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A New Report Warns That America May Lose The Nanotechnology Race

And last month, when Rafael Nadal lost the final of the 2014 Australian Open to Stanislas Wawrinka, his opponent's $240 racquet was strengthened with nano-materials. Mr Nadal, meanwhile, was wearing a watch reinforced with carbon nanotubes—and costing almost $700,000.<p>It is this breadth of …

Prototyping

1,341-horsepower Koenigsegg One:1 debuts at 2014 Geneva auto show

Attention One-Percenters, your latest ultra-exotic, limited-edition hypercar is finally here, revealed in full today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. …

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking to once another, …

The coolest official vehicle of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes from VW

Volkswagen Group is taking its role as the official vehicle partner of the 2014 Winter Olympic in Sochi, Russia, very seriously. It is supplying over 3,000 Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and commercial vehicles to the games, but the Polar Expedition Amarok, which it built a year ago to promote the event …

Justin Bieber's private jet searched for marijuana

The teen pop star Justin Bieber has yet another brush with authority when he returns from Canada to have his jet searched for marijuana<p>Justin Bieber, the angel-faced pop star who has had a string of run-ins with the authorities in recent weeks, had yet another brush with the law after his private …

The Case For Ditching Traditional Job Interviews

No one enjoys the traditional job interview process and it doesn’t always reveal who is the best person for the job. Here’s the alternative.<p>Put it right up there with the annual review on the list of conversations we’d rather not have. The traditional job interview where a candidate sits across …

A Better Way to Pay Workers

In 2007, after the venerable New York law firm Dewey Ballantine merged with another firm, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, commentators heralded the creation of a “global super firm.” As James B. Stewart wrote in the magazine, the combined firm, Dewey & LeBoeuf, recruited and retained top attorneys …

Enterprise Mobility: Devices, Security, Design, And Distribution

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Every Sunday for this column, I write on something related to mobile. To date, it’s mostly been about consumer-facing apps, device …

Why Ecommerce Companies Are Eyeing Brick-and-Mortar Retail | Street Fight

<b>Published:</b><p><i>Last year, online eyewear retailer Warby Parker did something that seemed like a step backwards: it announced that it would open a number</i> …

Mobile Is The Future Of Payments — Here's How Much Runway There Is For Growth

The habit of paying for things on smartphones and tablets is already ingrained in modern consumer society, particularly among young demographics. In the same way digital payments companies like PayPal helped usher in the PC-based e-commerce explosion, mobile-focused companies are exploring how to …

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Amazon May Be Launching a Credit Card Checkout System for Offline Stores

Amazon.com, already the biggest online retail company in the U.S., may be infiltrating brick-and-mortar stores very soon.<p>Author:<p>Publish …

Upgraded Private Aviation Facility Debuts in NYC Area

Life is good for New York‘s jet-set crowd, and it’s only getting better, thanks to the newly unveiled terminal upgrade for Signature Flight Support, …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Best Places to Travel in 2014 (PHOTOS)

On Nicaragua's Little Corn Island, the fresh lobster is cheap; the hammocks plentiful; and the pace slow. Factor in a new hotel and spa with 16 oceanfront cabanas, and vacationing here is more blissful than ever. It's just one of the places that will appeal to travelers seeking what's new and …

Trends

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

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FORTUNE — On Thursday night, Kappa Beta Phi, a secret society of Wall Street bigwigs, held its 82nd annual gala at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. At these black-tie dinners, around 200 of the biggest names in finance carry on like fraternity kids, hurling insults and dinner rolls at new recruits …

CONFIRMED: Man Interrogated By The Feds For Wearing Prescription Google Glass At The Movies

They apparently thought he might be illegally taping the film and didn't believe him when he tried to explain that the glasses were prescription, and weren't even switched on.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Why AMC, the MPAA and 'Bob Hope' should apologize for this ridiculous over-reaction.<p>The incident ought to make Glass …

Russian Spy Nodes Caught Snooping on Facebook Users

Somewhere in Russia an eavesdropper is operating a network of wiretapped nodes at the edge of the Tor anonymity network. And he's particularly …

Disgraced banker Jordan Belfort: Wolf of Wall Street is a 'cautionary tale'

The real-life crooked stockbroker whose life inspired Martin Scorsese's Oscar-tipped The Wolf of Wall Street has said that the black comedy is a "cautionary tale".<p>Appearing on the CNN show Piers Morgan Live, in the US, Jordan Belfort repeated suggestions made by the film's star, Leonardo DiCaprio, …

The GOP’s 1 percent doctrine: Help the rich, and only the rich

<b>(Reuters/Jim Bourg)</b><p>Corporate tax breaks? No problem. Raise the minimum wage? No dice.<p>David Morris<p>January 22, 2014 1:36pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Are Republicans inconsistent when they sometimes support using offsets and indexing and sometimes don’t? Not at all. They’re …

How the young elite rise in Washington, D.C.

<b>(TriggerPhoto via iStock/Salon)</b><p>The White House engages in blatant class discrimination by allowing One Percenters to subsidize it<p>Michael Lind<p>January 19, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>What do you call an employer that refuses to pay its workers any salary at all? Answer: The White House.<p>President Barack Obama …

Iraq launches Al Qaeda offensive

BAGHDAD — Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive Sunday to push Al-Qaeda-linked forces from a city west of Baghdad, a military official said.<p>Since late December, members of an Al Qaeda offshoot — known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — have …

Federal judge shoots down Chicago gun sales ban

After ruling Chicago’s ban on firearm sales a breach of constitutional rights earlier this month, a federal judge is giving the city 180 days to formulate a new law governing gun stores.<p>Judge Edward Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, granted …

OBAMA: Marijuana Is No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol," Obama told Remnick.<p>Remnick followed up and …

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A year ago, “sequestration” was an ominous word in defense circles as the industry braced for what promised to be drastic across-the-board cuts in federal spending. But with this week’s passage of the 2014 omnibus spending bill, everything looks — well, everything looks pretty much the same as …