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Vapours of US and EU Market Leader Electronic Cigarette Brands and Liquids Are Cytotoxic for Human Vascular Endothelial Cells.

2016 Jun 28;11(6):e0157337. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157337. eCollection 2016.<p>1Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory, University Clinic for Cardiac …

The FDA's Deeming Rule On Vapor Products Must Be Challenged

Legal challenges to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final deeming rule on vapor products are mounting, with lawsuits focusing on various aspects of the regulations, including claims ranging from violations of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Administrative Procedure Act, to …

Mark Plotkin: What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new …

Guy builds insane 12-rotor Wankel engine in his garage

It doesn't matter what kind of motor you've put together in your garage. This guy wins.<p>How many rotors is too many rotors? If you're Tyson Garvin, the number is somewhere north of 12. Garvin is an endurance powerboat racer who has twice set the record for the run from New York City to Bermuda, and …

Making OLEDs In The Kitchen Sink

When [Ian] first set out to create a homebrew OLED, he found chemical suppliers that wouldn’t take his money, manufacturers that wouldn’t talk to …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Two college students invented an adapter that allows 3D printers to print in full color for less than $100

3D printing is generally a monochrome affair. Full-color printers are expensive, so the more casual user is likely stuck printing in one or two …

This superthin material could help us put displays in our clothes and windshields

Scientists have created super-thin LEDs that are strong, efficient and flexible enough to be easily integrated into clothing and super portable …

Why Facebook Dropped $19B On WhatsApp: Reach Into Europe, Emerging Markets

With 450 million monthly users and a million more signing up each day, WhatsApp was just too far ahead in the international mobile messaging race for Facebook to catch up, as you can see in the chart above that we made last year. Facebook either had to surrender the linchpin to mobile social …

Apple And Tesla Had A Spring Fling

Reports are out today in The San Francisco Chronicle, and just about every other tech publication, that Apple <i>could</i> be in preliminary talks to buy electric automobile manufacturer Tesla. With the mobile phone and tablet markets becoming increasingly competitive, Apple is interested in expanding to …

Visualizing 15 Years Of Acquisitions By Apple, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, And Facebook

You grow old, you slow down, and you die. That is, unless you can inject some fresh blood. After watching the last generation of tech giants wither or stagnate, today’s juggernauts are relying on acquisitions to keep them young and relevant. Check out the interactive infographic below to compare …

Getting Started with the BrickPi

Contributors: ShawnHymel<p>Introduction<p>If you’re familiar with Lego Mindstorms, then you are probably aware of all the cool projects that you can make …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

M3D, Micro 3D Printer Unveiled, Priced at $199 on Kickstarter Next Month

The 3D Print Show in New York has been the spot to be if you enjoy witnessing the unveiling of new 3D printers. We have seen The RoboBeast and the …

Watch A Robot 3-D Print With Metal

Autodesk teamed up with designer Joris Laarman to create the system.<p>Metal, despite being one of the most ubiquitous building materials, isn't something we see in 3-D printing too often. (Seriously: we've got pizza before small-scale, consumer steel printing.) But software company Autodesk, working …

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An interview with East St. Louis School District by Andrea Sparks<p>An interview with Jim Slagle, VP of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics at …

What I Wish I'd Known as a Struggling CEO

Was it easy? Of course not. But nine months after leaving my start-up behind, I know what I would have done differently.<p>Sometimes being a CEO is a bit like being in <i>Fight Club</i>.<p>The first rule of Fight Club is never to talk about Fight Club, so these CEOs suffer in silence.<p>Recently, after receiving a …

How Can Aspiring Chief Executives Prepare For The Job Of CEO?

I recently wrote an article asking <i>Why Do So Many Bright Business People Fail So Impressively As CEO?</i> I lamented the lack of preparation and adequate training for a position so unique as CEO. It begs the question: How can aspiring CEOs prepare for the job? I have identified five areas not covered in …

9 Companies With More Cash Than The U.S. Government

<i>David Yanofsky of QZ.com identifies nine S&P 500 companies with more cash in hand and short term securities than the cash-strapped U.S. government.</i> …

If You're Always Giving Orders, You're Not a Great Leader

The best leaders spend five times more time teaching with questions than telling people what to do. What's your ratio?<p>Think about a leader and chances are your first image is of someone giving orders -- maybe it’s the quarterback in a huddle outlining the next play for his teammates, maybe it’s an …

How CEOs Can Use Quiet Influence to Get Results

There are many ways one can be effective as a leader. Smart CEOs know that they are most transparent and trustworthy when they lead from their own …

8 Ways to Make Reporters Fall In Love With Your Startup

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Much has been written about the strained relationship between reporters and PR practitioners, so the question is: How can we show reporters we love them and, in turn, help them fall in love with us?<p>Here are some ways to make them feel special:<p><b>1. Offer</b> …

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Cloud boom is on for real, researcher says

Researcher IHS Technology expects spending on cloud infrastructure and services to hit $174.2 billion in 2014, up 20 percent from $145.2 billion last …

Charles Dickens on Grief and How to Heal a Mourning Heart

In addition to being one of literary history’s most celebrated authors, no doubt in part thanks to being such a disciplined early riser, <b>Charles Dickens</b> (February 7, 1812–June 9, 1870) was also a man of extraordinary wisdom — from the timeless life-advice he gave his youngest son to his generous fan …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

Nanomotors controlled inside living human cells for the first time

Scientists at Penn State University have successfully controlled tiny nanomotors inside living human cells. Consisting of tiny, rocket-shaped bits of metal, the nanomotors were propelled by ultrasonic waves and steered with magnets. Researcher Tom Mallouk wasn't afraid to talk up potential future …