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Currency War Erupts, Threatening to Ripple Across Global Markets

The currency war has arrived.<p>So say some of the best and brightest in the $5.1 trillion-per-day foreign-exchange market. U.S. President Donald Trump …

Central Banks

Special report: How the robot revolution is changing our lives

<b>We're entering a new,</b> robot-fueled tech boom that is already disrupting the world's balance of power, and is changing how we fight wars, stay alive, …

Carnegie Mellon University

3 Stocks That Could Double Your Money

Why biotech stocks Celldex Therapeutics, Dynavax Technologies, and Idera Pharmaceuticals could be huge winners.<p>Nearly any stock could double your …

Breast Cancer

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

How We Got a Bendable Airplane Wing to Work

While electric jets and flying Ubers are just around the corner, there’s one aspect of air travel technology that hasn’t changed in almost a century: …

Off the Rails: 7 Best Train-set Thrillers

“The Girl on the Train,” the highly anticipated adaptation of the bestselling thriller by Paula Hawkins, arrives in theaters on Friday. That title itself is an allusion to a long literary tradition of railway murder, mystery, and mayhem. While “The Girl on the Train” is arguably only tangentially …

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

University of Chicago

Apple negotiating with Sharp to supply OLED displays for next-generation ‘iPhone 8’ in 2017

Apple currently uses LCD display technology for all of its iPhones but this appears to be changing next year with the rumored radically-new iPhone in 2017, following the iPhone 7’s smaller, iterative, design changes. Many reports have said that the next-generation iPhones, dubbed ‘iPhone 8’, will …

Mobile Technology

4 fintech startups in Asia to keep an eye on

Illustration by Tech in Asia’s Andre Gunawan.Of the US$23.4 billion that was invested into tech startups from April to June this year, the biggest …

10 shows to binge watch during your long holiday weekend

It's a good time to catch up<p>It’s Labor Day weekend, which for most of us means a nice, three days off from work. It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up on some of the shows that you’ve probably been hearing about from friends and co-workers.<p>Here are 10 shows to watch this long holiday weekend on …

University of Toronto scientists solve puzzle of converting gaseous carbon dioxide to fuel - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

TORONTO, ON – Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming – and quite likely our own eventual extinction – by injecting about 30 …

Tech is primed for an upswing

Ben Schippers Contributor<p>Ben Schippers is a co-founder of HappyFunCorp.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction<br>• Tesla, a great family brand<p>The past 15 months has created a lot of confusion around where the technology sector is going. …

Entrepreneurship

This is how your brain deals with language while on LSD

Researchers in the United Kingdom now have a better understanding of how the psychedelic drug LSD, also known as acid, affects how the brain …

A closer look at Lenovo's bendable concept phone and tablet

We knew Lenovo's Phab2 Pro and Motorola's Moto Z series were breaking cover today, but the moment that drew the loudest gasps was when a YouTuber bent a phone around her wrist. Lenovo's crazy, flexible devices are incredibly far from being real products, but we still had to track them down to get a …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

5 books Bill Gates wants you to read this summer

If it was up to Bill Gates, this summer you’d read everything from an 800-page (gulp) science fiction novel to a 400-page history of the human …

Here’s how investors are duped each earnings season

A year ago, we explained the many ways companies make reading their quarterly earnings reports a miserable task.<p>We weren’t just whining. We wanted to …

Investing

Why haven't low oil prices boosted the global economy?

Funny things happen when interest rates are zero, but are they so funny that low oil prices might actually be hurting the economy right now?<p>The …

The Science of How What We Believe Becomes Our Reality - Part I

<b>"Mind is the Master Power that molds and makes, and we are mind. And ever more we take the tool of thought, and shaping what we will, bring forth a thousand joys, or a thousand ills. We think in secret, and it comes to pass, environment, is but our looking glass."</b> <b>-- James Allen</b><p>At some point we have …

Breast Cancer

Phosphine as a superconductor? Sure, but the story may be complicated

Scientists predict that phosphine's superconductivity under pressure arises due, in part, to the chemical decomposing<p>BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Phosphine is …

Electronic Skin May Transform the Way We Interact With Tech

Your skin is an interface between your brain and the world. Okay, so that sort of sounds like a pickup line a materials scientist would use. But …

Marshmallow Laser Feast: augmented reality will overtake VR

VR might be the entertainment buzzword of the moment, but we're going to see it overtaken by new technology very soon, according to an expert in …

Here’s what IoT will do for transportation

The Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically accelerating the pace of innovation in the transportation industry—especially the cars and trucks we drive every day. And when you apply the laws that have been driving technology innovation for decades—Moore’s Law and Metcalfe’s Law—it’s not long before …

Ten technologies that are precursors to the AI era

Here are 10 technology tools that are leading the way to the era of artificial intelligence in the enterprise.<p>After decades of research and …

IoT for food and water: Here’s what the future looks like

In the near future, IoT will drive tremendous innovation in the way our food is grown, processed, distributed, stored, and consumed. Plants and animals will literally have a “voice.” Not a human voice, per se, but a voice based on data that can tell people, computers, and machines when, for …

Aquaponics

3-D Printer Maker Carbon3D Raises $100 Million From Google Ventures, Others

The company's technology, which debuted at Ted, uses light and oxygen to create 3-D objects from a pool of resin.<p>Carbon3D, whose 3-D printing technology uses light and oxygen to make 3-D objects from a pool of resin, has also apparently honed an ability to print money.<p>The company is announcing …

Can venture capital and hedge funds be a force for good?

The rise of the alternative investment industry, which includes asset classes such as private equity buyouts, venture capital and hedge funds, has …

Robotic Whiskers Could Help Robots Navigate Through Dark and Murky Environments

Here, robot, robot<p>Many mammals such as cats, rats, and seals use their whiskers as a major sensory system to detect objects in dark environments or even to identify changes in currents in murky waters. In a study published today in <i>Bioinspiration and Biomimetics</i>, researchers took inspiration from …

Robotics

Chinese O2O surgery app gets funding from Xu Xiaoping

When you think about online-to-offline (O2O) platforms in China you think about the basics that are available everywhere: food delivery, taxi …

Apps