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The world's 15 most complicated subway maps

New York and Paris both have it topped—at least in the eyes of one group of theoretical physicists and mathematicians.<p>Researchers Riccardo Gallotti and Marc Barthelemy of the CEA-Saclay in France and Mason Porter of the University of Oxford in the U.K. recently set out to calculate the maximium …

Associated Press News

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Why Engineers Can’t Stop Los Angeles' Enormous Methane Leak

A river of harmful gas is spewing into the air around Los Angeles, and won’t be stopping any time soon.<p>One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history is happening right now, and you've probably never heard of it.<p>An enormous amount of harmful methane gas is currently erupting from an …

The Honda Project 2&4 Is A Motorcycle Like No Other

It's like a supercharged go-cart<p>What happens when you combine a car and a motorcycle? Honda decided to find out when it pitted more than 80 of its brightest engineers against each other in its annual Global Design Project, an internal competition to foster exchanges among its global network of …

What to Drink When You're Tired of Drinking

It is late December and we drinkers are tired of being drunk.<p>Even for those who excel at moderation (I… don’t get you), the weight of holiday parties and work events and the extra glass of wine needed to endure the stress of “looking back” and trying to make emotional sense of the past year takes …

LightSail spacecraft declared a success after unfurling solar sail in orbit

Tiny privately funded vehicle will re-enter atmosphere after testing thin sails that could be used to gain propulsion from sun’s rays<p>A privately funded space project to demonstrate an innovative solar sail passed with flying colours despite a series of near-fatal technical issues, program managers …

Space Travel

New for brain scientists: a census of neurons

The human brain is a noisy, busy place, teeming with diversity. To produce the wondrously complex mammalian behavior we take for granted every minute, cells of different sizes, shapes and chemical affinities buzz, hum, crackle and pop in conflict and cooperation with one another.<p>When everything is …

25 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy

1. For fruit-ophiles.<p>Photos by Grace Hitchcock for PopSugar / Via popsugar.com<p>Some diets require precision. Yes, even fruit portions.<p>2. For 5-minute …

Japan's magnetically levitated vehicle train sets new speed record

Magnetically levitated vehicle surpasses 366mph on test track and sets sights on going even faster<p><b>Japan</b>’s <b>magnetically levitated (maglev) train</b> has set a new speed record, hitting 366.61mph on a test track.<p>Central Japan Railway Co., which is developing a vehicle that it sees as the long-distance, …

Tiny devices replicate human organs to provide an alternative drug-testing method

Scientists at Harvard University have developed a microchip that can be lined with human cells to mimic the complex tissue structures of human organs.<p>…

How do you catch the sun to make electricity at night? This German inventor has an answer.

Wolfram Walter is a man obsessed with things electric.<p>He’s electrified his bicycle. He’s electrified his Porsche. When he introduces his dog, Paula, you almost expect him to tell you that he’s electrified her, too.<p>Not yet, but you never know. The engineer from a small town in southwestern Germany …

Clean Energy

One of Microsoft's Best Apps Is Now on iPhone and Android

Microsoft released paper-scanning app Office Lens for iPhones and Android on Friday, opening one of its most popular apps to a wider world of mobile …

Apps

The next generation of tablets will have 3D displays

Apple's iPad arrived five years ago. It is a device that changed the way we think about computing, marking a seismic shift from keyboard and mouse to …

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Rare Earth

Blue Freedom uses power of flowing water to charge

Good friends may decide to tell you something that is not true but nonetheless sustaining: Nothing is impossible. That was the case of Blue Freedom …

Rechargeable Batteries

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, following prior experiments from other researchers. Now, for the first time, a handheld extinguisher exists that …

Colorblind Coal Miner Captures Breathtaking Seascapes in Australia

Ray Collins gets up before dawn, pulls on a wetsuit and jumps into the ocean swell in search of the perfect wave. But instead of bringing a surfboard, Collins brings a camera. That's because, on his days off, he is a premier fine arts photographer who showcases the power of the ocean through his …

Then and Now: Striking Snapshots Show the Transformation of NYC Since the 1940s and '50s

In the 1940s and '50s, legendary crime photographer and photojournalist Arthur Fellig prowled the streets of New York City with his camera in hand, looking for gritty, sensational scenes to freeze in still shots forever. The photographer, better known as Weegee, was nicknamed after the Ouija board …

Tech Q&A: Boost cell signal, avoid a tech trap, free legal eBooks and more

<b>Boost your cell signal indoors</b><p><b>Q.</b> To save money, I canceled my home landline. I didn't realize how weak my cellphone's signal is in some rooms. Can I make it better, or is it back to the landline?<p><b>A.</b> You can buy cellphone repeaters that intercept the signal from outside, or in a room with a strong …

Elon Musk Releases SpaceX Photos Into the Wild

SpaceX founder responds to tweeted request for free use of the photos.<p>Just a few hours after SpaceX announced that it would allow people to use photos under a Creative Commons license, founder Elon Musk changed his mind.<p>It happened shortly after Musk tweeted the announcement. This was one of the …

Tesla

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

A Satellite Captures Shimmering Auroras Over America

The northern lights look cool enough from below, but what about above?<p>Seen from the ground, the aurora borealis is a mighty sight—like being slapped in the eyes with a writhing rainbow. But glimpsed from space the vision is also top-rate, in this case painting America with ghostly streams of …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of a parking lot

Project lets Wyoming town keep growing food all year long<p>The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from other …

The Eiffel Tower has new wind turbines, and they're beautiful

"A visual statement"<p>"This installation is definitely more symbolic," Gromadzki says. "But it is still significant because the merchant spaces on the first floor do consume energy, and being able to offset that consumption is something people can really assimilate and understand."<p>The curved, …

Renewable Energy

The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may reshape Earth

From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet below to re-shape Earth.<p>Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans. As the ice …

Photographer captures the nutty lives of squirrels in snow

Vadim Trunov has an eye for wildlife that can make even the peskiest of squirrels seem lovable.<p>The Russian photographer uses high-speed lenses to …

HP teamed up with Microsoft to build its latest flagship laptop

This isn't your typical laptop announcement post. The most interesting thing about the Spectre x360, HP's new flagship notebook, isn't its design, performance or even price. No, what's interesting about this laptop is that Microsoft helped build it. Over the course of a year and a half, the two …

Batteries