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MIT study shows the most successful entrepreneurs are in their forties

The tech world can sometimes feel like <i>Logan’s Run</i>. If you haven’t made your start by the end of your twenties, you’re officially past it. Daniel Ek founded Spotify when he was 23. Steve Jobs launched Apple when he was 21. And Mark Zuckerberg found the time to launch Facebook amidst a busy schedule …

Silicon Valley

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I had learned these 7 lessons when I was younger. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life:<p>Health is priority #1<p>…

Online

New worldwide solar projects leave fossil fuels in the dust

Donald Trump and Republican energy officials might think they’re talking a good game with proposed boosts in offshore drilling, coal industry jobs, …

Renewable Energy

YouTube’s clickbait problem reaches new heights

One creator faces backlash over salacious Fortnite video<p>YouTube is suffering from a clickbait epidemic — and has been for years. A recent video, however, caught the attention of almost every major creator and the community-at-large, reigniting conversation about the growing problem.<p>The video was by …

Internet

This Optical Illusion That Causes Colors to Disappear Is Totally Insane

Focus on the dot to make the image transparent forsenCD (may take a minute)<p>Having your eyes inexplicably play tricks on you isn't typically something …

Cool Stuff

Sakti3: The Next-Generation Battery Company You Need to Know About

We’re always on the lookout for emerging technologies, manufacturing processes, and other nerdy things that could disrupt or enhance the automotive industry—but we must admit that our most recent discovery was a bit of a surprise. That discovery would be Michigan-based battery-tech startup Sakti3, …

Clean Energy

Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what …

Protons

Battery Storage Revolution Could 'Sound the Death Knell for Fossil Fuels'

If we want to accelerate the world's renewable energy transition, we'll have to modernize the electric grid and we'll need much better batteries. …

Clean Energy

Hype Meets Reality as Electric Car Dreams Run Into Metal Crunch

By Elisabeth BehrmannElisabeth Behrmann, Jack FarchyJack Farchy and Sam DodgeSam Dodge<p>When BMW AG revealed it was designing electric versions of its …

Electric Vehicles

1 Simple Habit Practiced by Tim Ferriss That Can Transform Your Career in 2018 | Inc.com

For over 16 years, I wrote a journal in first, second and third person, taking on the roles of colleagues, clients, and even friends to help me better understand their perspectives. I wanted to grow as a person, and as an entrepreneur, I always thought it was critically important to put oneself in …

Andy Warhol

How quitting the Internet can make you healthier, wealthier and happier

You are an addict. We all are. And the sooner we admit that we have a problem and that our lives have become unmanageable, the sooner the healing can …

Happiness

CorrosionRADAR receives funding for predictive corrosion technology

<b>Cranfield University spin-out CorrosionRADAR has secured a total of £354,000 to help with the development of its corrosion detection …

Engineering

U.S. energy sources and uses: everything you need to know in one lovely chart

One of the interesting side effects of plug-in electric cars turns out to be a greater awareness of energy sources and uses.<p>A 2012 California study, …

Here’s a road map for solving 3 of the world’s biggest problems

How to address climate change, energy access, and air pollution, at once.<p>Advocates for clean energy are often accused of “carbon blindness” — focusing entirely on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions without taking other social goals into account. For instance, more than a billion people across …

Fossil Fuels

UPDATED: Cheapest electricity on the planet is Mexican (actually) wind power at 1.77¢/kWh

<i>I’ve made a mistake – I’m sorry. In my haste and excitement to see show off solar power – I’ve given it undue credit. Wind Power got these bids and I initially misinterpreted a piece of ambiguous information. While solar power did amazingly get a bid at 1.97¢ – it did not break below the recently</i> …

An Unusually Candid VC Explains Why VCs Are a Bad Idea | Inc.com

You start a company. You pitch it to a partner at a big-name venture capital firm. The partner decides your company has huge potential, gives it a unicorn valuation, and gives you tens of millions of funding, or maybe even more.<p>Time to celebrate, right? Maybe not, according to Eric Paley, managing …

Venture Capital

Schneider Electric switches on renewables research network

Add another bookmark to the list of online resources catering to organizations interested in researching renewable energy projects — this one backed …

Schneider Electric

As Trump Blows Hard, Wind-Power Job Sector Surges

By <b>Juan Cole / Informed Comment</b>Coal jobs are not coming back, despite what the president says, and wind power is one reason why.Related Entries • Trump …

Fire and Fury

The cement industry needs a breakthrough, now

The toughest climate challenges involve large global industries, with no good substitutes. One of these produces the material literally under our …

Peak Car Ownership Report - Rocky Mountain Institute

Interoperable Transit Data<p>Broader, better, and more interconnected transit and<br>transportation data can lay the foundation<br>for a shift away from …

It Would Cost $5 Trillion To Replace the U.S. Electrical Grid. Where Does That Money Actually Go?

By my analysis, the current (depreciated) value of the U.S. electric grid, comprising power plants, wires, transformers and poles, is roughly US$1.5 to $2 trillion. To replace it would cost almost $5 trillion.<p>The electric grid is an amazing integrated system of machines spanning an entire …

Amplified Impact

Sir Richard Branson on RMI’s evolution and clean energy<p><i>Interviewed by</i> <i>Cindie Baker</i><i>, editorial director at Rocky Mountain Institute</i><p>One of the world’s …

German energy company wants to build flow batteries in old natural gas caverns | Ars Technica

Research for a massive redox flow battery is underway.<p>A German energy company recently announced that it’s partnering with a university to build a …

Clean Energy

Myths and facts to know ahead of Rick Perry’s study on the electrical grid and renewable energy

There are lots of reasons to be skeptical of the forthcoming study from the Department of Energy<p>Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered his department to produce a study on whether the ongoing shift toward renewable energy is affecting the reliability of the electrical grid. A number of experts, …

Fossil Fuels

Reliance Industries To Foray Into Renewable Energy Business

After giving its shareholders and the country a Jio bonanza, India’s largest conglomerate plans to tap the renewable energy sector, making itself …

Renewable Energy

There's only one way for the US to reach energy independence

Achieving energy independence in the US is one environmental issue Democrats and Republicans can agree on.<p>It's easy to see why we should produce our own energy — relying on other countries for oil, natural gas, and coal (the biggest sources used today) can get complicated. It can lead to wars, or …

Natural Gas

Research: Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Succeed

When asked about an opponent’s plan for their impending fight, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”<p>It is a school of thought now fashionable in entrepreneurship circles. Advocates of “learning by doing” approaches such as …

Entrepreneurship

Chinese Wind Power Giant Wants to Be App Store of Energy World

Envision Energy, one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, has bigger ambitions.<p>Chief Executive Officer Lei Zhang laid out a vision for …

Renewable Energy