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Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and in hibernation for the last three, the time for action has come at last.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe aims for a …

A New Model for Innovation in Big Companies

It seems we’re all racing to get more entrepreneurial. Increasing creativity and innovation is not only on the priority list for start-ups; it’s also a strategic goal for CEOs of small, medium, and large-sized companies. Despite this growing obsession, however, big companies are still not very good …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Steve Ballmer’s Tearful Goodbye to Microsoft

Say what you will about Steve Ballmer as a CEO. But you can’t deny that the longtime Microsoft chief has got heart.<p>In an emotional send-off to the …

The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

Internet of Things

Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems

WWDC wrapup: iOS 7, iTunes Radio's value, and a newly confident Apple

Apple's WWDC announcements – and particularly the unveiling of iOS 7 – have already reverberated around the tech industry. Here's your guide to what …

Does The Crash In Precious Metals Signal The Beginning of Another Financial Crisis?

For precious metals investors, the last five days have been like 2008-9 all over again, as the end to the sell-off doesn’t seem to be anywhere in the offing.<p>Is the precious metal crash the beginning of another financial crisis that will touch equities?<p>Judging from the performance of major equity …

Big Data creates big industry for storing data | Marketplace.org

Warren Buffett Has 2 Basic Rules That Investors Always Fail To Follow

But in the book "Think, Act and Invest Like Warren Buffett," which is illustrated by Carl Richards, Larry Swedroe says you indeed can invest like Buffett ー just not by stock-picking.<p>Swedroe is a principal and director of research for the $18-billion St. Louis-based financial planning firm …

The 2013 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

Why Big Data Wants Credit History And Bill Payment Info

A big data firm marketing analytics products for retailers has launched a new platform which evaluates customer credit card and bill payment history for clients. Versium‘s new LifeData Analytics product is designed so that retailers can quickly transform background data on customers’ mobile phone …

Big Data