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Deep freeze: how scientists are resurrecting magnet technology to cool refrigerators

Thanks to recent breakthroughs, the insides of our refrigerators could work very differently in the coming years. Scientists at GE are perfecting a method of transferring heat that uses magnets to achieve temperatures cold enough to freeze water.<p>The method is based off the magnetocaloric effect, …

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C.24 Wireless iPad Piano Keyboard: Play Me off Keyboard Cat! - Technabob

There are plenty of apps which let you use your iPad like a piano, but to be honest, playing on a toucscreen is just not the same as using a tactile …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

224 years of substance abuse

Once in a while I come across an animated debate on health benefits of sugar vs. high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It is enzymatically produced …

Google Launches Hangouts Messaging Service for iOS, Android and Web

Google has today announced Hangouts, a new messaging service that replaces the numerous Google services that currently help you have real-time conversations with other users, such as Google Talk, Google Voice and Google+ Hangouts.<p>It will launch on most major platforms later today, including iOS, …