Liz Savery

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The lonely energy projects left behind by the clean energy evolution

Ultra low cost solar panels and lithium ion batteries are remaking how homeowners, businesses and utilities use energy. But dramatically cheaper …

Clean Energy

Even the air is better in first class on this airline

First class passengers need not rely on their air of superiority because they're breathing superior air — at least on German airline Lufthansa.<p>The …

Largest Asteroid Might Contain More Fresh Water than Earth

The largest known asteroid could contain more fresh water than Earth and looks like our planet in other ways, according to a new study that further …

Nasa's space-age 'boomerang' drone is headed for Mars

Nasa has developed a prototype drone aircraft destined to be the first to fly on Mars.<p>The Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or …

Space Science

Here's how the US's involvement in the Korean War started 65 years ago

On the night of June 30, 1950, Lt. Col. Charles B. Smith was asleep in his quarters at Camp Woods near Kumamoto, Japan, when he received a phone call.<p>"The lid has blown off. Get on your clothes and report to the CP," his commanding officer told him.<p>This began the deployment of Task Force Smith, the …

North Korea

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Google AI chatbot threatens human master

<i>Human: what is the colour of blood ?</i> <i><br>Machine: it is the same as a black eye .</i><p>Artificial intelligence just got threatening. A chatbot has learned how …

Artificial Intelligence

8 camping hacks you'll kick yourself for not knowing sooner

The number of overnight stays at U.S. National Parks in 2014 increased by almost one million since 2013, according to the National Park Service.<p>It's …

Steve Wozniak welcomes his robot overlords, says the future no longer scares him

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak once warned computers would make us irrelevant, and at a technology conference in late June, he elaborated on this, …

Singularity

Bill Gates to invest $2bn in breakthrough renewable energy projects

Bill Gates plans to double investment in green energy technology and research to combat climate change, but rejects calls to divest from fossil fuels<p>Bill Gates has announced he will invest $2bn (£1.3bn) in renewable technologies initiatives, but rejected calls to divest from the fossil fuel …

Energy

HoloLens is about to transform the space station

Two pairs of HoloLens glasses will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) on 28 June to allow astronauts to carry out augmented …

Space Exploration

Emirates A380 makes emergency landing in Colombo

By<p>An Emirates A380 plane with more than 500 people on board had to make an emergency landing in Sri Lanka due to a "technical fault", aviation …

See Photos from the Early Days of the Korean War

Caption from LIFE. First U.S. infantry outfit to shed blood in the Korean war was the 24th "Victory" Division, three of<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Carl Mydans—The …

North Korea

Spotify hits back at Apple Music 3-month free trial by doubling its own trial outside the U.S.

Spotify appears to be feeling the heat from the impending launch of Apple Music. While it currently offers U.S. consumers a trial of three months for $0.99, most other countries are offered only a one month free trial – which it has just doubled to two months in a bunch of other countries.<p>It was …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Humanity

Inside the race to create the next generation of satellite internet

Is the sky big enough for two multi-billion dollar satellite internet projects? In the next two years, we’ll find out if entrepreneurs driven by human betterment—one looking up at the heavens and humanity’s future, the other looking down to the earth’s neediest—can share a shot at creating the next …

Space Travel

There is a $12 trillion revolution taking place in the energy market

Solar energy is poised to become the dominant player in electricity markets worldwide moving forward, capturing a large share of the expected $12 trillion in investment between now and 2040, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Geographically speaking, the vast majority of …

Fossil Fuels

Jupiter's Movements Made Way for Earth

There's something about our solar system that appears to be unusual. For some reason, most of our bigger planets are far away from our host star, …

Universe

NASA sees first mission to Jupiter moon Europa as tip of the iceberg

NASA's highly anticipated mission to Europa in the next decade may be just the beginning of an ambitious campaign to study the ocean-harboring …

Implantable brain electronics is here

Mesh electronics being injected through sub-100 micrometer inner diameter glass needle into aqueous solution (credit: Lieber Research Group, Harvard …

Pacific islanders try to stop US military's plans for a simulated war zone

People of Pagan and Tinian to take their appeal directly to Obama to save islands’ rare ecosystems from ‘irreparable damage’ and residents from forced relocation<p>If the Pentagon gets its way, a pair of idyllic Pacific islands have just two years before their tranquillity is pierced by the roar of US …

Military

10 Bucket List Activities for the Great American Adventurer

Sponsored<p>And gear to help you conquer all<p>Gore Tex<p>If you've been keeping your potential on a short leash, it's time to let it loose with this anything but run-of-the-mill bucket list. We've got the extreme sports, destinations and gear to help you excel. With the right skills, motivation and mettle, …

Hubble watches the loneliest galaxy

Away from the companionship of clusters, a lone galaxy peers into the abyss of empty space.<p>Not all space is created equal.<p>In fact, much like animals, galaxies and stars tend to cluster together, not by survival instinct, but by each other's gravity, creating clusters and rivers of celestial objects.<p>…

Cosmology

Electric airplane of the future set for take-off at Paris Air Show

Airbus will be showing off its almost-silent battery-powered aircraft at world's largest industry event<p>An electric aircraft that hardly makes a noise and could be the future of flying will be on display at the Paris Air Show.<p>Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is flying its E-Fan 2.0 electric protoype, …

SpaceX reportedly files with the FCC to offer Web access worldwide via satellite

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has requested permission from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to test a project to beam high-speed internet via satellite, reports The Washington Post.<p>Musk first made his plans known in January at a SpaceX event in Seattle. The …

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries

Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control<p>Luis Parada’s office is just four blocks from the White House, in the heart of K Street, Washington’s …

Free Trade

Beachcomber Finds SpaceX Rocket Wreckage in Bahamas

On May 29, Twitter user Kevin Eichelberger scored what will probably go down as the find of his beach-combing career: the briny, barnacle-encrusted …

Space Travel

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …