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Will Huge Batteries Save Us From Power Blackouts?

In projects across the United States, batteries are providing backup power and integrating renewable energy into the nation's electric grid.<p>Glacier, Washington, is the final stop for coffee and treats on the Mt. Baker Highway, which ends at a ski area holding the world record for most snowfall in a …

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When India started their Test series against South Africa in 2018 – a beginning of what was to be a huge year for the team, with away Tests in South …

Bizarre Martian Plumes Discovered by Amateur Astronomers

Amateur astronomers have spotted two clouds rising from the Martian surface, and nobody knows how they can exist.<p>An international network of amateur astronomers has spotted what looks like two plumes, or slender, cloudy projections, extending from the surface of Mars, and their professional …

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Why Is the Mystery of Blast Force Brain Injury So Tough to Solve?

Author of National Geographic's February cover story discusses the ravages of traumatic brain injury from battlefield blasts.<p>"Healing Our Soldiers," the cover story of the February issue of <i>National Geographic</i>, is a searching inquiry into blast-induced traumatic brain injury—the signature injury …

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' discovered in ancient text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher who has studied the text.<p>Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, …

The Coldest, Snowiest, Iciest Places In Our Solar System

6 Sky Events This Week: Primetime Jupiter, Asteroid Juno, and Zodiacal Light

Jupiter gives its best show of the year, and the elusive pyramids of light put in a rare appearance.<p>Watch the sky this week to soak in Jupiter's best appearance of 2015. You might also catch sight of a large asteroid and a ghostly light making tracks across the night sky.<p><b>Moon and Jupiter.</b> Look for …

Hunting For Big Planets Far Beyond Pluto May Soon Be Easier

On a mountaintop in Chile, excavators have just started work on a construction site. It will soon be home to a powerful new telescope that will have a good shot at finding the mysterious Planet X, if it exists.<p>"Planet X is kind of a catchall name given to any speculation about an unseen companion …

'Super Saturn' Exoplanet Has Massive Rings

Houston, we have a ringer<p>The rings of Saturn are one of our most instantly recognizable images of outer space, but those beautiful rings of rock and dust now have some competition. In a paper that was recently accepted for publication in <i>Astrophysical Journal</i>, scientists from Leiden Observatory in …

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Astronomers Spy "Bullet" Galaxy Blasting Through Other Galaxies

A speedy space collision rips gas from a fast-moving galaxy.<p><b>What's New</b><p>A distant galaxy pierced another group of galaxies like a bullet, astronomers report, in a cosmic collision some 1.4 billion light-years away.<p>Observations from Europe's XMM-Newton X-ray space telescope reveal that the bullet …

5 Sky Events This Week: Green Giant, Lunar Triangle and Jovian Shadows

A planetary pairing and moon dances take center stage in the heavens this week.<p>Neptune meets Mars this week for stargazers, while Jupiter's retinue plays shadow games.<p><b>Neptune and Mars.</b> About an hour after sunset on Monday, January 19, look towards the southwestern sky for Venus and Mercury hanging …

Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

Frilled sharks are rarely seen denizens of the deep that resemble their dinosaur-era ancestors.<p>With its gaping, tooth-filled mouth and its slender, eel-like body, it’s not hard to see why scientists think the frilled shark may have inspired ancient tales of sea monsters. Looking like something out …

Have You Seen the Largest Picture Ever Taken?

Human Journey<p>On January 5 NASA captured a1.5 billion pixel image (69,536 x 22,230) that requires more than 4 GB of disk space. Its is an image of the Andromeda Galaxy and it was captured using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. One image contains 100 million stars and takes you to more than …

5 Sky Events This Week: Blue Giant, Crab Nebula, and Jovian Shadows

Seven Sisters stand revealed, while Io, one of Jupiter's moons, plays hide and seek.<p>Venus snuggles up with Neptune for stargazers this week, while the moon points to the remnants of an ancient stellar blast. Backyard astronomers, meanwhile, confront the challenge that comes from a Jovian moon's …

How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.<p>Astrophysics and medical pathology don't, at first sight, appear to have much in common. What do sunspots have to do with liver spots? How does the big bang connect with cystic fibrosis?<p>Astrophysicist Karel …

Distant World Has Rings 200 Times Bigger Than the Rings of Saturn

Giant planet is the first found with a ring system like Saturn's.<p>A team of U.S. and British astronomers has stumbled on what may be a giant planet with rings 200 times the size of Saturn's.<p>The distant world, known as J1407b and first noticed four years ago, orbits a star located about 430 …

A New Way to Explode a Star?

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Among the most contentious unsolved mysteries in astronomy is the question of how, exactly, a white dwarf star explodes. Now, as described at the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting, a team of scientists has come up with an idea that just might solve …

Sleek "Mac 2015" Computer Modeled After Apple's First Macintosh 128k Desktop

In the latest project rolled out by German technology firm CURVED/labs, a refurbished MacBook Air morphs into a modernized version of Apple's first desktop computers, the Macintosh 128k and the “Lisa.” The hybrid design was birthed to commemorate more than 30 years of Apple innovation and to …

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Showstoppers: The Top 15 Must-See Vehicles From The 2015 Detroit Auto Show

It’s hard to think of a recent car show with more surprises than this year’s North American International Auto Show.<p>From forward-looking cars like the Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept and Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE, to the stunning Ford GT that stole the Acura NSX’s thunder, automakers …

Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept Debuts

We have often complained about the lack of truly far-reaching concept cars on today’s show circuit. Instead of creating visions of a distant future, too often automakers show concepts that closely resemble upcoming production cars; the idea is to condition the public. We may have to shelve that …

$3M Ferrari FXX K already sold out [w/videos]

When Ferrari took the wraps off its new FXX K track machine in Abu Dhabi last week, it conspicuously left out some key details. Sure, the Prancing Horse marque told us how much power it produced, and what it had done to the aero package to make it hug the track even closer than the road-going …

2015 Nissan Murano: Distinguished By Design

There’s no denying the competitive nature of today’s automotive marketplace and its impact on modern vehicles. Where once upon a time the ownership experience between the highest and lowest quality vehicles could be measured by a zoning commission, today’s cars are so good you need a micrometer. As …

A Chinese Startup Made This Gorgeous iPhone Clone That's Thinner Than Any Phone In The World

The Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world.<p>It's more than two millimeters slimmer than the iPhone 6, and it's so skinny it can't even fit a standard headphone jack.<p>The phone, which was unveiled at the end of October, is only available in a few select countries at the moment. It will …

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Uber banned in Indian capital after alleged rape of female passenger

Delhi government says taxi-hailing service is 'misleading customers' as police investigate its policy on driver background checks<p>The Delhi government banned Uber today, after one of the company's taxi drivers was arrested on charges of raping a female passenger. In a statement issued today, the …

Maserati Turns 100 Today, New Plant Builds 50,000th Unit

GranCabrio to be Dropped When Next-Gen GranTurisimo Arrives<p>Maserati may have been celebrating its 100th anniversary all year long, but today marks 100 years since Alfieri Maserati and his brothers Ettore and Ernesto first introduced the Trident brand to the world. But that’s not all the Italian …

The Mercedes-AMG GT S Is Germany’s Next Sports Car

It's so much more than just a good first try.<p>Laguna Seca Raceway’s undulating stretches and bends of tarmac sit undisturbed beneath an interminable …

Flipkart’s Founders Lead $1M Investment In Electric Scooter Startup Ather

The founders of Flipkart, one of India’s biggest e-commerce companies, have led an investment of $1 million in Ather, a Chennai-based startup that makes electric scooters. In addition to Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, who launched Flipkart in 2007 (and are unrelated, despite their identical last …