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Panasonic reverses its fortunes amid electric vehicle boom

Not every struggling company story has to have a depressing ending. Though its troubles are far from over yet, Panasonic has just announced 73.7 billion yen ($730 million) in net earnings for Q3. That's up 20 percent over last year, a disastrous period that saw nearly $10 billion in full-year …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight concept dazzles at CES

This year marked Audi’s fourth appearance at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest forum for gadgets, gizmos and cutting-edge technologies. And as it has each year since 2011, the Ingolstadt, Germany-based carmaker came to CES loaded for bear.<p>Amid announcements that …

Smoother-than-expected electrons could mean rethinking particle physics

By on December 25, 2013 at 9:00 am<p>Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider have been exploring the limits of physics by smashing particles together, …

Super-material could create robot muscles with 1000x human strength

By on December 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm<p>When you flex a muscle in your arm, it’s not the muscle that’s shrinking, but the cells that comprise it. Each cell …

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Google wins DARPA’s robotics challenge, wonders if it was a good idea to turn down future military contracts

By on December 23, 2013 at 12:20 pm<p>DARPA’s Robotic Challenge took place in Florida over the weekend, pitting some of the world’s most advanced …

Why do electric cars suck in cold weather?

By on December 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm<p>In hindsight, it’s not surprising the Mitsubishi MiEV EV I drove barely made it to 50 miles rather than its rated …

Nelson Mandela: Early Life

Credits: Story<p>Photographer — <b>Ardon Bar Hama</b><br>Photographer — <b>Matthew Willman</b><br>Reasearch & Curation — <b>Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Staff</b><p>Credits: All …

Obama Expected To Travel To South Africa For Nelson Mandela Funeral

President Barack Obama will likely travel to South Africa to mourn the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a White House official told ABC News on Thursday.<p><i>More from the Associated Press:</i><p>Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama …

Obama: It's 'on me'

President Barack Obama came to the White House podium Thursday to apologize. And apologize. Then apologize some more.<p>The press conference was the kind no president ever wants to have: admitting his political enemies have a point. He conceded that a project his administration spent years on is …

Michael Jordan Declares LeBron James Best Current NBA Star Over Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the best and brightest star to ever play in the NBA, so whenever he's dishing on the league's top stars, you can be certain that it'll draw the attention of fans everywhere.<p>Before the 2013-14 season got under way, His Airness made waves by saying he could take …

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and …

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

Powerful Ocean Waves Consume a Single Lighthouse

Landscape and wildlife photographer Marina Cano has a strong affinity for the sea. Based in the north of Spain, the determined photographer isn't afraid to venture out into stormy weather in order to capture the great energy and passion of her surrounding world.<p>In the series, entitled <i>Sea</i>, Cano …

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

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Chris Brown Arrested for Felony Assault

Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday in Washington, D.C. for felony assault after allegedly attacking a man outside a hotel.<p>According to TMZ, the …

Taipei Apartment Becomes a Design Studio & Residence

Interior design firm The Ganna Studio renovated a 1st floor, 40+ year old apartment in downtown Taipei to not only become their studio, but also a …

Why Is The Business Of Creativity Such An Oxymoron?

TED talks and bestsellers about creativity are often anything but creative. Here’s why.<p>Judging by the number of TED talks or books bouncing up and down the bestseller lists offering to help us bottle that elusive djinn, we should be living in the Age Of Creativity. If that’s true, though, why are …

Articles about beauty vs politics architecture art and design washington dc on Dwell.com - Dwell

For co-founders Jake and Pum Lefebure of Design Army, family and business work well together.<p>Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide...<p>"Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design" is a traveling exhibition …

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Usain Bolt Will Retire After 2016 Olympics

His goals include a new 200-meter world record in 2014.<p>Usain Bolt, who by any statistical measure is the greatest male sprinter, says he will retire from his sport after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the Associated Press is reporting.<p>Of those Rio Olympics, the Jamaican says, "If I am in great …

Mike Tyson 'close to death from drugs and alcohol'

<b>Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson claims he is "on the verge of dying" from ongoing drug and alcohol problems.</b><p>Tyson, 47, admitted he is a continual substance abuser but added he is hopeful of finally getting clean.<p>"I want to live my sober life. I don't want to die. I'm on the …