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American and Chinese aircraft could be flying 4,000 miles per hour by 2030

How China and the United States compare in the hypersonic arms race<p>American and Chinese defense giants are moving quickly to reach the edge of space, aiming to launch hypersonic aircraft that can cross continents in under an hour. What exactly does hypersonic mean? Speeds of over Mach 5, or more …

Aviation

These are the pants that make my long daily commute much easier and more comfortable

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Rhone Whether for work or leisure, commuting is something everybody has to do at one point or another.<p>An office environment calls for …

Commuting

All of a sudden Americans are souring on the housing market

The election helped. By February, the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) had shot up to 88.3, up 5.6 points year-over-year, and the highest ever in the data series going back to 2011.<p>But since then, some dark clouds have appeared, and other dark clouds have been out there for a while - …

A new breast cancer treatment is working in certain patients

Roche has sought to shield its lucrative breast cancer franchise from cheaper copies of its drugs by showing the combination would provide a greater benefit.<p>After surgery to remove their tumors, nearly 5,000 women with HER2-positive, early breast cancer were treated with either chemotherapy …

Here are 9 charts that can help the Fed spot the new housing bubble

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari was the latest Fed official to claim in an essay - thus following in the time-honored footsteps of former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke - that "spotting bubbles is hard," that the Fed cannot see them, and that if it could see them, it shouldn't do anything to stop …

House Prices

New-home sales plunge by a lot more than expected

New-home sales in the US fell by much more than expected in April.<p>Sales slumped by 11.4% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000, the Census Bureau said in its monthly report.<p>Economists had forecast that sales of new single-family homes fell by 1.8% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of …

Something is happening in credit markets that has only happened around recessions in the last 50 years

Now it's happening again - with a 1990/91 recession twist.<p>Commercial and industrial loans outstanding fell to $2.095 trillion on May 10, according to the Fed's Board of Governors weekly report on Friday. That's down 4.5% from the peak on November 16, 2016. It's below the level of outstanding C&I …

Loans

From Idea To Development: How To Write Mobile Application Requirements That Work

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

This futuristic $300 white noise machine helped me get the best sleep ever

And that's what the Nightingale does: It's a smart sleep system that masks all sorts of sounds, like car horns outside or snoring in the next room.<p>The Nightingale works by plugging into the outlets in a room and emitting noise based on the acoustic makeup of the space. If your bedroom is mainly …

Your neighbor's WiFi is ruining yours — here's how to fix it

If you're getting slow or delayed WiFi in your home, it could be because your neighbors are using the same channel as you. While you're not on the same network, those other devices can still interfere with yours. Here's how to fix it.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Wi-Fi

10 ways smart people handle negative people

Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

United's CEO cheated death a month into the job and is now leading the company in a battle to become America's best airline

Two weeks after he found himself running an airline in crisis, and two weeks before he would end up lying unconscious in a hospital bed, Oscar Munoz already had a lot on his mind.<p>He had to clean up the mess his predecessor's bribery scandal had left. Negotiations with the flight attendants' union …

This is the perfect online mattress for people with active lifestyles

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Bear Mattress Facebook Direct-to-consumer companies have seen a huge upswell in the marketplace over the last few years.<p>Because of new …

Memoryfoam

See the résumé that helped a college student land internship offers from Google, Facebook, Apple, and Goldman Sachs

What do recruiters see when they look at your résumé?<p>As Business Insider previously reported, eye-tracking technology indicates that recruiters spend only six seconds making their initial judgment.<p>So you want to make sure you get it right.<p>Jessica Pointing, a Harvard junior who won internship offers …

Goldman Sachs

Uber drivers rely on this simple accessory that’ll help you drive safer

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>Amazon</b><p>You <i>shouldn't</i> use your phone while driving, but it's 2017, so you're probably doing it anyway. If the threat of oncoming traffic isn't …

Insurtech Research Report: The trends & technologies allowing insurance startups to compete

<i>This is a preview of the Insurtech Research (2018) report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the insurance technologies, trends and key companies, click here</i><p>Tech-driven disruption in the insurance industry continues at pace, and we're now entering a new phase — the adaptation …

Insurance Industry

The world's largest armies from antiquity to the present

Mapmaking graphic artist Martin Vargic's has made an amazing graphic tracking the size of the world's largest armies at different points in time.<p>The graphic gives an understanding of the just how mobilized the human race was during World War II — and shows how the size of the wold's largest armies …

Sea Level

This powerful essay about a painful childhood memory got a student into 14 colleges including Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton

Recent Harvard University graduate Soa Andrian used one of her childhood memories as a jumping-off point on her college admissions essay.<p>She told the story of a visit to Antananarivo, Madagascar, where she has relatives, and of an impending incident of bullying. A deeply personal story, at first …

College & University

This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, and more than 20 top startups

I also crafted, revised, rewrote, and continuously edited my résumé.<p>This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, Oscar, and nearly two dozen other top startups.<p>I also got interviews for full-time jobs at a major political campaign, a huge government contractor, and a billion-dollar …

Startups

How Servers.com helped Prisma get to 70 million downloads in 4 months

As one of the hit breakout apps of 2016, Prisma needs little introduction. The photo-processing app that uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) to transform your simple smartphone snaps into works of art became a runaway success in a handful of Eastern European countries when it launched on iOS back …

Artificial Intelligence

Can The French Do It Better ? Tribe, Yellow, Zenly

The Rise of French Mobile Consumer Apps<p>Today, Tribe is announcing its version 2.0 on product hunt :) They recently raised a decent seed series from …

'A perfect storm:' Here are 50 slides that will get every gold bull psyched up

Incrementum published its annual "In Gold we Trust" report back in June. In it, the firm argued that if the Fed fails to raise interest rates at the trajectory it expects and investors lose confidence in the dollar, "this would go hand in hand with rising commodity prices and a return of inflation …

Commodities

6 reasons the US stock market is doomed

At the same time, companies including Starbucks, McDonald's, Ford, Burberry, and Gap are reporting disappointing sales. That means trouble in shopping paradise.<p>Target just reported a Q2 drop of 1.1% in same-store sales. It expects a "challenging environment in the back half of the year."<p>There are …

Stock Markets

One of Boeing's most important customers just said something very troubling

Recently, Norwegian Air Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl told Business Insider in an interview his airline plans to launch $69 fares on trans-Atlantic flights starting next year.<p>As a long-time Boeing customer, Norwegian selected the new generation 737 MAX 8 to launch the new fare.<p>In fact, …

It's time to load up on gold

Jim Rickards contact "Goldfinger," a gold industry insider, first clued us into an important gold flow reversal happening. You might recall their live broadcast. In the months just before that meeting in Zurich with Goldfinger, over 170 tons of gold flowed back into London. Instead of coming out of …

Interest Rates

Boeing is making a major change to its planes that could end jet lag as we know it

One of which was the decision to build much of the plane out of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics and other composite materials instead of the aluminum most commonly used on commercial airliners.<p>While the engineering of the composite airframe may have been a challenge, it's a decision that allowed …

Dial this secret number to see how good your iPhone signal really is

The bars on your iPhone actually represent a signal range, not an exact signal. Here's how to change it to the exact signal you're receiving at the moment.<p><b>Follow TI</b>: On Facebook

iPhone

Why you should be talking to strangers

Standing this way breaks unstated rules of how we're supposed to behave in elevators. Detaching from expectations gives people an excuse to talk, to acknowledge one another's humanity. Absent a break in the order, the expectation is silence.<p>(Of course, you can make a quick joke—my favorite is, if …

Psychology

This is what Snapchat's first investor looks for in the next big app

Jeremy Liew, a partner at Lightspeed Ventures, says he has a good system for finding those apps.<p>He should know — he was Snapchat's first investor.<p>In short: He looks for the apps that are trending among young women.<p>"What young women are doing today, I think, we are all going to end up doing in a few …

Apps

The best apps you may have missed last month

August was a big month for apps.<p>There were plenty of important updates to popular apps like Instagram and Snapchat, interesting acquisitions of apps by some of the biggest players in tech, and a few new releases worth mentioning.

Apps