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This Startup Will Pay You To Use Less Electricity

OhmConnect is creating “negawatts”: units of energy saved by people turning off their appliances.<p>When a single homeowner decides to turn off her TV in the evening, the action barely registers on the electric grid. It’s one appliance in one home, out of millions. But when thousands of homeowners …

28 Psychological Experiments That Revealed Incredible And Uncomfortable Truths About Ourselves

Although as humans we have always been fascinated with the workings of the mind and the reasons behind our behavior, it wasn’t until the beginning of …

A small town in Iceland created a “levitating” crosswalk to slow traffic

One eye-popping intersection in northwest Iceland is getting a lot of attention, by design. To encourage drivers to slow down, Ísafjörður’s city officials took a page from the centuries-old art of trompe-l’œil painting and installed a new pedestrian crossing lane that looks like it’s levitating a …

Road Safety

What Managers Need to Know About Slack, Yammer, and Chatter

Workplaces have adopted internal social tools—think stand-alone technologies such as Slack, Yammer, and Chatter, or embedded applications such as Microsoft Teams and JIRA—at a staggering rate. In an ambitious study of 4,200 companies, conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute, 72% reported using …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Change Management

Corporate transformations still have a miserable success rate, even though scholars and consultants have significantly improved our understanding of how they work. Studies consistently report that about three-quarters of change efforts flop—either they fail to deliver the anticipated benefits or …

Change Management Is Becoming Increasingly Data-Driven. Companies Aren’t Ready

Data science is becoming a reality for change management, and although it may not have arrived yet, it is time for organizations to get ready. The companies best positioned to change in the next decade will be the ones that set themselves up well now, by collecting the right kind of data and …

SaaS Interface Design: Trends, & Best Practices for Designing a SaaS UI

You're reading SaaS Interface Design: Trends, & Best Practices for Designing a SaaS UI, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, …

SaaS

The Blockchain of Food

<i>ripe.io, a start-up at the forefront of creating a blockchain solution for our food system was a recent participant at The Mixing Bowl’s FOOD IT: Fork to Farm and recognized as one of Forbes’ Top 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Start-ups of 2017. Raja, their CEO, has compiled and written with his team,</i> …

Blockchain

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

With one giant wind farm, we could power the entire planet

Oil is running out. Coal is dirty. And fracking, the process used to extract natural gas, contaminates ground water. And using any of these fossil …

The 7 Top Video Tools You Should Be Using Now

Have you started your video marketing campaign yet? Because your competitors probably have.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Video marketing has been the most effective way of getting your message out to your target audience for many years now. But producing video and …

Survey finds 84% of the UK population believe that gadgets have become too complicated

Brits are spending billions of pounds a year* on technology with functions and features that they never use, with the average UK adult admitting to …

Gear & Gadgets

What Is Agile? The Four Essential Elements

Last week, I found myself in a lively conversation with some colleagues about the true meaning of Agile management and how to communicate it. How do you determine whether a team, a unit or an organization is—or is not—Agile? An ability to answer the question simply, clearly, and consistently can be …

Project Management

MIT's new flow battery breathes air to cut costs of renewable energy storage

Renewable energy might be clean, but it's not always reliable if the Sun ducks behind clouds or the wind slacks off. To counter that variability, the …

11 Quotes to Inspire Better Listening | Inc.com

It's easier than it ever before to communicate at scale through social media. Technology has even made 1-on-1 communication easier - for example, many of my meetings are done via video conference, allowing me to have a face-to-face connection with people all across the world!<p>However, what many …

Time I

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Renewable Energy

LA painting streets white to reduce urban warming

We already know that the urban heat island effect can significantly increase temperatures and worsen heat waves, even in neighboring cities. But what …

Electricity-free Stanford system cuts cooling costs by beaming heat into space

Heat naturally flows from hot things to cold things, and since there are few places colder than the vacuum of space, that's a great place to try to …

The Overcommitted Organization

A senior executive we’ll call Christine is overseeing the launch of Analytix, her company’s new cloud-based big-data platform, and she’s expected to meet a tight go-live deadline. Until two weeks ago, her team was on track to do that, but it has since fallen seriously behind schedule. Her biggest …

9 Things Ridiculously Successful Content Marketers Do Every Day | Inc.com

By this point, you might have heard of Intercom, the business messaging platform connecting 17,000 companies with over one billion customers.<p>But, many fans might be more familiar with the company as a content marketing powerhouse: Intercom has created a content marketing program that's not only …

Product Management

These 3-D Printed Bricks Cool Rooms Without Air Conditioning

The idea of “evaporative cooling” goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing new life in the shape of a brick–the 3-D printed “Cool Brick.”<p>Developed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Cool Brick is both masonry and an alternative to air conditioning. Containing thousands of holes, it’s porous …

5 cool inventions that could save the planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've heard about the impact that our technology-driven population is having on the planet -- from cars, to energy factories, to the over-consumption of the earth's resources.<p>It's causing a lot of problems.<p>Yet, inventors are also using this technology to improve lives across the planet. …

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Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy

We urgently need to stop the ecological posturing and invest in gas and nuclear<p>The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than …

Renewable Energy

Do mild days fuel climate change scepticism?

Why do so many people remain sceptical about climate change when the evidence for it seems so obvious? One recent study may offer an interesting clue, because American scientists stood the argument on its head and looked at places across the globe that will probably enjoy more pleasant weather with …

Climate Change

Logitech's Spotlight remote is an expensive solution to a super boring problem

Apparently presentations are broken and need fixing<p>Presentations are a necessary evil of the corporate world. Eventually, everyone will have to give or sit through one at some point. According to Logitech, that typically means watching someone with a laser pointer gesture at a screen while …

NASA Guide to Air-Filtering Houseplants

Houseplants are not something you would typically associate with NASA, but in the late ‘80s the US government agency joined forces with the …

It's Hard To Believe These Beautiful Buildings Are Made Out Of Garbage

Turns out, recycled materials make for some amazing architecture.<p>It's not easy being green, but it <i>is</i> getting easier to live sustainably. Scientists are getting creative about finding new ways to make green living work – like the team of Australian researchers that recently figured out a way to turn …

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The Inventions!

Manufract: 'Self-healing' salvaged wood furniture made whole with bio-resin

In nature, organisms find a way to restore their integrity and equilibrium once they have been injured. Trees are no exception; that's why in …

Furniture