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New Paper Explains How The “Impossible' EM Drive Might Work

The controversial EM Drive might soon become a lot less controversial if a new hypothesis about how it works is confirmed.<p>According to a new study, …

Meet Halo 5’s new boss, then kill it with this new vehicle | Polygon

Meet the new boss<p>The first new unit is the Grunt Goblin, a hulking mech piloted by an elite Grunt. 343 Industries character designer Steve Dyck told Polygon that the Goblin can be fielded as either a Legendary or a Mythic boss. It’s the first character ever built exclusively for Warzone and Warzone …

Capacitors Made Easy The Hackaday Way

If you build electronic circuits on a regular basis the chances are you will have used capacitors many times. They are a standard component along …

Can incineration and landfills save us from the recycling crisis?

In many parts of the US, it now costs more to recycle old plastic than to make new products. So what are the alternatives for getting rid of our waste?<p>It’s been a tough year for plastic recycling, and the culprit is oil.<p>Over the past two years, petroleum prices have plummeted, at one point dropping …

Jersey City: Growing, With Many Personalities

Elizabeth and Nick Flint were apartment hunting in Brooklyn two years ago when a friend suggested they consider Jersey City instead. The couple, who were renting in Williamsburg, wanted to buy a place.<p>“By the time we found something in Brooklyn, it was like 13 stops on the L, so we started to look …

HOME DZINE Home DIY | Turn a bought door into a fold-down worktable

Turn a bought door into a fold-down worktable<p>This fold-down worktable is perfect for the craft or DIY enthusiast who doesn't have a lot of space, …

Maximizing Shareholder Value May Have Gone Too Far

Share repurchases, corporate restructurings and “fancy footwork”: Those were the three tactics identified by New York <i>Times</i> business reporter, Leslie …

Togglit DIY Home Automation Kit Now Available To Pre-Order (video)

If you are looking to add a little home automation to your living space in the near future, you might be interested in a new DIY home automation kit …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Time To Hydrate Your Portfolio With Water Stocks

Without water we can’t live. That should be clear to anyone. The unfortunate thing is that water resources are becoming increasingly scarce.<p>There is an upside though. Entrepreneurs are already well aware of the problem and are plowing resources into the field. It means there will be huge spending …

How Engineers Make Plain Old Dirt as Strong As Concrete

A humble pile of sand can make a pretty good foundation so long as you treat it right.<p>If you try to think up a list of materials used in construction, chances are it will include things like concrete, and cement, and iron rebar. Sure, those are all important, but one of the most plentiful and under …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Millions of Americans are facing a serious financial problem that has no name

Today, many are suffering from another problem that has no name, and it's manifested in the bleak financial situations of millions of middle-class — and even upper-middle-class — American households.<p>Poverty doesn't describe the situation of middle-class Americans, who by definition earn decent …

Personal Finance

These 9 Charts Explain The Global Economic Slowdown -- And Why Central Banks Can't Fix It

GDP growth has only two basic components: growth in productivity and growth in the workforce size. That’s it. There are two and only two ways you can grow an economy: increase the (working-age) population or productivity.<p>There is no magic fairy dust you can sprinkle on an economy to make it grow. …

The World Bank just issued a warning that will rattle global economies

Economies across large swaths of the globe could shrink dramatically by 2050 as freshwater grows scarce because of climate change, the World Bank reported on Tuesday.<p>The Middle East could be hardest hit, with its gross domestic product falling as much as 14% by 2050 unless steps are taken to …

Sea Level

This Is The Bubble That No One Is Talking About

<b>The Inexplicable Divergence</b><p>After the closing bell last Thursday, four heavyweights in the S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA:SPY) reported results that …

7 tax strategies the rich don't want you to know

Charlie Crowhurst / Stringer / Getty Images<p>You work hard for your money but, unfortunately, Uncle Sam takes a bite out of every paycheck for income and other taxes. And if you’re in the middle class, you probably think that bite is a little bit too big.<p>According to a 2015 Gallup poll, nearly half …

Retirement

Zubie makes your car part of the Internet of Things

It seems like I talk about connected cars and V2X and autonomous vehicles like it’s my job. Probably because it is. But like a lot of people, I do not yet own a car that’s connected in any way. There are a lot of new companies that want to rectify this situation for us by using the OBD-II port to …

Making concrete green: reinventing the world's most used synthetic material

Concrete has a crushing environmental impact but Australian-led innovations have the potential to dramatically reduce emissions from its production<p>They look like any other footpath snaking across Queensland’s James Cook University (JCU) campus. Yet the two concrete paths leading up to the …

Construction Industry

Learning this skill is essential to anyone trying to enter the world of investment banking

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Getty / John Moore There are few skills more essential to investment banking than financial modeling and valuation. The ability to look …

Columbia University

Warren Buffett's Secret to Paying a Lower Tax Rate Than You

He has claimed to be paying an effective rate of 17.4%.<p>Among investors, there may be none more revered than Warren Buffett. Although recent stock …

Meet the Ardumower: a 3D-printed robotic lawn mower you can build for under $300

In case you haven’t heard, robotic lawn mowers are totally a thing now. Believe it or not, they’ve actually been around for the better half of the …

How NASA accidentally found a way to make buildings safer during earthquakes

NASA technologists are typically focused on making it safe for humans to explore outer space. Now the space agency says it’s found a way to make earthquakes safer for people on the ground.<p>NASA developed a new stabilizing technology, known as the LOX Damper, in 2013 after working on a violently …

Engineering

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

Real Estate

Crafty 'Harry Potter' fan makes genius digital version of the Weasley family's clock

LONDON — A clever Reddit user has created one of the greatest DIY <i>Harry Potter</i> projects ever: A fully functional, digital recreation of the Weasley …

13 US housing markets where speculators are making a killing flipping homes

This practice of buying a house, fixing it up, and then quickly selling it is a popular way to book a quick profit.<p>"After curtailing flipping activity last year due to slowing home price appreciation and shrinking inventory of flip-worthy homes, real estate investors have started to jump back on …

Real Estate

9 Real Estate Code Words That Should Send You Running

"Offered as is" means it's a dump.<p>When you’re house-hunting, it can be overwhelming to sort through all the properties in your price range — …