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Why this is the best moment in history to be born in 23 charts

October 22nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm » Comments Off

There seems to be bad news everywhere you look these days. Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart. Between Ebola, climate change, Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, and the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria.    



Futurework – how technology will redefine the culture of work

October 22nd, 2014 at 3:11 pm » Comments Off

“We’re increasingly going to be working with technology, and clearly some technologies are going to replace us.” Former Secretary of Labor and professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Robert Reich and Susan Hassler, editor in chief of IEEE Spectrum magazine, Susan Hassler , are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie […]



Why Google could beat Apple and become the first $1 trillion company

October 22nd, 2014 at 2:49 pm » Comments Off

Google could beat Apple to the milestone. Colin Gillis, a technology analyst at BGC Partners predicts Google Inc. will be the first $1 trillion company by market capitalization, not current front-runner Apple Inc.    



Journalism’s competition doesn’t even look like journalism

October 21st, 2014 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

Journalism is being replaced Newspapers and other media entities have had to continually expand their view of who their competition is ever since the web was invented. In the old days the competition was other newspapers, and then TV, and then after the web it became other news websites, or maybe Yahoo or Google.  



Top 5 most common sleep problems (and how to find relief)

October 21st, 2014 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

Sleep issues are complex. If we had a pill that could give us a good sleep, it would probably be the strongest medication ever made. There have been several studies that have connected inadequate sleep to chronic diseases and shortened lifespan. But unfortunately, sleep is not that simple. In fact, it’s the one natural process that […]



LinkedIn reranked top colleges for most desirable jobs

October 20th, 2014 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

LinkedIn used its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where producing employees at the most desirable firms. Only a few of the conventionally prestigious schools made the top of the list when colleges are re-ranked by how graduates do in the job market. LinkedIn mined its massive dataset of professionals to see what colleges where […]



The great decoupling – the impact of machine learning advancement on productivity and jobs

October 20th, 2014 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Machine learning is advancing at exponential rates. Many highly skilled jobs once considered the exclusive domain of humans are increasingly being carried out by computers. That may be good or bad depending on whom you talk to. Technologists and economists tend to split into two camps, the technologists believing that innovation will cure all ills, […]



Naval Facilities Energy Initiatives manager goes ‘net zero’ on his home in D.C.

October 20th, 2014 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

The Knox home has geothermal loops buried under the backyard. Andrew Know, manager of Naval Facilities Energy Initiatives, decided to go “net zero” on his home in Washington, D.C. What Knox got was a true zero-energy home, done right on a budget.    



Neuroscientists discover on/off switch in the brain for deep sleep

October 20th, 2014 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The parafacial zone (PZ) in the brain stem produces half of all the brain’s sleep-promoting activity. For the first time ever, neuroscientists have used an innovative new method to identify a circuit in the brain that promotes deep sleep, which reinvigorates the brain from its daily activities.    



Kano – a $150 DIY computer and coding kit

October 20th, 2014 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

Kano Children today have access to smartphones, tablets and laptops. They are powerful and intuitive, offering the Web and an ever-growing library of apps to explore. Learning and accessing information has never been easier.    



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