Nate Del Vecchio

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New Stretchable Circuitry Is Inspired by Rose Petals

If you've ever toyed with the petals of a rose, you'll know that they're pleasingly stretchy. Now, their material properties are being aped to …

Tesla Motors Announces A New Home Battery; Living Off The Grid Will Soon Be Status Quo

• Home<br>• ><br>• News<br>• ><br>• Tesla Motors Announces A New Home Battery; Living Off The Grid Will Soon Be Status Quo<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: News<p><b>(Page 1 of 2)</b><p>Elon …

Tesla batteries to power entire homes out soon – Elon Musk

Tesla Motors says its ambitious plan to produce battery packs strong enough to power houses will be reality within six months. The promise comes as …

Skip Home-Brewed Beer: Sake Is Easier to Make & Just as Good

Each flavor of sake, the national spirit of Japan, comes with its own fans, not unlike whiskey aficionados here in the States. While sake is often …

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New startup plans to produce a working Hyperloop within the decade

Ever since Elon Musk unveiled open-source plans for the Hyperloop transport system, people have been trying to make it work. The project just got one …

US Navy puts its first laser weapon into service

It's official: the US Navy has entered the future. Vice Admiral John Miller tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport, has been using the Navy's Laser Weapon System (LaWS) in the Persian Gulf since late August. The high-tech arsenal is no threat to larger vessels, but it's …

Rosetta comet landing on course despite wake-up glitch

Rosetta’s Philae lander did not wake up properly at the first attempt but everything is back on course now<p>On Wednesday the European Space Agency will attempt a risky landing on a comet, and it seems the Philae lander wanted to catch a few extra winks of sleep before its big day.<p>Overnight, the …

Genesys, LLC Will Announce at the Fuel Cell Exposition in Los Angeles its New Breakthrough Solar Technology that Increases Power from a Solar Panel by Two Hundred Times

The eRET™ (Electrical Radiant Energy Transfer) technology to be announced at the Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition in Los Angeles on November …

This everlasting battery is made from recycled vanadium and ready to plug in

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Imergy<p>After a decade of development, a $100 million in funding, and some twists and turns (including a name change), …

Exxon's First Prick of Conscience?

The fossil-fuel divestment movement has been on a roll lately to the tune of $50 billion, but one of its biggest successes happened last month: The world's most profitable oil company squirmed. Exxon Mobil's vice president of public and government affairs published a critique of divestment that …

Fossil Fuels

Dutch denim company lets you lease organic and recycled jeans

“We think recycling is fun,” Bert Van Son, the CEO and founder of Mud Jeans, told me.<p>The Dutch denim company has created a leasing system, called …

Meat, Shmeat

<b>Scientists nowadays can grow meat—well, at least, something sort of like meat—in the laboratory.</b><p>Lab-grown meat has been around at least since 2000, when the NSR/Touro Applied BioScience Research Consortium managed to produce edible fish filets from goldfish cells; and in 2001, NASA—in hopes of …

10 Reasons to Quit Coffee and Drink LSD

Sydney and Melbourne are home to some of the greatest coffee shops and biggest coffee snobs in the world. Coffee is a cult in Australia, but as with …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

Finally! California becomes first state in U.S. to ban plastic bags

The first, and hopefully not the last...<p>This was a long time coming. California's Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill (SB270) that makes his state the …

New York scientists unveil 'invisibility cloak' to rival Harry Potter's | Reuters

ROCHESTER N.Y. (Reuters) - Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak.<p>A cloaking device using four lenses developed by University of Rochester physics professor John Howell and graduate student Joseph Choi is demonstrated in Rochester, New York in this September …

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Grapefruit Chermoula

Makes 1½ cups<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Chef Cassie Piuma of Sarma, in Somerville, MA, makes big batches of this bright North African sauce to minimize at-home chopping, then uses it all week.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 grapefruit<p>1 large shallot, finely chopped<p>2 garlic cloves, finely …

North Africa

Build your own bamboo bike with this DIY kit

Bamboo bikes have been around for a while (April shows one in this slideshow from 1896!). There are workshops where you can build your own under …

Hemp

Pantone Beer Serves Up a Refreshing Redesign

There's nothing like cracking open a crisp, cold 7412 C at the end of the day.<p>Spanish creative agency Txaber reimagines beer packaging with their …

PNNL Smartphone Microscope

Available for licensing in some fields<p>3D Printed Microscope for Mobile Devices that Costs Pennies<p><b>1</b> of <b>1</b><p>Summary<p>Combine your iPhone or tablet with a …

Flaky Bread

Makes 10 Servings<p>An unfloured surface provides some traction, so it’s easy to roll the dough very thin.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for brushing (about 10 )<p>Flaky sea …

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Salt water-powered electric car approved for roads in Europe

<b>News:</b> a company that claims to have developed the first electric car powered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testing on …

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Tesla Motors preps for its $35k Model 3 with a new battery factory in Nevada

Tesla Motors is going to need to expand production to hit its goal of selling a $35,000 electric vehicle by 2017, and as rumored, today it's announcing plans for a new plant in Nevada that will help it get there. Several states were in the running to host the "Gigafactory" (and its 6,500~ jobs) but …

Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair

Did you know that melanin, the pigment in hair, is light sensitive and can be used as a conductor? Well, that’s what an 18 year old in Nepal recently …