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A look at the 'Hyperloop,' and other off-beat inventions in history

Jul 16, 2013
Tesla's Elon Musk hopes to revolutionize transportation with a combination railgun, air hockey table and Concorde. What can he learn from past inventions?
Posted In: inventions, Elon Musk

Poop power: A new generation of companies bet on a different renewable energy (Infographic)

Jun 12, 2013
It's been tried before, but a new generation of companies is hoping that manure will become the next solar.
Posted In: renewable energy, electricity, cows

Are summer reading lists a matter of class?

Jun 10, 2013
School's almost out for summer, and that means teachers are handing out summer reading lists. Are students in wealthy school districts are reading different books than their counterparts in less affluent and poor areas?
Posted In: summer reading, book

America's next top model? You

Jun 7, 2013
Brands are trying to "get real" by soliciting and posting pictures of customers in their ads.
Posted In: advertisements, advertising, crowdsourcing

The only way to protect yourself from 'The Purge'? Money

Jun 7, 2013
A futuristic horror film called "The Purge" opens at the box office this weekend and to survive the horror, you have to have... enough money.
Posted In: movies, film, Crime

10 economic indicators you haven't thought about

Jun 5, 2013
Trash and lipstick tell the story of the economy. What else?
Posted In: economic indicator, economic indicators

The Happiest Place on Earth gets more expensive: The commodities of your favorite rides

Jun 3, 2013
Yes, there are commodities in Disneyland. Or at least we pretended there are.
Posted In: commodities, disney, amusement parks

Old Economy Steve: A meme for frustrated Millennials

May 28, 2013
The meme that voices the economic frustrations of Millennials.
Posted In: baby boomers, memes, millennials, Millennial Generation

Obama's numbers, and our numbers, for Guantanamo Bay

May 23, 2013
President Barack Obama reeled out some numbers about Gitmo today. We reel out some more.
Posted In: Guantanamo Bay, Barack Obama, prisons

How much does organic gardening really save you?

May 20, 2013
Do you save money by growing your own food? Or does the cost of maintain a garden wither any savings you get from harvesting your own heirloom tomatoes?
Posted In: gardening, urban gardens, gardens

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From our China Bureau, a blog devoted to listeners who want to keep tabs on the world's hottest economy.