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Eco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity

Air conditioning units are expensive devices both to buy and to run. When they stop working, that’s also an expensive problem to solve. Even so, if …

Domestic Technology

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Falling levels of unemployment. A return to growth. House prices recovering. And, perhaps most significantly of all, a central bank that has felt so convinced the economy is on the mend that it has actually raised interest rates once in the past year and may do so again before Christmas comes …

Economics

3 reasons you should be worried about the US economy

The fact that the Dow Jones cratered roughly 9 percent in the same thirty-day period President Obama gave his address did nothing to quell Obama's optimism about America's future. In fact, he labeled the US economy "the strongest and most durable in the world."<p>Despite our leader's unwavering …

How To Deal With A Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

The 'American Dream' is over

Not only do they know the economy-and their financial security-is one crisis away from meltdown, they're also fed up with all the official gerrymandering of data to make the economy appear healthy.<p>The American Dream-characterized by plentiful jobs offering living wages, security and opportunities …

These are the winners and losers of the commodities crash

The sector is contending with the lowest prices since the financial crisis, perhaps even this century. Here is a brief guide to what is happening, how each of the main commodities are faring, and why it matters for global growth.<p><b>How bad is this crunch?</b><p>Earlier this week, crude oil dipped below $40 a …

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …

Augmented Reality

A Dual Computer Failure And Poor Pilot Response May Have Brought Down AirAsia Jet

An outage of the twin Flight Augmentation Computers (FAC) could not have directly caused the Dec. 28 crash, experts say, but without them the pilots would have had to rely on manual flying skills that are often stretched during a sudden airborne emergency.<p>"There appears to be some issue with the …

This Revolutionary New Reactor Could Change Civilization As We Know It

<b>The news:</b> For years, nuclear fusion has been the holy grail of alternative energy: Unlike fission, which splits atoms to create energy, fusion is the …

Catholic bishops veto gay-friendly statements leaving Pope Francis the loser

Final report of Roman Catholic extraordinary synod on the family removes talk of ‘welcoming’ gay people<p>Pope Francis appeared on Saturday night to have lost out to powerful conservatives in the Roman Catholic church after bishops scrapped language that had been hailed as a historic warming of …