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Solar Panels Could Replace Roads

Back when the concept of global warming was still nascent—only eight years ago, mind you—Scott and Julie Brusaw of Sagle, Idaho, began heavily contemplating an idea that Scott, an electrical engineer, had toyed with as a child: solar panel roads.<p>After years of figuring out many ways <i>not</i> to make a …

How to Buy Auto Parts Without Getting Screwed

If you don't know how to shop for auto parts, you're going to wind up overspending, buying the wrong stuff, or both. These 10 tricks of the trade will help you score the parts you need at the lowest possible cost. Originally published at Road & Track.<p>If you don't know how to shop for auto parts, …

Electric Cars by the Numbers

The 7 Ships of the New Space Age

American engineers are designing and testing more new manned spacecraft than at any other time in history. Here are 7 vehicles that will change how we work and play in space.<p>American engineers are designing and testing more new manned spacecraft than at any other time in history. Here are 7 …

Space Travel

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …

Elon Musk Will Save the Planet—And Then Leave it Behind

After creating and selling the Internet payment system PayPal, South African-born billionaire Elon Musk turned his attention to enhancing humanity's potential through electric cars (his car company Tesla) and private spaceflight (SpaceX). A great year on both fronts earned Musk PM's Breakthrough …

Space Travel

3 Great Discoveries of 2013

Tomorrow's robots drive, climb, and drill through walls at DARPA trials

This weekend 17 teams headed down to Homestead, Florida to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials, a gauntlet of eight tasks designed to test robots that could aid after natural disasters.<p>The tasks included driving a vehicle, traversing uneven terrain, climbing a ladder, clearing debris, …

Nigeria Shows Off Its First Drone

Good flight and Goodluck.<p>Behold the GULMA. Unveiled by Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck on Monday, the GULMA is the country's first locally designed drone. The drone bears a passing resemblance to the Falco ES used by the United Nations, and it should function in much the same way: as a flying …

Sun’s magnetic field about to flip

This reversal happens every 11 years and is tied to the sun’s cycle of activity, now near its peak. The effects of the reversal will ripple …

Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'

Craig Venter reclines in his chair, puts his feet up on his desk and – gently stroking his milk chocolate-coloured miniature poodle, Darwin, asleep in his arms – shares his vision of the household appliance of the future. It is a box attached to a computer that would receive DNA sequences over the …

The $6 Fix That's Helping Low-Income Kids Go to College

A decade and a half ago, the ACT started giving test-takers four free score reports instead of three--a small change that's increased the number of poor students at selective schools.<p>Fewer than 30 percent of students from low-income families enroll in college. There are plenty of theories about …

The employee-centric evolution of HR software

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>You may have heard the term “consumerization of IT” to describe how enterprise software decisions are moving beyond the …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality

A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes<p>A disembodied jet engine, attached to a hulking air vent, sits in an outdoor test facility at the Culham Science Center in Oxfordshire, England. When the engine screams to life, columns of steam billow from the vent, giving the …

The Week In Numbers: A One-Way Trip To Mars, The Next Space Shuttle, And More

<b>$3.6 billion</b>: the funding a team of engineers needs to complete development of the Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, a new type of engine that could make runway-to-orbit space missions a reality<p><b>2,656</b>: the number of times these three astronauts orbited Earth during their 166 days aboard the …

These tiny manmade structures are amazingly strong - Futurity

Engineers have built super small structures with hollow ceramic scaffolds that mimic the lightweight—and very …

The 10 Most Important Questions In Science*

I noticed in <i>The Guardian</i> that there's a book coming out this week listing the 20 biggest challenges for modern science. I'd like to go over 10 of them today, perhaps coming back to the other 10 next week.<p>*Every list of "most important questions" comes freighted with a certain amount of …

What is Europe's greatest achievement or innovation?

Angela Merkel does not want Europe to rest on its past achievements such as the Renaissance. But we can reflect. What do you think was the best achievement, movement, innovation or invention?<p>What is Europe's best achievement, invention or innovation?<p><b>If you think we have left something of the list,</b> …

Europe

BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show, headed to US next spring for $135,925 and up

BMW's first plug-in hybrid, the i8, just made its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In addition to sharing full specs -- including a 1.5-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder engine; 362 horsepower with all-wheel drive and a fuel economy figure of 94 miles per gallon -- the German carmaker …

Formula E details Spark-Renault's SRT_01E electric race car

If you plan to watch the inaugural Formula E season, you'll want to get used to the race car shown above -- you'll see a lot of it. That's the just-unveiled Spark-Renault SRT_01E, the official electric vehicle that all 10 Formula E teams will use next year. The car melds a Spark Racing Technology …

The One Thing You Need To Know To Be A Top Performer

According to his enduring 2005 book "The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success," the one thing you need to know to be a consistent top performer is to <b>discover what you don't like doing, and stop doing it.</b><p>Buckingham says using your …

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Google Glass gains 3 new features plus experimental Google App account support

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Google’s monthly software update for Glass arrived on Monday, adding a trio of new functions along with an experimental …

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More and more consumer products are taking cues from robotics

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Disrupt SF<p>What is a robot? It’s a mobile science lab roving Mars and a quadcopter drone that delivers tacos on-stage at …