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Alternative To Lidar? Startup Light Raises $121M From SoftBank, Leica To Expand To Self-Driving Cars

In February, Dave Grannan, cofounder and CEO of imaging startup Light, flew to Tokyo to meet SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son for the first time since beginning conversations with the Japanese billionaire’s venture-capital arm. After two more meetings, in Tokyo and Silicon Valley, Son agreed to lead a …

Venture Capital

Opener launches BlackFly fixed-wing VTOL flying car that doesn't require a license

Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and …

Flying Car

30 Breathtaking North American Natural Wonders You Have to See Before You Die

When it comes to traveling, Americans often feel like they haven't seen enough, despite the number of foreign countries they may be lucky enough to have already visited. You might be determined to visit the famed Seven Wonders of the World, but did you know there are actually dozens and dozens of …

National Parks

The World's First Full-Color, 3D X-rays Are Freaking Me Out

A high-contrast, black-and-white image of your bones is an effective tool for spotting fractures or breaks. But after 120+ years, x-ray imaging is …

X-rays

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

30 Cheap, Healthy Packaged Foods Nutritionists Actually Eat

Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or dinner idea, check out this list.<p>1 of 30<p>Siggi’s Yogurt<p>$2 per 5.3 oz-cup, amazon.com<p>“High in protein and low in sugar, this yogurt is a snack staple because it keeps you fuller for longer and comes in great flavors,” says Maggie Michalczyk, R.D.N.<p><i>Per</i> …

Nutrition

A Live-Action Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Is Really Happening

<i>Mobile Suit Gundam</i>, one of the most influential giant robot sagas of all time, is heading to the big screen.<p>Legendary has just announced a new …

Anime

German student comes up with an amazing 'mobile airbag' for your phone

We've all been there: A minor fumble, and seconds later your $500 (or more!) smartphone crashes to the floor.<p>A good case and a screen protector might …

Screen Protector

The Resume Is Dead. Here's What Innovative Companies (Including Tesla) Are Using to Hire Instead

Need top talent? Then you need this.<p>In 1998, a study was done that found that previous work experience is actually one of the weakest indicators of future job success. So why do we still rely on it as the primary tool when it comes to hiring?<p>It makes no sense.<p>What does make sense is aggressively …

Employment

This Batman Dance-Off Reveals Alfred Works Hard for the Money, Among Other Disturbing Bat-Secrets

You can sit here all you want and tell me that the Adam West-era <i>Batman</i> theme song isn’t fantastic, but you’d be lying. <i>Lying</i>, I say. The very good …

Dance Off

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Design

Real Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

"Great on any Mexican dish. I use any leftover cheese sauce to make enchiladas."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 tablespoons butter<p>1 tablespoon cornstarch<p>1/2 cup …

Recipes

Lifting Weights but Not Losing Fat? A Trainer Explains Why — and How to Fix It

Consistency is really the key to success when it comes to any goal you may have, especially losing weight. Changing your diet for one night or working out sporadically when you feel like it won't cut it. If you want the results to happen, you're going to need to be informed on what's best for you …

Fitness

Making These Simple Changes Helped Me Get Into the Best Shape of My Life

It isn't the least bit shocking that I gained weight over the past few years. My "garbage human" food intake was deplorable: frequent after-work …

Fitness

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

A Trainer Says These Are the 8 Best Exercises For Fat Loss

Whether your goal is to lose fat or you want to strengthen your muscles, you might think you need to do different exercises to achieve each. Personal trainer Rob Allen posted this photo to his Instagram account to show that whatever your goal, "Whether you want to lose fat or gain muscle, strength …

Workouts

What Would U.S. Money Look Like, Given the Proper Attention of an Industrial Designer?

Bills so pretty you'd never spend them<p>Industrial designer Andrey Avgust hails from Belarus, a country whose currency I admit I've never seen. But …

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Magnax prepares to manufacture radically high-powered, compact axial flux electric motor

It might not have the romance of combustion engine tuning, but it seems a bit of a battle is brewing to develop the kinds of high-performance motors …

Engineering

The Headlamp, Redesigned for the Future and Everything it Entails

A tool used mainly by coal miners and night trekkers gets redesigned for much more than those two scenarios. The Bandicoot, with its less industrial …

AnZa is the Crowd-Funded Espresso Machine We Want This Instant

Whether finished in concrete or Corian, you will want this Montaag Studio unit front and center.<p>Just when you made that half-hearted commitment to …

A Desk That I Wouldn’t Mind Sitting At All Day!

Technology advances and new habits are created, so it’s important for our workspaces to adapt to these changes. The Köllen Eget desk, designed by …

Best Baby Busy Board Ideas Ever

DIY busy boards for kids are everywhere on Pinterest, Etsy and YouTube. We know you’ll want to make one, too, so here are some ideas to get you …

Storage Ideas

2 Interns Just Impressed Elon Musk, So He Personally Hired Them--Here's How They Did it

The Tesla CEO made their titles "professional problem solvers".<p>Endless business articles will tell you about how you need to make an impact at work and impress your boss to move up. Yet, most of us feel stuck to our usual 9-to-5 schedules and yearn for a way to make a difference.<p>Stephen R. Covey, …

Tesla

We Took a Wild and Weird Ride on the Weeble Wobble

Artist David Henry Nobody Jr.'s interactive art project is a metaphor for life.<p>Performance artist David Henry Nobody Jr. finally brought his years-long project The Human Weeble Wobble to the masses after it went viral on Instagram last year. "It's a metaphor for one of the core things of being …

UPS will pilot these adorable electric trucks in Paris and London

The first vehicles are expected to be deployed before the end of 2018<p>UPS and UK technology company Arrival have partnered to develop a fleet of 35 modular electric delivery vehicles for trial in London and Paris. UPS said the first vehicles are expected to be deployed before the end of 2018. The …

Elon Musk Cut the Gordian Knot of Corporate Spending

With a single stroke of genius, Musk solved one of the world's most intractable management problems.<p>Elon Musk keeps hitting it out of the ballpark... not as a technology guru but as a people-savvy manager. Last month, Musk gave the world's best productivity advice in a single, short sentence and …

consultants

Record-breaking paper water purifier operates at near 100% efficiency

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have created a highly efficient device that uses sunlight and black carbon-dipped paper to clean water. The …

Kinetic Energy

The work of J Louis is nothing short of beautiful, but his subjects convey more than just beauty… as all strong women do. The figurative variances …