Pranay Shrestha

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You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Self-improvement

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

CERN

A hydrogen-powered boat is touring the world’s oceans

The ship is circling the planet without the benefit of fossil fuels.<p><b>The tour:</b> The Energy Observer is a Toyota-sponsored vessel on a six-year global …

Wind Power

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Fuel-Cell Sprinter Van Concept

Mercedes hasn't given up on hydrogen.<p>Daimler AG – Product Communications Mercedes-Benz Vansphoto by Deniz Calagan on behalf of Daimler AG—Daimler …

Energy

Psychologists Explain Why You Procrastinate — And How to Stop

From time to time, everybody leaves a task lingering on their to-do list for a few hours — or days, or weeks — too long. Procrastination is a normal, …

Procrastination

'The fastest way to a zero-emission world' – Hyundai and Audi form hydrogen fuel cell partnership

Hyundai and Audi have announced a hydrogen partnership that will see both brands cooperating in the development of automotive fuel cell technology.<p>The multi-year patent cross-licensing agreement includes "a broad range" of components for fuel cell cars (a type of zero-emission vehicle that runs on …

Alternative Fuel

Promising new material has the right properties to capture solar energy, split water into hydrogen and oxygen

Solar energy is clean and abundant. But when the sun isn't shining, you must store the energy in batteries or through a process called …

Clean Energy

'Hydrogen is the future of decarbonised mobility' – fuel cell endurance cars confirmed for Le Mans

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has announced that there will be a hydrogen fuel cell class at Le Mans in 2024, stating that the technology is “the next objective” in decarbonising motorsport.<p>Seven multinational car and parts manufacturers, a panel of experts and the French CEA energy research …

Neuroscientists Accidentally Discovered a Whole New Role For The Cerebellum

We've only just scratched the surface.<p>One of the best-known regions of the brain, the cerebellum accounts for just 10 percent of the organ's total …

Neuroscience

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

Black Magic Powder: Sila Nanotechnologies Gives Lithium-Ion Batteries A Double-Digit Power Boost

Sila Nanotechnologies has all the trappings of a typical Bay Area startup: an open floor plan, conference rooms named for Atari games, healthy snacks in the kitchen. Two Portuguese water dogs, Ångström and Lumen, rule the boss’ office.<p>Walk through the entrance and open the door, however, and you …

Clean Energy

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match. M-theory …

Quantum Mechanics

The World of Quantum Physics: Everything is Energy

Nobel Prize winning physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large sea of energy that flashes into and out of being in …

Sorry, Spider-Man! Newly developed bio-fiber is even stronger than spider silk

Bio-based materials, such as wood and spider silk, can be impressively strong. But not quite as strong as a new cellulose material developed by …

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

20+ Times Less Was More

There is something extremely satisfying about minimalism, and not just from an aesthetic perspective either. The clean, free feeling that comes with …

The scientist still fighting for the clean fuel the world forgot - MIT Technology Review

In the closing weeks of 2008, the US Department of Energy invited politicians and press to a dedication ceremony for the Joint BioEnergy Institute in …

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Time I

Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

Tesla

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

Nanotech

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Why Nuclear Fusion Is Gaining Steam – Again

Back when I studied geology in grad school, the long-term future of energy had a single name: nuclear fusion. It was the 1970s. The physicists I …

Toyota Teases Solid-State Battery Breakthrough; Elon Musk Skeptical

For all the consistency and persistence that Toyota has applied to its Prius and hybrid technology, the automaker’s stance on electric cars has been a little harder to understand. After years of resisting any urge to create a rival for mass-produced electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf—or even the …

When Fashion Meets Function

In an ideal world our devices would be able to make it through the day on a single charge and we wouldn’t be constantly on edge about being stranded …

Industrial Design

Daimler Sees Fuel cells as the Ideal Choice for Microgrids in Computer Centres

<b>Cooperation for non-mobile fuel cell systems</b><p><b>Compact design of the fuel cell systems ensures flexibility</b>• <b><br>CO2-free energy supply systems for computer</b> …

Alternative Fuel

Renowned Design Mentor’s Personal Résumé Template Is Now Free-To-Download

Image via The Futur<br>Chris Do, Executive Creative Director at Blind and renowned design mentor at The Futur, has made the template of his personal …

Don’t Bother Trying to Outrun This Creepy Spiderbot That Transforms Into a Rolling Wheel

If the only thing more terrifying to you than a spider is a spider chasing you, you’re not going to want to watch this video of Festo’s latest …

Robotics

New way to recycle lithium-ion batteries could be a lifeline for electric cars and the environment

The promise of a global electric-vehicle transformation has a looming problem.<p>The cathodes in the lithium-ion batteries typically used in electric vehicles are made of metal oxides that contain cobalt, a metal found in finite supplies and concentrated in one of the globe's more precarious countries.<p>…

Electric Vehicles

Toyota Mirai Sales Surpass 3,000 in California

Toyota continues to help develop hydrogen infrastructure<p>Despite the limited hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California, sales of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan have surpassed 3,000 units in the state.<p>Toyota introduced the Mirai to the U.S. back in October 2015. The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell SUV …

Alternative Fuel

Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economy

<b>Osaka University researchers use sunlight to make hydrogen with a new nanostructured catalyst based on nanosheets of black phosphorus and bismuth</b> …