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Tesla's CTO Wants To Take Batteries To A New Dimension

And inside, instead of multiple dials and switches, a large touchscreen dominates the centre console. Established carmakers have tended to make modest electric vehicles, usually small ones to eke out the range available from their pricey batteries. But it was Tesla, a Silicon Valley startup, which …

Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

A 'supermouse' which is four times smarter than normal mice has been created by scientists by an injection of human brain cells<p>The cells from a human foetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human.<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical …

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The benefits of quitting smoking and 5 natural ways to kick the habit

It's tough, but not impossible, to quit smoking. Here's how to put your cigarette-puffing habit behind you.<p>At this point, we are all aware of the …

14 stunning portraits show the beauty of black-and-white wildlife photography

Stripping away the color from an image can create emotionally charged portraits of wild animals and their environments.<p>When we think of wildlife …

Percussionists play frozen Siberian lake as drums, bring new meaning to 'cool' music

A group of Siberian percussionists have found a unique instrument: the frozen waves of a lake.<p>They discovered that Lake Baikal's thick ice had a …

Google may use quantum computing to improve its advertising and web search capabilities

While Google regularly gives futurists talking points by pursuing experimental projects like driverless cars and smart contact lenses, the company’s investment last year in a “quantum” computer from startup D-Wave Systems could well help the tech giant with a few of its core processes.<p>D-Wave’s …

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

No, that's not a barcode you're looking at -- instead, it's the likely future of computing. Stanford University researchers have developed an optical link that uses silicon strips to bend light at right angles, which future processors will likely need to transmit data at super-fast speeds. The key, …

Cleveland officer who killed boy, 12, previously deemed unfit for duty

The rookie Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice last month had been deemed unfit for duty at a previous police department and was in the process of being fired when he resigned from his post, according to records released Wednesday.<p>Cleveland police have said Officer …

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IS attacks government airbase in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants launched an attack overnight on a major military air base in eastern Syria in what looked to be a push to …

Protests Erupt After Cop in Eric Garner Chokehold Death Not Indicted

Protesters chanted "I can't breathe" after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Eric Garner — a case that was recorded on video and showed the unarmed black man repeatedly gasping as he used the phrase.<p>Demonstrators staged a "die-in" in the main concourse of Grand …

Senator Feinstein Now Using Safety Concerns To Target The Drone Industry

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced today that she plans to introduce legislation to codify and expand the moratorium on civilian drones. Feinstein, who is well known for her opposition to drones, is premising her legislation on alleged safety concerns — she previously used alleged privacy …

Apple admits it deleted songs purchased through competing stores from iPods without warning

Today’s continuing testimony in the iTunes antitrust lawsuit has revealed that the company added changes to iTunes that deleted music that had been purchased through competing stores like Real Player from iPods. Users would not be notified that any music would be deleted by updating their music …