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This amazing 3d-printed home and car can charge each other

The future of smart energy-efficient homes may be all about sharing. This is the concept behind AMIE, the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy concept by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the largest science and energy lab of the U.S. Department of Energy.<p>Both the one-room shelter and the …

8 Apps to Help You Get Out of Bed

The best way to get yourself up in the morning is no longer a mystery. As the days get shorter, starry skies last longer and the mornings are dark, dragging yourself out of your warm bed becomes a serious struggle. Luckily, we found these awesome alarm apps that will get you up and literally …

Mars 'mystery solved': has Nasa found water flowing on the Red Planet?

Has Nasa found life on Mars? Speculation mounts ahead of press conference to unveil "a major science finding"<p>Nasa is preparing to unveil a "major science finding" from its Mars exploration programme, amid speculation it could have found water flowing on the Red Planet.<p>The space agency has scheduled …

The weather in space is causing power outages on Earth

The Earth’s magnetic field—known as the “magnetosphere”—protects our atmosphere from “solar wind.” That’s the constant stream of charged particles flowing outward from the sun. When the magnetosphere shields Earth from these solar particles, they get funneled toward the polar regions of our …

Low resting heart rate linked to 'future violent or anti-social behaviour'

A Scandanavian study suggests that adolescents with resting heart rates of 60 beats per minute or below are up to 39 per cent more likely to become criminals in later life<p>New research has suggested that boys with lower resting heart rates during childhood and their teenage years are more likely to …

Astronomers find 'teeny supermassive black hole'

University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black hole ever observed in the centre of a galaxy<p>As supermassive black holes go it’s really not that super or massive,<p>In a dwarf, disc galaxy 340 million light years away, University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black …

Black Holes

Intel 3D XPoint memory could be 1,000 times faster than flash

Intel and Micron have announced a new class of non-volatile memory that claims to offer a breakthrough in memory chips. Known as 3D Xpoint (cross point), production of this memory has already begun and could be heading to laptops, super computers and smartphones in the future.<p>3D XPoint is targeted …

June 2015

Diversity

An unknown force is pulling the Milky Way and all else towards it at 14 million mph

The Night Sky in April 2015: the Great Attractor is neither a black hole or a super-cluster of galaxies, but we are travelling towards it inexorably<p><i>The chart shows the whole sky as it would appear from the UK at 23:00 on April 1st, 22:00 on April 15th and 21:00 on April 30th. All times are …

Fake Apple Store employees diss Apple, promote Microsoft products

Imagine asking an Apple Store employee for advice, and getting the response that Apple products aren't very good.<p>This is exactly what happened to …

Apple Store

We have to save this cute rabbit dog thing before it's too late

Save the ili pika!<p>You see that cute critter? I hope you enjoy that photo. Savor it. That's the first image of an ili pika taken in 20 years. It's estimated only 2,900 Ili pika existed last time the species had its picture taken in the early 1990s. Today, that estimate is around 1,000 living ili …

Dogwalker who found 'whale vomit worth £100k' discovers it's worthless

Ken Wilman's dreams of riches are ruined after an expert says the large smelly rock he found on walking along Morecambe beach isn't prized ambergris<p>A dog walker who thought he had struck gold for two years after finding a large lump of smelly whale vomit has been told it is just a worthless …

Johnny Manziel Reportedly Targeting April Release from Rehab to Return to Browns

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel checked into a rehab facility on January 28 to deal with off-field issues. He is reportedly readying to exit in early April after more than two months of treatment.<p>Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com cited a source who indicates Manziel is seeking to leave rehab …

Football (U.S.)

Woz goes off-leash — disses the $17K Apple Watch, says computers will make humans into pets

The cofounder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, says he has doubts about expensive Apple Watches, sees cars as a natural fit for Apple, and believes that machines will pose a serious threat to humans in the future.<p>All of Woz’s statements in a new interview given to The Australian Financial Review can be …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Google Releases an Android Auto App

While Tesla is busy announcing self-driving features, Google has gone and finally released an Android Auto app.<p>Android Auto was first unveiled in June last year, and essentially brings Google Now and Google Maps to your car’s dashboard with enhanced voice control. Users can set reminders, control …

Meth lab discovered at Wal-Mart restroom in Indiana

A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.<p>State police say a Muncie Wal-Mart employee alerted police after seeing a man he described as suspicious enter the restroom about 11:30 p.m. Thursday with a backpack and …

Methamphetamine