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The clean energy economy is coming – and there's a lot to lose for those who can't keep up

Change is coming to the energy landscape. A transition to a new energy economy is happening. In a country like Australia – awash with energy both under and above the ground – this transition could be rapid and profound. There is a lot to lose for those who can’t keep pace.<p>Last month the government …

Clean Energy

5 Signs Of High Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence predicts people’s ability to regulate themselves, manage other people, and achieve success. Research shows a link between emotional intelligence and career success. Not everyone is born with it, but unlike IQ, emotional intelligence can be acquired and improved with practice. …

Emotional Intelligence

The Real Reasons Quantum Entanglement Doesn't Allow Faster-Than-Light Communication

My colleague-in-blogging Ethan Siegel does a regular reader-request feature, and this week’s edition drifts into my territory, answering a question about using quantum entanglement for faster-than-light communication. As I jokingly said on Twitter, Ethan’s answer is pretty good for an astronomer, …

Quantum Physics

A timeless 6-step guide to getting rich, according to a 79-year-old personal finance classic

Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>He boiled down 13 steps anyone …

Are Chatbots Really The Future Of Web Design?

Here’s what working designers think of the conversational interface trend.<p>Adrian Zumbrunnen was terrified of what conversational interfaces meant for him as a UX designer. “The conversational interface is scary,” he says. “Will I still have a place in this industry when pushing pixels around is no …

Jeff Bezos Explains How Blue Origin Will Prevent Its Rocket Engine From Melting

Look BE-4 you leap<p>For all that rocket science gets a reputation for being complicated, it all boils down to some simple concepts. You burn stuff, and spew the resulting gases out a nozzle. Those gases coming out at high speeds push the rocket in the opposite direction.<p>Of course, it does get more …

Engineering

Scientists Claim They've Completed The First Successful Gene Therapy Against Human Ageing

If confirmed, this could get interesting.<p>The CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, Elizabeth Parrish, claims to be the first human in world history to have …

What If the Robot Utopia Leads to an Existential Crisis for Humans?

Welcome to the automated ennui apocalypse.<p>Imagine a human being born on the cusp of a robotic revolution. Let's call him Bill.<p>At first, when the machines take over the economy, Bill is stoked. He wakes up late every morning, smokes some 22nd century weed and then watches TV. Eventually, he gets …

Deep learning: the future of recommendations

An informative talk about deep learning and its potential uses in recommender systems. Presented at the Budapest Startup Safary, 21 April, 2016.<p>The breakthroughs of the last decade in neural network research and the quick increasing of computational power resulted in the revival of deep neural …

Machine Learning

How to Grow a Small Startup Business From 0 to 5 Figure Months in 100 Days

Being a CEO for over 10 years and managing couple different companies after getting my MBA definitely taught me a thing or two about the business world, but putting the so called safety of the corporate world and biweekly paycheck behind me and taking on the competitive business arena as an …

A clever algorithm generating millions of random ideas is turning the tables on patent trolls

Sometimes the only way to beat a troll is to troll even harder.<p>Artist and engineer Alexander Reben has written an algorithm that exploits the convoluted US patent system in order to mess with patent trolls—people and organizations who file for patents on trivial concepts without any intention of …

Inventions

This Solar Hub Provides Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet In One

A remote village in Ghana is now being served life-changing infrastructure in a box.<p>While American cities try to figure out how to deal with lead pipes and an aging power grid, a remote village in Ghana has skipped traditional infrastructure completely. The Watly–a sleek, spaceship-like hub that …

Clean Energy

MIT’s AI Can Predict 85 Percent of Cyberattacks

Knowing a cyberattack’s going to occur before it actually happens is very useful—but it’s tricky to achieve in practice. Now MIT’s built an …

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary | Inc.com

In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the kind of language that virtually everyone knows and uses--a series of everyday phrases, affirmations, and …

Leadership

Watch NASA Attach An Inflatable Space Habitat To The Space Station

There's just one catch: you'll have to tune in at 5:30 am Eastern time on Saturday to see it<p>The International Space Station is getting an expansion.<p>The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) hitched a ride to the space station on Friday's SpaceX launch. The module rode folded up in the trunk of …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a trip in the name of science, have given researchers an unprecedented insight into the neural basis for effects produced by one of …

Consciousness

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The 1% hide their money offshore – then use it to corrupt our democracy

From US billionaires to City barons, the super-rich are buying political influence as never before. Our politicians now work for them, not for us • The questions David Cameron still faces over his tax affairs • We mustn’t let this Panama Papers anger go to waste<p>Over the past 72 hours, you have seen …

Corruption

Inflatable room delivered to the International Space Station

The bedroom-sized pod offers a new way of living in space and on other planets<p>A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship delivered the first inflatable room for astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday, two days after launching from Cape Canaveral.<p>Astronauts, including the UK’s Tim Peake, orbiting …

Space Exploration

Why SpaceX's Rocket Landing On A Drone Ship Is A Big Deal

A giant landing for mankind<p>There couldn't have been a more perfect launch than yesterday's. The sun was shining, a gentle breeze was blowing, and SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket took off right on schedule. As we watched from a few miles away, the glare of the rocket's flames was searingly bright, hard to …

Space Travel

GPU Computing with Apache Spark and Python

Talk at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CA on April 5 by Numba team contributors Stan Seibert and Siu Kwan Lam.<p>We'll demonstrate how Python and the Numba JIT compiler can be used for GPU programming that easily scales from your workstation to an Apache Spark cluster. Using an example …

7 Powerful Beliefs That Lead to Monumental Success | Inc.com

We all have that inner voice--the that tells you you're not going to make it.<p>That you're not good enough. You're undeserving. It's too late. You can't win. You fail at everything.<p>If you listen to it, that voice will dictate the beliefs you hold about yourself.<p>With these seven powerful beliefs, you …

Motivation

Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

Far from being silent partners that merely help to digest food, the bacteria in your gut may also be exerting subtle influences on your thoughts, moods, and behaviour. And according to a new study from researchers at University College Cork, your gut microbes might affect the structure and function …

Neuroscience

NVIDIA's insane DGX-1 is a computer tailor-made for deep learning

NVIDIA has moved its GPU business far beyond just powering gaming computers. For several years now, the company has been focused on using its technology to power advanced machine learning technology, and today the company announced the positively wild $129,000 DGX-1 supercomputer. NVIDIA CEO …

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

Python Scalability: A Convenient Truth

Python is the fastest-growing data science language and is used in production at many of the Fortune 500 companies for everything from software engineering to data engineering to rapid analytics. Despite its easy-to-learn nature and its simple syntax, Python packs surprising amounts of power and …

'No hate in our state': undercover protesters take on Trump in Wisconsin

As Wisconsin prepares for its Tuesday primary, a diverse band of activists is trying, but not always succeeding, to subvert the Republican frontrunner<p>“I’m nervous,” said Mary Sanderson, her heart thumping as she scanned the Janesville convention center minutes before Donald Trump was due to address …

Donald Trump

15 Time Wasters That Successful People Avoid

The reality is, there are only 24 hours in a day and there is nothing we can do to change that (at least not yet). I’m sure you struggle to make the …