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Don't Be Afraid of the Multiverse

Rumors of science's demise have been greatly exaggerated.<p>Almost anybody who has ever thought deeply about the universe sooner or later wonders if there is more than one of them. Whether a multiplicity of universes—known as a multiverse—actually exists has been a contentious issue since ancient …

Physics

The cost of solar power has fallen 25% in just five months

The future is looking sunny for solar as the clean, renewable energy source gets cheaper – and fast. In just five months, the cost of solar plummeted …

Renewable Energy

Creation vs. Big Bang

August 13, 2016 by Jonathan MS Pearce<p>I have been reading a lot of Thomas Paine recently. I just finished “Age of Reason.” I know that Robert …

All of the US's energy consumption in one giant graphic

Today's graphic is special type of flow chart, called a Sankey diagram.<p>This particular one shows the total estimated energy consumption in the United States in 2015, and how energy flowed from source to the final destination. The graphic comes to us from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory …

Energy

11 mindblowing facts about Tesla’s Gigafactory

After months of endless construction, Tesla’s gargantuan Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada welcomed guests and select members of the press for a …

Flush, then fill up: Japan taps sewage to fuel hydrogen-powered cars

Does the future of driving start with flushing your toilet?<p>When Mutsuro Yuji, chief of the central sewage plant here in this southern Japanese city, first heard about the idea of making hydrogen from biogas — the combination of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the breakdown of stinky matter — …

Energy

Elon Musk's Tesla Gigafactory idea was crazy, Panasonic exec thought. And yet ...

When Yoshihiko Yamada was introduced to the idea of the Tesla Motors Gigafactory a couple of years ago, he said, "I thought it was crazy."<p>Crazy, because "the production capacity of this factory would exceed the global capacity of the industry," the Panasonic Corp. executive vice president said …

Tesla

Innovative new wind turbine from Iceland is tough enough for the strongest gales

Iceland already runs on 100 percent renewable energy. Most of it comes from geothermal sources, but researchers have been working on ways to harness …

Amazon teases Prime Air delivery and 'a whole family' of drones in new ad with Jeremy Clarkson

New prototype is 'part helicopter and part airplane'<p>Amazon is back with its latest vision for its Prime Air drone delivery system — and this time the company has brought its high-profile celebrity, TV show host and gearhead Jeremy Clarkson, along for the ride. In a slick new ad and FAQ page …

Drones

Price of Solar Energy in the United States Has Fallen to 5¢/kWh on Average

Solar energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Driven by …

Solar Power

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Singularity

6-piece Tints Colored Magnetic Wooden Blocks

The Pocket Pouch Prism is the perfect introduction to the world of Tegu magnetic wooden blocks. It's the perfect toy for the purse, restaurant, …

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decisions

You’ve always considered yourself a sound decision-maker. From that heavily researched car that you drove to work this morning to the carefully …