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GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Clean Energy

These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200

Colombian company Conceptos Plásticos saw two pressing issues in the world and decided to tackle both with recycled building materials. One issue is …

Google Backs Renewable Energy in Asia

All those Google searches take a whole lot of power.<p>Google announced Thursday that the company is funding the Center for Resource Solutions in Taiwan …

Websites ordered to purge all reports related to documents following publication of political elite’s offshore secrets<p>Chinese censors have stepped up their censorship of websites, ordering all content related to the Panama Papers to be scrubbed as new revelations emerged of how relatives of some of …

China

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Vietnamese speak about their expectations from new leaders

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam is holding an eight-day congress to choose new set of leaders who will govern for the …

India to build satellite tracking station in Vietnam that offers eye on China | Reuters

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - India will set up a satellite tracking and imaging centre in southern Vietnam that will give Hanoi access to pictures from Indian earth observation satellites that cover the region, including China and the South China Sea, Indian officials said.<p>People watch as …

Vietnam PM Nguyen Tan Dung pulls out of party boss race

<b>Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has withdrawn from the contest to lead the ruling Communist Party.</b><p>He failed to win sufficient support among delegates at the party congress, clearing the way for incumbent General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to remain in post.<p>Correspondents say the political …

The 7 worst (and 7 best) Chinese takeout dishes

Chinese takeout is a fact of life—what other kind of food are you supposed to eat when you're burning the midnight oil at the office or recovering from the Worst Hangover of Your Life? Problem is, most dishes come deep-fried, slathered in caloric oils, and doused with sugary sauces. Some entrees …

Taiwan stages military drills on island off Chinese coast

KINMEN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan held small-scale military drills on an island it controls just off the Chinese coast Tuesday, in a renewed signal of its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats.<p>The head of Kinmen's defense command said the beach landing exercise and simulated attack by the …

I Trained with Actual Soldiers in This Realistic Military Shooter

A peek into the intersection between real military experience and video games.<p>"Contact one-oh-five, danger close!"<p>A chorus of gunfire erupts from the hill to our east. Along the rise I can barely spy the vague shape of enemy soldiers. Aiming down the sights, I squeeze a burst into the thick …

10. The Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

One of the most noticeable patterns in the online video game community is what I like to call the 'hype-outrage paradigm'. With a little push from …

They’re Racking up the Miles, but Are Self-Driving Cars Getting Safer? - MIT Technology Review

It’s a big week for robot cars. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is in Detroit today to talk about how the Obama administration plans to smooth …

Obama Administration

NASA shows off their humanoid robot that they want to send to Mars

NASA released new footage of the humanoid robot they want to send to Mars.<p>The robot, named Valkyrie, is being tested for its ability to handle the red planet's rocky terrain and hope it can also assist future astronauts with lifting heavy objects.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Lamar Salter. Original reporting by</i> …

Here's Why Cruise Ship Wi-Fi Is About to Get Way Better

Smartships with cocktail-wielding robots is just the beginning.<p>Cruise ships have long lagged the rest of the travel industry when it comes to …

The Grid: Startup Promises AI Webdesign for the Masses

The Gutenberg Press revolutionized printing in the 15th century, but it wasn't until the 1980s that the dot matrix printer brought the ability to print into every home.<p>Today, the much celebrated power of the Internet to demolish barriers to publishing for the average person still requires the use …

Hong Kong start-up to bet millions on hedge fund run by artificial intelligence

A financial tech start-up based in Hong Kong will soon launch a hedge fund in the US managed by artificial intelligence.<p>Ben Goertzel, co-founder and …

Is Ultron inevitable? PBS video explores whether AI is out to get us

There's been a lot of talk lately about artificial intelligence, with the likes of Bill Gates, Elon Musk and even Stephen Hawking expressing concern that smart machines will turn on us. Are they right?<p>With " Avengers: Age of Ultron" beginning its international theatrical release this week, the time …

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Brains vs AI

The Players<p>Dong Kim<p>Dong “Donger Kim” is a professional poker player who focuses on Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em. In his career, he has established …

The shadow of Cambodia's violent past still looms over the Kingdom today - Southeast Asia Globe Magazine

<b>Forty years ago, the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh, ushering in unprecedented death and destruction. This short but seismic era casts</b> <b>a long shadow</b> …

Asia

Thought-Provoking Cinemagraphs of Both City Life and the Natural Outdoors

Is it a picture or a looped video? Well something in between, but it is surely entertaining to look at. Photographer Julien Douvier uses a myriad of …

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible - Move to Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa—This is too nice a place to spawn a war cry. But if the city had one, it would be the sen­ti­ment heard across a down­town …

Detroit With a Boardwalk

Why Atlantic City is dying.<p>Thirty years ago, disgraced Atlantic City Mayor Michael Matthews stood in front of a federal judge and pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe from an FBI agent posing as a mobster.<p>It was 1984. Atlantic City was a boomtown then, just six years into the casino gambling era …

Go from orbit to surface in this 10-minute clip of Star Citizen gameplay

Citizen Con 2014 — a gathering for Cloud Imperium's upcoming space epic <i>Star Citizen</i> — happened on Friday in Los Angeles and from it comes this 10 minute excerpt of a livestream showing the broad range of gameplay it offers.<p>If the resolution is poor or framerate drops, that's because it's a capture …

This is Star Citizen's Persistent Universe and Planetside Demo (Video Star Citizen)

Gamers' funding fuels meteoric rise of 'Star Citizen'

Chris Roberts' brain spun out a grand vision: a rich, immersive galaxy; exquisite spaceships traversing between infinite star systems with thousands of computer gamers manning the cockpits, racing, dogfighting and defending humanity.<p>He would call his game "Star Citizen." It would be big. It would …