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Former AUVSI Executive Joins Drone Start Up

Gretchen West, the former Executive Vice President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has joined DroneDeploy, a provider of commercial drone software. DroneDeploy will make the announcement of West’s appointment, today, at the Los Angeles Drone Expo. West is …

Solar Power Viable Within A Decade, Says IEA

Solar power will become a viable alternative to fossil fuels – ahead of coal, hydro and nuclear – within a decade, says the International Energy Agency.<p>And by 2050, solar will be the world’s largest source of electricity, said the Paris-based agency, which is better known to business for its oil …

4 Things You Should Know About Energy Storage

We don’t fawn over battery technology like we do over shiny gadgets and smart apps, but know this: it’s set to play an important role in our attempt to use more low-carbon energy like solar and wind.<p>Batteries and other energy storage equipment make it possible to store solar and wind electricity …

Faraway in the Faroes: island hiking and wildlife watching in the north Atlantic

The Faroes are like nowhere else on earth. Adrift in the north Atlantic, these 18 forgotten islands are thrashed by furious swells and subject to some of the most fickle weather on the planet; all of which is forgiven the moment you clap eyes on their primordial beauty. They may be little but …

Mallorca's great escapes: where to go to escape the crowds

Mallorca has grown up. Sure, the island still has a touch of the wild child in coastal resorts like Magaluf, but travellers are finally waking up to the fact that the island is so much more than the sum of its fly-and-flop resorts and boozerias.<p>The real Mallorca, as locals have been at pains to …

Demand For 3D Printing Skills Is Accelerating Globally

35% of all ads posted for engineering jobs in the last 30 days prioritize 3D printing and additive manufacturing as the most sought-after skill.<p>Wanted Analytics’ latest analysis of the 3D printing and additive manufacturing job market found that IT and management expertise were the second most …

Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use

When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers.<p>But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with military strikes and surveillance operations. …

Tiny accelerometer adds motion detection to clothes and cheap phones

Imagine a shirt or pants that can detect movement and tell you if that golf swing was weak or that jump shot was a bit lacking. That's the biggest goal of a company called mCube: to have its new and really tiny accelerometer embedded in clothing, though it could obviously be used for sports bands …

Natural Swimming Pools: More Beauty, No Chemicals

<i>Falon Mihalic, Houzz Contributor, Landscape Architect</i><p>Summer’s heat is not far behind the bursting of spring blooms and windy rains. This summer imagine yourself cooling off by floating in a backyard pool that feels immersed in nature.<p>Natural swimming pools use plants or a combination of plants and …

The Uncommon Exercise That Will Make Your Glutes Burn

It'll also wake up your backside and help you lift more weight during all other lower-body moves<p>A <b>miniband</b> might not be the first tool you reach for when building a stronger, more powerful lower body, but it should be. "When placed around the tops of your shins as you move side to side, the miniband …

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What Makes Small Businesses Successful?

The first week of June, Mike Glauser, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State Univeristy and Co-Founder of My New Enterprise, and his team set off on a cross-country bicycle tour with the goal of interviewing and documenting the stories of 100 small …

4 Ways to Keep Employees Happy

How happy are your employees? Every company and entrepreneur should take a moment to consider this big question. The happiness of your best people determines a lot, from productivity and engagement to overall retention. Happy workers are more likely to dream big, work hard, and stick around for …

Vc View: Investable Trends

<b>Hewlett-Packard began</b> in 1939 in a Palo Alto, Calif. garage and is known as Silicon Valley’s first startup. But the first use of the term “Silicon Valley” would come 32 years later. Don Hoefler, a writer, used it in 1971 to label a series of stories in the weekly newspaper <i>Electronic News</i>. “Silicon” …

Where (And How) American Water Spends Millions On Green R&D

Since the early 1980s, investor-owned utility American Water has invested millions of dollars in technology for monitoring its infrastructure, decreasing leaks, improving conservation, and reducing the energy required for wastewater processing, among other things.<p>That focus on innovation is …

100 Ways to Build Your Business Online

You’ve come up with a great business idea, thought-up a plan and got a domain name that fits with your brand’s message. You even went out and found an awesome cheap hosting company, did some vital research on your market and set-up some social media accounts. But, you’re just not bringing in the …

Obama Administration Announces Massive Climate Change Funding

President Obama's new climate change push was reaffirmed on Thursday when the Department of Energy announced that it will make $4 billion in loans available to clean energy projects.<p>In a statement, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said:<p>“As the President emphasized in his Climate Action Plan, it is …

Book Review: Forget Harvard. Road trip to an MBA instead

Who hasn’t occasionally dreamt of high-tailing it to business school and then riding off into the sunset to start a business and bathe in fountains …

Why Don't We Put Solar Panels In The Sahara Desert As A Source Of Electricity?

<i>Answer by Mark Rogowsky, Entrepreneur, raconteur, @maxrogo, on Quora,</i><p><i>This is a great idea, but…</i> <b>We</b> don’t own the Sahara desert.<p>The Sahara is “owned” by Africans in at least 11 countries. Many of those countries are not exactly paragons of political stability (e.g. Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, …

In Parched California, Water Is Fetching Record Prices

Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in. As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, two water districts and a pair of landowners in the heart of the state's farmland are making millions of dollars by …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

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Tesla Goes Open Source: Elon Musk Releases Patents To 'Good Faith' Use

Elon Musk has always been a rebel. Now he’s an open source rebel.<p>While many in Silicon Valley have railed against patent wars in recent years, and some have lobbied Washington to reform patent law, Tesla’s taking an unprecedented step of opening all its electric car patents to outside use.<p>In a blog …

You Won't Believe How Many Calories This Guy Burned in 60 Seconds!

Just watching this video will make you sweat<p>Watching this video will make your legs scream for mercy and your lungs burn. It might also make you want to puke.<p>In it, Rob MacDonald, general manager of Gym Jones in Salt Lake City, rides an Airdyne bike fast enough to burn an awe-inspiring 87 calories …

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Wealthfront CIO Burton Malkiel Explains How 18 Year Olds Should Begin Investing

<i>Answer by Burton Malkiel, Wealthfront CIO, author of “Random Walk Down Wall Street”, on Quora,</i><p>I recently answered this question at a Fireside Chat at Google in New York City together with some of my colleagues at Wealthfront.<p>[by the way, the full talk (about 80 minutes) is here.]<p>The most important …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

As places like China and India continue to grow, an ever-increasing number of billowing smoke stacks mark these countries’ landscapes. 7 million people died in 2012 from air pollution. LanzaTech wants to clean up those industries by turning all that pollution into extremely valuable fuels and …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Hack Work To Combine Peak Performance And Personal Purpose

Is it any wonder that employee engagement is reported to be at an all time global low while business continues to become increasingly complex? In an earlier article, <i>Work is Broken; Let’s Hack it</i>, one of us described the trends and our understanding of how the future of work is shifting. Yet, most …

11 mind blowing hotels that need to be in your bucket list -

There is a lot we want to achieve in life. It could be anything from climbing the machu picchu to paying our bills on time. For a true luxury …