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Let’s Spend Some Time Gazing at the Magnificence of Pluto

Wow, space is really something.<p>In the next few days, NASA will begin releasing the first-ever high-resolution photos of Pluto, one of the largest remote, non-planetary objects orbiting the sun. Taken days ago by a probe launched from Earth nearly a decade ago, the photos are part of a mission to …

Solar System

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

Watch President Obama Read All Of The Mean Tweets People Have Posted About Him On ‘Kimmel’

Jimmy Kimmel has come through to provide one of the best entries in the Mean Tweets series to this point. President Obama gets an entire segment to read all of the mean crap that people have posted to Twitter about him (minus the more hateful comments, I’m sure).<p>At this point in his presidency, …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

Britain's Renewable Energy Sector Is Surging

The UK's renewable energy sector is quietly booming and much of the gains are being driven by a single technology — solar panels.<p>Back in 2006 only 4.6% of the UK's electricity was generated from renewable sources. That compared unfavourably to a European average of 14%.<p>With countries in the …

Renewable Energy

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

Advertisement<p>38 Comments<p>Credit: Jon Callas/Flickr<p>The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in …

Deep-fried graphene may be the key to long-lasting batteries

The deep frying process isn't just useful for livening up your food -- it might also be the ticket to better batteries in your mobile devices. South Korean researchers have created highly conductive, stable electrode materials by spraying graphene oxide droplets into a very hot blend of acid and …

Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: First Solar<p>After about an hour of weaving up and down the winding, mountainous, two-lane highway that is route 58, …

The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Rechargeable Batteries

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …

Tesla

Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

But they aren't the deadliest energy source for our feathered friends<p>The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting millions of pounds of salt contained inside. The molten salt …

Raht Racer velomobile may let riders pedal "as fast as a car"

Most velomobiles consist of a recumbent tricycle body, enclosed by a full aerodynamic fairing. Some of them also have an electric-assist motor, …

Carbon Fiber

SunEdison touts renewable energy generator, aims to bring power to 20 million people by 2020

SunEdison unveiled its ambitious plan to bring power to 20 million people by 2020 at an event in New York this week, touting new renewable energy technology for remote areas.<p>The company’s Social Innovations Group is at the forefront of this effort, developing new business models and technologies to …

Renewable Energy
Clean Energy
Smartwatches

The Polygraph Has Been Lying for 80 Years

Eighty years ago, Leonarde Keeler’s lie detector made its debut in court. Decades later, we’re still paying the price for his con job.<p>Eighty years …

Extremely Rare Fox Seen in Yosemite—First Time in 100 Years

It's too early to say if the Sierra Nevada red fox is rebounding, experts say.<p>One of the rarest animals in North America, the Sierra Nevada red fox, has been caught on camera in California's Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly a century.<p>Motion-sensitive cameras stationed in the …

The Women of Saturday Night Live Reunite to Talk Backstage Secrets, Their Friendships, and More

<b>Live from New York, it's...the best birthday party ever, as the legendary women of Saturday Night Live reunite (accompanied by a few of this season's dudes). All this female greatness in one place? We're not worthy!</b><p>When the first episode of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> aired on October 11, 1975, the show's …

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

Black Sea review – Jude Law gets into deep water in a leaky Soviet sub

Tensions run high in Kevin Macdonald’s dark submarine thriller<p>Rather than turning to the usual submarine flick canon (from <i>Das Boot</i> to <i>Crimson Tide</i>) director Kevin Macdonald tellingly used William Friedkin’s <i>Sorcerer</i> (a remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s <i>The Wages of Fear</i>) as a touchstone for this tale …

“Wild”: Reese Witherspoon sends mixed messages in a gorgeous liberation fable

Cheryl Strayed’s hit memoir becomes a warm, wrenching, often gorgeous travelogue. But has the point been buried?<p>It seems to be Feminism Week in the fall movie season, and given our intense social focus on the nature and limits of female empowerment and women’s sexual agency at the moment, the …

James Cameron Says His 48 Fps Avatar Sequels Will Make You ‘Sh*t Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open’

It’s one of those sad phenomena of fame – you work all your life to get rich and famous so people will like you, and then one day you wake up and discover that you’re too rich to relate to normal humans. I’m assuming that’s what happened to James Cameron, as his attempt to depict normal human …

So THIS Is Where Flight Attendants Sleep

Sleeping on the job isn’t encouraged in most workplaces, but if you’re a flight attendant on a long-haul flight, it’s a must. And now we know more about where flight attendants sleep, at least on a certain aircraft.<p>Virgin Australia recently shared photos of the crew rest areas on its Boeing …