Vikki Van Zant

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This Zero-Energy Home Is Run By Machines And Costs A Lot Less Than A Regular House

Can the Axiom House create a new model for how we design houses–and how we build them?<p>A net-zero house–one that creates as much energy as it uses–is usually a pricey custom design. The cost is one reason that there are only around 600 of the homes in the U.S. today.<p>But a new startup wants to make a …

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

<b>1. Don Quixote</b> Miguel De Cervantes<br>The story of the gentle knight and his servant Sancho Panza has entranced readers for centuries.<br>• Harold Bloom on Don Quixote – the first modern novel<p><b>2.</b> <b>Pilgrim's Progress</b> John Bunyan<br>The one with the Slough of Despond and Vanity Fair.<br>• Robert McCrum's 100 best …

Literature

Hitachi says it can predict crimes before they happen

What if the future of law enforcement doesn’t involve faster, more forceful responses to crime—but rather, a surefire way to predict it?<p>Hitachi, the Japanese tech giant that makes everything from elevators to security systems, seems to have faith in the latter. It announced today (Sept. 29) that …

Machine Learning

I want to be a freelance journalist. What will my salary be?

<b>The job</b>: Freelance journalist<p><b>The role</b>: The role of freelancers goes beyond that of a newspaper and magazine reporter. They pitch story ideas to editors, conduct interviews, submit drafts and sometimes rewrites, but they also run a one-person company. As such, they are responsible for bookkeeping, …