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Scientists create the first carbon free supercapacitor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Breakthroughs in supercapacitor technology will have multiple benefits, from helping to create new renewable energy …

The Lexus RX 350 is the luxury car maker's most important car — and we checked it out

Up to that point, SUVs had essentially been upscale trucks. Lexus' parent company, Toyota, realized that many people, especially in America, were buying rugged four-wheel-drive SUVs when all they really wanted was SUV scale and utility. Their SUVs never got a whiff of trail; the closest they came …

Grubhub's new venture is delivering people instead of food

A cool new delivery option from Grubhub will finally allow YOU to be the food.<p>Named "Grüber" (sounds similar to something but we can't place it), the …

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The Verge Review of Animals: The face mite

Ew<p><i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we’ve written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>Listen up: there are mites on your face. Yes, right now.<p>I hope you're still …

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

Library Book PDF

<b>IEC 60027-3 Ed. 3.0 B:2002, Letter Symbols To Be Used In Electrical Technology - Part 3: Logarithmic And Related Quantities, And Their Units</b><br>File …

100 Exercises You Can Do With a 10-Pound Dumbbell

Light weights aren’t just for lightweights<p>Don’t underestimate a 10-pound dumbbell. They can challenge your body in an entirely new way, especially if you’re used to lifting heavy.<p>Lighter weights target the small muscles that stabilize your joints—muscles that get overpowered by larger ones when you …

Men's Health

Your future contact lenses could double as electronic displays

Forget Google Glass. Contact lenses could be used to browse the web and even monitor your health in the future.<p>Scientists have a proof of concept of …

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Oculus to offer $1,499 PC bundle pre-order February 16

After teasing the many partners providing hardware-ready PCs, Oculus announced a pre-order date and pricing for a bundle that includes a brand-new PC and the much-hyped Oculus Rift.<p>Each bundle includes a so-called “Oculus-Ready PC,” which is designed to take the high graphical output of the …

Climate change 'to make transatlantic flights longer'

<b>Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study.</b><p>Global warming is likely to speed up the jet stream, say researchers, and slow down aeroplanes heading for the US.<p>While eastbound flights from the US will be quicker, roundtrip journeys will …

Real-estate experts say these will be the 10 hottest US neighborhoods in 2016

Where will American homebuyers turn in 2016?<p>According to real estate website Redfin, which releases an annual list of the hottest neighborhoods nationwide, buyers will be prioritizing affordability, charm, and access to public transportation in 2016. The emphasis on affordability explains why the …

Watch PlayStation VR in Action on Headset and TV at the Same Time; Dylan Cuthbert: "a System Seller"

One of the most interesting features of PlayStation VR is its ability to have a game run at the same time on the headset and on a TV, with multiple …

Wearable Chair Keeps You Standing Even When Fatigued

This is the Archelis wearable chair. It was designed with surgeons in mind, who spend long hours on their feet poking around in people's bodies and …

Thieves Stealing Tax Refunds Helps Boost ID Theft 47 Percent

Hoping to get a big tax refund this year? So are identity thieves.<p>Last year, there was a 47 percent jump in complaints about identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday. A large percentage of them were related to tax refund fraud.<p>"As most Americans know, we live in an age …

Rotating homes follow the sun, produce 5 times the energy they use

You've heard of solar panels that track the sun, but how about entire houses that do the same? Casas em Movimento from Portugal have now designed …

This electric trike is the weirdest way to drive to work

CES has become more of a car show than a tech show in the last few years, and this year just piled on the proof. In fact, CES was full of vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and many of them were electric. Sure, some were pure fantasy, but others were completely practical: the EcoReco M5 Air was …

The hot new gym equipment is just an old dishrag

Fitness marketers know what buzzwords make consumers believe their product is the best for a "tighter core." But c'mon, most of them just want your …

Translation gadget ad goes viral over sexual harassment claims

It could be just what every tourist needs – an unobtrusive gadget that offers instant, accurate translations in three languages.<p>While there had been widespread praise for Ili – described by its maker, the Tokyo-based tech firm Logbar, as the world’s first wearable translator – the device’s …

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After Sculpting Sounds for Kendrick, Kanye, and Drake, Boi-1da Is Set to have the Best Year Ever

The multi-Grammy winning producer talks about his work on Kanye's "Real Friends" and drops some hints about the upcoming 'Views From the 6.'<p>It goes without saying that Boi-1da, born Matthew Samuels, is one of hip-hop’s and most successful producers and one of the best things to ever happen to …

8 Open Source Big Data Mining Tools

A survey of the open source data mining tools gaining adoption in today's growing Big Data market.

Faraday: “We’re not taking on Tesla”

A beat, and then a small chuckle. “Tesla and us are taking on the gasoline engine producers, along with anyone else. Why would we fight over the …

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

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75 Apps That Will Save You Time as a Busy Professional | Inc.com

When you're constantly multitasking and putting in long days--and who isn't?--the right apps can be a lifesaver. Once you hit on the combination that works for you, your personal and professional lives run more effectively. Suddenly you're less stressed and more productive.<p>Here are some top apps …

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