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More States Turning To Toll Roads To Raise Cash For Infrastructure

Attention Drivers: Many of those those freeways you're using may not be free for long. Several states are opening new toll roads this year and rates on many existing turnpikes and tollways are going up.<p>And the number of toll roads is likely to increase, as the Trump administration's infrastructure …

Hampton Roads

8 Consumer Trends Every Marketer Needs to Know in 2018

The new year is here, and to celebrate we're looking at some of the most important 2018 consumer trends every marketer should know and strategize for!

Trends

GOLDMAN SACHS: These 13 stocks will see profits explode higher in 2018

• <b>Earnings growth has been the single biggest driver of stock market gains since the start of the 8 1/2-year equity bull market.</b>• <b><br>Goldman Sachs has identified the 13 S&P 500 companies set to expand profits the most in 2018.</b><p>Earnings growth has been the undeniable backbone of the 8 1/2-year bull market. …

Stocks

Scientists a step closer to mimicking way human body creates sperm

Researchers pass milestone on developmental path from stem cells to immature sperm, and hint lab-made sperm and eggs may one day be possible<p>Scientists have come a step closer to mimicking the natural process by which the body creates sperm from stem cells in work that could ultimately provide new …

Biology

No pilot required: Boeing reveals autonomous jet that refuels fighter planes in mid-air

Boeing pulled back the curtain on an autonomous refueling plane designed to refuel U.S. Navy fighter jets in mid-air to extend their range.<p>In …

In 2018, we will see a black-hole for the first time ever

We're about to see — for the very first time — the event horizon of a black hole, proving beyond any last vestige of doubt that Einstein’s interstellar monsters are real. And here’s what it will look like.<p>While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and …

The 12 Biggest Health Trends Of 2017, Ranked

Sunrise alarm clocks, cooling sheets, the Whole30 diet, and more. Plus, which trends are bound to stick around through 2018.<p>It seems like the year 2017 has come and (almost) gone in the blink of an eye. And in that year, wellness trends took a turn for the creative.<p><b>MORE:</b> The Worst New Year's …

Health

Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC

Thursday’s the day that the Trump administration will overturn former President Obama’s rules protecting consumers from greedy telecom companies manipulating internet access and pricing.<p>I got a preview of what’s to come over the weekend as my Spectrum internet bill soared by 20% — and as I …

11 Experts Predict the Future of Content Marketing in 2018

Reaching the members of your audience through a content-cluttered landscape -- and their ad blockers -- will be harder than ever in 2018. Fortunately, there are new technologies and techniques that can help.<p>Marketing moves fast, and working in this industry means you've got to get comfortable with …

With smartphones like these, why do we need laptops?

Smartphones are supercomputers.<p>Or, at least, they’re significantly more powerful than supercomputers were ten years ago. And way more powerful than …

What a Chinese Debt Crisis Would Mean for the Rest of the World

Concerns of a Chinese debt crisis are growing in China – and, given the country’s economic importance, around the rest of the world.<p>China’s total …

Economy

China Has Launched the World's First All-Electric Cargo Ship

China launched an all-electric cargo ship that supposedly takes 2 hours to charge and has a range of 50 miles at it's top speed of 8 mph. While this …

China

The new Concorde? JAL buys into Branson's supersonic dream

Japan Airlines invests $10m in Boom Supersonic project, which aims to build new generation of jets<p>Japan Airlines (JAL) has invested millions of dollars in a Sir Richard Branson-backed plan to reintroduce supersonic passenger flights 14 years after Concorde was retired.<p>The Japanese airline said on …

Lithium Giant Eyes New Project to Tackle Electric-Car Boom

One of the world’s largest lithium producers is looking to expand into a new country as prices surge to record highs amid a nascent electric-vehicle …

9 Technology Mega Trends That Will Change The World In 2018

Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond.<p><b>Trend 1: The increasing datafication of our lives</b><p>From chatting to friends in a …

Internet of Things

McKinsey: automation may wipe out 1/3 of America’s workforce by 2030

In a new study that is optimistic about automation yet stark in its appraisal of the challenge ahead, McKinsey says massive government intervention …

Equality

What Are The Industries Of The Future And How Can We Prepare?

Alec Ross, Author and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at John Hopkins University, shares his predictions on the five industries of the future.<p>Most people have heard the statistic that 65% of jobs that today's students will hold haven't even been created yet. Those numbers have been around for years, …

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.<p>It's a step toward designer drug development.<p>One of …

One of the biggest names in the auto industry says no one will own a car in 20 years

• <b>Longtime auto executive Bob Lutz says the days of the personal car are numbered.</b>• <b><br>Massive autonomous fleets will replace vehicles as we know them.</b>• <b><br>The end of the automobile could arrive in 20 years.</b><p>Bob Lutz is a former Marine who worked for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and BMW, usually as the …

Transportation

5 trends shaping the future of suburbs

A new report by the Urban Land Institute and RCLCO dispels common assumptions about the ‘burbs<p>Urban cores and downtowns may see most of the press, but for the foreseeable future, suburbs will be where population and job growth are happening in the United States. According to <i>Housing in the Evolving</i> …

New high-end developments bring the city to the suburbs

How new mixed-use communities embrace urbanism and placemaking, ditch golf courses and malls<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Property Lines</i><i>, a column by Curbed senior reporter Patrick Sisson that spotlights real estate trends and hot housing markets across the country. Comments, tips, and suggestions on where</i> …

How do you build a place that people want to live in? Look to the past and listen to locals

Regional Growth Funds, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Northern Powerhouse: successive UK governments have over the past few years tried to boost productivity and development outside of London with a series of buzzword-driven policies.<p>Chancellor Philip Hammond relaxed borrowing rules to launch a …

Urban Design

Here's What the Future of City Planning Looks Like

We chat with Ford's John Kwant about the changing landscape of urban design and what’s next for America’s “smart cities.”<p>Sixty years ago, the American middle class began fleeing inner cities and pushing to their boundaries, creating a suburban sprawl that made large swathes of the country …

The Next Big Thing In Urban Planning? Backyard Cottages

Hear us out.<p>As the days of suburban sprawl give way to those of urban density in U.S. metros–“smart growth,” most call it–providing sufficient housing remains a challenge. Decades of planning regulations and highway patterns support single-family homes built far outside a city center. Even in areas …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Urban Design

For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

With touch-screen devices like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Amazon is trying to upend a decade of smartphones, notifications, and apps.<p>Picture a hypothetical future in which Amazon’s Alexa renders your smartphone unnecessary.<p>You tap the “good morning” button on your bedside Echo Spot, and it …

Amazon

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

Transportation

Waiting For Green Light Is A Thing From The Past

The Dutch city of Utrecht has done numerous efforts in the past in order to promote cycling and making the life of cyclists easier when moving around …

Lance Armstrong

A revolutionary gene-editing technology is on track to be a $10 billion market by 2025

• <b>CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing technology, has only been around for a few years, but its use has already exploded among the life sciences.</b>• <b><br>According to a new report by Citi GPS, the market for CRISPR will go to $10 billion by 2025.</b>• <b><br>It's a big leap considering that the technology hasn't been</b> …