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17 'facts' about space and Earth that you thought were true — but have been debunked by science

No surprise there. I've made a living speaking to experts and writing about it for more than a decade, and I've read obsessively on the topic for much longer than that.<p>I've heard a lot of peculiar "facts" over the years — and even believed and shared a few myself — that I eventually learned were …

Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million

Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwords have been mined from dozens of data breaches, and now anyone can download them for free.<p>HIBP …

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 …

AMD reveals mysterious holographic display cube

At an exclusive unboxing at the LTX event last week, AMD showed off some of its newest hardware. The meat of the reveal was a sneak peak at its latest graphics card, the Radeon RX Vega. The Vega is very powerful and pretty, and can go toe-to-toe with Nvidia chips in powerful gaming PCs — yes, very …

Advanced Micro Devices

Build a portable computer on a USB stick

It's a PC that you can carry anywhere.<p>Linux, the free and open-source operating system, has fewer desktop users than Windows and macOS. But it's also far more flexible. In fact, you can install many of its versions (Linux comes in several different flavors, called distributions or distros) on a USB …

Lego wants to solve the world’s plastics problem with a biomaterial that can survive generations of play

In March, the Lego Group unveiled the world’s tallest Lego wind turbine to celebrate having met its 100% renewable-energy target three years ahead of schedule.<p>The 30-ft-tall wind turbine built from 146,000 Lego bricks pays tribute to the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm near Liverpool, UK, …

Sustainability

Tesla's new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at …

Discover why Python is an essential programming language

If you dream of earning big bucks as a programmer, you’ll need a broad knowledge of popular programming languages. Most experts would agree that …

50 hours of nature sounds to bring you joy and awe

<b>BBC Earth has launched five 10-hour "visual soundscape" videos after research finds that nature footage boosts bliss.</b><p>There has been so much research …

This Is the Most Beautiful Way to Learn How to Code

These days, the sentiment of anyone who doesn't know how to code being destined to a life of homeless ineptitude has become a fairly common (if …

7 Humanoid Toy Robots from the Original Space Age

Last week, we learned the rules for the final round of DARPA's Robotics Challenge. It was immediately apparent that we're teetering on the precipice …

Robotics