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Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time

Electric cars could soon have as much range as petrol and diesel cars -- and recharge in a matter of minutes -- thanks to what researchers are calling a "breakthrough" in energy storage technology. Teams from Bristol University and Surrey University have created a new material for supercapacitors, …

Clean Energy

Eating greens and doing cardio is not the way to get lean, says personal trainer

If you’re looking to lose fat and get in shape, you might be thinking you need to spend every evening pounding the pavements, slogging away on the …

Exercise

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

These reports of mass mortality events are probably underestimates in terms of occurrence and sheer magnitude Adam Siepielski<p>There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across the …

Climate Change

Monarch butterfly migration was off this year and researchers are worried

Thanksgiving was right around the corner, and a sizable number of one of America's most famous migrants could be seen still sputtering south. Not across the Texas-Mexico border, where most monarch butterflies should be by that time of year. These fluttered tardily through the migratory funnel that …

Biodiversity

Battery Storage Revolution Could 'Sound the Death Knell for Fossil Fuels'

If we want to accelerate the world's renewable energy transition, we'll have to modernize the electric grid and we'll need much better batteries. …

Colonoscopy? How About a Blood Test?

Nobody likes getting a colonoscopy. For the people who catch colon cancer early thanks to that bowel camera, the standard screening—every 5 to 10 …

The home of Wall Street announced on Wednesday that it will be divesting its massive pension fund from fossil fuels. That hits fossil fuel giants where it hurts<p>Over the years, the capital of the fight against climate change has been Kyoto, or Paris – that’s where the symbolic political agreements …

Energy

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

George Mason

Alternative to silicon offers cheaper solar power

The ability to transform the energy of the sun into electricity has already changed energy markets around the world. Last year more than 90 gigawatts …

Are you left-handed? Scientists have discovered the reason behind it

Past research suggests being right or left handed is connected to the human brain.<p>People have been wondering for a long time why only 10 percent of …

Oxygen Is Disappearing From the World's Oceans at an Alarmingly Rapid Pace

Tech & Science Ocean Oxygen Climate Change<p><i>Updated |</i> The ocean is running out of oxygen at a rapid speed—and the depletion could choke to death much …

Why Aren’t My Vitamin D Supplements Raising My Vitamin D Levels?

For most of my adult life, I’ve been diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency. I take a vitamin D supplement every morning, yet I still never seem to have …

New double-pane quantum dot solar windows generate power with better efficiency

Researchers at an American national laboratory have now employed quantum dots for double-pane solar windows that offer shading, insulation, and, of …

Edward Snowden made an app to protect your laptop

Wait, Snowden built an app?<p>Earlier this year, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Jacqueline Moudeina, the first female lawyer in Chad and a legendary human rights advocate who has worked tirelessly to bring former dictator Hissène Habré to justice. Habré was convicted of human rights abuses …

Toyota wants to sell more than 1 million electric cars by 2030

At least 10 new EVs and fuel cell vehicles coming, with all cars electrified by 2025<p>Toyota is the latest automaker to announce a significant electrified push for the next decade as the global car market tries to embrace more plug-ins and fuel cells to meet increasingly stringent emissions standards.<p>…

Florida company using ‘solar cell of the future’ to develop 500W, ~24% efficient panel

Solartech Universal is a South Florida solar panel manufacturer that started with a family discussion in the kitchen in 2012. Sometime in 2018 or 2019, if all goes well, they’re going to launch a ~24% efficient, 480-500W glass on glass bifacial heterojunction solar panel for the commercial and …

Solar Power

Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.<p>"My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Luis Elizondo …

Paranormal

Tesla is prohibiting commercial drivers from using its Supercharger stations

The company is concerned about crowding at the stations<p>If you plan to buy a Tesla for your job, you won’t be able to use the company’s Supercharger stations anymore. The company recently released a new policy called Supercharger Fair Use, which prohibits new commercial drivers from using the …

This Darling Marsupial Was Found Alive After Presumed Extinct For Over 100 Years

Look at that little nose!<p>A small, adorable-but-deadly carnivorous marsupial thought extinct in the Australian state of New South Wales has been …

PHOTOS: Animals That Could Disappear Because Of Us

Earth is facing an extinction crisis – and humans shoulder the blame.<p>Wildlife poaching and illegal trade. Climate change. Urbanization. Mining. These are some of the myriad things we do that endanger animals and, in the process, damage our own well-being.<p>Three-quarters of the Earth's estimated 8.7 …

Extinction

Koch Brothers Are Cities' New Obstacle to Building Broadband

The three Republican commissioners now in power at the FCC voted this week to erase the agency's legal authority over high-speed Internet providers. …

Net Neutrality

Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

Chris Newman used to be a software engineering manager, well-paid, but he worked long hours, ate fast food and went to the doctor a lot.<p>Eventually, enough was enough. He and his wife moved from the Washington, D.C., area to Charlottesville, Va., to become farmers. Now he is healthier, has fewer …

Agriculture

Earth will likely warm way beyond the crucial tipping point that the Paris agreement was meant to avoid

Two years ago this week, the world came together in Paris to sign a landmark agreement aimed at stopping the Earth's temperature from rising dangerously high.<p>But according to a new report from Climate Tracker, an independent research group, we're way off track to hit the target laid out in the …

Can these water-gathering devices help avert 'pipeageddon?'

Americans take tap water for granted. We tend to assume we can have all the potable water we want with the twist of a tap. But with rising temperatures and population growth depleting freshwater sources faster than they’re being replenished, experts say we may no longer be able to depend upon a …

Water

This TV Meteorologist Has Absolutely Had It With The Flat-Earth Movement

Keith Carson has a simple challenge for those who think the Earth is flat.<p>Count meteorologist Keith Carson among those working in the scientific community who’ve had just about enough of the “flat-Earth” movement.<p>Carson, who works for NBC affiliates WCSH and WLBZ in Maine, spent nearly five minutes …

SunPower's new solar shingles are 15% more efficient than conventional photovoltaics

SunPower has achieved a 15 percent efficiency increase in its panels in part by incorporating a novel design: solar shingles. For only $9 in …

Clean Energy

Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling Predators

The 57-million-year-old fossil is both fearsome and comical: a long-beaked penguin that stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed about 220 pounds.<p>“It was as tall as a medium-sized man,” said Gerald Mayr, a paleontologist at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, and lead author of …

Paleontology

A 99-million-year-old fossil shows even dinosaurs got bitten by ticks

Mosquitoes weren't the only creatures to feed off the blood of dinosaurs and then to get trapped in amber.<p>Blood-sucking ticks also feasted off dinosaurs 99 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications that examines a Burmese amber fossil containing a …

Dinosaurs

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

<i>This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization</i><i>.</i><p>Having health insurance is supposed to save you money on your prescriptions. But increasingly, consumers are finding that isn’t the case.<p>Patrik …

Health Care

A stable plasma ring has been created in open air for the first time ever

by Dom Galeon November 16, 2017 Hard Science 32288<p>Like Magic, Only Better<p>When it was first described in the 1920s by physicist Irvin Langmuir, plasma …

Physics