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The Characteristics of High Functioning Anxiety

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it's evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with …

Self-help

The stock market is getting smoked because inflation is coming back to change the game

If you're concerned about the Dow falling an ominous 666 points on Friday amid other economic indicators looking sound, or you're worried because on Monday it tumbled more than 1,100 points in its biggest-ever point drop, you can remain calm. The market is just experiencing regime change.<p>That is to …

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Will Alaska And JetBlue Merge Some Day? 2018 Provides Some Early Indicators

No question it is a probably couple of years early to speculate about the potential for a merger between Alaska and JetBlue.<p>Yet already in 2018, a few events may be read as early indicators that such a merger is far from inconceivable, in an industry where consolidation is recurrent and where a …

Aviation

Bitcoin could fall below $5,000 if this report on a mysterious cryptotoken is right

Some people think bitcoin’s spectacular price rise last year was manipulated by a cryptotoken called Tether that’s supposed to be pegged to the US dollar. Now, an anonymous report answers the question: What would bitcoin be worth without Tether? The answer: around $4,500, based on the current …

Cryptocurrency

Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, P.R. — They call what they are building Puertopia. But then someone told them, apparently in all seriousness, that it translates to “eternal boy playground” in Latin. So they are changing the name: They will call it Sol.<p>Dozens of entrepreneurs, made newly wealthy by blockchain and …

Puerto Rico

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

AirAsia India passengers volume soars 79% to 1.42 million in December quarter

Air Asai India, which is keen to fly overseas this year, has ended the quarter with a fleet size of 14 aircraft after adding one plane in the quarter …

Japanese airline ANA posts record profits on solid demand

Japanese major All Nippon Airlines (ANA) on Thursday posted record profits for the nine months to December thanks to solid demand, but stuck to its …

United Arab Emirates

This Is How Remote Work Will Look Like In 2018

More companies embrace remote work. But it’s not all glamorous and perfect as it may look from the outside.<p>I’ve been working remotely for over five years now and can tell you that there are ups and downs just like working in the office environment. However, more people choose freedom and adventure …

Remote Working

Welcome to Muskworld, a map of Elon's interests

Musk is about more than Teslas and rockets. <br>Read More

Artificial Intelligence

New smart windows darken in the sun—and generate electricity at the same time

Solar power has undergone a revolution in recent years, thanks to an upstart family of crystalline materials called perovskites. Now, perovskites are …

Loos on Ryanair's new planes 'so tiny you can only wash one hand at a time'

Boeing’s new 737 MAX, launched last year amid much fanfare, has been hailed as an aviation “game changer”. Quieter and more efficient than its popular predecessor (the simple 737), it’s billed as the short-haul plane of the future.<p>There’s just one issue. The lavatories are ludicrously small – with …

Aviation

Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

When Randal Miles woke up from a nap during his flight from Los Angeles to Paris last week, he opened the interactive map on his seat-back screen to …

End of the A380 superjumbo? Airbus warns future of plane at risk

Airbus said on Monday that it might have to end production of the double-decker A380 superjumbo jet, having booked no new orders for the plane in two years.<p>The European aerospace group had been banking on another big order from main client Emirates in November, but the Dubai-based airline decided …

Aviation

Japan's machine tool orders break record in 2017

TOKYO -- Machine tool orders for Japanese producers soared 31.6% in 2017 to 1.64 trillion yen ($14.8 billion), setting a record for the first time in …

Japan

Forget algorithms. The future of AI is hardware!

The hype about Artificial Intelligence is all about the algorithms. Deep Mind, the Google company that is leading the world in machine learning, recently published an article where it described how AlphaGo Zero managed to become - all by itself and from scratch - a master in Go and beat all …

Tesla’s massive battery in Australia was paid up to $1000/MWh to charge itself

Yesterday, Saturday 13th, in South Australia the Tesla battery at Hornsdale Power Reserve was paid AU$1,000/MWh (USD$790/MWh) to absorb excess electricity from the power grid. The battery owners will later be able to sell this energy also.<p>The battery has become famous for coming online in under 100 …

Toyota and Mazda pick Alabama for $1.6bn US investment - reports

<b>Japanese auto giants Toyota and Mazda have picked Alabama to build their new $1.6bn (£1.2bn) US factory, according to several reports.</b><p>The firms revealed last year that they planned a US joint venture, with production scheduled to begin in 2021.<p>At the time, President Donald Trump said the decision …

Google and Others Are Building AI Systems That Doubt Themselves - MIT Technology Review

The most powerful approach in AI, deep learning, is gaining a new capability: a sense of uncertainty.<p>Researchers at Uber and Google are working on …

Machine Learning

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Invest In Platforms

If the story of 2017 for the financial world turned in large part on the mainstream recognition of Bitcoin, then the story for 2018 in the …

Cryptocurrency

These 100 Companies Are Leading the Way in A.I.

Whether you fear it or embrace it, the A.I. revolution is coming—and it promises to have an enormous impact on the world economy. PwC estimates that …

‘It Can’t Be True.’ Inside the Semiconductor Industry’s Meltdown

It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the …

Revealed: The world's safest (and least safe) airlines for 2018

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are among the 20 safest airlines on Earth, according to an annual ranking of the world’s biggest carriers.<p>The website AirlineRatings.com assessed 409 major airlines before delivering its verdict, taking into account previous incidents, the average age of their …

British Airways

I Just Flew First Class on American Airlines and Mint Class on JetBlue (Oh, What a Difference) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>First Class travel still captures the imagination.<p>You tell yourself that it'll be such a contrast from sitting in the back, praying it will all soon be over.<p>So I decided to treat myself to two …

Flying

10 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

Boeing to unveil mystery plane that will 'change the future of air power'

Boeing, one of the world’s biggest aircraft manufacturers, is poised to unveil a “robust” new plane that will be “changing the future of air power”, the company claims.<p>The secret aircraft has a ‘Batmobile’ style, according to a teaser video posted on Twitter of the plane by Phantom Works, Boeing’s …

Aviation

How the Winklevoss Twins Found Vindication in a Bitcoin Fortune

The Winklevoss twins have carved an unorthodox path toward fame in the American business world.<p>They went to Harvard University and then on to the Olympics as rowers. Along the way, they fought a legal battle with Mark Zuckerberg over the ownership of Facebook. In the Oscar-nominated movie “The …

Cryptocurrency

BAE's latest UAV has no use for flaps

If you're trying to make an aircraft lighter, stealthier, faster, and easier to maintain, how about getting rid of the flaps on the wings and tail? …

Nanoparticles detect and track cancer months before traditional imaging techniques

A team from Rutgers University has devised a ground-breaking new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumors. Using light-emitting nanoparticles the …