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How To: Polish Your Car Like a Pro

No need to go broke making your car look like a million bucks.<p>Keeping your car’s finish looking new doesn’t require a paycheck’s worth of equipment or a professional detail shop. “Wheeling”—i.e., polishing a vehicle with a rotating wheel, just like a pro detailer would—works by temporarily heating …

The Fatal Attraction of Black Holes

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Now There's Another Radar Detector With Arrows to Tell You Where Cops Are

The Escort 360 Max takes a page from the Valentine One playbook.<p>Anyone who's spent the past decade or more paging through car magazines knows the big two names in radar and laser detectors: Escort and Valentine One. And seemingly since the dawn of radar-detector time, Valentine One's hallmark …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

Magnetic Brain Stimulation for Treating Depression Attracts GE Investment

There are millions of Americans who battle depression every year and many of them fail to respond to pills and other standard treatments or suffer …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

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Interstellar VFX research leads to scientific paper on wormholes

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic, nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects, has led to new scientific discoveries<p>When it comes to the movies, science fiction and science fact are usually world's apart. Films might be based on real-life research and theories, but the truth is often stretched to …

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

Kim Dotcom launches end-to-end encrypted voice chat ‘Skype killer’

New MegaChat promises secure, encrypted and ‘private’ video chatting through a browser<p>Kim Dotcom’s encrypted file sharing service has added free end-to-end encrypted voice and video chat through the browser.<p>MegaChat, which promises to keep video chats secure and private, has been developed by the …

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Elon Musk plans satellite network

After shaking up the automotive world with his electric car venture, entrepreneur Elon Musk has set his sights skywards in a bid to bring the internet to the billions who still lack access.<p>Musk is working on an embryonic $1bn plan to launch 700 satellites that are less than half the size of the …

Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune system "nerve centre" located near the heart.<p>The technique, so far only tested on mice, could provide …

The Slow Evolution of Apple's Online Store

<b>Steve Jobs glanced at the sheet of paper with Apple's future</b> on it and promptly flicked it away onto the table. Then he uttered one of his trademark …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

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