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This Instagrammer’s incredible shots of Japan will make you want to travel right now

Japan. Think Mount Fuji, ancient monasteries, beautiful rivers, bamboo forests. Canadian filmmaker Callum Snape has captured some of the freshest …

50 People Share Their One-Sentence Inspirations for Becoming Entrepreneurs

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m obsessed with the back stories of how people started their companies. From 2011 to 2013 I read 197 books, dissecting the tech sector, which resulted in my first published book, <i>Hacking The Valley.</i><p>Recently, I created a …

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The Origin Of Immersive Design? This Getty Exhibit Reveals The Technology Of Medieval Manuscripts

In the late 1300s, an anonymous English scribe made a book that could reveal the phase of the moon on any given evening. The book contained a <i>volvelle</i>, a set of overlapping parchment disks that the reader would rotate to calculate astronomical information. Related to the astrolabe, the volvelle has …

A plug-and-play gardening system, the Robot Garden lets apartment dwellers grow their own veggies

<b>Update, August 13, 2015</b>:Click & Grown recently changed the name of this product from the Smart Mini Farm to the Robot Garden. This story has been …

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Extracting audio from visual information

Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects …

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The psychology of how we learn

The worlds of sales and marketing are undergoing a significant paradigm shift. The days of ‘pitching, closing, and presenting have come to an end.’ As buyers become more empowered—and knowledge oriented—in their decision-making processes, businesses are taking on new roles as educators.<p>From sales …

Human Interest

Is European Energy Sustainable?

With two-thirds of the world’s crossborder pipeline infrastructure traversing Europe, and the European Union (EU) importing over 50 percent of the energy it consumes, Europe is a unique place to observe energy consumption, production, and policy. A long history of conflict and dependence on foreign …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free …

The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose

It's been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room-only crowd at the Black Hat …

USB has a huge security problem that could take years to fix

In July, researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell announced that they'd found a critical security flaw they called BadUSB, allowing attackers to smuggle malware on the devices effectively undetected. Even worse, there didn't seem to be a clear fix for the attack. Anyone who plugged in a USB stick …

Ionic Liquids

Organic Chemistry Portal<p>Chemicals >> Special Topics<p>A solidified ionic liquid1)<p>An ionic liquid is a salt in which the ions are poorly coordinated, …

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at making business cards more interesting, like the playable Tetris business card. The latest shot at a smart business card has appeared on …

Mobile Devices

Little hope for unskilled workers, says US Federal Reserve deputy Fischer

As western economies recover and businesses get back on their feet, there are an awful lot of people being left behind. Stanley Fischer, once the boss of the Israeli central bank and now deputy at the US Federal Reserve, is a thoughtful central banker who looks around him and still sees much pain …

How one man bypassed internet congestion and fixed his Netflix streaming

On today's internet, the shortest route is sadly not always the best<p>Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with …

How Comcast Sets Its Customer Service Reps Up to Fail

You’ve probably heard the audio by now — eight excruciating minutes of back-and-forth between a Comcast customer who wants to cancel his service without giving a reason, and the customer service rep who digs for one nonstop. If not, take a listen:<p>Curious about what might be going on, …

5 Things You Must Do When Entering Into a 50/50 Partnership

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A 50/50 partnership is like marriage: One partner can’t do something without the consent of the other. Because of this arrangement, trust is the most important factor to make this business partnership work -- without it, the …

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Bitcoin miner's control over minting new coins creates security risks, researchers say

A single bitcoin-mining network has repeatedly supplied more than half the computational power necessary to mint new bitcoins, undermining the decentralized nature of the digital currency and creating new security concerns. <i>Ars Technica</i> reports on new research from Cornell University showing that …

IDM FA Integration flows

Introduction<p>One of the key aspects of Fusion Applications operations is the Users and Roles management. Fusion Applications uses the Oracle Identity …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

Applications of 3D Printing, a $7B Market by 2025

The global market for 3D printing is set to reach at least $7 billion by 2025. Existing applications will continue to expand but many emerging …

Big data: are we making a big mistake? | Financial Times

Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific journals, Nature. Without …

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Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …

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Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

BeyondCore raises $9M to automate data analysis

BeyondCore, a San Mateo, Calif.-based company whose software automatically analyzes data sets to identify the strongest correlations between …