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Floating Ocean Greenhouses Bring Fresh Food Closer To Megacities

While living in Tokyo, Philipp Hutfless, an industrial designer from Germany, saw how much food the Japanese import from abroad. The industrialized nation just doesn’t have a lot of room for agriculture, neither in rural areas nor in cities.<p>His response was to develop Vereos, an idea for coastal …

Scientists say weakness in 'superbug' bacteria could herald new treatments

A weakness in the defences of "superbug" bacteria has been uncovered by British scientists, raising the prospect of new treatments to tackle infections that are resistant to antibiotics.<p>The researchers have identified a weakness affecting the membrane barrier that surrounds some of the most …

Projecting a Great Customer Experience a Half Year Ahead

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The hunt for new customers often starts with an attempt to make the phone ring or generate a click on a website.<p>Yet the best way to generate calls is to focus on making an existing customer thrilled.<p>What if your first thought in …

Customer Experience

New State Of Light Revealed With Photon-Trapping Method

A theoretical physicist has explained a way to capture particles of light called photons, even at room temperature, a feat thought only possible at bone-chillingly cold temperatures.<p>Alex Kruchkov, a doctoral student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), has built the first …

3 Sales Lessons I Learned From Bartering a Crappy Pen

Want to be a better salesperson? Try the bartering challenge.<p>When I began teaching sales, I never expected to one day give a student an "A" for bartering her way from a 25-cent pen to a 30-pound head of the Buddha. Or to a copy of a Nobel Prize-winning article autographed by its author that sold a …

University of Chicago

How to Ask Your Network for a Favor

There's a reason people say "it's all about who you know" when it comes to your career: Networking really has its perks. Whether they're giving you a …

Scientists give stem cells a performance boost ... by putting them on steroids

Stem cells are highly promising for the treatment of everything from HIV to leukemia to baldness. In many cases, however, a great number of them must …

A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I rely on the same, simple, inexpensive tool to help me pitch all of my ideas. I call it the one-page sell sheet. When crafted correctly, sell sheets stop people in their tracks.<p>Early in my career, I would make a sales call, set …

Non Disclosure Agreement

Researchers develop ErSb nanostructures with applications in infrared and terahertz ranges

In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC …

DNA Nanobots Enter Living Organism For First Time - Human Trials Within 5 Years?

In the coming decades, a radical upgrading of our body’s physical and mental systems, already underway, <b>will use nanobots to augment and ultimately</b> …

Why Hiring Summer Interns Is Like March Madness

Here are five ways that candidates from less prestigious colleges almost always trump their peers from "elite" schools.<p>In my company's annual summer internship hiring madness, candidates from "mid-majors" such as The University of South Carolina, SUNY Oneonta, Trinity University, and the University …

College & University

Students to gather to build start-ups in 54 hours - Start-ups | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service

One of the first questions budding entrepreneurs must ask themselves is if they are willing to risk their savings for their business idea. This …

Forget brain workouts—chanting mantras takes half the time and is more effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to delete the 23 brain-improvement apps that I have downloaded on my various i-devices. On my iPhone, I have Lumosity, Fit Brains, N back 2, and …

Meditation

Startups Rise Amid Political Unrest, Economic Chaos In Bangladesh

500 Startups, a Mountain View, California-based seed fund and accelerator, is making its first investment in Bangladesh, underscoring a growing investor interest in one of the most challenging startup ecosystems in South Asia.<p>The seed fund is investing an undisclosed amount in ChalDal, an online …

4 Of The Hottest Online Learning Tools For Entrepreneurs

Thinking about starting or improving your own business? With so much learning at your fingertips, it would be silly not to take advantage of these four trending online resources.<p>The online learning space is at full boil. Whether you want to spruce up your knitting skills or learn how to take …

Entrepreneurship

What Germans Know Could Help Bridge U.S. Workers' Skill Gap

Job training programs are failing to turn out enough skilled workers to fill job openings in the U.S., a phenomenon that puzzles some European companies that expand into the U.S.<p>President Obama freely admits that America needs to improve the way it trains workers. In a speech at a General Electric …

Memories Can Go Astray When We Step Outside Our Bodies

Our bodies may help us remember our lives, fixing experiences in place. By using virtual reality, scientists can make people feel like they're outside their own bodies. And when they do, the brain struggles to remember what happened.<p>The phenomenon is a bit like the disembodied sensation that some …

Practice Not As Important As Believed For Success

But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.<p>You may have heard of the "10,000 hour rule," popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book <i>Outliers</i>, which suggests that many people who have reached the top of their fields got there, in large part, due to practicing for 10,000 hours. …

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ridiculously high percentage of small businesses that will fail in the first couple years. The business owners who survived the odds will tell you that they didn’t achieve success on …

Small Business

How Elon Musk Identified Which Big World Problems to Solve | Inc.com

Tesla

How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The United States last year flipped the patent process, with a move to a “first-to-file” (FTF) system that, with a few exceptions, gives priority to the first applicant to file for protection on an idea. Previously, patent …

Patents

SXSW Keynote Speaker Offers Up Advice For Becoming 'Findable'

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his new book, Show Your Work! (Workman Publishing Company, 2014) Austin Kleon, an</i> <i>author, artist and frequent speaker on creativity at companies like Pixar, Google and TEDx, discusses how creators and entrepreneurs can be</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Quality of Life Around the World: The Best and Worst Cities (Infographic)

2 min read<p>If you are going to get employees to pack up and move to locations around the globe with less desirable living conditions than we have here in the U.S., prepare to pay up. Determining exactly how much to pay can be confusing, primarily because of the wide range of factors to …

Central African Republic

UK publishing giant TSL snaps up ed-tech startup Wikispaces (exclusive)

Digital publishing giant TSL Education has acquired scrappy upstart Wikispaces to maintain its hold over educators.<p>TSL bills itself as the “largest network for teachers in the world.” The UK-based firm claims to provide 60 million educators and students around the world with online teaching …

Google, Apple, And Facebook’s Biggest Acquisitions Over The Last 15 Years

On the heels of Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, an interactive visualization compares the acquisition strategies of Google, Facebook, AOL, Yahoo, and Apple.<p>Last week, Facebook shocked us all by acquiring WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion–a figure exceeding more than one year of NASA …

Social Media

These Are The 30 Most Creative People In Advertising Under 30

It's often hard to get attention as a young person in the advertising industry, but the field is nonetheless brimming with bright, young talent and exciting new ideas.<p>That's why Business Insider makes an annual call for nominations for the 30 most creative people in advertising under the age of 30. …

10 Interesting Investments to Make in Your 20s

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your 20s is a time to set yourself up for debt-free 30s. The money you save now will pave the way for real estate and college funds. In the throes of student debt and low pay, here are 10 ways for a 20-something to start …

Personal Finance

Here Are The Countries That Spend The Most On Food

This chart plots the share of household income in a given country spent on food against the level of household income in that country.<p>Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro, warns that rising food prices may serve as an additional economic headwind to some of the emerging markets …

Want to Drop Out of School and Start a Business? Don't Make These Stupid Mistakes.

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Look at the headlines of big business sales like WhatsApp’s $19 Billion sale to Facebook last week and you know that 2014 is a time of unprecedented opportunity. You have access to nearly everything around the globe thanks to …

Entrepreneurship