Erika Sandra

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How to Use the '20/20/20 Rule' to Know If Demand for Your Startup Will Last

A simple, easy, and cheap way to separate fad from a lasting opportunity.<p>Startups are often reincarnated a few times before they hit their stride. Hitting the reset button is always costly--be it time, opportunity cost, or capital and cash flow, even if you do manage to 'fail fast and fail …

Business Strategy

Ikea introduces amazing flat-pack indoor garden

This is the Growroom, a spherical garden made from plywood that you can now build at home, after the instructions were made available to download for free this month.<p>It's been designed so it can be easily assembled, accessible and affordable for most communities. It was conceived as a means of …

Aquaponics

See Trailer for BBC’s Nazis in Britain Alternative History Series ‘SS-GB’

Following on the heels of Amazon’s popular alternative history series “The Man in the High Castle” comes “SS-GB“: a what-if story set in a future …

Historical Fiction

Why Street Photography Matters in 2017

“Street photography is dead”, declare forum threads and thinkpieces far and wide. The Internet and phone cameras have watered the quality down. The …

Desert Rain House in Oregon is one of the greenest homes in the world

There’s a new contender for the world’s greenest home: Desert Rain House in Bend, Oregon. Designed by Tozer Design, the LEED Platinum home recycles …

Architecture

6 key tips for keeping hackers out of your smart home

If forecasts and research firms have it right, pretty much everything in your home might soon be connected to the internet, from your fridge to your …

10 Success lessons from Jack Ma – “Wealthiest Man in Asia” for entrepreneurs

Share53<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+11<p>Shares 92<p>Jack Ma, a short, lean man in his early fifties who came across a computer when he was 31, went on to build the most …

Public Health

France’s Most Dramatic Little Secret: The Amazing History of St-Pierre & Miquelon

From major booze artery during Prohibition to key World War II stronghold, this small archipelago off Newfoundland holds its French identity …

German History

How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Google Assistant

Watch Elon Musk debut what could be the mainstreaming of solar power

Elon Musk loves standing in front of massive videos of planets, whether it's Mars or Earth.<p>And on Friday, he pulled off his planet-loving stagecraft …

From teddy bears to bombs: the IEDs of Isis – in pictures

In the town of Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan the peshmerga have created a display of defused improvised explosive devices, collected from former Islamic State strongholds, to raise awareness of the dangers they pose<p>The cunning and cruel explosive devices Isis improvises to stall Mosul attack

Turning pollution into FUEL: Chemists accidentally discover a way to convert carbon dioxide into ethanol

• <b>The catalyst consists of copper particles embedded in carbon spikes</b>• <b><br>When voltage is applied, the catalyst triggers a complex chemical reaction</b>• <b><br>It</b> …

Surprise, Surprise! Leaked Recording Reveals Role Of Utilities In Solar Sabotage

In case you haven’t heard yet, a leaked tape recording revealed what many folks like myself have long since suspected.<p>The utility industry was behind a political campaign to deceive voters in the state of Florida into supporting an anti-solar constitutional amendment.<p>“We now have clear evidence …

Solar Power

Is This the Crib of the Future?

Yves Béhar and Dr. Harvey Karp develop Snoo, a robotic crib that does all the work for you<p>Calling all exhausted parents of newborns: Your nights are about to get a lot more peaceful. Today, Yves Béhar's design firm, fuseproject, announced the launch of Snoo, a robotic crib that's the result of four …

Malaysia: Food outlets ordered to rename hotdogs or face having halal certification refused

Dogs are considered unclean in Islam and hence the word dog cannot be used in halal certification.<p>Malaysia's religious body has come under ridicule …

Religion

Tesla to create another Gigafactory-type deal with Panasonic through SolarCity Buffalo plant, Silevo is still in play

We were quite surprised when Tesla and Panasonic announced a new deal to collaborate on the manufacturing of solar cells and modules at the SolarCity Buffalo factory. And that’s not only because it was announced at 11pm on a Sunday night, but because of the implications it has on the solar cells …

Scientists discover two mysterious ‘chambers’ in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Researchers studying the Great Pyramid of Giza, built in around 2560BC as a tomb for the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu, believe they have discovered two previously-unknown cavities within the structure.<p>Scan Pyramids, a collaborative project involving a number of universities, companies and scientific …

Archaeology

The Scientist Who Cracked Iran Has a Plan for Climate Change

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz provides an inside look at the role science played in two big Obama victories.<p>By<p>Updated on<p>U.S. Secretary of Energy …

Clean Technology

8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford

Many people dream of building their own home, but the financial cost and environmental toll of starting from scratch can often seem overwhelming. It …

Sustainability

Chilli-eating contest leaves man with inch-wide hole in his throat

Competitive eating contests are nothing new, but thanks to the internet an increasing number of people are filming themselves eating super-hot foods, so the world might enjoy footage of their pained reactions.<p>However, a recent report in the Journal of Emergency Medicine might give these …

Medicine

Forests in southern states are disappearing to supply Europe with energy

In the past 60 years, the southern U.S. lost 33 million acres of forests even though biomass is not carbon neutral<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>Hurricane Matthew and the aftermath of devastating flooding across the Carolinas has been a dramatic example of the costs our communities …

Ecology

In Fight Against Food Waste, Brits Find A Worthy Battlefield: The Home

About one-third of all the food produced globally is either lost or wasted. Pests and infections destroy fruits and vegetables. Grains often rot in storage or during transport. And then there's food in consumers' kitchens and refrigerators that doesn't get eaten, and eventually discarded.<p>Such …

One of the most controversial ideas in psychology just got a boost

Priming studies have suggested that hearing about old people makes you walk more slowly, and that holding a cup of hot coffee makes you feel "warmer" toward other people. Another: Describing a typical professor makes you perform better on knowledge tasks.<p>Most of these studies have failed …

Psychology

HP's New 2016 Spectre x360 Vs. MacBook Air

After decades of using Windows, I mostly abandoned the platform a few years ago in favor or a MacBook Air and a Mac Mini. I still use recent versions of both Macs, but after using the new HP Spectre 360, I’m starting to think about switching back to Windows.<p>The MacBook Air was revolutionary when it …

MacBook Air

In Pictures: 20 Beautiful Hidden Places You Won't Believe Are In Glasgow

THE Glasgow we know today is a city of contrasts: of hidden gems, beautiful locations and charming semi-rural settings. It’s a place where you’re …

Gold in faeces 'is worth millions and could save the environment'

Geologist suggests extracting precious metals from human waste would keep harmful substances out of the ground – and recover valuable objects<p>Fortunes could be saved from going down the drain by extracting gold and precious metals from human excrement, scientists suggest.<p>Sewage sludge contains …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

Cockroaches Have Eyes Capable of Long Exposures for Seeing in the Dark

Did you know that some creatures can actually see the world in long exposures? Scientists recently discovered that cockroaches are the latest insect …