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Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Clean Energy

DNA results are in: Early humans and Neanderthals made babies together

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been as lucky as our human ancestors in the long run, but that doesn't mean the two subspecies didn't <i>get</i> lucky.<p>Scientists have discovered that Homo sapiens -- that's us -- made more babies with archaic humanlike species than initially thought. That sexual history …

CNN

There's a New Compilation of French Retro Psychedelic Electronic Music Coming Our Way

'Cosmic Music, the Sequel' is the follow-up to 2013's 'Cosmic Music: A Voyage Through French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde'.<p><b>Image courtesy of Because Music</b><p>In 2013, the Parisian label Because Music released the retro compilation <i>Cosmic Machine: A Voyage Through French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde</i>. …

Psychedelia

Ikea's New Indoor Gardening Kit Will Bring Hydroponics To The Masses

Your salad game just got fresher than ever.

The Mind-Melting Psychedelic Illustrations of Christophe Gilland

Artist Christophe Gilland is an Irish-born Czech-Canadian Fench Citizen. Working in the mediums of ink, watercolor and graphite, he manages to create …

This Massive Waste-To-Energy Plant Will Be The Largest In The World

Stretching nearly a mile across and complete with a visitor’s center, the new incinerator will tackle China’s growing trash problem.<p>As cities figure out how to deal with growing piles of trash, they’re taking two paths. Some, like San Francisco, are aiming for zero waste–composting and recycling …

Pollution

How to Make a Panorama with Adobe Lightroom's New Boundary Warp Feature

Photo Merge to Panoramas with Adobe Lightroom<br>When Adobe Lightroom CC debuted, I had a chance to check out the <b>Photo Merge</b> features. The latest version …

Tutorials

Lightweight Velocité”Maglev” Hidden Motor Electric Bike

Imagine that instead of adding a motor to a bicycle, parts of the bicycle are designed to function as the motor. In this case the wheel rim contains …

Electric Vehicles

'Deadpool' exceeds all expectations with a record-breaking $135 million opening weekend — and it's not slowing down

Turns out audiences will flock to an adult-focused superhero movie.<p>Exceeding what its studio, Twentieth Century Fox, or anyone else in Hollywood thought it could earn, "Deadpool" has become the highest-grossing February release of all time with a three-day weekend total of $135 million, according …

Film Industry

What Marijuana Actually Does to Your Brain and Body

Marijuana. Pot. Weed. Whatever you call it, it’s the most popular illegal drug in the world, gaining support for legalization for both medicinal and …

Hardware Development: Spark Shows How to Make a Prototype PCB

Prototype 2 Production, a blog by the Spark team about bringing products to market, published the first of a three-part series this week on how to build a printed circuit board prototype. The guide, written by Spark’s head of supply chain Will Hart, walks readers through PCB fabrication specs, …

Microcontroller

H2 woah! Apple’s new spaceship campus will use recycled water

Tim Cook wasn’t lying when he claimed Apple’s new spaceship-style Campus 2 would be the company’s most cutting-edge, environmentally friendly construction to date.<p>A new $17.5 million project — approved by the Santa Clara Valley Water District board Tuesday night — will involve the laying of 13,300 …

Levi'S

Creepy Demon Girl From "The Ring" All Grown Up, No Longer Creepy

You have seven days to share this post on Facebook, or else.<p>Even after playing creepy undead movie monsters, child stars grow up. I know, I know, it's a shock to our collective system but what is journalism today if not a vehicle for the cold, hard facts? As BuzzFeed notes, actress Daveigh Chase, …

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology 'threaten civilisation'

Technologies join nuclear war, ecological catastrophe, super-volcanoes and asteroid impacts in Global Challenges Foundation’s risk report<p>Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology have been named alongside nuclear war, ecological catastrophe and super-volcano eruptions as “risks that threaten human …

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

Scientists say all the world’s data can fit on a DNA hard drive the size of a teaspoon

Even though it’s looking increasingly likely that humanity will find a way to wipe itself off the face of the Earth, there’s a chance that our creative output may live on. Servers, hard drives, flash drives, and disks will degrade (as will our libraries of paper books, of course), but a group of …

Genetics

Watch a trailer for one of the best sci-fi movies in years

Don Hertzfeldt's latest film is a masterpiece; you'll have a chance to watch it next month<p>I have no problem throwing about hyperbolic claims when it comes to <i>World of Tomorrow</i>, the new animated short by Don Hertzfeldt that premiered at Sundance and won the Grand Jury Prize in the shorts competition. …

How to Pitch Your Business to Customers, Investors or Anyone Else

Credit: EDHAR/Shutterstock<p>A great elevator pitch — the 30-second speech that tells someone about your business in a nutshell — is one of the most …

Public Relations

Hackers Hit Banks for $1 Billion, Security Company Says

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, the Russian security company Kaspersky Lab says in a report scheduled to be delivered Monday.<p>Most of the targets have been in Russia, the U.S., Germany, China and …

Cybersecurity

Van Gaal: I will buy a midfielder for Manchester United in the summer

The Dutchman says it is imperative he signs someone to add balance to an attack that boasts the likes of Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney …

Arsene Wenger: Manchester United's Louis van Gaal was right to go direct

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended Louis van Gaal's use of direct tactics in Manchester United's 1-1 draw at West Ham and insisted his team …

Danny Ings should forget Real Socieded - next year he could be at Manchester United

Burnley striker is in danger of damaging his own career prospects if he opts for a move to Spain when there is genuine interest from Old Trafford and Liverpool<p>Danny Ings could conceivably be <b>wearing the colours of Manchester United</b> or Liverpool next season, so the Burnley forward risks taking his …

Soccer

Climbing On Mount Denali

YouTube is 10 years old, but what will it look like in 2025?

Predictions for the future of Google’s online video service, from sports rights and games to co-viewing and voice recognition<p>YouTube’s first video may have been uploaded on 23 April 2005, but the website’s domain name was registered on 14 February. Hence the 10th birthday milestone this past …

Televisions

Hackers rob banks around the world of over $300 million

In what is appearing to be one of the largest bank thefts across the globe, hackers have managed to steal over $300 million from more than 100 banks …

Love is like cocaine: The remarkable, terrifying neuroscience of romance

Yes, you really are addicted to love<p>On popular websites, we read headlines such as “Scientists are finding that love really is a chemical addiction between people.” Love, of course, is not literally a chemical addiction. It’s a drive perhaps, or a feeling or an emotion, but not a chemical addiction …