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Emperor penguins' feathers defy conventional wisdom, study finds

Emperor penguins eat, sleep and breed in one of the harshest environments in the world -- icy Antarctica, in temperatures that can dip below -40 in the winter. It would be easy to assume that they have the thickest, densest feathers in the bird world.<p>But a new study reveals that's not the case -- …

James Dyson accuses Bosch of cheating 'like Volkswagen'

The Dyson boss has filed legal proceedings against its German rival<p>Sir James Dyson has claimed Bosch are the Volkswagen of the vacuum cleaner world as he launched legal action against his German engineering rival.<p>“We do not understand these assertions by Dyson and we strenuously reject them,” the …

Automotive Industry

Will Trudeau make me pay more taxes?

It’s official. The Canadian population vote to give the Liberals a majority government. It’s a resounding victory for Justin Trudeau, who will become …

Proponents say sky's the limit for sport of drone racing

On the surface, it doesn't seem like a natural fit: A 75-year-old NFL owner/real estate developer teams up with a bunch of 30-something guys seeking …

Nerf’s new ‘Rival’ tactical guns are for grown ups, fire at 70MPH

Nerf guns are fun for a moment or two, but the combination of endless dart hunting and lackluster shooting speed/accuracy wears thin quickly. As …

Selling

6 Things You Should Know About Lab Diamonds

Lab Diamonds Help Catch Up to Demand<p>A clear, sparkling diamond is rare. That’s part of its appeal. Those mined today formed billions of years ago. But a new method can grow gem-quality diamonds on demand in just three months. Lab diamonds are identical to their natural counterparts and cost 30 to …

This is how you'll use Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Note 5

After initially teasing the launch of Samsung Pay back at MWC in March, Samsung finally unveiled the working technology and a launch date in …

India's Mars Orbiter Captures Striking View of Red Planet's Canyons

India's Mars Orbiter, which arrived at the Red Planet late last year, has just sent back a beautiful shot of the Ophir Chasma, a system of deep valleys and scalloped terrain in the Valles Marineris region. Areas with major geological features like this tend to show off the various layers of …

Mars Orbiter

'Young Jupiter’ discovered, could reveal clues about our solar system

Astronomers have discovered a planet in a younger star system 100 light years away that resembles Jupiter in its early development, a new study …

San Francisco dreams up mean way to crack down on public urinators

Seattle has a <i>smell</i> at certain times of year, usually during the hot and dry summer months when people are out and about and there’s no rain to clear …

Meteor Showers, Orange Rivers, and Other Amazing Images of the Week

Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out

<i>Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for</i> …

The lowly lightbulb outshines solar and wind on U.S. power grids

Utility and power grid managers in the U.S. are learning that the best way to cut carbon emissions and improve efficiency is the easiest: Just change …

Want to hack a car? Don’t try hacking a Tesla

Stories surrounding car hacking seem to be all the rage these days. The issue was first thrust into the spotlight a few weeks ago when famed hackers …

5 Tips for Switching to Solar Panels

1. Consider your energy usage<p>Clearly, if you're choosing home solar power, you can expect a reduction or elimination of your electric bills. If you …

Solar Power

How do hackers actually get paid for their services?

The successful hacker is the one whose real name is never known, who shuns the limelight, and stays off the radar. In fiction – notably the cyber …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]<br>Space Climb is a fun little time waster game that’s difficult in the same kind of way Flappy Bird way. The idea is you drag your finger across the board to move your little icon in hopes to avoid hitting the walls while also collecting coins. It’s tougher than it …

NASA's Curiosity Rover Eyes Weird Rock On Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went out of its way to investigate a rock the likes of which it has never seen before on the Red Planet.<p>Measurements by …

Hiding In Plain Sight: Top 10 Best Covert Spy Cameras

Need a discreet hidden camera? Here's my picks for the best 10 tiny and covert hidden spy cameras for when you need to record something discreetly …

Google Play Services v7.8 Completes Rollout, Adds New Mobile Vision API With Face Detection And Barcode Reader, Improves Cloud Messaging With Priority And Localization

Article Contents<p>It has been almost a month since Google Play services 7.8 began rolling out to users, and as of yesterday, it is in wide release to …

Apps

Apple's electric car is real, and it's almost ready for testing

Apple is definitely working on a self-driving car project, and according to some new documents, Project Titan appears to be further along than anyone thought.<p>Rumors of Apple’s car project first starting surfacing at the beginning of this year, with an announcement not expected until 2020 at the …

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