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Beach Sand Used To Make A Battery That Lasts Three Times Longer

Charge your phone with that white stuff from the beach<p>Sink your toes into this: Beach sand can be used to make lithium-ion batteries that last three times longer than current models, according to a study published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>.<p>“This is the holy grail: a low-cost, non-toxic, …

Clean Energy

How DARPA’s Brain Chip Could Restore Lost Memories

The newly launched $40 million Restoring Active Memory program aims to develop a neural prosthesis.<p>You drive to the supermarket as if in a dream, guiding your car without really thinking about it, piloting from memory. Details like the path to the market’s address that can be recalled as facts and …

The Layered Dessert To Serve At Your Next Dinner Party

With its rich pistachio cake, white-chocolate cream, and lush ripe cherries, this sumptuous layered dessert by Daniel Boulud is no mere trifle<p>One of my favorite summer desserts is a verrine. The word comes from <i>verre,</i> French for "glass," and with this recipe the medium is indeed the message: The …

Designing a 48-Square-Foot Kitchen

Stephanie Stokes explains how she designed her tiny, yet efficient kitchen.<p><b>Regina Schrambling: This is one of the tiniest kitchens I've ever seen, but also one of the most efficient. You can stand at the sink or cooktop and reach everything you need, plus you have more counter space than so many</b> …

HTC Dot View Case app Updated With More Personalization Options

With the HTC One M8, the Taiwanese OEM also unveiled the Dot View Case for the handset, which doesn’t only provide protection to the handset, but …

Nokia Lumia 830 Concept Images Looks Beautiful

The Nokia Lumia 820 is long due for a refresh. Microsoft is rumored to be working on plethora of devices for different market segments, ranging from …

Nokia

PocketBands Store Your Keys And Cash

It's hard finding a place to put your keys when out for a run. Some like to hide them. Some tie them to their shoes, and some will inevitably lose …

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>We've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about the future of our world.

Artificial Intelligence

Audi A8 is supreme comfort, smooth diesel

Review notes from Autoweek editors:<p>Autoweek Executive Editors Rory Carroll: There’s something about a full-size sedan that makes me really happy. Way …

Audi A8

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2015: 24/7 Wall St.

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that we predict will disappear before the end of the next year. This year’s list reflects the fact that mergers and acquisitions are at unprecedented levels. While some of the companies on this list may disappear because they continue to be at …

Tips to Make Your PC Cool and Quiet

With the likes of Steam's Big Picture mode and better controller support making it more attractive then ever to get a gaming PC in the living room, the business of keeping that box of spinning fans and clicking hard drives quiet is essential. After all, the last thing you want while sitting down to …

Computer Hardware

A Guy Raised More Than $3 Million On Kickstarter By Reinventing The Cooler

Launched just four days ago, Ryan Grepper's "Coolest Cooler" has raised $3.2 million of his $50,000 goal, and he still has 48 days left.<p>Besides the aesthetically pleasing design and it being able to keep drinks and food cool, it includes just about every possible feature you might want to have for …

Crowd Funding

Hollow Earth conspiracy theories: the hole truth

For centuries, Hollow Earth conspiracy theorists have tried to prove that there’s a whole other world beneath our own. But first they need to find the way in...<p><b>Late at night, on October 4 2002, a strange guest appeared</b> on a cult American <b>radio</b> show. Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell had a reputation …

How To Make Your Own (Floating!) Concrete Boat

Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy<p>The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object weighs less than the water it displaces, it won't sink.<p>Even concrete can float. Materials …