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mPower aims for lightest, most powerful portable solar generator

<b>This mobile energy source includes solar panels, battery, and power inverter, all in a single, easy to transport package, for access to clean energy</b> …

Pumping Electricity Through a Drill Bit Makes It Melt into a Fiery Mess

Electricity is powerful and astonishingly noisy. But why does electricity make this steel drill bit go up in flames?<p>As YouTuber Lets Melt This …

NASA has detected a burst of light that might be linked to one of the most monumental space discoveries ever made

Using equipment called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the researchers detected ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, something Einstein's general theory of relativity predicted a century ago.<p>These gravitational waves should allow scientists …

Physics

A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use

Outside Reno, in Nevada's high desert, Tesla is building what it says is the world's largest battery factory. The Gigafactory, as it's called, will churn out batteries for the company's electric cars. But it's also making something new — a battery for the home.<p>Tucked away in a dusty valley near …

Unsubstantial Style: Samsung’s Edge Panel is a forgettable feature (take Note!)

Samsung’s Edge implementation has taken a decidedly divergent direction from its original inception.<p>“Unique”, “pretty”, “cool”, “stylish”, “worth the extra cash”…Ask anyone who has seen one of Samsung’s Galaxy S Edge displays and chances are their initial reaction will be one of admiration and …

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

Historic Preservation Commission Denies Demolition Of House Once Owned By Pedophile Pediatrician

What do you do with a house whose former owner is a former pediatrician charged with molesting more than 100 juvenile patients? If no one is willing …

Consumer Protection

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook has created a new "Social VR" team to explore how we'll communicate in virtual reality.</b> The company made the announcement in a blog post.<p><b>2. The FBI has confirmed that it reset the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud password.</b> The reset occurred after the FBI attempted to gain access to …

LG Electronics

Dark Energy Poseidon

The Poseidon by Dark Energy is an ultra-rugged portable charger and light, built to handle anything and everything. This is the ultimate outdoor …

5 best Android apps to transfer files from Android to PC and other ways too!

One of the more common things people need to do is transfer files from their mobile device or tablet to their desktop. Sometimes it’s a photo, sometimes it’s a song, and many other times it’s some sort of document, presentation, or other file that needs transferred. There are actually quite a few …

Apps

New Rombertik malware attacks hard drives, wipes MBR if detected - ExtremeTech

By on May 5, 2015 at 2:51 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The game of cat-and-mouse between …

Controversial quantum 'EM Drive' gets real NASA testing, lives to fight another day - ExtremeTech

Controversial quantum ‘EM Drive’ gets real NASA testing, lives to fight another day<p>By on May 5, 2015 at 9:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Ringtool

Ringtool is dubbed as the World´s most compact multi-tool. Backed by a successful kickstarter campaign, the handy Ringtool is now available for …

Ukraine and Russia: A Troubled History

It is the issue of Russian identity, rather than strategic or economic importance, that lies at the heart of the Crimean crisis, argues Alexander …

Louis Raemaekers' First World War Propaganda Cards

An interactive look at the Dutch-born artist's wartime art.<p>On this page are a handful of cigarette cards issued in 1916, featuring illustrations by …

Associated Press News

Conspiracy Theorist Argues That Hitler Escaped to Argentina

According to a new book by prolific conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, the Fuhrer didn’t commit suicide but instead escaped Berlin with the help of …

How Two Senators Want To Change The Way The U.S. Wages War

In the aftermath of last year’s aborted military campaign against Syria, two senators want to rewrite the rules that have — in theory at …

Australia’s Frozen Toxic Time Bomb

In 1969 Australia abandoned over 7000 fuel drums at an Antarctic research station. After 45 years the rusting drums are leaking fuel and chemicals into the pristine environment.<p>Image via<p>When you think about how much knowledge society has at this very moment, it makes some of the choices we made in …

Pros and Cons of Alternative Fuels | Consumer Reports

Hybrids<p><b>Pros:</b> Potential for excellent fuel economy, run on existing gasoline supplies, and drive just like regular cars, requiring no change in …

Searching for supersymmetry: Work begins on Large Hadron Collider's 60-mile-long successor - ExtremeTech

Searching for supersymmetry: Work begins on Large Hadron Collider’s 60-mile-long successor<p>By on February 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm<p>This site may earn …

Physics

DARPA Wants To Teach Drones To Fight Airplanes

How do you manage a sky full of humans and robots? A new DARPA initiative aims to find out.<p>The very first airplanes used in war were scouts and light bombers, which flew above armies and dropped small bombs (often thrown from a pilot's hand) onto enemies. By and large, that's where military drones …

DARPA

“Being in a prison camp was better than going to a British boarding school”: child hostage of Japanese in WW2 reflects on his experience

Rupert Wilkinson was five years old when, along with his mother and sister, he was forced to leave his home and live under the domination of the …

NOvA Experiment Nabs Its First Neutrinos

Neutrinos are some of the most abundant, curious, and elusive critters in particle physics. Incredibly lightweight — nigh massless, according to the …

Google Launches Project Tango Smartphone To Experiment With Computer Vision And 3D Sensors

Google today announced Project Tango, an Android-based prototype 5″ phone and developer kit with advanced 3D sensors out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) hardware skunkworks group.<p>Using its sensors, the phone doesn’t just track motion, but it can actually build a visual map of rooms …