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Innovation: start-ups versus big companies | Financial Times

“I refuse to accept that small companies innovate and disrupt and large companies don’t, because that’s fundamentally wrong.”<p>That was the response of …

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In what is likely his final press interview as Microsoft CEO (part of which you can read, here, on this very website), Steve Ballmer was reflective. Sure, the company tripled revenues and doubled profits since he took the reins in 2000 — but it also made mistakes, he acknowledged.<p>“I pride myself on …

Antimatter Particles Detected Erupting From Solar Flares

Some weird stuff up there<p>In the surge of energy of solar flares, physicists have now detected antimatter particles streaming away from the sun.<p>Researchers already knew that the reactions that fuel the sun create antimatter particles called positrons, among other particles. However, this is the …

Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology …

Killing time with lasers: new atomic clock could 'redefine the second'

A laser-based atomic clock may soon change the way we measure time. A team of physicists led by Jerome Lodewyck of the Paris Observatory has successfully demonstrated that their optical lattice clock is accurate to within one second every 300 million years, providing the precision needed for it to …

10 Of The Most Popular iOS Apps Are Free This Week

For the App Store’s fifth anniversary, Apple is offering 10 top-tier apps as free downloads for a limited time.<p>Ten top-tier iOS apps, which normally retail for up to $19.99 in the case of the DJing app Traktor DJ, are free to download this week as part of a mini-fire sale to celebrate the fifth …

Hubble telescope discovers alien 'deep blue' planet

The heavens are home to an alien world that shines a deep cobalt blue in a solar system far, far away from our own.<p>Astronomers used the ageing Hubble …

The World's Largest Building Is Open For Business

It could fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses inside it and has its own artificial sun.<p>The New Century Global Center, a behemoth Chinese officials are calling the world's largest standalone building, has finally opened in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province. The colossal structure has 5.5 …

HIV used to treat deadly genetic diseases in children

Italian researchers say it's too early to say whether their technique offers a full cure, but early signs are encouraging<p>HIV kills nearly two million people every year, but scientists in Italy say they've found a way to use the virus to actually save lives. In a pair of studies published today in …