Shiraz Bhutto

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A Lamp Whose Light Comes From Bioluminescent Bacteria

Before Teresa van Dongen studied design, she studied biology. Which explains a lot about how and why her most recent project, the Ambio light, came …

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in the backyard (or basement), and become utterly …

Clean Energy

9 Things Computers Can Do Now That They Couldn’t Do A Year Ago

2014 had its fair share of “firsts” in hardware, software, and robotics. Here’s our highly subjective selection.<p>Software and silicon are sometimes the poor relations of the science world, their advances eclipsed by more glamorous breakthroughs in physics, genetics, and space exploration. Progress …

Quantum Computing

Microsoft's Next Web Browser Sounds So Much Better Than Internet Explorer — Here’s Everything We Know

"Spartan" will not replace Internet Explorer, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reports, but it will remain an option for Windows 10 users that want it.<p>While Spartan will use some of the same rendering and JavaScript engines as Internet Explorer, not much else is the same.<p>Here's everything we know:<p><b>It's going</b> …

3 Secrets From a Chess Master Who Built One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.

Business is no game, but these chess lessons can help you stay ahead of the competition.<p>Before founding one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., Josh Manion was an international chess master and ranked among the top 80 players in the U.S.<p>Manion attributes much of the success with his …

Business Strategy

France to hold emergency meeting to avert terror attacks

PARIS (AP) — France vowed to combat terrorism with "a cry for freedom" in a giant rally for unity Sunday after three days of bloodshed that horrified the world. Police searched for a woman linked to the three al-Qaida-inspired attackers, but a Turkish official said she appears to have already …

Terrorism

How Apple’s Bigger iPhones Are Hurting Google Android

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

Apple Store

Why Big Energy Companies Want To Invest In Energy Storage Startups

Stem, a California energy storage service startup, has lined up Constellation Technology Ventures and Total Energy Ventures as investors and added $12 million to its previously announced $15 million Series B, the company said Wednesday.<p>The addition of these two investors reflect the growing …

Southern California Edison

Hilarious Mustang vs FR-S vid is pure gearhead satire

You'll laugh every time they get something wrong. They get a lot wrong.<p>"Say hello to the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang," the voiceover says. The narrator calls out the pony car's new independent rear suspension and turbocharged EcoBoost engine, over <i>Top Gear</i>-style panning glamour shots. There's just one …

Top Gear

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Floating Toilets That Clean Themselves Grow On A Lake

Imagine you live on a floating lake house. Open air. Chirping crickets. Clear, starry nights. Everything seems great until you need to use the bathroom.<p>The natural instinct might be to make a deposit in the water. But that wouldn't be safe. Microbes in your feces would contaminate the water and …