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Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

Physics

World's first carbon fibre 3D printer on sale next month

The £3,000 desktop printer can manufacture carbon fibre parts that are 20 times stiffer and five times stronger than plastic parts<p>An American firm which manufactures components for race cars has spun-out a startup to bring the world’s first carbon fibre 3D printer to market.<p>The $5,000 (£3,000) Mark …

This Cup Supposedly Tracks Everything You Pour Into It

You can track your food intake, your exercise, your sleep and now... your liquid consumption.<p>There's a new "smartcup" (yes, you read that right) that can tell you exactly what you put inside of it. The cup, called Vessyl, recognizes the liquid you pour into it and records all of the water, soda, …

Your Cheatsheet For Creating Memorable Design

Our memories of experiences–more than the experiences themselves–drive decision-making. Jeremy Finch of Altitude explains how to incorporate this into your business.<p>What we experience and what we remember about what we’ve experienced are two totally different things. Most product design efforts are …

Mobile Is Eating Global Attention: 10 Graphs on the State of the Internet

Online photo sharing has sextupled in two years. Nigerians are on their phones 30 percent more than Americans. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined.<p>Mary Meeker's State of the Internet presentation is a primordial soup for fledgling think pieces about the Future of …

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This Stylish Wearable Tech Solves An Annoying Problem For Women

Ringly is an 18k-gold plated ring that connects with a smartphone to discreetly notify the wearer when she gets a call or text.<p>The idea is to incorporate tech into women's everyday accessories so that they can enjoy the moment without missing something important — even when they're not wearing …

Wearable Tech

Singapore Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

“The vast majority of photovoltaic installations in Singapore will obviously be on rooftops, but even those are limited,” says Thomas Reindl, deputy …

China's Alibaba plans US online shop

<b>China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is launching its first online marketplace in the US - 11Main.com - as it looks to expand its operations outside China.</b><p>The move comes ahead of Alibaba's share sale in the US, widely expected to one of the biggest by a technology firm.<p>Alibaba is China's biggest online …

A Computer Passes the Turing Test — But Does It Matter?

A computer has finally passed the Turing Test. You may now commence the global panic.<p>Two years ago, Eugene Goostman, the artificial intelligence …

Google to spend more than $1bn on satellite internet, reports indicate

Google plans to spend more than $1bn on a fleet of 180 satellites to beam internet access to unconnected parts of the globe.<p>The project will use small, but high capacity low-Earth orbiting satellites that sit lower in the sky than traditional satellites, a report by the Wall Street Journal …

Cook Like A Fakir

The Yacht uses the principle of electro-magnetic induction as maglev feature for automatic cooking. Presently, the induction cooker uses magnetic …

U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan for up to $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy companies to help rejuvenate a program that faced harsh political attacks over past failures of federally subsidized projects.<p>The Obama administration’s draft plan …

Obama makes a push for solar power

The White House threw a solar party on Thursday, and the streamers and ticker tape came in the form of millions of dollars of new support for solar …

What do you need to know about microgrids?

In the early days of electric service to homes, financier J.P. Morgan wanted electric light so badly he asked Thomas Edison to install a “miniplant” …

For the next wave of wearables, context will be king

After many years of struggles to find the right match of features, size, and pricing, the wearable device seems to have broken into the mainstream in …

India’s huge solar water pump plan highlights how solar could leapfrog the grid

The Indian government is looking to deliver one of the most ambitious projects involving solar-powered water pumps in the world. According to …

Be Prepared: 4 Ways to Outthink Your Competitors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Art of War,</i> Sun Tzu wrote that "It’s more important to outthink your enemy than outfight him." Even after 2,500 years, this maxim is still so universal and relevant.<p>Sun Tzu warns against waging war without a strategy or …

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Electric Cars Hit Milestone With First Grand Prix Race Ahead

Leonardo DiCaprio's new FIA Formula E team adds glitz to a competition designed to showcase EV performance.<p><b>Electric cars have rounded a corner in their drive to enter the mainstream. Soon, you're going to be able to watch them race at high speeds.</b><p><b>The world's first fully electric Grand Prix racing</b> …

Want Perfect Pitch? You Might Be Able To Pop A Pill For That

<b>Listen · 4:18</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the world of music, there is no more remarkable gift than having perfect pitch. As the story goes, Ella Fitzgerald's band would use her perfect pitch to tune their instruments.<p>Although it has a genetic component, most believe that perfect pitch — …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy flight controls, and I …

Is Working On Weekends The Secret To A Successful, Happy Work-Life Balance?

Seriously. Read on to find out how it could work for you.<p>Last week, the financial world was abuzz with some interesting news: Goldman Sachs was easing up on its junior analysts. Specifically, the firm announced that it wanted its young bankers to take weekends off. As David Solomon, co-head of the …

Competitive Ruling Will Bring New Generation Of Swiss-Made Smartwatches

The Swatch Group has long been the primary movement supplier to the majority of Swiss (and non-Swiss) watch manufacturers. These movements — essentially the guts of the watch — have powered 60 percent of the world’s watches in the past decade. That’s about to end.<p>WEKO, the Swiss competition …

In pictures: Concorde the supersonic airliner - Telegraph

Scary Legs | Simon's Cat video

Since this is the last weekend before Hallowe'en, I thought you might enjoy this amusing cartoon video, courtesy of Simon's Cat.<p>I've been a fan of Simon's Cat videos ever since the first one burst onto the scene more than five years ago. Since today is Caturday -- and because Hallowe'en is midweek …

This map shows what each country leads the world in: http://f-st.co/7SEBzQs Spain takes the top slot in cocaine use, and Australia has more deadly animals and melanoma than any place else in the world. Now that we know Mongolia leads the globe in velociraptor bones, we will never look at that country the same way again.

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

5 Do-It-Yourself Science Experiments With Grover

Come for the science, stay for the dubstep interlude.<p>In this adorbs video, which will make you want to be 5 years old all over again, scientist and perennial Sesame Street denizen Grover (the thinking man's Elmo) wants to bring back dinosaurs. Unfortunately, science isn't exactly on his side. …

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Alzheimer's treatment: landmark study gives hope for simple pill

A landmark British study has raised the prospect of a pill that could treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer's by halting the death of neurons.<p>The research, performed on sick mice, is at a very early stage and it could be a decade or more before any medicine is developed.<p>But experts say the results …