2010 was another rough year for the economy, as unemployment held steady, the housing market remained weak and the stock market followed a bumpy road. Now you can hear it set to music.
This is the Dow piano, a translation of the Dow Jones industrial average into a five-note scale spanning three octaves. CNN Money built the piano to illustrate the market’s highs and lows during the year that was. Click here to play it.
Bad news for professional orcs all across the Middle Kingdom. On Monday, the Chinese government announced a ban on the conversion of virtual money into real money for the purpose of buying actual goods and services. By allowing Chinese citizens to spend real money on virtual products, but not vice versa, the government has specifically targeted gold farming, an activity that employs hundreds of thousands of Chinese workers.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.