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3-D Printed Car Is as Strong as Steel, Half the Weight, and Nearing Production

Picture an assembly line not that isn't made up of robotic arms spewing sparks to weld heavy steel, but a warehouse of plastic-spraying printers …

Google Fiber review: Nobody knows what to do with the world’s fastest Internet service.

One afternoon in January, I went to visit some Google employees who’d offered to show me one of the company’s latest and greatest innovations. This …

Food Truck Economics

Bobby Hossain’s day starts early. Along with his family, he runs a food truck called Phat Thai that serves his mother’s Thai recipes “with a modern …

Food Trucks

When Things Don’t Work Out

I have said many times that early stage VC is a lot like baseball, if you get a hit one out of every three times, you are headed to the hall of fame. …

The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions

It’s good to sleep on it when there are tough choices to make, but you also need a strategy once you wake up–which is why you should employ the 10/10/10 rule.<p>It’s easy to lose perspective when we’re facing a thorny dilemma. Blinded by the particulars of the situation, we’ll waffle and agonize, …

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …

Good Governance Delivers Good Projects

Yet another study has been done looking at why projects fail. This one, from Sydney consultancy Caravel Group and Melbourne Business School says that …

World Bank rethinks stance on large-scale hydropower projects

The World Bank is making a major push to develop large-scale hydropower, something it had all but abandoned a decade ago but now sees as crucial to …

Rockefeller Foundation Announces $100 Million Project to Make Cities More Resilient

Humans may not be able to stop climate change. But they can take preventative action to mitigate it’s effects. The Rockefeller Foundation is kicking …

Court rules hydro project can proceed without environmental assessment

The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that a hydro-electric development in northeastern B.C. should be allowed to proceed without an environmental assessment.<p>The dispute over the assessment of 10 power generation sites along a 40-kilometre stretch of the Holmes River was launched by a coalition of …

10 G Projects that are going to change the world

THE G PROJECT is a campaign sponsored by G Adventures and the Planeterra Foundation which will give one lucky visionary the chance to receive $25,000 …

Costa Rica

DR Congo waits on funding for world's largest hydropower project

The dream of harnessing the mighty Congo with the world's largest set of dams has moved closer, with the World Bank and other financial institutions …

An Interview With Mark and Becky Levin, Founders of The Possible Project -- A World-Class Youth Entrepreneurship Program

<b>1. Can you briefly describe your personal and professional background?</b><p>Mark Levin is an industry leader with more than 25 years of experience building and operating leading biotech companies. Mark co-founded Third Rock Ventures in 2007 and focuses on the formation, development and business strategy …

Petronas launches engineering work for B.C. LNG project

Malaysian energy giant Petronas has begun early engineering work for a massive British Columbia natural gas export project, and is weeks away from applying to send energy offshore and build a pipeline to the West Coast.<p>On Tuesday, Petronas said it had contracted three engineering consortia for …

Oman Project Is A Step Toward 'The Ikea Of Solar'

In the desert of southern Oman, near the border with Yemen, 4 acres of glass houses catch the sun. They sit in the Amal West oilfield, operated by Petroleum Development Oman. But these glasshouses aren’t growing tomatoes, or any other crop, rather they are making steam.<p>When it comes to developing …

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CoolEmAll project tests tools for energy-efficient data center design

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>A project called CoolEmAll has revealed prototype tools to aid the design of energy-efficient data centers. …

5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Yourself More Creative, And Productive, Tomorrow

From Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People report: Simon Rich, one of the most productive writers we know, outlines 5 steps to upping your own creativity quotient.<p>As we’ve noted here before, Simon Rich is a mind-bogglingly prolific creative force. At 29, he’s built a body of work that includes …

Creativity

15 Tips For An Efficient Environment For Working From Home

When you work from home there are advantages and disadvantages. It’s great because you get to wake up later since you don’t have to go to an office …

Productivity