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This tiny chip could charge your iPhone much faster

A professor in Singapore has invented a tiny chip that he claims could speed up how quickly batteries charge — while also making them safer.<p>Rachid Yazami at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has developed a chip that will monitor potential faults in batteries and alert the user if …

10 Cars That Drive Faster Than They Look

More speed than meets the eye.<p>While a loud, fast looking car is all well and good, flying under the radar is what you really want from a performance ride. The shock of a car that looks slow but can destroy anything else off the line is amazing every time. Here are 10 of the finest sleepers you can …

Jeep

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

Lasers cool liquid for the first time

It's true that lasers are often used as heating implements, but a less common use is the cooling of gases and crystals. Now for the first time, a team of researchers has now used an infrared laser to cool liquid by about 20 degrees Celsius (36 degrees Fahrenheit).<p>The study, led by Paden Roder of …

Chemistry

2016 10Best Cars

We go to the plants and proving grounds to find the people who make the cars we love for 2016.<p>THE WINNERS:<p>Editor's Letter<p>10Best Extras<p>Candidates for the Rework Lot<p><i>For deficient dynamics:</i><p><b>BMW 328i/340i M Sport</b> <i><br>“This car needs more help.”</i> <i><br>—T. Quiroga</i><p><b>Chevrolet Malibu 2.0T</b> <i><br>“Is this better than the Accord?</i> …

Meet the 124 Spider, Fiat's Miata-based Miata-fighter

Bigger, heavier and more powerful than the beloved MX-5, the Italian-badged newcomer recasts the spunky Japanese roadster as a romantic lead.<p>The danger with automotive brothers is fratricide. Remember the Pontiac Firebird? Chevy's Camaro sat on it like an elephant on a mouse, erasing most evidence …

How to Take Great Portraits in Variable Lighting Conditions

Have you noticed how nearly every photography tutorial preaches “avoid shooting outdoors under the harsh, midday sun”? It’s considered one of the …