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  • Wind to Solve All Energy Needs?     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    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.

  • Next Up: The 'Industrial Internet' Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    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.

  • Tell the Truth: You Still Wanna Be an Astronaut! Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 1:35 PM ET

    Workers confess what they always wanted to be when they grew up. Yup, astronaut is on the list. To the water cooler ... and beyond!

  • Obama: Climate Change is Real     Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    President Obama offers his views on changing climate patterns and discusses whether government will put in place legislation that counters it.

  • The Costs of Competitive Kids Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    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.”

  • The Triumph of Politics Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 6:51 PM ET

    In Europe, China and America, the major determinants of economic and market performance in the year ahead are political, not economic.

  • A Rogue Climate Experiment Outrages Scientists Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    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.

  • Vanquishing Software Viruses and Maybe Your Rivals Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 5:04 PM ET

    The startup  Bromium is taking a completely new approach to  security software, using virtualization technology. But will it shake up the $60 billion market?

  • Video Game Industry: No Rules Left to the Games Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 5:03 PM ET

    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.

  • Disruptors Reinventing the Retail Marketplace Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 5:02 PM ET

    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.

  • DNA

    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.

  • Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Reaches 8     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    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 Jacobs: Mighty Payoff to Mobile Medicine Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    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.

  • Stakes for Alzheimer's Cure Rise as America Ages Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Man with Alzheimer

    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.

  • Skin Cancer Thrives as Tanning Culture Survives Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:17 AM ET
    Doctor examining skin cancer

    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.

  • As Waistlines Grow, So Do Refrigerators Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
    Refrigerators stand on display at a Conn's Inc. store in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012.

    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?

  • Food Allergy Business Booms Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:08 AM ET
    Strawberry Shortcakes

    With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.