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A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

28 Genius Survivalist Inventions On Amazon That Any Responsible Person Needs

If you've ever watched an episode of <i>Survivor</i>, you know that surviving in the wild is no joke. Same for weather emergencies, sudden power outages, or …

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

A million-dollar space battle is happening now... in a video game

The players of <i>EVE Online</i> are currently in the middle of an intense battle which involves several thousand people and over $1,000,000 of war machines — the latter of which could be totally wiped out by this time tomorrow.<p>Essentially, two player factions are facing off in the same system. Over 6,000 …

The best countries to escape the worst effects of climate change

A safe haven sounds like a good idea right about now.<p>Somewhere that's warm but not too warm, free from roof-toppling hurricanes and close to a river or ocean but far enough to avoid the threats of flooding and sea-level rise.<p>According to climate scientists and urban planners, that doesn't leave a …

A dock is the one accessory every MacBook Pro user should have — these are the 6 best options right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Apple's latest take on the MacBook Pro is impressive, but not without its drawbacks.<p>It's faster and slimmer than previous …

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Online Education

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation' - CNN Style

Written by Andrea Lo, CNNHong Kong<p>Coming soon: a nation in space for humans.<p>Named after a Norse mythological city of the skies, Asgardia is open to all residents on planet earth and it doesn't cost anything to join.<p>Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli announced his plans to form the world's first …

Space Exploration

Watch SpaceX’s most recent beachside rocket landing in 4K

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DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us "Upload" Skills

Mindhack For Faster Learning<p>In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s “mad science” branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) …

Out of this world igloo beckons early settlers on Mars

Past ideas have included a show home constructed out of Martian regolith, a 3D printed ice house, inflatable shelters made from recycled spacecraft …

Space Science

Headlights Use a Million Micro-Mirrors to Project Images On the Road

A head-up display taken to a whole new level.<p>The technology was touted by BMW back in November 2002 as the "light from the future" and the "third step after bixenon and adaptive light." And while it would be an auxiliary device at the outset, it would—at some point—become "the only front lighting …

How to Choose an Alaska Small Ship Cruise, Tips

Adventure Cruise News<p>What’s the best way to choose your Alaska cruise? The experts at AdventureSmith Explorations have years of experience answering …

National Parks

New E-Bike Electric Bicycle Offers High Torque Motor And More (video)

Terry Roberts has designed and created a new electric bicycle which he has equipped with a new high torque motor to provide a powerful mid-mount …

Controversial New Theory That Says There's No Gravity or Dark Matter Passes Its First Test

Dutch theoretical physicist Erik Verlinde has been shaking up the physics world with his controversial theory of “<b>emergent gravity</b>”, which sees …

Dark Matter

Tesla starts fining Supercharger hogs $0.40/minute

If you’re a Tesla owner with a habit of leaving your car at a Supercharger after it’s finished charging, be warned: effective immediately, the …

Volvo’s new magic spray makes bikes, clothes, and everything else glow

Being visible at night is a pretty big deal for bikers, runners, or anyone else who might find themselves on or near a road or city street, and …

Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …

Tesla Autopilot: a look at the camera defrosters making the system work in the snow

One of the main concerns people have about self-driving vehicles is how they perform in bad conditions, especially in the snow. Tesla is the first automaker to currently offer vehicles equipped with the sensors that the company claims will enable full self-driving and, therefore, it already had to …

Tesla

7 Ways to Work Smarter and Improve Your Luck in Business

Have you ever wondered what role luck plays in business success, and what you can do to improve your own luck? Here are some tips.<p>Don't you wish you could be as lucky as Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, who always seem to be in the right place at the right time for their business ideas to thrive?<p>After …

Self-improvement

A New Paper Claims Our Understanding of Gravity Is Totally Wrong

What if gravity is just an illusion?<p>A theoretical physicist has come up with a new hypothesis that could finally explain the mystery of dark matter - …

Tesla is planning to build a futuristic 'Gigafactory' in Europe that will produce more than just batteries

Tesla will build its next Gigafactory in Europe and it will produce more than just batteries, CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday.<p>Musk said that Tesla plans to establish a combined vehicle and Gigafactory in Europe, where both batteries and vehicles can be produced on site. Tesla plans to eventually have at …

This Ninth Grader Invented A Cheap Device That Harvests Power From Wind, Sun, And Rain

A prototype of the device, with three “leaves” made of recycled materials, cost $5 to produce.<p>Thirteen-year-old Maanasa Mendu was watching tree branches sway in the wind when she noticed that the movement looked like piezoelectric materials–tiny devices that generate power through vibration. The …

Elon Musk challenges regulators to catch up to Tesla's driverless car technology

According to Elon Musk, driverless car technology is a problem that's pretty much solved. As he's made clear numerous times, the regulators need to catch up.<p>And they might want to start moving faster, because Musk isn't slowing down.<p>The chief executive of electric car maker Tesla said Wednesday …

Trust Tesla with futuristic drone designs!

From attempting to conquer the red planet, to building red and white drones, Elon Musk does it all! The Tesla drone concept really does a revamp on …

Tesla Model X deliveries surge in the Netherlands, now even the King is riding in one

The ramp up in Model X production significantly contributed to Tesla’s record-breaking quarter for deliveries in Q3. A lot of those Model Xs went to Europe for the first time. We already reported on an impressive number of the all-electric SUV going to Norway, but quite a few also ended up in the …

Tesla

GE to Buy Wind Turbine Blade Maker for $1.65 Billion

GE is buying the blade maker from private-equity firm Doughty Hanson<p>General Electric Co. is buying LM Wind Power, a manufacturer and supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry, for $1.65 billion.<p>GE says the move brings in-house the design and manufacturing of wind turbine blades for its …

Scientists May Have Identified the Protein That Controls Aging

A Powerful Protein<p>In addition to being the “powerhouse of the cell,” the mitochondria could also be home to a certain protein that’s in charge of the …