Stefan Heffley

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A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

Electric Vehicles

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Sundays at the Altar of Science

“I think it’s sad that you feel like you’re alone in the universe,” my mom recently said to me.<p>We were talking about the fact that I’m an atheist. Unspoken but understood was her dismay that my son and daughter aren’t religious, either. At ages 6 and 3, I’m not sure they’ve ever heard of God.<p>I was …

Here are the winners of the Google Cloud machine learning pitch-off

Back in March at Google’s Cloud Next conference, the company announced plans to run its own machine learning startup competition side-by-side with Data Collective and Emergence Capital. Four months later, 10 startups, pulled from a pool of 350+ applicants, presented onstage at Google’s Launchpad …

Machine Learning

Technology and Commuting: Ford's 7,000 bike launch in San Francisco; Espin is a new spin on eBikes...

Bike-share networks are a missing link along the multi-mode commuting routes of millions of people and could potentially be a time-saver. I ran a …

Mister Softee has team spying on rival ice cream truck

It’s the harder side of soft serve.<p>Mister Softee has hired a team of private eyes in its ongoing battle with upstart competitor New York Ice Cream — …

Dutch Oven No-Knead Bread

I've had my eye on this no-knead bread recipe for a couple of years now. I always talked myself out of making it because the idea of a no-knead bread …

The 4 Best Stocks to Buy for a Market-Beating 2017

With the holiday season officially upon us, a month of eating, drinking and spending is sure to have its consequences. But that doesn’t mean you …

Credit card’s annual fee might be a bargain — even at $450

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Paying an annual fee for your credit card might seem like a deal for suckers. After all, …

Personal Finance

Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Vegetarianism has been around for a long time, finding favor with many people, including Pythagoras clear back around 580 B.C. It’s been presented as …

A Surprising Carbon Fiber Alternative: Nanofibers Made from Carrots

To solve a material renewability problem, go back to the roots<p>Carbon fiber is awesome stuff, being both lightweight and strong. It's also a …

Wanderer