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Exclusive: White House makes a big bet on small satellites

A new initiative announced today aims to boost private innovation of tiny space vehicles<p>The White House is announcing its plan today to promote the use of small space satellites — a move aimed at strengthening the U.S.’ burgeoning commercial space industry. The project, called "Harnessing the Small …

Ancient Japanese Secret for Having the Most Flawless Skin in the World: DIY

Hello Everybody,<p>Japanese women are popular all over the world for their beautiful impeccable skin. Not only do they have the perfect skin they also …

How to Shop for Solar Power: Solar Panels, Inverters, and More

With solar power, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Every installation needs to take into account electricity consumption, geographic location, …

Solar Panels

Discovering the 'final frontier' of our universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe.<p>While we may be exploring strange new worlds, like exoplanets beyond our solar system, and seeking out the potential for life on them, these aren't the voyages …

Hyperfocus: The other side of adult ADHD

Writers, entrepreneurs, and creative leaders of all types know that intense focus that happens when you're "in the zone": You're feeling empowered, productive, and engaged. Psychologists might call this flow, the experience of zeroing in so closely on some activity that you lose yourself in it. And …

Off-The-Shelf Hacker: Let's Talk Sensors

We’ve talked about the Arduino, the Raspberry Pi, the Pine 64 and several other devices. I’ve explained the differences between the various …

What Apple’s Deal With Intel Says About the End of Moore’s Law

Intel has been inside computers ever since the advancement of PCs. But for the first time, the company has jumped ship to mobile, as it announced …

10 alternatives to the Raspberry Pi | ZDNet

VoCore<p>A coin-sized Linux computer that is totally open-source, and costs $20. This is a small, low-cost, totally open-source (both the hardware and …

What's in your pad or tampon?

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 70% of all American women use tampons. On average, a woman will use between 11,000 and 16,000 tampons in her lifetime.<p>In fact, tampon-like devices have been used since ancient Rome, where women fashioned devices out of wool to absorb menstrual flow. Rolls of grass were used in parts …

25 apps for digital nomads, corporate escapists and loony adventurers

In the past three years, I have already run my business from Lebanon, Indonesia, Morocco, Iran, Kenya, and South Africa. Always on the hunt for a stable Wi-Fi connection, but free of fixed working hours.<p>My office can be my bed as well as my favorite local coffee shop. My only tools are a laptop, a …

When Facebook Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

Every time you log in to Facebook, every time you click on your News Feed, every time you Like a photo, every time you send anything via Messenger, you add another data point to the galaxy they already have regarding you and your behavior. That, in turn, is a tiny, insignificant dot within their …

How Often Should a Happy Couple Have Sex?

An investigation<p>Men aren’t the only ones who feel self-conscious about how often they’re having sex. (Wait: You do, right, men? I know nothing about you. I kind of just assumed.)<p>When a woman complains to her friends that she’s having a rough patch with her boyfriend, the first thing they’ll ask is …

Posing topless with purpose

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Never in a million years would Anna Beckingham have dreamed of posing topless.<p>But she arrives at a studio, peels off her sweater, then her tank top and then her bra, and without hesitation or embarrassment bares her breasts for a photographer.<p>Beckingham, a 46-year-old mother of two, …

Top 10 free things to do in Munich

Since the capital of Bavaria isn't exactly bargain city, we’ve come up with this handy list of freebies in Munich so you'll have more money left for merriment.<p>Whether you’re a music junkie, a fool for fuel or a fan of world-class soccer, gardens, history or architecture, you’ll have a fine time …

Top 10

Seven reasons to visit Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy's intriguing borderland

Writers Hemingway, Rilke and Joyce all found inspiration in the tiny, triple-barrelled Friuli Venezia Giulia region, tucked away in the far northeast of Italy.<p>Today, despite being just a couple of hours from Venice, FVG is one of Italy’s least touristed regions, but those in the know are heading …

Is it ethical to colonize Mars?

<b>(CNN) —</b> With the recent NASA announcement of liquid water flowing on Mars and the movie "The Martian" making a splash at the box office, we might well ask whether humans should go to Mars.<p>There is almost no chance that Mars has intelligent life and for decades we earthlings have dreamed of living …

Microsoft lab predicts a working quantum computer within 10 years

The quantum speedup may be closer than we think. According to a new paper lead-authored by researchers at Microsoft's quantum lab, a working quantum device could arrive within the next 10 years. "Recent improvements in control of quantum systems make it seem feasible to finally build a quantum …

CEO of $50 billion Salesforce shared his epic founding story to inspire a small business owner

But it took many years for Benioff to get to where he is now. When Salesforce first launched in 1999, he and his three cofounders worked out of a small apartment in San Francisco.<p>So people always ask him for advice on starting a new business. And whenever they do, Benioff likes to share his own …

Startups

Tableware designed for Alzheimer's patients

<b>(CNN) —</b> No one ever wants to see loved ones suffer in their later years.<p>Not everyone takes the time to do something about it.<p>For Sha Yao, watching her late grandmother's decline at the unrelenting hands of Alzheimer's disease prompted the industrial designer to take creative action in the form of …

New Steve Jobs doc examines the myth of the man who made Apple

Director Alex Gibney wraps up his latest documentary, <i>Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine</i>, with an apt encapsulation of the Apple co-founder's conflicting persona: "He had the focus of a monk, without the empathy." Jobs, who passed away in 2011 of pancreatic cancer, was the genius who transformed …

Are digital health technologies really good for our health?

Countless entrepreneurs around the world have launched digital health companies in the last decade and more than 100,000 mobile apps are currently on …

LG's new gadget lets you control home appliances remotely

LG has announced the SmartThinQ Sensor, a device that can monitor your home appliances and allow you to control them from anywhere with an app.<p>The company says its latest offering can sense vibration and temperature when attached to devices and beam those readings back to your phone.<p>For example, …

Home Appliances

Two-factor system uses ambient sounds to verify your login

Two-factor can keep your Gmail, iCloud and other accounts from getting hacked, but it's unfortunately rather tedious to use. That's why a team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland has developed a tool called "Sound-Proof" to make the process less …

Family workouts that strengthen bodies and bonds

<i>Editor's note: Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning</i><i>, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better. She's the yoga trainer for the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Magic and dozens of pros in the</i> …

The payment app of the future will not be a payment app

The use of mobile payments is rising rapidly. The Federal Reserve found that 22 percent of cell phone owners in the US reported having made a mobile payment in 2014, up from 17 percent in 2013 and 15 percent in 2012.<p>That is almost a 50 percent increase in two years. But still, no payment app has …

India needs China's 3D-printing construction tech right now

It takes six months on average to build a house in the US. In India, where brick and cement are favored over wood, build times are usually double that, if not more. Meanwhile, a Chinese construction company assembled a 3D-printed house in just three hours.<p>In India, constructing a house over months …

46 Ways to Use Coffee—in Drinks, Dessert, and Main Dishes

From a coffee-rubbed rib eye to honey-chocolate bark, here are our favorite ways to use coffee in every part of the meal (even salad).<p><b>Coffee! We love the stuff.</b> But instead of drinking cup after cup, we've found 46 great ways to cook with it. From tiramisu to salad (yep, really), here are our …