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How the Eisenhower box can organize your life

In a typical day, how many things are scribbled on your to-do list? You might have a key deadline for a work project or family commitments to handle. …

Time Management

This Is the Most Misunderstood Concept in Renewable Energy

Power and energy are two different things, but they are often used interchangeably. Let's clear up the confusion once and for all.<p>Most people will …

Renewable Energy

Aliens May Be Rearranging Stars to Fight Dark Energy, Awesome Study Suggests

How to dominate the universe in three easy steps …<p>Step 1: Harvest all of your planet's resources.<p>Step 2: Harvest all of your nearest star's …

Dark Matter

Ask Ethan: If Mass Curves Spacetime, How Does It Un-Curve Again?

Matter tells space how to curve, and curved space tells matter how to move. That’s the basic principle behind Einstein’s General Relativity, which linked, for the first time, the phenomenon of gravity with that of spacetime and relativity. Place a mass down anywhere in the Universe, and the space …

Physics

Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel

Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping …

Newly discovered property of graphene could lead to infinite clean energy

Physicists at the University of Arkansas have discovered a new property of graphene that could be exploited to generate endless clean energy. While …

Clean Energy

Scientific Proof Is A Myth

You’ve heard of our greatest scientific theories: the theory of evolution, the Big Bang theory, the theory of gravity. You’ve also heard of the concept of a proof, and the claims that certain pieces of evidence prove the validities of these theories. Fossils, genetic inheritance, and DNA prove the …

Physics

Fisker patents car battery with 500-mile range on a minute’s charge

Car designer Henrik Fisker’s new company, Fisker Inc., recently filed to patent a car battery – which is currently in development – that has a range of 500 miles and can be charged in one minute.<p>Fisker told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney that he could see the new battery technology in …

Electric Vehicles

Eleven Light-Years Away, an Earth-Size Planet That May Be Habitable

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Astronomy

Energy storage could be revolutionized by adding an atomic layer of water

We all want to make the switch to more sustainable energy sources (or at least the sane ones), but the problem is making it reliable enough to replace our current systems. Big part of that is creating better energy storage, which according to scientists could be achieved with good ol’ H2O.<p>North …

Remarkable theory says there's no gravity, no dark matter, and Einstein was wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

For The First Time, a Wireless Brain Implant Has Enabled Paralysed Primates to Walk Again

A new hope.<p>Scientists have used a wireless brain implant to bypass the spinal cord injuries of two paralysed rhesus macaques, giving them the ability …

Neurophilosophy

Reactor that produces liquid fuel from CO2 in the air to be tested in portable pilot plant

The fuels we burn add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, which contributes to climate change. A new compact power plant is starting up in Finland that …

Portable

INTERVIEW: 10 questions with Gi FlyBike Co-Founder Lucas Toledo

The Gi FlyBike may well be the ultimate commuter cycle. It folds in half in a single second, so you can easily take it on a train or store it in your …

Electric Vehicles

Fuel you can take anywhere?

One scientist's quest to make solar energy available when and where we need it - without the bulk of a battery.<p>No alternative energy sources offer the flexibility of petroleum. But we can’t rely on this energy source forever, says materials scientist William Chueh from Stanford University.<p>The …

Space program's greatest gift to humanity: Stink-free underwear you can wear for a week

Granted, you could wear any pair of underwear for a week. But things could get pretty gross if you did.<p>But Danish company OrganicBasics is in the process of creating SilverTech "odorless" underwear -- and odorless socks -- that are infused with bacteria-fighting and heat-regulating silver that the …

Blockchain holds key to reinventing energy grid | The Star

In the near future, the Internet of Things (IoT) will enable billions of smart devices to sense, respond, communicate and share data. Those things …

Mithun Architects' Vertical Farm for Seattle

This evidently won "Best of Show" in the Cascadia Region Green Building Council's Living Building Challenge. It is a "Center for Urban Agriculture," …

INFOGRAPHIC: The benefits of sustainable engineering

Climate change, pollution-related illnesses, and energy costs have prompted engineers and architects to develop green solutions. As a result, new …

SolarCity Just Produced Enough Power to Charge Every Tesla on the Planet

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk should be over the moon right now: The reveal of the Tesla Model 3 (tsla) at the end of March was a veritable …

Reverse photosynthesis is an ultra-efficient biofuel “game changer”

The ongoing quest for renewable energy takes a lot of cues from nature, and here’s one more. A team of scientists from Denmark’s University of …

Under Iranian Mosques Ceilings

L’instagramer @m1rasoulifard alimente son compte avec de superbes clichés documentant l’architecture des plafonds des mosquées iraniennes. Les …

Architecture

New Ultrathin Solar Cells Are Light Enough to Sit on a Soap Bubble

Scientists have created the thinnest, lightest solar power cells yet — so lightweight that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble without popping …

Watch: How to make artificial neurons that grow

If you watch the video below, you’ll see a researcher pull a hairline object across the screen to make a new neuron.<p>This is the first time scientists …

Neuroscience

The Snap Generation: A Guide to Snapchat’s History

Just a little over four years ago, Snapchat was supposedly just an idea that founder Evan Spiegel and friends had while in a class at Stanford.<p>Now, …

Social Media

13 Jobs That Now Matter The Most, From A Digital Perspective

Every organization, regardless of size or industry, is looking for people that can help bring about greater digital acumen.<p>If you’re looking to shift your career into more of a digital mode, or if you are an executive charged with building a more digital-savvy organization, Hiring Hub has compiled …

Customers

Doubling The Share Of Renewable Energy By 2030 Could Increase Global GDP By $1.3 Trillion

Economic growth and environmental sustainability have often been seen as mutually exclusive. It seemed like countries could not really boost their GDP without sacrificing a bit of sustainability.<p>A recent report by the Abu Dabhi based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), tells a different …

Powerhive Is Bringing Clean Energy To The Developing World–With Prepaid Solar

Now you can top up your clean power needs directly from your phone.<p>The remote village of Monomoni, Kenya, is too far from cities and too sparsely populated to be part of the national grid. Now, however, it’s possible for a family of cow herders or a small business to buy prepaid solar power through …

Startups and Innovative Digital Products

<b>Part 2: On Startups</b><p><i>You can read the</i> <i>first part here</i><i>.</i><p>Software is eating the world and, by far, the most recognisable innovators are the tech startups. …

Startups

100 percent recyclable polymer points to a future of pollution-free plastics

In what could form the basis of petroleum-free plastics that are both entirely recyclable and biodegradable, chemists have found a polymer that can …