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Daily chart: Today’s chart shows household electricity prices in the European Union and reveals that prices vary across what is supposed to be a single market. Governments looking to give their economies a jolt might start here http://econ.st/10gxcQz

This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun

Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun.<p>Now he has.<p>Early next week, Wilson, a 25-year-old University of Texas law student and founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls …

Are you a Google Glass half full or half empty kind of person? 2007 was the year of the iPhone and 2010 was the year of the iPad. It's beginning to look as though 2013 will be the year of Glass: http://gu.com/p/3fhkp/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Slaves to the algorithm

There are many reasons to believe that film stars earn too much. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie once hired an entire train to travel from London to …

Titans of innovation

AS A technical feat, ATLAS takes some beating. It is the world’s biggest microscope, used by physicists at CERN, a large laboratory near Geneva, to …

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …