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NASA now has a humanoid robot working aboard the International Space Station

While we have not quite figured out interstellar travel yet, nor built any fully armed and operational off-Earth battle stations, we have gotten closer to the sci-fi trope of robots that can help out humans in space. NASA now has an award-winning robot on board the International Space Station.<p>The …

Space Exploration

50 Shades of Twitter Tips for PR

Let’s face it: using Twitter for PR isn’t just sexy, it’s smart, it’s revealing, and it’s exposure (hopefully, though, not indecent exposure). It’s …

Social Media

5 Ways to Make Your Workspace More Productive

<i>This article originally appeared on Live in the Grey.</i><p>It feels great to <i>just be in</i> New York’s Grand Central Station. The high, vaulted ceilings, …

See the Most Beautiful Space Photos of 2014

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array's first picture of the sun taken in high-energy X-rays released on Dec. 22,<p>... VIEW …

8 Spotify Tricks That Will Change the Way You Listen to Music

John Shearer—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Ethan Miller—Getty Images<p>Ethan Miller—Getty Images<p>Gary Gershoff—WireImage/Getty …

6 Ways to Think Smarter in 2015

Don't let your brain run on autopilot. Use the new year to cultivate original ways of thinking.<p>When it comes to using our brains, most people are on autopilot. Rather than be creative, engaging, and empathetic, most people tend to be lazy thinkers, hobbled by their egos, biases, and emotions.<p>This …

Self-improvement

Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic

When working with images, certain file formats may be better than others, depending on what your goals are. This infographic showcases the best uses …

10 Rules for Workplace Contests

These research-based rules for gamification will get your employees more engaged in solving problems and getting better results.<p>According to numerous experts, game-like competition at work (aka "gamification") helps employees solve new problems, increases their individual contributions and creates …

Employee Engagement

Pioneer AppRadio 3 SPH-DA210 review: AppRadio 3 is the best choice for app fanatics - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Pioneer AppRadio 3</b> gives in-dash access to dozens of Android and iOS apps via its 7-inch capacitive touch screen. Bluetooth hands-free calling helps with safer driving and Bluetooth audio streaming adds compatibiltiy for phones that can't mirror apps. New DVD/CD player supports physical …

Gear & Gadgets

Steve Jobs' Doctor Wants to Teach You the Formula for Long Life

David Agus helped Steve Jobs live longer. Now he want to help us all. Bryce Duffy<p>It's 6:30 on a Monday morning and already David Agus is doing an …

Why Does Hollywood Celebrate Fraudsters Who Rip Us Off?

<i>Editor's Note: This is the latest from Lynn Parramore's ongoing series, "The Age of Fraud," part of AlterNet's New Economic Dialogue Project.</i><p>Margot …

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel

Why did it take so long to invent the wheelbarrow? Have we hit peak innovation? What our list reveals about imagination, optimism, and the nature of progress.<p><b>Jump straight to the list</b><p>Some questions you ask because you want the right answer. Others are valuable because no answer is right; the payoff …

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A predator drone pilot on choosing life, death, or pink tutus

The BBC's Radio 4 has been granted rare insight into the life of a US Air Force predator drone pilot. Retired Lt. Colonel Bruce Black recounted his experiences on the channel's <i>Broadcasting House</i> program, showing the human hand at the controls of politically sensitive weapons responsible for the …

The Secret to Building Large Websites: Website Architecture

We need to create a common persona for each group. The user interface design depends greatly on the results of this stage. To get started with this, …

5 Easily-Copied Traits of an Excellent Leader

Harold MacDowell, CEO of TDIndustries, sets a standard for company culture that you should imitate. Here's how.<p>I recently met and had breakfast with Harold MacDowell, the CEO of TDIndustries, a mechanical construction and facilities service company in Dallas. I reached out to him because I had been …

Team Building

Inside Google's Secret Lab

Last February, Astro Teller, the director of Google’s secretive research lab, Google X, went to seek approval from Chief Executive Officer Larry Page …

Michael Beschloss on Twitter: "This is the future Times Square NYC, 1878, altho it almost looks like an intersection in a frontier town: http://t.co/EAjIAxwfy3"

Replying to @<b>BeschlossDC</b><p>MT @<b>BeschlossDC</b>: This is the future Times Square NYC, 1878, altho it looks like an intersection in a frontier …

Slaves to Our Stuff: A Creative Vision to Break Away From Consumer Culture's Destructive Grip

<i>This article was published in partnership with</i> <i>GlobalPossibilities.org</i><i>.</i><p>Need a creative way to fight fears of our planetary demise? A new book by Billy …

Amphibians

Washington's Backward Retirement Policy: So Wrong, and Yet So Easy to Fix

We have more than enough money to protect Social Security. It's just going to the wrong people: private savers.<p>Reuters<p>In his 1998 State of the Union Address, facing the prospect of budget surpluses for the first time in decades, President Bill Clinton had a simple plan: "Save Social Security …

Here's the Nerd Prom 'House of Cards' Spoof Everyone is Talking About

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>One of the highlights of this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner was the <i>House of Cards</i> spoof …

Amazon is going to do to enterprise cloud companies exactly what it did to book stores

“I find it really hard to believe that we cannot collectively beat a company that sells books,” said Carl Eschenbach, the chief operating officer of VMWare, at the company’s recent annual confab with its partners and resellers. VMWare competes with Amazon to provide businesses with computing and IT …

Cloud Computing

Mercedes SLS Electric Drive. Can Volts Ever Match Pistons? - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.<p><b>Like it? Share it!</b>