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Mark Cuban shares his 12 fundamental rules for entrepreneurs

In his book "How to Win at the Sport of Business," he breaks down a checklist for new entrepreneurs. We explain the "Twelve Cuban Rules for Startups" below.<p>Large sums of money and strong connections won't matter for the success of a business if its founder does not have the desire to crush the …

Entrepreneurship

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

How To Grow Your Own Microgreens And Save A Ton Of Money

For someone who has never grown a thing, planting a seed into soil feels absolutely intimidating. It's an incredibly simple act and it happens in the natural world every second, yet we've gotten to a place in our modern world where growing things feels very foreign. It's time we change that. Let's …

Gardening

Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

Scientists in California are hoping to use your smart phone to solve a cosmic mystery. They're developing an app to turn your phone into a cosmic ray detector. If enough people install the app, the scientists think they'll be able to figure out once and for all what's producing the very energetic …

Physics

Photos: Inside China’s unknown mega-city

Tim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing.<p>Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to any …

China

Graphene's First Commercial Application To Shed A Little Light

A bulb more efficient than an LED? Now there's a bright idea<p>Graphene is a material with marvelous properties: It can be used to make square ice and night vision contact lenses. It can even be made from your leftover dinner. And soon this form of pure carbon--which boasts a super-strong hexagonal …

School Of Tech: First-Time PC Building Budget, Best AMD And Nvidia Graphics Card Brand?

It’s no surprise that people have a myriad of questions about building and buying PCs and their associated components. That’s why I recently opened an Ask.FM account and invited anyone to shoot their questions over for me to ponder and answer. After seeing the nature and frequency of these …

Living Rooms

Boeing has patented a 'Star Wars'-style force field

It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn't about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a vehicle, and then quickly heats up the air or water between the vehicle and the blast. The heat creates a plasma shield that is more dense …

Aviation

Watch Magic Leap’s Video Of Seamless Augmented Reality Office Game Play

Magic Leap is showing what it might look like to use its hardware for augmented reality gaming in the future, with a new demo of what the team is apparently “playing in the office” right now. The interface, which includes non-game interaction and then a short demo of an in-office virtual shooter …

Augmented Reality

This Scientist Invented a Simple Way to Mass-Produce Graphene

Finally, a better method for making the material of the future<p>Caltech's David Boyd has done what scientists have been struggling to do for years: He says he's figured out a cheap, easy way to make graphene, and to make a lot of it. The kicker? He's using technology from the 1960s.<p>Cooking up graphene<p>…

Chemistry

DARPA taps golden age computers to solve tough simulations

If you thought modern computers were fast enough to solve any problem, nope! While certainly powerful, modern supercomputers aren't always great at complex fluid and plasma dynamic simulations, and DARPA, the outfit that does science for the US defense department, wants to fix that. To do so, it's …

This incredibly futuristic plane could be the future of airliners

Designer Oscar Viñals has envisioned the future. And the future is the Progress Eagle rendering.<p>It's a triple-decked, eco-friendly, hybrid jet airliner that would its 800 seats into the air with six hydrogen fuel engines and keep them there with its rear electric wind generators for sustained …

Aviation

Nanobomb Creates Massive Explosion On Tiny Scale

Buckminsterfullerene buckyballs become buckybombs<p>What the world needs most are more things that explode in more ways. A team of researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, as well as one with Brazil’s Federal University of São Paulo, sought the answer to a simple …

7 things to do with your money when you get your first real job

With the second one, though, you have a prime opportunity to start setting yourself up for success.<p>"I think it's a big transition," says financial planner Michael Solari. "Especially coming from college, not making any money, to coming home with a paycheck. People's heads spin about what they …

Personal Finance

Your Guide To The 3-D Printed Universe

Additive manufacturing can make almost anything, from fun experiments to paradigm-shifters. Here's how the innovations stack up.<p>What was a niche prototyping tool 25 years ago is fast becoming a globally competitive manufacturing method. Today’s 3-D printing industry is worth well over $2 billion, …

3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

When you want to buy or sell something used online, your first thought might be to use Craigslist. After all, it's the site that brought the newspaper classifieds into the digital world and today has nearly 40 million new listings every month.<p>Of course, using Craigslist does have valid concerns. …

Freebies

Alfajores Are The Best Cookie You've Never Heard Of

It's no secret that we here at HuffPost Taste have a bit of a sweet tooth. We relentlessly put together one dessert round-up after another (ahem, like this collection of 100 chocolate recipes or this one of the best flourless cakes). We discover bakeries we love, and then obsess about them …

Dessert

Raspberry Pi 2 Arrives: 6x Faster, An “Entry-Level PC” For $35

Grab your screwdrivers, makers! There’s a new, more powerful Raspberry Pi in town… The just announced Pi 2, which goes on sale today, adds a quad-core chip and double the memory to support more intensive processing tasks.<p>The Pi Foundation also reckons this sequel takes the Pi microprocessor “firmly …

Raspberry Pi

Why You Should Learn to Love the Transmission That Never Changes Gear

Corvette geeks may hate them, but continuously variable transmissions aren't going away.<p>CVTs are our least favorite type of transmission, mainly because their only nod to driver involvement is engine drone under heavy throttle. In spite of the lost love, CVTs are making inroads against manuals and …

High-tech Coolbox has everything, even room for tools

A new toolbox with LED lights, speakers, outlets, a whiteboard and more blew past its Indiegogo goal in a day. Will it keep going?<p>If you follow the world of crowdfunding, then you know that the Coolest Cooler smashed records during its Kickstarter campaign in 2014, raising more than $13 million and …

Rechargeable Batteries

The right 'rip' could control graphene's edges - Futurity

Ending up with metallic or semiconducting graphene nanoribbons may depend on how they're fractured, say theoretical physicists.

Graphene

DNA Can Carry Current, a Promising Step Toward Molecular Electronics

The promise of molecular electronics gets hoisted up the flagpole periodically, but now an international team of researchers based out of the Hebrew …

Nanotech

This Paper Ticket Holds A Tiny Biological Machine

You can store the paper at room temperature, and all of its genetic and protein components will still work a year later.<p>The paper ticket you see pictured above is actually a little biology machine. It's a gene circuit stored on a slip of paper. To turn the gene circuit on, you simply wet the paper …

Top 10 science and tech books for October: from Brian Cox and wacky Mother Nature to space and pizza

From the celebration of life on earth and quantum mechanics to the science of dining and how to serve food properly at a party<p><b>Human Universe</b> <b><br>Brian Cox</b><p>Humans might just be a lump of space dust but Cox’s appreciation of the unlikeliness of being makes this a celebration of life on earth.<p><b>The Quantum</b> …

Intel Demonstrates Cableless Computing Made Possible by Future Skylake Platform

At Computex in Taiwan this week, Intel demonstrated a variety of wireless accessories that will be enabled by the company's future Skylake processor platform, reports <i>CNET</i>. Reference designs for the Broadwell successor will include the possibility of eliminating all of the cables that currently …

A Gaming System Starring... Microbes

Pac-Man, but with microbes<p>Videogames may seem like the last place for fruitful work in biotechnology, but Stanford University bioengineer Ingmar Riedel-Kruse has reinvented 1980s classics to enlist living microbes. His custom electronics and augmented-reality software coax microorganisms to play …

Stanford University

Crowd-funded project aims to build world’s first simulated organism

It will be the world’s most detailed virtual life form — an accurate, open-source, digital version of a worm called C. elegans.<p>The Economist reported …

Biology

Traffic light hackers can cause road chaos

The hacker in the <i>Italian Job</i> did it spectacularly. So did the fire sale team in <i>Die Hard 4.0</i>. But can hackers really hijack traffic lights to cause …

This High-Tech Countertop Greenhouse Lets You Crowdsource Your Growing Decisions

The MEG gives you pinpoint control of how you’re growing your plants. And if it’s not working, other gardeners are there to help.<p>If you’ve ever struggled to grow houseplants and wondered how the green-fingered do it, take solace in this: In the future, you’ll be able to call on the network to make …

Aquaponics

Visual rendering of first 100 billion digits of pi proves randomness

<i>This article was taken from the August 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …