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Fashion meets renewable energy – clothes that charge your smartphone

When you think about how fashion will work alongside technology in the future, it might be hard to break from science-fiction-heavy ideas. However, fashionably using solar, wind and even kinetic energy to charge devices, keep us connected and even donate our energy to non-profits is being explored …

We're One Panel Closer to Printing Cheap, Plastic Solar Like Newspapers

A new research breakthrough could help make plastic solar panels a major force again.<p>Image: Wikimedia<p>Our most promising visions of a clean-powered future typically position cheap, abundant solar energy as an important cornerstone. And solar panels would be a lot cheaper and abundant if they were …

Clever and Thought-Provoking Street Art by Fra.Biancoshock

Milan-based street artist Fra.Biancoshock creates playful “urban interventions” that are designed to disrupt the monotony of everyday life and to provide passersby with unconventional experiences. Using the urban jungle as his canvas, the mysterious artist creates site-specific installations that …

Samsung ships first 3D vertical NAND flash, defies memory scaling limits

The main challenge in producing higher-capacity flash storage is one of scale -- as density goes up, so does cell interference and the chances of a breakdown. Samsung may have overcome that barrier (if temporarily) by mass-producing the first 3D vertical NAND memory, or V-NAND. Instead of putting …

The Expendables: How the Temps Who Power Corporate Giants Are Getting Crushed

America is now dotted with “temp towns” – places where it’s difficult to find blue-collar work except through a temp agency and where workers often …

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Biggest Dead Zone Ever Forecast in Gulf of Mexico

Oxygen-deprived area may be size of New Jersey, scientists say.<p><b>A possibly record-breaking, New Jersey-size dead zone may put a chokehold on the Gulf of Mexico (map) this summer, according to a forecast released this week.</b><p>Unusually robust spring floods in the U.S. Midwest are flushing agricultural …

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Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time

Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.<p>They used a human egg cell and parts of a human skin cell to grow a very early human embryo, then …