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Copper Foam Batteries — Increased Energy Storage, Faster Charge Times, & Decreased Production Costs

<b>Published on</b> October 30th, 2013 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>7<p>Copper Foam Batteries — Increased Energy Storage, Faster Charge Times, & Decreased Production …

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There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

iDoorCam Lets You Check Who's at the Door, Even When You're Not Home - Technabob

Are you too lazy to get the door? Have you ever lugged yourself out of bed to the sound of the doorbell ringing, only to open it and find that …

Researchers break Newton's third law - with lasers - ExtremeTech

Researchers break Newton’s third law — with lasers<p>By on October 17, 2013 at 11:10 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this …

Physics

New nano-material could boost solar panel efficiency as high as 80% - ExtremeTech

By on October 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Conventional solar cells based on …

Wal-Mart, Apple and Other Top US Companies Accelerate Solar Adoption

U.S. companies are adopting solar power faster than ever before.<p>In the last year, “U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government organizations have …

Solar Power

Google still makes lots of money, Motorola doesn't, and Larry Page wants to spend more on 'speculative' R&D

"Great is just never good enough," according to Google CEO Larry Page. And on today's Q3 2013 earnings call, the state of Google mirrors its CEO's statement pretty well. Google itself is doing as well as it ever has financially, raking in almost $15 billion in revenue for the quarter. Motorola, …

Use external storage to expand unexpandable Android phones

Android phones have always had one big advantage over iPhones: expandable storage. Unfortunately, not all Android phones have a microSD expansion slot, which makes that advantage a lot tougher to leverage.<p>Does that mean owners of slotless Android phones -- like, say, the Samsung Galaxy S6 ($223 at …

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 unboxing (Video)

Samsung has released several high-end smartphones in the last year with monster specifications. Yet all its tablets have been lacking that special …

Drone driver licenses? How to make flying robots safe for American skies

Cameron Rose, of UC Berkeley Biomimetric Millisys Lab, catches a flapping-winged drone resembling a bird at the DARC conference's AfterDARC session in NYU's Skirball Center in New York, N.Y, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Jonathan Sanger<p>A romantic pre-wedding photo shoot turned sour when the …

Drones

iPhone-controlled Xkuty One Electric Bike Calls for Help in Emergencies

Remember when telephones were strictly used for making phone calls? Now smart phones are used to control everything from small homes to this awesome …

Scientists call to protect B.C.'s 9,000-year-old sponge reefs

A recently discovered B.C. colony of glass sponges — described as a marine “herd of dinosaurs” due to their supposed extinction 30 million years ago …

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Gear & Gadgets

1.8-million-year-old skull shakes mankind’s family tree

Some had protruding foreheads, others had short, squashed faces. Some had enormous jaw muscles and big teeth, while others had enormous heads to hold bigger brains.<p>They had one thing in common, however: They were family -- our ancient family, that is, from around 2 million years ago.<p>The world's …

As Google’s revenue grows 12 percent, Page says he’d love to spend more on moonshots

Google (S GOOG) under co-founder Larry Page has become known for its crazy moonshot projects: Self-driving cars, Google Glass, and Project Loon: the …