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Fuel-Cell Cars Are Going To Get A Big Boost In California Next Year

We may not have hoverboards by October 2015, but thanks to investments from the California Energy Commission and Toyota, we’ll have something just as futuristic: the makings of a functioning hydrogen economy in California.<p>That month, FirstElement Fuel will open 19 new hydrogen fueling stations in …

Mobile devices have turned us into advertising hungry, nonstop retail monsters

Take a big enough sample size of mobile behavior and you end up coming back to these slightly depressing macro-level truths about how we now live. …

Elon Musk to Other Carmakers: Steal our Technology

Want to start your own electric car company? You now have the technology to do so.<p>Tesla has made the unorthodox move of pledging not to pursue …

Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

The Future Of Meat Is Meatless, Just As Tasty, And About To Change The World

<b>“</b>One day, in the most scientific of tests, we blindfolded an electrician in our first facility. We prepared and gave him a piece of our chicken, and a piece of Perdue grilled strips. He identified ours as the real chicken. We were ready to bring a first iteration forward,” said Ethan Brown, founder …

Vermont Becomes First State To Require GMO Labeling

By Carey Gillam<p>May 8 (Reuters) - Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.<p>The law, set to take …

Former NATO Commander Wesley Clark Urges U.S. Backing For Ukrainians

Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark said Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to reassemble the old Soviet Union and urged the U.S. to support Ukrainians, who he said are prepared to fight.<p>Clark, the former supreme allied commander in Europe for NATO, issued the warning during an appearance Monday at …

Searchers dispute company's claim that it may have found aircraft wreckage

A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dismissing the claim.<p>The reasons for the skepticism are obvious -- the site where GeoResonance says it found the wreckage, in …

MIT Students Plan to Give Every Campus Undergraduate $100 in Bitcoin

Two MIT students have successfully raised more than half a million dollars in order to give all 4,528 undergraduate students on campus $100 worth of the cryptocurrency to use as they see fit.<p>Rather than being another Bitcoin publicity stunt, the pair say that the intention is to establish a genuine …

The mysteries of 'lucid' dreaming

One of our most mysterious and intriguing states of consciousness is the dream. We lose consciousness when we enter the deep waters of sleep, only to regain it as we emerge into a series of uncanny private realities. These air pockets of inner experience have been difficult for psychologists to …

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How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

More People Are Opening More Mobile Apps Every Single Day

Mobile advertising platform Flurry has dived into its statistics once more this week to look at the mobile app economy. Specifically they are looking at the ‘whales’ of the app world – people who are heavy users of their smartphones and tablet.<p>Flurry has defined a ‘mobile addict’ as someone who …

Despite Known Dangers, Docs Still Prescribe Codeine to Kids

Doctors are still widely prescribing codeine for kids with coughs, colds and injuries, despite robust evidence that the ancient narcotic doesn’t work for many children — and may be fatal to some.<p>Experts say that parents and health care professionals need to rethink their reliance on the popular …

Pharma

Denver: Pot-loving 420 Rally this weekend, but beware at airports

If you're celebrating Easter this weekend in Denver, you might also ingest a bit of the city's pot-celebrating 420 Rally that has been expanded to a two-day event this year.<p>The 420 Rally, once an underground event but now very much above ground, embraces Colorado's Amendment 64, which legalized …

Cannabis

Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies

Russian surveillance planes already fly over America, thanks to a long-standing treaty. But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military …

NATO steps up operations in response to Russian buildup near Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The United States and its NATO allies agreed Wednesday to step up air patrols over the Baltic nations and to deploy additional warships in response to Russia's military buildup near Ukraine.<p>The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will also send military personnel to conduct training and …

Russia

Google Glass goes on sale today for 24 hours

Today and today only, regular citizens who are not even a little bit powerful or internet famous can become Glass Explorers as Google opens up sales …

'World's most haunted island' up for auction

Dubbed one of the most haunted places in the world, Poveglia, which was sealed off after it was hit by the plague, is to be sold off to raise money for Italy<p>A lease of a Venetian island described as one of the most haunted places in Italy is due to be auctioned off next month as the Italian state …

Italy

In Ukraine: Pro-Russia Occupiers Defy Deadline, War Fears Grow

"A deadline set by the Ukrainian government for pro-Russian gunmen to leave government buildings in eastern Ukraine and surrender weapons passed early Monday," The Associated Press writes, "with no immediate sign of any action to force the insurgents out."<p>NPR's Ari Shapiro, who is in the eastern …

Australian PM 'Confident' Signals are From 'Black Box'

The painstaking search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 got a vote of confidence Friday that the effort is headed in the right direction, but officials noted that much work remains.<p>"We have very much narrowed down the search area, and we are very confident that the signals that we are detecting are …

NSA Said to Have Used Heartbleed Bug, Exposing Consumers

The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the …

German engineer who created 'Heartbleed' bug says it was an accident

Say hello to Robin Seggelmann.<p>The name may not ring a bell, but his handiwork has gained worldwide notoriety. Seggelman, it seems, is the poor soul who wrote the flawed piece of code that has come to be known as the Heartbleed bug.<p>According to his profile on the LinuxTag conference website, …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: We're Getting Closer to Delivery by Drone

Amazon apparently is making progress on its goal of eventually delivering small packages to your home by drone.<p>In his annual letter to shareholders, made public Thursday, CEO Jeff Bezos provided an update on the company’s accomplishments and projects over the past year. That included a brief …

Drones

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …