Eric Teeples

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A Musical Instrument That Generates Power When You Play It

Kheterpal has invented the Spark–a device that sounds like a maraca but is as useful as a solar cell. It’s an instrument with three chambers. The two …

Off-grid

27 Musicians And Their Hits Reimagined As Buildings

What if you could live inside your favorite songs, from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Space Oddity?”<p>A beloved album can turn into a sonic home of sorts, and provide a measure of comfort that trumps an actual living space. Now we have a mash-up of both: In his new illustration series, “Archimusic,” …

Navy Makes Fuel from Seawater

After years of research, the U.S. Navy has finally developed the technology to make fuel from seawater, deeming the liquid hydrocarbon fuel a "game changer." Ships will ultimately be able to produce fuel at sea.<p>Beyond the obvious benefits of not relying on oil, with its fluctuations in cost and …

Habits Of My Heart

Music App Songza Will Recommend Songs Based On The Weather In Your Area

Today Songza announced a partnership with The Weather Channel to combine forecast data with your personal musical preferences to make awesome music recommendations.<p>Songza's main focus is taking lots of big data to help recommend a perfect mix of songs for you based on your particular situation. The …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of technologies might be “out there,” but they show off key …

100 Greatest Singers of All Time

100<p>Mary J. Blige<p><b>Born</b> <br>January 11th, 1971<p><b>Key Tracks</b> <br>"Real Love," "Not Gon' Cry," "No More Drama"<p><b>Influenced</b> <br>Beyoncé, Keyshia Cole<p>"I can do a record with …

Spotify could be making trouble for Rdio with purchase of music recommendation service

Spotify is acquiring The Echo Nest, the music recommendation company that's been powering a number of today's biggest radio apps. While you might not be familiar with its name, there's a good chance that you've listened to music that it suggested for you: its been a big part of Spotify, Rdio, Vevo, …

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Code

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the typical startup environment, small teams with a broad and complementary skill set come together to build a company. There are dozens of skills an entrepreneur must possess -- from accounting and managing a profit and loss statement …

Entrepreneurship

iHeartRadio Taps BandPage To Give Artists Control Over Their Profile Info

iHeartRadio, the streaming radio product owned by Clear Channel, has today announced integration with BandPage to bring artist profile data to the service.<p>BandPage offers musicians and artists an easy way to create and sync profile websites, including widgets, to offer listeners access to bios, …

"A good sunset is like a hug, an anti depressant, inspiration, and an awesome picture all packed into ten minutes. And you get one every single day." Catch a sunset outdoors this weekend. Thanks to Johnie Gall for sharing this beautiful photograph.

Glowing Antlers for Arctic Reindeer

The Reindeer Herders’ Association of Finland has begun spraying reindeer with a reflective coating to make them more visible to motorists during the Arctic winter.<p>Months without a sunrise and endless dark nights make reindeer hard to spot for car and snowmobile drivers in northern Lapland. The new …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Met With Apple Executives: Report

Two of the world's most innovative companies may have discussed working together or even joining forces, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Adrian Pierca, Apple’s head of mergers and acquisitions, last spring as analysts were suggesting Apple acquire the …

First Listen: The Notwist, 'Close To The Glass'

On paper, the German electro-pop band The Notwist sounds less accessible than it is: Since getting together 25 years ago, its members have delved into everything from hardcore to underground hip-hop to proggy jazz, with many varyingly arty detours in between. But the latter half of its history, …

Kids With ADHD Can Train Their Brains, Study Finds

Kids with ADHD may be able to learn better focus through a computer game that trains the brain to pay attention, a new study suggests.<p>The game was part of a neurofeedback system that used bicycle helmets wired to measure brain waves and gave immediate feedback when kids were paying attention, …

The Three Best Albums of the First Five Weeks of 2014!

It’s only the first week of February and the music industry has already unloosed a steady stream, or at least a defiant trickle, of terrific new record releases. See? You can still do good work even when your industry is dying! (Magazine and newspaper publishers, take note.)<p>I love Laura Cantrell’s …

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Vinyl Records

Assets Management

No matter your age, we've developed a balanced investment strategy to help you achieve the shape of your life—and maintain it for years to come.<p>The Payoff<p><i>Train with purpose, pack your calendar with challenging events, and something remarkable happens: Fitness ceases to be a chore and becomes part</i> …

Zagat

These Backpacks For Cow Farts Reduce Climate Change And Generate Power

Bovine farts are powerful enough to power your refrigerator. The trick, which this gear nicely solves, is capturing the gas that is passed.<p>Argentine researchers are using special backpacks made for cows to capture cow belches and turn them into power while fighting climate change.<p>The cows are each …

Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti (aka Sisyphus): "Alcohol"

In more normal Sufjan Stevens news than what popped up yesterday, Sisyphus-- the collaboration between Sufjan, Serengeti, and Son Lux formerly known as s/s/s-- has released a new video, via <i>Vogue</i>. It's billed as a "lyric video" for the song "Alcohol" from Sisyphus' previously reported self-titled …

Cheatahs’ debut could serve as a primer on ’90s indie rock (in a good way)

Listening to the full-length debut of London quartet Cheatahs, it’s tempting to see its 12 tracks as a sort of sampler platter of the best of ’90s …

This Company's Free Guitar Effects App Can Outdo Expensive, Dedicated Guitar Pedals

Calvin Abel is co-founder of Positive Grid, a company that makes apps for guitar players. It bills its JamUp app as "the best guitar multi-effects processor on the planet," and where other effects processors can get expensive very easil y, the JamUp app is free and requires nothing but a $20 …

Guitar