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Why Dyson's robot vacuum took 16 years, and why it's headed to Japan first

Dyson almost launched a robot vacuum. Back in 2001, after three years in development. Its first effort, shown to the British public in London looked nothing (and we mean nothing) like the eventual 360 Eye unveiled today. Sixteen years is a long time in tech. The DC06, as it was called, never made …

How To Boost Blood Supplies

Because we don't want to run out.<p>PROBLEM<p>The shelf life of donated blood is short, just 42 days, and during emergencies even a large supply can quickly run out. To prolong blood’s useful life, hospitals can freeze it, but they rarely do so because technicians need to add glycerol, which prevents ice …

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Xiaomi 4K Ultra HD Android TV Unveiled For Just $640

If you are in the market for a new 4K Ultra HDTV you might be interested in the new 49 inch Android TV which has been unveiled by Xiaomi this week …

Clean Energy Collective's Goal: Bring Mass Financing To Solar, One Panel At A Time

Plenty of people I know (and I am one of them) would like to put solar on their rooftops and take advantage of the ability to fix their energy price while getting a decent return on their investment. Many individuals also want to do this simply as a response to the increasingly grim news on climate …

LittleBits Grows Up With New Arduino Module

The world of littleBits (the “not-a-toy” toy that I <i>reaaaally</i> wish existed when I was younger) just got a little bit bigger: it can now play friendly with Arduino.<p>If you’re not familiar with littleBits, it might help to think of it as a DIY Electronics kit mashed up with LEGO. Each “bit” is an …

NASA's Hubble Shows Jupiter's Great Red Spot is Smaller than Ever Measured Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot -- a swirling anti-cyclonic storm larger than Earth -- has shrunk to its smallest size ever measured. According to Amy Simon of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, recent NASA Hubble Space Telescope observations confirm the Great Red Spot now is approximately 10,250 miles across. Astronomers have followed this downsizing since the 1930s. Historic observations as far back as the late 1800s gauged the storm to be as large as 25,500 miles on its long axis. NASA Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 flybys of Jupiter in 1979 measured it to be 14,500 miles across. In 1995, a Hubble photo showed the long axis of the spot at an estimated 13,020 miles across. And in a 2009 photo, it was measured at 11,130 miles across. Beginning in 2012, amateur observations revealed a noticeable increase in the rate at which the spot is shrinking -- by 580 miles per year -- changing its shape from an oval to a circle. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) #Jupiter #nasagoddard #Jupiter #space

The Body Dryer Blows Water Off Your Body — No Towel Needed

There's a chance your bathroom towel could end up in a retired pile of old cassette tapes and fax machines as something replaced by newer, shinier …

An Unmanned Submarine Imploded 6 Miles Under The Ocean Surface

The unmanned vehicle, named Nereus, was exploring the Kermadec Trench northeast of New Zealand when its video feed cut out around 2 p.m. local time on Saturday, May 10, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution confirmed.<p>After losing contact with the robot, researchers later saw debris from Nereus …

The Importance Of High Heels

Every other year or two, I attend a graduation. This year I was very honored to be at the graduate ceremony of a very large university and I sat in the middle of it all in a huge sports arena. It was a long ceremony with thousands of graduates, but it did not feel long–I enjoyed it and it was …

Multivitamins Aren't as Good as You Think: Eat These Real Foods Instead

Before you head to the store, take heed! You don't need to stock your medicine cabinet with expensive vitamins and supplements to experience optimum …

The West Antarctic Collapse Is Now Unstoppable — Here's What That Will Do To The World

While this demise won't happen for at least another 200 years, the impacts of it will be staggering.<p>1) The demise of the Thwaites glacier could raise sea level by almost two feet all on its own. The bulk of the ice breakdown won't happen for at least another 200 years, though.<p>2) This kind of a sea …

The Scientific Reason You Should Trust Your Gut

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Trust your gut” is old advice, but it turns out, it’s scientifically sound advice as well.<p>If it’s your brain that’s making the decisions, then what’s your gut got to do with it? There are a few factors to consider behind trusting your …

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This Graphic Shows Why Saving For Retirement Is Such A Big Deal

When visualizing your future, you probably see a lifetime of professional and personal accomplishments during your working years, punctuated by a brief, gold-tinged period of retirement.<p>According to Tim Urban from Wait But Why, you're way off.<p>On his site, a self-described "procrastination website," …

Want to Solve Problems More Efficiently? Do This.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From Mark Zuckerberg to will.i.am, it seems that everyone has championed the importance of learning code. This is a great thing. Learning how to code, however, isn’t just about knowing C++, Java and Ruby, but rather changing the way you …

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Are Red Wine And Chocolate Not So Healthy After All?

A new study casts more doubt upon the health benefits of resveratrol, the red wine antioxidant that has garnered so much interest from researchers and the public over the last decade. The compound, found in red wine and chocolate, two indulgences that many of us consume with noble regularity, has …