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Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April

(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday.<p>A Tesla logo is seen at its planned store in Hanam, South Korea, December 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji<p>The solar-powered roof shingles were unveiled …

Long-lost Stradivarius violin thrills audiences again

After being lost for decades, a rare Stradivarius violin is ready to thrill audiences again.<p>The 18th century instrument was stolen from its owner, violinist Roman Totenberg, who died in 2012.<p>Recovered two years ago, it has just been played in public at a private concert in New York by his former …

Regional Spotlight: Fiddle or Violin?

Violinist Ariana Kim grew up in the Twin Cities, and she now has a flourishing career as a chamber musician throughout the country. Her newest …

Why Stradivari violins smash auction records - CNN Style

Written by Nick Glass, CNN<p>Samuel Staples, a fresh-faced 20-year-old from London's Guildhall School of Music & Drama, appears nonchalant. His black leather jacket is off and he's raring to go. His excitement is palpable. He's been playing the violin since he was five, but this is the first time …

Tesla Model 3’s user interface is designed with self-driving in mind, Elon Musk says no head-up display

After almost a year of rumors and speculation, Elon Musk did everything but confirmed today that the Tesla Model 3 will not feature a head-up display. Interestingly, Musk didn’t offer any alternative for the instrument cluster and instead, he said that drivers don’t need the information as much due …

How to Become More Flexible

Taking steps to become more flexible may not be your—or your doctor's—top health concern. But you'll benefit in several important ways by adding some …

Mars may have had one big moon instead of two small ones, Nasa study finds

Fresh research has revealed Mars could once have had one big moon instead of two smaller ones which will eventually form rings similar to Saturn.<p>The …

Astronomy

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

An A.I. Just Developed Its Own New Language

New research from OpenAI and UC Berkeley has created A.I. agents that can form and use their own new language, without instruction, whenever they …

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …

Artificial Intelligence

The microbes in your body that you couldn't live without

For a healthy body full of ‘good’ bacteria, you may need to do a lot more than eat a probiotic yoghurt, as Adam Rutherford discovered when he took a rather uncomfortable test.<p>It began with what can only be described as an ingenious invention. It’s a fold-out sheet, with sticky tabs at the front and …

The 3 ways that parallel Universes could be real

When a quantum interaction happens, one interpretation leads to an infinite number of parallel Universes. Here’s how that could be true.<p><i>“As an</i> …

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

A 130-Year-Old Fact About Dinosaurs Might Be Wrong

New research on the creatures’ family tree could “shake dinosaur paleontology to its core.”<p>When I first read Matthew Baron’s new dinosaur study, I actually gasped.<p>For most of my life, I’ve believed that the dinosaurs fell into two major groups: the lizard-hipped saurischians, which included the …

Quiz: Are You An Android Or iPhone Person?

Brace yourself.<p>This simple dilemma has divided potential smartphone owners for years: Should I buy an iPhone or an Android device?<p>If you can't decide, perhaps this personality quiz will help.<p>It's based on the results of a Yahoo Tech survey of 1,000 smartphone owners. Yahoo asked the respondents …

Universe Likely Has Many Extinct Civilizations: Study

Unless a typical civilization lasts much longer than ours, it's likely that others have gone extinct.

7 space mysteries no scientist can explain

But considering we've explored only a teeny-tiny corner of the universe, there's a lot of big questions we don't have answers for yet.<p>Here are some of the biggest unsolved mysteries about space.

Particles

9 Things You Never Knew Your Brain Could Do

9 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know The Brain Could Do<p><i>No other brain in the animal kingdom is capable of generating the kind of higher consciousness</i> …

A Mysterious Object From Earth's Distant Past Has Returned

A first-of-its-kind space rock filled with pristine material from the formation of the Earth itself has returned to the inner solar system, after …

Belgium

Nasa releases stunning 360-degree view of Mars taken by Curiosity rover

Nasa have released a stunning 360-degree panorama acquired by the Mastcam on the space agency's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016.<p>The panorama has been recorded as part of long-term campaign to document the context and details of the geology and landforms along Curiosity's traverse since …

How Do We Know The Age Of The Universe?

In an ideal world, when we want to uncover the answer to a question like “what is the age of the Universe,” we’d have an incredible number of independent lines of evidence, all converging to the same answer. But in reality, there are only two good ones, and one is better than the other.<p>The “good” …

Princeton University

Apple Employee Found Dead at Headquarters Committed Suicide

(Reuters) – The Apple employee found dead at the company’s California headquarters died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, police said on …