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Before the Dinosaurs, 'Butcher' Crocodile Ruled the Earth

A 9-foot-tall beast with bladelike teeth stalked the warm and wet environs of what is now North Carolina 230 million years ago, before dinosaurs came onto the scene there.<p>Now called Carnufex carolinensis, the crocodile ancestor probably walked on its hind legs, preying on armored reptiles and early …

Dinosaurs

This New Fuel Cell Fits In Your Pocket, For Carbon-Neutral Charging Off The Grid

Next time your smartphone drains too quickly, recharge it with this fuel cell that only weighs as much as a cup of sugar.<p>In theory, our electronic gadgets keep getting more portable. In reality, most of us are still tethered to the nearest wall outlet–and to whatever conventional energy sources, …

Here’s how to unlock your phone under the new rules

Image copyright ponsulak / Shutterstock.com.New rules governing U.S. wireless carriers went into full effect on Wednesday, although many carriers had …

Symbio delivers first hydrogen-range extender Kangoo EVs

French Company Doubles Range Of Kangoo ZE Delivery Van With H2 System<p>French company Symbio FCell thinks that electric vehicle technology and hydrogen fuel cells should get along. In the same delivery vehicle, in fact.<p>Last year, Symbio started testing a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender that was …

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SCAD Students Transform an Atlanta Parking Garage into Ecologically Responsible Micro-Housing Community

Tiny homes are increasingly touted as the new eco-friendly American dream for Millennials--but what if the micro-housing trend could also be combined …

If It’s Heat Your Phone Seeks, Try a Thermal Camera

The Seek thermal camera plugs into iPhones or Androids, bringing once-pricey technology to regular people.<p>The smartphone camera has come a long way from the days when blurry phone photos would only suffice if a dedicated camera wasn’t available.<p>Its small build boasts features like optical image …

Print, Assemble, Drive: The 3-D Printed Plastic Car

Its makers are hoping to have it assembled and ready to roll by the end of the week.<p>In a convention center in Chicago, there's a living-room-sized 3-D printer that's just finished printing the parts for a driveable plastic car. The engineers working on the car -- including those involved in …

Wrap Your Head Around This One: Potentially Immortal Bacteria That Eat Electricity and Could Become Living Batteries

One of the stranger (and little known) facts of nature is that our living cells are electric, or can carry electricity. Every thought, feeling and …

Amazing Chandelier Transforms Any Room Into a Fairytale Forest

This stunning Forms in Nature chandelier transforms any room into a fairytale landscape! Inspired by drawings made by German biologist and naturalist …

MIT researchers made a material that forces water up walls

Your 'bestie' is probably your distant cousin - Futurity

People pick friends who resemble them genetically. In fact, according to a study, close friends are the genetic equivalent of fourth cousins, on …

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Marines test new beach assault vehicle

Call it part tank, part boat and part beer cooler. But it's unquestionably all cool.<p>It's a new U.S. Marine Corps vehicle for getting stuff like troops, tanks and trucks from ships to shore and back.<p>The Corps showed off a prototype of its Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) last week during …

This Grill Packs Power

Going off the grid? Keep the electricity on all night.<p><b>BioLite BaseCamp</b><p><b>Energy output:</b> 5 watts <b><br>Weight:</b> 20 pounds <b><br>Cooktop diameter:</b> 13.25 inches (fits eight burgers) <b><br>Price:</b> $299<p>Two years ago, BioLite introduced its CampStove, the first portable cooker to convert waste heat into electricity. The stove …

The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …

Military

17 Joss Whedon Quotes for His 50th Birthday

The man who brought you <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly</i>, <i>The Avengers</i>, and so much more turns 50 today—and he's said some pretty wise words along the …

Removing Salt To Relieve The World’s Thirst

97 percent of water on Earth is salt water. What if we could drink it?<p>The Challenge<p>Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is liquid—yet water scarcity affects more than a billion people each year. Since the 1970s, the gold standard for desalination has been reverse osmosis, in which big pumps push …

Elio Motors Unveils Three-Wheeled 84 MPG Car That Costs Only $6,800

A brand new car that gets 84 MPG and costs less than $7,000 sounds too good to be true, but Elio Motors just unveiled a new three-wheeled vehicle …

Going the distance: driving the Tesla Model S in the real world

It’s difficult to get comfortable in the driver’s seat of a $100,000 car that isn’t yours.<p>The particular Model S I flew to Los Angeles to sample last week was a Signature Performance model. That means that it was one of the first 1,000 to roll off the assembly line (indicated by the “Signature” …

Groundbreaking technology uses seawater to cool your house

The Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation has developed a set of breakthrough technologies that use cold seawater to provide clean energy, air …

Clean Energy

Onewheel by Future Motion is a Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard that Lets You Glide Over the Pavement

For years, bicycles have received various electric upgrades, so why not the skateboard? The Palo Alto-based team at Future Motion decided it was time …

A Small Engine With Big Power

With compactness comes strength<p>Carmakers have long followed a simple rule: To increase power, make the engine block bigger. Volvo is doing the opposite. It’s phasing out five- and six-cylinder engines in favor of four-cylinder ones that are nearly 100 pounds lighter yet produce the same horsepower. …

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Which Electric Car Is Fastest?

A handy breakdown for speed freaks<p>Debate still rages on the best way to sell electric cars.<p>Should automakers be boasting of their environmental credentials? Or should they talk in a language people understand--money--and highlight the economic benefits? Maybe it's all about silence and …

Electric Vehicles

A Quantum Random-Number Generator On Your Phone

Truly random numbers are surprisingly hard to generate, and are necessary for everyday digital security.<p>You might not think that it's that hard to be random, but creating truly random numbers is quite difficult... and these digits underlie and protect almost every digital transaction we make. Most …

Quantum Physics

When Aluminum Cost More Than Gold

Aluminum is literally one of the most common elements on Earth. So how did it come to be that aluminum once cost more than gold?<p>Was it similar to how …

Chemistry

Solar Lamps Double As Cute Robotic Pets

The Species of Illumination lamps (that’s Darwin and Wallace to you) can autonomously provide light in a dark room.<p>“As Plato said, ‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’” That’s designer Bob de Graaf talking, and he has thought up a lamp that our …

Next Nissan LEAF to get a more 'mainstream' look, much bigger capacity battery (185 miles?)

Nissan executives have shared some of their goal for the next version of the popular LEAF electric car. Top of the list are more "mainstream styling" …

What your handgrip says about your (real) age - Futurity

Handgrip strength may be a useful way to measure a person's true age and to compare how different populations age, say researchers.