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A massive solar storm could pose a 'large-scale threat' to the fate of the world by 2030

Flickr/gsfc"Until 'cures' are implemented, solar super-storms will pose a large-scale threat to the world's social and economic fabric."Those are the …

Magnetism

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Likely Sell Power Grid Services

A little over a year ago, Tesla officially launched its grid battery business with a plan to make batteries that can store energy for buildings and …

You can buy a sentry robot for your home

It's less fun than you think<p>A company called iPatrol has released a sentry robot called Riley that will cruise around your home on tank tracks with an HD camera, but without the requisite weapons to deter intruders (unless the intruder is a small animal). The tiny robot features a 5MP camera with …

Robotics

Mysterious purple sea orb stymies scientists

"Have a look at that dark purple blob on the left, there."<p>With those words, scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus uncovered a marine mystery: a small purple orb tucked halfway under a rock off the coast of California.<p>Researchers are so far stumped as to what the colorful, bumpy little …

Biology

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

Quantum Mechanics

The new gold standard: 3 trends driving the future of enterprise IT

In the past half-century, IT has gone from suit to t-shirt — both literally and figuratively.<p>Much like technology as a whole, the world of IT has …

Scientists just collected a mysterious 'purple orb' at the bottom of the ocean, but no one could anticipate what happened next

On July 25, a team of scientists and engineers with the Ocean Exploration Trust were exploring the ocean floor off the coast of Southern California when they came across something unexpected: a small purple orb clinging to the underside of a cliff more than 1 mile beneath the surface.<p>The team was …

Ocean Exploration

Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive

I’m going to put this right up front: Adr1ft isn’t for the weak of stomach. The virtual reality free-floating space survival sim left me a tad queasy, and I’m somewhere in the middle of the VR sickness sensitive spectrum. But for those looking to boldly barf where only Oculus Rift owners have …

5 Things You Absolutely Need to Do Before You Start Your Business

As long as you have a drive to succeed, your inexperience won't be an issue.<p><i>How do I start a new business with no experience? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alexandra Isenegger, who runs a</b> …

Mysterious Planet Nine May Be Responsible for the Planets' Weird Orbits

New research suggests that the hypothesized Planet Nine may explain why the orbits of the planets don't align with the Sun.<p>Earlier this year, astronomers made a shocking announcement that there may be a ninth planet orbiting in the far reaches of the solar system. Since then, evidence for Planet …

Universe

World-First Experiment Finds Our Eyes Are Capable of Detecting Individual Photons

Incredible.<p>Our eyes might be more awesome than we ever imagined.<p>A new experiment has shown for the first time that the human eye is capable of …

A Spectacular Meteor Shower Starts Next Week - Here's How to Watch

You don't want to miss this.<p>The Perseids, one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, is coming up in just under a month. But you don’t have …

Apple Security Bug Lets Hackers Nab Your Mac and iPhone Passwords With 1 Text

Apple software contains flaws that could allow hackers to steal people’s passwords by doing nothing more than sending a single nefarious message. …

Information Security

2016 July 21 - Falcon 9: Launch and Landing

<b>Falcon 9: Launch and Landing</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Michael Seeley<p><b>Explanation:</b> Shortly after midnight on July 18 a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched …

This brilliant 10-year-old kid built a fully functional 3D printer out of Legos and K’nex

The 3D-printing scene is a hotbed of creativity, with enthusiastic makers using the printers to generate everything from homemade braces to custom …

Lego

Galaxy Note 7 shaping up to be Samsung’s most powerful smartphone yet

After a report said that Samsung will only have a single Galaxy Note 7 model in stores this year, the dual-edge version, a new rumor from the …

The Smartwatch Killer

If you’re going to strap something to that wrist, it should either be Iron Man’s Laser Repulsor, or a classy looking watch (Analog Chronometer = …

Google Introduces Android Basics Nanodegree

Do you have an idea for an app but you don’t know where to start? There are over 1 billion Android devices worldwide, providing a way for you to …

Learning

Trailblazing slate tiles with hidden solar thermal reduce energy use by 85%

The less-than-charming appearance of solar panels is a deterrent to some homeowners interested in generating their own clean energy, and many people …

Clean Energy

Tesla makes offer to buy SolarCity

<b>US electric carmaker Tesla has offered to buy solar panel company SolarCity in a bid to expand its clean energy business.</b><p>The company has made an all-stock deal worth as much as $2.8bn (£1.9bn).<p>Tesla shares fell 10% in extended trading after the announcement while SolarCity jumped …

Tesla

The Future of Information: The Rise of Cognitive

The Digital Revolution is heralding the third significant era in the history of computer technology: the Cognitive Era.The first era, the Tabulating …

Cognitive Computing

A look at Samsung's new water-resistant Gear Fit2 with 4GB internal storage

Samsung’s ambition with the Gear Fit2 is a fitness wearable that can stand on its own.<p>4GB internal storage for music means you can leave your phone …

Wearable Tech

You seem out of touch with your emotions, let's get you a 'well-being' wearable

I wrote about a stress-detecting wearable last week, and now I’m writing about another. Could this be a trend? The Zenta was first covered last month as the world’s first "well-being wearable." The bracelet claims to do literally everything: stress, happiness, and mood tracking; activity and …

4 financial fallacies that mess up your life

Finances are one thing in life you want to get right. Avoid these four fallacies to make sure you're getting on the right track. Learn more.<p><i>Many</i> …

HSBC launches Britain's first fixed-rate mortgage below 1%

Customers lock in for two years at 0.99% interest, but they need a deposit of 35%, in deal described as new benchmark<p>HSBC has launched Britain’s first fixed-rate mortgage with an interest rate below 1%, as competition among lenders hots up and the cost of borrowing for banks and building societies …

​The 'Pokémon Go' wearable costs $35

Next month, Nintendo is going to fulfill the childhood dreams of thousands of people who grew up in the 1990s: it's releasing <i>Pokémon Go</i>, an app that lets you catch pocket monsters in the <i>real world</i> using your smartphone. That alone is pretty exciting for fans, but if you've been following the game …

How to Build the Right Mix of Investments in Retirement

We show you how to allocate your investments among stocks, bonds and cash as you approach, enter and live in retirement.<p>Before Tim O’Brien retired in …