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This souped up electric scooter could transform energy use in cities

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Gogoro<p>The only stretch of road that wasn’t being pummeled with some of the wettest weather San Francisco has ever …

Electric Vehicles

Microsoft's Nokia 215 is its cheapest connected phone yet

Since Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's smartphone division, it's shied away from debuting flagship handsets in favor of more affordable devices. That trend continues today with the launch of the Nokia 215, a $29 Series 30+ phone that Microsoft says is its most affordable smartphone to date. …

Weight loss drug fools body into reacting as if it has just eaten

A drug that works like an “imaginary meal” has been developed by US scientists who believe it could help combat soaring rates of obesity.<p>The drug mimics signals that are normally produced at the start of a meal when the body prepares for a fresh intake of food. The signals lead to a cascade of …

Diabetes

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

This chair is an invisible gym for your living room

LAS VEGAS — Most people dream of burning calories, as they power through episode after episode of their favorite Netflix show. And if you could do …