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Stafier's solar roof tiles appear wafier thin

If aesthetic concerns are keeping you from buying some solar panels to stick on your roof, Stafier's expansion into photovoltaics may be of interest. …

Clean Energy

Sticky fix: Surgeons using 'super glue' to mend baby's brain

A 3-week-old girl was recovering Tuesday from life-saving brain surgery after Kansas surgeons used a sterile surgical glue to seal the infant's bleeding aneurysm.<p>Ashlyn Julian has shown no complications from the June 5 procedure at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., and may go …

New invisibility cloak conceals cats and fish from up to six directions

Researchers can now make a cat and a fish disappear from plain sight, so long as they're looked at from the right angle. Last Friday, one of the first large-scale "invisibility cloaks" — devices that can hide objects from the human eye — was unveiled by a group of physicists from Zhejiang …

Contact: are alien-hunting scientists going to trigger a planetary invasion?

You’ll soon be able to send messages into outer space — but some experts are worried about who’s listening, and what they’ll do when they hear you<p>If you could talk to extraterrestrials, what would you tell them? Start mulling over that question, because you'll soon be able to send your very own …

Scientists release plans for new largest particle accelerator, designed to find dark matter

One of the biggest science projects in human history is ready to begin. Scientists from around the world announced today that they have completed the final design specs for what will become the largest particle accelerator ever built, the International Linear Collider, a planned 19.3-mile-long (31 …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

22 Strange Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

Most of us don’t grasp the variety of animals species that inhabit the Earth today, and some even get surprised as they find out there’s an animal …

Fish

What is dark energy?

“Because dark energy makes up about 70 percent of the content of the universe, it dominates over the matter content. That means dark energy will …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

'You'll never get your head around how big the universe is,' warns astronomer Pete Edwards of the University of Durham in this film about measuring …

New App Lets You Photograph Space From Your iPad

What a power trip!<p>Slooh, a company known for its helpful live feeds of awesome astronomical events, has just released a fun, free iPad app that gives regular folk command of robotic space cameras around the world.<p>For $1.99 per "mission," you can snap real-color photos of celestial objects, using …

SolePower insole charges devices using the power of walking

Two years ago, University of Wisconsin–Madison engineering researchers Tom Krupenkin and J. Ashley Taylor developed a device designed to harness the …

Shoes

5 Eco-Friendly Cities Built From The Ground Up

From Incheon, South Korea, to Osceola County, Florida<p><b>Lavasa</b> <i><br>Maharashtra, India</i><br>Planned population: 300,000<br>Projected completion date: 2021<br>Lavasa's designers are using biomimicry to transform an arid site in India's Western Ghats into a lush city. Building foundations will store moisture, as trees do, …

Raise Your Own Edible Bugs With This Decorative Kitchen Pod

In case the only thing keeping you from adopting a sustainable bug diet was a lack of attractive appliances.<p>The U.N. recently suggested (not for the first time) that we put a bit more crunchy insect protein into our diets. Eating bugs could provide a sustainable source of snackage--they produce …

Only 5 Percent Of People Wash Their Hands Correctly

And 23 percent don't even use soap. That's messed up, people.<p>"Many people do not wash their hands when the behavior in which they engage would warrant it," begins a recent study from Michigan State University, and I'm sorry to say it only gets grosser from there. Researchers sneakily observed 3,749 …