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2015 Detroit Auto Show: The All-New 2016 Chevrolet Volt Is Lighter, Faster And More Efficient

Chevy's new Volt model impresses<p>Chevrolet has completely rebuilt its plug-in hybrid Volt for 2016 and, in the process, made some big improvements over its predecessor.<p>For starters, the new Volt is 243 pounds lighter, thanks in part to a redesigned LG Chem battery pack. We're told the batteries rely …

Scientist trumps his own work three weeks after winning the Nobel Prize

If you'd just won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, no-one would blame you if you took a quick trip to Disneyland, or at least a few days to catch up on <i>Orange is the New Black</i>. Eric Betzig, however, had other plans, since shortly after he was told he was receiving the accolade for revolutionizing the …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles

Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures.

Astronomy

Toxin-Secreting Stem Cells May Destroy Brain Tumors From Inside Out

Poisoning cancer from within<p>In the realm of cancerous diseases, tumors affecting the brain can be particularly difficult to cure. Many are fast moving and take hold of key sections of the body’s most fundamental organ, rendering surgical removal extremely difficult or impossible.<p>Now, researchers at …

Apple Built A SIM Card That Lets You Switch Between AT&T, Sprint, And T-Mobile

Whoaaa — here’s an interesting bit that went unmentioned in today’s Apple announcement: Apple has seemingly built a SIM card that lets you jump between AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile without having to swap it out (or, more annoyingly, track down/purchase a new SIM card when you want to switch …

Astronomers May Have Detected The First Direct Evidence of Dark Matter

Scientists in the UK may have finally found direct evidence for dark matter pouring out of our Sun.<p>Dark matter is an invisible mass of unknown …

Comet Siding Spring set to have rare near miss with Mars

Fly-past of comet, thought to be debris from the creation of the solar system 4.5bn years ago, poses risk to Nasa spacecraft<p>An extremely rare celestial event will play out on Sunday night, with an ancient comet hurtling narrowly past Mars, prompting observing spacecraft to take evasive action.<p>The …

USC's Josh Shaw suffers ankle injuries while rescuing nephew

USCcornerback <b>Josh Shaw</b> is regarded by teammates as a leader.<p>He also is now a hero.<p>Shaw, a fifth-year senior, will be sidelined indefinitely because of ankle injuries suffered while rescuing a relative in distress in a swimming pool.<p>Shaw suffered two high-ankle sprains Saturday night after he leaped …

College Football

NFL think tank has sports 'pooling resources' in concussion battle

Gary Mihoces | USA TODAY Sports<p>NEW YORK — Sports as different as football and Olympic horseback riding events such as jumping and dressage (a.k.a. the "horse ballet") all have a common denominator: concussions.<p>The international governing body for equestrian sports was in attendance over the weekend …

How-to: Conserve battery power on your iOS devices

Since the introduction of smart devices, battery power has been and still remains a precious commodity. In this article we will review many of the features and settings of iOS devices that impact battery life, and make recommendations about how to conserve power.<p>One important thing to keep in mind …

9to5Toys Weekend: Apple TV/$100 iTunes gift card giveaways, iMac $300 off w/ .edu email ($150 w/o), more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed,Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p><b>Today’s can’t miss deals:</b><p><b>Giveaways presented by SlickWraps:</b> Apple TV, $100 iTunes gift card, $50 SlickWraps gift card, more<p><b>Save up to $300 on all current</b> …

Major League Soccer

World Cup 2014: England striker Danny Welbeck keen to take centre stage as Brazil beckons

Manchester United forward determined to score more goals and looking forward to life in the fast lane at the World Cup<p>Danny Welbeck will travel this week to Burton for more <b>England</b> training, head on to Wembley to face Peru and then jet out to Miami for two further friendlies and warm-weather work. …

Soccer

Landon Donovan sets MLS all-time scoring record

It was a curtain call that Landon Donovan will never forget.<p>Coming off in the 82nd minute after scoring his second of two goals Sunday that helped the Galaxy beat the Philadelphia Union, 4-1, Donovan walked off the field a new man. He was the all-time top scorer in Major League Soccer.<p>The journey …

Philadelphia Union

Afghan President Turns Down Invitation To Meet With Obama

"As we said, we weren't planning for a bilateral meeting with President Karzai or a trip to the palace, as this trip is focused on thanking our troops," the official said. "We did offer him the opportunity to come to Bagram, but we're not surprised that it didn't work on short notice."<p>Karzai, who …

Afghanistan

Associated Press News

Don’t Tap the White Tile is just the latest hit to prove no one really understands mobile gaming

Candy Crush Saga developer King is paying for Farm Heroes Saga commercials on television in an effort to boost the sim game’s mobile downloads here in the United States. Meanwhile, a game known as Piano Tiles on iOS and Don’t Tap The White Tile on Android, is the most-downloaded game for both …

iOS 7.1.1 Touch ID is not only more accurate, but faster

We knew Apple had improved Touch ID recognition in iOS 7.1.1, but now – thanks to Redditor iOSecure – we know how and why.<p>Apparently, the reason that accuracy would decay over time was down to users screwing up their first scans, when the auto-correction feature needed a perfect start to work …

Bruce Schneier

Winter Olympics 2014: Great Britain bobsleigh team warm-up for Sochi Olympics in style

Great Britain’s four-man bobsleigh team win silver at the European Championships in Germany ahead of the Winter Olympics<p>Great Britain’s four-man bobsleigh team rounded off their build-up for the Winter Olympics by landing a historic silver medal at the European Championships in Germany on Sunday.<p>In …

Gymnastics

Google Invites Developers To Purchase Google Glass

Google has sent out invitations to developers to buy Google Glass, Engadget notes, as the company speeds up efforts to boost the Glass experience before a public release in the not so distant future.<p>This comes after Google invited developers to a two-day hackathon in San Francisco earlier this …

Apple Awarded Patent for Refocusable Camera with Light-Field Technology

Apple has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) for a digital camera including a refocusable imaging mode adapter, with the document also discussing the potential use of a similar camera system in a device like the iPhone.<p>The patent details a camera that is …

Scientists Grow Teeth Using Stem Cells - Harvested From Urine?

Adults lose teeth due to poor hygiene, aging, disease or accidents. Traditionally, prosthetics are used to replace part or all of a lost tooth. But …

Future Heart Attack Treatments Will Use Light, Not Volts, to Keep Your Heart Beating

Electricity is as blunt a tool as we have in our medical arsenal. Whether it’s an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator paddles on the …

Artificial muscles could help robots lift 80 times their own weight

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Boston Dynamics’ BigDog robot throws cinder blocks. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s RoboSimian swings on its lanky arms like …

Instagram adds 50 million users in six months, will start selling ads next year

Instagram revealed its user base for the first time back in January, and after topping 100 million users February 26th a blog post today says its community has grown to "more than 150 million people capturing and sharing moments every month". That means it's added 50 million users in the last six …

Philly Steak Shop: Business Is Down Post Name-Change

The Philadelphia cheesesteak shop formerly known as <b>Chink's Steaks</b> says business is down after it rebranded into <b>Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop</b> earlier this year. Owner <b>Joe Groh</b> changed the potentially offensive name of the Philadelphia stalwart in late March, and according to the <i>Philadelphia Daily News</i>, …

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