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Microsoft has a crazy plan to make your batteries last a lot longer

Right now, the way a laptop battery works is pretty straightforward:<p>You have a big lithium-ion hunk of a battery that dispenses power to your computer as the hardware says that it needs it.<p>Basically, that means that if you're doing something like playing a game or watching a movie, your processor …

Microsoft Surface

NASA Releases 8,400 High-Quality Images of Past Moon Missions on Flickr

One small step for man, one giant catalog of images for mankind.<p>A lot has happened regarding the topic of space in the last two weeks: from the discovery of liquid water on the surface of Mars to the release of Ridley Scott’s survival flick <i>The Martian</i>. Now, to keep the momentum up, NASA announced …

Space Science

Milky Way’s black hole shows signs of increased chatter

Three orbiting X-ray space telescopes have detected an increased rate of X-ray flares from the usually quiet giant black hole at the center of our …

3tags.org

Huawei Watch Review: Best Android Wear Smartwatch Available

A smartwatch buyer can choose from at least a half-dozen options, but which one is best? Since they all run the same operating system, hardware …

Nicely Upgraded: RHD 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45

This 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser troop carrier spent much of its life in Australia and is offered in good shape. This example comes from the last year …

Can You Do the Navy SEAL Workout?

<i>The Ultimate Navy SEAL Workout (Photos: Travis McCoy/travismccoy.com)</i><p>Navy SEALs are some of the toughest and most highly trained men in the American …

Workouts

Campus killer's father blames guns -- not his son -- for the slaughter; 'What about parenting?'

The father of the man who murdered a professor and eight Christian students at an <b>Oregon community college</b> on Thursday is <b>blaming the guns</b> rather than …

Surface Pro 4 rumour roundup

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Microsoft<p>Microsoft has spent three years honing the Surface line from a bulky, awkward 2-in-1 to the sleek, capable machine that turned out to be the Surface Pro 3. Along the way it has validated the existence of the tablet-laptop hybrid as something that people actually …

Computer Hardware

T-Mobile data stolen from Experian may already be for sale on the dark web

The consequences of 15m credit applicants' records for sale could be far larger than just financial theft - watch out for your health data<p>It’s easy to dismiss the recent theft of 15m T-Mobile customers’ and credit applicants' personal data from credit checking organisation Experian’s servers, and …

Identity Theft

If there is liquid water on Mars, no one—not even NASA—can get anywhere near it

NASA claims to have found evidence of liquid water on Mars. If true, you’d expect the US government to scramble to set up a new mission to test the claim. After all, discovering that Mars has life or even that in can support life will be one of the greatest discoveries ever.<p>But that won’t happen so …

Drugs Disguised As Blood Cells Could Kill Cancer

Like guerrilla warriors making a sneak attack on tumors<p>It’s notoriously difficult to direct cancer drugs to only the cells you want to target—they often kill many healthy cells in the process, making the patient feel sicker, or the body attacks them assuming that they are invaders. For the past few …

Immunotherapy

6 next-gen electric vehicles taking on Tesla

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Tesla tears up the headlines like nobody's business. The California-based company makes the most widely coveted luxury electric vehicle in existence, and it just officially launched its next car, the Model X, last night. The automaker has garnered attention from car enthusiasts, …

Researchers Make Artificial Cells That Can Replicate Themselves

To better understand how life might have started on Earth<p>Scientists have a pretty good theory for how life on Earth began: Meteorites that bombarded our planet brought simple carbon-based compounds called amino acids. Eventually, slowly, these chemicals combined to make cells, which were then able …

Biology

What The Martian Gets Right (and Wrong) About Science

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona<p>NASA/JPL/University of Arizona<p>NASA/JPL/University of Arizona<p>NASA/JPL/University of Arizona<p>NASA/JPL/University of Arizona<p>…

New Drugs That Can Help Your Health | Men's Health

But it’s important to recognize that as promising as they may be, no drug is a miracle pill.<p>And despite rigorous clinical trial testing before drugs are approved, the verdict on their safety often doesn’t emerge until a few years later, after hundreds of thousands of people have taken them, says …

NASA cuts ties with organization aimed at protecting Earth from asteroids

NASA is parting ways with the B612 Foundation — the organization hoping to build a spacecraft to hunt down Earth-destroying asteroids, SpacePolicyOnline reports. NASA had a Space Act Agreement with the foundation to help develop the vehicle without giving out any money. But now NASA has terminated …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

NASA’s top planetary scientist told us what he thinks of the science in 'The Martian'

<b>Spoiler alert if you haven't read "The Martian."</b><p>Scientists may have just discovered water flowing on the surface of Mars, but it's still a pretty inhospitable place to call home.<p>Yet that's exactly what Matt Damon's character, a NASA astronaut stranded on the Red Planet, does in the upcoming film …

Ancient Romans 'had perfect teeth' thanks to healthy low-sugar diet

Scientists used CAT scans to examine the remains of 30 men, women and children killed in Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79<p>They may have lived in an era when dental care was rudimentary at best, but the ancient Romans had better teeth than people today, new research has …

Archaeology

This drone is one of the most secretive weapons in the world

The drone above, called the Taranis, is one of the most cutting-edge drones in production.<p>Capable of reaching speeds of more than 700 mph, it could …

Aviation

Freevolt generates power from thin air

What you see above may look like an unremarkable slice of electronics, but it can theoretically power a low-energy device forever, and for free. If that sounds like a big deal, well... that's because it is. Drayson Technologies today announced Freevolt, a system that harvests energy from radio …

What Pakistan's drone strikes say about drone warfare

In early September, the government of Pakistan joined an exclusive club. It became the fourth government in the world — following the United States, …

5 Ways NASA Photoshops Images to Create Stunning Photos of Space

We’ve shared a number of times in the past about how NASA uses Adobe Photoshop to create many of the dazzling space photos released to the public. …

Tutorials

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

Science Says That Even if You Exercise More and Eat Less, You'll Be Bigger Than Your Parents

Turns out the good ol' days really were better.

Exercise

Chandra :: Photo Album :: Phoenix Cluster :: September 30, 2015

Galaxy clusters are often described by superlatives. After all, they are huge conglomerations of galaxies, hot gas, and dark matter and represent the …

Guy on 207 MPH Bicycle Drag Races a Ferrari, Destroys It

Rocket-powered bike sets speed record after 4.8 seconds.<p>Which is the more amazing feat: Switzerland's Francois Gissy leaving a Ferrari 430 Scuderia sitting still at the dragstrip as he recorded 3.1gs of inline acceleration on his way to a top speed of 207 mph, or that he did this on a BICYCLE? That …

Tour de France