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Researchers find Android factory reset faulty and reversible

Android's factory reset function isn't as effective as we'd all like it to be, according to a team of Cambridge University researchers. The group estimates that as many as 500 to 630 million Android devices might not be capable of completely wiping the data saved in their internal disks and SD …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

A wide viewing angle, full-colour, holographic 3D display has been built using graphene-based materials.<p>Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've …

Augmented Reality

Audi just invented fuel made from CO2 and water

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Kevin McSpadden @KevinMcspadden<p>An Audi research …

Natural Gas

No more slimy guac: 10 foods that you should always make, not buy - Telegraph

New aluminum battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminum for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.<p>The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminum-ion battery has the …

Clean Energy

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

British faeces could contain £500 million of gold, silver and platinum

A study by the US Geological Survey found levels of precious metals in faeces was comparable to those found in some commercial mines<p>It is said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.<p>And now scientists have found that precious metals like gold, silver and platinum can be extracted from …

Precious Metals

Urban Cloud Farming

This 2 part micro-farming design brings urban dwellers clean, fresh homegrown produce. The first part, called Nimbus, is a personal hydroponic system …

Revolutionary New "Skateboard" Removes The Board Completely

In a futuristic take on pedestrian transportation, these sidewinding circular skates give users the sensation of “skateboarding” – minus the board. Riders simply place their feet inside the pair of rings, standing on pedal-like platforms that rotate inside the circles on tracks. The concept is …

Cool Stuff

Deliciously Ella's raw brownies recipe

These no-cook brownies are made with just four ingredients, including dates and pecans, and are perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up<p>No matter how many hundreds of times I make these I still can’t quite believe how they turn out and how easy they are – just four ingredients in a food processor. …

Solar eclipse: huge power surge as disappointed Brits headed indoors for a cup of tea

Around 40 million Brits could not see the solar eclipse because of widespread cloud cover<p>It was a very British eclipse. Millions gathered in the cold to witness, well, not very much, before returning to their homes to put the kettle on, sparking a power surge in the National Grid.<p>Although Brits are …

Solar eclipse: amazing picture from International Space Station was photoshopped

The Twittersphere was left agog by this image from the International Space Station. Unfortunately it was not as it appeared.<p>A lie spreads around Twitter faster than the truth can get its boots on, and the solar eclipse was no exception when this apparently stunning picture showing the eclipse from …

Warning: your fridge is full of danger

Rose Prince examines two books that hold the food industry to account and reveal the truth behind what we eat<p>You have to read the labels to know exactly what you are eating – that is, if you care. Some people think that if we do not consider such things, we should, and every now and again there’s a …

Processed Food

Google’s hilarious autocomplete suggestions have been turned into a game

But it's not very fun<p>For anyone who's ever taken a screenshot of a strange Google autocomplete suggestion, or realized the rest of the world was also staying up late conducting internet research on body hair, here's a game for you. It's called <i>Google Feud</i>, and it's pretty much exactly what it sounds …

Google

Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space

The idea of powering humanity by gathering an endless supply of solar energy from space has taken a huge step towards becoming a reality. Scientists working for JAXA, Japan's space administration, have announced a major breakthrough in wireless power transmission ... in that they've actually been …

Apple Watch battery lasts as little as three hours

Using new device that costs up to £12,000 for phone conversations means it will die after three hours, Apple admits in post buried deep on its product page<p>Apple’s new watch has a battery that lasts as little as three hours, the technology giant has quietly admitted.<p>Using the device - which costs up …

New Technology Will Triple Smartphone Battery Life

The brilliance, power and sheer innovative genius of your smartphone is always balanced by the terrorising and ever present ‘low battery’ sound. At every smartphone launch, every time I get my hands on a new handset, my childlike awe is immediately tempered by the crushing reality of how much power …

Clean Energy
Xenoblade Chronicles

Recipe: Peppermint Red Velvet Cake Roll

Peppermint Red Velvet Cake Roll<p>Serves 8 to 10<p><i>For the cake:</i> <br>1 cup all-purpose flour <br>2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder <br>3/4 teaspoon baking powder …

Dessert

Samsung makes a big play for electric cars by nabbing a battery pack firm

Samsung wants to ensure it's as integral to the electric car world as it is to the mobile arena. The Korean electronics giant is acquiring Magna International's battery pack arm, Magna Steyr, which will fit nicely inside of Samsung SDI, its component division. SDI has already scored a major deal …

Electric Vehicles

Interstellar's fake black holes are helping actual scientific research

Computer simulations used for the movie are accurate enough to be used by astrophysicists<p>Whether <i>Interstellar</i> was a good movie or not is still up for debate, but what seems certain now is that it led to some good science. Last year, <i>Wired</i> magazineexplained how the visual effects team behind the space …

Black Holes
Breakfast

Americans! This is what it's like to use the NHS, Britain's universal healthcare system that Trump thinks is 'going broke and not working'

President Trump woke up this morning and fired off a tweet criticising Democrats who "are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working."<p>"Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal …

Health Care

Google is making fake human skin to test its cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Last October, Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Now, if this didn't sound bizarre enough, it turns out the search giant is also using synthetic skin to develop the technology.<p>When …

Cancer Cells

Android Breaks 1B Mark For 2014, 81% Of All 1.3B Smartphones Shipped

With the quarterly numbers now in from smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple, the analysts at Strategy Analytics have published their latest figures on how the overall market performed for the last quarter of the year and 2014 overall. In short, it has been a milestone year. Globally we have now …

iOS

Control Your Smartphone With The Wave Of A Hand

Gesture control technology is going mobile<p>In 2010, Microsoft popularized gesture controls with the release of the Kinect. In its first 60 days on sale, the device sold 133,000 units per day, a Guinness World Record. Three years later, Leap Motion brought the same capabilities to personal computers. …

Wearable Tech

Why is Hershey's afraid of British chocolate?

The US confectionery giant is blocking the import of British favourites such as Cadbury, but many Americans have a growing taste for good chocolate<p>American-based fans of British chocolate have been left reeling at <b>Hershey's action to ban their favourite bars from the US</b>.<p>The American confectionery …

Dessert

Lack of exercise is twice as deadly as obesity, Cambridge University finds

Even a small amount of exercise, such as brisk daily 20 minute walk, reduces the risk of premature death.<p>Lack of exercise is twice as deadly as obesity, but a brisk 20-minute walk each day is all it takes to avoid an early death, Cambridge University has said.<p>A study of more than 334,000 people …

Mysterious Methane Bursts Detected on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected bursts of methane on the Red Planet and scientists are suggesting two possibilities - subterranean water …

Methane