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Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.<p>Shanghai scientists created two genetically identical and adorable long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a version of …

Genetics

Breakthrough in restoring vision: Genes from algae could cure blindness

Blindness can be treated by inserting algae gene into people's eyes.<p>An innovative gene therapy, which has been invented by a French biopharma …

Scientists Discover 'Miracle' Mineral That Could Make Internet 1,000-times Faster

A rare mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830′s could hold the key to boosting internet speeds 1,000 times faster than today. The mineral, perovskite, has a number of incredible properties, many of which scientists are now realizing.<p>Perovskite (CaTiO3) is a calcium titanium oxide mineral, but the …

Perovskite

Pint-size cable camera system goes where drones can't

Drones may indeed allow film makers to get great tracking shots, but there are many situations in which it's just too risky – if not outright illegal …

15 garden fences your neighbors will be desperate to copy!

When it comes to choosing the perfect fences for garden areas there are so many things to take into account, not least which styles will make your …

Four new solar panel technologies in pictures

The newest solar panel technology was on display at Solar Power International in Las Vegas. The biggest attention getters were higher efficiencies and bifacial – but there are other technologies- cut cells, string ribbons, anti-soiling coatings, and solar tiles – that also deserve some time in the …

Solar Power

Student-built solar-powered tiny home represents new vision for the American dream

The future of tiny home design is looking very bright. A team of students from Sacramento State, working under the name Sol Vespiade, have designed a …

Clean Energy

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Sunlight to Electricity: What Makes a Solar Cell Work?

Knowing the difference between solar cells can tell you whether a company in the solar industry values cost or efficiency.<p>Solar energy now accounts …

Tesla, Inc.: Demand Is "Strong" for Solar Tiles

But no matter how great demand is for Tesla's solar tiles, the company will have to ramp up production first.<p><b>Tesla</b>'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) cell production …

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

Before you even think of working with a renovation pro, consider this insider intel from our panel of expert contractors.<p>Q: What are the most common …

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Designer's awesome secret studio is suspended under bridge

Creatives need their own space to be productive and to contemplate new ideas. A space like this can be difficult to find in the city, but not for …

Single-lens, light field 4D camera to give robots and autonomous cars better vision

A robot is only as good as its sensors, so researchers at Stanford University and UC San Diego have developed a new "4D" camera that greatly enhances …

Here’s what the first Tesla solar roofs look like in the wild

Customers are sharing photos of the new solar tiles—and how well they perform<p>When Elon Musk started taking preorders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles in 2017, he said they’d be installing the roofs on Tesla employees homes first as a way of test-driving the technology before it was available to the …

The Best Kits for Teaching Kids How to Code

Who says learning code has to be boring?<p>Whether you're an experienced programmer or have never even touched a line of code, a kit designed to introduce basic coding skills can make a great gift for kids. These kits can teach everything from problem-solving skills to real programming languages that …

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

NEW YORK (AP) — At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.But he and his colleagues are …

Genetics

How houses were cooled before air conditioning

It’s too darn hot<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>On these sweltering midsummer days, it’s natural to want nothing more than to sit in front of an air …

Green buildings stars go greener

The sustainability standards for commercial buildings have been lifted in a bid to push the property sector further toward a "zero carbon" future.<p>A …

15 Costs You'll Encounter When You Buy Your First House

Stand-alone houses come with a host of expenses. Here’s what to prepare for.<p>It's one thing to go from renting an apartment to buying an apartment, …

Hamburger Grilling: How to Grill the Perfect Hamburger | The Art of Manliness

Armed with a spatula in one hand and a cold beer in the other, there’s no better way to celebrate summer than by hosting a cookout with friends. …

Three Everyday Foods Are Discovered to Be Powerful Weapons Against Prostate Cancer

Apples, curry, grapes: They all contain ingredients that can starve prostate cancer cells, potentially offering a new way to fight one of the …

Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 …

Emerging Technology

Fluid Tests Hint at Concrete Quantum Reality

Surprising oil drop experiments suggest that the quantum world may not be as strange as advertised.<p>For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky …

Quantum Physics

This Dark Matter Theory Could Solve a Celestial Conundrum

For years, dark matter has been behaving badly. The term was first invoked nearly 80 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who realized that some …

Giant glass orb in Paris is wrapped with a rotating solar sail that follows the sun

Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines teamed up to create the stunning, solar-powered Seine Musicale located on Seguin Island in Paris. The …

Nothing Escapes From A Black Hole, And Now Astronomers Have Proof

If you collect more and more matter in a small enough volume of space, it gets harder and harder to escape from its gravitational pull. Gather enough mass there, and you’ll find that the speed you’d need to reach in order to escape is greater than the speed of light! From within that region, escape …

Imaging

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …