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Is fusion energy humanity’s last hope?

<b>(Getty/Generalfmv)</b><p>Filmmaker Mila Aung-Thwin spent two years following around the scientists at the world’s largest fusion experiment<p>Keith A. Spencer<p>June 10, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>For an energy source that has never been successfully harnessed, fusion has a remarkable grasp on our culture. The idea that …

Mini Fusion Rockets: Spaceflight's Next Big Leap?

Fusion-powered rockets that are only the size of a few refrigerators could one day help propel spacecraft at high speeds to nearby planets or even …

We're about to see the biggest supermoon in nearly 70 years

If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the closest to Earth it's been since January 1948.<p>During the event, which will happen on the eve of November 14, the Moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an …

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

From Coast to Toast

At opposite ends of the country, two of America’s most golden coastal enclaves are waging the same desperate battle against erosion. With beaches and bluffs in both Malibu and Nantucket disappearing into the ocean, wealthy homeowners are prepared to do almost anything—spend tens of millions on new …

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.<p>ITO comes …

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just …

Big Brother to the Milky Way

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows NGC 6744, one of the galaxies most similar to our Milky Way in the local universe. This …

Pretty Lights - Full Album Preview - A Color Map of the Sun

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Sophistication Meets Functional Design With The Leverage Case For iPhone 5 [Deals]

Functional iPhone cases are a dime a dozen, but the latest Cult of Mac Deals offer features the Leverage case – a case that is so much more than functional. Sporting a clasp locking system, it not only looks great but it can survive even the clumsiest iPhone owner.<p>With its understated yet elegant …

Acer Aspire R7 Star Trek Limited Edition Laptop: Kirk to Ivy Bridge, Beam Me Up! - Technabob

Acer has unveiled a Star Trek themed notebook that looks stunning. In fact, it looks like it came right from the bridge of the rebooted Enterprise. …

Steampunk AT-AT Liquor Cabinet: for the Lords of the Victorian Empire - Technabob

Vancouver artist Colin Johnson made a unique piece of furniture shaped like the AT-AT from <i>The Empire Strikes Back.</i> He calls it the Emperor’s Cabinet. …

Diesel outs "World's Largest" Wristwatch - The Grand Daddy - Technabob

As a guy, I prefer a watch with a large face to one with a small one. Though I’m not sure I’d be comfortable wearing this beast. It’s a new watch …

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UPDATE: Does Being Cold Make You More Susceptible to Getting a Cold?

Last year, we talked about whether or not Grandma is right when she tells you to bundle up when you go outside, lest you catch a cold. We went over …

4 Diseases Caused by a Lack of Essential Vitamins and Minerals

Companies pushing products with added vitamins and minerals can fool people into thinking that they’re eating a “healthy” food when they’re not—but …

31 Strange Medical Conditions - Summer Bummer Series pt. 1 - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.13)

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

The Highs and Lows of Human-Powered Flight

On March 19th 2012, YouTube user <i>jarnosmeets80</i> uploaded a video to YouTube entitled "Flying like a bird | part 14/14." In it, a man donning a set of homemade wings and a helmet with a GoPro attached achieves what many wishful-thinkers, scientists and millennia of wingless bipeds have long dreamed of …

Come on, get happy, crank up the music

<b>U. MISSOURI (US) —</b> You really can convince yourself to be happier, especially if you’re listening to an upbeat song while doing so.<p>“Our work provides …

Happiness

3D-printed jet engine parts help increase fuel efficiency by 15 percent

CFM International, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial airline engines, is using some 3D-printed components to help improve the fuel efficiency of its new line of jet engines by 15 percent. Earlier this month, the company — which is co-owned by GE and French aerospace giant Snecma — …