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This Battery Breakthrough Will Allow For Long Range and Fast Charging Electric Cars

Low Power<p>The limits of our current battery technology remain one of the biggest barriers to the mass adoption of technology such as electric cars. …

Czechs open production of batteries based on nanotechnology

A Czech company opened on Monday a production line for batteries based on nanotechnology, which uses tiny parts invisible to human eyes. The batteries are touted as potentially more efficient, longer-lasting, cheaper, lighter and above all safer.<p>The automatic line will operate for several months to …

Clean Energy

Next-gen Samsung EV battery gets 300+ miles of range from a 20-minute charge

Samsung’s SDI battery subsidiary announced a new battery cell designed for use in electric vehicles that offers improved density to manage a max range of up to 372 miles on a full charge, with a quick charge capacity that will help it regain 310 miles or so of charge on just 20 minutes of charging. …

China Just Released True Color HD Photos Of The Moon

This month, the China National Space Administration released all of the images from their recent moon landing to the public. There are now hundreds and hundreds of never-before-seen true color, high definition photos of the lunar surface available for download.<p>The images were taken a few years ago …

Space Science

Why a Smartphone's Megapixels Don't Matter As Much As You Think

Zhang Zhi. Courtesy of SkyPixel.<p>Mark Calayag. Courtesy of SkyPixel.<p>Dmitry Balakirev. Courtesy of SkyPixel.<p>Daniel Haussmann. Courtesy of …

Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?

<i>This is the first piece in a three-part series on sleep. Read part two, on sleeping and dreaming, and part three, on wakefulness.</i><p>Here’s what’s supposed to happen when you fall asleep. Your body temperature falls, even as your feet and hands warm up—the temperature changes likely help the circadian …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep : NPR One

The Top Color Trends of 2014

Shutterstock has analyzed it’s collection of 40 million images to track color trends through the years. The newest infographic release, The Top Color …

Infographics

Beautiful Map Shows The Mind-Boggling Extent of Our Underwater Internet Cables

An old-school map for some modern infrastructure.<p>Hundreds of thousands of kilometres of submarine cables lying on the ocean floor - sometimes at …

Cactus Juice Marketers to Pay $3.5 Million in Refunds to Consumers for Deceptive Claims that Their Product Treats Diseases

The marketers of a cactus-based fruit drink have agreed to provide $3.5 million for consumer refunds in order to settle FTC charges that they …

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Lantern: A Global Satellite Data Radio

Download digital media even where there is no internet. Weather maps, disaster alerts, ebooks. Free. | Check out 'Lantern: A Global Satellite Data …

Amazon unveils high-end Kindle, low-price 6-inch tablet

Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -1.38% introduced a handful of new devices, including a $100 tablet aimed at the masses and a high-end electronic-reader that …

Whither the Breadfruit?

By James McWilliams August 1, 2014<p><i>Whither the breadfruit?</i><p>Marguerite Girvin Gillin, <i>Breadfruit</i>, ca. 1884<p>There’s such a thing as the Breadfruit Institute, and there should be. Researchers consider the species a “NUS”—“neglected and underutilized species.” But Ian Cole, the Breadfruit Institute’s …

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Mountain Biking

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Internet

The GoPro drone that makes art in the sky – in pictures

Photographer Rus Turner strapped his camera to a drone – or quadcopter – and sent it sky-high to capture the rolling countryside of Hampshire from a dramatic new angle

Slow Friday night? Watch 5 hours of live knitting in Norway

Amidst buzzing cellphones and relentless social media status updates, there may be a simple pleasure that most of us are missing out on: slow television.<p>That’s what the Norwegian NRK network broadcasted Friday when it aired a four-hour documentary on sheep shearing followed by five hours of live …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 coming in blue, leaked pic hints

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 only comes in white on these shores. But a blue version is on the horizon, if this leaked pic is to be trusted.<p>It comes …

Electronics Industry
Phones

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What can I use as a Google alternative?

No longer comfortable with Google, one reader seeks an alternative search engine.<p>would like to change from Google to another search engine. Since the recent news of their involvement in Prism and UK tax arrangements I no longer feel comfortable with them. However, I am not inclined to move to …

AdWords

Self-proclaimed ‘Creepy Guy’ regrets accidentally offering woman money for romance on London Underground

In the past, Metro’s Rush-Hour Crush has played host to many a marriage proposal and hopeful introduction from self-styled romantics calling …

Physics of the Future

• <b>Author:</b> Michio Kaku<p><b>The international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future</b><p>Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging …

Physics

Ba-tee-nga: Sheldon Cooper Presents Fun With Tees

Ba-tee-nga: Sheldon Cooper Presents Fun With Tees infographic from RIPT Apparel shows every t-shirt that Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory wore …

Some are calling it the best E3 in five years – others insist it's the best of all time. But whatever hyperbole gets attached to last week's gaming conference, we can all agree on the focus: Xbox One v PS4. http://gu.com/p/3gjkt

The Bonzart Ampel: A $180 Not-Quite-Toy Camera that Shoots Native Tilt-Shift

Getting your camera noticed if it’s not also a smartphone or a high-end shooter is getting harder by the day. And phones such as the newly announced …