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Patents from Boeing, NASA, Google, and more

Drawing inspiration from living beings, NASA intends to put “pain” receptors throughout in the outer shell of spacecrafts. The result: the space crafts exterior turns into a living skin capable of sensing even the slightest “discomfort” in the form of stress or physical damage.<p>The shell of the …

Android earned Google $22 billion in profit, says Oracle

Who'd have thought that we'd learn just how profitable Android is from Oracle's lawyer during a court proceeding against Google? According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Oracle Atty. Annette Hurst has revealed that Google's mobile platform generated $31 billion in revenue and a total of $22 billion in profit since …

BANK OF AMERICA: The global economy is experiencing 'death by 1000 blows'

Oil collapsed below $30 a barrel then rallied.<p>Stocks in Asia triggered circuit-breakers in the first week and then whipped back.<p>In these conditions it's tough to make a call on global growth but the economics analysts at Bank of America have had a go.<p>And they don't like what they see.<p>Here's the …

There's a worrisome shift in the way the most powerful people in the world are talking about China

BULLS: China is going to be a world power, surpassing the US, and one with the power to cleanly vault over the challenges posed by a modernizing economy — with a management capability and store of cash reserves to weather a storm.<p>BEARS: China will suffer terrible shocks to its economy in order to …

Are You Ready To Be A Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

Enter the world of a lifestyle entrepreneur. The lifestyle entrepreneur has built their business around their ideal lifestyle. Lifestyles may vary, but it is for that person to choose which niche is right for them.<p>Are you ready to be a lifestyle entrepreneur? The benefits of lifestyle …

Here are 19 Australian startups that had an amazing 2015

Last year Atlassian, the software company behind Jira and HipChat products, made headlines as the biggest success story in Australia after its $8 billion float on the Nasdaq in December. It was a long-awaited tech IPO with the Sydney-based collaboration software group, headed by duo Mike …

Entrepreneurs turn billion dollar seafood waste into profitable products

From wallets to antibacterial fabric, innovators are turning once discarded fish waste into money<p>Since he started working on commercial fishing and crabbing boats as a teenager, Craig Kasberg loved being out at sea. Yet he was bothered by the amount of fish waste he saw being dumped back on to the …

A Wall Street analyst just nailed the most important thing we don't know about China's economy

It's on that last point where we find the most urgent, complicated, and mysterious issue with China's transitioning economy right now. For months the government has said that it is committed to restructuring the country's corporate sector, especially state-owned enterprises (SOEs), but officials …

The Australian guy suspected of being the Bitcoin inventor just had his house raided

The Guardian is reporting that 10 police arrived at Wright's home in a Sydney suburb and have begun searching the garage.<p>Reuter's Jane Wardell is also reporting that Wright's offices are being raided:<p>The AFP confirmed to Business Insider that officers were at Wright's home but it was not related to …

Economists: Trump's charges against China are obsolete

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's latest attack on China is about three years behind the times.<p>In a column in The …

Why You Need to Wear Sunscreen This Winter

With the temperatures beginning to dip and the sun setting earlier each day, your first impulse may be to stow a favorite SPF under the sink. But as any dermatologist will tell you, the need to protect your skin against UV damage is a year-round commitment. Incidental sun exposure—the kind …

How Google Aims To Dominate Artificial Intelligence

The search giant is making its AI open source so anyone can use it<p>How Google Aims To Dominate AI<p>How Google Aims To Dominate AI<p>By Dave Gershgorn<p>In November 2007, Google laid the groundwork to dominate the mobile market by releasing Android, an open ­source operating system for phones. Eight years …

What Elon Musk is really like as a boss

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Is It Like To Work With Elon Musk?</i> <i>Answer by Dolly Singh, Former Head of Recruiting, Oculus.</i><p>After working for Elon for over five years at SpaceX as the Head of Talent Acquisition, there are many potential answers to this question. Any answer I might …

Space Travel

Women Won the Right to Vote, but Not Yet the Right to Their Bodies

The new movie Suffragette shows how ugly the fight for the female vote was and today’s news shows how little it has accomplished in some …

The Surface Book's best hidden feature is its upgradability

Microsoft’s Surface Book is an awesome laptop. Zany design and detachable screen aside, one of the main reasons for that is that it manages to squeeze a discrete GPU into a laptop the size and weight of a 13-inch MacBook Pro.<p>But while the laptop has received a ton of praise, there’s one undisclosed …

The Search for the God Algorithm

So far no one has discovered the Master Algorithm that can reap and sort all knowledge, but not for want of trying. A new book details the hunt for …

Forget websites, Facebook wants you to read the news in its app

Facebook wants to be your mobile newsstand.<p>The social network is rolling out the Instant Articles feature in its mobile app to more users, allowing them to scan headlines, dive into articles and watch news videos on their phones, the company said Tuesday.<p>Introduced in a limited fashion five months …

Apple takes down 256 iOS apps, advises developers to stop using rogue advertising SDK

According to analytics company SourceDNA, there are hundreds of iOS applications on the App Store that are capable of accessing personal information …

Google To The Yahoo Rescue

Yahoo had a profit miss for Q3, causing shares to drop, but there was a gem in the release that should make investors very happy.<p>The company says that it reached a search agreement this month with search giant Google, CEO Marissa Mayer’s old stomping grounds. It’s a three-year, non-exclusive …

Advertising

LinkedIn Debuts Referrals, Relaunches Recruiter With People-Matching Algorithms

LinkedIn — the platform used by some 380 million professionals for networking, job hunting, learning things and more — today took the wraps off two new products aimed at one of LinkedIn’s biggest groups of paying users: talent recruiters.<p>At LinkedIn’s Talent Connect event in Anaheim, California, …

Employment

Facebook is working on its own real-time news notification app

Facebook is preparing to launch its own real-time news notification app in a bid to lure people away from Twitter.<p>A source familiar with the matter …

Google Translate now allows visual translations to Arabic

Google Translate has already expanded its visual translation capabilities across many languages, but the team announced today that the company has made a breakthrough in translations to a particularly difficult language.<p>The Google Translate app, available for both iPhone and Android, has updated to …

The Future Of Bitcoin Isn’t Bitcoin–It’s Bigger Than That

The shared ledger technology, or blockchain, introduced in Bitcoin could upend the financial industry. And startups are getting in line.<p>Earlier this year, Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne bought a $500,000 bond issued by the online retailer.<p>But it wasn’t the size of the bond that drew attention. It …

Blockchain

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Jenna Autuori-Dedic for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>While all you technically need to do is lace up your sneakers to get started with your running routine (find out how to buy the perfect pair here), turns out there's way more need-to-know info. And who better to turn to for tips than some of …

The world will come crashing down (again): Inside the global debt crisis that America is about to import

<b>(lumy010 via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Trillions of dollars of investment in emerging markets has been fueled by cheap credit — and the bill’s coming due<p>Robert Hennelly<p>October 14, 2015 5:27pm (UTC)<p>Even as tens of millions of Americans continue to still struggle to recover from the Great Recession, there are …

Emerging Markets

The 10 Golden Rules of Nutrition

Just as the beginner should stick to the basics in the gym, there’s no reason to complicate the nutrition side of things. In college, nutrition …

Nutrition

We might be headed for a recession in 2016

Slowing global growth has been one of the predominant investing themes in 2015, causing enough turmoil to send both the S&P 500 and the MSCI World Index down about 4 percent.<p>The $73.5 trillion global economy is expected to grow 3.1 percent in 2015 and 3.6 percent in 2016, according to the latest …

Beer giants AB InBev and SABMiller agree takeover terms

<b>The world's two biggest beer producers are set to merge after SABMiller accepted an increased takeover offer from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.</b><p>SABMiller said it had agreed "in principle" a £44-a-share offer, after four previous attempts from AB InBev.<p>AB InBev's brands include Budweiser, Stella Artois …