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Does Silicon Valley's quest for "solutions" to unpleasantries and inconvenience actually create a dilemma: could this way of thinking threaten our acceptance of basic human foibles?
10 | March 5, 2013 5:47am |
Could we one day ride the rails from Chicago to New York in 6 hours?
75 | March 5, 2013 4:44am |
Africa is set to get another built-from-scratch, technology-focused city.
2 | March 5, 2013 4:00am |
Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, Calif., is taking the government's role in renewable energy to a new level in a bid to make his city "the solar energy capital of the world."
10 | March 4, 2013 3:32pm |
The shale boom has created thousands of jobs in oil and rich regions in the United States. It's also created housing shortages for workers and families living in these areas.
4 | March 4, 2013 12:53pm |
Alaska Airlines provides the blueprint to running smarter, more profitable airline.
2 | March 4, 2013 11:04am |
Where has all of Earth's carbon gone? A study says 90 percent is missing, and probably resides in the planet's deepest regions. We might be able to tap it. Uh-oh?
11 | March 4, 2013 9:00am |
Speed is part of Nike's new football cleats, from the manufacturing process to the athletes using them.
2 | March 4, 2013 7:15am |
A shortage of factory workers in China hits close to home for Apple manufacturer Foxconn.
11 | March 4, 2013 6:04am |
Self-driving cars? Child's play. Join the slipstream of this energy saving convoy.
9 | March 4, 2013 4:38am |
An unplanned incident sheds light on an instance where the HIV virus is particularly vulnerable.
3 | March 4, 2013 4:14am |
Paywalls for local newspaper sites? 'Whatever works best -- and the answer is not yet clear -- will be copied widely,' says Buffett.
5 | March 2, 2013 9:26am |
The SolarClave consists of cheap and locally available components: a pressure cooker, a bunch of pocket mirrors, and a bucket.
March 1, 2013 11:40am |
Sure, the corporations that most people on the planet admire are also pretty easy to guess. Hint: number one begins with an "A." How they rank offers some surprises.
6 | March 1, 2013 11:30am |
Transatomic's founders look more Twitterati than Nuclearati. But their "molten salt reactor" trumps great ideas from across all energy areas at this week's investor/entrepreneur summit.
5 | March 1, 2013 5:31am |
Even if we could bid farewell to wallets altogether, would we want to?
1 | March 1, 2013 4:32am |
An MIT professor recently unveiled an advanced 3D printing process that allows objects to assemble themselves.
7 | March 1, 2013 3:47am |
Grandma's next cane might rival the high tech gadgetry of your smartphone (and her robot will be way cooler).
1 | February 28, 2013 9:41pm |
And we'll be making diet, lifestyle, and medical choices based on specific information rather than on hunches, according to Ion Torrent's Jonathan Rothberg.
4 | February 28, 2013 2:16pm |
Can Barnes & Noble survive by rethinking its stores?
9 | February 28, 2013 2:13pm |