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The biggest cause of global warming that nobody’s talking about

LAST UPDATED: 8 September 2017<p>Most of us would agree that if we want planet Earth to sustain life for generations to come, <b>we need cleaner energy</b>. We …

How to build your own air conditioner for less than $50

Now that summer is in full swing, air conditioners are a necessity — and one YouTuber is showing the world how to build one that operates using solar energy for under $50.<p>A video from YouTuber desertsun02, a DIY solar power projects channel, is making the rounds on Facebook this morning and has …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Sea Level

Germany's most popular paid app is a secure messenger loved by millions — now it's taking on the US

Created in 2012, Threema prides itself on its end-to-end encryption and security features. It's a minnow next to big messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. WhatsApp has 800 million monthly active users; in contrast, Threema has just 3.5 million.<p>But Threema's userbase <i>has</i> skyrocketed by …

How a 10-month-old startup's founders convinced investors to give them millions of dollars to buy a 93-year-old German razor factory

But Jeff Raider and Andy Katz-Mayfield, the cofounders of shaving startup Harry's did just that — and then they used the money to buy a 93-year-old German factory.<p>Raider and Katz-Mayfield became friends more than a decade ago, when the two were interns together during college. Raider then went on …

These are the most-loved CEOs in America

Managers the world over may boast of being the "World's Best Boss" on cheesy mugs, but in the case of Google's Larry Page or Nike's Mark Parker, the …

CEOs

A 2-Person Agency You’ve Never Heard of Made Nike’s Stirring Women’s World Cup Ad

The U.S. women's soccer team has a roster of stand-out stars, but their individual strengths work best when they play as a team. That's the gist of a …

Reframing Sustainability For China, And Future Cities

For the first time ever (as of 2012) more people – over 700 million – live in China’s urban areas than in its rural regions[1]. By 2020, about 60% of China’s population will live in cities;[2] and 300 million urban residents are expected to move into its urban centers by 2030.[3] Along with this …

Sustainability

MIT's creepily-quiet cheetah robot can now jump over hurdles all on its own

The mechanical cheetah first made a name for itself last fall, when researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) showed off its top speed of 10 miles per hour (16 km/h). But now, the bot is back with a new trick: It can jump over hurdles, much like a human runner can.<p>To "see" …

Ecocapsules: off-the-grid pods could change camping forever

Environmentally friendly, self-sufficient eco-pods, that can be towed on a trailer or shipped anywhere in the world, could transform the way we experience the outdoors.<p>The egg-shaped Ecocapsules, designed by Slovakian design firm Nice Architects can house two people for a year off the grid, with …

Off-grid

Modern Entry Door by Keratuer - the ExclusiveLine door

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …

Solar Panels

Google has a team of 100 people working on a project so secretive most of them can reveal only their first names

Advertising fraud is a serious problem. The Internet Advertising Bureau predicts ad fraud could cost brands as much as £6.5 billion ($10.1 billion) in wasted spending each year.<p>For Google — the world's biggest seller of online advertising — that's a huge problem. Google requires trust that ads …

Are we products of nature or nurture? Science answers age-old question

The age-old question of whether human traits are determined by nature or nurture has been answered, a team of researchers say. Their conclusion? It’s a draw.<p>By collating almost every twin study across the world from the past 50 years, researchers determined that the average variation for human …

Genetics

Xiaomi starts selling accessories in the UK, US, France and Germany

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi will launch its first stores in North America and Europe on Tuesday, selling low-cost accessories as a prelude to launching smartphones in the west.<p>The Mi store launch in the US, UK, France and Germany will be the five-year-old company’s first steps beyond …

Selling

FBI: Hacker claimed to hack into flights up to 20 times

<b>(CNN) —</b> A cybersecurity consultant told the FBI he hacked into computer systems aboard airliners up to 20 times and managed to control an aircraft engine during a flight, according to federal court documents.<p>Chris Roberts was detained by the FBI in April following a United Airlines flight to …

Hackers are draining bank accounts via the Starbucks app

Thieves are stealing money from people's credit cards, bank and PayPal accounts -- by first tapping into their Starbucks mobile app.<p>Starbucks (SBUX) on Wednesday acknowledged that criminals have been breaking into individual customer rewards accounts.<p>The Starbucks app lets you pay at checkout with …

Identity Theft

#TheDress: have researchers solved the mystery of its colour?

The image of The Dress that went viral this year and split friends and families over the colour of its stripes has sparked a fresh debate among scientists.<p>The close-cropped picture of the garment became an internet sensation when it appeared on Tumblr in late February. Its horizontal stripes were …

University of Pennsylvania

In-Memory Technology

Learn how Lenovo is using SAP HANA to optimize their supply chain in order to get their customers the products they need to share ideas across the …

Apple has a crazy idea for the iPhone's home button that could make it much more powerful and useful

Now, a recently published Apple patent application provides more evidence that the home button probably isn't going away anytime soon.<p>The patent application, published on Thursday, describes a system in which you could use the iPhone's fingerprint sensor to actually navigate your phone.<p>Apple …

8 Ways Buying Luxury Will Change

Luxury brands need to reinvent the way they sell to you to remain relevant, said a number of experts, speaking today at <i>Luxury Daily</i>’s “Luxury Insights Summit” in New York. For decades, buying luxury goods has meant a trip to the store, although gradually high-end brands have been exploring …

eCommerce

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Five Reasons You're Killing Yourself Working Overtime, And How To Stop

Throughout my 18-year corporate life, I would find myself staying late in the office more often than not. If I’m brutally honest with myself, I did it for two reasons – to try to stay caught up with what I felt was a massive workload, but also, to show management that I was a very hard worker. One …

The Workplace

Bill Gates made these 15 predictions in 1999 — it's scary how accurate he was

In the book, Gates makes 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous.<p>But as business student Markus Kirjonen pointed out on his blog, Gates' forecasts turned out to be "eerily prescient."

Bill Gates

Google's Dan Fredinburg was 'charismatic and always the centre of attention'

In the scale of what’s happened in Nepal, the death of a single individual maybe doesn’t add up to all that much, but if there was one person who I felt sure would survive the devastating avalanche that swept through Everest base camp, it was Dan Fredinburg. He was one of life’s lucky people. A …

Mountaineering

Burglary at Steve Jobs's Home Triggered This 'Self-Monitoring' Startup

On July 17, 2012, a burglar who had no sense of history or understanding of the capabilities of technology broke into Steve Jobs’s home in Palo Alto, CA, and took off with a bunch of iProducts as well as jewelry, the deceased man’s wallet, and other equipment. The premises were empty. The home was …

Smart Homes

Apple Carbon Footprint Rises Despite Green Measures

Carbon Footprint