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Fear Is Mounting On Wall Street That The Fed Will 'Fall Behind The Curve' Like In 1994

Aneta Markowska, chief U.S. economist at Société Générale, writes in a note to clients that "Could the Fed hike rates in 2014?" is one of the top questions that has come up in recent meetings with investors.<p>The Fed has kept the federal funds rate, its main policy tool, pinned in a range between 0 …

U.S. Likely To Hit Debt Ceiling Sooner Than Believed

The country's next fiscal crisis will come sooner than advertised.<p>Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warning that the country would likely exhaust the extraordinary measures used to stay beneath the debt limit by late February. In a …

Wave of store closings expected to hit retail

Get ready for the next era in retail — one that will be characterized by far fewer shops and smaller stores.<p>On Tuesday, Sears said that it will shutter its flagship store in downtown Chicago in April. It's the latest of about 300 store closures in the U.S. that Sears has made since 2010. The news …

U.S. debt ceiling to bind by late February: Treasury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration warned Congress on Wednesday that the government would likely run out of borrowing authority needed to help pay its bills by late February if lawmakers do not swiftly raise the federal debt ceiling.<p>A lone worker passes by the U.S. Capitol building in …

Bill Gates Is Not The Next CEO Of Microsoft, But His VC Investments Are Picking Up

Bill Gates may be one of the world’s most famous philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and guest editors, but could he be adding venture capitalist to the list? Over the past few years it seems that Gates has, in fact, been increasing his investment in startups.<p>Though not as active in venture capital as …

Micro-Windmills May One Day Power Your Smart Phone

Bigger is better has practically become a rule of thumb in the wind power business.<p>Indeed, the typical wind turbine size has grown from about 300 kilowatts in 1990 to a whopping 7.5 megawatts in 2011.<p>A team of electrical engineers in Texas is challenging the industry’s conventional wisdom by …

They’re multiplying! 3-D printers go big and small

3-D printed bunnies from Makerbot show the variety of color possible -- but other devices can create even more detail.<p>There are probably more 3-D printers in one place at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas than anywhere else, at any time. We know you want to keep up to date, …

OK, Glass: Show me what's next for Google

December 2014 is a year away. Barring unforeseen complications, Google Glass will have gone public by then and just might have forever altered its maker in the process.<p>The story of how Glass could change Google begins back on June 27, 2012. Sergey Brin and his cohorts, in what we now know is …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

First Look At Sketchfab: A Youtube For 3D Files

Sketchfab is a web service to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models in real-time. Put simply, the site is part of a growing network of online 3D software to enable artistes, designers, and lay users to design 3D models that can, subsequently, be crafted into objects using a 3D printer. …

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

Nanotech

MannKind is seeking approval for diabetes inhaler system by spring

STOCK SPOTLIGHT<p>MannKind is seeking approval for diabetes inhaler system by spring<p>Drug developer MannKind is trying to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes with Afrezza, an inhaled form of insulin powder. It would eliminate the need for most injections.<p>December 08, 2013|By Ronald D. White<p>As …

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Meet Patrick Soon-Shiong, The LA Billionaire Reinventing Your Health Care

SANTA MONICA, Calif. –- You have been diagnosed with lung cancer.<p>There is a bewildering array of drugs, and combinations of drugs, that may shrink the tumor and prolong your life. Or they could make matters worse and give you terrible side effects.<p>In the past, this decision was mostly a crude …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Silicon Valley’s scheme to trick carnivores into eating fake meat

<b>(Kondor83/Shutterstock)</b><p>One company plans to replace all factory-farmed eggs in the U.S. with its vegan substitute<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 3, 2013 9:11pm (UTC)<p>Few would argue that the meat industry is contributing to some major health and environmental problems. Fewer still, however, are willing to …

Fuelmatics and Husky develop petrol-pumping robot

There was a time when pulling into a service station would coincide with an attendant in a pressed uniform and a peaked cap running up to your car to …

Mad Men

Huawei overtakes LG in smartphone market share during Q3

Need proof that China is a crucial smartphone market? Strategy Analytics is more than happy to oblige. It just posted third quarter global market share estimates showing that Huawei has overtaken LG since the Q2 report, claiming third place with 5.1 percent of sales. This isn't the first time that …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

Innovative energy storage project to be unveiled by Ryerson, eCamion

Ryerson University in Toronto and a high-tech startup company called eCamion Inc. will unveil a pilot project Wednesday that allows energy to be stored in a unit that sits on hydro poles.<p>An eCamion storage unit combined with a smart controller developed by Ryerson researchers and students will …

Mesmerizing Animals Emerge from Elaborate Swirls of Ink

This series by UK-based artist Si Scott, entitled <i>Resonate</i>, features black ink illustrations inspired by British wildlife and old anatomical drawings. Scott's signature style often features an explosion of expressive pen strokes bursting with energy, and these animal portraits are no …

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Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Code.org Unveils 'Hour of Code' Campaign To Promote Computer Science

Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting computer science education, has unveiled a new campaign it calls “Hour of Code” targeting 10 million students in the United States. From December 9-15, 2013, Code.org is asking schools, teachers, and parents for their help in motivating …

Colorful Experimental Photography by Luka Klikovac

Colorful Photography.<p>The selected colorful images are part of an experimental photo series by Luka Klikovac from Belgrade, Serbia. The photographer …

Mogul’s plan to kill Netflix: Unite cable companies to build a competitor

Cable giant Liberty Media issued a blunt warning at its investor day on Wednesday: US cable providers should band together to create a unified, national internet-streaming platform to rival Netflix.<p>Liberty Media, the $17 billion holding company controlled by Colorado-based billionaire John Malone …

Liberty Media

Researchers plan to develop a 3D printer that prints graphene

3D printers are becoming compatible with new materials all the time, including metals, paper, resin and even pizza ingredients. So it was only a …

Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a potential headache for …

Online backup services: why, how & which?

Macs make automated backup childishly easy: simply plug in an external hard drive and OS X will ask whether you want to use it as a Time Machine disk. Say yes, and you’ll then get fully-automatic, hourly, versioned backups without doing anything further.<p>Unplug it to take your MacBook out & about, …

Colorado Marijuana Industry Gets $1 Million From Investor Group: It's 'The Next Great American Industry'

Investors looking for <i>high</i> returns took to Colorado this week and poured more than $1 million into the burgeoning legalized recreational marijuana industry in the state.<p>In Denver, more than 60 investors from The ArcView Group met with 22 startup marijuana companies -- including several directly …