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Audit: USDA Spent $12.5 Million on Free Lunches For Ineligible Households

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent more than $12 million on free and reduced price lunches for children who were ineligible for the …

IKEA Unveils its High-Tech Kitchen of the (Near) Future

In pop culture, future societies can take a lot of forms, from Orwell's grim totalitarianism of <i>1984</i> to the desert landscapes of <i>Mad Max</i> to the …

Spices

After Earthquakes, Silence in the Sooner State

The finding wasn't exactly earthshaking, but the silence that’s followed has bordered on deafening.<p>Despite official acknowledgment that oil and gas …

Scientists find missing link in Yellowstone plumbing: This giant volcano is very much alive

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‘How Africa can power 500 million people with renewable energy’

map of africa-positivewww<p>The need for the African continent to fully exploit the renewable energy sources for power generation as once again hit the …

Renewable Energy

New centimeter-accurate GPS system could transform virtual reality and mobile devices

Scientists have built a low-cost centimeter-accurate GPS system that reduces location errors from the size of a large car to the size of a nickel -- …

Mobile Devices

FTC Also Investigating Apple's Upcoming Music Streaming Service

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Apple's efforts to set up deals with record labels as it prepares to launch its new music streaming service, a rebranded version of Beats Music, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. This would make the FTC the third government body to look into the new music service …

You could be paying with an Android Wear watch this year

A big selling point for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch is the fact they're Apple Pay enabled, allowing users to pay using their smart devices. …

Wear OS

Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Highly Scalable And Performant NoSQL Database

With Cloud Bigtable, Google is launching a new NoSQL database offering today that, as the name implies, is powered by the company’s Bigtable data storage system, but with the added twist that it’s compatible with the Apache HBase API — which itself is based on Google’s Bigtable project. Bigtable …

Databases

Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away<p>More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.<p>EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the …

After Driverless Cars Google Has Its Eye on Pilot-less Airliners

The chief of Google Inc.’s experimental cargo-drone program wants to see automated flight go beyond pilotless planes and extend to commercial air …

Aviation

Tesla introduces home batteries to store solar power

The launch of a new battery for homes that can store solar power for use in the evenings is "another nail in the coffin of conventional utilities", …

Clean Energy

City Worker Fired for Watching a Ton of Porn on the Job

A good time to remind yourself to not watch porn at work.<p>According to officials with the city of Baltimore, an employee in the Department of Works spent 39 hours out of two weeks watching porn while he was on the job. And — surprise — he's now out of a job because it's a really bad idea to watch …

Watch the moon wobble its way through all of 2015 in this NASA video

As the moon orbits Earth, it keeps the same face oriented toward our planet—almost. From our view, this slight variance—known as libration—looks like a wobble that slowly changes our view of the Moon.<p>Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a satellite that has orbited the moon since 2009, we …

Astronomy

The dangers of eco-gentrification: what's the best way to make a city greener?

When construction on New York City’s famous High Line began in 2006, the project to turn a remnant of the industrial age into a post-industrial garden and tourist attraction appeared innovative, but potentially very risky.<p>In fact, having finally opened in 2009, the High Line is now suffering from …

Urban Design

This iPhone 6 case can supposedly charge your phone without ever being plugged in

What if your smartphone case was able to harvest electricity right out of the air around the handset and prolong its battery life? Apparently that’s …

Africa
Skype

We’ve Damaged the Planet So Badly It’s Entering a New Epoch

Welcome to the Anthropocene, a.k.a. the Age of Man, a.k.a. we're now in charge of Earth and we better take better care of it.<p>When you or I look at a mountain range running alongside an interstate highway, we might see a series of majestic peaks. When Kirk Johnson looks at a mountain range, he sees …

Earth Science

The 10 Most Expensive Mobile Phones on the Market

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you …

Writers, Scientists, and Climate Experts Discuss How to Save the World from Climate Change

Should we have fewer kids? Improve our farming techniques? Reform the energy market? Or just get better at helping one another?<p><i>This article appears in the May Issue of VICE Magazine.</i><p><i>All photos by David Benjamin Sherry, from his monograph</i> Earth Changes<i>, published by Mörel Books this spring. Images</i> …

Climate

Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs for 1st time

Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile …

Mobile

Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

Apple's iPhone and iPad long ago pushed out the BlackBerry as the corporate standard for mobile devices, in all but the highest-security …

Apps

Freddie Gray officer threatened to kill himself and ex-partner's husband, court document alleges

Baltimore lieutenant Brian Rice, who has been charged with manslaughter over Gray’s death, was disciplined over incidents and twice had guns confiscated<p>The Baltimore police lieutenant charged with the manslaughter of Freddie Gray allegedly threatened to kill himself and the husband of his …

Justice

Asia's Booming Cities Most At Risk from Climate Change

Article | 6 May 2015<p>The battle against climate change is likely to be won or lost in Asia's expanding megacities. Asian cities are poised to …