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Good news: these exoplanets probably have water. Bad news: AHHH SO MUCH WATER.

You can get too wet for life.<p>Last year, the world got a look at an incredible star system, TRAPPIST-1, which had seven intriguing planets orbiting it. In those initial glances researchers figured out that—optimistically—five could potentially have temperatures that allowed for liquid water on their …

Universe

Toyota Unveils e-Palette Alliance and Concept Vehicle at CES

The new concept vehicle is fully autonomous, all-electric and comes with a fully-customized interior.<p>Toyota Motor Company<p>There are all sorts of cool …

US spy satellite aboard SpaceX rocket destroyed after failing to reach orbit

A US spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a …

NASA's $1 Billion Probe Just Sent Back Mind-Meltingly Gorgeous New Images of Jupiter

?<p>NASA's $US1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas …

1 Million People Follow This Photographer On Instagram, And After Seeing His Pics It’s No Wonder Why

They say practice makes perfect, so photographer Jason M. Peterson should be pretty close to excellence by now. During the last 25 years, Peterson …

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

Clean Energy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to release first picture of his new tunnel boring machine

A few weeks after announcing his intention to launch a new company to build a boring machine and improve tunneling time, Elon Musk appears to have released the first picture of the machine. It could be the first product from what the CEO has been referring to as “The Boring Company”.<p>Musk, CEO of …

Huawei Leapfrogs Samsung to Become World's Most Profitable Android Device Maker

The explosive woes of Samsung’s defective Galaxy Note 7 franchise have helped catapult China’s Huawei past the South Korean conglomerate as the most …

SpaceX Wants to Surround Earth With an Internet Service That's 200 Times Faster

We need this!<p>SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by the Mars-hungry tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, just made a big move to enshroud the planet in …

Telecoms

After Trump won, this SpaceX exec quit his job to solve America's polarization problem

To Trump opponents, the country is going to hell in a hand basket. Hate crimes and swastika graffiti have been on the rise. White supremacists have …

Silicon Valley

Samsung, pension fund raided as South Korean probe widens

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors investigating a corruption scandal surrounding the country's president and her friend raided a …

These Are the Lobbyists Behind the Site Attacking Elon Musk and Tesla

Surprise! People behind StopElonFromFailingAgain.com have connections to Big Energy.<p>Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images<p>Yesterday, we reported on website …

How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

The long-neglected PC got a massive injection of innovation this week with major announcements from Google, Apple and Microsoft.Each company …

Tesla unveils its solar roof and Powerwall 2

At Universal Studios in Los Angeles tonight, Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed off the company's solar roof-top panels, a new $5,500 Powerwall 2 high-capacity residential battery pack, and the Powerpack 2 for businesses.<p>Musk and company have been teasing these photovoltaic cell-embedded rooftop panels for …

Tesla

A ride in a self-driving Tesla Model 3 on ‘Tesla Network’ could end up costing only ~$0.60 per mile

The idea of a driverless fleet of electric cars powering an autonomous ride-hailing service is a popular one right now – especially since Tesla announced that all its new vehicles are now equipped with the necessary hardware to achieve full autonomy through software updates.<p>Tesla’s upcoming service …

Three things to expect from Tesla's event tonight

Is the world ready for a smart roof? We'll find out tonight.<p>Tesla's hosting a little party this evening, and it's having it at a big place: Universal Studios. That's an unusually flashy move for a company that typically has media come out to one of its engineering or manufacturing facilities, but …

Tesla, Solar City launch groundbreaking new solar roof product

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced a brand new product for the no-longer-just-a-motor-company: a groundbreaking new type of building integrated …

Tesla Solar Roof

<b>Value of energy</b><p>The value of energy your Solar Roof is expected to produce over 30 years is based on the average price of electricity in your area, …

New MacBook Pro Line-Up Leaks Ahead Of Official Launch

The invites to Apple’s event on Thursday October 27th arrived with a simple slogan, ”Hello again”, that echoed the “Hello” from the first Mac launch back in the eighties. If you were expecting new Mac hardware from Apple after that, you’d be right. Apple’s plans for Thursday are becoming clear, and …

MacBook Pro

LeEco Wants To Take On Apple, Google, Tesla, Amazon, and Samsung

LeEco may not be well known in the U.S, but the Chinese technology company’s ambitious CEO Jia Yueting is on a quest to make it a household …

CES signs up to join Google's upcoming Internet TV service

Google’s rumored internet TV service has reportedly signed up a major TV network. CBS is rumored to have signed on the dotted line to add its programming to “Unplugged”, the name for Google’s entry into the already crowded market.<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that this new deal means that when …

Apple takes aim at counterfeit accessories on Amazon

Apple is clamping down on counterfeit cables and chargers being sold on Amazon. The company this week filed a lawsuit against Mobile Star, claiming almost 90 percent of its accessories are fakes and pose a risk to users.<p>Amazon is a great place to find iPhone and iPad accessories at nice prices, but …

Samsung blocks video of 'GTA V' Galaxy Note 7 bomb mod (updated)

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has been the butt of its fair share of internet jokes since it started exploding in September, but it's hard to surpass what one <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> modder did when he turned the phone into an in-game grenade. Apparently, Samsung doesn't think it's very funny, though -- the …

Galaxy Note

Dirty, isolated and freezing: life in Arctic circle city – in pictures

Photographer Elena Chernyshova spent a year documenting the people and landscape of Norilsk, which was built by prisoners during the Soviet era

Arctic Circle

New incidents defy Samsung's efforts to end smartphone woes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung Electronics seemed to have its smartphone troubles under control — until authorities had to evacuate a Southwest Airlines flight in Kentucky last week for an incident that involved a replacement phone.<p>The reason: Authorities said a Samsung smartphone started smoking and …

Google acquired YouTube 10 years ago today

Ten years ago today, Google snapped up YouTube for a then-hefty $1.65 billion. In the intervening years, our concept of what constitutes a “big startup acquisition” has been turned on its head — we’re looking at you, WhatsApp — but nonetheless, YouTube represents one of the most notable and …

Boeing chief believes he can reach Mars before Musk does

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg believes that it's his company that's sending the first humans to Mars, not SpaceX. At a Chicago event sponsored by <i>The Atlantic</i>, Muilenberg declared that he's "convinced the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding a Boeing rocket." SpaceX chief Elon …

Space Exploration

Apple mysteriously banned a popular app from the App Store, and a lot of programmers are mad

Apple has banned a popular app for programmers from its app store, as well as deleted the app developer’s account, the developer says.<p>The app, called Dash, is for Macs and iOS. It’s been around for years. It lets developers easily find and insert snippets of code that they frequently use.<p>The …

The Race To Mars Between Boeing And SpaceX Has Begun

Two corporations race to Mars and to establish mankind as an interplanetary species.<p>When Yuri Gagarin first went into space in 1961, and when Neil …

Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: carrier responses)

Unfortunately, that replacement Galaxy Note 7 which caught fire wasn't just a one-off. There are now two more incidents of the ostensibly safer smartphone igniting and threatening the health of its users. To start, a teen in Farmington, Minnesota reports that her replacement Note 7 started burning …

Galaxy Note