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Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy

Easing Shutdown Worries, Trump Relents On Another Major Hurdle

With just two days left to stop a partial shutdown of the federal government, the Trump administration on Wednesday removed another major sticking point in the spending bill negotiations.<p>The White House told lawmakers it will not cut off federal subsidies that help low-income Americans pay for …

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom's giant 5,000mAh battery goes the distance (hands-on)

The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom played back video for almost 20 hours straight.<p>With the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, running out of juice will be the last thing on your mind.<p>The jaw-droppingly large 5,000mAh battery lasted almost 20 hours in our looping video drain tests (19 hours, 50 minutes average, to be …

How to make computer coding child’s play

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up<p>Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books …

Kids

Netpicks: Everything coming and going on Netflix for September 2016

A good number of film classics start streaming in September. "Top Gun" and "Jaws" make their way online to Netflix. Several other "Jaws" movies arrive, too -- but those aren't as classic.<p>Newer titles like the "The Imitation Game" and "Zootopia" become available in September. Then there are …

This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera.<p>Here's how it works.<p>Shirts start at $69, but that's still cheaper than other custom shirts out there, which can cost $100 and up. Also, shipping is free.<p>First, you choose the type of …

Clothing

‘Dead’ hearts transplanted into living patients in world first

Australian surgeons have successfully transplanted “dead” hearts into patients for the first time – a groundbreaking procedure with the potential to significantly boost the supply of donor organs.<p>The number of donor hearts has been limited in the past by the fact that they have had to be taken from …

Japanese company plans to have working space elevator by 2050

Who does want to go to space? No less, in an elevator. While NASA's been working hard for years trying to find the necessary tools to do just that, other firms are doing the same across different parts of the world. Japanese construction company Obayashi, for instance, is one of those, and today it …

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

Emerging Technology

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Elon Musk takes on carbon with solar, battery bets

NEW YORK (AP) — The energy world is not keeping up with Elon Musk, so he's trying to take matters into his own hands.<p>Musk, chairman of the solar …

World's tiniest motor can fit inside a cell and spin as fast as a jet engine

Developed by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, a microscopically tiny motor is the smallest, fastest, and longest-running nanomotor to date.<p>At under one micrometer in size -- 500 times smaller than a grain of salt -- the motor is small enough to fit …

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known …

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …

Scio Pocket Molecular Scanner Is a Google-like Device for Physical Objects

A couple weeks ago I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of a company called Consumer Physics. He showed me a …

Apps Promise Luxury By Eliminating Talking to People

When I power on my phone upon landing at LAX, a text message is already waiting for me: "Hi Ian, Silvercar here! We have your res at 1:00pm today. …

Airbus Has Its Sights Set On Hybrid Electric Planes

MUNICH (Reuters) - Aircraft maker Airbus Group NV<p>is learning from carmakers as it works on developing a small plane powered by hybrid electric engines that could represent its first move into the market for regional jets.<p>The development of a regional plane, seating between 70 and 90 people, that …

Russia Ships The World's First Load of Offshore Arctic Oil

The untapped Arctic reserves of petroleum have been tapped.<p>Russia has announced its first shipment of Arctic offshore oil. Russian President Vladimir Putin watched oil loading from the Prirazlomnoye drilling platform onto a tanker Friday via video link, according to state-run ITAR-TASS, and …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Can I increase my brain power?

What happens when you attach several electrodes to your forehead, connect them via wires to a nine-volt battery and resistor, ramp up the current and send an electrical charge directly into your brain? Most people would be content just to guess, but last summer a 33-year-old from Alabama named …

The Video the Pentagon doesn't want you to see!

U.S. Dept. of Defense

LG Smart ThinQ 6.3 Cu. Ft. Capacity Electric Single Oven Range with Infrared Grill LRE3027ST review: This LG oven is smart, but not smart enough - CNET

MSRP: $1,399.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>LG Smart ThinQ 6.3 Cu. Ft. Capacity Electric Single Oven Range with Infrared Grill LRE3027ST</b> boasts welcome features like a warming drawer, dual-element burners, and an easy-to-use touch-pad interface.<p><b>The Bad</b> Inconsistent cooking performance and a glitchy, questionably …

Growing The Use Of Drones In Agriculture

Although news coverage around them is mostly focused on use in military operations, drones can be used across multiple industries. Using diverse payloads, ranging from GoPro cameras to professional cameras, drones can be used to perform a variety of tasks, ranging from reconnaissance missions in …

China Keeps It Classy With Designer Smog-Filtration Masks

3 Ways Your Hang-ups Get in the Way of Growing Your Business

See how to stop getting in your way of your own success.<p>Over 23 million individuals claimed nonfarm sole proprietorship income in the U.S. in 2011, according to the IRS, with profits for these individuals rising 5.6 percent from 2010 to $282.6 billion. Many are professionals, like lawyers, IT pros, …

Why Taking Time Off Is Good for Your Brain

Research shows you'll do better work if you take more downtime. Keep that in mind this Thanksgiving.<p>It's Sunday evening but instead of relaxing with your family, you're sitting in front of your home computer. There are just a few emails you have to send out before the week starts, a couple of …

Panasonic's 20-inch 4K 'tablet' comes to the US in January for $6,000

We got our first peek at Panasonic's 4K Toughpad tablet last January at CES, and now the company says it will go on sale in the US about a year later, for $5,999. Panasonic announced two devices for Europe, but here in the US there's only the higher end UT-MB5 that packs Windows 8.1, 8GB of RAM, a …

DecaWave chip adds accuracy when locating indoor objects

Misplaced your defibrillator again? Can't find the dog? Trying to keep track of your warehouse's forklifts?<p>An Irish chip designer called DecaWave has announced its first chip, the ScenSor DW1000, designed to let customers locate objects indoors with a precision of 10 centimeters, or about 4 inches. …