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A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front , a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

How Aristotle is the perfect happiness guru

Happiness is not a state as far as Aristotle is concerned, it’s an activity, says Professor Edith Hall, and you just have to decide to become happier<p>You’ve got the Headspace app, know your downward dog from your black dog, and once read something by Freud, so what can a guy who lived 23 centuries …

Happiness

9 Morning Hacks For Your Best Day Ever

Want to have the best day ever? The best days start with the best mornings. Here are 9 morning hacks that can transform your average day into an extraordinary one! Jumpstart your day by employing these techniques in the first hour from when you wake: Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than usual. Do …

Hacking

Number26 Is A Bank Designed For The 21st Century

Why does it still take two days in Europe for a card transaction to show up in your bank statement? Meet Number26, the Simple of Europe — a fintech startup that promises to fix all the oddities of the European bank system. In other words, Number26 is a bank that doesn’t suck. The startup is …

Forget Iceland — these are the 10 places around the world everyone will be visiting in 2018, according to travelers

We're barely into 2018, but travelers are already chiming in on this year's newest travel hotspots.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its annual list of global travel destinations on the rise , and this year's list includes gems from Croatia to Kenya.<p>TripAdvisor based its rankings on year-to-year …

European Travel

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Dental Care

These futuristic street lights require no energy and create no light pollution

Sixty historic floodgates in the Netherlands have gotten a futuristic and eco-friendly facelift. They now light up when cars pass by with their headlights turned on, illuminating the street with no energy and creating no light pollution.<p>Gates of Light was designed by Studio Roosegaarde as a way to …

Batteries can't solve all our energy-storage problem. Here's the solution

Copenhagen, Denmark<p>Sometimes, there can be too much of a good thing.<p>Every so often, from California to Germany, there’s news of “negative electricity prices,” a peculiar side effect of global efforts to generate clean energy. Solar farms and wind turbines produce varying amounts of power based on …

Natural Gas

These solar panels can pull clean drinking water out of the air — and they've spread to 12 countries around the world

Around the world, approximately 2.1 billion people do not have immediate access to clean drinking water.<p>A startup called Zero Mass Water aims to make clean water easily accessible to more people around the world. In 2015, it launched its first product, Source — a solar panel array that harvests and …

Clean Energy

The Surprising Solution To The Global Water Crisis: Solar Power

It’s a universal, and undeniable fact that water is a basic need for human life. The average person needs to consume half a gallon (or 2 liters) of water daily to stay healthy. Yet many across the world don’t even have access to clean drinking water.<p>According to the World Health Organization (WHO) …

Physicists just found a loophole in graphene that could unlock clean, limitless energy

by Science Alert November 27, 2017 Earth & Energy 46161<p>Mike McRae<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat …

Physics

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Elon Musk

Could Tesla Power Its Electric Truck With Solar Panels?

Tesla just keeps making cool things. On the top of the list is its newest addition to the lineup, an all-electric semitruck. Oh, that might sound …

BoxLock is a new system of protecting your packages from theft at home

As Americans decide to do more of their shopping online each year, there has been a rise in package thefts. It can happen to just about anyone and there is not much you can do to prevent it. A new Kickstarter funded smart lock called BoxLock can offer 24/7 protection from parcel theft and is the …

Identity Theft

Ford made a trucker hat that might save drivers' lives

Truck driving is an exhausting job that requires constant attention to the road. Falling asleep during long stretches is an occasional -- and sometimes lethal -- concern. That's why Ford helped develop the SafeCap, a hat that senses head movements associated with sleepiness and wakes the driver up …

Making seawater into drinking water with the help of the sun

In Morocco, a big new solar-powered plant for turning seawater into drinking water is being built. Is the business case for renewable-energy-powered …

Scientists turned a genetically modified dragonfly into a drone

At a certain point it becomes really difficult to scale down machines. A tiny drone can only be so tiny.<p>Scientists at Draper have come up with a solution: make a drone out of a dragonfly.<p>Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) genetically modified a dragonfly to make the nerve …

Organisms

A New "Solar Paint" Lets You Transform Your Entire House Into a Source of Clean Energy

Powerful Paint<p>Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives. Some …

Why Ethereum is outpacing Bitcoin

While Bitcoin is currently trading at close to its all-time high, its dominance in terms of proportion of total cryptocurrency market cap is rapidly decreasing — ground largely given up to Ethereum.<p>This shift is probably being driven by a few factors. Despite its recent appreciation in value, as a …

Cryptocurrency

New "Instantly Rechargeable" Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Go With The Flow<p>Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, …

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Sony revamps its Digital Paper tablet with new screen and interface

Sony’s mammoth 13-inch Digital Paper tablet, essentially a huge Kindle you can write on, is still a pretty rare sight, but I’ve always had a soft spot for it. So I’m glad the company is doubling down on this unique device type and making some significant improvements with a new model.<p>The DPT-RP1 …

We Accidentally Invented Plastic That Conducts Electricity

The Birth of Conductive Plastics<p>Before the 2000s, conductive plastics were virtually unheard of. The recycle bin fodder was only utilized as an …

Engineering

American energy use, in one diagram

How much energy we use, what kind, and how much is wasted.<p>Spring brings new growth, new possibilities, and, best of all, a new spaghetti diagram from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) at the Department of Energy.<p>Every year, LLNL produces a new energy flow chart showing the sources of US …

Tesla unveils its new ‘sleek and low-profile’ exclusive solar panel made by Panasonic

The attention around Tesla’s solar products is mostly focused on its solar roof tiles, but those address only a new segment in the market – the new roof segment. Tesla is also trying to innovate for homeowners who don’t need a new roof, but who still want to generate their own solar energy.<p>This …

Make Your Own Rapid Sea Water Desalination Plant at Home

A simple, low cost set up presented in this article will give you a clear idea regarding how to desalinate sea water at a fast rate and in large …

This turbine can harvest green energy in water currents as slow as 2 mph

A Canadian company has designed a water turbine which can harvest energy in slow moving water.<p>"Waterotor" can work in currents as slow as 2 mph which means it could be used in almost any river, canal, or ocean current.<p>The company believe that "Waterotor" could be the solution for many of the …

Green Energy

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Plunging solar equipment prices fuel trade complaints

BEIJING (AP) — Use of solar power is soaring, but Europe's biggest solar panel manufacturer, SolarWorld, took the surprise step last month of cutting …

Solar Panels

This Brilliant Teen Figured Out How to Make Clean Energy Using a Device That Costs $5

Amazing!<p>Maanasa Mendu thinks she’s cracked the code on how to make wind and solar energy affordable.<p>On Tuesday, Mendu - a 13-year-old from Ohio - won …