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A Pill Could Help You Acquire Perfect Pitch

Sounds too good to be true, but new research suggests a mood stabilizer could help restore plasticity to the brain for learning.<p>Only 1 in 10,000 people have absolute or "perfect" pitch, the ability to hear a tone and tell what note it is. This unusual ability is acquired early in life, typically …

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Xbox One teardown reveals replaceable hard drive, off-the-shelf parts

The chip-obsessed gadget archaeologists at <i>iFixit</i> already have an Xbox One, and they're already ripping it apart. Those monsters! While they're not done dissecting and analyzing every single piece just yet, they've already found some interesting tidbits: for one, the Xbox One's 500GB HDD is a …

Elon Musk: The Future Is Fully Electric | Inc.com

If you subscribe to computer scientist Alan Kay's line of thinking that the best way to predict the future is to invent it, it's probably best to listen up when Elon Musk is asked to gaze years ahead in time.<p>Interviewed at <i>The New York Times</i>'s <i></i>Dealbook Conference today by Andrew Ross Sorkin, who …

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8 U.S. States Band Together To Put Millions Of Zero-Emissions Cars On The Road

Oct 24 (Reuters) - The governors of California, New York and six other states have agreed to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road within 12 years, which they said will help the environment and boost the economy.<p>The states will start by harmonizing building codes to make it easier to …

Tesla shares fall after latest fire

For the third time in six weeks, a Tesla Motors Model S sedan has caught on fire following a traffic accident.<p>Car fires aren't that unusual, happening an average of 17 times per hour nationwide. But analysts fear fires in electric cars could scare drivers away from the new technology.<p>The latest …

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Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete?

Bulbs or reactors?<p>Businesses, voters, utilities and politicians will be asking that question–or an equivalent form of it—several times over the next two decades. Should they invest in technology and projects that generate power or into products like solid-state lights or dynamic air conditioners …

These companies are about to strike it rich thanks to the iPhone’s fingerprint sensor

Smartphones existed long before Apple got into the picture, with classics like Nokia’s foldout Communicator and Sony’s touchscreen P800. But the iPhone, released in 2007, made smartphones friendly, intuitive and elegant. The same is true of fingerprint sensors on smartphones, the highlight feature …

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