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Heavy smokers cut down or quit after magnetic brain stimulation, study finds

Heavy smokers who regularly puffed more than a packet of cigarettes a day cut down or quit for six months after their brains were stimulated with magnets, researchers say.<p>The apparent success of the simple procedure has led the scientists to organise a large-scale trial which will launch early next …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Panasonic introduces solar LED lantern and charger for developing regions

Panansonic has revealed its new solar lantern directed at regions that have little or no access to electricity. The BG-BL03 Solar LED Lantern …

Infographic: How Much it Would Cost for the Entire Planet to Switch to Renewable Energy

As Inhabitat readers know, we live in a time marked by rising emissions, melting ice caps and the looming threat of climate catastrophe. Fortunately, …

SpaceX Grasshopper: Reusable rocket test flight.

Here’s how you will spend the next one minute and 37 seconds of your life: 1) Click the gear on the lower right of this video to make it hi-res, b) …

NYC Will Replace Taxis With New Driverless Google Cabs

News has just broke that NYC Mayor de Blasio has signed a contract with Google to replace all the city’s yellow cabs with Google’s patented …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

5 Cool Ways to Become a Citizen Scientist

The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople.<p><b>It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby.</b> You don't need a doctorate or the backing of a federal agency to ask a novel, worthwhile scientific question. You just need …

Home Energy Savings

70% of electricity in the US is generated from non-renewable sources. The Home Energy Savings infographic provided by Accent Building Products tells …

A Nuclear Weapons Facility In Texas Will Soon Host The Largest Federally-Owned Wind Farm

The only facility in America used to build and disassemble nuclear weapons broke ground on Tuesday to build a 11.5 megawatt wind farm. When completed …

Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2013-2014 Plug-In Car, With Specs

It's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though naturally they cost less to run too.<p>But what do today's electric and plug-in cars actually cost? We've gathered together each plug-in car on sale today in …

Perseid Meteor Shower Peak 2013: When to Watch, Where to Go

People wanting to see the peak activity of the Perseids meteor shower, which began on July 17, should plan ahead for August 11 and August 12.<p>During …

European Electric Micro Car Can Drive On Solar Alone

The evolution of the electric vehicle industry in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom where we’ve seen strong examples of its progress, is …