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2 big banks are backing a startup doing for global trade what Google did for advertising

The Spanish bank joins HSBC, American Express, and CreditEase, China's biggest online lender, in backing the six-year-old company. What do they all see in it?<p>"What we do is a fairly new thing," founder and CEO Christian Lanng told Business Insider in an interview. "We provide essentially a network …

Globalization

10 CEOs Share Their Leadership Goals For 2017

CEOs across industries share the leadership lessons they learned in 2016 and the leadership goals they plan to pursue in 2017.<p><i>Fast Company</i> asked CEOs across industries—social good, sexual health, beauty, tech, and more—about how they would like to bolster and improve their leadership style in 2017. …

Leadership

Elon Musk teases huge upgrades for Tesla’s Supercharger network

One of the smartest things Tesla did to help boost sales of the Model S was to rollout an all encompassing Supercharger network which enabled Tesla …

Get Used To It: Quantum Computing Will Bring Immense Processing Possibilities

The one thing everyone knows about quantum mechanics is its legendary weirdness, in which the basic tenets of the world it describes seem alien to …

Quantum Computing

The New Age of Wonder: Freeman Dyson on the Future of Science and Why Biologists Are the New Poets

“A new generation of artists, writing genomes as fluently as Blake and Byron wrote verses, might create an abundance of new flowers and fruit and trees and birds to enrich the ecology of our planet.”<p><i>“Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge… the impassioned expression which is in the</i> …

LHC Finds Particles That Defy The Standard Model Of Physics

With the help of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), an international team of researchers have found evidence of something physicists have spent …

This Atom Makes Quantum Computing Light Work

The elusive dream of quantum computing might seem far off, but researchers everywhere are trying to figure out solutions to get us closer to these …

Quantum Mechanics

CERN Symmetry Measurement Confirms Matter And Antimatter Are Mirrors Of Each Other

In physics, symmetry is a big deal, specifically with regards to matter and antimatter. If both were created in equal quantities in the Big Bang 13.8 …

High childhood IQ linked to bipolar disorder later in life

Is bipolar disorder the price humans must pay for creativity and intelligence?<p>High childhood IQ levels are linked to an increased risk of bipolar disorder later in life, according to new research.<p>The study, carried out at the University of Glasgow, measured the IQ of a large group of people aged …

How our brain hides (and gets back) scary memories - Futurity

Our brain can hide terrible memories to protect us from reliving stressful events. But if suppressed too long, they can cause anxiety, depression, …

Depression

Smartphone giants have lost 15,000 jobs to cheap Android phones this year

The world’s smartphone manufacturing giants are losing their luster, leading to a steady stream of job cuts inside previously prestigious mobile units.<p>The most recent high-profile cuts occurred last week, when HTC and Lenovo each reported less than stellar earnings reports. HTC, after reporting a …

Mobile

Scientists Discover Brain Network That Distinguishes Novelty From Familiarity

Each morning, on your daily stroll to work, you migrate along the same streets, pass the same shops, smell the same aromas seeping out of the same …

Why El Niño has never been more turbulent

Climatologists are predicting that global warming could make this year’s edition the strongest on record<p>A strong El Niño is building in the Pacific Ocean and is predicted to bring giant storms and rainfall that—combined with the effects of climate change—could have repercussions worldwide.<p>“We’re …

Climate Change

Two-factor system uses ambient sounds to verify your login

Two-factor can keep your Gmail, iCloud and other accounts from getting hacked, but it's unfortunately rather tedious to use. That's why a team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland has developed a tool called "Sound-Proof" to make the process less …

Music Production

These Speakers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Cut Through The Noise

Like lasers for your ears<p>Problem<p>Everyday speakers—whether they’re in a cellphone, TV, or radio—scatter sound waves as soon as they leave the cone. A single wave can bounce off dozens of surfaces, slamming into other signals and degrading along the way, before reaching your ear in a muddled mess. …

Audiophile

This fish 'snoozes' for years without food or water - Futurity

Scientists have taken a closer look at how African lungfish survive in suspended animation for three to five years until water becomes available.

Geoengineering won’t save us: Why it can’t halt the effects of climate change by itself

Extracting excess CO2 from the atmosphere would not be able to rehabilitate the ocean environment, models show<p>As nations repeatedly fail to make major cuts in their greenhouse gas production, scientists and others have begun to wonder if climate change might be halted not by emissions cuts but by …

Climate Change

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Climate Change

LG Display Unveils Incredible New Flexible Televisions

LG Display continues to be the leading pioneer in flexible technology - debuting its new flexible TV panel at an event in Korea this week.<p>18 inches …

Droplet Levitates On Electric Blue Plasma

A team of scientists made a discovery that sparked their interest. After giving some hydrochloric acid an electric shock, the researchers were also …

What Steve Jobs Said About Creativity

In a beautiful article for The Atlantic, Nancy Andreasen, a neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity, writes:<p>[C]reative people are …

Creativity

Introducing Graphene's Younger Cousin: Stanene

Graphene, the super two-dimensional material, has some outstanding properties. It is 200 times stronger than steel by weight, and it can conduct heat …

Graphene

Why I Advocate for Becoming a Machine

Biology is simply not the best system out there for our species’ evolution. It’s frail, terminal, and needs to be upgraded.<p>Transhumanists want to use technology and science to become more than human. Naturally, in this process, certain elements of our humanness will be replaced and likely lost. …

Singularity

'Echo Seeker' Submarine Patrols The Seafloor On Its Own

There are robots on the bottom of the ocean<p>There is water on the bottom of the ocean, and Boeing’s Echo Seeker unmanned submarine is designed to explore a lot of it. NOAA, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, estimates that humans have explored less than 5 percent of the ocean. Robots …

Seafloor
Investing

Scientists Make Neurons From Human Skin Cells Using Only Chemicals

The ability to give cells new identities in the lab holds huge potential not just to dramatically improve our knowledge of cell biology and disease, …

16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways

It's not everyday you see a book that can be read in six completely different ways, and this small book from the National Library of Sweden is definitely an anomaly. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel, this 16th century text has a special sixfold dos–dos (or “back to back”) binding …

Books

Facebook Could Check Your Loan Applications Against Your Friends' Credit

Just call it “friendlining”<p>Facebook friend lists are a weird collection of your classmates, coworkers, distant relatives, former roommates, and other people you may have known at one point in your life. A new patent granted to Facebook would let lenders check those same friends' credit scores and …

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