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Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Review: Tablet vs. Laptop Showdown

The latest iPad can handle many common PC tasks, though not without trade-offs in usability and comfort<p>By<p>Joanna Stern<p>Joanna Stern<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoannaStern<p>JoannaStern<p>joanna.stern@wsj.com<p>Quick homework assignment: Jot down the answer to the question, “What do I need my PC to …

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Two Big Trends Will Fuel The Renewable Energy Boom For Years

According to recent report from Citi Research, renewables will continue their market share grabs from coal and gas for two reasons.<p>First, renewables are rapidly becoming cost-effective, and second, environmental restrictions are becoming an increasingly high hurdle.<p>Thanks to tech advances, the cost …

Finally, 3D Printers Are Making Things That Are Actually Useful

After a lot of initial hype, additive manufacturing is now capable of making functional, industrial parts and components, not just decorative litter.<p>The initial excitement when 3D printers sprang into mainstream consciousness was soon followed by a bit of a lull when it became clear that most of …

In 10 Years, Tiny Flying Robots Could Pollinate Crops Instead Of Real Bees

Other scientists are pursuing a different tack: replacing bees. While there's no perfect solution, modern technology offers hope.<p>Last year, Harvard University researchers led by engineering professor Robert Wood introduced the first RoboBees, bee-size robots with the ability to lift off the ground …

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

Lost your house keys? Just 3D print another...

Your house keys are a mechanical anachronism in a digital world, but if you lose them you’re still stuck outside in the rain. A clutch of startups is now offering services that allow you to scan your keys with a camera, store a 3D model and print off temporary plastic copies at the click of a …

This Electric Bicycle Could Be The Future Of Transportation

The bike wasn't just moving, it was <i>pushing</i>, adding extra propulsion to my own pedaling, giving me a boost with every revolution of the pedals. Faster than expected, I reached the end of a quiet block leaning into a corner. I took a straightaway for a few blocks and pushed 20 miles an hour without …

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A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time

The H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight to clean water and power. What were you doing when you were 17?<p>Around the world, many of the 783 million people who don’t have clean drinking water also don’t have access to electricity. A new design from an Australian high school student aims to solve both …

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Brain scans decode dream content

A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of people's dreams.<p>Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR …