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Twisty reactor hints at a future of practical fusion power

Many fusion reactors are based on a tokamak design, which uses an electrical current to twist a superheated plasma's electrons and ions into a three-dimensional loop. That's good for containing the plasma, but it's still not the safest design -- if the current fails or there's a magnetic …

Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'

Researchers at Harvard University announced recently that they had successfully developed a means of manipulating light at the nanoscale, which could lead to photonic-based (rather than electronic) telecommunications. Think, ubiquitous fiber optics. The team reportedly developed an on-chip …

Nanotech

Microsoft announces Surface Book laptop and Lumia 950 phones

Microsoft's Windows 10 hardware launch has thrust a wealth of new kit onto the market. New devices include the Surface Book laptop, Lumia 950 phones, …

MacBook Air

Lumo's running shorts fix your form to avoid injury

Lumo is a wearable company that's already conquered the world of bad posture, so now it's moving on to helping runners avoid injury. The company is launching the Lumo Run, a pair of shorts with a small plastic doodad on the waistband that can monitor your biomechanics as you sprint around the …

See-Through Solar Could Turn Windows, Phones Into Power Sources

"It's a whole new way of thinking about solar energy," says startup CEO about using transparent solar cells on buildings and electronics.<p>Anyone who has sweltered in a south-facing office during the summer knows the power of solar energy streaming through a window.<p>In fact, no reputable urban …

Intel's 3D memory is 1,000 times faster than modern storage

Intel and Micron unveiled a novel new kind of non-volatile data storage device during a press conference on Tuesday. The chips, dubbed "3D XPoint" (pronounced "cross-point"), are being touted as the first new class of "mainstream memory" to hit the market since 1989. These new chips could soon …

World's first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything

SCiO is a new gadget that instantly measures the molecular fingerprint of just about anything you see, and it fits in your pocket. Want to know the …

'3D' white graphene could revolutionize gadget cooling

Graphene seems to be the new millennium's wonder material: it can be used to build more powerful processors, more efficient solar cells, better sounding headphones and, apparently, can even be deep-fried to create long-lasting batteries. Now, researchers at Rice University think that a "3D" variant …

Mark Zuckerberg shows off Facebook's internet lasers

Most of us use Facebook to show off a new car, an engagement or a particularly notable lunch, but Mark Zuckerberg does it a bit differently. In a Q&A session yesterday Zuckerberg referenced his company's plans for using lasers to connect more areas to the internet, and today he posted a few …

The New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens

The New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens is a continuation of the legacy Joseph Petzval started in 1840 with his original lens design.<p>Boasting newly …

New video technology that reveals an object's hidden properties

Subtle motion happens around us all the time, including tiny vibrations caused by sound. New technology shows that we can pick up on these vibrations …

UCLA discovers how solar cells' charges can last for weeks

Solar cells have always been inspired by photosynthesis, so it's only natural for researchers to take cues from different aspects of the energy-making process. A team of UCLA chemists, for instance, have developed a way that will allow solar cells to keep their charge for weeks instead of just a …

2 teens invented a genius way to stop the spread of bacteria on bathroom door handles

It takes just one person who doesn't wash his or her hands to leave some germs hanging around to get passed on and spread diseases.<p>To nip that possibility in the bud, two teens from Hong Kong figured out a sophisticated and cheap way to make a door handle that disinfects itself automatically.<p>Sum …

Doorhandle

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New Tesla Powerwall Sold Out Until 2016

In a recent article we discussed the breakthrough technology of Elon Musk’s new Powerwall and the numerous advantages it will bring to the planet and …

Stanford breakthrough heralds super-efficient light-based computers

Light can transmit more data while consuming far less power than electricity, and an engineering feat brings optical data transport closer to …

It's A Silent Rooftop Turbine Which Could Produce Half Of Your Home's Energy Needs

The Thing About These Archimedes Screw Turbines Is They Are So Mesmerizing To Watch.<p>This type of turbines blade has solved the noise problem these …

Renewable Energy

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Researchers discover a 'partial workaround' for blindness

When your eyes' photoreceptors (the so-called rods and cones) fail due to either illness or injury, so too does your vision. And until very recently, few options to correct the condition existed -- typically in the form of a bulky and intrusive wearable. But now, a long-researched gene therapy is …

Top 10 data mining algorithms in plain English

Today, I’m going to explain in plain English the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this survey …

Data Science

A virtual server bug is said to be worse than Heartbleed

In case you were napping, Heartbleed struck web servers' OpenSSL security last year, opening up the servers' memory to intruders. There's a new so-called zero-day vulnerability, only this time the researchers who discovered it say it's much worse, impacting millions of datacenter machines. The flaw …

Information Security

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

The Tesla Battery Heralds The Beginning Of The End For Fossil Fuels

Although wind, as well as solar power have made incredible advances recently, with renweable sources now accounting for 22% of electric energy …

Clean Energy