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The 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World | Inc.com

How do you measure innovation?<p>The number of U.S. patents filed is one indicator of a business's ability to bring innovation to market, and by that measure, Samsung Electronics was the most innovative company in the world last year, <i>USA Today</i> reports. The South Korea-based tech giant filed 8,090 …

LG Electronics

11 Crazy Gene-Hacking Things We Can Do with CRISPR

New gene-editing technologies are revolutionizing biology by giving scientists the tools to dramatically alter organisms' DNA and resulting physical traits. What will we do with this new power? And what have we already done?<p>CRISPR/Cas9 is a futuristic gene-editing technology that is either the key …

29 Gifts That Are Out Of This World

Find something for your very own cosmic wanderer of any age or planetary origin.

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

Nano-scale sculptures re-create the human body in the eye of a needle

Microscopic sculptures by artist Jonty Hurwitz are so tiny that they can fit easily inside the eye of a needle, on a human hair -- or on the forehead of an ant.<p>Nanoart may be tiny, but the field just keeps on getting bigger and better all the time. Sculptor Jonty Hurwitz has created a series of …

Sculpture

How littleBits Engineers Turn Their Ideas Into DIY Kits

From concept to FaceTime tank<p>Every electronic module in a littleBits kit is, well, little. Their small size and ability to snap together in nearly any combination make them useful prototyping tools: Engineers often use them to build rough versions of a new product. In order to pack a variety of …

These are 3 breakthrough science ideas you’ll be talking about in 2015

For anyone who has ever said that all the STEM professions need is something to make them “cool” in order to attract more young people, look no further than the Breakthrough Prize award ceremony, which took place at NASA’s Hangar One in Silicon Valley Sunday. Seth MacFarlane hosted the awards show …

This Woman's Revolutionary Startup Could Change 900,000 Surgeries A Year

If you've ever broken a bone, you know the process to recovery is slow and painful.<p>Now imagine neither splint nor surgery were enough to seal the fracture. Instead, your doctor says you need a bone graft, a procedure that involves taking bone from elsewhere to fill the gap created by your …

Stem Cells

U.S. and China reach historic climate change deal, vow to cut emissions

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.<p>Under the agreement, the United States would cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26% to …

Facebook launches its own 'dark web' site

Facebook has never had much of a reputation for letting users hide their identities online. But now the world's least anonymous website has just …

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

Emotional Intelligence

This is the kind of music you should listen to at work

They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity.<p>Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed …

Carve anything out of metal or wood with Carvey

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Carvey<p>The home creating space is increasingly moving from the garage to the desktop, and the latest evidence is …

Dyson's UV Humidifier Will Blast Your Air Clean

The team behind your vacuum from the future builds a bladeless humidifier.<p>For the design lover who can't stand the dry air in her apartment, some good news: Dyson, the company known for its fancy futuristic vacuums, is making a humidifier. It's called, simply, the Dyson humidifier.<p>If the device …

Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable” Tech That Merges Physical And Digital Worlds

It’s rare that a company can stay relatively secretive while raising a huge amount of funding, but Florida’s Magic Leap has managed that. The startup, led by CEO Rony Abovitz, announced today the close of its $542 million Series B, featuring investors led by Google, Inc., and including KPCB, …

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

How to Get Respect: 5 Points Backed by Science

<b>We all want to know how to get respect.</b><p>Research shows respect is key to both your love life and your career.<p>But it’s difficult. Others size you up …

Psychology

Here's What Happens When Your Photoshop Star Wars Into Your Snapshots

What if Luke and Leia lived next door? It'd look a lot like this.<p><i>(All Photos by Thomas Dagg)</i><p><b>When Toronto-based</b> photographer Thomas Dagg isn't shooting for clients like BMW, he's re-imagining the world around him as a fantastical place. Taking normal, mundane photos, he makes them surreal with the …