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Why is hi-tech Japan using cassette tapes and faxes?

<b>Japan has a reputation for being fascinated by robots and hi-tech gadgets - a nation at the forefront of manufacturing innovation.</b><p>But the technological reality in many offices is strikingly different.<p>This is a country that uses people to do the work of traffic lights and where big-name companies …

NASA reveals that Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it is losing

Antarctica's ice floes have been found to be growing faster than they are shrinking despite fears over global warming<p>NASA scientists have shattered the conventional wisdom that Antarctica's ice surface is shrinking and revealed that the amount of ice is in fact growing.<p>Though accepting that …

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Be Your Own Best Advocate

Romualdo Faura<p>Most seasoned managers know how to handle formal negotiations at work—with clients over contracts, with bosses over budgets, with employers over compensation. But what about all the opportunities for informal negotiations that arise? Do you know how to recognize and seize chances to …

Management

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors

Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" within a transistor that allow electrons to flow -- simply can't be shrunken any further. However, IBM announced a …

Plans for a massive 'floating city' begin to take shape - ExtremeTech

Plans for a massive ‘floating city’ begin to take shape<p>By on September 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

United Nations

Why Apple Music Missed a Beat

The headlines this summer about Apple Music were not what we might expect from the wizards of Cupertino. Apple’s streaming music service has been called a “nightmare,” a “crushing disappointment” and a “broken promise.” Even long-time fans are wondering, “What Went Wrong?”<p>This isn’t the first time …

Apple Music

Forget blades, the Skarp razor wants you to shave with lasers

Shaving can be the absolute worst, especially for people with sensitive skin. Razors can leave behind razor burn, ingrown hairs and cuts, and when you've worn down a razor so that it's no longer usable, it joins the others in landfills to the tune of 2 billion razors per year in the US (PDF).<p>The …

Sensitive Skin

Building the ultimate X99 gaming and benchmarking PC

Ars UK needed a big, fast rig for all our various PC needs. Here's how we built our own.<p>There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to get into …

Tesla Model X: The electric SUV we've all been waiting for - ExtremeTech

Tesla Model X: The electric SUV we’ve all been waiting for<p>By on September 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

Tesla

First UK patient receives stem cell treatment to cure loss of vision

Experimental transplant uses eye cells grown in a lab and if successful could be used to treat hundreds of thousands of macular degeneration sufferers in UK<p>A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential to save the sight of hundreds of …

Immune System