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Scientists Devise Way to Recharge Smartphones with Light

New printed solar cells get all the juice they need from ambient light.<p><i>In brief: Researchers at Dracula Technologies have devised a method to charge cell phones with ambient light. They have created thin, flexible solar cells that can be printed in any shape or color using an inkjet …

Solar Panels

Yes! We Are Officially Sending a Habitat to Orbit The Moon

It's happening!<p>Now that the United States is officially getting back into space exploration, the Moon now seems to be the focus - or at least the …

Space Exploration

They’re alive! Allen Institute harvests data from bits of living human brain tissue

Zapping brain cells from living human tissue? It sounds like a creepy Halloween tale, but for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, it’s a clever …

Freaky-looking bug stuns the internet

It's orange. It’s furry. It pulses. It has tentacles.<p>It’s not an animatronic alien from a movie set.<p>Nor is it a mythical chimera straight from a medieval manuscript.<p>This footage was originally posted to social media, and has become a talking point for many users on Reddit and Facebook after being …

Researchers Just Shattered The Record For The Shortest-Ever Pulse of Light

Don't blink.<p>At just 53 attoseconds, a single flash of an X-ray laser has become the shortest light pulse of its kind in the history of optics, …

Microsoft and Intel want Bitcoin tech in your workplace

Blockchain is practically tailor-made for business, and not just because it's a cornerstone of Bitcoin. Its decentralized, speedy approach to secure transactions is more convenient for tracking cargo around the world or providing digital IDs to those who'd otherwise have nothing. And Microsoft …

Onkyo’s new stereo receiver offers unique HDMI switching

I've long been an advocate of stereo home theater, but there was one stumbling block: stereo receivers and integrated amplifiers lacked video switching of any kind. For years I've asked manufacturers about that and all I got was a lot of blank stares. So, I'm especially happy to report Onkyo's …

Audiophile

Red Onions Are Excellent At Killing Cancer, Study Finds

'Onions activate pathways that encourage cancer cells to undergo cell death.'<p>Red onions aren’t just an essential cooking ingredient, they could also …

Quantum Physics is Bringing Our Wildest Sci-Fi Dreams to Life

Spooky Subatomic Space<p>Think of every amazing future technology you’ve seen or read about in science fiction, or imagined yourself. Big innovations …

Let there be cheap light: $1 LED bulbs and $6.99 dimmable LEDs

We thought that the Nanoleaf Bloom was a nifty idea, but too expensive when it first came out at $40. But for $6.99, this dimmable LED is a much smarter buy. That's what EarthLED is charging for this dimmable LED bulb, and you even get free shipping. The Nanoleaf Bloom is a great pick for home …

Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamond batteries that’ll last for thousands of years

Nuclear energy is carbon free, which makes it an attractive and practical alternative to fossil fuels, as it doesn’t contribute to global warming. We …

Energy

Scientists Catch "Virtual Particles" Hopping In and Out of Existence

The quantum effect known as vacuum birefringence was predicted in the 1930s, but this is the first observational evidence of the phenomenon in action.<p>About 400 light-years from here, in the area surrounding a neutron star, the electromagnetic field of this unbelievably dense object appears to be …

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