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Spacecraft captures some of the best photos we've ever seen of Saturn's water-rich moon

NASA's spacecraft, Cassini, has been orbiting the ringed-planet Saturn for over 10 years, but some of the most interesting discoveries from the mission have come from its occasional visits next door to Saturn's enigmatic moon Enceladus.<p>In particular, Cassini has revealed evidence Enceladus harbors …

Astronomy

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Media Industry

Library at Mount Char: urban fantasy that has the magic

We meet Carolyn, a mysterious librarian, after she's murdered a police detective, and is headed home, covered in blood, and wondering if she'll have …

Cory Doctorow

SpaceX announces Hyperloop pod-race competition

Can you build a half-size, hypersonic passenger pod? If so, Elon Musk wants to hear from you<p>Elon Musk, the man behind the futuristic spaceflight company SpaceX, the futuristic electric car company Tesla and, er, the payment company PayPal, is ramping up the focus on his third futuristic …

Elon Musk

These machines can capture a new source of clean energy—evaporating water

A lot of water is evaporated every day on Earth (by one calculation some 1,000 trillion liters). And that evaporation is a clean source of solar energy that—until now—has been untapped.<p>Researchers at Columbia University have developed a new technology that can capture at least some of that …

Nature Communications

Japan is building huge solar power plants that float on water

Unlike coal-fired plants, solar power stations don’t produce smog but they do take up land. Or, at least they did.<p>In Japan’s Hyogo prefecture, a solar station was recently launched that floats on a reservoir and will produce about 2,680 megawatt hours per year—enough for 820 typical households. …

Renewable Energy

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Arduino

A Clear Day For Lake Michigan And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Astronomy

Listen up Africa: Musk says Tesla’s new batteries will help world’s poor leapfrog the grid

ELON Musk says the new suite of batteries being offered by Tesla Motors Inc. can revolutionise electricity for the world’s poorest citizens the way …

NASA's Opportunity rover just completed an 11-year marathon on Mars

It's a slow time, but still a record for Mars<p>Never forget that we've got more than one robot on Mars. While Curiosity has been busy finding signs of an ancient nitrogen cycle on the Red Planet, Opportunity — which touched down in January 2004 — has just completed the first ever extraterrestrial …

Paranormal

Solar Plane Takes Off on Round-the-World Quest

Swiss pilots hope to complete journey in five months.<p>Little more than a century after the Wright brothers launched a gas-powered airplane from a sandhill outside Kitty Hawk, a team of Swiss explorers took off Sunday for their own run at aviation history, in a plane fueled only by sunlight.<p>Strapped …

15 Relatively Brilliant Albert Einstein Quotes

In addition to being one of the world's greatest thinkers, Albert Einstein was also quite the philosopher. On what would be the renowned theoretical …