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How Patrice Washington rebuilt her life after $2 million of debt

It’s a new year, and a new chance to get your finances in order. Here, 34-year-old Patrice Washington, an Atlanta-based personal-finance expert and …

The Happiness of Pursuit: 7 Steps To Accomplish Anything & Enjoy It Along The Way | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>‘A body in motion stays in motion’ – Newton’s law</b><p>If anyone has ever read a post written by me before, listened to an interview or simply had a chat …

Small Talk Makes Morning Commute Less Miserable - Meet New People

Headphones on, phone in hand, eyes looking at anything but another person—that probably sums up your morning commute if you’re one of millions of …

Robots can now officially imitate humans

A computer that has convinced humans it is a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy has potentially passed a benchmark for artificial intelligence for the first time.<p>The programme, named “Eugene Goostman” and created by Russian developers, managed to convince 33% of the judges that it was human at an event at …

15 Tactics That Will Double Your Productivity In No Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to learn how to double your productivity right away? This is going to be the right place, so stay with me and learn these 15 tactics that will …

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …

Super-material could create robot muscles with 1000x human strength - ExtremeTech

By on December 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When you flex a muscle in your …

Startup invents heartbeat-sensing wristband to store passwords, bitcoin

It was in the last few decades that researchers realized that the human heartbeat, no matter how fast or slow it's going, generates signals that are every bit as unique to an individual as a fingerprint or retina.<p>Now, a Toronto startup named Bionym is turning that insight into a novel kind of …

Why And How You Should Practice Mental Fitness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The importance of physical fitness is all over the media, and there is a good reason for that fuss. When you keep your body healthy, you will prevent …

10 Proven Ways to Make Change Easier

Why is All Change Such a Pain?<p>Why is change <i>so difficult</i> and how can you make smarter better faster change in your life?<p>I write about this today …

Making time for workouts can actually help you have it all

If it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, it’s time to squeeze in a workout.<p>Exercising regularly can make you less anxious about work, and make it easier for you to enjoy your life outside of the office. A soon-to-be-published study in <i>Human Resource Management</i> looks at how physical …

$16.1 Billion Big Data Market: 2014 Predictions From IDC And IIA

Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2014 in separate webcasts earlier this week. Here is my summary of their predictions plus a few nuggets from other sources.<p>IDC predicts that the market for big data will reach $16.1 …

The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

Success Story: Sold On A New Lifestyle

I Tried Ryan Reynolds’ Insane ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout—and Now I Know Why He’s Shredded<p>F.D.A. Approves First-of-its-Kind Drug to Prevent Migraines<p>Josh …

The Idiot’s Guide to Getting Strong Routine

How Chris Hemsworth Got His Core Thor Strong for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’<p>Move of the Month: The Plank Drag<p>The Best Workout for Surfers<p>Could a Joint …

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Harvard<p>Imagine a computer so small it could slip through the human bloodstream. At just a millimeter in width, a new …