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DESPITE the Middle East’s bloody reputation, most of the region’s generals have been able to kick off their boots for much of the past few decades. …

Middle East

Nomad’s new Roadtrip combines iPhone car charger with 3000mAh battery, USB + USB-C ports

<b>Nomad</b>, maker of the beautiful Stand for Apple Watch and Pod portable charging station for Apple Watch, today announced <b>Roadtrip</b>, a unique combination of an iPhone car charger with a 3000mAh battery. Made from a mix of anodized aluminum and plastic, Roadtrip takes the shape of an elongated …

Palestinian President Constructing $13 Million Palace

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is constructing a $13 million palace in the West Bank, despite the country being crippled by financial woes.<p>The …

Synthetic Biology: the Dawn of a New Era

The advent of digital technology is considered one of the biggest revolutions of all time for how quickly and deeply it changed the world forever. However, I am about to convince you that an even more powerful revolution is coming, which goes under the name of synthetic biology. The potential of …

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters and shoring up global …

Stock Markets

The 25 fintech 'unicorns' worth over $1 billion ranked by value

Valuations in the sector are also sky-rocketing as more money floods in. Many companies are now reaching the fabled "unicorn" status — the term in the tech industry for companies worth $1 billion (£640 million) or more.<p>Earlier this year conference organiser Finovate pulled together a list of all …

Google is doubling down on biotech

The company is turning the team that develops smart contact lenses and other healthcare initiatives into a full-fledged, standalone company rather than a lab project.<p>The life sciences group will "graduate" from the Google X labs and become its own separate company under the new Alphabet corporate …

Warburg Pincus, Illumina & Sutter Hill Launch New Genomics Co. Helix With $100M

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus, alongside the venture capital investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sutter Hill Ventures and the industrial gene sequencing company Illumina are committing $100 million to make a foray into the wild world of custom genomics with the launch of a new …

This FinTech startup says it will take $13 trillion away from Wall Street

FinTech companies are using the power of the internet to disrupt the financial industry. By cutting out the middle man (i.e., banks) and lowering costs, they're able to make financial services far more efficient and consumer friendly.<p>Fundrise, a DC-based startup, may be building the biggest …

20 startups out to create a new world order on Wall Street

Startups are taking on the financial sector. Some of the companies look to usurp traditional players, and others step into the gaps they've left behind.<p>Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and banking veterans to put together a list of lesser-known startups, some of which are just a couple …

Software To Predict Exactly What Happens When You Edit A Gene

Sifting through the tangled genetic web of precision medicine<p>Genetics researchers are really excited about CRISPR/Cas9, an enzyme that has made it easier than ever for scientists to target a particular strand of DNA, snip part of it out, and replace it. And though its use in humans is still in its …

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

Solidworks for Entrepreneurs Program assists startups with affordable 3D design software

Dassault Systèmes, specialists in 3D CAD software, has launched the Solidworks for Entrepreneurs Program, giving early-stage businesses low-cost licenses for 3D design apps to aid in industrial design from prototyping through 3D printing.<p>Solidworks apps are used for product design, simulation, …

Make School Wants To Build The Product University For The Masses

College has failed, or so many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs believe. Not only are tuition costs spiraling out of control, but students are leaving college without the ability to produce … anything. We are living in the era of code, and yet, college students are graduating barely able to read or …

A company on Kickstarter has figured out a genius way to charge your phone

It's similar to Apple's MagSafe power connector, which allows you to easily plug and unplug the power connector to your laptop with a satisfying magnetic snap.<p>Most importantly, it also detaches if <i>and when</i> someone trips on the power cord, which could break the cord and send your laptop hurtling …

Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

<b>When Sweden runs out of its own garbage, it offers a service to the rest of garbage-bloated Europe: importing excess waste from other …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

• All of the mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking wine — and what to do instead<br>• The EU will reject Theresa May's single market for …

Cell Biology

How to set up your own Raspberry Pi powered VPN

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1180000/1180963_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524630451_d7730ab5d4a6600f50ce22b205307da7<p><b>Eyes are everywhere online.</b><p>The websites you visit often track where you came from and watch where you head off to next.<p>A VPN - or virtual private …

You can now download 1.65 billion Reddit comments

Once our species’ greatest trove of knowledge was the Library of Alexandria.<p>Now we have Reddit, a roiling mass of human ingenuity/douchebaggery that has recently focused on tearing itself apart like Tommy Wiseau in legendarily awful flick ‘The Room.’<p>But unlike the ancient library, the fruits of …

Google's Fail Of A Ramadan App

Earlier this month Google launched a “Ramadan Companion App.” As a Muslim who works in marketing strategy and social media, who has consulted on a number of Muslim-focused marketing projects, this seemed to me like it could be an exciting development. As far as I know, Google has not previously …

Ramadan

Modern History of the Arab Countries : Vladimir Borisovich Lutsky : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming

New Rules Allow Early Adopters to Become Early Investors

James Han Contributor<p>James Han is the co-founder of SeedInvest , a leading equity crowdfunding platform and a former investor at Francisco Partners.<p>Were you one of the first to identify Uber as a game changer? What about being one of the first to use Amazon or Google in the early days?<p>If you had …

Branding

Scientists defy gravity with 'perpetual' water pump

Scientists have figured out how to pump water upwards in a thick tube using a combination of surface tension and water-repellent materials. Before you get your hopes up, it's definitely no perpetual-motion machine -- but the discovery from Beihang University researchers in China could bring other …

China Opens Up its Massive Mutual Fund Market

The global asset management industry has a real game changer on its hands.<p>Starting 1 July, China will open up its domestic asset management industry …

CrowdJustice Wants To Bring Crowdfunding To Public Interest Litigation

With the newly-elected U.K. government plotting to tear up the Human Rights Act, and legal aid budgets already slashed, a new way for communities to fund legal action couldn’t have come at a better time.<p>CrowdJustice, a London-based startup founded by ex-United Nations lawyer Julia Salasky, is a …

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

Higher Education

Shuffle’s New iPhone App Lets You Create Disposable Phone Numbers…And Emails, Too

A new mobile app called Shuffle has launched a simple utility that lets you create additional, disposable phone numbers you can use to call or text as well as receive voicemail through, right from your iPhone. The app is a competitor to longtime favorite Burner, which has, for some time, offered …

Apps

Beit Sahour’s first intifada heroes celebrated in intelligent, funny film

Israeli officers spy on cows in saga of nonviolent resistance.