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This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

Pollution

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

Energy Australia closes gender pay gap overnight, literally

On the eve of International Women's Day, one of Australia's biggest energy companies has thrown down the gauntlet on equal pay.<p>Energy Australia has …

Graphene could be the superconductor scientists always dreamed of

In a potentially groundbreaking new study, scientists have discovered how to make a graphene superconductor in the material’s natural state. These …

Recycling in Australia is in crisis. Can it be fixed? - Science News - ABC News

Australians take recycling seriously.<p>We recycled 60 per cent of the total waste we produced in 2014-15, according to the latest national waste report.<p>…

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

How destructive will a space war be? It could wipe out everything in orbit quickly

War in space is not good for any country and the risks are far too great.<p>1 of 2<p>If countries go on a war in space, it is likely to be short-lived one …

Better climate science has opened the door to lawsuits against Big Oil

Scientists can now link disasters to climate change, opening the door to lawsuits against fossil fuel companies<p>Last summer, Ryan Coonerty, a county supervisor in Santa Cruz, got word that the neighboring county of San Mateo was about to take a bold step in adapting to climate change. Rising seas …

Climate Change

Samsung has the world's largest SSD, again, at 30TB

Nearly two years ago Samsung released a 15.36TB drive that it said had the most capacity of any SSD. Now, it has topped that with a new effort that it claims features twice the capacity and performance. Inside its 2.5-inch frame, the PM1643 has 30.72 TB ready for whatever enterprise storage needs …

Gear & Gadgets

"Super wood" sports the strength of steel

Titanium alloys are some of the strongest materials we can build with, but they can be expensive. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland …

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. flamethrower is real, $500 and up for pre-order

So that flamethrower that Elon Musk teased The Boring Company would start selling after it ran out of its 50,000 hats? Yeah, it’s real – and you can pre-order one now if you need a ridiculous way to spend $500.<p>Musk revealed the flamethrower on Saturday, after some digging tipped its existence late …

Elon Musk

Learn to Reverse Engineer x86_64 Binaries

Opening up things, see how they work, and make them do what you want are just the basic needs of the average hacker. In some cases, a screwdriver and …

Engineering

Tesla big battery outsmarts lumbering coal units after Loy Yang trips

Tesla big battery steps in after big Loy Yang coal unit trips, and arrests and reverses a dramatic fall in frequency - before the contracted coal …

Coal

Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear

We asked a group of writers to consider the forces that have shaped our lives in 2017. Here, science fiction writer Ted Chiang looks at capitalism, Silicon Valley, and its fear of superintelligent AI.<p><b>This summer,</b> <b>Elon Musk spoke</b> to the National Governors Association and told them that “AI is a …

Silicon Valley

Hottest 100: ABC to be asked to reconsider triple j's decision to move countdown from Australia Day

The ABC's board will be asked to reconsider triple j's decision to move the date of its highly successful Hottest 100 countdown away from Australia …

Australians will own their banking and internet data under new legislation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will be charged with overseeing the new …

Bonobos, Nicest Primates on the Planet, Make Humans Look Like Monsters

"You want to be nice to someone who’s going to be important for you."<p>Among the countless shitty things humans have done in the past year, we’ve …

Evolution

MINIX: ​Intel's hidden in-chip operating system

Buried deep inside your computer's Intel chip is the MINIX operating system and a software stack, which includes networking and a web server. It's …

Linux

Why Control Center no longer turns off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11

It used to be so simple: If you swiped open the iOS Control Center and tapped the Bluetooth icon, then Bluetooth would be toggled on or off. That was it, and the same went for Wi-Fi.<p>In iOS 11, tapping the same Bluetooth button doesn’t do that. Instead, the Control Center Bluetooth button …

Tech Trends

The truth about soaring power prices: wind and solar not to blame

Separate events, different states, alternate days.<p>Between them, however, competition kahuna Rod Sims and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last week …

Converting a JPEG to the new HEIF format

HEIF is a new container format developed by the MPEG group. HEIF files can contain images and image sequences (e.g: iPhone "live" photos, "burst" …

Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including …

Chemistry

Hacking Retail Gift Cards Remains Scarily Easy

In November of 2015, Will Caput worked for a security firm assigned to a penetration test of a major Mexican restaurant chain, scouring its websites …

Intel unveils tiny Myriad X AI chip to run deep neural networks at high speed and low power

The 'world's first system-on-chip' will enable smart devices to see, understand and respond to their environments in real time<p>Silicon Valley has been …

Felix Dennis

Meet the Muslim YouTuber making people laugh as he tackles extremism and Islamophobia

Humza Arshad is a comedian on a mission – making people laugh, while talking about things like Islamophobia and the radicalisation of young Muslim …

Extremism

Australia, your misplaced fear is giving terrorists exactly what they want

What are Australians so afraid of? Why has fear started to paralyse your once-confident and uber-relaxed nation?<p>A recent ANU poll revealed that …

Australia

Oz government wants its own definition of what 'backdoor' means

When the good guys use backdoors, they're not backdoors, understand?Australia’s federal government has shifted its ground on the encryption debate, …

Privacy

Carbon Nanotubes Found to Be a Safe Bet For Reconnecting Neurons

Best hope of repairing injured spines.<p>Scientists have integrated carbon nanotubes in neurons to control growth and restore lost electrical …

Tim Cook was right to fight the FBI

In this day and age of fast food journalism, with technology pundits vapidly expunging their opinions on that day’s technology fare, we sometimes miss something that is truly seminal that happened in our industry. That “something” would be Tim Cook’s refusal to turn over the keys to the kingdom – …

Privacy

How to create your own HomeKit-enabled accessories

Hey Siri, control <i>my</i> HomeKit-enabled coffee maker!Apple has opened up the HomeKit Accessory Protocol Specification to all developers! What's the …