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New aluminum battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminum for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.<p>The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminum-ion battery has the …

Clean Energy

'Bottleneck' events pop up in DNA patterns - Futurity

Statistical analysis of DNA from a variety of species has turned up some "consistent patterns," report researchers.

You can now play Super Mario 64 in your browser

The first level has been remade in beautiful high definition<p><i>Super Mario 64</i> is still an amazing game, but nearly 20 years after it first launched on the Nintendo 64, it looks pretty dated. But with a little love, it can look amazing. Computer science student Erik Roystan Ross recently decided to …


We have to save this cute rabbit dog thing before it's too late

Save the ili pika!<p>You see that cute critter? I hope you enjoy that photo. Savor it. That's the first image of an ili pika taken in 20 years. It's estimated only 2,900 Ili pika existed last time the species had its picture taken in the early 1990s. Today, that estimate is around 1,000 living ili …

Endangered Species

Twitch Plays Pokémon finally captures all 151 original monsters

More than a year after an ever-changing group of internet strangers first completed <i>Pokémon Red</i> by pressing random buttons, Twitch Plays Pokémon has finally caught every single one of the 151 collectible creatures in the Game Boy game. After 39 days of play, the final Pokémon — genetically modified …