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Two Watches for the Price of One

A mechanical watch and a smartwatch may share the same primary function, but the intricate mechanism of a mechanical watch and the advanced …

Watches

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

This Electric Bike Company Will Search The Entire World If Your Bike Gets Stolen

The Dutch cycling brand VanMoof is using the data collected from its GSM-tracking-enabled SmartBikes to get customers their rides back—and build a better picture of the global bike theft trade.<p>In mid-February of this year, Brent van Assen, the operations director for the Amsterdam-based bike …

This simple piece of tech can drastically improve your driving experience

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon I'm a geek about many things. Cars are not one of them.<p>The check engine light is as foreign to me as any language I don't …

Traffic

13 handy car gadgets that cost less than $100

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 13 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

Gear & Gadgets

The easiest way to transfer data from Android to iOS

It used to be a big pain to switch from one mobile platform to another, but it's now easier than ever to transfer all of your old data from an Android device to your new iPhone or iPad.<p>Apple's Move to iOS app in the Google Play Store makes the process quick and easy. While it can't transfer your …

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How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Arduino

20 Tricks That Can Make Anyone An Excel Expert

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

DNA smeared on a rocket survives re-entry and tells of life's origins

Well, would you look at that: scientists have discovered that DNA can make it through the hellish ordeal of atmospheric re-entry after all. German and Swiss researchers dotted a rocket's grooves and screw heads with fragments of genetic blueprints to see how they'd fare in situations that could've …

Material Design hits the desktop with Quantum OS Linux distro

Let’s be honest, we all mostly love what Google’s doing with Android 5.0 Lollipop. So, how about having a little Material Design on your desktop? That’s what Quantum OS (formerly Quartz OS) aims to do, and it looks awesome.<p>Quantum OS is trying to bring together Material Design and Linux, while …

Linux

Here Are Some New Details On The Sequel To The Hottest Android Phone Of The Year

The company's global director Carl Pei confirmed as much in a thread on Reddit in September, but now we've learned a few small details about the phone, rumored to be called the OnePlus 2.<p>A source familiar with the situation told Business Insider the following about OnePlus' next phone:<p><b>It will</b> …

Mobile Technology

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED

Franklin knew that his computers would do anything he told them to. That was a problem and a temptation. “It's very easy to fall into the trap of …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really…

Every year, around about this time, thousands of European robins escape the oncoming harsh Scandinavian winter and head south to the warmer Mediterranean coasts. How they find their way unerringly on this 2,000-mile journey is one of the true wonders of the natural world. For unlike many other …

Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

Sometimes the quiet ones surprise us.<p>Take moss — those fuzzy green pads you see on the sides of old trees, or hanging onto rocks. Who notices moss? It's just ... there, doing whatever it does — so slowly, so terribly slowly, that nobody bothers to think about it. Moss creeps up tree bark, sits …

Cambridge Physicists Find Wormhole Proof

<b>What's the Latest?</b><p>Physicists at the University of Cambridge have found a theoretical foundation for the existence of wormholes, which are tubes that …

Oil searchers discover and record deep-sea graveyard off Angola coast

A team of researchers looking for oil and gas deposits beneath the seafloor off the western coast of southern Africa has found four large …

How Sperm Fit Big Things in Small Places

The human body is really great at packing huge things into tiny spaces. Your small intestine, for example, is twenty feet long and squeezed expertly into your gut. Your brain has something like eighty-six billion neurons (depending on which scientist you ask) jammed into 3.3 pounds of tissue. But …

Everything You Need To Know About Adding Solar Panels At Home

<i>Christine Tusher, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Solar-powered homes were a rarity as recently as a decade ago. But a plethora of federal and local tax incentives along with increasing worries about climate change have made them commonplace.<p>Installing solar panels can decrease your household’s carbon footprint …

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

For people with treatment-resistant depression, that is.<p>Drugs are the most common psychiatric treatment for depression. But about 40 percent of people fail to respond to this first-line of antidepressants. What to do? The answer to date has often been more and different drugs.<p>But transcranial …

Depression

Use the Galaxy S5’s secret service mode to test its hardware features

Worried your Galaxy S5 might have a dead pixel on its display, or that its accelerometer isn’t working properly? You could take it to a Samsung …

Phones

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

Know the brain, and its axons, by the clothes they wear

(Medical Xpress)—It is widely know that the grey matter of the brain is grey because it is dense with cell bodies and capillaries. The white matter …