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China's new destroyers: 'Power, prestige and majesty'

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> China's navy is getting bigger and better and doing it at a speed unmatched by any nation around the globe.<p>Earlier this month, the People's Liberation Army Navy launched two 13,000-ton Type 055 guided-missile destroyers -- Asia's largest, most sophisticated and most lethal combat …

Military

What Tech Insiders Are Reading Right Now

We asked 10 people doing good work in the industry to recommend 5 books each. The result is a goldmine for summer readers.<p>Whether you’re staring at some vacation time or just always on the hunt for something good to read, we’ve got some suggestions for ya (big surprise, right?). But this time, we …

Books

China Won’t Solve the World’s Plastics Problem Any More

For a long time, China has been a dumping ground for the world’s problematic plastics. In the 1990s, Chinese markets saw that discarded plastic could …

Pollution

The Best Strength Workout for Mountain Bikers

If you get a kick out of hurtling downhill, single-track mountain biking, you’re not alone. Tough terrain ups the ante on traditional road …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employee Engagement

Russia's clash with the west isn't about ideology — it's about geography

At his dacha, standing before a map of the newly expanded Soviet Union shortly after Germany's surrender in May 1945, Josef Stalin nodded with approval.<p>The vast buffer he'd carved out of Soviet-occupied Eastern Europe would now protect his empire against future Napoleons and Hitlers. Stalin then …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

The VeloNews Training Plan, part 2: Building your plan

In Part 1 of the <i>VeloNews</i> Training Plan, you learned the fundamental principles of training. This second component will help you build a training plan …

Get a Password Manager. No More Excuses

You're sick of hearing this. The exhortations didn't work in 2013 and they're not going to work now. Sure. But the truth is that you need a password …

The US and China are preparing for all hell to break loose in North Korea

As tensions rise to historic heights on the Korean Peninsula, both the US and China have begun taking unprecedented steps to prepare for the worst-case scenario.<p>Across North Korea's border in China's Jilin province, state-run media ran a full-page instructional package on how to survive a nuclear …

Former Facebook executive has sworn off social media because he doesn’t want to be “programmed”

While Facebook’s business is booming and the company continues to expand its tentacles to every corner of the internet, its early employees and investors are growing more and more vocal about the damage it has wrought among its users.<p>Former Facebook vice president of user growth Chamath …

Social Media

Zwift: Welcome to Watopia

With Zwift, cycling is a game. But it’s still cycling! Which makes it a purposeful game, whether your interest is training or racing. Let’s talk …

Jaybird Freedom Wireless Headphones drop to highly-anticipated $50 price, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><i>Update:</i> <i>Amazon has the new Jaybird Freedom 2 In-ear Wireless Headphones for $99.99 shipped (Reg. $150), an all-time low.</i><p>Best Buy …

Meet the startups changing the future of energy

How we distribute, store and generate energy is undergoing a massive disruption. Startups in the energy sector are leading the way into a new era of …

FTP is dead, The Sufferfest claims, and launches 4DP training

From Zwift to TrainerRoad, most of the popular training apps center around your Functional Threshold Power (FTP), or the maximum power you can …

Instead of Slowing Down, He Revved Up With An E-Bike

When teenagers tease Bruce Austin for powering up a mountain trail on his electric mountain bike, his comeback is: “Didn’t you hear California passed a law that people 70 or older can ride an e-bike?”<p>“Their attitude instantly changes from, ‘you’re cheating’ to ‘good for you, dude’,” jokes the …

Human waste could be the fuel of the future

The stuff we flush down the toilet and the fat washed down the drain could be the surprising fuel of the 21st Century – improving sanitation and creating green energy worldwide.<p>Our planet has a problem. Humans, like all living creatures, produce a lot of… well, unpleasant waste. In the form of pee …

Energy

This Startup Is Engineering Crops That Can Fertilize Themselves

Nitrogen fertilizer created an agricultural boom that changed the course of history. But it takes a huge amount of energy to produce. What if the plants could just make it themselves?<p>The nitrogen fertilizer spread on many farms in the U.S.–part of more than 100 million tons used around the world …

Farming

Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as active muscle. The material, which can push, pull, bend, and twist (thanks to its use of silicone …

Robotics

We sat down with Microsoft's CEO to discuss the past, present and future of the company

<i>Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft in February of 2014, and in the three years since he has succeeded in turning around what was then a stumbling, aimless company. He recently stopped by Business Insider's Poland office and spoke with us about the past, present and future of</b> …

Cycling success: 10 U.S. cities pushing biking forward

New infrastructure, better bikesharing, and safer streets<p>London announced a plan to spend a billion dollars on bike highways and cycling infrastructure late last year. Oslo wants to transform its downtown into a car-free zone by 2019. German cities are testing out bike-based cargo delivery …

Four Ways to Be More Effective in Meetings

Meetings!<p>Those endless blocks of time during the workday in which we are given tacit approval to zone out but that we cannot skip.<p>One study estimated that American companies hold 11 million meetings daily. Another said the unproductive ones cost the country about $37 billion yearly. This amusing …

Corporate Culture

The company behind Vespa built a cargo robot that follows you around

In the future, we won't just have autonomous drones zooming around over our heads — we'll share the sidewalks with rolling robots, tasked with …

Lynchburg vs. Roanoke - Box Score - 10/26/2016

Roanoke<p>Lynchburg Goalies<p>Roanoke Goalies<p>Scoring Summary<p>Penalty Summary<p>Game Information<p>Periods:<p>1st<p>0:00<p>Tess Frelick at goalie for Lynchburg.<p>0:00<p>CHRIS …

Cars in the cloud

We may still be a few years away from being shuttled around by fully autonomous vehicles, but cars on the road right now already feature powerful processing equipment like video cameras and radar.<p>And at the Paris Motor Show, which opened on Oct. 1 and ends Sunday, Oct. 16, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and …

Car Tech

Scientists have figured out how to make wires 60,000x smaller than a human hair

Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have found a way to make electrical wires that are thousands of times thinner than a human …

Want to see America before Trump takes power? These are the 50 greatest US experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

This motorized wheel adds electric power to your bike

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Buyer's guide to folding bikes

Folding bikes are brilliant for commuters, city dwellers and everyone else short on space. They can be packed down small, so you can fit them into …