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Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

Engineering

Alternative to silicon offers cheaper solar power

The ability to transform the energy of the sun into electricity has already changed energy markets around the world. Last year more than 90 gigawatts …

The Best Anime of 2017

Anime is a rich creative medium that's constantly yielding unique experiences. It's a blessing and a consequence; not only can the demand be …

To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

Those Jews and evangelical Christians who say an undivided Jerusalem should be the eternal capital of Israel have a ready answer for anyone who questions that claim: The Bible says so.<p>The most often-cited text is 2 Chronicles 6:5-6, wherein King Solomon quotes God as saying, "Since the day that I …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

21 Side Projects That Became Million-Dollar Startups (and How Yours Can, Too)

Side projects and side hustles can become million-dollar businesses. Just ask these folks.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. Or maybe you want to expand your business into a new area. Or maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job--at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle. Should …

Tim Ferriss

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

A Robot You Can Relate To<p><b>Jibo / $899</b><p>Personal robots, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have come a long way in recent years. But fundamentally, …

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Coal

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition
Entrepreneurship

The Huge Promise of Transparent Solar Cells—Turning the World’s Glass Surfaces Into Solar Panels

Sunlight is everywhere, but so far our efforts to harvest its energy have been restricted to solar farms and rooftop panels. A new analysis shows …

Clean Energy

There's a simple formula that explains how Nike lost its sneaker mojo (NKE)

• <b>Nike has had a problem with its Jordan brand recently.</b>• <b><br>There is a simple formula that explains how Nike came to this problem, and how it can fix it.</b>• <b><br>The problem probably can be traced back to decisions made years ago.</b><p>In 1987, Nike partnered with then-rookie Michael Jordan and released the first Air …

Shoes
Nanotech

The Top Reasons Startups Fail [Infographic]

Down through the years, some startups really struck gold. When Accel Partners invested $14.8 million in a website called “thefacebook.com” back in 2005, they made a return of $5.6 billion – 378 times their original outlay. More often than not, however, startups tend to fail brutally. According to …

Venture Capital

An 87-year-old scientist may have just unlocked the secret to growing rice in saltwater

Yuan Longping, an 87-year-old Chinese scientist, has spent his life working to feed a world hungry for rice. Now he's wading into saltier territory.<p>Longping is developing a new high-yield strain of rice that can grow in saltwater paddies.<p>The traditional process of cultivating rice requires a field …

Agriculture

Papa John's and Pizza Hut have ignited a fierce political war that's polarizing America

The pizza industry has transformed into a battleground for the American culture wars.<p>On Wednesday, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter slammed NFL leadership and blamed players protesting during the national anthem for dragging down the pizza chain's sales.<p>"We are totally disappointed that …

Pizza Hut

An argument over dino-history is tearing palaeontology in two

When Steve Brusatte heard that a 26-year-old PhD student had radically redrawn the dinosaur family tree – ripping up 130 years of scientific …

The Chinese blockage in the global waste disposal system

<b>Imagine the world as a global waste disposal system. Now imagine it with a blockage.</b><p>And what if that waste is backing up around the world, reappearing in places where you really don't want it to be.<p>That blockage is about to happen in China and the flood is going to start seeping out into waste …

World Trade Organization

Israeli NGO installs sustainable tech for thousands of African refugees

“As of this week, this collaboration is improving the daily lives and futures of... tens of thousands of refugees of conflict in Africa.”<p>A member of …

The Digital Summit SEA to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 8 November 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia and Singapore, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to embrace digital to meet customer demands critical to the digital journey.<p>The Digital Summit SEA looks into the future of business from the perspective of a digitally savvy consumer fully embracing a complete digital …

Joko Widodo

8 Innovative Industries That Will Really Boom in 2018

Lots of different fields, from medicine to marketing and tech to leisure, are poised to achieve breakthroughs and revolutions next year.<p>The world is constantly in flux, and new developments in the social and technological spheres mean we're about to see a boom in innovation across many different …

Medical Marijuana

Digital Solutions Can Help Even the Poorest Nations Prosper

Among the spending choices for governments of poorer nations, kick-starting the technological revolution may at first seem like a low priority. …

Breakthrough Treatment Lets Man With Spinal Cord Injury Stand And Move Legs

It took years of hard work.<p>Through a combination of electrical stimulation and intense physical training, a man with a complete spinal cord injury …

4 Technology Companies That Are Breaking Barriers Through Innovation and Creativity

Technological innovations can be so deceptively smart that they become boring. There’s only so much talk about innovation causing another marketing …

Met Gala

Green Charge: The Energy Storage Startup Transforming A $100 Billion Market

The energy storage industry has grown to become a $100 billion market, projected to reach $250 billion by 2040.<p>This massive valuation is due, in part, to more than 50% of consumer energy bills being attributed to peak hour charges. Noticing the need to make energy usage more affordable and …

SolarCity

Evolution Made Really Smart People Long to Be Loners

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Psychologists have a pretty good idea of what typically makes a human happy. …

These are the top financial services providers and fintech startups

After reaching $19 billion in total in 2015, global fintech funding had already hit $15 billion by mid-August 2016. Several innovative financial services and fintech companies are driving that growth by attracting investors who are offering new financial products and services.<p>But as more and more …

FinTech

The groundbreaking new research that could eliminate allergies for good

Allergy treatments haven't advanced much in decades, even as hundreds of millions around the world suffer from wheezing, itches, and rashes — and in …

Immunotherapy