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A biohacker injected himself with a DIY herpes treatment in front of a live audience

When asked if there was an ethical commission, he said no<p>A biohacker known for live experiments injected himself with a DIY herpes treatment in front of an audience at Body Hacking Con in Austin last night.<p>Aaron Traywick, 28, who leads biotech firm Ascendance Biomedical, used an experimental herpes …

After poring over all the evidence, experts declare coffee is (mostly) good for you

"It's impossible that we still struggle to decide if coffee is healthy or unhealthy," says Giuseppe Grosso, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Catania in Italy: Good for hypertension one week. Bad for hypertension the next.<p>To address this vexing situation, Grosso and his colleagues …

Tesla's massive Australia battery rakes in estimated $1 million AUD in a few days

The world’s largest battery storage project – Tesla’s South Australia battery – has not only helped stabilize the grid, but it could be quite …

Tesla

I thought I was one of the good guys. Then I read the Aziz Ansari story.

She told me to stop. I ignored her. It took me years to realize how wrong I was.<p>Last week, I read the Babe.net article describing an encounter between comedian Aziz Ansari and a woman identified only as “Grace.” I read about how Ansari allegedly pushed past several verbal and nonverbal cues …

Blinds that capture solar power and your attention

The Rolar Blinds do three things. They harness the energy of the sun, they cut the glare of the sun out during the day, keeping your indoors ambient, …

Solar Panels

New technique could allow scientists to create fusion energy

Fusion Energy<p>For decades, fusion energy has been an impossible-seeming solution to our energy problems. But creating fusion energy, and doing so …

Artist Proves Cats Are More Bread Than You’d Think

German-Japanese artist Mikiko has developed a scientific study that proved her cat Emi is actually bread. Documenting her findings, she created a …

Solar power making perfect water from the air – for your house

ZeroMassWater has developed a solar panel kit – “Source” – that uses its electricity to draw water from the atmosphere. The kit delivers up to 5 liters (1.3 gallons) of pure water per day in optimal locations. The unit can be installed and integrated into a regular house.<p>“Our vision is perfect …

Oxytocin May Be Behind the Closeness Between Dogs and Their Humans

According to the scientists involved in the University of Helsinki's Canine Mind project, a dog’s eyes are the window to his or her souls just as …

Eye Tracking

San Diego waits to drive into the hydrogen fuel cell fast lane

It was love at first drive for Chris Schneider and his Honda Clarity.<p>“This is the most rewarding automotive experience I’ve ever had and I’ve driven …

Holograms come to life in the world's first interactive display

Interactive Holograms<p>Hologram technology has come a long way since Princess Leia delivered a hologram message to Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. …

Despite Trump's Promises, Coal Plants Keep Closing

Despite President Trump's vow to put coal miners back to work, coal plants keep closing. We visit a Texas town where one is slated to shut down soon.<p>Transcript<p>NOEL KING, HOST:<p>President Trump has promised again and again to bring coal jobs back. But coal-fired power plants keep closing. Since Trump …

Solar supercapacitor creates electricity and hydrogen fuel on the cheap

Hydrogen-powered vehicles are slowly hitting the streets, but although it's a clean and plentiful fuel source, a lack of infrastructure for mass …

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems<p>Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at …

5 Things That Are Almost as Deadly as Smoking, According to Science

And sometimes harder to avoid.<p>Cigarette smoking, one of the least healthy habits out there, is quickly disappearing in the United States. The rate of …

This new energy concept from Sweden can make any building net zero

A new Swedish energy concept can turn any building into a net zero energy structure. Pioneered by Malmö-based company Innenco, the concept utilizes a …

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Florida power company scraps nuclear project, will pursue solar power instead

A controversial nuclear project won’t be moving forward in Florida. Power company Duke Energy Florida filed a proposed settlement agreement with the …

A Bionic Lens Undergoing Clinical Trials Could Give You Superhuman Abilities In Two Years

We're talking <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> type of stuff. <br>Read More

We may finally have a way to cheaply manufacture pure graphene

Synthesizing Pure Graphene<p>Researchers have been singing the praises of graphene ever since it was first isolated from graphite back in 2004. That’s …

California's goal: an electricity grid moving only clean energy

California lawmakers are considering a future without the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity, a step that would boost the renewable energy industry and expand the scope of the state's battle against global warming.<p>If approved at the end of the legislative session next month, the proposal …

Renewable Energy

One of Our Fundamental Assumptions About Black Holes Was Just Overturned in The Lab

We have a problem.<p>Black holes are the most intense and mysterious cosmic phenomena in the Universe, and new research shows we understand even less …

Black Holes

China Has Already More Than Doubled Its 2020 Solar Power Target

By Jing Yan and Lauri Myllyvirta<p>China has more than doubled its end-of-decade solar power target, with new installations dramatically outstripping …

Forget Mars—There’s Money on the Moon

By<p>Updated Aug. 26, 2017 2:08 a.m. ET<p>Mars gets all the attention, but it turns out the moon may be cheaper and more beneficial to humanity.<p>The moon is …

Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

They call it "twistron".<p>A twisted fibre made of gel-coated carbon nanotubes could be the very thing we need to steal energy from our surroundings …

Elon Musk Details His Vision for a Human Civilization on Mars

Elon Musk has never been one to keep his long-term plans to himself. Beyond the development of reusable rockets, electric cars, and revolutionizing …

Space Travel

The Next Particle Collider Will Be Three Times Bigger Than the LHC

LHC Pt. 2<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) still has plenty of good work left to do in the field of particle acceleration, but scientists are already …

These Prefab Passive Houses Can Reduce Energy Use by 90 Percent

An architecture firm and a construction firm team up to provide affordable eco-friendly pre-made homes.<p>It seems like everywhere you look these days you see homes covered with solar panels. If Tesla's recent announcement about solar roof tiles is any indicator, this trend is here to stay. While …

Bill Nye Wants to Save the World—and Actually Thinks He Can

Ahead of his new Netflix show, 20 years since the end of his PBS children’s show, Nye talks climate-change denial, the anti-science administration, …