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Solar plane begins longest leg of record trip around world without fuel

A Swiss pilot of a solar plane on Sunday embarked on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.<p>André Borschberg took off from Nanjing, China, at 2:39 a.m. Sunday in the Solar Impulse 2 for a flight across the Pacific Ocean expected to last six days and five …

His brain injury made him a math genius: Science explains why

Scientists explain Jason Padgett’s rare syndrome, and examine the possibility that we all have dormant abilities<p>In his memoir, "Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel", excerpted by Salon, Jason Padgett explains how a brain injury radically altered how he sees the world …

The Best Leaders Ask for More Feedback | Inc.com

The value of feedback has been written about time and again. But new data from leadership consultancy Zenger/Folkman really drives home the value not just of <i>receiving</i> feedback-- but of asking for it.<p>Zenger/Folkman partners Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman wrote about their survey on the HBR Blog …

Leadership

MailChimp CEO On Email's Age Defying Resilience

Six years ago, I sat in a communications training along with about 100 others, and was told that email would soon be a dead medium. Facing the room, our instructor explained that we’d all be communicating via social media, text message, or some other channel. And email, designed for a previous …

Seven Cloud Computing Trends In 2014

Cloud computing took companies by storm this year, with nearly 60 percent of current small-to-medium businesses using cloud services and 72 percent of them virtualizing significant portions of their servers. 2014 promises even bigger growth as cloud technologies expand on every front from …

Samsung’s new smart TV doesn’t mean the end of the remote control

Samsung will premiere its new line of smart TVs in 2014.<p>In the future, kids won't only fight over the remote control. They will also battle over what to watch by shouting and gesticulating wildly at their television sets.<p>On Monday, Samsung announced it would unveil a new, more advanced version of …

Remote Controls

BlackBerry co-founder Lazaridis sells $26-million in shares

Mike Lazaridis has cashed in shares of BlackBerry, making $26-million (U.S.) in the process, as he lessens his stake in the smartphone company he helped create.<p>Documents filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday show that a numbered company registered in Ontario — and controlled by Lazaridis — has sold …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

Johnny Sauter wins at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Johnny Sauter raced to his third NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Saturday, surviving a huge crash on the final turn at …

Motorsport