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New 'Exosuit' To Take Ocean Divers To Stupendous Depths (PHOTO, VIDEO, INFOGRAPHIC)

Talk about taking the plunge. A new submersible body suit will take ocean divers to a depth of 1,000 feet and let them spend hours there observing and collecting marine species that are hard to get at with conventional diving gear or submersibles.<p>If all goes according to plan, the metal Exosuit …

Sears Lost $358 Million During The Holiday Quarter

The retailer reported a net loss of $358 million, or $3.37 a share, in the quarter ended February 1, compared to a loss of $489 million, or $4.61 share, a year earlier.<p>Sales fell 13.6 percent to $10.59 billion.<p>On an adjusted basis, earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization, were …

Sears

Corephotonics' dual-camera tech will change smartphone imaging

The Israeli startup's camera technology will let smartphones do actual optical zoom without the need for moving parts.<p>Two-year-old Israeli company Corephotonics is ready to change how you take pictures with your smartphone, and it could happen as early as this year. The company's dual-camera …

Mobile Technology

Morgan Stanley CEO laughs off idea of investment bankers\’ diminishing power

U.S. to Hit Debt Limit in Late February

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has told Congress the U.S. will run out of accounting gimmicks to keep financing the government in late February, setting …

Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

Sculpture

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Three-way Fight Over Discrimination Charges, Among Feds, Auto Lenders And Dealers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and auto lender Ally Financial Inc. recently announced a $98 million consent order, the federal government’s largest-ever auto loan discrimination settlement, according to CFPB Director Richard Cordray.<p>That sounds straightforward but it gets complicated. In …

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

In middle school, we ask students to dissect texts and perform literary analysis. However, that does not mean that we have to limit how we assess …

Attack On Twitch Streamer Shuts Down Riot And EA Servers, Attracts Police

It started as a game of League of Legends, and ended with a swarm of cops pointing guns at the player and accusing him of having hostages held against their will in his home.<p>Welcome to the world of online video game harassment.<p>Professional League of Legends streamer James “Phantoml0rd” Varga spent …