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The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best …

Self-improvement

How Western civilisation could collapse

Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern …

Java Tutorial for Beginners - Here is how to learn Java

If you have ever wanted to write your own Android app, for fun or for profit, you are probably going to need to do some programming. There are lots of different ways to write Android programs but the official language of Android is Java, so this Java tutorial for beginners may be for you. If you …

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Rare Earth

Android for Work arrives on the Play Store

Cast your mind back to Google I/O 2014 and you may remember Google announcing its Android for Work program, which is designed to make it easier to use one device for work and home life. Back in February, Google announced that it had partnered up with a selection of companies for Android for Work …

5 Moleskine Hacks To Boost Your Productivity

How to organize your Moleskine journal to get the most of your workday<p>I’ve being using a Moleskine notebook in my work daily basis for several years. …

The disastrous events that would break the internet

Could the internet ever be switched off – or destroyed? Chris Baraniuk investigates what it would take to bring down the network we all now rely on.<p>The internet is unbreakable. At least, we think it is. That’s why when something goes extremely viral, such as pictures of Kim Kardashian’s bottom or …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Why Is Canada Winning The Drone Race?

In the push to get commercial drone operations off the ground, America has fallen far behind.<p>For one shot in the upcoming movie <i>Age of Adaline</i>, starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford, a camera drone hovered at 2 feet off the ground, then soared up to 125 feet. The dramatic shot wouldn’t have been …

How Dawn, New Horizons cross huge distances

The exploration of dwarf planets begins this week as the Dawn spacecraft begins orbiting Ceres, in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Later, …

Google’s new service will ease real-time communications for applications

Google has a new real-time messaging system available in beta for its cloud service called Google Cloud Pub/Sub, the company said on Wednesday in a …

cloud

The Mars One plan is totally delusional

Indeed, temperatures around minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit, a near total lack of atmosphere to protect from deadly radiation, and regular violent dust storms lead most experts to believe that a human colony on the red planet in the foreseeable future would be very difficult and extremely expensive.<p>And …

Space 2020: What does the future hold?

What will our space ambitions actually look like a decade from now? Three experts tell Richard Hollingham.<p>Space has not been this exciting since the 1960s.<p>Nasa recently launched Orion, its first new spacecraft to carry astronauts since the Space Shuttle, and is developing a massive new rocket to …

Space Science

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

Headphones

Ventajas de utilizar Software Libre en la Educación

El software libre en la educación ofrece ventajas para ampliar las posibilidades de aprendizaje de tus alumnos en el salón de clases.<p><b>Los avances</b> …

Humans 3.0 Paints Our Techno-Future As Very Bright

Are we hurtling towards technological dystopia, or a futuristic fantasy world in which our hardware and software innovations provide a human experience that excels in almost every way compared to that which we know today? That’s the basic question at the heart of Peter Nowak’s <i>Humans 3.0</i> , a survey …

The first silicene transistors promise more powerful electronics

If electronics stalwart silicon and futuristic graphene had a child, it would be silicene. And silicene is growing up. A University of Texas-Austin …

Nanotech

iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet subsequently lit up with both excitement and criticism (mostly excitement, though). It’s …

Beagle2, la nave perdida que casi consiguió su misión: Imagen de la semana

Resulta que ahora <b>no hay una única nave de investigación en el planeta marte, hay dos</b>. ¿Cómo? Sí, has leído bien. La Curiosity ya no está sola, y …

Infographic: The greatest turning points in aviation

What have been the most ground-breaking moments in our mastery of the skies? BBC Future looks at some of the milestones since the dawn of powered flight.

Watch SpaceX’s Autonomous Rocket Blow Up During Landing [Video]

The pictures are worth a thousand words... and a thousand pieces<p>Early this morning, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, released images from the company's rocket landing attempt on Saturday. The photos show how the Falcon 9 rocket hit its intended target--a landing platform in the middle of the Atlantic …

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

Are these the five craziest space missions?

We’ve landed on a comet – so where next? David Robson rounds up five of the strangest space missions that are already on the cards.<p>The landing of the Philae Lander – on a comet travelling at 135,000km/h (84,000mph) – has been hailed as the start of a new chapter in space exploration. It will take …

Tendencias tecnológicas para 2015

Como es habitual desde hace ya un buen montón de años, Marimar Jiménez escribe su artículo de principios de año en Cinco Días preguntando cuáles …

2014: The year in aviation

The highs and lows in air tech in images – from supersonic selfies to the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370.<p>More amazing image galleries of the year:<p>An amazing year in space exploration<p>Weird and wonderful images seen in 2014<p><i>More on aviation</i><p>Interactive: How commercial planes crash<p>Six months …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

I survived Ebola: How one man lost everything and found a new purpose

Korlia Bonarwolo was working in Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Liberia, when he came into contact with an Ebola victim. After going through …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

Mathematician Suggests New Way Get To Mars On A Budget

Sometimes the cheapest distance between two points is not a straight line<p>In 1991, Japan's budding space agency sent its first spacecraft to the moon: Hiten, alongside a smaller orbiter named Hagamoro. Hagamoro was supposed to orbit the moon, but mission control lost contact with it after it …