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Top 5 Business Longreads Now Free at the New Yorker's Archives

<i>The New Yorker</i> lifted its paywall this week, making its vast trove of magazine articles available -- for a limited time only. This fall, after overhauling its website, the magazine will introduce a new, metered paywall. But until then you can check out any of the articles published since 2007. …

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5 Tips to Creating a Successful Content-Marketing Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The phrase “content marketing” is all over the web these days. Content has become a conglomeration of many things: webinars, blog posts, videos, social network shares and more. It sounds like a great idea. If done right, a well-executed …

A Mysterious Sound Is Driving People Insane — And Nobody Knows What's Causing It

<b>Dr. Glen MacPherson doesn't remember the first time he heard the sound</b>. It may have started at the beginning of 2012, a dull, steady droning like …

What Will We Eat In 2050?

I remember my first “American-style” fast food. Burger King opened a location in Liverpool and I went out with some friends to check it out. I remember little details like queuing at right angles to the counter rather than snaking along the wall as was typical at the local fish and chip shop. I …

It showed how to make communications faster and take up less space on a hard disk, making the internet possible<p>This equation was published in the 1949 book <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication</i>, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could …

The Man Who's Making A Home 3-D Metal Printer

Plus other ways to get your ideas cast in steel, bronze, and bismuth alloy<p>Sure, manufacturing companies have 3-D printers that are able to weld metal pieces. You can even send designs to Shapeways to get them printed in steel. But wouldn't you want your own metal 3-D printer at home? One California …

Q&A: Creating Global Wi-Fi--With Balloons

How Mike Cassidy of Google's Project Loon wants to get internet airborne.<p>Mike Cassidy works at Google X, the company’s self-described <i>moonshot factory,</i> as the leader of Project Loon. His team’s goal is to deploy a global network of thousands of Wi-Fi–connected balloons that will provide affordable …

Russia Just Finished A Submarine It Has Spent 20 Years Building

The 1990s are back, and they're nuclear.<p>There are college sophomores who were born after Russia began building its newest submarine. The K-329 Severodvinsk (re-designated the K-560 Severodvinsk in late 2013) is a submarine powered by a nuclear reactor and is made to hunt other submarines, ships, …

Is Seawater the Next Big Fuel Source?

In April, the Navy announced a breakthrough in transforming seawater, the earth's most abundant natural resource, to fuel. Researchers used it to fly a model jet powered with an internal combustion engine like its full-sized counterparts. What are the implications of such a technology in a world …

A Jetliner For A Fuel-Starved Future

Slimming down the classic passenger jet<p>An MIT team has turned a multi- million-dollar NASA contract into the most advanced rethink to date of the classic passenger jet. The design, nicknamed the Double Bubble, calls for an extra-wide fuselage and rear-mounted turbo­fan engines. The configuration …