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Watch lightning strike around the world in real time

There's a mesmerizing new project from an organization called Blitzortung.org that lets you see real-time lightning strikes around the world. It works using a network of volunteers willing to purchase and set up a $275 or so detection kit consisting of an antenna system, amplifier and controller. …

Cordless Earbuds That Charge In Your Pocket

Quite simply, the new Earin earbuds from former Sony Ericsson and Nokia engineers are the smallest, cordless earbuds on the market. The balanced …

Consumer Tech

How to Win at Bridge Using Quantum Physics

Contract bridge is the chess of card games. You might know it as some stuffy old game your grandparents play, but it requires major brainpower, and …

Painting of Toronto rainbow tunnel expected to fetch millions at auction

It is a site that has been seen and loved by millions of commuters in the Greater Toronto Area for decades. Now, an oil painting of it is poised to sell in England for millions of pounds.<p>The site is the famous rainbow tunnel near the eastern perimeter of the northbound Don Valley Parkway. The …

Geography in the News: Asian Carp

Wildlife<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p>Invasive Asian Carp<p>An aggressive invasive species—the Asian carp—is threatening the Great Lakes. Able to consume one-third of its body weight in a day, the carp can grow up to five feet (152 cm) long. It also reproduces …

Shrinking Arctic Ice Prompts Drastic Change in National Geographic Atlas

Warming oceans have caused a drastic reduction in sea ice.<p><b>The shrinking of the Arctic ice sheet in the upcoming 10th edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World is one of the most striking changes in the publication's history, geographers say.</b><p>The reduction in multiyear ice—commonly …

Ancient Europe Colonized by Island Hoppers?

Modern DNA reflects movement of people from the Near East 9,000 years ago, study says.<p>By leapfrogging from island to island across the northern Mediterranean, Neolithic people were able to quickly spread their farming lifestyle across southern Europe some 9,000 years ago, a new genetic study …

How We'll Talk To Aliens

New NASA book looks beyond astrophysics to figure out how we'll communicate with extraterrestrials<p>Assuming we one day contact aliens, how will we communicate with them? That's the subject of a new book from NASA called <i>Archaeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication. _(Kudos to Jesus Diaz</i> …

Paranormal

The Most Intriguing Stars In The Universe [Infographic]

Here are the stars that get the closest scrutiny from scientists<p>In late 2013, a group of astronomers in the U.S. and France made a new kind of sky map, which charts the how intensely scientists have studied features in the heavens. To build the map, they analyzed a million references to celestial …

Universe

5 Apps For A Citizen Science Summer

With summer just around the corner in the northern hemisphere (and that nasty winter not quite a distant-enough memory), a lot of us are looking for any excuse we can to go outside. Here are five citizen science apps that will give you all the reasons you need to get some fresh air.<p><b>Noise …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

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Meet Nest's Protect, a Smart Smoke Detector That's Actually Exciting

What home appliance do you hate the most? Odds are good it’s the smoke detector—that incessantly chirping, totally inconsistent mess of beige plastic …

Overcurrent Protection of Transformer (NEC 450.3)

NEC 450.3<p>The overcurrent protection required for transformers is consider for Protection of Transformer only. Such overcurrent protection will not …

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The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

StickR TrackR: A coin-sized device that keeps you from losing your stuff [Deals]

Ever lose something? Of course you have. How would like to keep your belongings found, not lost? With <b>StickR TrackR</b> you can do just that.<p>StickR TrackR is a coin-sized device that can be attached onto or stuck to any item – keys, remotes, bikes, luggage, etc – and works with the corresponding TrackR …

Smart Homes

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

The Evolution of Everything in One Handy Simulation

A new computer simulation maps the early universe through 13 billion years of cosmic evolution, and may help astrophysicists study dark matter.<p><b>In the scientific community, it's the age of</b> the virtual map. Neurologists recently charted connections in the human brain, and environmental researchers …

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'Hypercharger' Juices Your Phone Twice as Fast as a Regular Battery

Battery life: It's the wall our gadgets are always running up against. Today's smartphones and tablets can do wonderful things, but staying connected …