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Meet The Chimp Who Paints Masterpieces With His Tongue

Who's the finest chimpanzee artist in all the land? This guy.<p>This is Brent. Brent is a 37-year-old chimpanzee who lives at Chimp Haven, a sanctuary in Keithville, La. According to popular opinion, he's also the greatest chimpanzee artist America has to offer.<p>Brent's painting won first place in the …

Mars Rover Curiosity Drives Itself For The First Time

In Mars's Gale Crater, Curiosity breaks free of its human shackles.<p>The rover Curiosity, our best friend on Mars, has always had the ability to pilot itself around its new home. But for its first year away from Earth, it's been piloted remotely by humans here on its birth planet. That just changed: …

Transparent gel speaker ushers in a future of 'soft machines'

How would you like a speaker system in your living room that was completely clear? Or, better yet, an active noise-canceling window that could mute the outside? The technology is already here, and a team of materials scientists at Harvard is showing us what’s now possible with ionic conduction, or …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to examine that planet's intricate system of rings and moons. But after travelling more than …

Coffee, the Viagra of the 17th Century

The very, very gendered seventeenth century coffee house<p>Today, coffee consumption is linked (a little dubiously) to all sorts of positive outcomes. Just last week, a study correlated increased coffee consumption to a lower risk of suicide.<p>But a few centuries ago, coffee was linked, even more …

Testing: The Handpresso

<b>Can you make really good coffee with just the help of your biceps? Kalle Bergman decides to find out, and tests the Handpresso Machine.</b> <i><br>Text By Kalle</i> …

Review: Espro Takes Pressing to a New Level

<b>Bill Walsh reviews the Espro Press, a french press that sets out to eliminate all sediment from the final pour.</b> <i><br>By Bill Walsh</i><p>Company: …

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Speedy weeknight suppers: baked eggs with salmon and spinach

Rich and satisfying, this egg dish feels like something really indulgent after work, especially with a fat slice of crunchy buttered toast.<p>You will need two small, shallow dishes for this, each about the width of a fried egg. Failing that a couple of ramekins will work too.<p>SERVES<p><i>2</i><p>INGREDIENTS<p>200g …

Caramelized Salmon

Caramelized salmon.<p>Do I need to go on? Because the word caramelized pretty much speaks itself straight into my soul.<p>There’s just something about food …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print