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Building Tesla: inside Elon Musk's car factory of the future

At one end of Tesla's 500,000 square metre factory in Fremont, California, there is a very large, white box. Inside it is a Schuler SMG hydraulic …

Brace Yourself for 2016 CES

For the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing a lot about CES, where nearly 4,000 companies will preview their new products to 200,000 attendees -- and you.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech</i> …

New 3D Touch apps on iPhone hint at future beyond Peek and Pop

A slow rollout of medical apps, pressure-sensitive games, and more<p>I haven’t used 3D Touch much since it was introduced on the new iPhone 6S this fall. 3D Touch, for those who haven’t used it, is a feature that relies on pressure from your finger and a combination of built-in hardware and software …

Smart Bandage Has Embedded Electronics To Track And Treat Your Wound

A hydrogel bandage with bonded electronics can automatically deliver medicine to a wound when necessary.<p>Researchers from MIT have developed a new type of bandage that incorporates electronics and drug reservoirs to monitor and care for a wound. The durable hydrogel bandage is supple and flexible, …

Immune System

Coldplay is 'Full of Dreams' on wistful new album

"Conscious uncoupling" doesn't always spell trouble.<p>After Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and now-ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow announced their split in March 2014, the British band released its sullen <i>Ghost Stories</i> just two months later: a sparse, muted breakup album which they didn't support on tour and …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

How Your Post-Workout Beer Affects Muscle Growth

Beer lovers, rest easy. Though more research is needed, there is currently no evidence to suggest a post-workout beer or two can cause long-term harm.<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Kamal Patel for Life by DailyBurn</i><p><i>Kamal Patel is the director of Examine.com, and is a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from</i> …

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Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.

Health news<p>Heroin use has dramatically increased across the U.S., spreading to groups it hadn't previously reached, and deaths from overdose have soared, according to a new federal report released Tuesday.<p>Heroin deaths nearly quadrupled in the decade between 2002 and 2013, the Centers for Disease …

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Inside the race to create the next generation of satellite internet

Is the sky big enough for two multi-billion dollar satellite internet projects? In the next two years, we’ll find out if entrepreneurs driven by human betterment—one looking up at the heavens and humanity’s future, the other looking down to the earth’s neediest—can share a shot at creating the next …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

We take the packaging our food comes in for granted. Yet many of the boxes, bags and bottles that protect our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Sometimes, packaging is so distinctive, it transforms food from mere …

Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hide Information Online

Almost a third of Americans have taken steps to hide or shield their information online since Edward Snowden publicized National Security Agency surveillance practices.<p>But as a country, we're deeply divided — nearly 50-50 — over whether to be concerned about massive government surveillance. And …

Articles about 7 modern backsplashes defy norm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

'Better Call Saul,' The Prequel To 'Breaking Bad,' Stands On Its Own

I'm guessing that the first thing fans of Vince Gilligan's <i>Breaking Bad</i> want to know is whether its AMC prequel series, <i>Better Call Saul</i>, premiering Sunday and Monday,is anywhere near as good as the original — which was TV at its very best. And I'm also guessing that people who haven't yet worked …

Better Call Saul

Measles + Low Vaccination Rates = Big Headaches For Schools

In Southern California many schools are facing tough questions about measles.<p>California is one of 20 states that allow students to opt out of school vaccination requirements when those rules conflict with their parents' personal beliefs. Many affluent areas along the California coast are home to …

Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Forget the so-called "miracle" diet pills that claim to rev up metabolism.<p>Slowly but surely, we're entering a new era of clinically tested drugs to combat obesity; most of the newest ones try to do that by suppressing appetite. And while no one's giving up on old-fashioned diet and exercise to help …

Episode 601: The Chocolate Curse

The world is running out of chocolate.<p>Cocoa is in short supply. Demand is way up, thanks to China and India developing a taste for the sweet stuff. Producing more cocoa isn't so easy. Cocoa is a fussy plant. It doesn't grow in very many places and it gets diseases really easily.<p>Today on the show, …

Die Hard

Rich People Are Less Sad—But They Aren't Any Happier Than The Rest Of Us

In fact, new research shows that richer and poorer people are generally as happy as each other. Where they differ is in their level of sadness: …

Bed Bugs May Be Splitting Into New Species

The bed bug may seem like a recent trend. Even if you haven’t personally suffered an infestation, media coverage of the insect’s comeback has been hard to miss.<p>However, the bed bug is an ancient pest, and our lives have intertwined for millennia. In the late 1990s, for example, archaeologists found …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Modeling Suspects' Faces Using DNA From Crime Scenes

But can it work well enough to generate reliable leads?<p>This winter, a biotechnology company began offering a whole new service to police departments. Virginia-based Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot service allows police to send Parabon NanoLabs DNA samples taken from crime scenes. From that DNA, the …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Norman Bel Geddes, prophetic designer and unsung hero

His vision was eccentric and, in some ways, remarkably accurate.<p>Tragic as it may be, many of the world's most prodigious minds fail to see their visions of the future vindicated. Hell, Nikola Tesla laid the groundwork for X-rays, radar, and the first great electric sports car, yet died he penniless …

The U2 iPod: A Lesson from Apple to Android on Product Placement

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Watching then CEO Steve Jobs introduce the U2 branded music machine now is admittedly anti-climactic …

Verizon’s Vodafone buyout isn’t about wireless control, it’s about connecting everything

Microsoft’s(s msft) planned $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s(s nok) device business overshadowed a far bigger deal over weekend: Verizon …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Chocolate Chip Cookies