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  • Eric's Electrifying Hobby Story Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    A self-confessed amateur electrical engineer, Eric displays some of his pet projects, including a functioning Tesla Coil and Jacob's ladder.

  • The Scientific Approach to Cars Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    To some, an auto workshop would seem like an unusual place for science, but to Eric it's just another day on the job.

  • Flu Cases Spike     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Reports of flu cases are rising. Robert Bazell, NBC News Chief Science Correspondent reports the flu is widespread in 41 U.S. states. How to trade it, with Barbara Ryan of Barbara Ryan Advisors.

  • Apocalypse NOW: Your Guide to the End of the World Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    By now, most people know the date of the end of the world is almost here. But what time? And what will happen? Here's what to expect when you're expecting the end.

  • Big Government Spending     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 7:46 PM ET

    A back brace can be found on the Internet for $99, but Medicare pays $900, points out Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste president.

  • Treasury to Exit GM Stake     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 7:33 PM ET

    The Treasury is announcing today that it will dump its remaining stake in General Motors, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Michelle Krebs, Edmunds.com; and John Batchelor, The John Batchelor Show host, discusses the latest on the Benghazi scandal.

  • Facing Retirement ...Literally     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports a Stanford University study found that people who were introduced to a future version of themselves saved more money.

  • 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.