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Research in 30 seconds. Professor Peter Hawkins: Tomorrow's Leadership Challenges

How to Run an Empathy & User Journey Mapping Workshop

Introduction<p>This article will teach you two popular design workshop techniques: empathy mapping and user journey mapping. <b>Empathy mapping</b> is a way to …

UX Design

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease

Kokoon’s EEG Bluetooth headphones track brain voltage to give you a better night’s sleep

We’ve all been there, having just managed to fall asleep with our headphones on and we roll over only to feel hard plastic jabbing into your head. Turns out Dr. Dre didn’t think about sleeping when designing those cans. But what if there was an option that wrapped comfortably around your ears for …

Sony updates its best compact camera with slow-motion and high-speed shooting

The long-zoom RX10 and high-resolution A7R are also getting new sensors and capabilities<p>Sony's RX100 series is the best compact camera you can buy, and today, it's getting even better. The new RX100 IV has the same 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and 24-70mm equivalent zoom lens as last year's …

Cameras

Clydesdale Bank fined £21m after doctoring PPI evidence

Scottish bank failed to give appropriate compensation to as many as 93,100 customers and provided regulators with false information<p>Clydesdale Bank has been fined £20.7m and told to review historic PPI complaints after the lender was found to have deleted and falsified information, meaning tens of …

Leadership and the Art of Orchestra Conducting

Read however many books you like about the principles of leadership, but in watching an orchestra rehearse a new piece for two hours, you can learn everything there is to know about leadership.<p>That’s the philosophy behind an executive education course case study offered by such prestigious schools …

Piano

10 Things We Learned From Diane von Furstenberg’s New Memoir

She’s a public icon, but there’s still a lot we didn’t know about <b>Diane von Furstenberg</b> until we read her new memoir, <i>The Woman I Wanted to Be</i> (Simon & Schuster). Here are the ten most interesting tidbits.<p><b>Her mother is a concentration camp survivor.</b><br>In 1944, at age twenty, Diane’s mother was arrested …

Punchdrunk’s Felix Barrett Brings Theater To Life, Literally

The artistic director behind Sleep No More is looking to further blur the lines between art and life with the launch of Punchdrunk Travel.<p>Among the countless gifts of the smartphone age, one of the most precious (and mainly illusory) is control–GPS-assisted, carefully curated, algorithmically …

3 Days with Drucker, Christensen, & Goldratt, & Your Leadership Team – another Brilliant Idea from Jeff Bezos

So, how do you stop and think in this too-much-information-to-assimilate-all-at-once world?<p>You spend a day – a full day – focused on one book.<p>And, …

Tennis

Sony launches 8 million flower petals from a volcano to promote its 4K TVs

In a flashy effort to illustrate just how much detail is packed into its 4K TVs, Sony has released a new commercial that features 8 million petals erupting from a volcano in Costa Rica. The waves of red, pink, yellow, and purple engulf a nearby village, and the cinematography here immediately …

Minority Report becomes a reality as police develop ‘future crime’ maps to predict where crime will occur

The country’s largest police force is developing tactics to predict future crimes in order to catch thieves before they’ve had the chance to commit …

Behind the Shot: Climbing New Routes Along the Green River, Utah

<i>See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery.</i><p>Adventure photographer Celin Serbo spends the year photographing top tier athletes, often taking on the same challenges the athletes face to get the shot. In the summer of 2013, Serbo headed to Utah’s Green River with climbers Alex …

Galaxy Note 3 review: Samsung's digital notepad

The Galaxy Note 3 is Samsung's latest attempt to make notepads digital - and it's even better than its excellent predecessor, says Matt Warman<p>Samsung may be famous for making the only mobile phones that have successfully challenged the smartphone dominance of Apple, but it’s in new categories of …

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