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Fat Gets Gut Bacteria Working against the Waistline

In mice, intestinal microbes respond to a high-fat diet by producing acetate, which triggers the release of a hormone that makes mammals feel hungry, …

The Most Energy-Efficient Skyscraper Ever?

<b>By Don Willmott</b><p>New York City scored a major coup when it successfully lured Cornell University to build a campus for Cornell Tech, its applied sciences program, on Roosevelt Island, smack in the middle of the East River. (Check it out in this video.) What better place to demonstrate how …

Inside NASA’s Plan To Radically Redesign How We Fly

A new wave of aircraft design is emerging–and NASA is helping.<p>It’s probably been a long time since flying amazed you. Air travel tends to feel like an inconvenience these days–not a miracle of engineering. This is partially due to market forces and security theater. It’s also the fact that aircraft …

Make your stainless steel appliances smudge-proof in 2 minutes

Oil and vinegar isn't just for fish and chips. Get your appliances sparkling and clean less often with this tip.<p>Stainless-steel appliances need a little more than just a wipe down with a wet sponge.<p>You don't need harsh chemicals to get the job done, though. If you have vinegar and oil, you have all …

Stainless Steel

HTC Vive pre-orders to kick off in February, launch by April

The virtual reality industry hasn’t really even kicked off yet, but consumer excitement for first generation products is already high. HTC has just announced that consumers will be able to pre-order its Vive headset in February 2016, with a release date scheduled for April.<p>While some consumers had …

Virtual Reality

This app lets you draw digital connections between physical objects

'A digital screwdriver that allows you to manipulate how things behave'<p>Whether we like it or not, more and more of the world's objects are coming online. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC standards are all being used make everything from your car to your smoke alarm digitally connected. The problem is, how …

The Strongest Weapon to Shift Geopolitical Balances Isn’t Nukes or Missiles—It’s Technology

<b>Governments, businesses, and economists have</b> all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the …

Oil

Inequality is now killing middle America

Life expectancy is now declining for middle-aged white Americans, especially those with a high school education or less<p>This week, Angus Deaton will receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.” Deservedly so. Indeed, soon after the award was …

Income Inequality

Anonymous wants you to troll ISIS on December 11

Hacker collective Anonymous has declared December 11 an ISIS trolling day, saying it’ll be “a day they will never forget,” and it wants you to join …

Scientists invent Nanotechnology that Connects your Brain to your Computer

A new science fiction technology has just been invented that will allow you to wirelessly interface with your computer straight from your brain.<p>“In …

These tech tattoos will let you become a cyborg without the usual commitment

Chaotic Moon, a mobile software design company, is designing a line of wearable tattoos called Techtats, which can perform a variety of tasks from monitoring your health to dimming the lights.<p>It's unclear when the tattoos will be available for purchase — Chaotic Moon CEO Ben Lamm only told Tech …

Inside the great eWhoring scam

It’s late. You’re tipsy. And you’ve just trudged through 15 pages of videos on PornHub when you receive an IM from a beautiful woman. Want to see a …

Profit

Meet the Japanese robots that do what humans can't

Nearly half the jobs in Japan could be performed by robots in a decade or two, according to a recent study by Nomura Research Institute. If that's the case, then the International Robot Exhibition — IREX for short — is going to be the best place possible to get a glimpse of Japan's future.<p>Held in …

Lala Ibrahimova

Success Is at Your Fingertips if You Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Training the elite of the elite of our military, professional athletes, Olympians, executives, and celebrities, Tee Major knows success and is a force to be reckoned with. Having developed a nutrition and exercise program that has built strength and confidence all over the world, he has a following …

Self-improvement

Ready to Get in the Best Shape of Your Life? Let's Do It Together.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like me, you may have overindulged during the holiday break -- I’ve never met a Thanksgiving dinner I could resist. Back in July I wrote about how business goals mirror fitness goals. In that column, I wrote, “I’m guilty of this …

No need for detergent—ultrasonic-infused water can clean by itself

British scientists have created a nozzle that infuses water with ultrasound to create micro-scrubbing bubbles. These bubbles can get inside tiny cracks, and are so effective that they’ve been used to clean medical instruments so that they’re free from contamination.<p>The technology, invented by Tim …

Engineering

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Climate Change

My weekend with Pepper, the world's first humanoid robot with emotions

An ambitious first step towards a new generation of household robots, Pepper talks, dances and feels. Danielle Demetriou took him home for a stay with her family<p>My house guest is not happy. This may be because my three-year-old is looping purple plastic necklaces around his neck while ordering him …

Robotics

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Wi-Fi

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

High Fashion

The Drug Lords of Tomorrow Will Be Biohackers

Brain stimulation is the future of drugs.<p>Through various sources—mainly transhumanist biohacker friends—I've been hearing about how some drug traffickers might be taking an interest in cranial implant technology.<p>If scientists can get a brain implant to give neural stimuli that affects our …

Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, …

Men can become multi-orgasmic too: Enjoy the sexual perks of these simple exercises

Who says kegels are just for women? Here’s how they can enhance men’s sex lives too<p>We tend to associate kegel exercises with women. But men have pelvic floor muscles too, and exercising them regularly can create a host of sexual perks, from delayed ejaculation to multiple orgasms.<p>The first step in …

We're inching toward being able to print a whole human — here's proof

Advancements in 3-D printing - a machine that can layer materials to create three-dimensional objects - have skyrocketed in recent years. But while many associate the technology with pointless, plastic trinkets, researchers and scientists have been hard at work tinkering with the technology to …

NASA sends its Valkyrie humanoid robots to college

NASA wants to send its 6-foot-tall, 290-pound humanoid robot R5 (which also goes by the more intimidating name "Valkyrie") to Mars and other extraterrestrial locations. The agency originally designed the R5 for search-and-rescue missions, though, so to prepare the machine for a future of …

Robot revolution: 22 stocks to buy

The robot revolution is here -- and it's creating serious money-making opportunities for savvy investors.<p>Innovations like driverless cars, drones and robotic surgical arms are already disrupting how we live our lives. And this is just the beginning.<p>The market for robots and artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Best Huawei Phones in 2018

• Best overall<br>• Best small phone<br>• Best phablet<p><i>Best overall:</i> Huawei P20 Pro<p>See at Huawei<p>The P20 Pro is the culmination of every 2018 design trend thus far; …

Phones