Tom Higley

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Nike Founder Phil Knight Reveals the Secrets to Starting a Company Knowing Nothing

With no design, limited management skills, and no money, Phil Knight and Nike still became great success stories.<p>Sky-diving? Bungee-jumping? If you're looking for a thrilling and simultaneously frightening experience, here's an activity you should consider: starting your own company.<p>Or, if you're …

Nike

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do--only that you will be …

Success

Bitcoin's Next Civil War Battle May Already Be Looming

Hi everyone, it's Yuji from Tokyo. I've been writing about the trials and tribulations of bitcoin for more than a year.<p>The recent bitcoin civil war …

Bitcoin

For Wind Power, Bigger Is Better - MIT Technology Review

Graphiti<p>For Wind Power, Bigger Is Better<p>Things are looking up for wind power—way up. Wind is now competitive with fossil fuels in many areas of the …

Wind Power

This Year’s 35 Innovators Under the Age of 35 - MIT Technology Review

You probably won’t recognize many, if any, of the remarkable people on this year’s list of 35 innovators under the age of 35. But that’s likely to …

Artificial Intelligence

Global ocean circulation may be slowing down due to Arctic ice loss

Humanity is entering a phase of grave uncertainty as rising temperatures wreck havoc on our planet. Researchers from Yale University and the …

Climate Change

Cardiologist-level arrhythmia detection with convolutional neural networks

Cardiologist-level arrythmia detection with convolutional neural networks Rajpurkar, Hannun, et al., <i>arXiv 2017</i><p>This is a story very much of our times: …

Deep Learning

Taking cells out to the movies with new CRISPR technology

Researchers use expensive machinery to develop ways to harness DNA as a synthetic raw material to store large amounts of digital information outside …

Biology

Allen-backed AI2 incubator aims to connect AI startups with world-class talent

You can’t swing a cat these days without hitting some incubator or accelerator, or a startup touting its artificial intelligence chops — but for some reason, there are few if any incubators focused just on the AI sector. Seattle’s Allen Institute for AI is doing just that, with the promise of …

Startups

How Misunderstanding a Startup’s ‘Valuation Cap’ Can Get Expensive

JOHN DEMETER: California may be suffering through a drought, but Silicon Valley is being deluged—with venture-capital funding. VC money continues to pour into startups in the country’s tech hub and beyond. VCs invested $13.5 billion in the first quarter of 2015, the fifth consecutive quarter that …

Venture Capital

One in Eight American Adults Is Now an Alcoholic, Study Says

It's a public health crisis.<p>A new study published in <i>JAMA Psychiatry</i> this month finds that the rate of alcohol use disorder, or what's colloquially …

Research

Russia investigation now reaching into the White House

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is ‘in talks with the West Wing about interviewing current and former senior administration officials,’ including …

Donald Trump

It’s official: Denver voters will decide on $937 million bond package for roads, libraries, other city projects

Denver voters in November will decide a nearly $1 billion question that would unleash a dizzying array of projects that transform streets, install …

Denver

Trump campaign emails show aide’s repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings

Three days after Donald Trump named his campaign foreign policy team in March 2016, the youngest of the new advisers sent an email to seven campaign officials with the subject line: “Meeting with Russian Leadership - Including Putin.”<p>The adviser, George Papadopoulos, offered to set up “a meeting …

Donald Trump

10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies that will rule 2018

Share<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>+1<p>Shares 0<p>Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we think of technology. It is radically changing the various aspects of our …

Machine Learning

A top venture capital lobbyist says more sexual harassment allegations will emerge from Silicon Valley

The head of the National Venture Capital Association is candid about the size of the problem.<p>The venture capital industry has been careening from crisis to crisis spurred by a series of sexual harassment allegations. Firms are now looking inward, and so is the leadtrade group.<p>Bobby Franklin, the …

Silicon Valley

Microsoft and Intel unite to bring blockchain to businesses with Coco Framework

Why it matters to you<p>Blockchain technology may seem a bit foreign to most, but Microsoft and Intel are hoping to bring it to businesses around the …

Bitcoin

Media scholar on Trump TV: “This is Orwellian, and it’s happening right now, right here”

The president has launched an online TV network. He’s calling it “real news.”<p>“Overall, since the president took office, President Trump has created more than 1 million new jobs, the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low, and consumer confidence is at a 16-year high — all while the Dow Jones …

Journalism

Wealthy Benefactors Put Money Where Their Bikes Go

Last year, billionaire Ken Griffin wrote an email to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel complaining the “lakefront bike path is a disaster.”<p>It wasn’t an idle complaint. This week, workers are finishing the first stages of a $12 million, 18-mile face-lift of the path along Lake Michigan, courtesy of a check …

Cycling

White House Scrambles to Explain President Trump's Tepid Response to Charlottesville Violence

(BEDMINSTER, N.J.) — The White House scrambled Sunday to elaborate on President Donald Trump's response to deadly, race-fueled clashes in …

Donald Trump

VA governor defends Charlottesville response: Militia members had 'better' guns than police

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe defended the actions taken Saturday by state and local law enforcement in response to clashes between white nationalist protesters and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA.<p>McAuliffe told The New York Times in an impromptu street interview Sunday morning that …

Policing

Quantum Weirdness Has Been Observed Beyond The Particle Scale For The First Time

Yes!<p>A small tweak on a definitive experiment in quantum physics has allowed scientists to observe for the first time exactly how molecules behave as …

Quantum Mechanics

Kim Jong Un is a survivor, not a madman

Everyone loves thinking of North Korea as crazy. It threatens to consume the United States in nuclear fire on a semi-weekly basis, its leader brutally executes his own generals and had his brother murdered, and it wastes huge amount of money on nuclear weapons while sticking to a failed economic …

North Korea

Trump is dropping bombs at unprecedented levels

Throughout the 2016 campaign, many people opposed to Donald Trump’s candidacy were nonetheless reluctant to endorse Hillary Clinton, in part because of her relative hawkishness.<p>Candidate Trump had a decades-long career in the public eye that demonstrated plenty of reason to worry he would be a …

Foreign Policy

Pence assails media for criticizing Trump over Charlottesville

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday evening criticized the media for its coverage of President Donald Trump's remarks Saturday on the violence in Charlottesville, VIrginia.<p>Speaking during a visit to the South American nation of Colombia, Pence said that it was appropriate to criticize not only the …

Donald Trump

6 Trump Administration Climate Claims Exposed As Total Nonsense By Federal Report

There’s actually no “tremendous disagreement” among federal climate scientists that humans are to blame for accelerated global warming.<p>There’s little doubt: The climate is changing, human activity is accelerating the process, and the U.S. is already feeling its effects, according to an expansive …

Climate Change

Yields

# Empirical View<p># Change of yields around the world<p># Yields over the Very Long Run<p># Yields in the UK over the Very Long Run<p>Amthor has collected …

Agriculture

Traditional Asset Tokenization

Tokenization of traditional assets in the coming years will have an impact on liquidity across multiple asset classes. The implications of this …

FinTech

What does a tech startup do after raising $232 million selling digital coins to investors? Set up a VC fund

• <b>Tech startup Tezos raised $232 million in July through an "initial coin offering";</b>• <b><br>Spending $50 million on venture investing, rest being put into stocks, bonds, and precious metals;</b>• <b><br>An unusual use of funds from a tech business, likely to fuel criticism of ICO sector.</b><p>LONDON — Early-stage tech …

Venture Capital