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7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

<i>By Courtney Seiter</i><p>One of my favorite things about social media is that it’s still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to …

How a mathematician plays Powerball

Imagine a stack of one dollar bills reaching from Los Angeles to Tijuana with exactly one $1,000 bill in the stack. The odds of any single ticket winning the lottery tonight are smaller than finding that $1,000 bill on your first try. In fact, the odds are significantly worse. Alternatively, …

Team Sky scraps wind tunnel for in-depth “real world” tech to get aero

If you’re not first you’re last, and shaving every single sliver of time off your effort is critical in racin’. Especially when the riders at the top …

Here are the crazy lengths Apple goes to in order to keep the Apple Watch accurate

In an interview with The Telegraph, Kevin Lynch, Apple's vice president of technology, detailed just how far Apple is willing to go to get the Watch to within nanoseconds of total accuracy.<p>Here's what Apple does, according to Lynch:<p>The company built its own "Network Time Protocol" (NTP) servers …

The 101 Best Parts of a Ride

Wildly inspiring, wholly amazing, totally universal moments that keep you coming back to the bike for more<p>1. The moment before you know how the ride is going to go, when anything is possible.<p>2. Finding a waterfall.<p>3. Laying fresh tracks on snow.<p>4. A burrito pulled from your jersey pocket.<p>5. The …

GCN investigates the effectiveness of winter base miles

10 Ways to Get Bumped Up to First Class on Your Next Flight

First-class airline tickets can cost four times the price of coach. Don't splurge--try these 10 things and get upgraded for free.<p>Admit it: Flying first class can make the hassles of air travel so much better. I've been bumped up to first class twice: once while traveling solo on a business trip to …

Six Tips to Make Cycling More Comfortable

The only pain that you feel while riding should come from pushing yourself. If you’re feeling uncomfortable on your bike, try making one of these gear swaps.<p><b>Saddle</b><br>You might feel a bit like Goldilocks as you try to find a comfy saddle. Many cyclists end up having to try many different saddles at …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Strava Insights Reveals Which Cities Have the Most Hardcore Commuters

By showing popular routes, the new feature also can help you find the best cycling route across a city<p>Strava released a fun new tool this morning that opens up its expansive collection of commuting data points—136 billion of them—to the public. Everyone can now dig into the ride habits of users …

FreeWire Goes After Diesel Generator Market With Mobile Batteries

They are the noisiest, most annoying things about shooting a film on location.<p>No, not the actors. The diesel generators.<p>FreeWire, a startup out of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, has created a set of portable lithium ion battery packs that effectively replace diesel generators as a source of …

Clean Energy

GM powers data center with used Chevy Volt batteries

General Motors believes old Chevy Volt (and eventually, Bolt) batteries have a future as backup power sources for houses and buildings that use renewable energy. In fact, the company has repurposed five old Volt batteries to help power its data center in Milford, Michigan. They store energy …

Electric Vehicles

Nissan turns old electric car batteries into fixed energy storage

Mercedes and Tesla aren't the only electric car makers giving their batteries something to do besides getting you from A to B. Nissan is teaming up with Green Charge Networks to repurpose "second-life" (read: used) batteries from Leaf EVs as commercial energy storage. Much like the batteries you …

Electric Vehicles

Nissan to incorporate used Leaf batteries in stationary energy storage system

Following in the footsteps of Tesla and Mercedes-Benz, Nissan is now set to become the latest automaker to offer battery packs for stationary energy …

Clean Energy

How I Built My First Electric Bike

One day I became fed up with all of my excuses for driving to work every day. During the summer I would ride my bike, but it would come in waves without any consistency. There is one huge hill climb to get to my work that is quite daunting, and is the main reason why most people take a vehicle, …

Electric Vehicles

Is Everyday Math The Worst Math Program Ever?

If you’re the parent of an elementary school-age child, chances are good (OK, about one in ten, although actual numbers are hard to pin down) that you’ve encountered Everyday Math. Chances are reasonably good that you hate it. The math program, developed by educators at the University of Chicago, …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

At Boots, science is for boys and pink princess toys are for girls

Last summer, driving our firstborn girl home from hospital, the world outside the car window seemed suddenly strange and new: the trees greener; the …

Google gets people ready for Glass with new how-to video

Google's Project Glass is still exotic, futuristic, and distant — it's available only forextremely early adopters, including "creative individuals" who were let in through a Twitter and Google+ contest. But a year or more ahead of its consumer launch, Google is already trying to get ordinary people …

Money actually does buy happiness

Americans have a peculiar conviction that the one thing money can’t give us is satisfaction. <i>You can’t buy happiness</i>, we’ve all been told. “Mo Money Mo Problems”, Biggie concurred. And while we can all agree that desperate poverty is hideous, there is a broadly held view that after a certain level …

Conservative US shoppers turned off by eco-friendly lightbulbs, study finds

Eco-friendly labels on energy-saving bulbs are a turn-off for conservative shoppers, a new study has found.<p>The findings, published this week in the …

A chart of how much time Barack Obama spends in economic meetings and on vacation

The Government Accountability Institute came out with its latest report today, a time analysis of the hours President Barack Obama has spent in meetings during his term.<p>Some notable results, according to the report: President Barack Obama has spent 3.6 percent of his total work time in economic …

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