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It’s true, everything looks cooler under an electron microscope. The researchers at FEI continue to crank out awe inspiring macro photos like the ones above. Click the images to view in lightbox mode...

It’s true, everything looks cooler under an electron microscope. The researchers at FEI continue to crank out awe inspiring macro photos like the …

Lightbox

Students Create Man-Sized Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish, This Is The Beginning Of The End

It's 5'7" long and weighs 170 pounds. And it operates by itself. Video within.<p>Students and researchers at Virginia Tech College of Engineering have created<p>the death of us alla human-sized autonomous robotic jellyfish, to better study the locomotion of the unusual real-life animal that was its …

Cash shortage stretches to sea bed

<b>The government has admitted moving slowly to protect wildlife in the seas because of the cost.</b><p>Environment Minister Richard Benyon said that in the current financial squeeze he could not designate as many areas for protection as he would like.<p>He said he was hoping to confirm the designation of the …

Isle of Wight

Robotic jellyfish could one day patrol oceans, clean oil spills, and detect pollutants

Researchers are working on a multi-university, nationwide project for the U.S. Navy that one day will put life-like autonomous robot jellyfish in …

Ocean Exploration

More Than 300,000 US Homes Are Foreclosed 'Zombies'

Florida tops the list of zombie properties with 90,556 vacant homes in foreclosure, according to a foreclosure inventory released on Thursday by RealtyTrac, a real estate information company in Irvine, California.<p>Illinois and California ranked a distant second and third with 31,668 and 28,821 …

Real Estate

For new renters, it's all about sacrifices

For first-time renters, the challenges include location, roommates -- and sticker shock.<p>ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Drew Elia and Kelsey Tooker might lack a kitchen pantry and scenic living room view, but they do have a message for those who are ready -- or think they are ready -- to move into their first …

Real Estate

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Is Launching Yet Another Startup

Stone has kept quite busy since leaving his day-to-day role at Twitter. In 2011, he relaunched the old parent company of Twitter, Obvious, alongside fellow Twitter co-founder Ev Williams and former Twitter product boss Josh Goldman.<p>Through Obvious, Stone is actively involved with blog platform …

Biz Stone

How a boost in the minimum wage may end up doing more for corporations than for low-paid workers

<i>This piece has been corrected.</i><p>New York state just passed its $1.35 billion budget, bumping up the minimum wage to $8.00 from $7.25, and raising it incrementally each year. Good news for low-wage workers, right? In fact, it’s a classic example of how well-intentioned provisions might have unintended …

Income Inequality

Architects are starting to 3D print houses—but without a house-sized printer

A couple of months ago, Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars announced that he was building a curvy, loopy and for some reason, largely see-through building, to be made with the help of Enrico Dini’s D-Shape 3D printer. The project would cost up to 5 million euros ($6.4 million) and be completed in …

3D Printing

UPS pays $40M to end online pharmacies probe

UPS will halt deliveries for illegal online pharmacies and pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe into its shipping practices, the Justice Department said Friday.<p>Atlanta-based UPS agreed to create a compliance program to identify the rogue pharmacies and close their shipping accounts, …

United Parcel Service

Money markets sheltered by bank stimulus

The near collapse of Cyprus, avoided only by draconian and unprecedented measures including a raid on savers' bank accounts, and political turmoil in …

Cyprus eases some bank restrictions after bailout

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/966000/966254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518149741_664ed48010f1b7ecdf50b9bf15399034<p><b>The Central Bank of Cyprus has eased some of the restrictions imposed as the nation's banks reopened, following an international bailout deal.</b><p>Debit and …

Europe

Around The World, Women Entrepreneurs Are On The Rise

Women entrepreneurs lead one in five startups around the globe. The ratio of female founders to male soared 30% over the last year and a half, reports Gust, the Manhattan-based global platform for early-stage investing, which collects data on more than 200,000 companies, angel investors and venture …

ANALYST: This North Korean War Statement Could Give Markets A Shake And Boost The Dollar

It comes from SocGen's Sebastien Galy, who sends his ultra-quick missive:<p>Technically the two countries have been at war just stopped fighting, but in the game of rhetoric it feels a bit like closing the door behind you. Should give the USD a bid and shake some positions if it is anything close to …

North Korea

Google's Favorite Psychologist Has Some Advice About Motivation

Psychologist<p>He says "the greatest untapped source of motivation" is focusing on how our work contributes to other people, as opposed to the obvious levers of self-interest.<p>This is coming from the youngest-tenured and best-rated professor at Wharton. According to Google's "people analytics" head …

Productivity

Most effects of sequester yet to be felt

One month after the automatic budget cuts went into effect, uncertainty remains.<p>WASHINGTON -- A month after the so-called "sequester" triggered $85 billion in automatic cuts to the federal budget, you'd be hard-pressed to find much evidence that anything has changed.<p>Flights haven't been grounded, …

Walmart Vs. Amazon: It's About To Get Interesting

In the case of Walmart Vs. Amazon, it’s about to get interesting.<p>Let’s put aside the much discussed news leak that Walmart is considering using its own shoppers as delivery people, providing some kind of incentive to drop off online orders on their way home from the store.<p>It’s not likely to happen, …

Paid To Fail: Bankrupt American Airlines CEO Slated For $20 Million Severance

When I first read the headline that Honorable Judge Sean Lane had objected to the $20 million proposed “bonus” payment slated for outgoing AMR CEO Tom Horton, I was encouraged that finally, someone had pulled a (Judge) Rakoff, and objected to a settlement based on the moral principles of Justice, …