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Phobias: The rationale behind irrational fears

Recently, this section featured an article about the tarantula <i>Typhochlaena costae</i>. While the piece was very interesting, this was likely lost on some …

Unbelievably Detailed Maps Track AIDS In The U.S.

Researchers created a series of interactive maps that allow users to see AIDS data down to the county level--and see how that compares to race, health, and wealth.<p>You can look at AIDS and HIV statistics as numbers in a table, but that doesn't quite tell the story of how one of the deadliest …

Global Renewable Energy on Track to Soon Eclipse Natural Gas, Nuclear

A new report predicts that renewable power energy generation will exceed that of gas and nuclear by 2016.<p><b>The future appears to be bright for renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and water.</b><p>In fact, power generation from such renewables will exceed that of gas and nuclear by 2016, according to …

It Takes Two: 'DUO' Binary Camera Concept by Chin-Wei Liao

Besides, say, a number of curious rituals, the prevalence of the smartphone has also begotten the so-called "Selfie," a self-explanatory …

Here's 20 Startling Images Invisible To The Naked Eye

When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here's 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling …

A Generator That Harnesses Energy From Ocean Currents

A working model of the estimated $5-million device could be ready within a year.<p>The magic of ocean currents is that they surround every continent on Earth and they run all day, every day. That's what sets this energy source apart from wind, solar, tidal, or wave—all of which are cyclical, meaning …

How It Works: Masdar's Beam Down Optical Tower

An experiment in concentrated solar power<p>The Beam Down Tower at Masdar is a step forward in concentrated solar power (CSP). Unlike other plants, the system reflects sunlight twice, once from the heliostats to the central tower and once from the tower down to a collection platform at the system's …

AMD Jaguar: the Xbox One and PS4 guts that could power your next cheap laptop

AMD boasted that its Z-60 Hondo chip would bring <i>Call of Duty</i> to thin tablets, and its boasts were for naught, but it looks like the company's latest processor core is going to see a <i>lot</i> of use in the next generation of cheap laptops. Today, AMD has revealed its basic performance claims for its …

Can Data Storage Ever Reach An Absolute Limit?

<b>Yes.</b> The maximum possible amount of data you can cram into a given space is the Bekenstein bound.<p>So what does that translate to? Well, the E is actually mass-energy. But assuming your storage device is a spherical thing that has mass, the number of bits you can store is around (2.57*10^43)*(mass of …

Netflix plans to double its original content output next year

We're just a few days away from the long-awaited fourth season of <i>Arrested Development</i>, one of the most high-profile Netflix original series to be released. Ted Sarandos, the man behind the company's ever-burgeoning original content strategy, just sat down with <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> to talk about …

Tesla Is First Green Tech Company to Pay Back Its Department of Energy Loan

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>Tesla no longer owes the federal government a dime. On Wednesday the company …

How Cree Perfected The 20-Year Lightbulb

<b>This North Carolina maker of light emitting diodes aims to kill off the incandescent lightbulb. It’s already doubled its market cap to $7 billion in just one year.</b><p>In the ad for Cree lightbulbs you see snow whipping across a desolate field as a bagpipe creaks out “Amazing Grace.” An announcer holds …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …