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Bitcoin has a huge scaling problem—Lightning could be the solution

The Lightning network could enable much cheaper and faster bitcoin payments.<p>Three startups are getting ready to launch one of the most ambitious and …

How The Most Successful People Start And End Their Workdays

What you do before your workday kicks off and after it winds down can have a big impact on how productive you are during the hours in between.<p>If you’ve ever tried adopting one, you know that no productivity hack, habit, or routine is universal. What works for one person doesn’t always work for …

Tezos' $232 Million ICO May Just Be The Beginning

So far, 2017 is shaping up to be a historic year for the crypto space with nary a dull moment. If you’ve been moving around in cryptocurrency circles, you probably already know that there’s value to be found in rebelling against conventional wisdom. Bitcoin was built on a foundation that rebelled …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon Has Chosen This Framework to Guide Deep Learning Strategy

As artificial intelligence advances, the goal for modern tech companies is to build AI software that thinks for itself without human …

How to get rich in tech, guaranteed

<i>Startup L. Jackson is an anonymous blogger who writes about startups and Silicon Valley. This post originally appeared on his blog and is republished here with permission.</i><p>This week's NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that might also like [Homebrew …

Currency risk: how can expats safeguard their hard-earned money?

Fluctuations in exchange rates are just one of the hurdles expats find in their path. Our columnist offers some tips on making your money go further<p>Expats face a number of risks when they move abroad - everything from cultural differences to new laws that need to be learnt and abided by.<p>But one of …

Finance

10 things you should know about black holes

And what makes them different — or not so different— from everything else in the Universe.<p><b>1.</b> <b>What is a black hole?</b><p>A black hole’s defining property is …

Black Holes

There’s a massive battle brewing over the future of Wi-Fi

Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile are planning to use Wi-Fi networks to broadcast their cellular signals — a move that could clog up the airwaves and lead to …

Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

Asia's richest man lost $13 billion in China crash

Ouch! Asia's richest man Wang Jianlin has lost about $13 billion in China's stock market crash.<p>Since Chinese stocks peaked in June, shares of Wang's publicly traded companies have tumbled in Hong Kong and Shenzhen -- eroding his personal wealth. He lost a whopping $3.6 billion in just the past two …

12 Easy Ways to Green Your Home

Easy eco compromises you can make.<p>You should...you shouldn't...you can't...so much guilt about going green! One of our green expert takes the hard line, while another shows how to compromise. Just do something!

Cleaning

Cleaning up consumer behavior with plastic bag fees

At the checkout line in the grocery store, many Americans find it convenient — even habitual — to place their food and household items in plastic …

Algae nutrient recycling is a triple win

<i>Sandia method cheaper, greener and cuts competition for fertilizer</i>LIVERMORE, Calif. — Nitrogen and phosphate nutrients are among the biggest costs in …

Recycling of industrial plastic waste

Recyclix sp. z o.o. offers its clients a wide array of recycled polymer granules made of high quality materials. <br>Plastic recycling manufacturing …

First-of-its-Kind Coffee 3D Printing Filament Released by 3Dom

As a great <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> character once said, “The planet’s dyin’, Cloud!” A major player in the climate change currently wreaking havoc on the …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

When Singaporean artist and founder of Rehyphen® Jessica Chuan Yi Xin stumbled upon a stash of forgotten cassette...<p>Building with shipping containers …

How a failed entrepreneur is minting millions with his recycling startup Priti International

Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Huston said, “You only need to be right once.” Hritesh Lohiya suffered through an embarrassing deluge of wrongs before …

Irish waste and recycling software firm AMCS raises €45 million

It's not exactly the sexiest of markets, but Limerick, Ireland-based AMCS has for more than a decade done a stellar job building solid software …

DTE Energy adds solar trash compactors in downtown Detroit

The so-called "Bigbelly" devices collect and compact trash on site and receive aluminum and plastic containers for recycling.<p>The company says …

Waste Management

The Shocking Truth About How Much Trash You Generate in Just One Day - One Green Planet

Have you ever thought about how much plastic you use on a daily basis? Maybe you’ve been conscious of avoiding certain plastic products, like water …

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Uber-style app for garbage aims to boost recycling rates

A US waste start-up has announced plans to launch an app that allows users to call for a rubbish collection, the same way they might schedule an Uber …

UK charity turns inkjet printer e-waste into 3D printers for developing countries

UK charity Techfortrade is trying to make 3D printing affordable for developing countries by creating software that is able to take e-waste …

Ocean Cleanup project completes Great Pacific Garbage Patch research expedition

In May, the Ocean Cleanup project announced that its first deployment would be delivered in the Korea Strait next year. That will pave the way for …

$30M battery recycling plant breaks ground in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California company has broken ground on a $30-million battery recycling plant in Nevada that federal officials say will be the …

2 studies have narrowed the search for dark matter and dark energy

Dark matter was first proposed more than 70 years ago to explain why the force of gravity in galaxy clusters is so much stronger than expected. If the clusters contained only the stars and gas we observe, their gravity should be much weaker, leading scientists to assume there is some sort of matter …

E-MiLi: New Idle Technology Could Make Smartphones 44% More Energy Efficient

Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a clever way to make our smartphones up to 44% more energy efficient without changing how we …

The Future of Sewage Is Power and Profits

HAMBURG, Germany—Sitting in an ordinary shed in a side hall just off the main grounds of this city’s massive sewage treatment plant is a pilot plant, …

This Ingenious $20 Lamp Gets All Its Energy From Gravity

Three years ago, GravityLight raised a ton of money through crowdfunding. Then it was time to actually make it work.<p>The ingenious GravityLight–a light that gets all its energy from its own weight–first appeared about three years ago. We wrote about it as it was launching on Indiegogo and went on to …

Investment Bankers Think Solar and Wind Will Grow Way Faster Than the IEA Forecast

The aim of stabilizing global temperatures will require enormous investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the near term, but these …