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The force awakens: tractor beam becomes a reality

Science fiction becomes fact as scientists develop an acoustic hologram which can hold and move objects, but its uses will be more surgical than Star Wars<p>A sonic tractor beam that can grab tiny objects and move them around has been created by scientists in Spain.<p>They used the same technology to …

Nature Communications

Britain overtakes US to become top G7 country to do business

UK overtakes world's largest economy for ease of doing business but remains below South Korea and Hong Kong in World Bank report<p>Britain has leapfrogged the US to become the top country in the G7 to do business, according to the World Bank.<p>The UK moved up two places in its annual Doing Business …

World Bank

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating habits, examining the personalities of people who eat fast, …

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we spend a large part of every workday doing. The amount of time we spend on it …

Time I

Global worries kept Fed from hiking rates in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials were almost ready to raise interest rates in September but held off because of China's economic slowdown and its potential to derail U.S. growth and inflation.<p>Minutes of the Sept. 16-17 discussions released Thursday showed the central bank believed the …

Economics

FTSE 100 creeps higher as Bank of England leaves rates unchanged

Despite slipping into the red this morning, the FTSE 100 inched higher as Bank of England left interest rates unchanged<p>Despite dipping by 0.52pc in early trade, the <b>FTSE 100</b> clawed its way back into positive territory as the Bank of England’s left interest rates unchanged.<p>At the bank's meeting on …

Stock Markets
Oil

Financial Savvy: Investment Risk vs. Market Volatility

Photo credit: Lendingmemo<p><b>When the stock market goes crazy, people go nuts. The ensuing insecurity has them thinking that stashing their money in a mattress at home is safer than investing it anywhere with anyone. But one should know the differences between risk and volatility to avoid silly and</b> …

Retirement