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Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

GE Opened a Whole Factory For 3D Printing Metal

The Pittsburg-based facility is all about making printing the new machining.<p>Traditionally, making something out of metal means you have to start with a big piece and either beat it into shape or machine it down. That's fine for plenty of things, but when you want to get intricate, you can do a …

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

How the Discovery Of Paititi, The Lost City Of Gold, May Change Peru Forever

Many explorers have died searching for Paititi: the Lost City of Gold, and many became convinced that the city was hidden in the last undiscovered regions of the Amazon. The infamous journeys to discover Paititi were also what inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write “The Lost World.”<p>Much has been …

South America

How to Get Started in Podcasting

It's never been easier to tell the world what you think. Here are the things you have to do right if you want it to listen.<p>The prerequisite: Have something to say<p>Truth is, there are already entirely too many podcasts. For every engrossing show on iTunes there are another sixty bordering on …

100 Life Hacks That Make Life Easier

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

How To Become A Renewable Energy Entrepreneur

From photovoltaic solar panels to kinetic energy adapters for stationary bicycles that generate electricity from pedaling, entrepreneurs are taking …

Renewable Energy

Here's another high-speed 3D printer that creates objects in minutes

If Carbon3D's capability to print out objects 25 to 100 times faster than usual is the reason why you <i>can't wait</i> for it to come out, then you'll love this machine, too. An Australian company has announced it's also working on a super speedy printer called Gizmo 3D. It creates objects out of liquid …

The disruptive impact of rooftop solar

A report earlier this month detailed how electric utilities were working through state regulators to stunt the spread of rooftop solar, the latest …

First Chinese 3D printed car hits the road in Sanya, Hainan

Mar. 25, 2015 | By Alec<p>While almost countless applications can be named for FDM 3D printing technology, cars usually don't top the list. But that is …

How to Make a Chess Set Out of Stone

by Matt Kailey(photo: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)Whether you're frequently calling “checkmate” in four moves or constantly losing …

Deloitte Offers Free Course of 3D Printing

Deloitte University Press is offering an introductory course on 3D printing aimed at business and professionals. The “massive open online course” …

A Room So Quiet It Will Make You Crazy — Foteini Setaki and 3D Printing Will Change What You Hear

There’s a room in Minneapolis, Minnesota so quiet that, should anyone sit inside it long enough, they’ll begin to hallucinate and beg to be set free …

Prototypes

FabX 3D Printer Launches For $325 (video)

If you are searching for a desktop 3D printer that is affordable yet provides the ability to print objects in a variety of different filaments. The …

Prototyping

The Secrets Behind 7 Secret Recipes

Proclaiming that your product contains secret ingredients is a tactic as old as marketing itself. These seven restaurant chains, drink manufacturers, …

DIY Valentine Favor Buckets

If you are looking for a fast and easy treat holder to make for all of your special Valentines, give this project a try. Christina, from Laughing and …

46 jewelry designs

Over at the leader of lists- BuzzFeed there is an awesome list of 46 DIY jewelry designs that are really fashion forward. I have to say I would make …

Why Superintelligent Machines Are Probably the Dominant Lifeforms in the Universe

It's a robot's universe. We're just living in it.<p>If you think the rise of robots on Earth is scary, then here's a thought for you: they might be the most prevalent lifeform in the universe.<p>University of Connecticut philosophy professor Susan Schneider certainly thinks so. In her new paper "Alien …

Seven life-changing surgeries made possible by 3D printing

Replacing the upper jaw<p>Earlier this year, the removal of an Indian man's upper jaw due to cancer saw parts of both his nose and mouth left exposed. …

Heart Surgery

CEO Of Sunrun: Solar Energy Is On The Rise

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, 74% of new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2014 came from solar.<p>In the past, solar energy may have been seen as that thing you'd do to "make the world a better place," but had to compromise on things like cost …

Why Now Is A Good Time To Invest In Solar Manufacturing and Marketing In The U.S.

The growth of U.S. market and the ongoing government investigation of Chinese solar manufacturers are creating new opportunities that perhaps didn’t exist for the European and other Asian companies.<p>On Thursday we heard from Yaskawa Electric, a Japanese power electronics maker, and its plan to buy …

Man 3-D Prints A Concrete Castle In His Backyard

Some Minnesotan suburbanites have got a handy neighbor.<p>This is a castle that a man 3-D printed from concrete, using a printer he built himself. We like how variations in the concrete's color stretch perfectly across the castle—the product of care and engineering on the part of the maker, Andrey …

How to Build Your Own Home-Brewing Mash Tun

To get started brewing that crisp summer beer or black-as-night porter, you'll first need a specialized brewing container called a mash tun. A mash tun is where a brewer steeps grain with hot water to produce a sugary liquid that will eventually become beer. Sure, you can buy a mash tun online for …

How to Make Bread

It is the simplest thing you can eat, and yet the complexity of the biochemical reactions in rising dough is astonishing. Andrew Sean Greer bakes with his mother, a professor of food chemistry, and Chad Robertson, a famous baker, to discover how bread—chewy, crusty, warm, miraculous bread—works.<p><b>1</b> …

Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Raking in $102,824 on Indiegogo in a campaign that ended July 3, the start-up Ambronite, maker of a drinkable organic "supermeal," achieved a goal that most crowdfunders would envy: It exceeded its $50,000 target by more than 100 percent.<p>"It was really exciting …

This Is How NASA Will 3-D Print In Space [Video]

Spare tools on-demand<p>Earlier this summer, we told you about NASA's plans to send a 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station next year. In the video here, NASA officials explain why that's a huge deal.<p>A considerable amount of storage space on flights goes to odds and ends that can break or …

Watch A 3-D Printed Robot Slide Under Doors

The Sprawl Tuned Autonomous Robot is also pretty good at pool.<p>Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's Biomimetic Millisystems Lab created the Sprawl Tuned Autonomous Robot, a 3-D printed insectoid 'bot that can crawl under doors, limbo-style.<p>STAR, for short, can extend or detract …

Super Simple 3-D-Printed Robot Can Inspect Power Lines For Cheap

Don't be surprised to see a few of these inching their way along cables above your head soon.<p>If nothing else, humans have proved amazingly thorough builders of cables. Utility lines are everywhere, but they need to be inspected, and the equipment to do that is expensive and cumbersome. Not so with …