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The world's fastest camera can capture 5 trillion frames per second

A new camera developed in Sweden is faster than any photography gear on the planet.<p>Researchers at Sweden's Lund University built a crazy-fast camera …

The hidden strengths of unloved concrete

<b>Nearly 20 years ago, poor families in Coahuila state in Mexico were offered an unusual handout from a social programme called Piso Firme. It was not a place at school, a vaccination, food, or even money. It was $150 (£118) worth of ready-mixed concrete.</b><p>Workers would drive concrete mixers through …

Concrete

Exclusive: How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down

In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology. She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope …

The rich are winning the global economic recovery

The rich are winning the economic recovery.<p>That's according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which says in a new report that the poor -- who were hit hard by the financial crisis -- have been left behind in the global recovery.<p>"The fruits of the economic recovery have …

Economics

Huge underground ice deposit on Mars is bigger than New Mexico

A giant deposit of buried ice on Mars contains about as much water as Lake Superior does here on Earth, a new study reports.<p>The ice layer, which spans a greater area than the state of New Mexico, lies in Mars' mid-northern latitudes and is covered by just 3 feet to 33 feet of soil. It therefore …

Modern Family Home With Basement Parking And Elevated Floor

The Caucaso House is a private residence designed and built by JJRR/ Architecture in Ciudad de Mexico. The project was completed in 2016 and the …

Architecture

Prefab home in Japan makes surprising use of windows

A lot of geometries here<p>This cool, minimalist prefab home in Kyoto, Japan makes surprising use of windows. Designed by EXH and Anoffice, it features an exterior made from same materials as the other houses in the neighborhood, but to stand out from the crowd, it is finished in a darker hue and …

29 Unconventional Thanksgiving Sides That Should Be the New Normal

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving dinner is really all about the side dishes (am I right?), but the same old menu year after year can get pretty …

Cooking

Modern Home in a California Resort Town

A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.<p>Every third weekend, Doug Paton and Stacey Chapman Paton leave the bustle of San Diego and head over to their second house at the foot of the craggy Santa Rosa Mountains in the …

San Diego

A German mail delivery company now wants to sell electric vehicles

DHL won't really be competing with automakers, but sort of.<p>Automakers and companies alike are pushing electric vehicles with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. In 2011, DHL's Global Forwarding division joined the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport …

Electric Vehicles

Donald Trump Doesn’t Care If You’re Innocent

The Republican nominee continues to insist that five men exonerated in a notorious case were guilty.<p>In April 1989, a white 28-year-old investment banker was brutally beaten and raped while jogging in Central Park. Local tabloids sensationalized the attack, describing it as the work of “crazed …

19 killed by elephant tranquilizer so potent it's used as chemical weapon

Dozens of people in the U.S. have died from carfentanil, a seriously potent elephant tranquilizer often cut into heroin and other street drugs, in …

The sun poses a crippling yet little-known threat to Minnesota — here's what is at stake

Minnesota is a likely and high-risk target for a crippling threat from the sun, according to a recent USGS study.<p>That threat, called a coronal mass ejection, is a giant spray of charged particles that our sun frequently burps off its roiling, plasmatic surface.<p>Each high-speed cloud of particles can …

Particles

Sony cranks up optical disc storage to 3.3TB

Optical discs like Blu-ray are losing favor, but Sony and Panasonic don’t seem to care. The companies have cranked up the storage capacity on optical …

Chevy Bolt will have 238 miles of range, EPA says

It’s an impressive number<p>The upcoming all-electric Chevy Bolt, perhaps the most important car GM has ever released, will sport an electric range of 238 miles according to estimates by the EPA. Chevy had previously said only that the car would have a range in excess of 200 miles.<p>This will make the …

China Hits Record High M&A Investments In Western Firms

“The Chinese aren’t coming, they’re already here.”<p>I’ve been told this repeatedly as I’ve traveled across Eurasia looking into Chinese investments along the New Silk Road. But it’s not just trans-continental highways and rail lines, industrial and special economic zones, and new cities that China is …

Donald Trump campaigns in his own weird 'Wonderland'

Donald Trumpis like a character from “Alice in Wonderland.” He has his own unusual look, his own surreal life and, most of all, his own curious logic. Disney could have cast him in the studio’s new movie, “Through the Looking Glass,” if only he were not so busy rhetorically lopping off the heads of …

Stanford researchers ‘stunned’ by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>Stanford researchers studying the effect of stem cells injected directly into the brains of stroke patients said Thursday that they were "stunned" by the extent to which the experimental treatment restored motor function in some of the patients. While the research …

Medicine

What Is Fentanyl? The Drug That Killed Prince Has Killed Thousands of Others

The drug that killed Prince is a narcotic so powerful that it was blamed for the accidental deaths of as many as 120 hostages when Russian forces used it to subdue Chechen terrorists during the 2002 siege of a packed Moscow theater.<p>A medical examiner's report Thursday said Prince — who was found …

This is the benefit that millennial workers prefer over extra vacation or a 401(k) match

A small but growing number of firms, including PwC, Fidelity and Natixis Global Asset Management, have begun offering this perk to workers.<p>Healthcare still trumps all others, but a majority of workers under age 24 would choose student loan repayment assistance over a 401(k) match or additional …

Federal panel recommends general physicians screen all adults for depression

In a sign that the treatment of depression is shifting to the mainstream of American medical care, a federal panel has recommended that general physicians screen all adults for depression and treat those affected by the mood disorder with antidepressant medication, refer them to psychotherapy or do …

Depression

Japan, Finland top in literacy and numeracy skills; Ireland among laggards

News : Innovation<p>Last Updated: Oct 10, 2013 - 4:00 AM<p>Japan, Finland top in literacy and numeracy skills; Ireland among laggards<br>By Finfacts Team<br>Oct 9, …

Japan: 'Water bear' reproduces after 30 years on ice

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1220000/1220254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534544225_06387c0734d5d89f269ede4f7a8eda38<p><b>Scientists in Japan say a microscopic creature called a tardigrade successfully reproduced after being frozen for more than 30 years.</b><p>Researchers at …

Biology

Review: Universe2go is your personal augmented reality planetarium

Universe2go looks a little like a virtual reality headset, but it actually uses mirrors and a top-loading compartment where you place your Android or …

From Trump to Clinton, the race for the White House is powered by delusion | Richard Wolffe

With the presidential primaries only weeks away, both political factions have their head in the clouds<p>We have reached the point of the long presidential primaries where some clarity has normally been reached. After several months of overproduced TV debates, over-hyped candidate interviews and …

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Universe

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

Automotive Industry