developed an easily transportable solar oven that offers an effective way to cook off the grid. The oven can be used to bake bread in the …

MIT Creates World's First 'Perfect Mirror' with Zero Distortion, Signaling Breakthrough for Solar Power

Scientists at MIT just announced that they have created the perfect mirror – and it could signal a breakthrough for solar power technology. The …

Google acquires Boston Dynamics, a leading robotics company

The makers of BigDog, AlphaDog, and Petman join Google.<p>A few days ago, word got out that Google was building a robotics division. Now, it's already …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

Any fool can feel religious around the holidays. When the entire Judeo-Christian world is lit up — literally — with celebrations of faith, family and …

Robot used to round up cows is a hit with farmers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1028000/1028442_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534407261_b2faf058e498deeadea149ed59ca0120<p><b>Robots could be used in the future to round up cows on dairy farms, according to researchers.</b><p>A four-wheeled device, known as Rover, has been …

Cows

Why Taking Time Off Is Good for Your Brain

Research shows you'll do better work if you take more downtime. Keep that in mind this Thanksgiving.<p>It's Sunday evening but instead of relaxing with your family, you're sitting in front of your home computer. There are just a few emails you have to send out before the week starts, a couple of …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Potato power: the spuds that could light the world

With a simple trick, the humble spud can be made into a battery, so could potato powered homes catch on?<p>Mashed, boiled, baked or fried? You probably have a preference for your potatoes. Haim Rabinowitch, however, likes his spuds “hacked”.<p>For the past few years, researcher Rabinowitch and colleagues …

7 Ways Mobile Will Change Business In 2014

In 2011, Microsoft Tag predicted mobile Internet use would surpass desktop Internet use by 2014. As 2013 winds down, it’s clear mobile Internet use is at an all-time high, with 63 percent of all cell phone owners admitting they use those devices to go online. The number of consumers who say they …

Design contest: Students envision appliances of future

An army of tiny flying robots won the big prize at this year's Electrolux Design Lab competition, an annual contest for futuristic home appliances hosted by the Swedish appliance maker.<p>For Mab, an automated household system that cleans the home with hundreds of flying robots armed with drops of …

Industrial Design

Steve Jobs Broke Every Leadership Rule. Don't Try It Yourself.

Joe Nocera observes in <i>The New York Times</i> today that Steve Jobs<p>violated every rule of management. He was not a consensus-builder but a dictator who listened mainly to his own intuition. He was a maniacal micromanager. He had an astonishing aesthetic sense, which businesspeople almost always lack. He …

8 Ways To Spot Great Leadership

If you ever wonder why we’re in a crisis of leadership all you have to do is to watch and listen to those in positions of leadership. While there are clearly many aspects of leadership that must work together in harmony in order for leaders to be effective, everything breaks down when leaders don’t …

6 Leadership Lessons From The Great Outdoors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For someone with no experience in retail, apparel or business, starting my own clothing company was a pretty bold move. I never intended to be an entrepreneur, but after years of working in the outdoors, I could never find workpants that …

Leadership

13-Year-Old Designs Super-Efficient Solar Array Based on the Fibonacci Sequence

Plenty of us head into the woods to find inspiration. Aidan Dwyer, 13, went to the woods and had a eureka moment that could be a major breakthrough in solar panel design.<p>On a bleak winter hiking trip to the Catskill Mountains, the 7th-grader from New York noticed a pattern among tree branches, and …

Airbnb Has Now Served 9M Guests Since Being Founded, Up From 4M At The End Of Last Year

Airbnb continues to grow at an amazing pace, and now has served a total of 9 million guests in the five years since being founded. At Y Combinator’s annual Startup School event today, Airbnb co-founder and CTO Nate Blecharczyk demonstrated what hockey stick-like growth looks like after several …

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and …

Cape Cod

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Why You Shouldn't Necessarily Trust Those Reports Of Kim Jong-un Executing His Ex-Girlfriend

It's a pretty remarkable story — the ex-girlfriend, popular singer Hyon Song-wol, was one of several who were reportedly executed by firing squad after being accused of making and selling sex tapes.<p>For a story being reported around the world, however, it appears to be based on a rather flimsy …

North Korea

Egypt: What poll results reveal about Brotherhood's popularity

<b>Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood won every democratic vote held in Egypt since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak - but the results alone do not give a true picture of the strength of their popularity.</b><p>Assessing the popularity of Arab presidents, their political parties, and ideologies had long been …

Muslim Brotherhood