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This Breakthrough Membrane Can Produce Both Drinking Water and Lithium

A team of scientists has developed an MOF membrane that can produce both desalinated drinking water and lithium.

Clean Energy

Tesla's latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada

Tesla's experiments with smart power grids are headed further North. Canada's Nova Scotia Power recently finished setting up a pilot project that will use a combination of Tesla's Powerwall 2 home batteries and utility-grade Powerpack batteries to create a more reliable wind power system. The …

Clean Energy

The ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home

From pour-over brews to quality lattes at the touch of a button.<p>You could spend $6 on a great coffee. Or not.<p>To brew a delicious cup of coffee, there are certain variables you need to master: the ratio of coffee to water, brew time, water temperature, and the grind size of your beans. All of these …

Coffee

Landing the Falcon Heavy boosters relies on a principle that applies to everything from human organs to interest rates

SpaceXThe ability to land rocket boosters makes them reusable, substantially reducing the cost of launches.<p>The successful first test flight of the …

Falcon Heavy

MKRFox1200 Weather Station

<b>Hey folks!</b><p>In this tutorial, I am going to explain how to make a quick and simple weather station connected with Sigfox and using Arduino.<p><b>Firstly,</b> …

Arduino

NASA Just Saw Something Come Out Of A Black Hole For The First Time Ever

“You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted …

Photon MCU promises entry-level IoT prototyping

This was a new one to me: the Photon microcontroller from Particle, an entry-level IoT prototyping board.This story continues at Photon MCU promises …

Arduino

Get wireless listening freedom for a fraction of the price of AirPods

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Tech Trends

Tiny Gyroscope Sensor Hits Kickstarter

Developers, makers and hobbyists in need for a tiny gyroscope sensor, may be interested in a new development board created by engineer Martin Cote …

Do electric charges and magnets distort space, in the way that a source of gravity does?

<b>Charles Torre, professor of physics at Utah State University and a researcher in gravitational and mathematical physics, provides this answer:</b><p><b>ALBERT</b> …

Weaving With Light: An OLED Fibre Fabric Display

If you think of wearable electronic projects, in many cases what may come to mind are the use of addressable LEDs, perhaps on strips or on sewable …

The New G-Shock Rangeman Has a Built-In Solar Panel to Charge Its GPS

Casio’s G-Shock series has long been revered to include some of the toughest watches you can buy. At CES 2018, Casio revealed its latest addition to …

Wearable Tech

Black hole breakthrough reveals wobbling jets spotted by supercomputers

Researchers used supercomputers to chart the spin around supermassive black holes<p>With the help of pioneering supercomputer simulations, scientists …

Amazon has copycat AirPods on sale for $36 right now — they're normally $300

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Astronomy

Bomb Cyclone, Deep Freeze Cripple East Coast: Pictures

Blizzard

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics

60-million-year-old meteor strike uncovered on remote Isle of Skye

A remote island in Scotland bears traces of out-of-this-world minerals from a 60-million-year-old meteorite impact.<p>A team of geologists from Birkbeck, University of London was examining volcanic rocks on the remote Isle of Skye in Scotland when they uncovered rare minerals that have never before …

Paleontology

Here Are 365 Beaches — One for Every Day in 2018

A beach for every day, to feed your wanderlust in 2018.<p>Antigua has a saying, that it has 365 beaches — one for every day of the year. But while you …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

The Audiophiliac finds bliss with a 25-watt amplifier

The Audiophiliac explores the many splendid wonders of the Pass Labs XA25 amplifier.<p>I know lots of audiophiles who get weak in the knees fantasizing about big, powerful amplifiers. Not me -- I'm drawn to smaller ultra high quality amps. Some of you might recall that just last year I raved about …

Samsung Gear S3 Battery Fix Update Lands In Europe

Samsung recently released an updated Tizen 3.0 software update for their Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch. The update also came with a fix for the issue …

News: 100+ Apps iOS Users Need on Their iPhones in 2018

While there aren't as many ways to customize your iPhone like there is on Android, there are still a lot of apps out there that can help streamline …

Graphene: The Miracle Material That’s As Light As Foil, But Can Stop A Bullet

Nearly all of us have come into contact with graphene, but probably haven’t realized it. The remarkable material comes from graphite—a more commonly …

60-Million-Year-Old Meteor Strike Uncovered on Remote Isle of Skye

A remote island in Scotland bears traces of out-of-this-world minerals from a 60-million-year-old meteorite impact.<p>A team of geologists from …

Bluetooth Headphones, VAVA MOOV 28 Wireless Sports Earphones in Ear Earbuds with 8 Hours Playtime (IPX5 Splashproof, aptX Stereo, Magnetic Aluminum Design, Noise Cancelling Mic)

• Ergonomically Angled Eartip Design: Inclined silicone eartips reach deeper into the ear for a snug fit that stays put while feeling comfortable when …

New Yorker Holiday Covers Through the Years

’Tis the season to be jolly—or not! <i>New Yorker</i> holiday covers have showcased a wide range of emotions over the years. In Edward Sorel’s cover from 2012, for instance, Santa’s reindeer crankily side-eye their boss for interrupting their poker game. Istvan Banyai’s drawing of McSorley’s Old Ale House, …

Surprise Ice Discovery Just Made That Interstellar Object Even More Confusing

Comet? Asteroid? (Aliens?)<p>When 'Oumuamua first came to the notice of astronomers, zooming into the Solar System from very, very far away, it was …

Meteorite that hit Isle of Skye 60,000,000 discovered on Scottish island

Geologists have found evidence that a meteorite hit the Isle of Skye around 60 million years ago.<p>They made the discovery while exploring volcanic …

Driver Board Makes Nixie Projects Easier than Ever

We know, we know — yet another Nixie clock. But really, this one has a neat trick: an easy to use, feature packed driver for Nixies that makes …