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It now owns five of the world’s six largest solar-module manufacturing firms and the largest wind-turbine manufacturer<p>China is cementing its global dominance of renewable energy and supporting technologies, aggressively investing in them both at home and around the globe, leaving countries …

Renewable Energy

'It gave me superpowers': The men who say sexual abstinence changed their lives

A man who gave up masturbation for 700 days says his abstinence gave him "superpowers".<p>He is one of 200,000 men who have joined the "NoFap" online …

Self Control

'Nano-machines' win European trio chemistry Nobel prize

A European trio of chemists have won the Nobel prize in chemistry for developing “nano-machines”, an advance that paved the way for the world’s first smart materials.<p>Sir Fraser Stoddart, from Scotland, Bernard Feringa, from the Netherlands, and Jean-Pierre Sauvage, from France, will share the 8m …

Nobel Prize

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power …

Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

A scientist in Sweden has started trying to edit the DNA in healthy human embryos, NPR has learned.<p>The step by the developmental biologist Fredrik Lanner makes him the first researcher known to attempt to modify the genes of healthy human embryos. That has long been considered taboo because of …

Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg.<p>The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men.<p>It was …

Genetics

World's tallest and longest glass bridge closes after only 13 days

The hype surrounding the world’s tallest and longest glass bridge was was intense when it opened on August 20. Located in China, the record-breaking …

Surgeon Says Tesla Model X Saved His Family

Tesla has received much praise this week, particularly from Dr. Jonathan Braman, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. …

San Diego to become largest U.S. city to run on 100% renewable energy

San Diego is not waiting for Washington to get its act together on climate change. The southern California city is moving forward with an ambitious …

Where we're going we don't need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lenses

With Gear VR, Samsung was one of the first companies to get its foot in the virtual reality door. Now, it looks like the South Korean electronics giant is experimenting with augmented reality.<p>Samsung has received a patent for "smart" contact lenses, which it originally filed in September 2014. The …

Augmented Reality

Panama -- The Coming Crash Of Capitalism

Watching the alarming scene of global capitalism today is akin to seeing a vehicle hurtling at full speed towards a wall and while shouting and screaming on the sidelines the pilot remains oblivious and keeps pushing on the accelerator. You know it is going to crash as you watch in disbelieving …

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

1/<p>Here's Tesla's first Gigafactory, just outside Sparks, Nevada.<p>YouTube/Above Reno<p>2/<p>Tesla spent an estimated $4.5 million to build the first phase of …

Watch Jeff Bezos’ Space Company Successfully Land a Rocket (for the 3rd Time)

Blue Origin, the spaceflight company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, tested its flagship rocket again Saturday, marking the third time that the …

Toyota Patents New Augmented Reality Windshield Tech

Toyota's system dynamically moves driver information around to the optimal spot.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than their peers?<p>More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), or, in other words, their ability to identify and …

Emotional Intelligence

Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

Being Wrong About Fundamental Physics Is Pretty Exciting Too

New antineutrino results from China don't yet have an explanation, which is maybe a good thing.<p><i>Correction: An earlier version of this article identified the Daya Bay research as originating in Japan, while the researchers and institutions involved are from China. The post has since been updated.</i> …

Quantum Break Is a Shooter With Brains

Time manipulation, satisfying combat, and superpowers mix to make a refreshingly different action game.<p>There really aren’t very many games about time …

Meteorite Killed Man at Indian College, Says Chief Minister

By<p>Aditi Malhotra<p>Aditi Malhotra<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@A4iti<p>aditi91<p>Google+<p>aditi.malhotra@wsj.com<p>A man was killed and three others were injured Saturday in what authorities said was a meteorite strike at a college campus in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.<p>An unidentified object left …

Tamil Nadu

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Mayo Clinic

Scientists Win Approval to Use Gene Editing Technology on Human Embryos

CRISPR-Cas9 may soon be used on viable embryos for the first time.<p>CRISPR has been a hot topic lately, and it's not hard to see why: It's the kind of genetic editing science fiction has predicted for years at an incredibly low cost. But to date, it hasn't been used on human embryos. It seems that's …

Genetics

Researchers have achieved the next breakthrough in quantum physics

These knots aren't quite the same as the ones you might tie to moor a boat to a jetty — they've been made in a superfluid form of quantum matter called Bose-Einstein Condensate, or BEC, and are more like smoke rings than traditional knots.<p>"For decades, physicists have been theoretically predicting …

Is The Multiverse A Scientific Theory?

Anyone can come up with a theory, which in common parlance, simply means “an idea for how something works.” But in order to be a <i>scientific</i> theory, you have to do a lot more. In particular, any new scientific theory has to look at the current framework of science, including the current leading/best …

Europe wants to build a village on the moon

The International Space Station, as amazing as it is, isn’t going to be around forever—or even for very long. Sometime in the 2020s, the program will come to an end. Europe has been thinking about where it will carry out space research after this date, and it’s aiming high. At the moon.<p>We’ve known …

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon

WARNING: Graphic picture. Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero claims the first head transplant has been carried out on a monkey<p>A surgeon claims to have carried out the first head transplant on a monkey ahead of plans to attempt the controversial procedure on a human by the end of next year.<p>Italian …

Control of CRISPR, biotech’s most promising breakthrough, is in dispute

A futuristic gene-editing technology holds almost fantastical promise to turn biologists' wildest dreams into reality. The technology called CRISPR could one day be used to delete the HIV virus from patients' cells, create a limitless supply of organs for transplant and produce better crops. …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Says He Wants To Launch Trump Into Space

Says he's saving a seat aboard his Blue Origin rocket<p>Business tycoon/reality-TV star/leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump caused the biggest controversy yet of his 2016 campaign on Monday evening, when his campaign released a proposal to bar all Muslims from entering the United …

Donald Trump

Why the World's Most Powerful Telescope Has Just Been Ruled Unlawful

Last week, Hawaii’s Supreme Court voided a construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), a $1.4 billion observatory that would peer into …

Telescopes

Microsoft explains how its augmented reality headset HoloLens is going to work

Controlling a device that has no physical input will take users time to learn and Microsoft is clearly looking to get the first users adjusted quickly.<p>Microsoft previously let developers and employees show off apps and games running on HoloLens, including "Halo 5: Guardians," Netflix and "Candy …