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Online Education Pioneer Boots Up a Jobs Program for the Tech Industry - MIT Technology Review

Sebastian Thrun smiles a little awkwardly as he explains why he no longer believes in the educational revolution he sold to the world just a few …

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

TED Talks

Africa Finds Power Off the Grid - MIT Technology Review

For most residents of rural sub-Saharan Africa, sunset means a world of darkness.<p>But recently those in areas without electricity are taking advantage …

SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to get humans to Mars in six years

SpaceX founder tells meeting of astronautical experts that his only purpose is to ‘make life interplanetary’, revealing plans for reusable ship to Mars<p>SpaceX founder Elon Musk has outlined his highly ambitious vision for manned missions to Mars, which he said could begin as soon as 2022 – three …

Space Travel

37 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Startups

15 Beautiful Examples of Ultra-Minimal in Web Design

Over the years web designers have seen many trends come and go. While very few design trends will ever be thought of as evergreen, those that do move …

Replace Your Gas Generator With a Clean, Battery-Powered One

Get portable power without messy gas or fumes.<p>Portable power has been the domain of gas generators for decades, but battery-powered generators are starting to pop up, offering a cleaner option for DIYers, campers, tailgaters, and around the home use.<p>What keeps these battery-powered generators from …

Prefab house in Princeton by Marina Rubina was built in one day

This prefabricated family home in Princeton, New Jersey, by local architect Marina Rubina was conceived as an "experiment" in providing a …

Architecture

Is De-Extinction a Good Idea? Scientists Offer Guidelines to Avoid “Eco-Zombies”

Changing Planet<p><b>University of California-Santa Barbara colleagues lay out a set of guidelines for how de-extinction can be made more ecologically responsible</b><p>It’s only a matter of time before the woolly mammoth can be brought back from the dead, according to their news statement released this …

Designing A Better Pokémon Go

Like many of us, Wendy Borg has a few issues with <i>Pokémon Go’s</i> user interface and menu design. Unlike us, she went ahead and did something about it.<p>A …

Pokémon

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Solar Impulse's record flight and more!

This week the Solar Impulse made history by becoming the first sun-powered airplane to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, a team of Swiss students built an all-electric race car that smashed an acceleration record by going from 0-60 mph in 1.5 seconds flat. Sweden rolled out one of the world's …

A Plan to Make Cleaning Oceans Profitable

45 Startup Website Templates, Designs and Tools

It seems like we see more and more startups launched each day. Young adults prefer to emerge in the world of entrepreneurship, rather than choosing …

A biologist has a radical plan to save the Earth

<i>The following is an excerpt from "Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight For Life," by Edward O. Wilson.</i><p>The global conservation movement has temporarily …

Gene Drives That Tinker with Evolution Are an Unknown Risk, Researchers Say - MIT Technology Review

With great power—in this case, a technology that can alter the rules of evolution—comes great responsibility. And since there are “considerable gaps …

Has Cardboard Architecture’s Moment Finally Arrived?

This home doesn’t need a foundation. It’s vastly lighter than a normal house. It costs just $28,000. Oh, and it’s made out of paper.<p>Houses built out of cardboard don’t exactly scream luxury. The concept seems suited to playhouses at best, and homeless shelter at worst. But inspired by a crate of …

Lighthouses

Absolver looks like guilt-free martial arts goodness from ex-Ubisoft members

Watch the online game unmasked in first trailer<p>Devolver Digital has unveiled <i>Absolver</i>, the publisher's latest stylish action project that's heading to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One next year. The game is set to bring martial arts flow to the online multiplayer space, as seen in the trailer …

A layman's guide to why people are flipping out over DC Comics' Rebirth #1 | Polygon

here are your watercooler discussion points for <i>DC Universe: Rebirth</i> #1<p>and the entity that stole a decade from the DC Universe is ...<p>DC's attempts to make nice with Moore can be considered mercantile at best and insulting at worst

Desk-Size Turbine Could Power a Town - MIT Technology Review

GE Global Research is testing a desk-size turbine that could power a small town of about 10,000 homes. The unit is driven by “supercritical carbon …

What 7 of the World's Smartest People Think About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) will end us, save us or—less jazzy-sounding but the more probable intersection of both—eventually obsolete us. From …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch the Hyperloop's first public test, but don't blink or you'll miss it

You blinked, didn't you?<p>It only lasted about two seconds, but wow, what a sort of thrilling two seconds it was! Hyperloop One, the LA-based startup striving to realize Elon Musk's pipe dream, conducted its first public open-air test in the Nevada desert Wednesday.<p>A crowd of wealthy investors, …

Women Swept The 2015 Nebula Awards

Earlier tonight, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America handed out the Nebula Award in Chicago, and this year women have swept one of …

10 Products and Services Startups Need to Succeed

From marketing to sales to project management, there's a product or service for virtually any need.<p>There's never been a better time to launch a startup. With so many innovative tools in the marketplace, it's possible for even the smallest startup to gain access to big time resources. From marketing …

Project Management

After analyzing 200 founders’ postmortems, researchers say these are the reasons startups fail

It’s a common adage in Silicon Valley that 90% of startups ultimately fail. To understand why that’s the case, a pair of researchers meticulously pored over 193 blog posts—startup postmortems, if you will—written by founders examining what went wrong.<p>It was a heartwrenching experience for Kerry …

Startups

Articles about students pass their class building house new zealand on Dwell.com - Dwell

A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.<p>In a new weekly feature, we're looking to our online community to highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>This charming two-story beach house is simple, functional, and can be towed to any beach …

Elon Musk puts his case for a multi-planet civilisation – Ross Andersen

‘Fuck Earth!’ Elon Musk said to me, laughing. ‘Who cares about Earth?’ We were sitting in his cubicle, in the front corner of a large open-plan …

Elon Musk

When Smartphones Become Too Addictive, Stylish Dumb Phones Offer a Respite - MIT Technology Review

James Freeman is typically glued to his iPhone. But one day a week he pops the SIM card out of the device and slides it into a similarly stylish but …

The World’s Most Expensive Medicine Is a Bust - MIT Technology Review

The most expensive drug in history is a money loser that’s not reaching patients. In fact, it’s only been paid for and used commercially once since …

The Unbelievable Reality of the Impossible Hyperloop - MIT Technology Review

The tube is out back, 11 feet in diameter, 60 feet long, the unfinished end spiraling into wide ribbons of steel—like a gigantic Pillsbury dough …