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The world's thinnest transistor is just three atoms thick

There’s a new contender for the world’s thinnest piece of electronics — and at three atoms thick, it’s going to be hard to beat.<p>Researchers have discovered a new process for producing ultra-thin transistors, according to a paper published today in <i>Nature</i>. The devices are made from an experimental …

Rubella virus officially eliminated from the Americas

The disease joins the ranks of polio and smallpox<p>It's official: rubella, a disease that can be deadly for fetuses, has been eliminated from the Americas. The news was announced today by a scientific panel convened by global health authorities, reports <i>The New York Times.</i> The Americas is the first …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Take a look at Business Insider's 10 favorite ads of 2014.</b> We won't ruin the surprise, but the theme linking all our rankings is that marketers this year are starting to harness social media to improve the reach and effectiveness of their campaigns.<p><b>2. Take our quiz and try to identify these 11</b> …

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Toyota Tackles Chicken And Egg With Rollout Plan for Hydrogen-Powered Mirai

Automakers have long gushed about the advantages of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles– no emissions, no fossil fuels, none of the range anxiety associated with electric cars. But the hang-up has always been the lack of hydrogen fueling stations.<p>Without a convenient hydrogen infrastructure, no one would …

Lighter Than Air? Toyota's Quixotic Plan To Sell Hydrogen Cars Feels Almost Real

“They are not out of the race. They are a viable alternative to other zero-emission vehicle technologies,” Wolf-Henning Scheider of Bosch told Reuters last week in Berlin. He was talking about hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, the long dreamed of cars of the future. And yesterday, Toyota unwrapped one …

Review: Logitech m320 wireless mouse, an ergonomic and affordable solution

Logitech introduced its m320 wireless mouse last month and I’ve been trying it out for the past few weeks. The Logitech m320 is a wireless mouse (included wireless receiver required) with an ergonomic design for your hand to comfortably rest upon during use. Aside from fitting to your hand with …

The top 9 tablets you can buy right now

The tablet market hasn't seen the turnover that smartphones have enjoyed, but there's still a steady stream of new and improved slates coming out. However, this time around we've only seen fit to add a couple of new devices to our buyer's guide tablet listing -- for the time being, at least. If …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

The Most Memorable Ads of the 2014 Campaign

Political advertising is a mainstay of American politics. And no political season is complete without instances of the outrageous, offensive, poignant, and funny images that flash across the television screen trying to elect politicians.<p>This year is no exception. While hundreds of thousands of …

Here are some killer Google search tricks you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

Google is the most widely used search engine in the world — but are you using it to its full potential? <i>Business Insider</i> has put together a quick …

7 Tips for Photographing Groups

Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, whether you usually photograph people, products, landscapes or insects, the time will come …

Anonymous Apple Store employee shares tricks for getting the best service possible

What does it take to get the best possible customer service when you go to the Apple Store? One anonymous Apple Store employee has taken to Reddit to …

Posture perfect: How to text and work at a desk without destroying your body

Electronics are slowly turning humanity into a humpback species. Poor posture is a major contributor to back pain and can even negatively affect our emotions. Fortunately, there’s a an easy way to remedy the situation. At VentureBeat’s Healthbeat conference this week, Crossfit San Francisco Founder …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

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Amazon exec: We priced the Fire phone wrong

When it introduced the Fire smartphone in July, Amazon bet sales would be something worth bragging about. But three months in, it’s obvious the Fire …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Mother is a smart home platform that adapts to your needs

I’m kind of tired of testing the varied smart home hubs out there. The mix of radios and software smarts that tie lights, locks and varied sensors …

Windows tablets reach $65 price point

With the Emdoor EM-I8170 tablet, you'll get a 7-inch Windows slate with a 1024 X 600-pixel display, 1 GB RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage along …

Is time travel possible?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could really travel through time?<p>A documentary still in the making is exploring that possibility. Dubbed “A Brief History of Time Travel,” the film will explore the history of time travel, its presence in pop culture, and our obsession with it. The film asks, What makes …

How to check if an iPhone is stolen

Buying a used smartphone is often a crapshoot because you don’t know its history. A new tool introduced by Apple on Thursday will make buying iPhones …

Microsoft’s quest for low-end Windows sales begins: $99 tablet, $199 laptop from HP

Ahead of a planned event where it is expected to show off Windows 9, Microsoft announced low-cost Windows tablets and notebooks in conjunction with …

With RogerVoice, Deaf People Can Make Their First Phone Calls

This is where technology shines — RogerVoice is not yet another Uber for X. It will potentially help millions of hard-of-hearing people by letting them make phone calls. Some of them might even make their first phone call through the app. To do this, RogerVoice subtitles phone conversations in real …

Are 3-D Video Capsules The New Family Photo Albums?

By Steven Melendez2 minute Read<p>Before photography became widespread, the average person had no way of knowing what their ancestors from just a few …

Review: Samsung’s U28D590D 28-inch 4k monitor finally brings quality 4k at an affordable price

Ever since the Mac Pro was released in December, we’ve faced an onslaught of 4k displays. We reviewed Seiki’s budget offering last year, and while we liked it overall, it did have more than its fair share of set backs. For instance, you could only use the full 4k resolution at 30Hz, which meant …

How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …