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A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets -- a 64 percent success rate -- and earlier this year, Browder …

The Future

What Architects Can Teach the Rest of Us About Thinking Like a Designer | Inc.com

In my previous articles I wrote about applying Design Thinking to your innovation process for business growth, and why your HR department should embrace Design Thinking.<p>Now I'd like to take a deeper dive into design ways of thinking, from the systemic design perspectives of architecture and why …

Architecture

A cognitive scientist has devised a drug-free sleep trick for your restless mind

A cognitive scientist may have solved a familiar sleep riddle: If you struggle to fall asleep, you’re likely to keep thinking about how you can’t fall asleep, which makes it harder to fall asleep. So how do you stop thinking about your struggle to sleep?<p>Luc Beaudoin of Simon Fraser University in …

Vocabulary

This guy took a Facebook project people hated, made them love it ... and catapulted into an incredible career

The purchase seems almost quaint now, when the Valley is overrun with billion-dollar startups, but it blew the minds of Silicon Valley at the time.<p>It was also the turning point in the career for one early Facebook employee, Pete Hunt.<p>Today Hunt is the cofounding CEO of a security startup called …

Who Needs Charters When You Have Public Schools Like These?

TULSA, Okla. — The class assignment: Design an iPad video game. For the player to win, a cow must cross a two-lane highway, dodging constant traffic. If she makes it, the sound of clapping is heard; if she’s hit by a car, the game says, “Aw.”<p>“Let me show you my notebook where I wrote the algorithm. …

Education

4 Common Creativity-Killers + How to Avoid Them

Learning to channel your creativity to produce awesome work is one of the most valuable skills you can develop (and use to stay inspired!) this year. Not only will your ultra-original style set you apart, whether working on quick projects or making your wildest DIY dreams come true, but it can help …

Police want to know what an alleged murderer’s Amazon Echo heard, on the night of the crime

In a reminder that our smart devices can also be used against us, police from Bentonville, Arkansas, are querying whether an Amazon Echo device heard what happened at a murder scene in 2015. They have asked Amazon to hand over the recording data of the voice-activated smart home machine to help …

Crime

Periscope adds ‘Proudly made in America by immigrants’ to app loading screen

Following President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, Silicon Valley has quickly responded with statements, feature updates, and donations to support human rights organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey …

People are paying for Super Mario Run in surprising numbers

Nintendo says more than 5 percent of players have paid to unlock the full game<p>Nintendo has finally shone some light on the performance of its first real mobile game, <i>Super Mario Run</i>, and the news is surprisingly good.<p>As reported by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the company says the game has been …

7 takeaways from the White House report on AI

The White House released a much-anticipated document entitled “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence.” Sent from the Office of the President and the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology (or NSTC), the report is 58 pages of research, documentation, and …

Artificial Intelligence

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Experience Happiness

<i>This article was previously published on Prevent Disease.com and written by Dr. Marianna Pochelli.</i><p>Too much research has been devoted to the science …

Happiness

Iran's one step closer to launching its own internal Internet

It’s safe to say that most of us in the West don’t know much about Iran beyond its supposed nuclear weapons program. This is a shame, because despite its many problems, Iran boasts an old and beautiful culture, and has one of the youngest and most educated populations in the Middle East.<p>Most of us …

Middle East

Zika drug breakthrough

Medical researchers have found existing drug compounds that can both stop Zika from replicating in the body and from damaging the crucial fetal brain …

Breakthroughs

Realtors Agree—These Are the Worst Colors to Paint Your Home

Finding the perfect hue to paint your room might seem like a purely aesthetic decision, but it turns out the choice can have serious consequences. …

Jokes You Didn't Know Were Indicators Of Mental Illness

·<p>Your sense of humor says a lot about you. For example, if you think comedy peaked with <i>Monty Python</i>, you're likely a huge nerd, or perhaps just old. …

Psychology

Meet iRis: Apple iRobot Concept Based On The iMac G4 Design

Have you ever wondered what the resulting product would look like if Apple decided to focus on designing, developing and manufacturing an intelligent …

Timepiece Prints

Nine37 is a small design shop, they love posters and watches, so they designed an absolutely gorgeous collection of illustrated prints based on some …

Tesla and Solar City agree to a $2.6 billion merger

Tesla has confirmed that it will buy SolarCity for $2.6 billion, a deal that unites two Elon Musk firms as one giant green company. The merged business will sell solar panels, Powerwall batteries to store the energy and electric cars that run on it. It's the "end-to-end clean energy" solution …

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany<p>Anton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping trip to Cornwall, he managed to talk Germany’s national rail …

Education

Nikesh Arora Interview: Always Know When to Exit

Nikesh Arora shocked the business world two years ago when he jumped from his role as Google’s chief business officer to SoftBank (SB), the …

Here’s What Happens When Employees Have Flexible Work Hours

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

Tink scores $10M for its virtual banking app

Sweden’s Tink, a mobile banking app, has raised $10 million in Series B funding in a round led by Swedish investment firm Creades, and SEB Venture Capital, the venture arm of Swedish bank SEB.<p>The new capital will be used to help the startup expand internationally and, by taking advantage of new …

Here's why Apple made a billion-dollar bet on the Uber of China

It was a surprise for a number of reasons. A billion dollars is a lot of money, even for Apple, and the company has been reluctant to make big investments in the past.<p>It's also an investment in a Chinese consumer-facing company. Apple has made investments in Chinese suppliers before but nothing at …

Intel exits the smartphone & tablet market after killing Broxton and SoFIA chips

Android smartphone competition is fierce, but things are a bit different when it comes to the processors that power these smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm and Samsung are leading the bunch, and even CPU manufacturers like NVIDIA and Intel struggle to compete against them, in the mobile industry. …

Mobile

The Harsh Reality of Running a Business

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