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Unbreakable: A Robot That Can't Be Stopped

New research shows that artificial intelligence can use trial and error to finish a job even when a robot's body is damaged.<p>It almost looks like a wounded animal.<p>There’s that little hop in its gait, the way it looks tentative as it springs forward from its haunches, the not-exactly-straight …

The Interview: Bill Gates on philanthropy and optimism

The billionaire on how he and Canada work together, the setbacks Ebola represents—and why he has a positive outlook<p>Bill Gates is still best known as …

Bill Gates

Feeding 11 Billion People

Denmark hopes to boost its economy by eliminating cash

The Danish government said today that it wants to allow gas stations, clothing stores, and restaurants the option to stop taking cash payments, a move that could accelerate a huge shift toward credit, debit, and alternative payment systems.<p>The measure is part of a larger set of 50 proposals (in …

Why we should electrify the oceans

In Indonesia, ecologists have created ‘biological rocks’ on the ocean floor using an ingeniously simple technology. Katie Silver investigates.<p>Just metres off the beach, beneath the clear water, is a giant motorbike, sitting atop a big steel structure in the shape of a speedbump. It is covered in …

Coral Reefs

Employers Are Seeking Out Autistic Workers

While the nation has finally stumbled its way back to the lowest level of unemployment since May 2008, one group remains on the sidelines of this …

Autism

Here's What Happened When A Neighborhood Decided To Ban Cars For A Month

Called the Ecomobility Festival, it was created as a way to help the city move much more quickly to a low-carbon future by helping citizens get a …

The Social Store: A Hybrid

Peterson and his team see an untapped opportunity with the ascendancy of foodie culture. "Stores will combine the sociality and the indulgences of food with the pleasures of shopping," says WD Partners' report.

Foodies

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

Climate change threatens electric power supply in California, report warns

By 2050 extended years of drought could lead to an electricity shortage as well as a water shortage, according to new study released Monday<p>Californians may have to start rationing more than water, including how much they turn on their lights and how often they use their hairdryers.<p>By 2050, extended …

Research

Beyond California: The Worst Droughts In American History

A senior hydrologist for California says the state’s ongoing drought will become more severe—at least in the San Joaquin River Valley—than any similar-length drought of the past century.<p>“With the forecast just made, this year is going to be the worst four-year sequence on the San Joaquin River …

Google Says Its Self-Driving Cars Drive Better Than You

Google has been testing self-driving cars for years. Six years in fact, with a fleet of 20+ self-driving cars, which have self-driven almost a million miles over that period — and are now averaging around 10,000 self-driven miles per week.<p>So how many accidents have Google’s autonomous rides got …

Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

As with tropical trees around the world, the koa forests of Hawaii have been decimated — cut down to make way for sugar plantations and cattle ranches. One company is using an innovative business model to bring back koa forests. The secret is a digital tag that helps track individual trees.<p>At …

How Pinterest plans to spend its new millions and why it only hires nice employees, according to its cofounder

That brought the startup's total funding to $1.3 billion with an $11 billion valuation — In other words, boatloads of money for the five-year-old company.<p>Business Insider talked to Pinterest cofounder Evan Sharp not long before the company closed its latest funding.<p>During our interview, he talked …

Elon Musk said Powerwall battery demand is ‘off the hook’ — here’s what that means

The quarterly earnings calls held by Tesla Motors are always a chance to hear CEO Elon Musk describe the Silicon Valley carmaker’s operations and outlooks.<p>But last week’s call was a first: The bulk of the questions by financial analysts weren’t about the company’s electric cars.<p>Most of the …

Tesla

GE's first 3D-printed parts take flight

General Electric’s Leap jet engine is not only one of the company’s bestsellers, it’s going to incorporate a fuel nozzle produced entirely though …

Shortcuts to Expressing Your Purpose Every Day

What if there was something you could do that was absolutely free that was proven to:<p>Give you a longer life<br>• Protect you against heart attack or …

We've just reached the logical extreme of the 'Uber for X' economy

Mike Chen is talking quickly even though he's tired. Unimaginably tired. It's unclear whether he has been able to sleep at all in the last 72 hours. …

Tech Industry

Here’s what Google’s first ever Shop looks like inside

Google officially unveiled its first ever Google Shop earlier today, a so-called “store-in-store” shopping experience contained inside a branch of Currys PC World in the heart of London. The goal? To give the Internet giant a bigger presence in the physical world, of course.<p>Over time, Google says …

Don't Go West, Young Entrepreneur

Why up-and-coming innovators should think twice before following the siren call from Silicon Valley.<p>If Silicon Valley were to define itself in a word, it may well be “disruption.” And for a select few, the definition would fit like a glove, which would likely be fitted with biometric sensors that …

Anu Sridharan, Founder, NextDrop

<i>“I’ve made so many mistakes, been in so many ‘ wow, this is nuts’ situations.”</i><p><b>Vision:</b> A society that nurtures tolerance and understanding among all …

Emma Watson, Actress, gender activist

<b>“Gender equality is not only a woman’s issue, it’s a human rights issue.”</b><p><b>Vision:</b> A world of gender equality. <b>Action:</b> Some campaigns portray the …

Matt Damon: Lead Actor For Water

More people have access to cellphones than to clean water. This is a shocking fact in a world that has the technology and financial means to resolve …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …