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GOLDMAN: Here are the 14 best stocks for fat dividends and huge buybacks

And so with Goldman seeing stock prices get near their target, the firm has a basket of stocks that return cash through buybacks and dividends.<p>We've highlighted the stocks in Goldman's "Total Cash Return to Shareholders" basket, which provides investors more than a 14% total yield on a trailing …

Investing

Learn Arduino: The world’s greatest open-source electronics platform

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Learn …

Programming

Deep-Fried Graphene Could Be the Future of Batteries

The wondermaterial graphene could have so many crazy applications: Computer chips that run on light, saltwater electricity generation, and on and on. …

Futuristic cargo vessel looks to revolutionize shipping

Norwegian ship designer Lade AS has unveiled a futuristic new design for cargo vessels, which uses the ships’ hulls as a sail.<p>Inspired by sailboats and aerospace, the ‘Vindskip,’ with its hull shaped like a symmetrical air foil, is designed to use the wind for propulsion. Lade AS says that the …

Natural Gas

Google could be funding SpaceX's satellite internet

After introducing the idea of creating a satellite-based internet back in November, Elon Musk went into further detail last week on his $10 billion plan to build out a network over the next five years. Now, <i>The Information</i> is reporting that Google might be a main investor.<p>According to an unnamed …

Wall Street

Liam Neeson's gun control rant sparks calls for movie boycott

Liam Neeson has made a dangerous new enemy.<p>Gunmaker PARA USA has called for an industry boycott of movies starring the actor after he criticized U.S. gun policy during a press tour for his latest film.<p>In a statement posted on its Facebook page Saturday, PARA said it "regrets" providing firearms for …

Guns

Transcending Our Brain Created Reality: A New Call to Lift Nature’s Veil

Bernardo Kastrup, Ph.D., <i>New Dawn</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The study of non-ordinary states of consciousness is quickly becoming an established area of scientific …

Faster-Than-Light Lasers Could “Illuminate” the Universe

<i>The Very Large Telescoping Interferometer firing it’s adaptive optics laser. Image Credit: ESO/G. Hüdepohl</i>It’s a cornerstone of modern physics that …

Physics

Sony E-ink Watch Aims To Make Low–Power Screens The Next Big Thing In Fashion Fabric

Almost every tech hardware maker is basically racing smart watches out the door, but Sony is looking at how it can re-invent the basic timekeeping device itself with a new special project that was only just now revealed to be associated with the Japanese electronics giant, despite popping up on a …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

Medical Marijuana Is Going to Be Big Business... Shortly

There are currently only seven people in the U.S. that can legally use marijuana under federal law, and they all receive cannabis cigarettes direct from the Federal government.<p>Those seven are the benefactors of a lawsuit filed by Robert Randall in 1978 when he sued the Federal government a second …

Cannabis

3-D Printer Sales to Double Next Year

A still-obscure activity is headed for the mainstream.<p>You’ve been hearing about 3-D printing becoming a mainstream activity for a few years now, but how big a deal is it really? Potentially huge, sure, but today the research firm Gartner is out with some new estimates that put some hard numbers on …

HP officially splitting into two companies (update)

HP's home-focused and business divisions have frequently seemed at odds with each other, and apparently the company agrees. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> claims that the tech giant is about to split into two companies, one focused on PCs and the other dedicated solely to corporate hardware and services. …

BlackBerry Passport preorders reach 200K, company sees smaller than expected earnings loss

Slowly but surely, BlackBerry is getting back on its feet.<p>The company saw preorders for its BlackBerry Passport phone reach 200,000 since its announcement earlier this week, CEO Jon Chen said during the company’s first quarter earnings call for 2015.<p>BlackBerry once again posted a loss for the last …

New 'Diamond nanothreads' may make space elevator a reality

Scientists produce ultra-thin threads of carbon atoms they say should be stronger and stiffer than any existing man-made material. Space elevators, here we come.<p>A team of scientists have crafted a thread of carbon atoms 20,000 times smaller than a strand of human hair, and it may prove to be the …

Nanotech

Inhabitat's Week in Green: hydroelectric house, human hamster wheel and a saltwater-powered car

Salt water covers the vast majority of the Earth's surface, making it one of the most abundant and under-appreciated resources on the planet. Taking advantage of this resource, Nanoflowcell has developed the world's first saltwater-powered electric car! The vehicle, known as the Quant …

Newly-discovered waste-eating bacteria could help in nuclear waste disposal

"Extremophile" bacteria have been found thriving in soil samples from a highly alkaline industrial site in Peak District of England. Although the …

Chemistry

Sapphire Displays for iPhone 6 Missed by 'Weeks' Due to Yield Issues

One of the biggest rumors for the iPhone 6 was a new sapphire display cover courtesy of Apple's partnership with GT Advanced Technologies. Some rumors had suggested sapphire might be limited to high-end models, but at the device's unveiling earlier this week the feature was nowhere to be found on …

Mozbii color-picking stylus targets kids

Sliding in to fill the gap left by the shamed Scribble Pen is the Mozbii, a color-picking stylus designed with children in mind. With the Mozbii, …

How to Make Battery Power More Powerful

The lithium-ion batteries powering our lives are in need of a major innovation—or a full-on replacement. But decades of research have produced few viable solutions. Until now.<p><b>At first Amy Prieto didn't know what she was</b> looking at. The video on the laptop screen showed a pair of hands attaching a …

The Rare-Earths Roller Coaster

Starting in early 2010, a small Canadian company called Elissa Resources spent more than $1.66 million exploring a hilly scrap of desert dotted with cacti, creosote bushes, and Joshua trees, at the southern tip of Nevada. The company was looking for rare earths: obscure metals with magnetic and …

“The Big Bang Theory” and Our Future with China

The announcement, on Tuesday, that the United States has charged five members of the Chinese military with economic espionage—for hacking the computers of American companies—is an acknowledgment that its diplomatic relationship with China is moving toward confrontation. After trying to negotiate, …

Ouillim: yet another all-electric supercar, this time from South Korea

Think of supercars, and your thoughts might turn to Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, or Vipers.<p>A South Korean vehicle with a Dutch electric drivetrain probably doesn’t spring to mind. Though that’s what you’re looking at here.<p>It’s called the Oullim Motors Spirra EV, and according to Dutch site <i>De</i> …

The first fully-2D, wonder-material graphene-molybdenite transistor could be the future of fast electronics - ExtremeTech

By on June 4, 2014 at 8:39 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at Berkeley Lab, using a …

Ceramic fuel cells could be the future of green, at-home power and heat generation - ExtremeTech

By on June 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>While interest in so-called “smart …

MIT demos shoulder-mounted Doc Ock robot arms

We can't all be super-villains, but some MIT researchers are getting closer with a set of robot arms that sit on your shoulders. First the lab, then the world!<p>Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra set of arms, literally? When your hands are full, you could still open your door, pet the dog, or pick …

Robotics

Your next smartphone could have a holographic projector inside it

If you keep hold of the phone you already own until late 2015, you may have the chance to buy a new model with a holographic projector inside. That’s …

Gear & Gadgets

This $295 battery-powered unicycle could replace your Segway

Ah, the sweet memory of learning to ride a bike with training wheels! My hands are sweaty, and my ego a bit damaged after spending a half-hour learning to ride a battery-powered unicycle called the Pinwheel. This $295 (wholesale) gadget is one of the more interesting finds here at Computex 2014 -- …

MIT Students Create Solar Panels That Still Work In The Shade

Your shady roof is solar-power friendly now.<p>The number of homes with solar panels has grown quickly in the last few years. But there could be a lot more. Up to three-quarters of houses are still thought to be unsuitable for solar because of shading, ownership, and structural issues. Shading is also …