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What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

The Pivotal Stories Every Startup Leader Should Be Able to Tell

Since starting his career as a U.S. Marine, Don Faul has led operations at Facebook, Pinterest and now Athos. Here are the stories he tells to rally …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

Climate Change paradox: Oil price dynamics sways “Inconvenient Truth”

There is song and dance on the success of the <b>Kyoto Protocol</b>’s first item of delivery: <b>Reducing the mean annual greenhouse gas emissions from 2008-2012</b> …

The world's most ridiculous places you can rent on Airbnb

Airbnb has gained fans for its abundance of affordable accommodation worldwide, the opportunity to live like a local and, in some cases, even stay …

Northern Ireland

The Weird Hedge Fund That Prepared James Comey for His Capitol Hill Hot Seat

House Republicans might want to think twice before taking on the FBI director over Hillary’s emails.<p>FBI Director James Comey is about to discover whether Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the 49-year-old Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, can be scarier than a 25-year-old employee of the …

A former hedge fund manager who retired aged 36 has put together a video on how to predict the market

Real Vision Television<p>Raoul Pal isn't a big fan of theoretical economics.<p>The former hedge fund manager, who comanaged GLG's global macro fund and …

Raghuram Rajan explains why corrupt politicians win elections in India

<i>This is an excerpt from a speech Reserve Bank of India chairman Raghuram Rajan delivered this week. The full text is available here.</i><p>Even as our democracy and our economy have become more vibrant, an important issue in the recent election was whether we had substituted the crony socialism of the …

5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

There are five main indicators of investment risk that apply to the analysis of stocks, bonds and mutual fund portfolios. They are alpha, beta, …

5 Big Takeaways From Mary Meeker's Widely-Read Internet Report

Longtime Morgan Stanley analyst and investor Mary Meeker has released her annual Internet Trends report, a widely read data-filled compendium of …

Summer Book Recommendations from the Smartest People We Know

Introducing a new annual feature on First Round Review: The Summer Reading List. All year, we bring you advice from the best in tech. Here, they …

Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Machine Learning Demo Day here

TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s Machine Learning Demo Day this Thursday, June 2 from the Showbox SoDo in Seattle.<p>The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a company, finding …

INNOVATE 2016: How the blockchain will clean up American politics

Andrew Keen Contributor<p>Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Facebook co-founder says its rise reveals the fault lines destroying the …

The way India can achieve a target of 100 GW solar power installations

India has aggressively pledged to increase the amount of solar power that can be generated in the country to 100 gigawatt by 2022. The sun is shining …

Breakout List 2017

Breakout List 🚀📈<p><b>What company should I join?</b><p>“If you join a company, my general advice is to join a company on a breakout trajectory.”<p>— Sam Altman, …

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The web as wireframes

Wirify bookmarklet lets you turn any web page into a wireframe in one click<p>← Drag the link on the left to your browser Booksmarks toolbar, then <br>go to …

WTF Is The Blockchain? A Guide for Total Beginners

Blockchain: the single most confusing term since Bitcoin. Everyone has a vague idea of what it does. It’s either the ultimate evolution of financial …

YouTube’s Messaging Problem

Like any large organization, Google has competing bureaucracies and therefore its wholly-owned subsidiary YouTube does as well. (Google is now the …

Why, and how, Britain might leave the European Union

GREECE has long seemed a decent bet to crash out of the euro zone, and perhaps also the European Union. But during the current election campaign in …

On Deck

A Roadmap For Pitching Your Startup

While there is no definitive guide to raising money, there are tactics entrepreneurs can use to make their idea more attractive for venture funding.<p>In my last two years working at Kleiner Perkins, I’ve noticed that while some people have brilliant startup ideas, they might not know how to navigate …

Invest in Startups You Love - Equity Crowdfunding

It's much riskier<p>Never invest more than you can afford to lose. Startups and small businesses are hard, and even the best founders fail.<p>The outcomes …

Startups

Online Image Vectorizer

How does it work<p>Vectorization of raster images is done by converting pixel color information into simple geometric objects. The most common variant …