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Carbon nanotubes make water freeze solid at boiling temperatures

Water freezes at 0° C (32° F) and boils at 100° C (212° F) at sea level, right? Normally, yes. But researchers at MIT have found that, when contained …

Sea Level

China's immense solar ambitions get an Aussie tech boost

If Trump makes good on his rants against wind and solar, it will be countries like China and India that muscle in, the International Energy Agency …

Lax laws, flawed recall blamed for Malaysian air bag deaths

KUALA LUMPUR: Nida Fatin Mat Asis was slumped lifeless in her car seat, bleeding profusely from her nose and mouth, after her Honda hit a lamppost …

This New Technology Could Charge Your Phone in Seconds

No battery required.<p>Researchers have discovered a new way of creating more efficient supercapacitors - a type of technology that could replace …

Clean Energy

The 13 best uses of Siri on a Mac

Are you using Siri with MacOS Sierra? If not, here is baker's dozen of ways to get started.<p>Siri and I have been shacking up together on my MacBook for about two months now. How useful is Apple's digital assistant on a Mac? Let me count the ways.<p>1. Find files<p>Siri offers a quick way to find files you …

Apps

Oklahoma earthquake activity up 4000%, locals sue oil and gas companies

Earthquake activity in Oklahoma has increased by around 4,000 percent over the past eight years, according to Carnegie Mellon University. Concerned …

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

An open letter to Petronas

To Mohd Anuar Taib, chair, Pacific Northwest LNG; Mohd Sidek, chair, Petroliam Nasional Berhad; and Adnan Zainal Abidin, CEO, Pacific Northwest …

Stan Lee Introduces Augmented Reality For His Kids Universe

At 93 years-old, comics legend Stan Lee hasn’t slowed down. A few years ago, he started Stan Lee’s Kids Universe, which is aimed at targeting books and comics at young kids. And now he’s taking that universe to the next level by partnering with developers Playing Forward to launch a new interactive …

Augmented Reality

Tesla doubles the energy density of its commercial batteries

While Tesla's solar roof / Powerwall event isn't until tomorrow, the product that preceded both, its commercial... cousin, Powerpack, has been upgraded and is already shipping to companies. The company says Powerpack 2 has double the energy density than the original model, paired with a new …

Ten Ways to Ruin A Relationship

Whether on friendship, parenting, or self-care, Dr. Habib Sadeghi’s life tips are pretty much commandments in <i>goop</i>’s book, at this point. Sadeghi, the …

New York Times

The Erupting Peninsula

Explorer Stepan Krasheninnikov first pointed it out in 1755: there may not be another land mass on Earth where so many volcanoes and hot springs are …

Geology

Megacities to ghost towns: Asia's extreme skylines - CNN Style

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Mega Cities

James Altucher reveals 3 habits holding you back from becoming a millionaire

On the Quora thread "What are the biggest obstacles to becoming a millionaire?" author, blogger, and podcaster James Altucher shared some of the habits he's encountered that hold people back from becoming millionaires, both in his own life and in the lives of the millionaires he's met and …

Self-improvement

9 tech trends that will make billions of dollars starting in 2017

Above all else, companies are expected to increase their spending on software and services (as opposed to hardware), as they all rush to buy their tech via the cloud computing model, where tech is hosted in the vendor's data center and delivered as a service over the internet.<p>Software spending is …

Artificial Intelligence

5 steps to a competitive résumé, according to a recruiter

If you ask 10 different people how to create a compelling résumé, you're likely to get 10 completely different answers and at least a few of them will contradict one another. As a talent acquisition professional with experience in HR and recruiting across multiple cut-throat industries, here's what …

Employment

Google's ad-tracking just got more intrusive. Here's how to opt out

Google now has the option to combine everything it knows about you from its Gmail, YouTube and other applications - including personally identifiable …

Privacy

Whenever you lie, your brain adjusts to make telling bigger whoppers easier, study finds

Telling small lies causes changes in the brain that lead people down a “slippery slope” towards increasingly large acts of dishonesty, according to a …

Economists never imagined negative interest rates — now they're rewriting textbooks

In 1983, when Frederic Mishkin started writing "The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets," his seminal textbook on macroeconomics, he never thought he'd devote much space to the idea of negative interest rates.<p>"A million years no," Mishkin told Business Insider.<p>Negative rates were seen …

Economics

Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

A cyberattack that took down large swaths of the internet around the world on Friday was carried out, in part, by unsuspecting devices connected to the internet.<p>Security firm Flashpoint said it believes that digital video recorders and webcams in people's homes were taken over by malware and then, …

Cybersecurity

There’s a new way to stop an earthquake: put a volcano in its path

A titanic volcano stopped a mega-sized earthquake in its tracks.In April, pent-up stress along the Futagawa-Hinagu Fault Zone in Japan began to …

Geophysics

Here's Why You Get Those Annoying Static Electricity Shocks

And how to stop them.<p>There are a lot of reasons to hate winter. It's cold. It's dark. And for some reason, every time you trek through the cold to …

Eddie Izzard

Kodak's Ektra phone hopes to recapture photography glory days (hands-on)

The company adds physical dials and packs more megapixels into this phone's camera in a bid to win photographers' hearts.<p>It would either be very brave or very foolish of Kodak to try and compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung. But with the launch of its camera-focused new Ektra phone, that's …

Mobile Technology

IBM Says Macs Are Up to $543 Less Expensive Than PCs Over Time

At the Jamf Nation User Conference yesterday, designed for IT management professionals, IBM VP of Workplace as a Service Fletcher Previn talked about IBM's decision to start letting employees choose between Windows or Mac machines, the cost of PCs vs. Macs, and the resulting changes to the …

4 Reasons Why Tesla's Autonomous Driving Announcement Matters

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is no stranger to risk. Fans of the company have called its leader savvy and visionary; critics and competitors have described …

Tesla

Nielsen Opens Its Big Data Treasure Chest Launching Brand New Consumer Trends Platform

Nielsen is a global company built on data and analytics. It measures both what we are buying – by monitoring sales of packaged goods across 106 countries – as well as what media we are watching, reading or listening to.<p>This information is then sold to retailers, buyers and marketers who use it for …

Big Data

Pinterest is poised to become a major social commerce platform

Social commerce has moved at a snail's pace, causing retailers to question if various social media platforms are worth investing in.<p>Social media still only accounts fo 2.7% of online and mobile traffic to commerce sites, and just 1% of orders, according to the Demandware's Q2 2016 Shopping Index. …

eCommerce

AOL founder Steve Case says Silicon Valley's dominance is coming to an end

"Last year 75% of VC went into 3 states, California, New York, and Massachusetts, and that's not going to be the case 10 years from now," Case told Business Insider in an interview at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, where he is speaking.<p>The reason: it's no longer enough for a young tech …

Silicon Valley

Evens 'EarPrint' H1 headphones make you realize how bad your hearing is

Get ready for the next audio trend: ‘EarPrint’ headphones that essentially work as glasses for your ears.<p>Even, a newish company that recently made waves with its original set of $99 in-ear monitors, is today introducing its second product, the full-size $179 H1. I’ve had the chance to try them out …

A legendary Silicon Valley designer is taking on WeWork, the coworking startup worth $16 billion

Yves Béhar is a design maverick.<p>He's the brains behind some of the most iconic industrial designs of our time, from the Jambox wireless speaker to the XO Laptop, a super cheap personal computer that has "made such an impact on the developing world that it's featured on Rwandan money."<p>Now the …

Startups