Seven years ago Los Angeles passed an ordinance that limited the number of fast food restaurants in areas of poverty. A new study by the nonprofit, RAND Corporation has shown that this has had little to no effect on the diets or obesity rates of the general public.
Facebook Messenger will soon be launching a money transfer service on iOS, Android and all desktop computers. The service will be free and will work with both credit and debit cards.
Quicksilver Resources Inc. has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Quicksilver has oil and natural gas operations in both the US and Canada. Under chapter 11 bankruptcy Quicksilver is allowed to restructure it's debt and maintain operations for a limited amount of time.
Researchers at Brown University have discovered a new way to make perovskite solar cells. The new method is drastically cheaper than silicon wafers used in most solar panels today. The only downside is that they have a 20% efficiency versus silicon's 25%.
Researchers in China have created the first liquid metal robot. The robot is capable of changing shape and powering itself, but don't worry about it taking over the world; the chemical reaction that starts up the robot lasts 30 minutes.