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Here's why we don't have nuclear fusion yet

If fusion power were harnessed directly on Earth, it could produce inexhaustible clean power, using seawater as the main fuel, with no greenhouse gas emissions, no proliferation risk, and no risk of catastrophic accidents.<p>Radioactive waste is very low level and indirect, arising from neutron …

Nuclear Energy

Graphene and printed electronics could usher in truly discreet wearables

The wearables market is in full swing, with a wide range of fitness trackers and smartwatches now on the market. However, the form factor is still perhaps not ideal, as bulky electronics have to be squeezed in behind a watch face. In the future, this type of issue could be solved by recent …

Nanotech

14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)

On perspective<p>On us<p>On viruses<p>On frustrating theories<p>On black holes<p>On boundaries<p>On the end of time<p>On chaos<p>On dimensions<p>On life on Earth<p>On aliens<p>On UFOs<p>On God<p>On the laws of attraction

Stephen Hawking

NASA worker claims to have seen humans walking on Mars in 1979

For those of you tired of looking at pictures from Mars that appear to be skulls, levitating rocks or animals, here’s a story with a new twist. An …

Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain<p>Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as <b>Call of Duty</b> or <b>Assassin's Creed</b>, according to …

The Brain

Scientists develop new 'kill switch' to destroy genetically-modified organisms that escape

Genetically modified organisms hold a lot of promise for creating hardier crops and faster growing fish, but even supporters are concerned about invasive organisms running wild. If a faster, better, stronger strain of bacteria escaped the lab, how would we stop it? Now, scientists have come up with …

Biology

China plans to be the first to land on the dark side of the moon

The Pink Floyd album aside, the “dark” side of the moon is not <i>actually</i> dark—it receives just as much sunlight as the hemisphere of the moon that we can see from Earth. It’s “dark,” because it’s mysterious, as it has never been explored by humans before.<p>Until now, that is. Wu Weiren, the chief …

Arizona State University

Why an Android fan went running back to Google after two weeks with the iPhone 6

It’s always fun to read what happens when fans of one mobile platform switch to another for a certain length of time, and web designer and Android …

Sticky fingers? KFC Turns Its Tray Liners Into Keyboards For Smartphones

Sadly, KFC’s “Finger Lickin’ Good” promise isn’t an ideal solution to smartphone users. Who wants to touch their screens with digits full of sticky, salty food?<p>Thankfully, KFC heard consumers’ plight and designed a system that lets customers have their bucket of chicken and eat it too.<p>Working with …

Pizza Hut

Alien Life on Oily Exoplanets Could Have Ether-based 'DNA'

In the search for life beyond Earth, scientists have justifiably focused on water because all biology as we know it requires this fluid.<p>A wild card, …

Investor William Hsu On What Entrepreneurs Get Wrong In Their Pitches

As cofounder and managing partner of a seed-stage venture firm, Mucker Capital, and an accelerator, MuckerLab, William Hsu sees a lot of business plans. He’s not a big believer in them, though, in part because of his experience with the first company he started, BuildPoint, which provided bidding …

Entrepreneurship

Hang Gliders on Mars: Innovative Idea to Land Probes on Red Planet

An innovative concept for tiny probes attached to gliders could one day allow small robots to explore intricate locales on Mars that probes never …

Credit card-size cellphone will free you from your iPhone

The iPhone is a distracting gadget. There’s texting, Facebook and a dozen-odd games I keep on the thing. I’m constantly being notified that there is something new to look at, a new Instagram post, a new Twitter reply, a new email.<p>Sometimes I just want to get away from it all, but I keep my iPhone …

Mobile Technology

WATCH: FREE MOVIE Lloyd Pye: Where Did We Come From?

Lloyd Pye attempts to answer the ultimate question that our ancestors and we have been asking for years, where did humans really come from? This very …

What it's like using the best Android phone in the world for a month

Samsung's latest flagship device, the Galaxy S6, has been out for about a month and a half, and it's one of the most highly rated phones out there. Most consider it to be the best Android phone in the world.<p>Here's what it's actually like to use from a real life owner's perspective.<p><b>Design</b><p>Samsung has …

Phones

Climate change threatens electric power supply in California, report warns

By 2050 extended years of drought could lead to an electricity shortage as well as a water shortage, according to new study released Monday<p>Californians may have to start rationing more than water, including how much they turn on their lights and how often they use their hairdryers.<p>By 2050, extended …

Was Ancient Mars Warm? Planet's History Takes Watery New Twist

A new six-year analysis of water on Mars suggests that the Red Planet has lost the equivalent of an ocean's worth of water over the past four billion …

The iPhone Technology That Apple Ignores

There are countless ideas on the market that would be ‘great to have’ in a smartphone, but the realities of mass-market manufacturing means that many ideas will be passed overdue to cost, complexity, or a lack of demand over all of the addressable market.<p>The good news is that some of the technology …

Gear & Gadgets

17-year Old Discovers DNA Mutations That Could Help Fight Disease

It is truly amazing what young minds are capable of accomplishing. In recent years, young men and women - people who are not yet out of high school - …

Sea salt on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Europa is thought to have a subsurface ocean. Salt from this hidden sea might be emerging in long fractures visible in the moon’s crust.<p>Laboratory …

Astronomy

New Revolutionary Theory Claims Dark Energy Will Eventually ‘Swallow’ the Universe

The next gold rush will be intergalactic. In 2009, a collection of astronauts, academics, and aerospace industrialists convened to review NASA’s …

Microsoft Surface

The secret to building startup buzz online

There’s a lot being published these days about how to break into noisy digital environments and capture the interest of people whose attention spans are shorter than ever.<p>Yes, you can achieve this goal with things like paid Facebook ads and sponsored tweets. You can do it by pushing content on …

Marketing

Never Give A Boring Presentation Again

The experience of sitting through a truly terrible presentation is nearly universal. The dozens of identically-themed PowerPoint slides stacked with text, the useless handouts, the tense, miserable minutes of silence during the time allotted for Q&A–presentations rarely energize a team or allow the …

Public Speaking

Why the Apple Watch is keeping me awake at night

No gadget ever caused me to lose as much sleep as the Apple Watch.<p>I wish I could forget about Apple’s shiny new smartwatch, but the damned thing has me under its spell. It’s the curse of Cupertino, and I’m just another hapless a victim.<p>The shocking thing is I don’t even own an Apple Watch yet, …

Smartwatches

Switching from a MacBook Pro to a Chromebook Pixel

I’ve been intrigued by the Chromebook Pixel ever since the original version launched in early 2013. The looks and style of a MacBook coupled with the seductive minimalism of ChromeOS tantalized me, but I was put off by the high $1,300+ price for a machine with limited functionality compared to my …

Software

7 Facts That Prove the Renewable Energy Revolution Has Arrived

The global transition to clean, renewable energy and away from nuclear and fossil fuels is well under way with remarkable developments happening …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

AOL

No Warp Drive Here: NASA Downplays 'Impossible' EM Drive Space Engine

Despite the fevered reports rocketing around the Internet recently, NASA is not on the verge of developing a fuel-free, faster-than-light propulsion …

Space Travel