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Toyota develops new lower-cost, less-resource-intensive magnet for EVs

Its new magnet technology dramatically reduces the need for expensive rare-earth minerals with little to no drop in performance.<p>Electric car development is putting a more significant strain than ever on the world's supply of neodymium, an element used in the manufacture of electric motors. Toyota …

Electric Vehicles

Find out where your town’s air pollution actually comes from

It goes any way the wind blows.<p>Every morning on my walk into the <i>PopSci</i> offices, I can feel my lungs working hard to process that infamous New York City air. The requisite levels of oxygen and nitrogen are there, sure, but they come with mouthfuls of bus exhaust and cigarette smoke. And according to …

An aquarium accident may have given this crayfish the DNA to take over the world

It sounds like a bad monster movie plot: A 10-legged mutant creature that reproduces asexually, escapes from confinement in Germany, and quietly …

Why the Stock Market Is Crashing Now, and What You Should Do About It

All your stock market questions answered.<p>After being on cruise control for months, the stock market hit a giant speed bump on Monday, when the Dow …

Stock Markets

The 10 Best Things From May 2014

Gear & Gadgets

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

Internet of Things

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough — which may be huge for future wearables

Get to know the name “graphene,” as it’s primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.<p>The ultra-thin material is around 200 times stronger than steel — and most importantly, it’s flexible, unlike the fragile silicon we rely on today. Graphene …

Electronics Industry

Samsung Galaxy S5 “best smartphone display ever tested” by specialist test company DisplayMate

DisplayMate Technologies, which makes display test kit for every major screen manufacturer in the world, has declared that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 has “the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested” with “a long list of new records.”<p>While OLED screens have long been considered …

The world’s most endangered food

Many varieties of fruit, meat and vegetable are disappearing from our plates, says Rachel Nuwer. Why is this happening, and can we stop the rot?<p>The Svalbard Global Seed Vault could be mistaken for a set piece from a futuristic Stanley Kubrick film. It juts out of the side of a mountain in Svalbard …

Agriculture

Look Into The Face Of Gnathostoma Spinigerum, A Worm That Infects Eels… And People

A team of U.S. researchers found the microscopic worms in 28 percent of eels sold live in U.S. markets.<p>Aww, aren't they cute? These are scanning electron microscope images of nematodes of the species <i>Gnathostoma spinigerum</i>. You could get these little critters from eating imported eels that are sold …

Netflix engineers experiment with bump-based video sharing and sleep tracking

Netflix uses its internal Hack Day competitions to encourage new thinking around its streaming video service, and its latest event has produced a few clever experiments that we wouldn't mind seeing in finished apps. One of them, Netflix Beam, uses Apple's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology to share …

Google works toward 10Gbps Internet connections

Web giant aims to deliver data transfer speeds that are roughly 1,000 times faster than the average US Internet connection.<p>Google's need for Internet speed just kicked into a whole new gear.<p>The Web giant is working on technology to deliver data transfer speeds over the Internet at 10 gigabits per …

Telecoms

Italy battles floods as bad weather batters Europe

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1049000/1049036_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524629820_1c6e0f42576dd846b6c08d1e37530115<p><b>Areas of Italy and France are on flood alert as heavy rain brings chaos to parts of Europe.</b><p>Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes in …

Weather