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Nine Formulas For Wealth Building

If you want to retire in style, you’d better know the numbers. We have some formulas that will provide them.<p>The objective here is to steer you to wiser investments and give you some insights about what will happen to your assets and liabilities over time. The formulas are not complicated. They all …

How Haiyan Became a Super Typhoon

A category 5 typhoon slammed into the Philippines this morning, the fifth such storm of 2013.<p><b>At the beginning of this month</b>, hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy was sitting at his desk at the University of Miami looking at the different weather models for storms in the Pacific. Then, on November 3, …

Top 10 Cars for 2014: PM Auto Excellence Awards

U.S. auto sales are booming, and the market is brimming with great carsevery segment is full of choices with modern styling and sporty driving dynamics. Its been an exciting year for car enthusiasts, but it also makes deciding on just 10 winne<p>U.S. auto sales are booming, and the market is brimming …

The Top 5 Things to Know About the PlayStation 4

A few days before its official release, PopMech spent some quality time with Sony's new PlayStation 4. The console has a lot going for it, and here's the five things you need to know to determine if it's the right game system for you.<p><b>The PlayStation 4 launches this Friday,</b> Nov. 15, but PopMech took …

Which Light Bulb Should You Pick To Replace Your Incandescents?

Starting Jan.1, 2014, manufacturers will stop making 60- and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs to comply with new federal energy efficiency laws. Should you choose halogens, CFL-halogen hybrids, or LEDs to replace your old household bulbs? We talked to GE about the pluses and minuses of …

World’s first mobile hydrogen fuel cell charger, Upp, unveiled - Pocket-lint

Hydrogen fuel cells could be the future of power. They use hyrdogen mixed with oxygen to produce energy with a by-product of water. In the case of …

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How science goes wrong

A SIMPLE idea underpins science: “trust, but verify”. Results should always be subject to challenge from experiment. That simple but powerful idea …

Smartphone PIN 'can be revealed by camera and microphone'

Professors warn smartphone's camera can be used 'maliciously' against its owner<p>The PIN for your smartphone can be revealed by software which watches your face via the phone’s camera and listens to your clicks through the microphone as you type, researchers have found.<p>A team from the University of …

Touch Board kit combines an Arduino heart with touch sensors, conductive paint

Capacitive sensing isn't limited to your smartphone. In fact, you can use contact with human skin (or any other conductive surface) to trigger almost any circuit. And the Touch Board from Bare Conductive wants you to combine your DIY spirit with the ability to turn practically any surface into a …

Yamaha outs lightweight PES1 electric motorcycle concept ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

A few days before the start of the Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha rolled out a number of two-wheeled concepts of both the electric- and gasoline-powered kind. First, the PES1 is a 200-pound (!) road bike that touts a middle-mounted battery pack, brushless DC motor and is sure to weigh in at less than a …

EX1 prints circuits on paper, cloth, almost anything you can imagine

Printing a circuit isn't exactly a new idea. In fact, researchers have been putting down silver nano particles using a process similar to ink-jet printing for years. Heck, you can even hack your existing desktop unit to do the same thing with about $300 in components. Still, a retail-ready circuit …

The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …