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People Are Using Old Laptop Batteries to Build Their Own Versions of Tesla's Powerwall

An Affordable Alternative<p>Tesla’s Powerwall was intended to provide a convenient way for homeowners to store electricity for future use, such as when …

Clean Energy

29 Easy And Unexpected Ways To Make Your Home A Better Place

Break out the ruby slippers because there's about to be NO place like home.

Samsung challenges Google with Connect Home Wi-Fi mesh

Samsung announced on Thursday a competitor to Google Wi-Fi, which is able to cover up to 7,500 square feet and also act as a SmartThings hub.<p>Much like the lauded Google Wi-Fi, the Samsung Connect Home creates a mesh WiFi network that extends the network’s coverage area, similar to a wireless …

Wi-Fi

Genetic Engineering to Clash With Evolution

Gene drives promise to spread a trait across an entire population — potentially even eradicating an entire species. But evolutionary forces are going …

15 Ways To Improve Your Health Using Technology

The ubiquity of fitness-tracking technology in recent years has meant people are generally becoming more conscious about their health.<p>Increasing mainstream availability of sensors on wearables such as smartwatches – that are able to give us better feedback about what’s happening in our bodies – …

Wellness

This Trick to Cook Rice Slashes Calories in Half

Cutting calories, like taking the stairs and getting enough sleep, is just one part of an overall healthy lifestyle. But there’s no denying that …

Nutrition

What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Do I Get Started?

Welcome to Lifehacker’s <b>Lucid Dream Workshop</b>. Each week we’ll learn a little more about the mysterious realm of sleep science, dreams, and how to …

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy.<p>But what …

Clean Energy

Watch this groundbreaking new solar device open and move like a flower

The Smartflower is a groundbreaking solar panel that can’t—and won’t—sit still. The portable all-in-one unit mimics the behavior of certain …

Clean Energy

This New Graphene-Based Electrode Could Boost Solar Storage by 3,000%

Hello, future.<p>Drawing inspiration from the plant world, researchers have invented a new electrode that could boost our current solar energy storage …

Clean Energy

Noted: Arduino: The smart person’s guide – TechRepublic

<i>A great overview of Arduino, what it is, what it does and much more! — Douglas</i><p>Read Arduino: The smart person’s guide – TechRepublic via</i> …

Flexible new solar panel is almost 80% lighter than traditional panels

Solar panels just got a lot slimmer. Zhengrong Shi, a.k.a. the Sun King, is now marketing eArche, a super flexible, ultrathin solar panel that could …

This Stuff Turns Solar, Heat, And Kinetic Energy Into Electricity—At The Same Time

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Clean Energy

Want to Make a Lie Seem True? Say It Again. And Again. And Again

Author: Emily Dreyfuss<p>07:00 am<p>You only use 10 percent of your brain. Eating carrots improves your eyesight. Vitamin C cures the common cold. Crime in …

Criminology

Suffer from chronic sinus trouble? Give this yogic technique a shot

<i>Image: Shutterstock</i><p>I started practicing Jala Neti last year after one of the worst migraine attacks I’ve ever experienced. I was detoxing at a spa …

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

Psychology

100 Clever Ideas to Earn Extra Money and Boost Your Income

A big reason why Ben and I started this blog was to help people learn all about the different ways you can <b>earn extra money</b>.<p>From simple side hustles, …

Solar power becoming world's cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say

Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts.<p>Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) …

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The glowing dye that could enable liquid-based batteries for powering homes and cars

Rising sea and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have made the search for efficient sources of renewable energy more urgent than ever before. While …

Clean Energy

Google’s New App Can Help You Scan Old Family Photos

Our smartphones can store thousands of photos, making it possible to chronicle years of our lives on a single device. But what about photos captured …

Oxford University to launch first online 'Mooc' course

<b>Oxford University has announced its first "massive open online course" - or so-called Mooc - in a partnership with a US online university network.</b><p>These free online courses have grown in popularity with hundreds of universities and millions of students.<p>But until now Oxford has not offered such Mooc …

Methane Hydrates: Environmental Armageddon or Energy Windfall?

<i>A chunk of methane hydrate ice burning</i><p>Buried deep along the continental shelves of many of the world's oceans is an intriguing, recently uncovered, hydrocarbon source: methane hydrates. Although the full extent of these deposits is unknown, preliminary estimates suggest they could represent the …

A Design for Cheaper Wind Power - MIT Technology Review

FloDesign Wind Turbine, a spin-off from the aerospace company FloDesign based in Wilbraham, MA, has developed a wind turbine that could generate …

Why Apple and Google are moving into solar energy

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are investing in renewable energy in a serious way – a sign, perhaps, of rapid changes in the energy market.<p>Most people think of Apple as a company that makes phones, computers and smart watches – not an energy provider. But in August all of that changed when the …

Renewable Energy

What Victor Hugo can teach us about procrastination

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his …

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

Procrastination