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Japan is building huge solar power plants that float on water

Unlike coal-fired plants, solar power stations don’t produce smog but they do take up land. Or, at least they did.<p>In Japan’s Hyogo prefecture, a solar station was recently launched that floats on a reservoir and will produce about 2,680 megawatt hours per year—enough for 820 typical households. …

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

6 ways Microsoft copied Apple with Windows 10 (plus some truly new ideas)

Microsoft just unveiled the future of Windows 10 today in Redmond. Along with some crazy holographic goggles that take on Google Glass and Oculus, company executives revealed the ambitious plan to make the next generation of Windows the first truly universal platform for desktop PCs, laptops, …

I tried Minecraft with Microsoft HoloLens, and now I don’t want to work anymore

REDMOND, Wash. — I’m not a gaming guy. But now I kind of want to be one.<p>After trying out the latest augmented reality system, the Windows Holographic, at an event on the Microsoft campus today, I realized that it’d be pretty freakin’ cool to make my ordinary environment into a video game.<p>I’m …

Sarah Bergbreiter: Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice

NASA launches $5 million contest to find CubeSats for deep space missions

Attention, scientists, hobbyists and anyone in between who can design a mean CubeSat, or a mini cube-like satellite, for space exploration: registration is now open for NASA's Cube Quest contest, and the agency's giving out cash prizes worth a total of $5 million. NASA's no stranger to holding …

Space Time……….Can we really travel through time to the future or past?

Albert Einstein was the one who discovered that we can’t separate time from space, they are one thus the name space time. Einstein further …

Europe's Rosetta probe goes into orbit around comet 67P

<b>Europe's Rosetta probe has arrived at a comet after a 10-year chase.</b><p>In a first for space exploration, the satellite was manoeuvred alongside a speeding body to begin mapping its surface in detail.<p>The spacecraft fired its thrusters for six and a half minutes to finally catch up with comet …

Wunderlist 3 Launch Imminent as Teaser Shows Off New Design, Features

Wunderlist 3 is coming soon and the company says it will be their ‘biggest update ever’, sporting a new design, fast performance and real-time sync …

The time for deep linking standards is now

Year after year since the big app stores launched, native apps have asserted their hegemony over the mobile web. One big drawback of native apps was the inability then the difficulty to seamlessly access any content from one app to the other the way the web allows to link any page to any other. The …

Canadian Solar's ‘boring engineer’ has his day in the sun

Shawn Qu is doing his best to avoid being a compelling interview subject.<p>"I am a boring engineer," he says. "I work 16 hours a day and I don't really spend money."<p>He's sipping coffee in a bland boardroom in a low rise factory on the outskirts of Guelph, Ont., wearing the classic engineer's uniform …

3D-printed prosthetic arms rescue child victims of war

Daniel Omar was a 14-year-old tending his goats in war-torn Sudan when the dirty bomb landed, full of kerosene and nails. The explosion cost him more …

Does it make financial sense to move across the country for a job?

When the seemingly perfect job opportunity became available in Calgary, Daniel Hoang had to decide if uprooting his life for a new career across the country would drain his savings.<p>The Markham, Ont.-resident was about to make one of the biggest decisions of his life — one with both financial and …

The Homepage Is Dead! Long Live The Homepage!

When the New York Times’s plummeting homepage traffic numbers were revealed last week, the Internet again declared the homepage dead. But that may not be so true.<p>When the founders of <i>Upworthy</i> were planning their site, they considered a question that a few years ago would have sounded suicidal: …

Google Close To Snapping Up Satellite Startup Skybox Imaging For $1B+, Say Sources

Google made a play for the skies in April when it swept in and acquired Titan Aerospace amid reports that the drone maker was being pursued by Facebook. But Google’s interest in hardware companies that provide primary sources of data is not ending there. Google is closing in on a deal for Skybox …

A Paralyzed Teen Will Kick The First World Cup Ball Thanks To A Robotic Exoskeleton

The 2014 World Cup begins next month in Brazil and will feature something truly amazing: the plan is for a paralyzed, non-ambulatory Brazilian teenager to stand up and kick the first ball of the first game using a motorized exoskeleton and special 3D-printed helmet.<p>Created by an international team …

4 Secrets to Pitching Your App to Reporters

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A great idea can lead to a great app, but no one will ever know about it without great marketing. With more than a million apps in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, app developers are struggling to get their apps noticed, …

3 Misconceptions About Crowdfunding

<i>Thijs Suijten and Menno Luiten are the co-founder and developer for Famatic.</i><p>Every startup needs money. How to get that initial investment is where there is a choice: find a suitable investor, bootstrap, or use the power of the crowd to get that ball rolling.<p>We loved the idea of the latter; not only …

Dan Lewis's answer to What are the best ways to think of ideas for a startup?

This approach will help you think of a solid startup idea.<p>It is broken into 5 steps to facilitate progress through a system that in total should take …

"Big Bang to the Big Rip" --Search for Dark Matter May Lead to a Collapse of Standard Model (Most Popular)

The interpretation of current astrophysical observations results in the striking mass-energy budget of matter in the universe: 75% Dark Energy and …

NASA's bold plan: Landing people on asteroids

This isn't a real-life recreation of "Armageddon." There's no clear and present threat to Earth.<p>But NASA says it's working on plans to send astronauts into space to land on an asteroid.<p>The NASA mission isn't planned to take place until the 2020s. That isn't stopping astronauts from simulating an …

How to Motivate Employees: 10 Things They Really Need to Hear From You | Inc.com

I usually don't get very excited about business books, but I recently ran across one that's really powerful: <i>Finding Happiness: One Man's Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and--Finally--Let the Sunshine In,</i> by former CEO Todd Patkin.<p>Patkin has identified 14 phrases that really improve morale when …

Employment

How Great Leaders Multiply Themselves | Inc.com

We recently read a <i>USA Today</i> article about some leadership-turnover opportunities facing the NFL Players Association, and it got us thinking about a concern facing many of today’s organizations: succession planning.<p>Given the huge number of Baby Boomers now entering or nearing retirement, this is …

Leadership

America's Coolest College Startups 2014 | Inc.com

Not long ago, people would call college "kids" who started businesses quaint. Now they call them the boss.<p>Helped in part by low-cost technologies and an increased prevalence of entrepreneurship training at the university level, college students--and indeed those even younger--are making solid …

How To: Make a Faux Stacked Log Fireplace Facade

Stuck with an empty, non-functioning fireplace? This clever project will turn it back into a stylish focal point in no time!<p>Morgan from Pepper Design …

You Cannot Solve What You Don't Understand | Inc.com

"If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions."<p>-- Albert Einstein<p>We stumbled on this enlightened quotation recently, and it immediately triggered a connection to inventor Darrell Mann, CTO of consulting agency …

Innovation

Contest: Enter to Win $1500 in Prizes from Canada’s ZAGG Retail Kiosks [u]

If you want to win some free ZAGG goodies, be sure to enter the following contest thanks to our friend Bradley Spence who is currently running ZAGG …

Canada

Hiring Tips: How to Recruit Top Software Engineers | Inc.com

Need to hire an engineer? Yeah, so does everybody else. "People we talk to can't hire enough employees with iOS or Ruby on Rails or Java skills today," says Jon Bischke, CEO of recruiting-software maker Entelo.<p>In other words, you can't just pop out an ad, wait for people to turn up, and then hire …

Employment