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Crystal structure could push the limits of solar cells - Futurity

A new model for solar cell construction may make them less expensive, easier to manufacture, and more efficient at harvesting energy from the sun.

Whistleblower gets record $14 million payout from SEC

Regulators said Tuesday they had given a record $14 million reward to a whistleblower whose information led to an enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission that recovered “substantial investor funds.”<p>The SEC did not identify the case or the company that was sanctioned because the …

Check Out Elon Musk's Crazy Gesture-Controlled Rocket-Designing Machine

Spin your hands, and the rocket spins, too. In 3-D.<p>After promising on Twitter recently to show off an <i>Iron Man</i>-style 3-D interface for designing rocket engines, SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder/billionaire smart dude Elon Musk made good on his promise by releasing this video showing the setup.<p>The …

Researchers Expose Troubling Bias In Forensic Psychology

Court psychologists interpret evidence differently depending on who they think hired them.<p>Does your mental health depend on who's paying your psychologist? Clearly not, but a new study has found that psychologists looking at the same evidence will interpret it differently, depending on whom they …

The NSA Sucks More Than You Thought

The Guardian just exposed the NSA's "widest-reaching" surveillance program, "XKeyscore."<p>While most of us keep going about our internet lives as if that pesky NSA thing never happened--demonstrating a "general giddy sense that privacy is kind of stupid," as Gary Shteyngart aptly describes it--the</i> …

Young women 20 times more likely to die after prison - Futurity

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) — Young adults just released from prison are much more likely to …

The Best-Looking Laboratory-Grown Ear Yet

This is a bioengineered piece of tissue made to the size and shape of an adult human ear.<p>What's this? It's a life-size ear, bioengineered from cow and sheep tissue.<p>It may not look like something you'd want to have sticking out of your head. Nevertheless, its geometry is closer to life than a …

Yes, Vaccines Work [Infographic]

Some numbers before and after the introduction of common childhood vaccines<p>Do vaccines really work? Over the past decade, some parents in the U.S., Canada and Europe have started refusing to give their kids the recommended childhood vaccinations. They worry about safety, believing vaccines may …

Tiny Poisonous Trees Could Fight Climate Change In The Desert

Like something straight out of Dune, but the boring, terraforming parts.<p>Five German scientists have proposed a new strategy for mitigating the effects of climate change: turn coastal deserts into forests. Why? Forests, full of trees that consume carbon dioxide, are a great bulwark against the gas …