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Scientists just made a major breakthrough that could revolutionize the way we use energy

The advance may be an important step in the long-standing quest to achieve a room-temperature superconductor, which could help cities build vastly more efficient power grids, researchers say.<p>So far, superconductivity only works at very cold temperatures. And even though this new, record-breaking …

Mercedes is mimicking Tesla

That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with its recently-announced plans to sell standalone battery packs for home and commercial energy storage.<p>Yet that seems to be an idea the world's oldest car manufacturer is pursuing as well.<p>Mercedes-Benz now plans to enter the energy-storage …

Here is the proof that Apple is secretly developing a car battery

This week, the Cupertino company reportedly will settle a lawsuit brought against it by A123 Systems— a large-battery company that alleges Apple deliberately poached its employees to develop its own car battery technology.<p>Final details of the settlement are yet to be established. But court …

Scientists create dark matter 'map' to see invisible space

We've finally gotten our first glimpse at the mysterious material that supposedly makes up 27 percent of the universe. It's only taken two years of research, the efforts of 300 researchers working for the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and a 570-megapixel camera attached to the Victor Blanco telescope in …

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Inked

How the Apple Watch is made

<i>Greg Koenig is an industrial designer and co-founder of Luma Labs in Portland, Oregon. This post originally appeared on his blog, Atomic …

Beyond Carbon Fiber: The Next Breakthrough Material Is 20 Times Stronger – Feature

Carbon Nanotube: The nanotube’s strength stems from the tight bonds joining every carbon atom.<p>From the April 2015 issue<p>Now that carbon-fiber composites have migrated from the world of blank-check motorsports to semiaffordable production cars such as the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Corvette, what’s next? …

Types of 3D printers or 3D printing technologies overview

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a term to describe set of technologies that create 3D objects by adding layer-upon-layer of material. Materials can …

Archives

Large Hadron Collider to launch again in dark matter quest

Scientists in charge of Large Hadron Collider hope to start circulating beams of proton particles in earnest as gradual process of building up energy begins<p>A "new era" in science is expected to dawn in two weeks time as scientists re-start the world's biggest and most powerful atom-smasher after a …

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk Unveiled

Rolls-Royce has revealed its latest bespoke model in Arizona ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl game. Inspired by the stealth technology used in modern fighter jets and built by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke team, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk Collection will be limited to just nine …

Carbon Fiber

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …

Technology explained: Variable Turbine Geometry

26 Nov<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>Turbocharger use exhaust gas to power a turbine-driven pump that forces air into the intake manifold at a …

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Sedan

Nobody ever said advanced tech has to be pretty.<p>Yes, it’s ugly—spectacularly ugly. There is no single angle from which it looks anything but ugly. But there’s also no single angle from which the 2016 Toyota Mirai looks like anything else.<p>That is literally by design, as outlined in our earlier …

'Miracle' tech turns water into fuel

If we're going to make a move away from fossil fuels, it's not going to happen overnight; too much of our existing infrastructure and technology is based on coal and petroleum, which would take a lot of time and money to replace.<p>However, synthetic fuels would be a good interim option, especially if …

Demonstration

Invasive Chinese mitten crab found in Scotland prompts salmon fears

The Chinese mitten crab, one of the 100 worst alien invaders in the world according to conservationists, appears to have arrived in Scotland for the first time.<p>Remains of one of the ‘hairy crabs’, named because of a hair-like covering on their claws, was found in the river Clyde in June. Experts …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid

Plug-in-hybrid technology for the country club.<p>Just 22 years ago, the Mercedes-Benz S-class exceeded 400 horses for the first time, with the 402-hp 6.0-liter V-12 in the 1992 600SEL besting the BMW 750i by more than 100 horsepower. The car was a gauntlet fired into the turf, and it instantly became …

The big problem with the Apple Watch is that time is an illusion

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Apple Watch. Who wants to use a touchscreen that tiny? Why would I want to send my heartbeat to my friends? Why should people who aren't titans of finance spend $349 (the cost of the cheapest model) on a watch?<p>But the best reason for skepticism is …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Can VW and Fiat Chrysler Merge and Manage 20 Brands?

Rumors that Volkswagen Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could merge to become the biggest four-wheeled Goliath of all time have been squashed by high-ranking executives on both sides.<p>But since our industry runs on rumor, let’s imagine Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda, SEAT, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, …

We Crunched the Numbers to See Which Country Makes the Best Cars

Poll a random sampling of drivers on car preference, and you’ll likely get a mix of responses like the following:<p>“I’ll never drive an American car …

Driving

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one …

The 8 Powerful Communications Secrets Every Person Can Use

I have recently re-connected with a personal hero of mine: Pamela Maier, a personal counselor or “life coach” as she describes the role she fulfills, “because I now have a life.” Pamela is a delightful individual who’s lived a variety of experiences in her 79 years. Beginning at an orphanage in …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Time Management

How To Avoid The Business Blunder That Cost Star Wars Makers $7 Billion

In 1973, George Lucas approached 20th Century Fox Studios with the idea for <i>Star Wars</i>. It was going to be his next film after American Graffiti, which had been a big hit earlier that year. While Lucas was set for a large raise for his directing services – from $150,000 for <i>American Graffiti</i>, to …

How to Have Friends at Work When You're the Boss

Girish* is a client of mine who runs a 500-million-dollar business. He gets stellar reviews and is seen as a high potential successor to the CEO.<p>But he has a friend problem.<p>Several of his direct reports are close friends and he doesn’t hold them accountable in the same way he does his other direct …

How did 37 prisoners come to die at Cairo prison Abu Zaabal?

Some time after midday on Sunday 18 August 2013, a young Egyptian film-maker called Mohamed el-Deeb made his last will and testament. It was an informal process. Deeb had no paper on which to sign his name and there was no lawyer present. He simply turned to the man handcuffed next to him and …

Jay Leno's 6 Lessons For Leaving A Job You Love

Tomorrow, Jay Leno, 63, will end his reign at <i>The Tonight Show</i> and hand over the job to Jimmy Fallon, 39. In a <i>60 Minutes</i> interview with Leno, Steve Kroft described it as part of a shift beginning to affect millions of boomers being pushed aside to make way for a younger generation. “The inevitable …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …