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Hydrogen Fuel Could Become a Viable Energy Alternative Thanks to This Aluminium Alloy

Nearly 100 percent efficiency.<p>If you have seen or read <i>The Martian</i>, you may recall the stranded astronaut converting a hydrogen-based fuel into water. …

This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

It’s a super capacitor made with nano-materials, but all you need to know is–if it’s commercialized–your days of worrying about your battery might be over.<p>You can divide the world into two kinds of people. Those who manage to keep their phones charged, and those whose batteries always seem to be in …

Clean Energy

2 U.S. soldiers killed fighting Taliban in Afghanistan, civilians hit by airstrike

Afghanistan

Iceland election could propel radical Pirate party into power

Party founded by activists and hackers four years ago on course to either win or finish a close second on Saturday<p>A party that favours direct democracy, complete government transparency, decriminalising drugs and offering asylum to Edward Snowden could form the next government in Iceland after the …

Daniel Martin Diaz's new art show inspired by science and magic opens in San Francisco tonight

My friend Daniel Martin Diaz's exquisite paintings lie at the intersection of science, art, and magic to provoke questions about technology, physics, …

Here's How to Make iPhone Headphones Work With Xbox One Controllers

An eagle-eyed Xbox One user has found a workaround for problems with plugging an iPhone headphone into the console's controller.<p>In June 2015, Microsoft announced it had begun manufacturing an updated line of its controllers, notably now featuring a port for 3.5mm headphones. However, users have …

Mobile Technology

Ingestible Tiny Robots Can Now Save Your Life

Scientists make robots in all sizes, but did you know some are so small we can ingest them? Just how small can robots get?<p>"Take two robots and call …

Robotics

Scientists Discover Sharks That Can Live for 400 Years

Nobody knows if the Mayflower sailed by a baby Greenland shark when the Pilgrims made their crossing to the new world in 1620. But if the Mayflower …

Biology

Apple announces a bug bounty program

<i>LAS VEGAS (Reuters) –</i> Apple Inc said it plans to offer rewards of up to $200,000 (£152,433) to researchers who find critical security bugs in its products, joining dozens of firms that already offer payments for help uncovering flaws in their products.<p>The maker of iPhones and iPads provided Reuters …

Black Hat

Slick action indie game 'Tokyo 42' channels 'Grand Theft Auto'

You only have to look at <i>Tokyo 42</i> to want to know more.<p>The brightly colored isometric cityscape created by SMAC Games is built around a …

An Ancient Shrine That Could Contain Buddha's Skull Has Been Found in China

This is incredible.<p>Archaeologists have uncovered what they think could be a skull bone of Buddha inside a 1,000-year-old model Buddhist shrine, …

Low gravity and high radiation: Would humans remain human on Mars? | Ars Technica

A biologist considers how harsh conditions on Mars might affect human evolution.<p>People like Elon Musk and others in the "space settlement" camp …

Hyperloop will cover its pods in a new, super-real material: Vibranium

Well, this should help quell concerns that Hyperloop is a science fiction pipe dream...<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies revealed Tuesday morning …

Want to Be Smarter? Science Says Do This

If you've tried eating walnuts or working crossword puzzles to get smarter, think again.<p>We're always looking for little life hacks in hopes of improving the way our brain works. We've tried eating walnuts, solving one too many crossword puzzles, depleting our Sudoku collection, and reading …

The Brain

Watch the trailer for Fallout 4’s first big expansion

Far Harbor launches on May 19th<p>Downloadable content has been rolling out for <i>Fallout 4</i> since the "Automatron" add-on in March, but later this month comes the biggest so far: "Far Harbor," the game's first proper expansion. "Far Harbor" introduces a brand-new location — which developer Bethesda …

The First Gameplay Of ‘Outlast 2’ Is Here, And It’s As Horrifying As You’d Expect

<i>Outlast</i> was the surprise hit of 2013, and since its release, the indie title has endured as one of the most terrifying games ever made. Full disclosure: I was supposed to review the game for a horror site a few years back, but I legitimately couldn’t finish it because <i>Outlast</i> was just too scary. …

Psychiatric Hospitals

Players in Eve Online are at war, here's what we know

An online casino is funding one of the largest military mobilizations in Eve's history<p>Earlier this week players in <i>Eve Online</i> were involved in one of that game's famously large and expensive battles. But sources tell Polygon that this was just the opening round of what could be the largest military …

Researchers created a flexible 'skin' that could give robots a sense of touch

Robots don't have to be made of metal - at least not on the outside. A group of researchers at Cornell University and the Italian Institute of Technology created a robot without a rigid skeleton and covered it in stretchy, luminescent "skin" that gives the robot a sense of touch. In addition to …

Robotics

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of …

Space

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Tiny Quantum Dots May Spell Doom For Deadly Superbug Infections

Scientists say the light-activated nanoparticles wipe out infectious bacteria without harming healthy cells<p>Does nanotechnology hold the key to stopping antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the deadly infections they cause?<p>Scientists in Colorado think it just might. They've developed light-activated …

Help Scientists Search For an Earth-Like Exoplanet

If you’ve ever wanted to be a space explorer, here’s your chance. A "unique outreach campaign" is asking the public to help scientists around the …

Astronomy

This Mad Scientist Will Clone 100,000 Cows

This year, a Chinese company plans to open a massive factory to clone 100,000 cows. Just how far will this mass reproductive technology go?<p>Two …

Biotechnology

Magic Mushrooms' Effects Illuminated in Brain Imaging Studies

Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the most detailed …

The Brain

Why Climate Scientists Are So Intrigued By the Brutal Sea Voyages of the 19th Century

Life aboard a ship in the 18th or 19th century—especially in the far north or south—was treacherous. Now, the records of these brutal voyages are …

Climate Change

Li-Fi: 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, tests prove

Li-Fi, a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi, has been proven capable of sending data at up to 1GBps in real-world tests.<p>At that speed, 100-times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies, a high-definition film could be downloaded in a matter of seconds.<p>In a pilot scheme carried of by Estonian start-up …

Internet of Things

Anonymous Launches 'Biggest Operation' Against ISIS in Response to Paris Attacks

Responding to the Paris attacks, hacker collective Anonymous has declared war against ISIS by launching what they call their “biggest operation” …

London's Anonymous' Million Mask March: Pictures and first hand account

Business Insider/Jeremy Wilson<p>The Million Mask March took place in London last night amid warnings from police that things could turn violent – and it did.<p>The annual event is loosely organised by the online activist group Anonymous and always takes place on November 5 –Bonfire Night in the …

Downing Street

Italian wiretaps suggest that Toronto is on the verge of a mafia war

The long tentacles of the infamous Calabrian mafia are causing trouble in Canada. According to Italian prosecutors, the Toronto outposts of the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate may be preparing for armed confrontation.<p>Wiretaps recorded by Italian investigators show that following a high-profile mob …

Crime