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Solar-powered plane completes first leg of round-the-world flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> Solar Impulse 2 has landed safely in Oman on the first leg of its quest to be the first plane to fly around the world fueled only by the sun's rays.<p>The solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates early on Monday with pilot Andre Borschberg at the controls for the …

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RANKED: The 50 US state economies from worst to best

Of course, that economy is the sum of 50 state economies, each with its own quirks and unique interactions with the others.<p>We ranked the states' economies on six measures: recent change in housing prices, nonfarm payroll job growth, unemployment rate, GDP per capita, average weekly wage, and state …

From Getting Fit To Staying Organized, These Are Our Tech Resolutions For 2015

We informally polled the editors at Business Insider about their 2015 goals involving tech and came up with an interesting list involving fitness, money, music, security and more.

This Mesmerizing Map Of The Internet Lets You Explore The Web's Tiny Connections

Web traffic companies like Alexa do a good job of showing the relative ranking of websites, but what about the connections between websites? What do those look like?<p>The Internet Map is an online project that seeks to visualize metrics like web traffic and linking between sites, and the result is a …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Meet the Smartisan T1, a surprisingly unique Android phone from China

A little over a year ago, a fresh Chinese startup by the name of Smartisan ("smart" and "artisan" combined) showed off its first work: the Android-based Smartisan OS. What caught our attention was its truly unique UI and insanely thoughtful UX features, so naturally, we had very high expectations …

LG's new Pocket Photo 2 printer is incrementally smaller, better

We'll have to take LG's word on the success of its Pocket Photo mobile printer. Primarily because we fear the lady above and her soul-stealing stare, but also 'cause it would explain the investment in a sequel. LG's Pocket Photo 2 is slightly thinner than its predecessor, and is said to have an …

Crazy currency: The more I report on Bitcoin, the weirder it gets

Op-ed: Despite a year of reporting and Bitcoin's insane rise, I'm happy not to own any.<p>The first time I ever heard the word “Bitcoin” was back in …

Brain decoding: how scientists can read your mind – video

This animation shows how researchers are learning how to decode what someone is thinking from an MRI scan of their brain, by identifying subtle patterns of activity associated with viewing particular images. The brain-decoding technology can already provide crude reconstructions of what a subject …

How To Get Your Mac Back When The TSA Steals It From You

On a vacation with his wife and kids recently, Paul Deas opened his suitcase and found a rude surprise: his MacBook had been stolen. Not only that, but the thief had helpfully left him a note inside, telling him exactly who had robbed him: TSA Agent 5414.<p>Paul eventually got his MacBook back, but …