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Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

Nanotech

Satya Nadella is Microsoft's new CEO: the full story

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Satya Nadella is Microsoft's new CEO: the full story<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Microsoft has named its third CEO in the company's 38-year history. Satya Nadella succeeds Steve Ballmer and takes over the top job at Microsoft immediately. With …

No revolution at hand for cricket

The BCCI believes that cricket cannot survive without India. The other boards have given it no reason to think otherwise

Cricket

Moyes: United were the better team

Despite losing to Stoke, Manchester United manager David Moyes insists his side were the better team<p>David Moyes insists Manchester United were the …

Australia v England: Tourists endure one final humiliating defeat with 84-run loss to lose T20 series 3-0

Third T20: Australia (195-6) beat England (111) by 84 runs<p>There were laughs in the crowd when Stuart Broad produced with a straight face one of cricket’s great understatements when he admitted at the presentation ceremony that <b>England</b> had “areas to improve on” after <b>Australia</b> sealed another whitewash.<p>…

Australia demolish England one last time

<b>Australia</b> 195-6 (Bailey 49*, Broad 3-30) beat <b>England</b> 111 (Morgan 34, Muirhead 2-13) by 84 runs <br>Scorecard and ball-by-ball details<p>George Bailey was …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality

Could Google Maps Help End Poverty?

Last year in the Indian city of Chennai, more than half a million people suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. These men, women and children weren’t rural migrants who had just moved to the city. Neither were they incomers from somewhere else in the world. They were slum dwellers who had lived in …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Jump Is Still Bananas

Not that you anticipated otherwise<p>Did you see <i>Gravity</i>? Ha, lame. Remember in October 2012, when daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped 23 miles <i>out of the sky</i> above Roswell, safely parachuting back to terra firma? There's new, first-person footage of that out. Look at it! Marvel at humanity's …

Humans are more than clever apes? Don't make me laugh

Most qualities we think of as particularly 'human' can be seen elsewhere in the animal kingdom, thanks to evolution<p>Just how special do you think you are? How different do you think you are from other animals? Do you think of yourself as an animal or do you see yourself, and your fellow humans, as …

Diamond: Britain's answer to the Large Hadron Collider

At the Diamond particle accelerator in Oxfordshire, experiments using beams of light 10,000 times brighter than the sun have implications for the fight against cancer, improved air safety and energy efficiency<p>The darling of particle physics might be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, but as a …

Watch Flying Snakes: They Don't Need A Plane

Popular Science Blogs<p>Eek Squad<p>The extraordinary science of spiders, bats, snakes, and other creepy creatures. By Rebecca Boyle<p>Researchers study flying snakes by using a 3-D printed model of their flight configuration.<p>Snakes don’t always fly, but when they do, they glide with a grace unparalleled in …

Hare and Dove at Orion’s feet

Tonight – look for one of the easiest-to-find constellations in the sky at this time of year. It’s recognizable for a short, straight row of three …

Do You Need To File A Tax Return In 2014?

Tax season 2014 opens in just five days. The Internal Revenue Service will process somewhere around 140 million individual tax returns by the time tax season wraps up. Will you be filing one of those returns? And more important, do you need to?<p>Not every person who received income in 2013 has to …

Six Ways To Spot An Opportunity That Could Improve Your Business--Or Your Life

How to spot an opportunity may be the key entrepreneurial trait, but you can’t do it on an island. You can’t simply wait for inspiration to strike you out of the blue and for you to suddenly realize “what the world truly needs is…”<p>That is not how it works.<p>So, what do you do?<p>You begin, in what you …

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With private tech companies pulling down billion-dollar-plus valuations with seeming ease, and shares of some newly public tech outfits soaring, talk of a tech bubble is on the rise again. Financial market prognosticators have declared that technology valuations defy logic and that Silicon Valley …

Robotic Gas Pumps Are Coming Soon

Forget pumping yer own gas--let the robots do the work.<p>Pumping gas is a real pain. It involves actually getting out of your car, moving the muscles in your legs and arms and surrounding yourself with <i>outside air</i>. But one company plans to introduce robotic gas pumps in St. Louis, which would do all …

The Streets Of Ann Arbor Will Soon Be Filled With Driverless Cars

It takes more than just advanced technology to bring about a revolution in how we drive. It takes a city.<p>One-by-one, driverless car test vehicles are already hitting the road, and soon, they’ll start to appear by the dozen. The university town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, plans to up the ante further by …

Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

When we picture transportation of the future, we tend to think “sleek.” A Spanish designer has gone in the opposite direction with his vision for an environmentally friendly, futuristic “whale plane” that looks like a cruise ship in the sky.<p>Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky …

This is the world’s best-designed pizza box

A Mumbai businessman has revolutionized the way hot take-out food will reach you. His solution: making sure the packaging has proper ventilation.<p>Tired of having too many soggy pizzas delivered to him, Vinay Mehta decided to do something about it. In 2006, with a pen knife, some cardboard and a long …

South India

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

Austria Greenlights DIY Genetic Engineering

In Austria, where genetically engineered food is banned from the shelves, regulators have granted the first DIYbio lab permission to work with GMOs. For only 40 euros and some paperwork, the one-year-old biohacker space, Open BioLab, is now bioengineering its first batch of bacteria.<p>Unlike in the …