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Vanadium-Flow Batteries: The Energy Storage Breakthrough We've Needed

The latest, greatest utility-scale battery storage technology to emerge on the commercial market is the vanadium redox battery, also known as the vanadium flow battery.<p>V-flow batteries are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored …

Clean Energy

Even the Flowers Sing at This High-Tech Botanical Garden

Finally, the permission to play in the woods after dark you’ve always wanted.<p>It may be called a “holiday light show,” but don’t let that scare you. There’s not a single Santa suit or manger in sight at <i>Enchanted: Forest of Light</i>, the weird and rather wonderful after-hours installation at LA’s …

Southern California

3tags.org

New Nanotech Could Allow Phones to Fully Charge in Seconds

Bite-size Supercapacitors<p>Consumer electronic devices are becoming more powerful while shedding or maintaining size. These smaller gadgets require …

German lawmaker says Europe must consider own nuclear deterrence plan | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe needs to think about developing its own nuclear deterrent strategy given concerns that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump could scale back U.S. military commitments in Europe, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said.<p>French Marine officers wait atop …

North Africa

This Spellbinding Star Map Will Make Your Inner Space Geek Drool

The men and women who came up with the 88 officially-recognized constellations definitely had richer imaginations than I do. I don’t see animals, …

Astronomy

High-Speed Electrons Have Been Spotted Outside Earth's Magnetic Field, And NASA Can't Explain It

So fast, they break current physics models.<p>In the region of space just outside Earth’s magnetic field, NASA has detected electrons that are being …

A Japanese company has created mind-blowingly real dinosaur robots

Humanity has had a pretty good run in the last century, with the whole landing on the moon, inventing the internet type stuff. But it all pales in …

Jurassic Park

$1,499 Phantom 4 Pro puts DJI way out in front of the camera drone market ... again

They say competition breeds innovation, but it's hard to say that axiom holds up in the prosumer drone market. Because nobody has been able to touch …

The FAA's Plan to Modernize Air Traffic Control Is in Trouble

There's no end date or price tag in sight.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration has little to show for a decade of work on modernizing air traffic control, and faces barriers and billions more in spending to realize its full benefits, says a report released Tuesday by a government watchdog.<p>The FAA …

Your Brain Wants You to Fail. Here's How to Stop It

What if you could unlock the full potential of your brain?<p>The brain is wired for us to fail, at least if you don't know how to use it properly. And since it doesn't come with a user's manual, not many of us fully understand it. Even neuroscientists are constantly discovering new things about the …

Dry adhesive holds in extreme cold, strengthens in extreme heat

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Dayton Air Force Research Laboratory and China have developed a new dry adhesive that bonds in …

Case Western Reserve University

New LEDs may offer better way to clean water in remote areas

COLUMBUS, Ohio–For the first time, researchers have created light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on lightweight flexible metal foil.<p>Engineers at The Ohio …

Precaution and governance of emerging technologies

Precautionary approaches to governance of emerging technology, which call for constraints on the use of technology whose potential harms and other …

Robot flying taxi takes its first autonomous flight

An air mule by any other name<p>Nine years ago, the Air Mule was an almost-believable concept: a flying robot taxi that could get people out of dangerous battlefields without endangering a pilot or crew. It was the exact sort of gizmo one expects from <i>Popular Science</i>: an amazing machine of the future, …

Flying Car

New Blazing-Fast Wireless Tech Could Mean Cordless VR

A new device by a group of MIT researchers could enable wireless streaming to your VR headset.<p>Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a new technology that allows for high-speed wireless data transmission. This technology could be used to enable …

Thousands stranded and towns cut off after New Zealand quakes – as it happened

As New Zealand counts the costs of the earthquake, Eleanor Ainge Roy in Hanmer Springs, rounds up the latest developments.<p>'Like living on a waking dragon': New Zealanders count cost of earthquake<p>Read more<p>That’s it for the live blog for now. There will be more updates on our New Zealand earthquake …

Roads

Hand-dug Holocaust escape tunnel discovered in Lithuania

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Jewish prisoners used spoons and their bare hands to dig the tunnel in Lithuania's Ponar forest during World War II, hoping it would lead them to freedom.<p>In the end, 15 managed to escape -- but only 11 survived.<p>Now, a group of researchers using ground-penetrating radar has found the …

History

Scientists build atom-scale sub that moves at 'breakneck' speeds

There are still no nanobots plying our bloodstreams, seeking and destroying cancer and other diseases. However, scientists at Rice University have just built a molecule-scale "submarine," so that's a pretty positive step towards "Fantastic Voyage." Mades at the same lab that developed "nanocars," …

12 Of The Most Unusual Restaurants You Must Visit!

The world is a pretty bizarre place full of weird stuff. From fascinating creatures to splendid architecture and amazing routes…there are so many …

Food & Dining

Dubai is to test the feasibility of hyperloop trains

FOR years Elon Musk, a South African-born tech entrepreneur, has been telling anyone who will listen that the future of travel is the hyperloop. …

Hyperloop One to test the feasibility of Hyperloop in Dubai

While we have been looking at how things are changing in the travel industry as it is now, Elon Musk, the visionary CEO of Tesla, has been looking …

Semiconductor-free microelectronic device allows high power

Scientists have developed the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device which conducts 1,000 per cent more electricity …

VW's Future Electric Car Will Have an Augmented Reality Navigation System

Using all sorts of futuristic tech, navigation directions will appear to be projected on the road in front of you.<p>Volkswagen's upcoming, all-electric I.D., previewed in concept form a few months ago at the Paris Motor Show, is as important to the company as the original Beetle and Golf. The concept …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Falcon 9 Rocket on Drone Ship

SpaceX is working hard to help further space exploration. The company has been working with the 2-stage Falcon 9 rocket in a series of missions (such …

Space Exploration

3D-printed turbine can power 10,000 homes using carbon dioxide

These days engineers are fervently working towards solving a pressing crisis--efficient energy. GE Global Research has developed an ingenious carbon …

Carbon Dioxide

NASA's senior photographer offers up the best ways to shoot tonight's rare supermoon

It's an event worth remembering since there won't be another supermoon like it for the next 18 years. So, get your cameras ready and follow the advice of NASA's lead photographer Bill Ingalls:<p>"Don't make the mistake of photographing the moon by itself with no reference to anything. Instead, think …