Meet NYC’s first-ever “microapartments”Last summer, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan to build the city’s first “microapartment” building: 55 rental units, all ranging between 250- to 370-square-feet, a size that was, until recently, illegal under current building code. Bloomberg held an open call for proposals for the fun-sized dwellings, and announced the winning design Tuesday morning.A project... Continue Reading →

Company Plans to Use 'Firefly' Spaceships to Mine Asteroids for MineralsRobot spacecrafts could harvest and return valuable minerals to earth.A company called Deep Space Industries announced Tuesday that within two years it may start sending spacecraft into the solar system with the goal of harvesting natural resources from asteroids.[ALSO: European Space Agency Discovers 'Striking' Ancient River... Continue Reading →

Why you need to fail to have a great careerAt TEDxUW 2011, economics professor Larry Smith gave a memorable talk titled, “Why you will fail to have a great career.” Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great careerThe hilarious talk takes aim at people and the incredible excuses they dream up for not pursuing their... Continue Reading →

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