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The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It, Part 1

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan's infamous "irrational exuberance" speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from <i>830</i> to <i>4585</i> or by</i> …

Japanese market hits a 21-year high: these charts show why it could keep rising

Japan’s main stock index – the Nikkei 225 – hit its highest level since December 1996 this week, but can it continue?<p>The country has struggled for decades to escape the clutches of economic stagnation and deflation, which followed the collapse of a market bubble in 1992.<p>The market failed to recover …

Investing

The HP Elite x3 with Windows 10 – Redefining the Mobile Computing Experience for Businesses

Windows 10 was inspired by a vision that computing could be more personal and that your computing experience should be familiar, yet tailored, to the …

Microsoft Office

How Ray Kurzweil Sees the Future

A Q&A with the top author, computer scientist, futurist, inventor, and Google engineering director.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

Scientists explain the theory behind Ising superconductivity

Superconductivity is a fascinating quantum phenomenon in which electrons form pairs and flow with zero resistance. However, strong enough magnetic …

How Managers Can See the Future More Clearly

Management is a lens. It’s the best way yet invented to focus the organization’s capital, human, and time resources toward the goals of the business. Many have observed that companies can have admirable goals; but, if poorly managed, success proves elusive.<p>Suppose the management lens was smeared, …

What will happen when we succeed in creating AI that’s smarter than we are?

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p><i>We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.</i> — Vernor Vinge<p>What does it feel like to stand here?<p>It seems like a pretty intense place to be standing—but then you have to remember something about what it’s like to stand on …

Singularity

T-Mobile joins CCA Data Services Hub for added roaming partnerships

T-Mobile today joined the Competitive Carriers Association’s Data Services Hub. By becoming part of the Hub, T-Mo can more easily work with smaller …

Telecoms

Quantum "Spookiness" Passes Toughest Test Yet

It’s a bad day both for Albert Einstein and for hackers. The most rigorous test of quantum theory ever carried out has confirmed that the ‘spooky …

5 brain technologies that will shape our future

The race to decipher the workings of the human brain, and build new economies around it, is on. Today’s great entrepreneurs – people such as Paul …

This Outlet Adapter Lets You Run All Your Gadgets On Solar Power

Now you can power your iPhone from the sun, even if you can’t afford solar panels.<p>Thanks to steeply falling prices, solar power keeps breaking records for new installations. But it still makes up less than 1% of total energy production in the U.S. The chances are good that you probably don’t yet …

Gear & Gadgets

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Planetary Habitability

After 85-year search, massless particle with promise for next-generation electronics found

"It's like they have their own GPS and steer themselves without scattering," Hasan said. "They will move and move only in one direction since they …

More Evidence Life Could Have Come From Beyond

A new study reveals bacteria can survive atmospheric entry<p><i>Lithopanspermia.</i><p>The word is a mouthful but it represents one of the most intriguing theories about the origin of life on Earth. Quite literally, it means life began from an extraterrestrial source and came here by hitching a ride on a rock, …

Biology

Meet The Robots That Are Taking Over Japan

At this pace, the country’s robot population is going to outnumber people.<p>If you are a human who works at the Kawada factory outside Tokyo, most of your coworkers are robots. On the assembly line, the company’s uber-advanced, human-looking robots can do the work of three people. They can also make …

Robotics