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Is Elon Musk About To Blow The Roof Off The Electric Car Industry?

As high-tech and eco-friendly as electric cars may be, they're not an easy sell to consumers. Not only are they expensive -- considerably more …

The 3% solution

PEOPLE are living longer, which is good. But old age often brings a decline in mental faculties and many researchers are looking for ways to slow or …

IQ

Scio Pocket Molecular Scanner Is a Google-like Device for Physical Objects

A couple weeks ago I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of a company called Consumer Physics. He showed me a …

Tesla Pays Telefonica Millions To Power In-Car Wireless In UK, Germany, Spain, Holland

Those with a sharp eye who visited the Geneva motor show or who own a Model S in Europe may have already noticed a connection between Telefonica and Tesla by way of the “car connected by Telefonica” signs on the sides of cars, or through the in-car navigation system that played Spanish ads. Now the …

14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014

There’s a lot of music out there and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. From Nashville to Portland to Sweden — we …

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …

Trying to Help in Haiti

The cinder-block school has no windows and no doors, just a string of incandescent lightbulbs hanging down the center of the ceiling like the spine of a great whale. It’s hot and humid, and the room throbs with the voices of 200 Haitians who have paused from fishing, gardening, or painting the …

Bathroom Hook Organization

Alright everyone – it’s about to get crazy! I am part of SoYouThinkYou’reCrafty All-Stars. This time, there’s a twist – it’s not anonymous! So you …

Escape from Life into a Private Movie Theater - Technabob

Life getting to be too much for you? Get away from everyone and everything by escaping into this DIY personal movie theater. It’s like a trip to the …

Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers

For All Mankind: vintage Nasa photographs, 1964-1983 – in pictures

An exhibition detailing the achievements of Nasa – covering the golden age of space exploration – has opened, featuring over 100 rare photographs. Taken by men, women and machines over a 20-year period, it includes the first ever Earthrise seen by human beings. It continues at Breese Little in …

Your Houseplants Can Think, Talk, Read Your Mind: New Research Adds Evidence

New research by a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) shows plants have long-term memory. This adds to a body of research …

Feeling Kinky? 18 Hair Hacks for Curly Hair

You know what we’d like to do. Eat an entire chocolate cake and not gain a single ounce. Well, guess what? We can’t always get what we want, including when it comes to our hair. You know how it goes, the sleek and straight crave waves and the curlycues pine for smooth. If you’ve been blessed with …

Hair

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her …

7 Easy DIY Projects to Refresh Your Bedroom This Weekend

You <i>could</i> spend every waking minute on DIY this weekend or you could tackle a few easy projects to quickly refresh a room instead. And why not update …

Video: A Marine With A Prosthetic Hand Controlled By His Own Muscles

Staff Sergeant James Sides lost his right arm in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Now he's the first patient in an FDA trial testing an implantable, muscle-connected controller for prosthetics.<p>Out on a routine reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Marine Staff Sergeant James …

Muscle

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

8 Things I Learned In The South

Fried okra is a vegetable. ...and so are fried onions.<p>Minutes after landing in the South, I realized I was somewhere very, <i>very</i> different from California or New York. The air indoors was perfumed with fried chicken. The air outdoors felt humid and rich. People were... smiling. For no reason that I …

Man Caves

23andMe suspends health-related genetic tests after FDA warning

23andMe, the Google-backed personal genetics company, said it would no longer offer health-related results from its genetic tests to customers after a recent warning from federal regulators.<p>The move comes about two weeks after the Mountain View, Calif., start-up received a letter from the U.S. Food …

Flights canceled as record air pollution chokes Shanghai

The highest possible health warning has been issued for the city<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 6, 2013 2:34pm (UTC)<p>Smog has all but choked the life out of Shanghai Friday, as authorities issued the highest possible health warning for the city. Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled, schoolchildren …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

Teen Develops Startling Musical Talents After Concussion

Growing up, Denver teen Lachlan Connors displayed no musical talent.<p>“I would say, ‘Can’t you hear what’s next?’ with something like ‘Mary Had a …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …