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Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Nawa Technologies' core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery …

Clean Energy

Three Signs It's Time To Fire Someone (Even If You Like The Person)

One painful aspect of leading is firing people you like. It’s hard for many reasons. The employee may love working with you and for your company. It might be someone you are friends with outside of work. And they might just be a good person who is doing their best. Firing anyone isn’t easy but …

Leadership

The first principles of programming

It’s often said that there are two ways the human mind views growth: either the fixed mentality or the growth mentality. In the fixed mentality, human growth is a function of destiny: no matter how hard you try, you can never grow beyond what innate factors have prescribed for you. The growth …

What Exactly Is Agile? A Definition of Agile Project Management

In 2001, at Utah’s Snowbird ski resort, 17 software developers got together and produced the groundbreaking Agile Manifesto.It was meant to …

Why We Want Who We Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

Psychology

3 Simple Time-Management Tricks to Boost Your Employees' Productivity

To keep your team on track and working productively, follow this 3-step process for identifying and solving their time management issues.<p>As a leader, it's your responsibility to help everyone on your team do more of their best work. This means coaching them to prioritize their work, giving them the …

Time Management

10 Business And Personal Tasks You Should List On Your Calendar

I can’t live without my calendar. It’s the primary tool that I rely on to remain organized and productive. In fact, I check my calendar every evening and morning to know what exactly is going on in my life.<p>Of course, there has to be a method to the madness. If you list every miniscule task onto …

Productivity

Using Street View and Geocoding in your Android app

Today, Google Maps is easily one of the world’s most popular mapping services, allowing millions of users to plan their journeys, discover new places to visit, and get a taste of what it’s <i>really</i> like to walk around places they may have never even visited.<p>We’ve already looked at how you can use the …

Maps

6 Smart Things Super Productive People Do to Get More Things Done Every Day

These science-backed techniques will drastically improve your ability to get more done.<p>Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? I'm with you. In the struggle to be more productive amid so many distractions, we need tools and techniques that work to our advantage …

Time Management

79 Percent of Employees Quit Because They're not Appreciated. Try These 4 Things Before You Say Good-Bye

How employees can have more impact than they think.<p>Feathers were ruffled. People from all around the globe reacted to a post I wrote last week about how anger can destroy your career. It wasn't a surprise. Numerous studies spotlight an increasingly ugly problem that exists in the corporate …

Employment

Kiasmos - Blurred

James Damore has sued Google. His infamous memo on women in tech is still nonsense.

Don’t be taken in by the document’s faux-reasonable tone.<p><i>James Damore, the man fired by Google last year after he wrote a memo arguing that there may be biological reasons why women are underrepresented at Google and other tech companies,</i> <i>has sued</i> <i>his former employer. The suit alleges that Google</i> …

Feminism

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Different types of problems need different types of solutions<p>,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with …

Innovation

NYU MBA STUDENT: Young people are avoiding the rat race — and settling for something worse

When Clayton Christensen introduced his concept of "disruptive innovation" in 1995, he couldn't possibly have anticipated the movement he had started.<p>In broad terms, he defined disruptive innovation as new entrants in an industry capturing the lowest-end, least-profitable market share and moving …

Nvidia’s Jetson platform can power drones with good artificial intelligence

Nvidia unveiled its Jetson TX2 platform to power drones with good artificial intelligence.<p>The platform includes the Jetson TX2 “embedded AI supercomputer,” a chip and its surrounding hardware that can power 4K video drones that consume only about 7.5 watts of power. Drones with the TX2 solution can …

Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 makes AI computing possible within cameras, sensors and more

Nvidia has a new generation of its Jetson embedded computing platform for devices at the edge of a network, including things like traffic cameras, manufacturing robotics, smart sensors and more. The Jetson TX2 has twice the performance of its predecessor, the TX1, or it can also redirect efficiency …

The Real Reason You Suck on Photo Sharing Sites: The Bots are Beating You

Photographers join photo-sharing sites for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s as simple as a need for recognition and the occasional …

10 podcasts that will help boost your productivity

Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective — a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique — that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more done.<p>Fortunately, learning ways to be more efficient and effective is really easy, especially if you listen to the …

9 ways to make your boss fall in love with your ideas

Have you ever had a new idea? And have you ever tried to convince your boss to give that new idea a go? Was it met with open arms - or crushed by a raised eyebrow, stalled by a request for a business case or met with a negative “that’s not how we do things here”?<p>For most of us - regardless of …

Organizing Your Important Documents: Introduction (Part 1)

<i>Written by Mandy White</i><p>The need for knowing exactly where your important papers are, and having them organized and easy to locate, can’t be …

Patterns ≠ Components

Our Community, not Companies, Should Build Pattern Libraries<p>In “Pattern patter.”, Ethan Marcotte writes yearningly for more design patterns in our …

Tesla rolling out Autopilot to cars built since October, will limit Autosteer to 45 mph

Adaptive cruise control is limited to 75 mph<p>Tesla is rolling out its Autopilot software to Model S and Model X cars built since October, which are equipped with second-generation Autopilot hardware, according to a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The cars have been without a litany of safety …

Porous, 3D Graphene: MIT Scientists Make ‘One Of The Strongest, Lightest Materials Known’

In its atom-thin 2D form, graphene is one of the strongest materials known to man, but scientists have struggled to translate that strength of the …

There’s one big problem with satellite imagery, and a space startup has found a solution for it

Many space startups are vying to take the place of the world’s governments as the pre-eminent operators of imaging satellites, but this one has a unique scheme to take advantage of orbital radar.<p>Capella Space, which will launch its first satellite this year, aims to take advantage of a gap in …

Imaging

Self-driving cars could spark a cycling revolution

The first time he was hit by a vehicle was in May 2014 in East London, by a van making a U-turn without checking its mirrors. "Took me five weeks to fully recover," he said.<p>The second time was a little over a year later. Wynter, who is CEO of London data management startup Yambina, collided with a …

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion

<b>Sam Harris:</b> What one of the problems we have in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. This is a …

'Who's God?'

My observance of Yom Kippur this year was greatly enriched by a recent <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon by Harry Bliss that provided useful entrée to the highly serious matters that occupied Jews for the long day of fasting and prayer.<p>It takes a minute to get the "God" joke: part of its appeal--"Who's God?"--has …

Breakthrough DNA Editor Born of Bacteria

Interest in a powerful DNA editing tool called CRISPR has revealed that bacteria are far more sophisticated than anyone imagined.<p>On a November …