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Mobile phones can cook sperm, scientists say, and may lead to a huge decrease in fertility rates

Mobile phones could be cooking the sperm of people who have them in their pockets, according to a new study.<p>Talking on a phone that’s charging and …

Research

Kids Born To Women Smoking Cannabis During Pregnancy Excel In One Aspect Of Brain Development

Researchers have stumbled on yet another surprising effect of marijuana: smoking cannabis during pregnancy produced New Zealand children who scored …

NASA says Earth will be plunged into darkness for 15 days in November? Well..

In case you haven't heard, the world will be plunged into darkness for 15 days in November, all thanks to rare phenomenon caused by the movement of …

Astronomy

Alien Species in Contact With Earth Right Now

Do you believe in Extraterrestrial Intelligence? What about the idea that not only do they exist, but that they are in contact with the Earth …

No, the iPhone 6s' camera and mic aren't spying on you

Whenever a device ships with a feature that involves always-on listening or watching, privacy concerns invariably come up -- and the iPhone 6s is no exception. In an attempt to address controversies before the 6s even ships, Apple has told <i>TechCrunch</i> that neither the always-on Siri voice commands …

Recall: Dodge Charger Airbags Can Deploy If the Doors Are Slammed

Don’t slam doors—it’s rude. And <i>definitely</i> don’t slam doors if you’re entering or exiting a 2011–2014 Dodge Charger, as doing so can cause overly sensitive side-curtain or side-impact airbags to deploy or the seatbelt pre-tensioners to engage, according to an expanded recall announced by …

Automotive Industry

A new firmware worm can infect Macs without a data connection

Apple computers have always been touted as more secure than other PCs because their firmware couldn’t be penetrated. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true, as a newly created self-replicating worm has shown.<p>Wired reports that security researchers Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson demonstrated a …

2016 Chevy Camaro teased as current-gen car prepares to hit 500k sales

Just as Chevrolet prepares to launch the sixth-generation Camaro, the current, fifth-generation car is about to hit a major milestone: 500,000 units sold in the United States. That's impressive, and to celebrate, Chevy has released this video, showing the Camaro Z/28 doing what it does best around …

Sports Cars

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade's Redesign Is Set to Spoil Any Driver

Loving the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is easy since there will be a lot to love for this amazing driving experience. You can get eight passengers inside, but the back row of seats is more kid than adult friendly. With the 4WD Premium version I drove, I could have lived in there since it's so …

Cadillac

The MythBusters take on Corning’s Gorilla Glass to see how it stacks up against the regular stuff (video)

The displays on most smartphones these days, including the iPhone, are made using Gorilla Glass from Corning, Inc., which is stronger and lighter than regular glass. Just how much stronger and lighter, exactly, is a question that was put to the test by MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as …

Audi Promises to Deliver Driverless Cars by 2016

Audi has pledged to commercially release a driverless car within two years.<p>Audi has pledged to commercially release a driverless car within two years.<p>Company chairman Rupert Stadler revealed at the Urban Future Awards in Berlin that its automated vehicles will hit the road in 2016 at the …

Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

Apple has a wide-ranging plan to keep its ever-expanding empire green—but it has a few holes.<p>The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm, but as the woman in charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: The panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still …

Steve Jobs had plans to make free, shared Wi-Fi the norm to improve iPhone experience

There were lots of hints that Steve Jobs was interested in changing the way we all access the internet on the devices he helped create. Back in 2011 there were reports that Apple considered developing its own network for the original iPhone that could potentially replace traditional carrier …

Audi puts self-driving A7 on road in highway testing

Audi dispatched its latest self-driving car prototype down the highways of Florida, previewing the autonomous technologies the German firm believes …

Teen's Smartphone Catches Fire Under Pillow As She Sleeps

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com<p>A 13-year-old Texas girl recently woke up to a nightmare. Her cell phone had ignited under her pillow, and the fire melted the handset and burned the pillow, bedsheet and mattress.<p>Ariel Tolfree told Fox 4 in Dallas-Forth Worth that her Samsung Galaxy S4 slipped under her …

You can already preorder a 24-karat-gold iPhone 6

It's still months until the iPhone 6 is expected to launch, but luxury accessory maker Brikk has put its $4,500 -- or more -- gold and platinum versions up for preorder.<p>Anyone who has attempted to preorder an iPhone knows the hassle of either waiting in a long line at an Apple store or staying up …

Mobile Technology

Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater.<p>More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a drilling mishap.<p>The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns …

All About the Tesla Model 3

Tesla now has more than 400,000 pre-orders for its smaller, more affordable sedan, and more specs about the long-awaited electric car are beginning to come out.<p><b>UPDATE, July 10, 2017</b>: Elon Musk tweeted pictures of the first production model—the outside, anyway.<p><b>UPDATE, July 3, 2017:</b> Elon Musk said on …

Chrysler Recalls 895,000 SUVs for Vanity Mirror Fires

Stop looking at your glorious moustache in the mirror, Ron Burgundy—your Dodge Durango’s sun visor might be melting.<p>Chrysler is recalling the 2011–2014 Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee for electrical shorts within the sun visor’s vanity-mirror lamp circuit. During repairs to the vehicle’s headliner, …

Chrysler

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Solar Roadways raises $1M for solar-panel covered roads [w/video]

<i>UPDATE: the campaign has been extended to June 20. See the press release below</i>.<p>The concept of using roads as solar cells seems like a great idea until you start considering all of the damage that streets regularly have to handle. From freezing water to overloaded vehicles, the nation's highways …

A Tractor Beam Made Of Sound Waves

The device can move around centimeter-sized objects.<p>Tractor beams (short for "attractor beams," which can bring one object closer to another from a distance) are a common trope in science fiction. But could they be made in real life? Researchers made news earlier this year when they created a kind …

Physics

GM midsize SUVs lead IIHS safety tests, Honda Pilot disappoints [w/videos]

General Motors finally has something to celebrate about. The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain aced the latest round of small overlap front crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety among nine midsize SUVs, and they both scored a Top Safety Pick+ accolade. However, Honda, Mazda …