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This startup is looking to revolutionize lithium ion batteries

All eyes have been on Tesla’s planned massive battery factory, under construction just outside of Reno. But on the other side of the country, in …

8 camping hacks you'll kick yourself for not knowing sooner

The number of overnight stays at U.S. National Parks in 2014 increased by almost one million since 2013, according to the National Park Service.<p>It's …

Hacking

Lenovo is the latest to hop on the PC-on-a-stick bandwagon

Who knew that stick computers were suddenly in vogue? In the wake of pocket-sized desktops from Intel, Dell and Google, Lenovo is joining the fray with the Ideacentre 300 Stick. The extra-tiny Windows PC is much like a sleeker, more polished version of Intel's Compute Stick. It shares the same …

Lenovo

Let's hope no future Bond villain gets ahold of this laser shotgun

A YouTuber with a history of building stuff with lasers and almost no common sense constructs a 40-watt laser shotgun.<p>We all know that one day, the world will fight its battles with guns that shoot high concentrations of flesh-burning light instead of bullets. World peace would, of course be a more …

Batteries

Monkeys may be the first primates to get successful head transplants

Outside of horror and sci-fi flicks, head transplants aren't really viable. What attempts have been made so far usually kill the unfortunate test subjects within a day, and they can't really survive without life support. Researchers at China's Harbin Medical University think they can do better, …

Monkeys

Anti-drunk driving technology won't start the car if you're smashed

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's anti-drunk driving technology won't let you get away with driving sloshed -- it won't even let you start the car. At a recent event, the agency has revealed the prototype of two candidates for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety …

Alcohol

There may be more Earth-like planets than grains of sand on all our beaches

New research contends that the Milky Way alone is flush with billions of potentially habitable planets -- and that's just one sliver of the universe.<p>The fascinating question of whether we are alone in the universe basically comes down to some intricate mathematical calculations.<p>A new study combines …

NFL player publishes math papers in his spare time

If you were an NFL player, what would you do in between games? Live the high life? Spend more time working out? The Baltimore Ravens' John Urschel does something decidedly geekier: co-author math papers. The offensive lineman recently helped publish details of a "cascadic multigrid algorithm for …

NFL

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Solar Impulse 2 will begin its around-the-world flight on Monday

The solar-powered airplane will launch from Abu Dhabi<p>The Swiss-engineered airplane Solar Impulse 2 will begin its solar-powered flight around the world on Monday. If weather permits, the plane will launch from Abu Dhabi early in the morning. The plane was scheduled to launch earlier this month, but …

This is Mobile World Congress through the eyes of MKBHD

This week, we flew out to Barcelona to capture the madness of MWC, one of the year's biggest tech industry events. There with us was Marques Brownlee himself, otherwise known as MKBHD, and you might have seen him pop up in a few of our videos while he worked on his own. We were at HTC's event early …

Suddenly, everyone's making computers you strap to your face. Here's a rundown of all the big players.

A bunch of companies seem to believe that computers you wear on your face are the next big thing.<p>This week, hardware maker HTC and PC game technology company Valve demonstrated theirs, called Vive, and it was met with wild rapturous applause from tech writers.<p>But how is it any different than …

Virtual Reality

Go inside Fitbit's bright San Francisco offices

In April of 2014, Fitbit and its team of nearly 500 employees moved into brand new offices in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.<p>Employees get to enjoy some pretty awesome perks, from healthy lunches catered weekly to free Zumba and yoga classes on the premises.<p><b>As to be expected from a</b> …

Security firm finds preinstalled malware on Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone

<i>Update: On Sunday March 8, Xiaomi contacted VentureBeat with a statement in response to the Bluebox report. Then on March 9, Bluebox told VentureBeat that the device may have been counterfeit and provided new findings.</i><p>Data security firm Bluebox has discovered preinstalled malware and a host of …

'Star Trek Online' honors Leonard Nimoy with in-game Spock statues

With the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy, multiple generations of geeks found themselves at a deep loss. It makes sense then that the folks behind <i>Star Trek Online</i> would erect effigies to immortalize the man perhaps best known for his role as Mr. Spock in the <i>Star Trek</i> universe. Should you travel to …

Science Fiction

Windows 8.1 review

A year ago, Microsoft "reimagined" the look and feel of Windows, and placed a risky bet on the future of computing. Touch is everything, it said, and nearly everything about Windows 8 was designed to be used in a world without laptops and desktop PCs. But most people still use laptops and desktops, …

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Zeus 3D copier and printer does it all in one

The world of 3D scanning and printing is about to get simplified immensely with the Zeus, an all-in-one 3D machine.<p>We're already used to 2D copiers and printers. Slip a piece of paper in, push a button, and a copy comes out. Now, that same sort of capability is coming to the 3D world with the AIO …

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Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

Peanut Butter Drizzled Double Chocolate Cookies

For the serious chocoholic, these rich, chewy cookies are made even better with a little bit of peanut butter topping. What is it about that combination of peanut butter and chocolate that makes everything better?<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>unsweetened cocoa powder ( 1/2 cup )<br>• high-quality milk …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

First-Ever Super-Slow-Motion Video Of Hummingbirds Hovering

How does a hummingbird hover? Let's point a $150,000 high-speed camera at one and find out.<p>In order to design and create better flying robots, a team at Stanford University needed to see things our pitiful human eyes can't--like, how exactly does a hummingbird hover? How does a swift dive? So they …

Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

5 Signs That Your Body Is Starving For Vitamins

"With today's diet of processed foods, it's easy to become vitamin-deficient, either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due to digestive issues," says Dr. Susan Blum, the founder of the Blum Center for Health and the author of the new book The Immune System …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Marietas Islands in Nayarit, Mexico