Juliette Lewis Talks about “The Happiness Project”

Juliette Lewis admits that she hasn’t actually read The Happiness Project — but she wants to read it. She says, “I love self-help books. I got one from the airport called The Happiness Project. It’s unopened, but who knows — it might teach me how to be happier. We will see.” I always get a […]

Solar road tiles get their first public test

No, that’s not an elaborate new Lite-Brite kit– that’s the possible future of energy. After years of work (and some last-minute delays), Solar Roadways has installed its first public energy tiles in Sandpoint, Idaho as part of a test. On top of producing a light show, the panels will generate power for the fountain and restrooms […]

Storytelling advice from Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa was one of the masters of cinema. Below is a six-minute interview where Kurosawa offers advice to aspiring filmmakers, but the advice can be applied more widely to other creative disciplines as well. If you want to make a film today, you don’t need expensive equipment necessarily. Even a smartphone and a good […]

The Popinator is a voice activated popcorn launcher | Geek-Cetera | Geek.com

The Popinator is a voice activated popcorn launching machine. It sits there waiting for you to say the word “pop,” at which point the top of the machine lifts up to reveal a launcher that shoots out a single piece of popcorn in the direction of your mouth. How does it know where to fire […]

Nobel Goes to Worlds Tiniest Machines

“This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry is about the world’s smallest machines,” said Goran Hansson, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences which conferred the award. The French, Scottish and Dutch scientists had developed molecules with controllable movements that can perform tasks when energy is added, the Academy said in a statement awarding […]

Car-buyers Hindered by Online-Dealer Showroom Disconnect

October 05, 2016 Car-buyers Hindered by Online-Dealer Showroom Disconnect, Accenture Finds Automakers and dealers must tighten multi-channel integration strategy and embrace the latest technology or risk losing sales  NEW YORK; Oct. 5, 2016 -As car-buyers become more accustomed to shopping online, they are visiting dealer showrooms for fewer and more specific reasons to accelerate the purchase […]

Pianist Ludovico Einaudi In The Arctic Ocean – because why not right?

Ludovico Einaudi performs an original piece “Elegy for the Arctic”, on the Arctic Ocean to call for its protection, on June 17th, 2016. With a grand piano on a floating platform in front of a glacier, Einaudi played an original piece composed for the cause. The acclaimed composer has turned into music the voices of […]