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A Tesla owner shows his 97-year-old Grandpa a car from the future

Zac Carmi showed his 97-year-old grandfather his Tesla. His grandpa was pretty impressed. You can watch video of the adorable interaction below.<p>In what could be some of the cutest footage of a lovable grandpa discovering the future ever, Carmi loads his grandpa into the car and accelerates. …

Grandparents

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what Earth will look like in 500 years

Using the Age of Exploration as a basis, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a close look at what life on Earth could look like in another 500 years. Spoiler Alert: It's going to get crowded. But he's got some solutions if we take action today. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>We will not survive to</i> …

Habitats

Living On Mars: First City On Red Planet Planned By United Arab Emirates In ‘Mars 2117’ Project

The world has set its sights on Mars — not just to visit, but to stay. Private organizations and governments have made it their mission to get to the …

Dragonfly Wings Can Rip Apart Bacteria Without Antibiotics

We finally know why.<p>Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary …

Microbiology

SolarCity Just Produced Enough Power to Charge Every Tesla on the Planet

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk should be over the moon right now: The reveal of the Tesla Model 3 (tsla) at the end of March was a veritable …

Tesla

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

Sustainability

Can SpaceX land a rocket on a barge off California?

Elon Musk’s ambitions to corner the space cargo market via reusable rockets will stand a crucial test Sunday morning, when SpaceX engineers will attempt to guide a Falcon 9 rocket back to a ship off the Southern California coast.<p>Neither of the two previous attempts to stick a sea landing has …

CES 2016: Are humans ready for the technology of tomorrow?

The future is here, whether we want it or not. But will anyone buy it?<p>On May 1, 1851, Hyde Park in London hosted the first ever Crystal Palace exhibition – a giant shimmering plate-glass structure, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, housing more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world in its …

The North Face founder, Douglas Tompkins, dies in Chile kayak accident | Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - U.S. environmentalist and businessman Douglas Tompkins, the founder of outdoor clothing and equipment company The North Face, died on Tuesday during a kayaking trip in Chile, local health officials said. He was 72.<p>U.S. millionaire conservationist Douglas Tompkins stands on his …

San Francisco

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 Years

<i>By Max Berlinger for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Do you ever think that it's kinda crazy that we can order pizza from our cellphones and yet no one can figure out how to stop (or at least slow) the inevitable march towards death? Well, you're not alone.<p>Science has been trying to figure out this …

Anti-aging

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Stanford University

Beached in Brazil, a Young Penguin Finds His Human Soul Mate

Jinjing swims off for months but always returns to his widower friend; ‘like a son’<p>PROVETÁ, Brazil—On a steamy tropical island in Brazil, a tuxedoed traveler found a soul mate.<p>Why else would a penguin named Jinjing, native to chilly Patagonia roughly 2,000 miles away, keep returning to a warm …

Rio De Janeiro

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

Clean Energy

The Numbers Say That A Major Global Recession Has Already Begun

The biggest bank in the western world has just come out and declared that the global economy is “already in a recession”. According to British …

Commodities

We tried the miracle fruit that some scientists say could end world hunger as 'carnitas' — and it was unreal

It started out with a hankering for tacos.<p>My partner and I were out of both the chicken and the ground soy crumbles I often substitute for beef (I think they taste better, and my partner is vegetarian). A friend at the office suggested I try jackfruit, a fleshy, yellowish fruit native to South and …

Cooking

Compact Apis Cor 3D Printer Constructs Buildings in One Day

At first glimpse, the world of 3D printing does seem magical, as do the projections for the future. This includes every level, from manufacturing to …

3D Printing

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

Exxon Scientists Knew Fossil Fuels Caused Climate Change Back in 1977

It’s a story reminiscent of the way Big Tobacco covered up the deadly effects of smoking. In the 1980s, Exxon spent millions of dollars on …

Australian student’s ion space drive reportedly beats NASA’s fuel efficiency record

Space engines might soon become far more resourceful: An Australian PhD student has claimed to have beaten NASA’s fuel efficiency record and …

Economics

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins – review

He may have crushed creationists, but can ‘the Dirty Harry of science’ teach as well as preach in the second instalment of his memoirs?<p>Richard Dawkins has had a wonderful life. He’s been happy in his scientific work on evolution, blessed (if that’s a permissible word) by smooth good looks and …

Bill Gates

Bacteria With Synthetic DNA Create Protein Never Found In Nature

For when the usual four nucleotides can’t give you what you want<p>Your DNA, like that of everything else on the planet, is made of four nucleotides: A, C, G, and T. These are like a blueprint that your body reads to produce 20 different amino acids, which combine to make up the proteins that enable …

Biotechnology

How Australia could be destroying the planet

Australia could be single-handedly destroying the world’s chances of keeping global warming within safe levels – and it’s not because of our …

Standard Chartered

Six Habits Of Ambitious People

Ambition isn’t a dirty word. Channeled correctly, it’s the motivator to a satisfying life.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Ambition gets a bad rap. The trait that pushes someone toward success can sometimes …

Self-improvement

This Is What World War III Will Look Like | Time

In a picture that captures the violence and sheer destruction inherent in war perhaps more graphically than any other ever published in LIFE, Marines take cover on an Iwo Jima hillside amid the burned-out remains of banyan jungle, as a Japanese bunker is obliterated in March 1945.<p>In this and dozens …

History

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet

• Home<br>• ><br>• Wind Power<br>• ><br>• IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: Wind Power<p>A …

Genetically engineered virus 'cures' patients of skin cancer

The new therapy has far fewer side effects because it is harnassing the body's own immune system<p>A genetically engineered virus has ‘cured’ patients of cancer for the first time in a breakthrough which raises hopes of an end to chemotherapy.<p>In a worldwide study which was led by the Institute of …