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Audi smart home battery grid creates a 'virtual power plant'

Audi isn't going to let rival automakers like BMW and Tesla corner the market on home batteries. The German badge is testing a Smart Energy Network where solar-powered batteries not only help your home minimize use of the electrical grid, but talk to each other. The result is, as Audi put it, a …

Electric Vehicles

Singapore: no more cars allowed on the road, government says

The number of buses and goods vehicles will be allowed to continue growing but the growth cap for private cars will be cut to zero in 2018<p>Singapore, one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a vehicle, has announced it will freeze the number of private cars on its roads from next year …

Roads

The Templars Got Rich Fighting for God—Then Lost It All

The armed religious order was founded to protect pilgrims during the Crusades but now inspires modern extremists. Why?<p>Though their order was dissolved more than 700 years ago, the Knights Templar have continued to cast a spell over the world. Terrorists and drug cartels evoke them. Dan Brown’s …

Famous Viking Warrior Was a Woman, DNA Reveals

New evidence forces reconsideration of a well-known gravesite—and may shed light on Viking gender roles.<p>More than a millennium ago in what’s now southeastern Sweden, a wealthy Viking warrior was laid to rest, in a resplendent grave filled with swords, arrowheads, and two sacrificed horses. The site …

A 13 million year old skull could show us what our ancestors looked like

A complete skull of an ancient infant primate was found in northern Kenya<p>In September of 2014, a cigarette break would lead to an incredibly important discovery of a human and ape ancestor’s remarkably complete skull.<p>Isaiah Nengo of the Turkana Basin Institute at Stony Brook University and De Anza …

Criminals beware! Google's AI can now identify faces from heavily pixellated images

Two artificial intelligence systems built by Google are able to transform a heavily pixellated, low quality, image into a clear photo or a person or …

Waves on Mars? Sand Ripples in Striking Red Planet Photos

Waves of sand on the parched surface of Mars, spotted by NASA's Curiosity rover, are reminiscent of ripples on the surface of a lake.<p>While there may …

A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Humanity

Wild Horses: The Consequences of Doing Nothing

Failing to manage wild herds in Western states, experts say, could have devastating effects on rangelands—and all of the animals that depend on them.<p>The ecological consequences of poor grazing management in the desert ecosystems of the American West’s Great Basin can be severe. To find out <i>how</i> …

Mark Zuckerberg is now paying nearly 50 scientists as part of his plan to cure all diseases

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is an organisation run by the Facebook cofounder and pediatrician Priscilla Chan, his wife. Launched with a $3 billion (£2.4 billion) cheque book in September 2016, its aim is to help "cure all disease" by the end of the twenty-first century, with a focus on …

Mark Zuckerberg

A tiny town in West Bengal is turning waste into piles of wealth

A 163-year-old municipality administering a small town in West Bengal has shown the world how to manage solid waste in an eco-friendly way, …

Sustainability

Uganda orders schools funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, to shut down

<b>(CNN) —</b> A legal tug-of-war between Ugandan authorities and a for-profit international chain of schools has led to the education provider being ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo.<p>Uganda's High Court has described the Bridge International …

Education

Artist “Fixes” Broken Wooden Furniture With Modern Translucent Materials

Brazilian artist Tatiane Freitas blends classic and contemporary design for her <i>My New Old Chair</i> series. In a twist on kintsugi—a Japanese tradition where fractured pottery is repaired with gold—broken furniture is revitalized through the addition of acrylic resin. The resulting contemporary, yet …

Furniture

They may save us yet: Scientists found a way to turn our carbon emissions into rock

Earlier this year, a project in Iceland reported an apparent breakthrough in the safe underground storage of the principal greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide — an option likely to be necessary if we’re to solve our global warming problem.<p>The Carbfix project, run by a leading Icelandic producer of …

Dino-Killing Asteroid May Have Punctured Earth's Crust

After analyzing the crater from the cosmic impact that ended the age of dinosaurs, scientists now say the object that smacked into the planet may …

Palmageddon? Britain's palm trees face extinction after killer beetle discovered

Britain's palm trees are under threat from a parasite which has already destroyed trees across the Mediterranean.<p>For the first time a beetle which wipes out palm trees has been discovered in the UK.<p>The red palm weevil has been found infesting an imported European fan palm purchased from an Essex …

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China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology

Solar eclipse: The sun is disappearing, and you have only 10 months to prepare

Don't say you weren't warned: Aug. 21, 2017, "may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history," Michael E. Bakich writes in …

This Telescope Will Probe Alien Atmospheres

The PLANETS telescope will be our first step to seeking out biosignatures in exoplanetary atmospheres.<p>Image: Artist's impression of the Colossus …

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity Takes 1st Flight with Mothership

A Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo space plane took to the air under the wing of its massive mothership Thursday (Sept. 8), marking the first flight test …

VideoFromSpace

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New Alien Planet Boasts Rare Triple Suns

Eat your heart out, Tatooine: A newly discovered alien planet has not one, not two, but three suns in its sky.<p>While scientists know of many planets …

Universe

South Korea threatens to reduce Pyongyang to 'ashes'

The Seoul government has developed a plan to obliterate the North Korean capital, according to a media report. South Korea said it would destroy all …

Meet ‘Solo’, a 3-wheeled electric car designed for short commutes

Canadian firm Electra Meccanica Vehicles is the latest to try to market a small, three-wheeled commuter vehicle.<p>Unveiled today, the Electra Meccanica Solo features an all-electric powertrain and seating for one person.<p>The company is now taking fully refundable deposits for the Solo and says it …

Microsoft Takes On Slack, Facebook Has Overseas Leads, and Other Tech News For Small Biz This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Facebook is giving small businesses new tools to help them acquire more overseas customers.</b><p>From Fortune: The social media giant has launched an expanded version of its free …

North Korea: World's Sanctions Push 'Highly Laughable'

North Korea said on Sunday a push for further sanctions following its fifth and biggest nuclear test was "laughable," and vowed to continue to …

This Deepest View Ever of the Orion Nebula Reveals Hidden Objects

A new view of the Orion Nebula, the "deepest and most comprehensive view ever," reveals a preponderance of low-mass, planet-size objects in the …