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Ikea begins selling solar panels and home batteries in the UK

Ikea is getting into the domestic solar power generation and storage market in the UK, with new solar panel and home storage battery system products. The products include panels that integrated with existing roofing solutions provided by Solarcentury, a UK solar power company, which includes a 25 …

Solar Panels

This is the new megarocket engine that will take astronauts to Mars and beyond

When researchers, scientists, and NASA itself talks about the possibility of sending astronauts on manned missions to Mars and other deep space …

Your Sort of Simple Guide to Building an Off-Grid Power System

Living in our Airstream, Artemis, power has been the number-one challenge. The daily-life stuff is easy to cope with: cooking is all done on propane; we avoid excessive appliances, with pour-over coffee and handheld espresso machines; and off-the-grid lighting falls to Goal Zero’s awesome low-power …

Closing in on launch: NASA’s gold-mirrored, $8 billion Webb Space Telescope

By Joel Achenbach<p>, Reporter<p>The world’s most expensive telescope is parked for the moment in Greenbelt, Md., shrouded in a protective tent at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In just two years, this long-delayed, $8 billion, cosmos-penetrating instrument is supposed to be nearly a million miles …

Telescopes

DoD shows off its first successful micro-drone swarm launch

The tiny, low-cost UAVs work as a team to collect intelligence at low altitudes.<p>The US military is no stranger to drone development. Over the past few years we've seen everything from unhackable robot helicopters to harbor-defending pontoon platoons -- including the the means to combat them -- come …

Drones

Europe's 10 best budget ski resorts

Getting value for money on holiday is high on the list of most skiers and snowboarders. Staying away from the famous, fashionable resorts, where everything from lift passes and accommodation to lunch on the mountain are likely to cost the most, is the obvious advice.<p>However, while a more obscure …

Skiing

This White Hat Hacking Bundle Teaches You to Use Your Powers for Good

This best-selling bundle helps you hone the skills that will get you paid to hack.<p>Malicious hacking can be invasive, destructive, and even devastating to the average consumer. To safeguard against this, we call on ethical hackers—men and women who use their skills to identify security risks in …

"Brightest Supernova Ever" Turns Out to Be a Star Ripped Apart by a Supermassive Black Hole

The event was originally classified as the largest supernova ever documented, but it turns out that it was something even more volatile.<p>Last year, light from an incredibly violent and luminous explosion in a galaxy some 3.8 billion light-years away finally reached us here on Earth. The event, named …

The Details on Circuit Training and How to Do It

You've probably heard of circuit training and, if you're old enough, maybe you even did some torturous version of circuit training in some ancient PE …

MIT Claims they are Programming Humanoid Robots to help Explore Mars. But we all Know It’s Cylons!

For over a decade, robots have been exploring Mars in advance of the crewed missions that are being planned for the coming decades. And when it comes …

Robotics

NASA Might Have Spotted ESA's Missing Mars Lander

ESA lost communication with the lander during its descent, but NASA's orbiter might have just found it.<p>NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has spotted a change on the surface of Mars that astronomers believe is ESA's lost Schiaparelli lander, which crash landed on the Red Planet Wednesday. The …

Sunflare's thin-film solar 'wallpaper' is light, flexible, and can be taped onto any surface

<b>These flexible CIGS solar cells don't require a mounting rack, weigh 65% less than conventional solar panels, and are said to generate 10% more</b> …

Sunda 2+ Person All-In-One Tent and Hammock

With its versatile design, the Sunda all-in-one hammock tent allows you to set it up on the ground or hang it between trees, but its ample space can …

Camping

Making space rocket fuel from water could drive a power revolution on Earth

Researchers led by NASA's former chief technologist are hoping to launch a satellite carrying water as the source of its fuel. The team from Cornell …

NASA Shares Cool Pics of Massive Rocket That'll Take Us to Mars

Yes, the way we currently design rockets is pretty inefficient, but NASA is hard at work building the largest rocket in the world, and the agency …

Hiking the High Sierra Trail – An Overview

Lesser known than the famous John Muir Trail, the <b>High Sierra Trail</b> (HST) is in many ways just as historically significant as it’s longer and more …

Hiking

These 3 Stocks Have Doubled Their Investors' Money

Image source: Getty Images.<p>There's more than one way to skin a cat, and more than one path a company can follow to double an investor's money in the course of a year. These three companies, have managed to do just that, despite blazing different paths to the same end. Going their own way in helping …

4 Stocks to Help You Make Money in Retirement

Apple employees celebrating the opening of the newest store in Brooklyn. Image source: Apple, Inc.<p>Saving up for retirement is so tough that most of us just avoid it. According to a 2013 study from the National Institute on Retirement Security, the average U.S. working household has just $3,000 …

What Happens if SpaceX Beats NASA to Mars?

At a panel discussion Thursday about the “Journey to Mars” at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’s annual Explore SPACE Forum, …

STARTUP BEATS ELON MUSK TO MARKET WITH SOLAR ROOFING

NEW YORK AREA STARTUP BEATS ELON MUSK TO MARKET WITH SOLAR ROOFING<br>Attractive and Efficient Standing Seam Metal Roof With Integrated Solar Panels In …

See a squadron's worth of jets packed into a NASA hangar

The now-faded Tropical Storm Hermine (at one point classified as a hurricane) raged through the Atlantic Ocean early in September and threatened the East Coast of the US with intense weather. Langley Air Force Base in Virginia needed a place to stash some of its fighter jets out of the storm, so it …

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NASA launches ‘Armageddon’ mission to land on huge asteroid which could hit Earth

The Hollywood film Armageddon became reality this week (minus Bruce Willis) – as NASA launched a mission to land on an asteroid which could hit Earth.<p>…

Twenty mid-cap dividend-paying stocks offering safety and value

This Supercharged Abs Sequence Will Have Your Core Feeling Like It Spent All Day At The Gym

Yoga can be a super relaxing way to move your body, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be seriously challenging sometimes, too. One of the most Zen ways …

The Vanguard Roth IRA: A Path to Retirement

Image source: Getty Images<p>When it comes to saving for retirement, it's hard to beat the usefulness of a Roth IRA -- which, unlike a traditional IRA, offers tax-free withdrawals. It's also hard to beat the Vanguard Roth IRA, with its minimum fees. Let's review Roth IRAs and how to open one. (Fear …

The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in Park City

In a new series, Travel + Leisure explores the country's best cities, towns, and neighborhoods—one long weekend at a time.<p>As Utah's best-known ski …

Salt Lake City