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According To NASA, Other Developed Civilizations Existed On Earth Before Us

<b>Recently, according to the latest research of NASA, it was stated that several other developed civilizations, which were similar to ours, already</b> …

Paranormal

Ex-Apple engineers want to make your dumb car smart

It will be years before we get to see how simple and amazing a car designed by Apple will be, but for now a new hardware startup created by ex-Apple engineers is ready to give us the next best thing.<p>Pearl Automation, an autonomous car tech startup co-founded by Apple veteran Bryson Gardner, …

Move over RRSP, TFSA: Here are 7 strategies for maximizing investment returns you might not know about

Investors tend to focus first and foremost on gross returns. Since an investor only gets to keep their net return after-tax, tax should be an …

Biofuels: E Coli Modified To Make Engine-Ready Propane

<i>E coli</i> bacteria have been genetically modified to produce engine-ready propane for the first time.<p>“This opens up possibilities for future sustainable production of renewable fuels that at first could complement, and thereafter replace fossil fuels like diesel, petrol, natural gas and jet fuel,” …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

Good news for electric cars: New battery tech uses peroxide to boost energy density by 7X

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs.<p>Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important — the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer …

Subaru Wants to Make Impreza a Sexy, WRX-y Thing

2016 Model Could Be Bold Direction For Automaker<p>The Subaru WRX Concept unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show was the most radical, aggressive looking Rex we’ve ever seen from Subaru. After decades of designs in which functionality prevailed over form, here was a WRX that was pretty …

Autos

Scientists use lasers to detect drunk drivers

Device can measure blood alcohol from the side of the road<p>Polish researchers have developed a laser that can be fired at cars to find out if their drivers are drunk. The device, detailed in a study published by scientists at Warsaw's Military University of Technology, can detect alcohol vapor …

Tesla will open up its Supercharger patents to boost electric car adoption

Tesla's CEO has been carefully dropping hints that he might "do something controversial" with his company's collection of technology patents, and now we know what he's on about. Speaking at the UK launch of the Tesla Model S yesterday, Elon Musk said that he specifically wants to open up the …

Microsoft updates its SmartGlass mobile apps with a universal remote for your TV and cable box

Today, Microsoft released a highly anticipated update for its SmartGlass mobile apps for Xbox One. Following suit with a full system update for Redmond’s newest game console, this refreshed companion app adds fast access to all of your TV and app channels with the introduction of OneGuide support. …

AirPlay no longer requires a Wi-Fi network in iOS 8

Apple has made yet more improvements to AirPlay in iOS 8 by enabling compatible devices to make direct connections with each other for content streaming. This eliminates AirPlay’s reliance on a Wi-Fi network and fixes one of its biggest limitations.<p>In previous versions of iOS — including the latest …

Future Macs could lose the cables as Intel demos next-generation wireless charging, docking & displays

If you’re like me and love technology but hate the rats nest of cables it requires, we could be in for some good news. Intel has demonstrated a system that could be incorporated into future computers that allows wireless connectivity for power, displays, and connection to accessories like external …

Move aside graphene, there's a new wonder-material on its way

Everyone talks about graphene as if it'll solve all of the world's problems, forgetting that it's got a few of its own, too. The biggest issue is that the substance only works in two dimensions, making it hard to use to build complex pieces of hardware. That's why researchers from Oxford, Stanford …

A nice, bright smile: Scientists use lasers to regrow teeth | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have come up with a bright idea - literally - to repair teeth.<p>A dentist extracts a tooth from a patient at a dental clinic in Sabanilla near San Jose in this November 1, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate/Files<p>And they say their concept - using laser light …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable brand

Google has usurped Apple as the most valuable brand in the world after three years at the top, according to a new survey<p><b>Google</b> has been named ahead of <b>Apple</b> as the world's most valuable brand, according to a new survey.<p>Apple's brand value fell by 20pc in the past year to just under $148bn (£88bn), …

Apple Patents Solar Panels Integrated Into Flexible Touch Displays

Apple has a new patent that could pave the way for future solar-powered mobile devices, according to AppleInsider. The new intellectual property describes a method for embedding a solar array within a layer that includes touch sensors, and which can all be fit within a flexible display module, in …

15-year-old wins Intel prize for software that detects cancer-causing genes

Intel has announced the winners of its 2014 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). According to Intel, the contest is the world's largest …

Mutations

New "dual carbon" battery charges 20 times faster than Li-ion

We've seen electric cars and motorbikes make huge strides forward in recent years. Up to a few years ago, electric vehicles were a synonym of …

Electric Vehicles

This pill could stop 90 percent of HIV cases in the US

But only if it reaches the right people<p>Michael Lucas has been taking Truvada, the HIV prevention pill, for about a year now. And the 42-year-old adult film director and gay porn performer readily admits that the decision wasn't all that hard to make — especially when compared with the alternative. …

New Roller Coaster Sends You On A 60-MPH Face-First Fall

<i>Weeeeee</i><p>The 335-foot Falcon’s Fury, which opens this spring at Busch Gardens Tampa, isn’t the tallest drop tower in the world. That honor goes to 415-foot Zumanjaro at Six Flag’s Great Adventure. But the Fury offers a thrill no other ride does: a 60-mph, face-first free fall.<p><b>1) Slow brake</b><p>After about …

Engineering

Is Graphene the New 'Wonder' Material?

iOS 8 Likely to Bring Split-Screen Multitasking to the iPad

Apple may advance the functionality of the iPad by adding a new split-screen multitasking feature to the tablet in iOS 8, reports <i>9to5Mac</i>. The option would allow iPad owners to use two apps simultaneously on a single screen in landscape mode, a function frequently touted by Microsoft as an advantage …

Graphene May Be Next Area of Innovation for Apple and Samsung

In a world where mobile devices are becoming thinner and thinner and in some cases being worn on the wrist or other parts of the body, graphene may be the wonder material of the future, with properties that make it stronger than steel, more flexible than rubber and more conductive than most metals. …

China Built A Prototype For A Train Capable Of Reaching 1,800 MPH

Currently, the fastest commercially operated maglev reaches just 431 km/h and even the world record is just 581 km/hr.<p>According to project lead Dr. Deng Zigang, this huge increase in speed is achieved through the lack of air resistance in the near-vacuum tunnel.<p>"If the running speed exceeds 400 …

Sea Level

Samsung 28-inch 4K UHD LED 60Hz Monitor $597 shipped (Reg. $700)

<b>Update (5/22 1:00pm):</b> Deal is back and $3 less from Green-Sum (99.5% feedback rating) via eBay Daily Deals.<p><b>Update (5/15 11:20am):</b> The monitor is temporally backordered but you can still place your order by clicking here to lock in the discounted price and it will ship as soon as it’s available. …

Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640

The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just CN¥3,999 or about $640! Like its affordable predecessor, this 49-inch TV comes with built-in …

A Japanese startup unveils a long-lasting and safer battery made from carbon

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>A battery that lasts longer, is safer, charges faster and is less expensive than a standard lithium ion battery: That’s the …

Meet The First Electric Mercedes To Come To The U.S.–Powered By Tesla

Is another luxury vehicle going to tip the balance toward mass adoption of electric cars?<p>Despite the rosy (and admittedly alluring) predictions from analysts and journalists half a decade ago, the world doesn’t appear to be moving towards a future of all-electric vehicles. Based on current trends, …

Electric Vehicles