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Watch the US Navy's laser weapon in action

Already deployed on the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship is the US Navy's first - in fact, the world's first - active laser weapon.


U.S. military turns to Silicon Valley to protect troops from drones

The U.S. military, which for decades has been untouchable from aerial attacks, faces a new foe that could change everything -- small drones.<p>Military historians have long pointed to the Korean War as the last time U.S. ground troops were killed by an enemy attack from the air. American air …

Silicon Valley

This little USB stick is designed to make AI plug-and-play

The Neural Compute Stick from Movidius makes it easy to add a machine vision processor to any device<p>Step by step, artificial intelligence is moving down from the cloud and into the device in your hand. The latest sign? This unassuming little thumb drive from chipmaker Movidius, which packs one of …

Machine Learning

One-Third of Cases of Dementia May Be Due to Lifestyle

Rising rates of dementia have frustrated medical experts for years, but a new report suggests that adopting certain lifestyle changes could prevent …


This transforming drone can fly like an airplane and spin like a seed

Small drones tend to come in two distinct varieties: the ones with wings, which are best for carrying loads over long distances; and the ones with rotors, which are more agile but less energy efficient. A few drone-makers have tried to combine both flight-modes into a single design, but none have …


Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted For Speaking Out On Climate Change

A former head policy adviser at the Interior Department is accusing the Trump Administration of reassigning him to a lesser position for speaking out about the dangers of climate change.<p>Joel Clement, a scientist who was director of the Interior Department's Office of Policy Analysis for much of the …


3 Reasons Millennials Don't Get Promoted

Fix these, and you'll climb fast.<p>You don't get promoted for attendance. You get promoted for impact.<p>There is a huge misconception around how promotions work in our economy. For the most part, people assume that promotions are the result of time. The more time you spend at a company, the more likely …


Intel has axed the group working on fitness trackers and health wearables

Intel has axed the division that worked on health wearables, including fitness trackers, according to a person familiar with the matter.<p>The company …

Wearable Tech

Fintech startups are charmed by Macron — but are reluctant to leave London for Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - France's fast-growing fintech sector is optimistic the country's dynamic new president will push it up the global rankings. But startups based in London do not yet seem ready to swap that key hub for Paris, even if they have French roots.<p>The nascent industry, ranging from mobile …


Avoiding War With Iran

he last thing the United States needs is another war in the Middle East. Yet a drumbeat of provocative words, outright threats and actions — from President Trump and some of his top aides as well as Sunni Arab leaders and American activists — is raising tensions that could lead to armed conflict …


Chinese fintech giant Lufax chooses Singapore for new platform

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Ping An Group's Lufax, China's second-largest marketplace lender, has been planning to launch a wealth management platform since last year, and it's now chosen Singapore for …


Rock find 'rewrites' Australian human history

<b>Archaeologists have found the first evidence to suggest that Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years.</b><p>The discovery indicates their arrival on the continent was up to 18,000 years earlier than previously thought.<p>It was made after sophisticated artefacts were excavated from …


World's Youngest Double Hand Transplant Declared a Success

This is the best news.<p>Two years after 10 year-old Zion Harvey received a pair of donor hands in a world-first transplant operation, doctors have …


Companies offer quirky perks like guitar lessons, tattoos

NEW YORK (AP) — Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? Bike maintenance, tattoos or guitar lessons? Some small and medium-sized companies are offering quirky and enviable perks to try to attract and keep the best workers.<p>The hundred staffers at marketing firm Velvet Media can periodically …

The Workplace

25 Habits of Successful and Extremely Happy People

Quality sleep, big dreams and meaningful conversations are all part of the mix for those lucky enough to call themselves "happy."<p>What's the secret to happiness? That can differ according to the person involved. But we do know that happy people have different habits and think differently than those …


Disney unveils 'Star Wars Land' and it is everything ✨

USA & Japan & South Korea VS Russia & China & North Korea Military Power Comparison 2017 - 2018

USA VS CHINA - Military Power Comparison 2017

According To Harvard Psychologists: Parents Who Raise "Good" Kids Do These 5 Things

Times have changed greatly and with new times come new habits, sets of behavior and attitudes that seem very different from the ones we were used to …

COUNTDOWN TO DOOMSDAY World War 3 could happen in 2017-Why Syria, Putin, China, Iran, Korea and Isis

First-ever Public F-35 Helmet Cam Footage


Iran warns U.S. to remove bases within 1,000 kilometers of its borders

The leader of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has slammed the U.S.'s decision to pursue further sanctions against Tehran and …


The role of AI in the future of health care

American physician and surgeon William J. Mayo, one of the founders of the famed Mayo Clinic, stated, “The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.” Emerging applications of artificial intelligence (AI), as well as …

Medical Technology

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Google spent years studying successful teams and discovered insights that could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of their most interesting …


Scientists: Suck CO2 out of atmosphere or face the consequences

We need to start removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as soon as possible. If we don't, future generations will have to choose between biblical weather events or spending trillions of dollars trying to avoid them. This is the grim prognosis from an international team of researchers led by …

Climate Change

SpaceX aims to reuse rockets within 24 hours by 2018

Elon Musk shared more of SpaceX's plans to get its rockets to full reusability today at the International Space Station R&D conference. Those plans include faster turnaround for recycled Falcon 9 rockets and recovery of the rocket's nose cone.<p>SpaceX successfully relaunched and landed a Falcon 9 …


Waking Up at 5 a.m. Doesn't Make Your Morning Routine Great. But These 5 Things Do

Mornings are where the tone for your day is set. Having a powerful routine goes a long way in setting you up for a successful day.<p>3:45 a.m.<p>That's when the alarm sounds for Apple CEO Tim Cook. And Cook isn't alone either, many other successful CEOs have boasted similar stories of waking up early. …


Elon Musk suggests SpaceX is scrapping its plans to land Dragon capsules on Mars

The company is abandoning propulsive landings for the Dragon<p>Today, Elon Musk suggested that SpaceX will abandon its plans to land the company’s Dragon capsule on Mars — a mission the company had been aiming to do as early as 2020.<p>SpaceX will not fully develop the landing technique it was going to …

Elon Musk

Navy's Hypervelocity Railgun Could Be A Gamechanger -- If Congress Funds It

If U.S. warships are going to survive in the Persian Gulf or Western Pacific through mid-century, they will need defenses that consist of something more than conventional gun munitions with limited range and missiles that cost millions of dollars each. Commanders can’t count on a naval air wing …


Jeff Sessions Treads on the Property Rights of Americans

The Attorney General announced that the Department of Justice will engage in more civil-asset seizures, a practice many conservatives have recognized as a deplorable abuse.<p>Earlier this year, Justice Clarence Thomas, perhaps the most conservative jurist on the Supreme Court, attacked a government …

Jeff Sessions