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Snow-Melting, No-Shovel Sidewalks and Driveways Sound Amazing

Yesterday in snowy Manhattan I fell on the sidewalk, like some kind of freaking invalid. Half of the sidewalk was covered in that blue-colored …

Drones could be used to seek out arteries to prevent heart attacks

New trials suggest microscopic stealth drones could be used to seek and repair damaged arteries and prevent heart attacks<p>Scientists have carried out trials using microscopic drones that could be used to seek and repair damaged arteries, preventing heart attacks and strokes.<p>Researchers have …

Medical Research

This Bill Gates-supported startup is about to open the world's largest fly farm in South Africa

Industrial farmed chicken and fish eat fish meal, which is bad for the environment because it depletes already fragile fish resources. To create 1 kilogram of high-protein fish meal, for example, it takes 4.5 kilogrammes of smaller pelagic fish such as anchovies and sardines, according to Time …

Cricket World Cup 2015,Pakistan cricket team,India cricket team,Cricket,Sport<p>It was estimated that over a billion people tuned into the Cricket World Cup game between India and Pakistan. Here are the best pictures of those people watching around the globe

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A ring of cyber-crooks used an unusual trick to steal up to $1 billion from banks around the world

The company said it was working with Interpol, Europol and authorities from different countries to try to uncover more details on what it being called an unprecedented robbery.<p>The gang, which Kaspersky dubbed Carbanak, takes the unusual approach of stealing directly from banks, rather than posing …

“We think we can do better than plants”: New “bionic leaf” makes fuel from sunlight

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new system to harness our planet’s greatest energy source<p>Here's a new way to make fuel from sunlight: starve a microbe nearly to death, then feed it carbon dioxide and hydrogen produced with the help of voltage from a solar panel. A newly developed …

Desolenator uses the sun to make salt water and contaminated water drinkable

In most of the developed countries around the world, we take for granted that we will always have clean drinking water. All we need to do is turn on …

DIY Atlas 3D scanner uses Raspberry Pi for high resolution scanning

There are several 3D scanners on the market today that you can buy already put together, but those devices can be very expensive to purchase. A new …

Meet The Man Behind Microsoft's Ambitious Vision For The Future Of Computing

When Kipman took the stage on Wednesday to show off the HoloLens, most of his presentation focused on how the headset helps you virtually create things you wouldn't be able to on a traditional computer.<p>Kipman has been with Microsoft for about 15 years, and on Wednesday he showed off what has been …

6 Foods Scientifically Proven to Increase Your Lifespan

Abraham Lincoln once said, "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." True. But also… a few more years …

This Futuristic Desert City Is Designed For Self-Sufficient, Communal Living

If you lived here, you’d never have to leave. Given that you’d be in the middle of a desert, that’s probably a good thing.<p>Masdar City—Abu Dhabi’s $18 billion experiment in planning a city from the ground up—was designed to be the world’s first large-scale carbon-neutral development. It’s results …

Bank Of Japan's Kuroda: People Here At Davos Are Just Too Darn Pessimistic

Kuroda was addressing the closing event at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the four-day gathering that brings together 2,500 of the world's most influential executives and leaders.<p>Insecurity and risk weighed on this year's meet after a year of unforeseen conflict in Ukraine and the …

The 21 Best Cities To Live In

Global consulting firm ECA International came out with a list of the most livable cities around the world for North Americans.<p>The ranking objectively evaluates a bunch of factors that contribute to the overall quality of living, including climate, availability of health services, housing and …

Bill Gates Is Doubling Down On A Bet He Made 15 Years Ago

The Microsoft-cofounder-turned-philanthropist and his wife have published their annual letter in which they spell out where they think (and hope) the world will be by 2030.<p>This idea of a "bet" is inspired by Gates' longtime friendship with Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Forty years ago, the two of …

Google to become wireless provider with Sprint and T-Mobile – reports

Google is planning to sell a wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.<p>If everything falls into place, Google Inc could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer …

T-Mobile

Why Reddit Is Leaping Into The Podcast Game

“We wanted to do it responsibly, working with the users who make Reddit special,” cofounder Alexis Ohanian tells us.<p>As the ongoing Podcast Renaissance invigorates audio storytelling–you may have heard about a little program called <i>Serial</i>–social news site Reddit is grabbing a piece of the action to …

HGST still makes most reliable hard drives, says Backblaze

Image copyright sacura/Shutterstock.HGST is the reigning champion of hard drives when it comes to reliability, according to cloud backup provider …

Uber Closes On Another $1.6 Billion In Convertible Debt From Goldman Sachs

It’s hard to believe, but ride-hailing company Uber has closed on even more financing to expand its operations around the world. Fast on the heels of raising $1.2 billion in equity financing, the company brought on $1.6 billion in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs, a person with knowledge of the …

Strong US dollar could be scaring away the tourists

New York restaurant owner Jeremy Merrin has seen business slow in recent weeks at his Havana Central eatery in Times Square. The reason: not enough international tourists.<p>“We’re fighting a double-whammy,” said Merrin, who owns three restaurants and is on the board of the New York State Restaurant …

Michael Kors

Sparky: The $3 Micro Fish Tank Filter

Meet Sparky, a micro filter for fish tanks that only costs $3. It is so simple to make and it is the perfect size for a betta tank or another small …

Top Ten Protein-Rich Foods - Slideshow

<b>Why you should include protein rich foods in your diet?</b><p>► Since every cell in your body contains protein, protein in your diet will help your body …

Faking Murders And Stealing Bitcoin: Why The Silk Road Is The Strangest Crime Story Of The Decade

To his family, he was former Eagle Scout Ross Ulbricht. To his housemates, he was “Joshua Terrey.” To the U.S. government, he’s “The Dread Pirate Roberts” – the criminal mastermind who created and operated the billion dollar black market website Silk Road. His trial began on January 13.<p>The …

Silk Road

Egomotion Raises $250k To Automatically Tell Your Friends Where You Are, Whether Or Not You’re Driving

Back in December, we wrote up the launch of Status, an app that automatically tells your friends where you are, what you’re up to, and useful stuff like whether or not you’re currently busy driving or if your phone is dead.<p>Status has just been updated to teach it some new tricks, and the company …

Chinese Education App XueXiBao Raises $20M Series B From SoftBank And GSR

XueXiBao, a homework help app, is the latest educational tech startup in China to receive funding. SoftBank China Venture Capital, an arm of the Japanese telecom giant, and returning investor GSR Ventures led a $20 million Series B in the company. XueXiBao announced the investment on its Weibo page …

Samsung’s next Edge could have a pair of displays on each side

Image copyright Kif Leswing/Gigaom.Samsung’s next phone project could be a double-edged sword of sorts. Instead of one side display, like the Galaxy …

Snapchat’s Pricey Ads Could Be Too Pricey

AdWeek recently reported that Snapchat is asking brands for $750,000 per day to run its new “my story” ads. Some would argue that Snapchat’s unique ad format, engagement tactics, demographics, and immediacy make for an interesting experimental advertising opportunity. Others say that $750,000 is a …