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How Windmills as Wide as Jumbo Jets Are Making Clean Energy Mainstream

The global wind turbine industry has transformed from a collection of small companies in Denmark to corporations pulling off enormous feats of engineering.

Don't Believe These 4 Myths About Innovation

What worked for Steve Jobs or Elon Musk Might not work for you.<p>Go to any conference these days and innovation is almost sure to come up. When it does, you can be just as sure you will see something Steve Jobs said, something Elon Musk did (or plans to do) and some doomsday scenario about how robots …

Innovation

50 Blockchain Startups To Watch Out For: 20-1 | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

The last year has seen the hype around blockchain reach fever pitch. It has moved beyond being seen as merely 'the technology underpinning Bitcoin' …

A Blockchain Company That Will Usher in A New Era of Blockchain Investment

The past few months have been a head-spinning roller coaster for any blockchain or crypto enthusiast. From smart investment, to media-dominating …

Bitcoin would be a calamity, not an economy - MIT Technology Review

Earlier this year, Jack Dorsey, cofounder of Twitter and CEO of Square, declared that Bitcoin would become the world’s “single currency” within a …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Fast Company on LinkedIn: “These Architects Could Have The…

These Architects Could Have The Solution To L.A.'s Homeless Crisis L.A. residents are falling into homelessness at an alarming rate. These architects …

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

Blockchain is on a collision course with EU privacy law

Those who have heard of “blockchain” technology generally know it as the underpinning of the Bitcoin virtual currency, but there are myriad organizations planning different kinds of applications for it: executing contracts, modernizing land registries, even providing new systems for identity …

Can hashgraph succeed blockchain as the technology of choice for cryptocurrencies?

Blockchain, the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, could be on its way out.<p>It is blockchain technology that makes virtual …

Blockchain

Where IoT Can Deliver The Most Value In 2018

• Harley Davidson reduced its build-to-order cycle by a factor of 36 and grew overall profitability by 3% to 4% by shifting production to a fully IoT-enabled plant.<br>• Rolls-Royce uses IoT to increase the fuel efficiency of jet engines, optimize flight paths, and improve maintenance. Attaining a 1% …

Internet of Things

Why Your Business Model Will Fail

Every great idea begins as a revelation. Yet when that flash of insight leads to action, it inevitably encounters the real world and that’s when hard …

How GE Became a Square-Peg Business in a Round-Hole World

It's not enough to improve existing businesses, you have to also invent new ones<p>It's no secret that General Electric has fallen on hard times. Its CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, was forced to step down last June. In December, it announced that it was laying off 12,000 employees in its massive power business. …

Innovation

Why this graph is so scary

You can see this bubble in crypto-currencies and the stock market most clearly. The companies they call FANG — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — …

Multiple Sclerosis

The Population Bomb Has Been Defused

The Earth and humanity will survive as fertility rates fall almost everywhere.<p>Some of the most spectacularly wrong predictions in history have been made by those who claim that overpopulation is going to swamp the planet. Thomas Malthus, a British economist writing in the late 1700s, is the most …

If you’re over 40 and work, you’re in for some big surprises

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Boomers and Gen X-ers: Your working world is in for major disruptions between now and …

Retirement

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

Pew Research Center

Bitcoin is based on the blockchain pipe dream | Nouriel Roubini and Preston Byrne

Overpriced cryptocurrencies owe their diminishing credibility to an over-hyped technology<p>Predictions that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will fail typically elicit a broader defence of the underlying blockchain technology. Yes, the argument goes, more than half of “initial coin offerings” to …

Blockchain

The Internet of Things – Delivering a Connected World

AT&T<p>Click for full view<p>AT&T’s ‘Flying COW’. Exploring the capabilities of LTE-connected drones in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastation will help …

Nearly Half of 2017’s Cryptocurrency 'ICO' Projects Have Already Died

Last year was without a doubt the Year of Bitcoin, as exploding interest in cryptocurrency fueled a massive market runup. As if that wasn’t enough …

Cardano: a rising cryptocurrency that wants to change the world

On Oct. 1, 2017, an unusual event caused a collective gasp in the world of cryptocurrencies. A little known cryptocurrency called Cardano — or ADA, …

Cryptocurrency

The Pentagon Wants Your Help Analyzing Satellite Images

On a trip to Silicon Valley last year, Defense Secretary James Mattis openly envied tech companies’ superior use of artificial intelligence …

The GANfather: The man who’s given machines the gift of imagination - MIT Technology Review

One night in 2014, Ian Goodfellow went drinking to celebrate with a fellow doctoral student who had just graduated. At Les 3 Brasseurs (The Three …

Deep Learning

Why Self-Taught Artificial Intelligence Has Trouble With the Real World

The latest artificial intelligence systems start from zero knowledge of a game and grow to world-beating in a matter of hours. But researchers are …

Robotic Manta Ray Created For Underwater Surveillance

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Mechanical Engineering have unveiled a new underwater robot they have built …

The humble office-supply item that can explain humanity’s imminent doom

In 2018, the word “algorithm” has become an evil agent.<p>Facebook’s algorithm sells our fear and outrage for profit. YouTube’s algorithm favors conspiratorial and divisive content. We’ve anthropomorphized the word so much that Gen Z children might start checking for algorithms under their beds.<p>But …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …