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Engineers Just Created The Most Efficient Solar Cells Ever

Yes!<p>Australian engineers have taken us closer than ever before to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion, by building …

NASA gives away the data from an Earth-mapping spacecraft

Want to know a whole lot about the Earth's surface? NASA and the Japanese government are now giving away all the data from the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) instrument... for free. Previously, you had to pay if you wanted anything more than basic …

Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work

One Googler explains how machine learning will soon make your smartphone “a much more efficient and decisive problem solver.”<p>When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots–the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is …

How the First Gravitational Waves Were Found

After decades of speculation and searching, a signal came through. It promises to change our understanding of the universe.<p><i>Note: On October 3, 2017, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Nobel Prize in Physics would be awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish, three</i> …

Solar panels just broke another record in the U.S.

The market to install solar panels on the roofs of homes in the U.S. set another record in the second quarter of this year, indicating a shift in the …

Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a new study has shown.<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is nervously pining for their return when they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation …

Pets

Plastic Will Be Inside Nearly Every Seabird on Earth by 2050

​Oceans are the world's forgotten landfill, and seabirds are turning into flying garbage cans.<p>Oceans are the world's forgotten landfill, and seabirds are turning into flying garbage cans.<p>By 2050, 99 percent of all seabird species will be contaminated by the plastic waste flooding our oceans. If a …

Pollution

The Death and Life of Atlantic City

Zeno’s paradox down the shore.<p>Mike Hauke opened a pizza and sub shop in Atlantic City in 2009, but only after he had failed in nine tries to rent the space to somebody else. He had bought the building three years earlier on the advice of his father, an accountant who considered distressed real …

What I Learned When I Lost My Internship at Facebook

Steve Proehl—Corbis<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Steve Proehl—Corbis<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Matt Harnack for …

Watch The Historic Pluto Flyby Right Here

Fasten your seatbelts<p>After a nine-and-a-half year, three-billion-mile journey, the New Horizons spacecraft is almost to Pluto and we are so freaking excited about it. The spacecraft will explore a completely new realm of our solar system, and you can watch history being made right here at 7:49 am …

Solar System

Astronomers find most distant galaxy ever seen

A team of astronomers has spotted the most distant galaxy from Earth to date, more than 13 billion light years away.<p>Researchers from Yale University …

How do you catch the sun to make electricity at night? This German inventor has an answer.

Wolfram Walter is a man obsessed with things electric.<p>He’s electrified his bicycle. He’s electrified his Porsche. When he introduces his dog, Paula, you almost expect him to tell you that he’s electrified her, too.<p>Not yet, but you never know. The engineer from a small town in southwestern Germany …

Spark's Electron Will Power IoT Projects In 100+ Countries

We wrote last month about the Spark Electron, the startup’s first cellular-connected development board. Now, just in the time for the end of its Kickstarter campaign, the company has announced international deals to make its bundled SIM card work in over 100 countries.<p>The move means individual …

Internet of Things

Man helps neighbour dig out car trapped in snow

A balloon to the beyond: World View on savoring space tourism

Jane Poynter wants you to take a trip to space that's as comfortable as a luxury cruise. She's spent two years living in the sealed research lab Biosphere 2, and serves as president of Paragon Space Development Corporation, where she led development of the life-support systems for the 2018 …

With new apps, Google Now may be your future home screen

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom.In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to search your phone for the app that you need. Instead, your smartphone …

Apps

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Mobile Devices

Greg Plitt, Actor Killed By Train, Was Running Along Tracks Despite Horn: Police

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A fitness model and actor who was killed when he was hit by a train was running on the tracks ahead of the train while filming …

Filmmaking

The Sun And The Planets: To Scale

Earth is pretty big, for humans at least. On a cosmological scale however it's a speck of dust compared to the planets and stars that surround …

Cassini Celebrates 10 Years Exploring Saturn

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement

It's Bliss: behind the iconic Windows XP photo

<b>"It's because of her that we've got the photograph."</b><p>Although it will forever be associated with Windows XP, <i>Bliss</i> was actually the by-product of a …

Bill Gates

Rolls-Royce Wraith: Drive it like you own the place

While in England recently I did questionable things.<p>You see, I borrowed a car from the Rolls-Royce sheds in Goodwood, West Sussex, for a solo 300 …