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New Genetic Engineering Method Called Promising — And Perilous

A powerful new technique for changing genes in insects, animals and plants holds great promise, according to a report from an influential panel of scientists released Wednesday. But the group also says it's potentially very dangerous.<p>As such, the report from the National Academies of Sciences, …

Genetics

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

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FORTUNE — Tesla Motors, the innovative electric car company, wants to be a bigtime automaker. To achieve that, it needs to produce hundreds of thousands of vehicles more than the 22,300 electric vehicles it made in 2013.<p>Which means it’s going to need a bigger battery factory. A much, much bigger …

This Origami Microscope Costs Just $3, But It Can Diagnose Malaria

The Foldscope is constructed out of greeting card paper, a watch battery, and a dirt cheap lens. But don’t be fooled, you can use it to detect more than 20 diseases.<p>Many of the world’s most fatal and gruesome infectious diseases can be detected with a simple microscope. Doctors, though, often skip …

Samsung takes another crack at streaming radio with Milk

But was anyone asking for a Galaxy-only music app?<p>Hot off the launch of Beats Music, does the world need yet another music streaming service? Samsung's about to find out.<p>In January, Samsung actually shut down its streaming service for US customers — but now, it's coming back as something completely …

Instagram reportedly signs $100M ad deal with big agency Omnicom

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Instagram (s FB) only started showing ads in users’ streams last fall, but now it’s ramping up the program quite a bit: The …

With a huge $157M round, Wayfair wants to be the Amazon for home goods

There it goes: Online home-goods retailer Wayfair just announced that it has managed to raise $157 million, even more than we thought it was raising when we reported on the company’s capital raise in January.<p>The fresh money could help the company become a more obvious place for you to go when you …

What Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple employees have in common

Recently, Google has emphasized that when hiring, it’s putting less weight on where a graduate went to school. But for those who want to end up in Silicon Valley, going to school in California might be a boost.<p>Using LinkedIn data, we took a look at the top 20 feeder schools where current employees …

Silicon Valley

Coupons.com Surging More Than 90% In Stock Market Debut

Investors hoping to grab a discount on shares of Coupons.com may have missed their chance: shares of the coupon site have popped more than 90% and still rising on the company’s very first day on the market. Those who snapped up shares during Coupons.com’s pre-IPO roadshow, on the other hand, are …

Report puts Box on track to surpass $200M in revenue this year

Slow-and-steady Afinia’s new 3D printer continues to get easier to use

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Afinia<p>If MakerBot is the gregarious popular student, Afinia is the quiet kid who sits at the back of the class …

This robot is teaching college kids how to code robotics apps (exclusive)

Robots: they build your Teslas, assemble your iPhones, and now they teach your college kids.<p>The Baxter Robot, created by Rethink Robotics, teaches undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, the principles of using and coding for robots — the same kinds of robots that will be …

The New Dry Cleaning: This Washing Machine Uses Just A Tiny Bit Of Water

The secret: nylon polymer beads.<p>Washing machines are more water-efficient than they used to be (the industry standard is about 15 gallons per load). But they’re still a major drain on supplies at a time of rising costs and severe droughts. If we could reduce water use–or even stop using it …

North America

Boom in personal health tech could be your lifesaver

Nick Ballard has had heart palpitations on and off since high school.<p>Always tech-savvy, Ballard started tracking his health with gadgets like glucose monitors, pedometers and heart rate monitors to see if he could detect anything that might explain why his ticker would suddenly start racing.<p>He got …

ICQ quickly loses users as Telegram gains traction on the global messaging scene

ICQ shed more than 30 percent of its audience in 2013, reported its owner Mail.ru Group, an LSE-listed Russian Internet group, in its financial report for 2013. The global instant-messaging service’s monthly user total shrank to 11 million across the world as of this past December, a notable …

Car Rental Startup Drive.SG Lands $790,000 For Asia Expansion

Drive.SG, Singaporean car rental portal, has raised a SGD $1 million (or about USD $790,000) Series A from Insas Berhad, a Malaysian investment holding company. The startup will use the capital to expand its services to the rest of Asia.<p>Founded in 2011, Drive.SG currently serves about 15,000 …

Tencent to take stake in JD.com to challenge Alibaba

The Chinese Internet giant is paying nearly $215 million for 15 percent of JD.com, China's second-largest e-commerce company behind Alibaba.<p>Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings is taking a stake in JD.com, a partnership aimed at challenging Alibaba Group Holding's e-commerce dominance.<p>Tencent …

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