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Right now, wind power receives a subsidy from Uncle Sam, but that could vanish if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Ken Caldeira of Carnegie Institution for Science.
What’s the next economic revolution? According to General Electric Chief Economist Marco Annunziata, it’s the “industrial Internet” — intelligent machines such as jet engines, power turbines and medical devices.
Workers confess what they always wanted to be when they grew up. Yup, astronaut is on the list. To the water cooler ... and beyond!
President Obama offers his views on changing climate patterns and discusses whether government will put in place legislation that counters it.
CNBC.com presents a list of competitive activities for kids, and what parents can expect to pay for their child’s involvement. Some are academic, some are in the arts and some are meant to develop strategic thinking. But all of them carry a price tag much higher than you’d expect.
“The European countries realize they need more workers,” said one demographic expert. "“It lowers potential [economic] growth rates. Where it becomes very problematic is the impact it has on social spending.”
In Europe, China and America, the major determinants of economic and market performance in the year ahead are political, not economic.
A California businessman chartered a fishing boat in July, loaded it with 100 tons of iron dust and cruised through Pacific waters off western Canada, spewing his cargo into the sea in an ecological experiment that has outraged scientists and government officials, The New York Times reports.
The startup Bromium is taking a completely new approach to security software, using virtualization technology. But will it shake up the $60 billion market?
The video game industry is under attack, with both established and new players chasing a variety of disparate technologies and strategies that might yield a winning combination.
While there’s been an explosion of apps and websites bringing retail online, the latest wave of innovation is focused on bringing mobile technology into brick-and-mortar retailers.
Staving off a disruptive competitor is difficult. Just because a company’s disruptive nature gives it an advantage doesn’t mean its reign will last forever.
The managing partner of Google's venture capital, Bill Maris, says under-investment in health sciences is short-sighted.
The goal is to enable physicians and pharmaceutical companies to use complex genetic data to tailor treatment on an individual basis, according to Mike Pellini, CEO of Foundation Medical.
According to the CDC, the death toll has now reached 8 from a contaminated steroid used to treat back pain that came from a Massachusetts Compounding pharmacy. The next update from the CDC will be at 2PM EST today.
Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs says the smart phone will become a focal point for wirelessly connecting medical devices, diagnostics and sensors, and providing near real-time information.
The aging of America is taking a toll on the health care system. By 2050, the cost of treating Alzheimer's patients will hit $1 trillion a year.
Despite piles of research on the skin cancer risks of sun exposure and tanning beds, dermatologists and cancer groups struggle to persuade people to protect their skin from ultraviolet rays.
The average US refrigerator is 15 percent larger than 30 years ago, and one out of four homes has a second one. See a problem?
With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.