Mark Polhamus

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Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates<p>Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of …

Mental Health

Pilot Wave Theory Video Will Make You Totally Rethink Quantum Mechanics

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman has been quoted as saying that it’s safe to say “that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” But even …

Quantum Mechanics

Essential Skills for Landscape Photography

When you first get started in photography, at the bare minimum, you need three pieces of equipment: a camera, a normal zoom lens (24-70mm), and a …

Remains of climbing legend Alex Lowe found on Tibetan mountain

The American known as ‘Lungs With Legs’ was climbing the 8,013m Shishapangma in 1999 when he was hit by an avalanche<p>The bodies of a renowned mountaineer and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found.<p>The widow of Alex Lowe said in a statement that two …

Mountaineering

How Paris is stepping up its drive against the car

<b>Paris is notorious for snarled-up traffic and cranky drivers - but cars are gradually being edged out as the city steps up a life-or-death battle to cut pollution.</b><p>A stroll along the French capital's grandest boulevard, the Champs-Elysees, has just become possible without choking on exhaust fumes - …

Pollution

This Solar Hub Provides Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet In One

A remote village in Ghana is now being served life-changing infrastructure in a box.<p>While American cities try to figure out how to deal with lead pipes and an aging power grid, a remote village in Ghana has skipped traditional infrastructure completely. The Watly–a sleek, spaceship-like hub that …

3 missteps to avoid at all costs when building a minimum viable product

So… your brilliant idea for a web or mobile application is going to completely change the way consumers or businesses [fill in the blank]. Great! But the days of investors cutting checks for ideas with zero validation are a fading memory.<p>Today, investors more often commit money to scale companies …

Product Management

Solar farm developers target New York with lease offers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Less than a year after New York banned fracking, dashing the hopes of farmers who had hoped to reap royalties from natural gas leases, the commercial solar industry is courting landowners for energy production.<p>Buoyed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's renewable energy plan and …

North Carolina

Brazil Is Building A Giant Floating Solar Farm

'Sun and surf' takes on a whole new meaning<p>Generally when you think of solar power, the sun beating down on a dry, dusty desert might come to mind. But in Brazil, a new project will see solar panels installed on a much wetter surface: the surface of a reservoir.<p>As the renewable energy industry …

The Audacious Plan For One Startup To Get Solar Power To 1 Million Tanzanian Homes

How do you get a country to skip directly to renewables?<p>How do you get electricity to the millions of people who still don’t have it? One answer is to build an electricity grid. Another is to do what Tanzania is now doing: Give people a small solar panel and battery kit, so they have their own …

What Do Apple, Citi and Shell Have in Common?

Everywhere you look, renewable energy is in the news this year. Corporate leaders like Apple, Google and GM are making significant new investments – blink and you may miss the latest deal. While I included falling clean energy prices as one of 2014’s biggest stories, it’s becoming clear this is a …

Renewable Energy

These Little Balls Are A Cheaper, Safer Way To Suck Carbon From Power Plants

Baking soda is useful in our kitchens–and now it could be useful for saving the planet.<p>The world built more coal power plants in the past decade than any decade ever before, and existing coal plants may spew out 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide before they’re retired. One way to capture those …

The New Power Plants That Could Actually Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere — NOVA Next

What’s better than a zero-carbon source of electricity like solar or wind? One that removes carbon from the atmosphere—a negative-carbon source.<p>It’s …

India Plans 4.2-Gigawatt Wind and Solar Energy Park

India’s SJVN Ltd. will hire a consultant for setting up a 4.2 gigawatt clean energy park in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra …

Renewable Energy

Portland’s New Pipes Harvest Power From Drinking Water

Turn on the tap and you’re getting water and energy for the price of one.<p>If you live in Portland, your lights may now be partly powered by your drinking water. An ingenious new system captures energy as water flows through the city’s pipes, creating hydropower without the negative environmental …

The West Australian

Eagles blowVideoWest Coast’s Liam Ryan faces ‘extended period’ outAdam Simpson said scans on the forward’s ankle injury were not good and that …

Australia

What You Should Know: The 7 Notable Solar Power Plants Of 2014

The rooftop solar market has gotten a lot of attention this year because of its projected growth in the residential segment and the intensifying competition among installers. But what’s also noteworthy is a spade of big solar power plants that have risen from the ground out here in the Big Open …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Mobile App Development Lifecycle and Stages

Mobile Application Development Lifecycle<p>This article discusses the Mobile Application Development lifecycle.<p><b>Idea and Discovery Phase</b><p>Before a mobile …

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds new evidence of water on Mars - Firstpost

<b>Washington:</b> Nasa's Curiosity rover has found new evidence of water on Mars, indicating that the planet most like Earth in the solar system was …

Mars Rover

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

Renewables are now Scotland's biggest energy source

If we're to protect our planet for future generations, it's paramount that governments invest in renewable sources of energy. Scotland appears to have turned that corner, after government figures revealed it's now generating more power from "clean" technologies than nuclear, coal and gas. The …