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This solar innovation by a Swedish artist uses surprisingly simple technology to save lives

Petra Wadström, a Swedish designer and artist now in her 60s, doesn’t have an engineering background. Back in 2005, when she came up with the idea for Solvatten—a piece of equipment that makes contaminated water safe to drink—she also didn’t know much about solar power.<p>What Wadsrom did know was …

Particles

A New Kind of Computer Chip Could Soon Make Your Smartphone Way More Powerful

And it could save you some battery too.<p>Your smartphone is already pretty smart. Chances are it has a GPU (for graphics) and a CPU (for everything else) packed into its tiny microchip brain. Those two parts alone make it more powerful than entire desktop PCs from only a decade or so ago, but a new …

Guy Falls Asleep At Work, The Internet Takes Him To Task With Photoshop

Thank you for this gift, Internet.<p>This is anything but a snooze.<p>On his first day working an internship for a tech startup, a Reddit user who posts as TheOrangeDuke, passed out sitting upright at his desk.<p>“One of the associates noticed me sleeping,” he told The Huffington Post. “And it just went …

Bob Marley

A self-made millionaire says the single most effective way to get rich is a simple decision most people don't make

That decision is to <b>pay yourself first</b>.<p>"What most people do when they earn a dollar is pay everyone else first," Bach explains. "They pay the landlord, the credit card company, the telephone company, the government, and on and on.<p>"The reason they think they need a budget is to help them figure out …

Roth IRA

Uber Hires Programmers Who Can Win A Fight With Their Robot

<b>Startup</b>: CodeFights<p><b>Founders</b>: Tigran Sloyan CEO; Aram Shatakhtsyan, CTO; Felix Desroches, head of product<p><b>Launched</b>: August 2014<p><b>Employees</b>: 12<p><b>Location</b>: San Francisco, with offices in Armenia and Russia (for programming)<p><b>The pitch:</b> Although the market for programmers and developers is robust, it’s still …

Startups

Teleportation of bacteria's memories made possible by Schrödinger and his cat

Teleporting the memories of an organism is possible, say scientists working on making the science-fiction phenomena come to life. They have come up …

Power to the poop: one Colorado city is using human waste to run its vehicles

Renewable natural gas is a growing industry for fuel, electricity and heat, but advocates says it’s a largely untapped market in the US<p>No matter how you spin it, the business of raw sewage isn’t sexy. But in Colorado, the city of Grand Junction is making huge strides to reinvent their wastewater …

Natural Gas

Religion’s “creative destruction”: Millennials, the new religious “nones,” are experimenting with new forms and rituals

<b>(AP/M. Spencer Green)</b><p>Could spiritual practices like feeding the homeless and fighting injustice take the place of traditional religion?<p>Donald E. Miller<p>December 25, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>From the recent attack on Planned Parenthood to the shooting in San Bernardino, extremists of all stripes are …

Religion

The Internet is super frustrated with this puzzle. Can you solve it?

After a long night out on the town with your besties, the last thing you probably want to face is a complicated logic puzzle printed on the coaster …

Silver Screen Cities

New Mexico

Four Reasons for Decline of Religion

Religious participation is declining among Americans even though religion is still very popular. According to the latest Religious Landscape Study by the Pew Research Forum, the percentage of Americans who believe in God, attend religious services and pray daily has declined significantly during …

10 global destinations that are on the rise, according to TripAdvisor

There's a certain appeal to visiting a city before it's a global destination that's constantly packed with tourists.<p>TripAdvisor recently released the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards in several different categories, including the global destinations that are on the rise.<p>To create the list, …

National Parks

Rare 'Supermoon' Total Lunar Eclipse Coming This Month

<b>Editor's note:</b> To find out more about the rare supermoon lunar eclipse of Sept. 27-28 and how to see it, visit: Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015: Full …

Southern Africa

An important development just happened for this $20 million submarine hotel

Having recently received patent and trademark approval, the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel is all set to be constructed in Key West, Florida, after which it will be shipped out on a barge to an as yet undecided location.<p>Access to the structure will be via an elevator, with all rooms boasting Wi-Fi, …

Key West

How to Recognize the Signs of Burnout Before You're Burned Out

Once you recognize you’re burned out, you can pull yourself back from the ledge, but it’d be best to never get there in the first place. Luckily, the …

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

Apps

11 Best Lines Steve Jobs Used in an Interview

The Apple co-founder's insights will make you question everything.<p>For anyone seeking inspiration, motivation, or perspective, you just can't do better than Steve Jobs. Though he died relatively young and built both his fame and his fortune from making consumer electronics, Jobs casts a very long …

Top 10 Things to Do in Japan

Travel<p>In a nation as culturally rich as Japan, it can be hard to know how to spend your time there. Here are ten of our favorite things to do.<p><b>Visit Kyoto’s Ancient Sites</b><br>Japan’s capital from 794 to 1868, Kyoto is bathed in history. The most iconic remnant of the city’s imperial past is the …

The Woman Who Gave Up Banking to Actually Enjoy Her Life

You'd think investment banking would be lucrative. These days, however, some people are realizing that freedom is more valuable than money.<p>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>It's come to that time of year when you might ask …

San Francisco

China joins hunt for extra-terrestrials with FAST - the world's biggest-ever telescope

The massive structure will allow scientists to gather signals from tens of billions of light years away when it is completed in 2016<p>China is in the final stages of building the world's largest-ever radio telescope, which will give Beijing a leading role in space research and the hunt for …

Tricks To Help Clear Your Mind

<i>What can I learn/know right now in 10 minutes that will be useful for the rest of my life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Jim Stone, Productivity and Creativity Consultant, on Quora.</b><p>Learn how to Clear Your Mind<p>I poll people regularly about how overwhelmed …

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Investing

The 5 Biggest Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Always Make

There are reasons why so many entrepreneurs fail. Here are five of the most surprisingly common.<p>Entrepreneurship is fun, exciting, frustrating, challenging, satisfying, and energizing. Sometimes it’s even financially rewarding. Many would-be entrepreneurs think they have achieved success the moment …

Upcycle Living Rolls Out Affordable Shipping Container Housing

1/7<p>Phoenix-based Upcycle Living is aiming to bring affordable shipping container housing to the masses with its modern cost-effective designs. Just …

Stripe: the invisible $5 billion start-up powering the internet economy

While none of those has yet hit the high street, the revolution is well under way, and one company believes it can become to online payments what Google and Facebook became to information and socialising in the internet age. But you've probably never heard of it.<p>Stripe, a San Francisco-based …

FinTech

British 12-year-old smarter than Einstein, Hawking

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 12-year-old girl who had an inkling she might be quite clever has taken a test and proved she was absolutely right.<p>Lydia Sebastian achieved the top score of 162 on Mensa's Cattell III B paper, suggesting she has a higher IQ than well-known geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.<p>The …

Stephen Hawking