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Humans are genetically modifying mosquitoes to fight a disease we helped create

It’s America’s closest thing to a tropical tourism mecca. But Key West’s biggest attraction isn’t the sun-splashed beaches. Its charm lies in its balmy evenings, with their open-air parties steeped in tequila and rum runners, drawing a blend of tourists and locals who pack the pastel-gothic Old …

How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

Amber fossil suggests dinosaurs may have eaten ancient LSD

CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Researchers have discovered the world's oldest piece of grass, perfectly preserved inside an piece of amber …

5 Steps to Effectively Leading Your Company

In the last three years, I’ve transitioned from being an auditor at a public accounting firm to a successful franchise owner of a million-dollar business. The company operates seven days a week in New York City. Running a business in the concrete jungle requires learning some fundamental lessons, …

Three Lessons Learned From A High Growth Tech CEO

Productivity is the baseline from which businesses operate. The U.S. Department of Labor compiles its labor statistics in terms of productivity. CEOs continually strive to increase productivity in their workplace. And for Eric Morgan, CEO of Workfront, increasing productivity has led to great …

How a Typo Cost One Entrepreneur Half His Profit

Just about every aspect of a crowdfunding campaign requires painstaking attention to detail.<p>How much it will really take to finance a crowdfunded project is something that most Kickstarter users think long and hard about when setting a fundraising goal. But even the most diligent can't foresee the …

Google’s 160-pound robot dog will scare the bejesus out of you

Google-owned robotics firm Boston Dynamics is no stranger to creating robotic beasts that can do freakish feats, but their latest robotic quadruped — a 160-pound doglike machine named Spot — takes the crazy factor to an all new level with a smaller, nimbler, more-kickable form factor.<p>To be …

This Invincible Flying Robot Just Won a $1 Million Drone Competition

We started writing about AirBurr, the robot that would become Gimball, in October of 2009. Over the last five or so years, we’ve watched it change …

A Longer Lightning Cable, Cheap Flash Storage, and More Deals

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Many recalled vehicles do not get repaired, posing a safety risk

Each day, attorney Terry Harris sets out in his trusty 2002 Honda Civic, which has 150,000 miles — and has been recalled for a variety of defects considered dangerous by safety regulators.<p>Two are for air bags that can explode, sending shrapnel into the cabin. Another aims to fix a wiring problem …

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

4D printed dress could be the shape of things to come

Revolutionary garment soon to go on show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art is a shift away from mass production, writes <b>Edward Helmore</b>

This Free Throw-Making Robot Could Probably Crack the 76ers Roster

What's the best way to promote the accuracy, adaptability, and reliability of your robotic arm to potential clients? Even if it's only ever destined …

We learn from challenges. Marco Belinelli and Comau Racer robot

Marco Belinelli

Starbucks to deliver coffee to your desk starting in 2015

Want to avoid the morning rush at the local Starbucks?<p>No problem, Chief Executive Howard Schultz said. Starbucks will deliver.<p>Schultz announced that, starting in the second half of 2015, Starbucks will bring its food and drinks directly to customers in select markets.<p>"Imagine the ability to create …

Flashback: Taylor Swift Dresses Like Kiss to Crash Keith Urban’s Show

Halloween only rolls around once a year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other occasions — say, a sold-out show in Kansas City, Missouri, during …

A Giant Drill Came This Close to Tearing Through a Packed NYC Subway Car

A whole bunch of Queens commuters almost got to star in their very own horror movie yesterday when a rogue contractor accidentally bored through an …

U.S. court rules that phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, but fingerprints aren’t

While Touch ID makes sense for most of us as a secure and convenient way to protect our phones, there is one group of people who may want to stick to good old-fashioned passcodes: criminals.<p>A Virginia District Court has ruled that while phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, which says …