Suemarie Massi Simpson

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Morgan Stanley's Ahya: Why We See Two Fed Hikes in 2017

Chetan Ahya, chief Asia economist and co-head of global economics at Morgan Stanley, discusses the timing of the Fed rate hikes in 2017 and 2018, …

Morgan Stanley

New Zealand earthquake so strong it lifted sea floor 2 meters

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit New Zealand this week lifted the seabed two meters, leaving seaweed-covered rocks and marine animals exposed above tide level.<p>Incredible photographs show the extent of the devastation on South Island's coastline from Monday's quake.<p>"Much of the …

New Zealand

This Is How Sand Looks Magnified Up To 300 Times

Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s microscopic photography …

Microscopy

A $1,000 Ikea House For Refugees

Mundane business know-how combats gut-wrenching human tragedy.<p>Making sure that there's enough shelter available for populations displaced by war is a challenge of cost and scale. Fortunately, challenges of cost and scale are something businesses can be <i>really good at</i>. Ikea, best known for making …

Mad Scientist 101: A New MIT Class Aims To Turn Science Fiction Tech Into The Real Thing

Scientists and engineers, as a whole, love science fiction. At a recent technology conference I went to, a sedate collection of engineers suddenly jumped into animated discussion when one said <i>Star Trek</i>‘s teleporter would be impossible. Now a new college class is devoted to turning science fiction …

Science Fiction

Thanet Earth: the farm of the future

Thanet Earth, a vast complex of glasshouses, each the size of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 building, is changing the way Britain grows its food.<p>From the front of his handsome brick farmhouse near the easternmost tip of Kent, Robert Montgomery used to survey the cauliflower fields that he and his family …

Stanford's new linear accelerator is just three millimeters long

Stanford researchers unveiled a new kind of linear accelerator in <i>Nature</i> today, both smaller and more powerful than its enormous predecessors. Instead of using microwaves like traditional accelerators, the new accelerator works by accelerating electrons to near light-speed through conventional …