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The $5 Billion Race to Build a Better Battery

Young companies staked by big backers are challenging fossil fuels with new ways to hold sun and wind power in the $50 billion energy storage …

Bill Gates

Facebook's Phone Company: WhatsApp Goes To The Next Level With Its Voice Calling Service

WhatsApp’s head office is among the most impressive you can find in start-up infested Mountain View, California, with glass walls cascading down from a rooftop patio that apparently glows at night.<p>You’d never guess that one of the most disruptive forces in the history of the telecommunications …

Mobile

This Bicycle Travels As Fast As A Car, So You Can Ride On Highways

Hi Lance! Pedal your feet, and this covered three-wheeled vehicle will zoom up to 100 miles per hour.<p>Step inside the Raht Racer, a three-wheeled vehicle that looks a little like a simplified version of the Batmobile, and you’ll start to pedal like you’re riding a bicycle. But as you feed power to …

Electric Vehicles

The Man in the Van

He throws 96. He's the Jays' No. 1 prospect. He signed for millions. And he lives in a VW camper. Meet Daniel Norris, the most interesting pitcher in …

Crude oil prices heading to $35 by June: FGE

Global crude oil prices could trade between $35 to $40 a barrel by the end of the second-quarter of 2015, according to one of the world's leading oil …

Oil

A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source

• Home<br>• ><br>• Extra<br>• ><br>• A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source<p>posted 2 seconds ago<br>Categories: Extra<p>Little does he …

Clean Energy

Sprint will cover whatever it costs you to switch carriers

Sprint still really, <i>really</i> wants you to switch to its phone network. To that end, it just launched an offer that reimburses whatever it costs you to hop aboard, whether it's a contract termination fee or device installment payments -- there's no cap, as with other switching promos. The only big …

Steve Case: We're at a pivotal point in the Internet's history

Entrepreneur Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, took on a different role at SXSW: history professor and Internet savant.<p>In a keynote speech on Saturday in Austin, Case recalled his early days as an Internet pioneer and gave his predictions for its future.<p>Case -- who now heads up Washington, D.C. based …

CNN

16 Ski Resorts Worth Hundreds of Millions Could Be Sold

Ten Americans Evacuated From Sierra Leone After Ebola Scare

Ten Americans who helped treat a medical worker infected with the Ebola virus are being evacuated from Sierra Leone and will be quarantined near special isolation units, the charity they work for said Saturday.<p>Partners in Health, a nonprofit group with 2,000 staff in West Africa, said the Americans …

Disease

Lack of sleep can have role in obesity and diabetes, study says

<b>If you need a lie-in at weekends to make up for lack of sleep in the week, you may be at risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.</b><p>The sleeping habits of 522 people found those losing sleep on weekdays were more likely to develop the conditions.<p>The findings, shown at the Endocrine …