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Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Peter Gilgan, the billionaire owner of North America's largest homebuilder, on why you shouldn't count on housing prices to come down any time soon

<i>I have six siblings,</i><p>but when you grow up like that, it's normal. We're all still alive and well. We've always got each other's backs.<p>I started as a chartered accountant. I learned a lot, because most of my clients were small and medium-sized businesses, and the principals would share their thoughts …

North America

Why You Shouldn't Buy a Car in Cash

Just because you have the money on hand to avoid taking out a loan doesn't always mean it makes sense to do so.<p>A few weeks ago, two friends told me …

You're Just Not Prepared For What's Coming

I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what's coming. Not even close. Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing …

Swimwear

Docklands factory to build thousands of new homes

Plans are being drawn up for a factory in east London that would supply thousands of modern prefab homes.<p>The scheme in the Docklands will be the first of its kind in the capital and eventually provide 3,000 new homes. Although modular homes have been built and shipped in to other London sites, this …

Housing

New high-end developments bring the city to the suburbs

How new mixed-use communities embrace urbanism and placemaking, ditch golf courses and malls<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Property Lines</i><i>, a column by Curbed senior reporter Patrick Sisson that spotlights real estate trends and hot housing markets across the country. Comments, tips, and suggestions on where</i> …

14 Free Tools Every Solopreneur Needs

These apps and digital tools help reduce the time a solopreneur has to spend on mundane tasks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Solopreneurs are in a class by themselves. Given all the typical pressure of an entrepreneur that they're under, and the fact that they have …

Voodoo Manufacturing raises $1.4 million to make a factory full of 3D printers

Max Friefeld, Jonathan Schwartz, and Oliver Ortlieb aren’t just co-founders – they’re roommates. These three former Makerbot employees are working on creating Voodoo Manufacturing, an effort to “combine software and hardware to build a new-age robotic factory.”<p>Say, for example, you wanted to build …

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Penn State

Six DIY gadgets that improve life in the developing world

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Around the world, inventors are coming up with amazing DIY gadgets perfectly suited for use in rural and off-grid areas. These gadgets translate into a huge improvement in quality of life for those who use them, by paving the way for affordable housing made from mud, effective …

Frank Lloyd Wright’s forgotten prefabs

The American System-Built Homes were the architect’s attempt to bring better housing to the masses<p>A famous pack rat, Frank Lloyd Wright left an almost incomparable archive as far as American architects go, with countless records and sketches available to modern researchers. Within that trove of …

Vanadium-Flow Batteries: The Energy Storage Breakthrough We've Needed

The latest, greatest utility-scale battery storage technology to emerge on the commercial market is the vanadium redox battery, also known as the vanadium flow battery.<p>V-flow batteries are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored …

Clean Energy

India Could Leapfrog Advanced Countries By Adopting A Circular Economy

We have to slowly fix our economy to make it more sustainable. Growing countries like India could avoid the mistakes the first time.<p>As sleeping economic giants like India grow, the worry is they’ll take on the same bad habits as advanced countries: the same diets, the same levels of car use, the …

Sustainability

20 modern Christmas tree alternatives

Well… it is officially the season for love and understanding, so merry Christmas everyone! If you're still not quite in the spirit, let us help you …

Decorations

Overpopulation: Where Do We Put the Next Billion Humans?

<b>Too Many People?</b><p>August 8 this year marked the Earth Overshoot Day, which essentially means that we have officially consumed far more than the Earth …

Industrial Analytics Based On Internet Of Things Will Revolutionize Manufacturing

• McKinsey Global Institute predicts that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate up to $11T in value to the global economy by 2025.<br>• 69% of decision makers believe Industrial Analytics will be crucial for business success in 2020, with 15% considering it crucial today.<br>• Predictive and prescriptive …

Big Data

How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang Richer

You can add Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang to the list of tech geniuses profiting from the rise of the robots.<p>A 40% surge in Nvidia stock in the past three months has pushed Huang’s net worth up to $2.3 billion, a 35% jump over that time period. Nvidia, whose core business is to make the chips that …

Artificial Intelligence

Welcome To The City Of Trump

Some may cast blame on blue-city urbanites for overlooking the needs of Americans in rural flyover states during this election, but the fact of the matter is that America is urban. Over 60% of the U.S. population currently resides in cities–a figure likely to only grow. And if most Americans live …

The Only 3 Things That Matter if You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

One of America’s Richest Towns Could Be In For a Housing Market Meltdown

Really, really bad. That’s the current outlook for luxury housing in the United States. Right now, the supply of high-end homes is rising, demand is …

Real Estate

4 Catastrophic Legal Mistakes That Could Put You Out of Business

Most entrepreneurs are making these legal mistakes, and have no idea.<p>Entrepreneurs are usually great at getting down to business and putting the peddle to the medal. Often that comes at the cost of glazing over some important legal aspects. It's not worth putting yourself or your company in harm's …

This Floating, Solar-Powered Bike Path Could Give Chicagoans A Better Commute

SecondShore gets the city’s cyclists off the roads so they don’t have to ride around cars.<p>It’s getting easier to bike to work in Chicago. The city added 100 miles of new bike lanes over the last five years, and, by 2019, plans to add another 50 miles of “better” bike lanes, including lanes with …

Bike Lanes

4 steps to reinventing yourself after a major failure

Hitting rock bottom — as energetic, smart and business-savvy entrepreneurial — types, this dreadful phrase is simply not in our vocabularies.<p>But it happens — even to the best of us who think we are completely prepared for this roller coaster ride in the pursuit of success.<p>And if you don't want to …

The 15 Most Profitable Industries to Start a Business (and the 15 Least Profitable)

Want to start a new business? Here are some ideas for which industries to consider and which to possibly avoid.<p>Thinking of starting a profitable small business? Looking to partner with or sell services to other profitable small businesses?<p>Or just hoping to avoid starting a business in an incredibly …

Walkable cities are healthier cities, new study affirms

Urban design has a real impact on physical activity levels<p>Implicit in the work of all architects and urban designers is the idea that good design can improve human life. And now, a massive global study spanning 14 cities and 10 countries has put that idea to the test and found it true: a …

What Tesla’s new Gigafactory means for electric vehicles

Tesla‘s new Gigafactory opened at the end of July in Nevada, with much excitement from both the media and the general public. Only 14 percent of the massive structure has been built, with the rest of the $5 billion project to be concluded by 2020. According to Tesla, battery cell production will …

Electric Vehicles

Could 3D printing help tackle poverty and plastic waste?

Startups are turning plastic waste in developing countries into filament for 3D printers while employing local waste pickers<p>When Sidhant Pai visited a local rubbish dump in his home city of Pune, India, he was struck by the size and intensity of the operation. Large black crows swooping overhead, …

Sustainability

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