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Sun + Water = Fuel - MIT Technology Review

“I’m going to show you something I haven’t showed anybody yet,” said Daniel Nocera, a professor of chemistry at MIT, speaking this May to an …

21 Bing Ads Hacks That’ll Increase Clicks While Decreasing Spend

Before I launch into this article, I want to get the elephant in the room out of the way.Bing.I know what you might be thinking: “<i>Really</i>, Neil? …

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15 best items for those who are obsessed with outer space

Outer space is a polarizing concept. Some people are terrified, while others can't get enough.<p>Consider this a little tribute to those of you who are …

Amazon is about to surpass Costco on one crucial measure

There are now roughly 80 million Amazon Prime members in the US, as of March 2017, according Consumer Intelligence Research Partners estimates. That's a 37.9% increase from the 58 million members Amazon had at this time last year.<p>Costco, meanwhile, reported in March that it had 88.1 million total …

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5 Modern Menswear Trends for 2017

<b>2016 was a year of big shocks,</b> wasn’t it? This includes the surprising male fashion trends too. Don’t get us wrong; not all of the fashions men …

Finish Line's explanation of its disappointing quarter perfectly captures the retail apocalypse

The footwear retailer's shares were down 15% premarket on Friday after reporting earnings of $0.50 per share, missing the forecast for $0.70 according to Bloomberg. Sales at stores open for at least one year fell 4.5%, which was worse than analysts expected. Net sales topped expectations.<p>In the …

Wikileaks unleashes 'Vault 7' series, the largest ever leak on the CIA

Wikileaks has released a massive stash of confidential documents in what could be the biggest ever leak involving the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).<p>The leak marks the very first installment of the Wikileaks’ latest series code-named <i>Vault 7</i> in which the whistleblowing platform focuses on the …

#DeleteUber reportedly led 200,000 people to delete their accounts

That is... a lot of accounts<p>As part of the widespread #DeleteUber protest that erupted on social media over the last week, more than 200,000 Uber accounts were deleted, according to a report from <i>The New York Times</i>. The size and scale of the protest is immense, and the mounting pressure was what led …

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Less pain, more gain: How memory affects your workout

This is not another article about the wonderful health benefits of exercise.<p>Yes, your workout is a stress-busting, heart-strengthening, age-defying elixir. You already knew that. In fact, surveys find that over 97 per cent of adults recognize the importance of exercise for health, according to Dr. …

Four easy behavioural techniques to apply to your pricing

Airport car parking is expensive, so the proprietors have to work pretty hard to convince people to choose it over alternative transportation.<p>Here …

How to beat your brain in the supermarket

An Australian psychologist has revealed some of the ways we “self-sabotage” with illogical thinking when we are shopping.<p>In her new book, <i>Behavioural</i> …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

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Apple to FBI: Drop this case and let's figure out digital security together

Apple's war of words with the FBI and U.S. government is far from over, but in the latest salvo Apple CEO Tim Cook pressed his case in a letter to …

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Why playing hard to get works and other dating lessons from behavioral economics

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> With Valentine’s Day now upon us, what better time than now to talk to Dan Ariely? The professor of behavioral economics and …

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Underdog Marketo Sees Marketing Software Price War

First, the bad news: Marketo (mkto) is still caught in the middle of a strategic pivot toward a future in which a larger portion of its revenue will …

SpaceX just tested the engines on the Falcon 9 rocket it landed in December

One of the engines seems to be having some trouble<p>Yesterday, SpaceX re-ignited the engines on the Falcon 9 rocket the company famously launched and then landed in December. The idea was to see if the rocket's first stage booster is in suitable condition to fly again after its trip to and from …

Interview with Shira Abel on Behavioral Engineering

I recently attended a fascinating talk on the topic of Behavioral Engineering by my friend Shira Abel. Post that talk, I had an opportunity to ask her a few questions on the same topic.<p>Here is the result of that interview:<p><b>RS: What is behavioral engineering and why is it important to focus on that</b> …

Behavioral economics wins $1.5 bln U.S. lottery

<i>The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.</i>One lucky American could be at least $1.5 billion richer by the time Wednesday ends. The biggest-ever lottery jackpot that could go to a single ticket-holder hangs in the balance. Its size is no mathematical fluke. …

Misbehaving: When Behavioral Psychology Meets Economics

<i>In the new book</i> Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics<i>, Richard Thaler, coauthor of</i> Nudge <i>and a behavioral science and economics professor at</i> …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of January 4, 2016)

The news this week was dramatic—from North Korea’s claims about a nuclear test, to the height of innovation at CES and a volatile international stock market. Read some of the week’s biggest stories from The Daily Edition.<p><b>1.</b> North Korea’s Nuclear Test Triggers Warning From South Korea—NBC News, …

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How IBM is Bringing Watson to Wine

IBM’s Watson super computer is learning to become a master winemaker.<p>At a vast vineyard outside Modesto, Calif., E&J Gallo Winery is testing a new …

2016 will be Silicon Valley’s hangover year

2016 is going to be an unusual year for the tech community. In fact, it will be so different from 2015 that we’ll look back like Alan, Phil, and Stu from “The Hangover” and wonder what the heck happened. What looked hot and incredible in 2015 will look like smushed Gray’s Papaya or Hot Doug’s on …

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Apple's Swift programming language soars in popularity

Just months after the first ever app created by it, the Swift programming language from Apple has leapt up the rankings of the technologies to watch from 68th place to 22nd<p>The programming language created by Apple for developers to make iOS and OS X apps with has made an “unprecedented” jump up the …

With HomeKit on horizon, home automation is about to get real

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AI Has Arrived, and That Really Worries the World's Brightest Minds

On the first Sunday afternoon of 2015, Elon Musk took to the stage at a closed-door conference at a Puerto Rican resort to discuss an intelligence …

Last Word Archive | New Scientist

30 May 2018<p>Spiders often fall into empty bathtubs, presumably in search of water. What are their chances of survival if they get washed down the …

Gulf Markets Weaken on Falling Oil Prices

Investors Express Concern About Regional Economic Growth<p>Stock markets in the Gulf closed sharply lower Sunday as tumbling oil prices sparked concerns about the economic growth prospects for the crude-exporting region.<p>Saudi Arabia and its Gulf neighbors are among the biggest sellers of oil globally, …

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