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How It Works: Geothermal Electricity | Environment

The deeper you go into the earth’s core, the hotter it becomes.<p>Some of this vast energy is already harnessed by geothermal power plants which use steam from heated water deep underground to drive turbines and generate electricity.<p>Geothermal electricity plants are typically built near tectonic plate …

Transfer data from iPhone to HTC One using HTC Sync Manager

Transferring data from an iPhone to an Android device isn't all that straightforward in most cases. Granted, users are likely to use iCloud, Google, or another cloud service to store personal information such as contacts and calendars. But what about those who don't use a cloud service, or those …

HTC One

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

Spanish rail crash: why was train travelling so fast on bend?

As Spain mourned the 80 dead in Europe's worst rail crash this century, questions were being asked about how the train had been able to hit a tight …

Is this the 'face of Buddhist terror'?

This illustration picture taken on June 24, 2013 in Bangkok shows a man reading a copy of the July 1 issue of Time magazine carrying a picture of controversial Myanmar monk Wirathu on its cover. (AFP/Christophe Archambault)<p>Time magazine’s decision to label Burmese monk Ashin Wirathu as “the face of …

10 Reasons Why America Will Continue To Dominate The Global Economy For Years

The U.S. economy is in recovery mode right now.<p>Sure, investors have been spooked by Fed taper talks, the Bank of Japan's unprecedented economic experiment, persistent jitters out of Europe, and concerns of a credit crisis in China.<p>But by in large, investors should be pleased with the way things are …

World Economy

The 8 Qualities of a Successful Life

Years ago, after my first book came out and I had made a few television appearances, I was nearly accosted on the street by a very animated woman who kept pointing at me and then exclaimed "I know who you are... you are the... Money Lady!" I've adopted that as a nickname of sorts. I am indeed the …

App Store

The Power of Introverts

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts -- which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending on which study you consult, one-third to …

Psychology

Mozart, Newton and You?

<i>"Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry." -- Alexander Pushkin</i><p>Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries -- the arts and humanities. Science epitomizes …

iPhone Phablet on the way? Apple is exploring bigger iPhones with up to 5.7″ screens

While we’ve been hearing quite a bit about Apple’s plans for a cheaper iPhone over the past few months, the company’s plans to go bigger have been more cloudy.<p>Now it sounds like Apple aims to go into phablet territory, a term for giant smartphones over 5-inches that may as well be tablets. Apple is …

iMac Update to Haswell Expected in June or July as Shipments Sink

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a brief research note today highlighting the status of the iMac, which he says will see shipments fall to roughly 650,000 units this quarter from 1.75 million units in the first calendar quarter. The drop is due in part to seasonality and in part to …

Myanmar 2013: Myanmar: What Future: Your Questions Answered - Zin Mar Aung

Bodies of Myanmar migrants found in Thai sea

The bodies of at least 12 migrant workers from Myanmar have been found in the sea off Thailand's west coast after their boat sank during bad weather.<p>Police Major General Taweeporn Churin said the bodies of six men and three women were found near islands in Ranong province on Monday, after their …

Microsoft's Windows XP is still kickin' -- do you use it?

Microsoft's XP operating system is still used on more than a third of the installations out there, according to figures from Net Applications. Is it really still that popular?<p>XP was released in August of 2001, more than a decade ago. It got a new lease on life when its successor, Vista, was …

Burma Muslim-Buddhist clashes continue in Shan state

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/982000/982332_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532562346_7eab1035212c0e3d7e480016a55d08c5<p><b>Buddhists and Muslims have have clashed for a second day in the northern Burmese town of Lashio.</b><p>Buddhist youths armed with sticks roamed the streets in …

Asia

13 Natural Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most preventable conditions. But it plays a contributing role in more than 15 percent of deaths in the United …

Two child limit imposed on Myanmar's Rohingya

Authorities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area, and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing in the aftermath of sectarian violence.<p>Local officials said on Saturday that the new …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Shipments Top 6 Million In 15 Days

Samsung has confirmed via the Korean website Chosun Ilbo that it has shipped over 6 million units of the Galaxy S4 since its international release on April 26. According to the firm, this is the fastest ever sell rate for a Galaxy S smartphone, or any other Samsung smartphone for that …

Samsung dominates 95% of Android phone sales say analysts

Samsung took a whopping 95-percent of global Android smartphone profits in the first quarter of this year, one analyst firm claims, with no other …

SoundCloud Gets Google+ Sign-In, Sharing On Android & iOS

The official SoundCloud apps for Android and iOS have today been updated to add support for Google+ Sign-In, allowing you to use your Google+ account in place of Facebook or Twitter. What’s more, there’s also support for Google+ sharing.<p>Google+ Sign-In was rolled out around a year ago in an effort …

Apps

A Teary-Eyed Bill Gates Emotionally Recalls His Final Meeting With Steve Jobs

- May 13, 2013<p>During an interview with Charlie Rose that aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday evening, an emotional Bill Gates talked about his final …

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher education teaching that can include thousands of students in a single lecture. The two institutions have already launched an online …

Samsung claims 5G mobile data transmission breakthrough

<b>Samsung says it has developed technology that could sit "at the core of 5G" - the successor to the 4G mobile-communications standard.</b><p>The company says its equipment is capable of transmitting data at more than 1Gbps across a distance of up to 2km (1.2 miles).<p>It suggests the tech would eventually …

Breakthroughs

UN urges: Eat more insects! (Seriously)

This Feb. 20, 2008, photo provided by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows insects for sale at a market in Chiang Mai, Thailand.