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Just Say No to Pot Stocks

As legalization expands, companies linked to marijuana are getting lots of attention. But nearly all are iffy penny stocks not worthy of your …

These Massive Mirrored Dishes Could Make Solar Cheaper For All

IBM Research is developing solar equipment that does a much better job at harnessing the sun’s rays than today’s designs.<p>So much sunlight hits the Earth each day that the world’s entire electricity needs could be met by harvesting only 2% of the solar energy in the Sahara Desert. Of course, using …

Clean Energy

Letter To The Grandkids: 12 Essential Investing Guidelines

One of the great joys of my life is seeing my four young grandchildren growing up: learning to crawl and then walk, learning to talk and read stories, learning to ride bikes and play computer games—learning in all directions how to do all sorts of things.<p>Of course, they want to do all these things …

Six Critical Rules For Successful Retirement Investing

Retirement planning is the process of identifying your long term income, determining your intended lifestyle and defining how to reach those goals. When planning for retirement, you’ll need to consider a variety of factors, such as when you’ll retire, where you’ll live and what you’ll do. Keep in …

Everybody loses in ping pong match between robot and man

When robot maker Kuka announced that it would be pitting its Agilus robot against table tennis star Timo Boll last month, we expected a fair fight. Conditioned professional human athlete against a cold, merciless, bright orange mechanical arm on a small wooden field, both wielding the same …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon/Gigaom<p>Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of …

Is This The First $5 Billion Marijuana Company?

With a sprawling 10-acre maximum-security compound in Canada, a company that sells vitamins and nutritional supplements aims to sell an even better natural remedy.<p>The conventionally held wisdom is that large tobacco companies are poised to benefit the most from widespread marijuana legalization. …

What It's Like Inside The World's Largest Bitcoin Mining Operation

Dave Carlson is running one of the largest Bitcoin mining operations there is.<p>He's set up an army of number-crunching computers in two warehouses at an undisclosed location in Washington State. The computers generate a ton of heat and burn through electricity, but Carlson says he's generating $8 …

Everything You Need to Know to Start 3D Printing

Ready to join the new DIY revolution?<p><b>The work I've done on spacecraft got me</b> hooked on 3D printing. When I was an electrical engineer for RCA Astro (now part of Lockheed Martin), I helped design, build, and launch the Mars Observer and other interplanetary probes. Back then I had dreams of building …

Printing

One Emerging Market To Buy

Investors can’t bail fast enough on emerging markets at the moment. And rightly so, given the potential for further problems as I highlighted in last week’s post, <i>Emerging Market Banking Crises Are Next</i>. But the indiscriminate sell-off of emerging markets also opens up some potential opportunities.</i> …