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Easily the Sexiest IPO of the Last 41 Filings

At the end of 2013, when the hype over Twitter (TWTR) finally died down, I issued a warning for 2014… I stated, “If you thought Twitter was bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet.” In other words, we’ll see even more private tech companies go public in 2014. That was quite a bold statement, given that...

Forget Regular, Boring Paper… Meet Water-Repellent Nanopaper

Scientists have just proved something that you might think is impossible… Through a unique nano-engineering process, the Georgia Tech team has changed the chemical properties of paper. Specifically, they’ve given it the ability to repel liquid more efficiently and at a lower cost than existing methods. Yet it still looks and feels just like regular...

The Most Important Material of the 21st Century

It’s the strongest material in the world – 200 times stronger than steel. Yet it’s also extremely light – a one-meter sheet weights less than three ounces. It’s “the best conductor of electricity and heat,” according to the University of Manchester scientists who’s leading research into it. A better conductor than copper, in fact. It’s...

A Peek Inside Morgan Stanley’s House Account

If you read our sister publication, Wall Street Daily, this morning, you’ll know that I stepped in from the bullpen for Chief Investment Strategist, Louis Basenese. And with good reason. I wanted to provide an urgent update on a company that I originally profiled right here last November – sapphire manufacturer, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT)....

Why Your Heart Will Soon Float in Midair

One technology that’s gradually gaining more presence in everyday life is augmented reality. We’ve written here before about how the concept is being used in the auto industry, the military and in sports broadcasts. To refresh your memory – and as the term suggests – this kind of technology basically enhances information that you see...

Laser “Eyeball” Sees Through Walls

Okay, let’s dispense with the usual pleasantries and get right into what I promised in my last column… If you recall, I already served up a few solid ways to play the fast-growing robotics industry – including well-known AeroVironment (AVAV) and the broader Robo-Stox Global Robotics & Automation ETF (ROBO). But now it’s time for the main...

World’s First Bionic Hand Amazes Amputee

“Amazing.” That’s how Danish man, Dennis Aabo Sorensen, describes the latest remarkable feat of technology. And he should know – he’s wearing it! Having lost his lower left arm in a fireworks accident nine years ago, Sorensen has become the first person to use a revolutionary prosthetic limb that gives him a real-life sense of...

The Only Two Robots Humans Should Be Afraid Of

In last Saturday’s column, I profiled the fast-growing robotics industry and showed how Bill Gates and Microsoft (MSFT), plus other tech heavyweights like Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN), are lining up for a piece of the action. As technology advances, the industry has become compelling for retail investors, too. However, it’s one thing...

This Piece of Equipment Could Save Your Life

In a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, you might be surprised to learn that when it comes to the most dangerous jobs in America, firefighting didn’t even make the top 10. Needless to say, though, that doesn’t eliminate any of the risks associated with running into burning buildings and potential explosions. Fortunately, technology is...