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Tiny Motorized Robots Can Clean Carbon Dioxide Out Of Seawater

Love that flat water<p>In a restaurant you might prefer 'sparkling' carbonated water over the still variety, but in the oceans, carbonated water is a very bad thing.<p>Thanks to our penchant for burning fossil fuels, there are increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, which means there …

How Physicists Quantum Teleported Information Over 62 Miles

Bringing us one step closer to a quantum Internet<p>Teleportation isn’t real, at least not as it’s depicted in fiction. No one has ever made a material object -- be it Harry Potter or Captain Kirk -- physically disappear from one location and reappear elsewhere. But information … that’s a different …

Quantum Physics

Activity of entire central nervous system captured on film for first time

Footage recorded using light-sheet microscopy could help scientists understand how the brain and nerve cord interact to generate behaviour<p>The neural activity of an entire central nervous system has been captured in a fairly complex animal for the first time.<p>The video footage shows neurons firing in …

Count us in: our need for quantitative skills has never been greater

A report from the British Academy throws our lack of numeracy skills into sharp relief<p>In June this year The British Academy (BA) published a report titled Count us in: Quantitative skills for a new generation. The report calls on the Government to face up to the problem of young people dropping …

Education

What We Want From The New Apple TV

A semi-comprehensive guide<p>Despite a rocky start, Apple will reportedly unveil their new iteration of the Apple TV this September, along with their annual line of iPhones. It’s about time; the last hardware update to the Apple TV was in 2012. That’s like 328 billion tweets ago. (~500 million tweets …

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Earlier today I set four Area Maze puzzles. Here’s how you solve them.<p>Area Maze 1<p>Draw this:<p>Line x is (38 + 39)/7 = 77/7 = 11cm<br>• Line y is 11 - 4 = 7cm<br>• Line z = 7 + 3 = 10cm<br>• The missing value is therefore (10 x 6) - 40cm2 = 20cm2<p>Area Maze 2<p>Draw this:<p>First we can deduce that the length x is 5cm, since 4 …

Jimmy Page on ‘Coda,’ Led Zep’s Indian Sojourn and His Next Big Project

It is, Jimmy Page declares proudly, “the mother of all <i>Codas</i> – an absolute celebration of Led Zeppelin, all things bright and beautiful, all of the …

Flying a Robot Into the Volcanoes on the Dark Side of the Moon

NASA is building drones to mine remote lunar and Martian regions.<p>Really, there’s only one way to find out if the extinct volcanoes on the dark side of the moon are full of gold. Just deploy a special drone—one that can charge its own batteries, figure out where to go without GPS, and fly through …

Drones

Congress is having a messy food fight over GMO labeling

The debate over requiring GMO labels is scrambling partisan lines<p>Late last month, the House of Representatives delivered a blow to anyone fighting for the right to know if the food they’re buying at the neighborhood supermarket is made using genetically modified ingredients. The bill, officially …

16 odd things that are illegal in Singapore

Knowing the local laws of a country can save you from getting fined or arrested.<p>In Singapore, feeding pigeons will cost you $500, walking in the nude at home is illegal, and selling gum could land you two years in jail.<p>We've put together a list of 16 things you might be surprised to find are …

Selling

11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

In case you've been considering a sojourn to California, we've picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.<p>Even if you don't make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

San Francisco

Google Translate’s App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages

One of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out there over the years.<p>Its most handy, and impressive, tool is the …

Tips for visiting Switzerland on a budget

Switzerland can seem expensive--discouragingly so--especially considering the strength of the Swiss franc; $1 buys about .94 francs. But the land of mountains, cheese and chocolates need not be out of reach for the budget-conscious traveler.<p>Here are some tips to save some bucks.<p><b>Drink from the</b> …

Here Are Ten of the Most Powerful Sedans You Can Buy Today

If you want a four-door with 600 hp or more, you're spoiled for choice.<p>Let's say that you have a family to transport but also want a car that is ludicrously powerful. In days gone by, that'd be a problem. But now, there's a plethora of sedans on the market that have more than 600 horsepower that …

Bentley Motors

Intel unveils 3D XPoint memory that’s 1000 times faster than flash

Intel and Micron have announced a new class of non-volatile memory that claims to offer a breakthrough in memory chips. Known as 3D Xpoint (cross point), production of this memory has already begun and could be heading to laptops, super computers and smartphones in the future.<p>3D XPoint is targeted …

Computer Hardware

7 unsung American delicacies that don't get enough credit

When you go to New York City, the first thing everyone asks is whether you've eaten a slice of pizza. When you go to Philadelphia, everyone expects …

Ice Cream

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Weird & Wild<p>Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the …

Microsoft Arrow Launcher for Android now in private beta (APK download)

There’s a plethora of great Android launchers out there (here’s a list of our favorite), but very few of them come from large companies like Microsoft. Though the Redmond giant is one of Google’s biggest competitors, they are proving to be much more platform friendly by creating a new Android …

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

By Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems …

Ten Great Performance Cars for First-Time Buyers

This is how you get started.<p>You've driven a boring car for your entire life. Maybe because it was the responsible thing to do, maybe because you couldn't afford anything else, or maybe because you just didn't care about cars. But now you've got the bug for something exciting, but don't want to make …

Here are 10 of the Best Sounding Cars of All Time

Prepare your ears.<p>With so many cars piping artificial sound into the cabins these days, it's easy to forget that once upon a time cars were revered for the way their engine notes would make you weak in the knees and make your heart flutter.<p>These cars can still do that, because they sound like cars …

Trump: San Francisco killing shows perils of illegal immigration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday that the seemingly random killing of a young woman in San Francisco was even more proof why voters should send him to the White House.<p>The shooting Wednesday evening of Kate Steinle on a city pier, police say, was …

San Francisco

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Privacy

Toyota 'Prius Prime' Trademark Registered; What New Hybrid Could It Be?

Trademark filings for model names usually present a mystery.<p>What a carmaker is planning when it registers a specific name can be hard to impossible …

A better night's sleep is all in your head

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep?<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 50 million to 70 million American adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder that can affect their lives in serious ways. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, …

Apple and White House in new push for HTTPS connections

Encryption everywhere takes a step forward after twin support from US president and world’s biggest tech company<p>Both Apple and the White House have announced new policies aimed at boosting the use of encrypted connections on the internet, suggesting that the days of insecure internet connections …

It's Summertime And The Listening Is Easy With AKG And JBL Wireless Music

The vacation season is almost upon us and no holiday is ever complete without a few sunny tunes to provide a soundtrack to your precious few weeks off. So if you’re about to set off camping or take to your motorhome, then I’ve rounded up a couple of wireless Bluetooth music devices that I think …

Gael García Bernal: ‘I feel hopeful and naively optimistic for the future’

When he was 13 years old, Gael García Bernal starred in a telenovela called <i>El Abuelo y Yo</i> (My Grandparents and I). Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, the child of theatre actors, he had been on stage since he was a year old, but this was his first taste of real fame. One scene became a national talking …

Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce, 207.9 MPH Mustang, Shelby GT350 Specs: The Week In Reverse

<i>We drove the new 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce; the Hennessey HPE750 hit 207.9 mph; and Ford finally releases powertrain numbers for the new</i> …

Too Much Electric-Car Torque: Tesla Model S P85D Breaks Dynamometer (Video)

With its prodigious power and sophisticated all-wheel drive system, the Tesla Model S P85D has already broken the egos of quite a few supercar …