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Here’s what the first Tesla solar roofs look like in the wild

Customers are sharing photos of the new solar tiles—and how well they perform<p>When Elon Musk started taking preorders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles in 2017, he said they’d be installing the roofs on Tesla employees homes first as a way of test-driving the technology before it was available to the …

Tesla

3 Secrets to Preventing Running Pains: Watch the Video

See ya, achy shins.<p>Raise your hand if you've ever been personally victimized by runner's knee or shin splints. They're crazy-common—but by doing a few simple exercises, you can drastically minimize your odds of experiencing running-related aches and pains. Here are the moves Nike+ run coach and …

Fitness

Crazy fast X-ray laser catches chemical reactions in the act

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC laboratory have taken a "molecular movie" of a chemical reaction for the first time. The results of their research could give new insights into to how chemical bonds form, helping researchers better understand biological processes. To give you an idea …

Big Question: How Does Sunscreen Shield Your Skin With Science?

Last weekend, some barbecuin' went down. Rib grease on your fingers. Ketchup stains on your shorts. Chip crumbs on your t-shirt. And sunburn …

Immune System

Agatha Christie’s laboratory of deadly chemistry

Remember the homicidal glee of that old Cary Grant movie “Arsenic and Old Lace”?<p>Those adorable aged aunts, earnestly luring lonely old men to their house so they could knock them off with poison-laced elderberry wine?<p>If you liked that, you’ll like “A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie”; …

A Periodic Table Surprise: The One Element In Stars That Isn't On Earth

When it comes to the elements in the periodic table found throughout the Universe, it’s only the first two that originated from the Big Bang: hydrogen and helium. Everything else was formed from stars, whether:<p>fused in their cores, from lighter elements into heavier ones,<br>• built in supernovae, where …

Lion picks up GoPro, creates best 1-minute nature documentary

Hopefully none of us will get so close to a lion that we're staring down its gaping mouth, but in GoPro form it's absolutely amazing. The whiskers taking up some of the shot are very cool too.

21 Genius Gadgets On Kickstarter Right Now

Check out the campaigns that will change your life tomorrow, today.

Ultimate urban bike sports built-in lock, auto gear shift

A competition to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike inspires a sweet, high-tech ride that improves on the urban biking experience.<p>Hello, bicycle commuters. Look at your bike. Now look at the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike. Now back to your bike. Now back to the UUUB. Sadly, your bike isn't the …

There's An Easy Fix If Your iPhone Is Charging Slowly

In fact, there's an entire thread on Apple's support forums over a dozen pages long in which iPhone and iPad owners are trying to figure out why their devices suddenly won't charge — attached to the wall, to a computer, to the car, anywhere.<p>But according to CNET's Dan Graziano it may not be a …

The Beautiful Phenomena Of Starling Flocks, Explained By Computers

Take some of the magic out of the mysterious flight of these beautiful birds with computer logic.<p>On its own, a single starling doesn’t elicit much fuss. It’s a tennis-ball-sized bird, glossy black in winter, purplish or green in summer, and in autumn, sometimes speckled with white spots. But when …

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The Quest For The Ultimate Workout Headphones

By Steven Melendez3 minute Read<p>As an avid weightlighter, Dr. Eric Hensen knows how annoying earbuds can be at the gym. Hensen, who is also an ear, …

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

Simple harmonic motion

In mechanics and physics, <b>simple harmonic motion</b> is a special type of periodic motion or oscillation motion where the restoring force is directly …

See the very first images of a hydrogen bond

Chemists have long known what a hydrogen bond should look like, but until last week, most hadn't actually seen an image of one. Now, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been able to visualize a hydrogen bond using atomic force microscopy, a technique that can deliver higher …

The science and magic of wine-making

… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity aroma and potency were legendary. All that remains of this heady era are five very dusty bottles of "vintage" wine sitting …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

Chemistry

Le Chatelier's principle

<b>Le Chatelier's principle</b> (pronounced /lə ˈʃɑːtəlieɪ/), also called <b>Chatelier's principle</b> or "The Equilibrium Law", can be used to predict the effect …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

Watch The Maiden Flight Of An 18-Propeller Copter

Because what's better than getting to watch weird things fly?<p>This helicopter-with-antlers is a test vehicle, made by the German company e-volo. It's battery-powered and emissions-free, according to the company. This is the first time it has flown.<p>The e-volo folks call the craft a volocopter. It …

Watch A Machine Tell The Difference Between Soda And Liquid Explosives

Some potentially good news for future holiday travelers.<p>The problem with liquid explosives, besides being explosive, is that they often look just like non-explosive liquids. Since 2006, to protect against the threat of those explosives, people traveling by air in America have been limited to one …

BBC Science Club's Mark Miodownik hacks a science toy – video

Maps of neural circuitry show women's brains are suited to social skills and memory, men's perception and co-ordination<p>Published: 2 Dec 2013<p><b>Oscar Rickett:</b> Reducing a scientific study about mental illness to pop psychology suggesting men and women are from different planets does us all a …

Saracens 24 Sale Sharks 19: match report

Read a full match report of the Aviva Premiership game between Saracens and Sale Sharks at Allianz Park on Saturday Nov 30 2013.<p>Saracens found their relentless best some 70 minutes into an uncomfortable afternoon where unsung Sale left the Premiership leaders looking decidedly rattled having …