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Nokia's wireless chargers perk up local coffee shops

What will it take for wireless charging to catch on? Nokia and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf shops hope that making stations public will do the trick.<p>Last September, Nokia kicked off the launch of its Nokia Lumia 920 with promises of exposing more people to wireless charging -- an available, but …

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New Surgical Tape Works Like A Parasitic Worm

The bandage is inspired by the spiny proboscis of the intestine-infecting Pomphorhynchus laevis.<p>Scientists have built a better bandage that'll stick to you like a leech. Literally. The new prototype adhesive bandage sticks even to wet skin, using a technique inspired by a parasitic worm that …

Explosions at Boston Marathon Kill 3 — Now, a 'Potential Terrorist Investigation'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The FBI has taken over "a potential terrorist investigation," FBI special agent in charge Richard …

Has the Missing 80% of the Universe’s Mass Been Found?

The universe has never made things easy: every time you look away, it becomes bigger, stranger, curiouser. And that’s only the part we can see. As …

Arctic will be basically ice-free by summer 2050, NOAA study says

It's been apparent for several years now that the Arctic is melting. But it's melting much faster than most studies previously predicted. As early as 2020 and no later than 2050, it will be almost completely ice-free, according to a new paper out this week. "It's pretty scary how rapidly all this …

Fitbit Zip review: A basic and affordable Fitbit - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Affordable; tracks steps, distance and calories burned; up to six months of battery life.<p><b>The Bad</b> It doesn't track sleep or stairs climbed.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Fitbit Zip is still a great entry-level tracker for people that don't want to wear a wristband.<p>It has been almost four years since …

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North Korea must end its 'belligerent approach', says Obama

Barack Obama has called on North Korea to end what he described as its "belligerent approach" as US intelligence officials concluded for the first …

Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>The PC market might be a hot mess right now, but anyone using a Windows machine for data analysis might be …

North Korea: US urges China to rein in Pyongyang

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/969000/969365_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524638679_6b93f4a6ce3e91f29ef879eeef46c180<p><b>The US says it is urging China to use all its leverage to help rein in North Korea's "destabilising" actions.</b><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry is in …

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Spring Fling: Sun Emits a Mid-Level Flare - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of an M6.5 class flare at 3:16 EDT on April 11, 2013. This image shows a combination of light in wavelengths of 131 and 171 Angstroms. Credit: NASA/SDO #nasa #nasagoddard #sun #space

Scientists use DNA to pave the way for thinner, smaller electronics

If researchers can make electronic chips out of the one-atom thick material graphene, everyday devices could ultimately become thinner and lighter. A newly developed technique by researchers has overcome a significant obstacle in making this happen and could pave the way for their development. <i>MIT</i> …

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Services & APIs<p>Take your apps and games to the next level with Amazon's suite of developer products and services.<p>Free eBook: Competitive Mobile …

What's The Freest State In America [Infographic]?

A new analysis ranks how free different states are based on things like taxes, business laws and rent control laws.<p>Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Tennessee and the Dakotas are the freest states in the U.S., according to a new analysis. Sound like places where you'd want to live?<p>The analysis comes from …

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Apple and Yahoo reportedly in talks to build a deeper iOS partnership

Apple is in talks with Yahoo to bring more of the search company's data to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Yahoo has long been one of the data providers for iOS devices — the default stocks and weather apps pull data from Yahoo, and Siri uses the company for things …

An iPhone Lover’s Take On The Facebook Phone

“This is not a Facebook Phone.” Yeah, whatever. The HTC First is the first phone that has Facebook partnering up with an OEM to bake an Android pie with Facebook Home filling, so I’m calling it the Facebook Phone. There will be more. This is just the first. And guess what?<p>It’s really good.<p>Sitting …

Bacteria armed with toxic tips kill rivals - Futurity

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — A mysterious type of protein found in bacteria and other …

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More great images in celebration of International Dark Sky Week

International Dark Sky Week is happening right now (April 5-11) . To celebrate, enjoy these fantastic pics – they make us say WOW. And post your …

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Resin-Based 3-D Printer Adds $290K With Second Kickstarter Campaign

Inventor Michael Joyce has developed a 3-D printer that uses an off-the-shelf data projector to create amazingly complex and detailed models instead …

Yes, Your Mind Can Control Your Body Temperature

Tibetan nuns prove the physical effects of spiritual activity.<p>You don't have to look far to find the (mostly) positive and surprisingly powerful effects of meditation. But one of the more unexpected effects was just recently published: Tibetan nuns can change their core body temperatures with a …

US navy laser cannon shoots down drone during testing - video

Footage released by the US navy shows a powerful laser cannon shoot down a drone aircraft during testing. The new weapon, known as the Laser Weapon …

This Weird Fish Has Clear Blood

Living at 3,300 feet in one of the most inhospitable habitats on Earth, this fish has evolved in a very peculiar way.<p>Deep in the Southern Ocean, just off the coast of Antarctica, there lives the <i>Channichthyidae</i> family of fish. These fish are highly unusual, and one of its species, the ocellated …

Articles about world’s most impressive bridges on Dwell.com - Dwell

The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000...<p>Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth.<p>You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but …

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This Tiny House By Richard Neutra Is A Masterpiece

It’d be nice to live in a house built by a great architect, and you’d think the bigger the dwelling, the better. But as evidenced by this compact California home, sometimes a master builder can make do with a small canvas. Especially when you let him open things up with a retractable wall.<p>The …

Watch Rich People Earn More Money Than You In Real Time [Infographic]

How much Kobe Bryant and others make in a minute compared to a minimum wage worker.<p><i>CNNMoney</i> has published an awesome visualization by artist Bård Edlund showing how much various people make in one minute. On the chart (and quickly moving past it) are Kobe Bryant and Exxon Mobil Corporation CEO Rex …

It's Come to This: Debating Death by Autopilot - The Atlantic

A panel discussion at Georgetown University last week probed an alarming question: Should the U.S. ever be comfortable delegating battlefield decisions about who should live or die to autonomous weapons? Or should there always be a human "in the loop," as with today's drones? The technology for …