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A Tesla Powerwall with my rooftop solar? I’ll take SIX

A Gold Coast home owner has installed six Tesla Powerwall batteries, to store 98% of the generation from his 24kW rooftop solar system. And the …

Clean Energy

World-first trial lets WA residents sell their own excess solar power

The technology behind virtual currency 'bitcoin' has enabled Perth to launch a world-first trial to let people with solar panels sell their excess …

Startups

Two No Man’s Sky players manage to meet, but apparently can't see each other

Despite developer Hello Games founder Sean Murray saying just yesterday that “The chances of two players ever crossing paths in a universe this large …

How An Undergraduate Discovered Tubes Of Plasma In The Sky

The discovery by an undergraduate student of tubes of plasma drifting above Earth has made headlines in the past few days. Many people have asked how …

Universe

Solar FPV Plane Flies Forever

We love solar power. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it’s relatively lightweight and involves fragile high technology. Just the sort of …

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

Physics

A famous video game exec has caused a furor with a 'gross' recruiting slideshow

St. John has been an exec in the video game industry for decades, creating a sound/video technology called DirectX for Microsoft, working on Microsoft Windows Game technology, founding gaming company WildTangent software.<p>In the article, he advocated video game developers stop complaining about the …

Feminism

DARPA Is Looking For The Perfect Encryption App, and It’s Willing to Pay

The blue-sky research arm of the Pentagon wants somebody to create the ultimate encrypted messaging app for the US military.<p>While the FBI keeps crying wolf about the dangerous dark future where criminals use technology that's impossible to spy on, the Pentagon's blue-sky research arm wants someone …

Privacy

This Solar Power Plant Can Run All Night

More than 10,000 billboard-size mirrors encircle a central tower at the facility<br>Jamey Stillings<p>1 of 11<p>Crescent Dunes looks and sounds a bit like an …

Comment on Ray Kurzweil Predicts Three Technologies Will Define Our Future by Personal Bankruptcy Information | Mega Tech Software

[…] redeem their outstanding debts, since they do not possess any ways or means, or the resources. The futurist can aid you in your search for …

Singularity

Cyborgs Aren’t Just for Sci-Fi Anymore

We’re moving beyond just prosthetics and wearable tech. Soon, we’ll all by cyborgs in one way or another.<p>From <i>The Six Million Dollar Man</i> to <i>Inspector</i> …

Singularity

Video Brilliantly Demonstrates How Far Away a Possible Ninth Planet Would Be

There may be a new planet at the outskirts of our solar system. Way, way, way out in the outskirts.<p>There's something weird going on at the edge of the solar system. A group of dwarf planets all have orbits that seem to drag them toward one point in the solar system on highly elliptical paths. …

Astronomy

MIT’s New Battery Runs On Sugar

The device can power an LED light.<p>If you take a carbon nanotube and set fire to one end, that tube will generate electricity. And if you’re an MIT genius, you can heat those tubes with regular old table sugar, pack them together, and have a battery that produces almost the same output as the one in …

Clean Energy

Meet the Woman Who's Hacking Coding

Claire Shorall thinks one simple change can close the gender gap in computer science: Make everyone do it.<p>On her first day of college, Claire Shorall mentally prepared to introduce herself to the room of strangers in her Intro to Engineering Computation class. The professor suggested that everyone …

Super Mario

Why Haven't We Met Aliens Yet? Because They've Evolved into AI

Movies and television have led us to think of aliens as green, slimy creatures traveling around in flying saucers. Nonsense.<p>While traveling in Western Samoa many years ago, I met a young Harvard University graduate student researching ants. He invited me on a hike into the jungles to assist with …

E.coli

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

Here's everything leaving Netflix in March

As March approaches we have the rundown of the titles that will no longer be on the streaming giant. The list includes the hit comedies "Hitch" and "American Pie."<p>Below is the full list.<p>And we've highlighted a few titles we think you should check out one last time.

TED Talks

Planet Earth As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Stunning images of space explore the depths of the solar system but teach us most about our very own planet.<p>LONDON — Marveling at Michael Benson’s …

Bay of Bengal

Gravitational waves find could allow scientists to build a 'time machine' to look at the universe’s past

The detection of gravitational waves could allow scientists to build something like a time machine to look into the earliest and darkest parts of the …

Physicists Say They’ve Finally Confirmed The Existence of a 'Four Neutron-No Proton' Particle

But it's theoretically impossible.<p>Physicists have found the most convincing signs of a tetraneutron - a four neutron-no proton particle - to date, …

Physics

Could mini black holes power Earth? Stephen Hawking thinks so

Quick, what's the best way to provide an alternative source of energy for the Earth?<p>If you answered, "Get a mini black hole to orbit Earth," then you …

Can 1,000 College Students Do Better Than Elon Musk?

Hyperloop fever hits a Texas football stadium.<p>In the summer of 2013, billionaire Elon Musk posted a 58-page “alpha paper” introducing a futuristic “fifth mode of transportation” beyond planes, train, cars, or boats, which he called Hyperloop. The system would whisk passengers from Los Angeles to …

This NASA spacecraft will set sail propelled entirely by sunlight

It took NASA’s Voyager I probe 35 years to reach the edge of our solar system and enter interstellar space. But a lot has changed in space technology since Voyager launched in 1977. NASA’s new space sail—propelled only by the sun—can make that same trip in 20 years.<p>On Tuesday (Feb. 2), NASA …

Space

More Evidence That Early Earth Collided Head-On With Another Planet

A bigger bang<p>Soon after the Earth coalesced in the early solar system, it was hit by another planet, Theia. The collision formed the moon, but researchers are still trying to piece together exactly what happened, including what happened to Theia. For years, researchers have thought that Theia might …

Violent, head-to-head crash between Earth and another planet created the moon

New clues suggest the moon resulted from a head-on collision between Earth and another forming planet, according to scientists.<p>Researchers from a …

Obama wants Congress to pledge $4bn for computer science in US schools

Federal budget proposal seeks billions for grants to states and $100m for competitive grants for school districts over the next three years<p>President Barack Obama said on Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science skills and prepare for jobs in a …

'Can you grow potatoes on Mars?’: Brian Cox and Robin Ince answer your questions

The presenters of Radio 4’s comic science show The Infinite Monkey Cage help our readers grapple with cosmic microwave background radiation, the linear superposition of winning the lottery and why Jedi knights are rubbish<p>When I arrive at a large country house in Cheshire to meet Brian Cox and Robin …

Theorists propose a new method to probe the beginning of the universe

How did the universe begin? And what came before the Big Bang? Cosmologists have asked these questions ever since discovering that our universe is …

Physics

Astronaut Tim Peake shows what it's like to orbit Earth in real time

A real-time video taken by British astronaut Tim Peake gives people on Earth a little taste of what it's like to look down on the planet from …