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Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer Won't Extend to Enterprise

Everyone got excited when it was announced at the Windows 10 event that users of Windows 7 and 8 would be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free for one year. Unfortunately, Windows 10 for Enterprise customers won’t be able to partake in all the freeness.<p>Microsoft’s General Manager of security, Jim …

Astronomers Happen Upon The Most Distant Lensing Galaxy Ever Discovered

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted an elliptical galaxy 9.6-billion light years from Earth that is so colossal, its gravity …

Samsung is about to launch 'the most seductive TV of all time' at CES

Samsung has weird ideas about sex<p>Samsung is pulling absolutely no punches in hyping up its CES product lineup this year, but this is a level of bravado that exceeds even the typically wild levels the company is known for. Look beyond the incredibly awkward S'UHD TV branding (which probably stands …

Call+ app expands free landline calling to 16 countries

About a month ago, an app called Call+ made a pretty tantalizing offer: unlimited free calls to a few countries, with fairly easy ways to earn call time for a bunch of others.<p>If you liked the idea but didn't need to call anyone in Brazil, China or Mexico, here's good news: Call+ now gives you free …

How to Follow an Interest on Pinterest (as opposed to Following a Pinner)

Some people say that Pinterest is the new Google. People head to Pinterest to search for project ideas, recipes, and news about their favorite topics. Using the Follow Interest tool, you can easily find new pins about your favorite topics without following other pinners one at a time. Pinterest …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

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The Sun

Learn more about the life-giving star at the center of our solar system.<p>Compared with the billions of other stars in the universe, the sun is unremarkable. But for Earth and the other planets that revolve around it, the sun is a powerful center of attention. It holds the solar system together; …

Superfluid Helium Can Leak Through Glass And Climb Out of Its Container

This incredible video proves that helium isn't just a voice-raising gas. In its superfluid state it also defies gravity, has zero friction and can …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Astronomers find 'new' dwarf galaxy in Milky Way's neighborhood

Hey, neighbor! Astronomers searching the sky with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an odd little dwarf galaxy in our very own backyard -- a mere 7 million light years away.<p>The findings, described in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, add a new member to the more …

Fracking’s Future

Supplies of natural gas now economically recoverable from shale in the United States could accommodate the country’s domestic demand for natural gas …

China Will Soon Be Drilling A Third Of Iraq's Oil

Instead, many of Iraq's newest oil fields are now controlled by Chinese.<p>Iraq possesses the second-largest oil deposit in the world, in the West Qurna region. Forbes says the country could easily become the second-largest oil producer in the world after Saudi Arabia.<p>Only Exxon and Occidental have …

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Al Jazeera announces four part series on Oil - Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera has announced a four-part documentary on the incredible story of the secret pact which gave birth to the oligopoly controlling the world’s crude-oil supply.<p>“The Secret of the Seven Sisters” shows how on the 27th August 1928, the world’s top oil moguls met in secret at a castle in …

How Big Are The Currently Known Oil Reserves And What Are The Chances Of Finding New Ones?

<i>Answer by Ryan Carlyle, BSChE, Subsea Hydraulics Engineer</i><p>This is not a simple question to answer. Sure, there are published reserves statistics, but those are <b>consistently wrong</b>, and for complex reasons.<p>Let me be clear — reserves figures are very accurate when used for their intended purpose. …

How US Shale Blew Up The Global Energy Market

"Currently, there aren't any projects that we know of where shale gas production would be profitable," Miller said. He added that "absolutely all the boreholes" in the U.S. are empty.<p>In the same article, published by Russia's state-sponsored outlet <i>Russia Today,</i> Vagit Alekperov, president of Lukoil, …

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Oil sands country: Remote region at the heart of the Keystone controversy

While the possible construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has made for contentious disagreements from the halls of Congress to ranches in Nebraska, the real environmental debate begins in a place most Americans have never heard of.<p>Nearly 700 miles north of the U.S.-Canada border sits Fort …

Corexit, Oil Dispersant Used By BP, Is Destroying Gulf Marine Life, Scientists Say

<i>From TakePart's David Kirby:</i><p>Three years ago, when BP’s Deepwater Horizon began leaking some 210 million gallons of Louisiana Crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. government allowed the company to apply chemical “dispersants” to the blossoming oil slick to prevent toxic gunk from reaching the …