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Trump suggests US military foot the bill for border wall

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has privately floated the idea of funding construction of a border wall with Mexico through the US military budget in conversations with advisers, two sources confirmed to CNN Tuesday.<p>Trump discussed the idea in a private meeting last week with House …

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Invention Awards 2014: A Personal Electric Airplane That Won't Need A Runway

This vertical-landing plane runs on electricity<p>More than half of all personal aircraft accidents occur during takeoffs or landings. That’s why inventor and entrepreneur JoeBen Bevirt—known for designing airplane-like wind energy turbines—is intent on making runways obsolete. Bevirt, 40, has …

Revolutionary computers are on the way. Now we just need to know how to program them

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sebastian Kaulitzki<p>A team of Stanford scientists has created a circuit board, dubbed “NeuroGrid,” …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

10 mammoth corporations that will do anything to cheat the free market — and their consumers

From Monsanto to Comcast, these massive companies are doing everything they can to stamp out their competition<p>One of the fundamentals of free-market capitalism is that consumers benefit when competition is plentiful. If a business is selling a weak or inferior product, consumers can turn to the …

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Rising Flight Delays and Cancellations a Direct Result of Airline Consolidation, Study Finds

Flight delays and cancellations rose as competition between carriers declined at U.S. airports, according to a study ordered by Congress in the wake …

The Supreme Court Is Taking On Privacy In The Digital Age

Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American's virtual home?<p>How the justices answer that question could determine the outcome of the cases being argued Tuesday. A drug dealer and a gang member want the court to rule that the searches of their cellphones after their arrest violated …

Ukraine: kidnapped observers paraded by pro-Russian gunmen in Slavyansk

Eight European military observers kidnapped by pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine have been shown off at a press conference in the rebel-held city of Slavyansk.<p>The group, looking tired but unharmed, appeared next to Slavyansk's self-appointed separatist "mayor", Vyacheslav Ponomarev. They …