Pavel Peychev

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Here Come the Drones

Our love/hate relationship with tiny mechanical flying things<p>Last weekend, while hiking with my wife on an otherwise beautiful Sunday, a drone buzzed by.<p>I don’t know about you, but these days we’re frequently seeing amateurs flying the things in parks, at the beaches, and in school yards. A few …

Richard Branson films devastation to his private island

Billionaire Richard Branson has shared footage of the damage to his home in the British Virgin Islands.

Rowing

6 trigger points: How the conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war

The United States’ next ground war in the Middle East might erupt without warning<p>The long-simmering conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war. The battlefield is the desert expanse of eastern Syria where civil war has raged for the last five years. Tehran wants to …

When The One Percent Sent Its Kids to War

A century ago this week, the United States entered World War One. Unlike today, the children of America’s wealthiest families were the first into …

Military

Why 2017 Will See Desperate Department Stores and Anxious Apparel Chains

It was a hard year for many retailers. Amazon.com (amzn) continued to run away with the e-commerce prize, and consumers, though in much better shape …

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Political Science

Facing a 'tidal wave' of dementia, China is running out of time

Thirty years from now, China's elderly population will vastly outnumber its younger citizens. In a country where assisted-living homes are scarce, and dementia is not widely understood, asks Nathan VanderKlippe, will people pay the price before the government does?<p>The last time Liu Baoying got …

Dressing for Success: An Entrepreneur's Guide

Fashion expert Clinton Kelly once said, "How you dress tells the rest of the world how you expect to be treated."<p>Fashion expert Clinton Kelly once said, "How you dress tells the rest of the world how you expect to be treated." And while sweats, hoodies, and sneakers certainly have their place in …

Plug and 3D-Print With the Makerbot Replicator+

You'll be printing in minutes.<p>Despite all the hype over the past several years, 3D printing has yet to become a must-have household item. The new Replicator+ from Makerbot is a step in the right direction, introducing 3D printing to newbies and satisfying the technical demands of …

SanDisk's 1TB SD card has more storage than your laptop

SanDisk has unveiled the biggest SD card in the world — a prototype card with an outrageous 1 terabyte of memory. The SDXC card is only a prototype at this point, with no details available on price or release date, but it's still an impressive milestone. As SanDisk owners Western Digital points …

The world's 'premier copper nation' can't find any more copper

That came from the government-run Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco). Which put together 15 years of exploration data in Chile and beyond, to look at where major copper discoveries are coming from — and how successful exploration spending in the sector has been of late.<p>At first glance, that data …

Copper

Yes, You Should Wash Your Jeans. Here's the Right Way to Do It.

Because freezing them doesn't do a damn thing.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>.</i><p><i>Hi! Why do my jeans smell like milk?</i><p><i>Let me start with an admission that I am not a Clean Person. I'm an</i> …

Clothing

The rise of China's millionaire scientists

This new breed of scientist works in state-of the-art laboratories and are increasingly carrying out groundbreaking research published by top international scientific journals such as <i>Science</i> or <i>Nature</i>.<p>China is now the world's second largest contributor to high-quality scientific research papers, …

China

Volvo autonomous car engineer calls Tesla’s Autopilot a ‘wannabe'

Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous technology gives drivers the ability to take their hands off the wheel, while the car effectively drives itself on the highway. At launch, drivers didn't even need to touch the wheel to show that they were still awake and in the driver's seat. It's impressive …

Hover, a self-flying camera drone, lands $25M for better aerial shots

Have you ever tried to capture close-up video of yourself or others with a traditional drone? It’s nearly impossible.<p>To solve this problem China-based Zero Zero Robotics has raised $25M to build Hover, a small self-flying drone. The funding is composed mainly of a $23M Series A round from IDG, and …

This Chinese company just leap-frogged Tesla in the autonomous electric car race

Inside there are LCD screens everywhere – which suggests this is just a proof-of-concept for now – unless they plan on using this Saturday Night Live sketch as inspiration for powering all those screens.<p>But what this car represents is a change in the wind when it comes to who the world’s biggest …

Tesla

You Must See This Tiny Apartment's Micro Interior Design

Mood lighting, cinema, and gym facilities included.<p>Like many large cities, Hong Kong is a pricey place to live. Because of that, it's no surprise residents looking for property in the expensive urban center of the seven million-person city try to squeeze as much as they can into sometimes …

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

The "R" in RNA can easily be made in space, and that has implications for life beyond Earth

New research suggests that the sugar ribose -- the "R" in RNA -- is probably found in comets and asteroids that zip through the solar system and may be more abundant throughout the universe than was previously thought.<p>The finding has implications not just for the study of the origins of life on …

Astronomy

40 top banks just did an experiment of 'unprecedented scale' with the technology behind bitcoin

R3, the industry-wide body trying to bring blockchain technology to finance, announced on Thursday that its members had experimented with issuing, trading, and redeeming short-term commercial paper — a sort of IOU issued by companies to secure financing — across 5 different blockchains.<p>The …

Blockchain

This Morphing Typeface Deteriorates Over Time, Just Like Memories

Like your memory, the letterforms gradually lose their sharpness.<p>Though memory is perceived to be an exact recollection of a moment or experience, science tells us that it’s more akin to a dramatic reenactment than a faithful documentary.<p>In the context of branding, memory is everything—it’s how a …

See how these designers made a small apartment feel bigger than it is

Finding an apartment in Shanghai can be challenging at best, and finding a large apartment can be even harder.<p>MoreDesignOffice took this challenge …

Is the largest natural-foods brand even sold at Whole Foods?

If there’s any lingering doubt that natural and organic food is not just for hippies and foodies, take a gander at this number that supermarket giant …

2016 Food Trends: Being Brand Agnostic, New Proteins, Delivery Shifts and 5 more

<b>The 2016 Trends</b><p>This year, more than ever before it is critical to take a look at just how consumers and retailers are changing the food world as the battle for the American Meal heats up.<p><b>Trend #1. Agnosticism:</b><p>Whose customer is it anyway? Consumers are becoming brand agnostic. Retailer agnostic. …

eCommerce

Size matters: Bitter Bezos takes swipe at Musk over SpaceX rocket landing

Twitter spat between space-exploring technology billionaires continues as Falcon 9 rocket finally lands vertically, dwarfing Blue Origin’s New Shepard<p>Amazon’s founder and owner of space privateer firm Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, decided that Elon Musk’s big moment – vertically landing the 48m SpaceX …

Here's $2 Trillion Worth Of Tech Companies Meeting With Chinese Premier Xi

The Pope may lure the masses, but it's the Chinese leader who can bring together the masters of the technology universe.<p>In the lead-up to his dinner at the White House planned for Thursday night, Chinese premier Xi Jinping met with the people who really run things: Leaders of the world's biggest …

Samsung's new and improved $99 Gear VR ships this November

When Samsung released its revised mobile virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, earlier this year, it did so with the label "Innovator Edition" still attached since the hardware wasn't quite consumer-ready. Today, at the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference in Los Angeles, Samsung's VP of Mobile, …

Elon Musk said Powerwall battery demand is ‘off the hook’ — here’s what that means

The quarterly earnings calls held by Tesla Motors are always a chance to hear CEO Elon Musk describe the Silicon Valley carmaker’s operations and outlooks.<p>But last week’s call was a first: The bulk of the questions by financial analysts weren’t about the company’s electric cars.<p>Most of the …

Tesla

GoPro turns focus to drones, virtual reality

Adventure camera maker plans to produce quadcopter and camera capable of capturing 360-degree virtual reality content.<p>GoPro plans to take extreme videos to new extremes with two new future products that will introduce the company into the drone and virtual reality markets.<p>The camera-maker for …