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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 …

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

UC San Diego

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Albert Einstein

World's Largest Floating Wind Turbine Installed Off Fukushima Coast

20 miles from shore, the new 7MW turbine is designed to withstand 30-foot tsunamis. The installation includes 3 turbines and a floating sub-station.

10 Upcoming Phones to Get Excited About!

Low-Cost Electric Cars Are Disruptive, Not Tesla: Interview With Harvard's Thomas Bartman

Just when you thought it was safe to invest in Tesla.<p>A May 14 article that appeared in the Harvard Business Review has received some media attention over the last month or so. The premise: golf-cart-style electric vehicles – as one example — are the truly disruptive EV technology, not cars from …

Electric Vehicles

Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for …

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Time is quite small and subtle for a smartwatch, with a stainless steel bezel and plastic body, here with an optional leather …

Smartwatches

Nobel prizewinning mathematician whose life was depicted in the film A Beautiful Mind<p>The American mathematician John Nash, who has died aged 86 in a taxi cab crash in New Jersey, made his public mark as the subject of the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind. In his discipline, he gave his name to the Nash …

Mathematics

My father, Norman Sheppard, who has died aged 93, was a pioneering scientific researcher whose work paved the way for nanotechnology. A founding professor of the school of chemical sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA), he was elected to the Royal Society at the age of 46.<p>His early career …

Chemistry

The Internet Of (Some) Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Bill Briggs is the CTO of Deloitte Consulting.</i><p>In 2015, a modern-day gold rush has taken the technology sector by storm. A recent study discovered that 75 percent of executives surveyed said that Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives are currently underway within their organizations. …

The Big Picture: Say hello to NASA's 'nastiest' star

NASA's "Nasty 1" isn't like other stars. Bigger than our Sun but barely older than humanity itself, this unusual celestial body sits just about 3,000 light years away from Earth. And while it's certainly similar to other Wolf-Rayet stars, which are identifiable by their lack of an outer …

UC Berkeley

How Windows 10 will change smartphones forever

Phones have had a renaissance over the past half-decade. Gone is the idea that they are used simply for calls and texting, replaced by an all-capable …