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DIY Projects: A Solar Energy System That Works At Night

Solar energy is power from the sun. But what about power during the night?<p>Here’s how it’s done:<p>Batteries! Solar energy is radiant energy collected …

Clean Energy

MIT's thermal resonator generates power "out of what seems like nothing"

A brand new power-generating system from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers creates energy “out of what seems like nothing,” …

Suffer from tinnitus? This might bring you relief

People with tinnitus typically hear a ringing or buzzing sound that nobody else seems to notice. The constant noise can be debilitating in worst-case …

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Ehang proves its passenger drones are the real deal in new flight footage

Chinese drone maker Ehang wowed visitors at CES 2016 when it brought along a prototype of its passenger drone; however, it didn’t have much else to show at the time. Now, it’s released footage of the 184 in flight with a passenger for the first time, with the company’s CEO on board.<p>Following ‘1000 …

Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

Cancer jab that eliminates tumours even after they've spread will start human trials

A cancer jab that can eliminate tumours even when they have spread throughout the body is about to start human trials.<p>Scientists at Stanford University in the US found that injecting tiny amounts of two drugs directly into a tumour not only kills the original cancer, but also triggers an ‘amazing …

Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economy

<b>Osaka University researchers use sunlight to make hydrogen with a new nanostructured catalyst based on nanosheets of black phosphorus and bismuth</b> …

Expert says Humans are Aliens — and we were brought to Earth hundreds of thousands of years ago

<b>What if Humans are the aliens we’ve been looking for all along? According to experts, humans were most likely crossbred with another species, perhaps</b> …

Historic UFO sightings caught on camera

On June 24, 1947, aviator Kenneth Arnold reported what is generally considered to be the first unidentified flying object sighting in the United …

NASA Just Saw Something Come Out Of A Black Hole For The First Time Ever

“You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted …

Fisherman reels in catches straight out of hell

A fisherman has revealed a bizarre array of weird sea creatures that have ended up in his nets.<p>Russian trawlerman Roman Fyodorov’s photographs …

10 Strange Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Earth

The planet we all call home is even more bizarre than you might imagine.<p><b>ONE STRANGE ROCK</b> <i>, a global event series, premiers March 26 at 10/9C on National Geographic.</i><p>There’s no doubt that planet Earth is awe-inspiring. That’s even more true for the handful of humans who’ve seen it from space with …

National Parks

Jikka, the fairy tale dwarf home for Japan's seniors - CNN Style

CNN

7 Stories So Horrifying They Actually Got Cut From The Bible

We could write several articles about all the gruesome stuff that's in the Bible -- in fact, we already have. It's a book full of gore, incest, and …

Mary Magdalene

29 Motivational Quotes to Get Yourself Charged

Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics.<p>J. K. …

Animated map shows just how far these animals travel to migrate

As far as humans travel, it's nothing compared to some animals. To put just how large this distance is into perspective, we've put together an animation showing these animals and their incredible distances. The following is a transcription.<p>No matter how much traveling you do, these creatures have …

Costa Rica

3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>New research into the archaeologist's work has found that this inscription is likely a forgery. Read more about the possible …

Archaeology

5G isn’t just faster, it will open up a whole new world

The transition from 3G to 4G went largely unnoticed by the average consumer, but the coming shift to 5G will be very different. It was clear at Mobile World Congress Americas earlier this month that after years of talk, major US wireless carriers are going all-in on 5G. Verizon is solving …

Mobile Devices

7 'Facts' You Learned at School That Are No Longer True

Don't get stuck in the past.<p>Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their …

Mars Needs Elon

Elon Musk is going to colonize Mars and has produced a science-fiction extravaganza to prove it.

An Illustrated Periodic Table Showing How Chemical Elements Interact With Our Everyday Lives

Retired Boeing software engineer Keith Enevoldsen created the color-coded “Periodic Tables of Elements, in Pictures and Words” for both kids and …

Stunning footage of Aurora Borealis captured by ISS

Breathtaking footage from the International Space Station shows the Aurora Borealis or 'Northern Lights' phenomenon 250 miles above Earth.

Well-crafted 28' tiny house is a beautiful modern home

As the tiny house movement seems to be gaining quite a bit of ground in the United States, north of the border in Canada, things seem to be picking …

Sustainability

Scientists achieve quantum teleportation with patterns of light in computing breakthrough

Researchers used the orbital angular momentum (OAM) of a photon in a new quantum teleportation experiment<p>In a step towards quantum communications, …

This incredible animation shows how deep humans have dug

If we were to journey to the center of the Earth, it would take a lot longer than you might expect. Here's how deep humans have dug underground.<p>The typical grave is 6 feet down. Most Olympic swimming pools are 10 feet deep. Nile crocodiles dig burrows as deep as 39 feet deep. The Paris Catacombs …

The Greenbrier

The Essential Guide to Hazel

Overview <b></b><p><b>Latin name</b> - <i>Corylus avellana</i>, <i>Corylus maxima</i><b><br>Common name</b> - Hazel, Hazelnut, Cobnut, Filbert, Spanish Nut, Pontic Nut, Lombardy Nut.<p><b>Family</b>- …

1-acre permaculture farm in Australia feeds 50 families

This family in Australia completely shifted the way they source their food – with remarkable success. When wife Nici suffered an illness, the Coopers …

This BioLite FirePit keeps the smoke out of your outdoor experience

This time of year it’s always nice to enjoy an evening with friends around a camp fire. The only thing that gets in the way of these occasions is the smoke the fire produces. A new Kickstarter funded product has a solution to this problem. The new BioLite FirePit is a smokeless wood-burning device …

Powerbank