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Half the price in half the time: solar storage innovation harnesses new energy frontier

Brisbane company Redback Technologies, backed by researchers from the University of Queensland, says it has cracked the formula for the most cost-effective solar storage system on the Australian market<p>If Tesla’s Powerwall is the “Lamborghini” of the solar storage industry, a small Brisbane company …

Clean Energy

This Is The Defining Photo Of Virtual Reality (So Far)

When Mark Zuckerberg walks through a forest of VR headsets, does anyone notice?<p>Virtual reality has never looked cool. For all of the technology's far-reaching promise, from the time when VR as we know it first began appearing regularly in film and TV in the late 1970s, the technology has always …

NASA Releases Archived Audio Tapes of the Eerie Sounds Apollo 10 Astronauts Heard on Far Side of Moon

After remaining in the shadows for decades, new audio between two Apollo 10 astronauts has been brought to the light, and it reveals “weird music” coming from the far side of the moon.<p>“Did you hear that whistling sound, too?”“Sounds like, you know, outer-space type music.”“I wonder what it is.”<p>That …

Study: Air Pollution Heightens Risk of Obesity and Diabetes

Exposure to air pollution was shown to increase the risk of obesity and diabetes in rats, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Duke University …

Shadow Of The Colossal Robot

Kait Kybar is an Estonian artist based in Sweden who works at Starbreeze.<p>We actually featured a piece of Kait’s back in 2014, as part of the Into The …

Secretary Of Transportation: 'I See The Future' When I'm In A Self-Driving Car

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx about the legal ramifications of self-driving automobiles and what the government is doing to usher in this new technology.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>We begin today with this week's edition of All Tech Considered.<p>(SOUNDBITE …

How autonomous cars will help Lincoln give BMW and Mercedes a run for their money

Autonomy will be car companies' permission slip to once again go for baroque.<p>Cars as steering-wheel-free living rooms will be a reality in my lifetime.<p>The winning automakers of the future will be those that most fully embrace effortlessness in transportation.

Snakes On An Island: Massachusetts Plans Colony To Save Endangered Species

It sounds like the plot for a terrible horror movie, but the plan to build a rattlesnake colony on an abandoned island in the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts is real. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Tom French of the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>An …

Recall of the wild: our best animal encounters

Whether it’s eyeballing a lion on the plains of Africa or spying a quetzal in a Central American cloud forest, watching wildlife is a highlight of travel for many people.<p>Responsible tourism – that is, carefully considering the environmental, social and economic impact of your choices – has a big …

Man who has visited more than 300 McDonald's around the world shares his favourite menu items

A man who travels the world eating McDonald's has revealed his favourite places on the planet to eat fast food.<p>Born in Ontario, Canada, James McGowan …

Forget Star Trek — this hybrid car has its own 'warp drive'

Maybe warp speed isn't science fiction after all. This British supercar called the AF10 has its own "warp drive" engine system that allows it to …

Drone Squad Will Guard the Set of Star Wars Episode VIII

Lock S-foils in attack position.<p>The producers of <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> have decided to use a squadron of drones to defend their outdoor filming location in Dubrovnik, Croatia, according to the blog Making Star Wars. During filming of <i>The Force Awakens</i> in 2014, enthusiastic fans used drones to …

Associated Press News

Cyclone Winston Devastates Fiji - Island nation reeling in the aftermath of the "strongest storm to ever hit" its shores

Tragedy continues to hit Fiji, where the measurements of damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston grow grimmer every hour. Photo: JoliAt least 21 …

Weather

Sea levels rising faster now than in past 3,000 years

Sea levels rose faster in the past century than during the previous 27 centuries due to man-made global warming, a pair of studies published Monday found.<p>"The 20th century rise was extraordinary in the context of the last three millennia — and the rise over the last two decades has been even …

Sea Level

Bill And Melinda Gates Say The World Needs More Energy And More Time

In their annual letter, the philanthropic super couple discuss what the world would be like if women got paid for work and if everyone had electricity.<p>Does the richest couple in the world need superpowers? Asked which superpower they’d choose by some high school students in Kentucky, they gave …

A critical security flaw affects nearly the entire internet

An eight-year-old bug in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) could be used to widely spread malware, according to security researcher Dan Kaminsky. He says a flaw found in the Gnu C standard library, aka "glibc," can trick browsers into looking up shady domain names. Servers could then reply …

Focus on These 3 Things and Watch Your Startup Flourish

Are you struggling to figure out how to make the web work for your small business? Are you confused about what to do and what to focus on first?<p>I …

Marketing

Five Trends That Will Shape the Future of the U.S. Economy

The White House released its annual Economic Report of the President on Monday, which summarizes the state of the economy and also provides insight to what’s on the mind of the president’s top economic advisers. The 400-page report offers a compendium of analysis and tables on a range of topics. …

U.S. Economy

City Hall relents: $650K fund for 23rd Ave small businesses

(Image: 701 Coffee)<p>Mitigation money is on the way for struggling 23rd Ave small business owners who have been calling for help to cope with a …

Fitbit had a blowout holiday season, but Wall Street is worried about the future

So you got a Fitbit this Christmas. But how long will you keep using it?<p>Fitbit released its fourth quarter earnings report on Monday afternoon, beating analysts' expectations in terms of revenue, and nearly doubling its full-year unit sales from 2014.<p>The San Francisco-based maker of digital health …

Organization Strategies To Boost Small Business Productivity And Aesthetics

Whether you have a small, spare room set up in your home as a work space or you're putting in hours at a traditional, business office, keeping things …

Optimistic and unbowed, women embrace small business

<b>Story provided and presented by our sponsor Allstate</b><p>To make a name for herself in the men’s fashion business, designer Jane Barnes literally changed her name, becoming Jhane Barnes in 1979 so her company would seem more gender neutral.<p>At the time, female business owners were seen as a novelty, and …

The US government is evaluating sanctions against Russia that could destroy SpaceX's biggest competitor

Right now, the US Government is determining whether importing Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines — which power ULA's Atlas V rockets — violates sanctions against Russia.<p>The US first imposed these sanctions on dozens of Russian officials after Russia seized Crimea in 2014, SpaceNews reported.<p>If the …

Military

Apple vs. FBI: 9 Updates in Fight Over Killer's Locked iPhone

Here’s the latest since CEO Tim Cook refused to comply with a court order demanding his company unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s cellphone<p>Stakes …

About that 'spacey music' astronauts supposedly heard behind the moon