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  • Princeton institute searches globally for 11s to solve scientific problems

    Technology companies talk a lot about going to the ends of the earth, trying to find the smartest people. Their hunt these days is starting earlier and earlier, with programs introducing elementary-school children to computer science. Then there are...
  • Hope for Abe's 'virtuous cycle' as Japan Inc spends on technology

    OSAKA Japan (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturers, flush with cash but loath to spend it at home since the global financial crisis, are finally shedding their deflationary mindset and splashing out on the new plant and equipment crucial to sustaining a...
  • Tourism group pushes to drop visas for some countries

    Tourism group pushes to drop visas for some countries
    If you listen to Oren Lotringer, Central Florida could become a hotbed for Israeli tourism. It has theme parks, shopping, outdoor adventures and plenty of hotels for Israeli families looking for a taste of the U.S. — all the ingredients his...
  • After beating Google, Korea's Naver goes global with messaging app Line

    SEOUL (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of web portal operator Naver Corp beat back Google Inc to leave South Korea one of few countries where the U.S. search engine does not dominate. Now, Lee Hae-jin is stepping onto the world stage with Line, a...
  • Is volatile fuel used in racing cars a new power source for ships?

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Methanol, a fuel used to power light aircraft and racing cars, is being tried out as alternative for ships, highlighting its potential in an industry under pressure to cut emissions. From next year, shipping firms will have to cut...
  • Global economy weekend: Living in interesting times

    LONDON (Reuters) - With U.S. stocks hitting record highs on the back of strong jobs growth, the European Central Bank holding out the prospect of printing money and British house prices soaring there is a lot to ponder in the week to come. The Dow...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Anime Expo: New ‘Dragon Ball Z,’ ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ and cosplay

     
    The 23rd Anime Expo, the largest anime and manga convention in North America, is opening Thursday at the Los Angeles […]...
  • East meets West in bold, colorful kimonos in LACMA show

    East meets West in bold, colorful kimonos in LACMA show
    Technology trumps tradition in a new exhibit of 20th century kimonos at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The garments date from the 1920s through 1960, with emphasis on the years just before and after World War II. During that time, modern...
  • Japan -- military ally: Their Take

    Japan — military ally Japan is a close friend and ally of the United States, and a crucial strategic military partner in Asia. But if the going got rough, and, say, North Korea attacked U.S. forces somewhere in the Pacific, could we count on...
  • Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme

    Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme
    A retired Navy officer pleaded guilty Thursday to being part of a bribery scheme involving Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific region. The guilty plea by Edmond Aruffo, 45, who retired in 2007 as a lieutenant commander, marks the fourth defendant in the...