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AI is changing the way medical technicians work

When MIT successfully created AI that can diagnose skin cancer it was a massive step in the right direction for medical science. A neural-network can process huge amounts of data. More data means better research, more accurate diagnosis, and the potential to save lives by the thousands or …

Artificial Intelligence

Opinion

Stripping World War II motorbike engines to fit in autorickshaws is <i>jugaad</i>. Creating an engine for Indian conditions with high load factor, but …

Economic Development

How Zappos CEO's obsession with raving helped him create a billion-dollar company

On the way to his very first rave ever, Tony Hsieh, 26 years old and not yet the CEO of e-commerce site Zappos, was already excited for the night to be over. He found electronic music annoying and didn’t understand the appeal of packing into a space to dance to some repetitive beat without words. …

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

Your expertise got you where you are. But will it keep you from seeing where to go next?<p>It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that …

Malcolm Gladwell

9 Weird Ass Things Uber Has Done For Publicity

1/10<p>Want to know how badly Uber wants to win? The company recently took flack for using burner phones and fake accounts to pitch drivers of Lyft, its arch-rival, while they were driving. Accusations of canceled rides shot back and forth. Uber can afford to do most anything, in its hunt for growth, …

Palo Alto

Ikea hopes its new motorized standing desk will get you out of your chair

Study after study reveals the same thing: it simply isn't healthy to sit for extended periods of time every day. But making the switch and buying a standing desk is a big commitment. That's where Ikea comes in: the company has brought its stylish looks, reasonable prices, and goofy Swedish names to …

How Customer Service Experts Apple, Virgin, Zingerman's, USAA Bend Time

It’s no secret that customer expectations for speed have accelerated. (Almost daily, it seems.) However: there are instances where you <i>can’t</i> increase your speed of customer service, your delivery of your product, the deliverables of the customer experience. The reality of such situations is that …

Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

Fortune 5: The most powerful economic empires of all time

You hear quite a lot these days about America’s decline.<p>It’s perhaps inevitable that Americans are worried about their place in the world, after …

Great ideas that changed the world, and the people they rode in on

To inaugurate the publication of his brilliant new book How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World (also a PBS/BBC TV series), …

It's Thanks to Evolution That No Two Faces Are Alike, Study Finds

Humans' stunning diversity of facial features evolved to make recognition easier, a study says.<p>From bug eyes to aquiline noses, square jaws to chin dimples, no two faces are alike. That diversity may have evolved to make it easier to recognize other people, researchers reported on Tuesday.<p>The shape …

Biology

Today in science: Launch of Sputnik

Sputnik’s unassuming beep ushered in the Space Age. Hear it here.<p><b>October 4, 1957</b>. On this date, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first …

Space Exploration

Your Gadgets' Best Friend: The SeV Revolution Plus TEC Jacket [Review]

I love the changing of the seasons. In fact October is one of my favorite months here in the US. From coast to coast, temperatures are cooling down, trees are lighting up with brilliant colors, and there's a refreshing nip to the air. With the return of the cooler weather, many of us are rummaging …

Camping

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

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The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Bill Marriott's 12 Rules for Being a Successful Manager

It could be argued that Bill Marriott, ex-CEO and executive chairman of Marriott International, learned his rules for success from one of the most …

Hospitality