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World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities

British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented …

Engines

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Energy

Microsoft debuts free quantum computer programming katas

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Quantum Katas, a self-paced programming project that teaches developers how to write code for quantum computers.<p>Quantum Katas, as the name implies, are coding katas from Microsoft that teach beginning developers the fundamentals of the company’s quantum …

Quantum Computing

Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work

We each have 96 energy blocks each day to spend however we’d like. Using this energy blocking system will ensure you’re spending each block wisely to …

This Brilliant Japanese Labor-Saving Device Makes Farming WAY Easier

The Paperpot Transplanter turns an hour of work into minutes<p>This is the best of what good industrial design has to offer. The Paperpot Transplanter, …

Industrial Design

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From the moon’s far side, a radio receiver will listen for ancient clues to the universe’s origin

Neil Armstrong walked on the near side of our moon half a century ago. On Monday, China’s embarked on the first step of a mission to probe its far side, and even more ambitiously, search for glimpses of the universe’s origin.<p>China launched the relay communication satellite Queqiao, or “bridge of …

Universe

Oklahoma High Schooler's Carbon Discovery Elicits Wonder From Experts

"It's a wonderful, wonderful thing."<p>Taking teenage rebellion to a new level, Oklahoma high school senior George Wang stunned teachers and fellow …

Advance Your Travel Photography by Spotting These Cognitive Biases

Your brain is the most sophisticated and irreplaceable piece of equipment you bring to any shoot. But this fantastically complex machine is also …

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Celebrity Farmer: Meet Jean-Martin Fortier, Canada’s ‘Six Figure’ Organic Micro-Gardener

If you’ve not already heard of Jean-Martin Fortier, allow us to introduce you to a rising star, the Canadian organic farmer whose notion of …

Profit

Secret Policing? The Quint Finds Hidden Numbers on Electoral Bonds

<b>The Quint’</b>sinvestigation reveals that while the public will remain clueless about who has donated to which party, the government has access to those …

Policing

Warren Buffett Once Shared This Priceless Advice to Keep People From Making Dumb Mistakes

Without this virtue helping you navigate through life's many choices, you're going to eventually fail.<p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has sage-like wisdom. At 87 years young, we expect and look to the third-richest person on the planet to impart profound advice to us mere mortals.<p>No matter how …

A huge crack provides evidence that Africa is slowly splitting into two

By Laura Geggel<p>A piece of East Africa is expected to break off the main continent in tens of millions of years. And if you need any proof, look no further than Kenya’s Rift Valley, where a giant, gaping tear opened up following heavy rains and seismic activity, according to Face2Face Africa.<p>The …

Geology

FBI cracks the case of the 4,000-year-old mummy's head

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI has solved the mystery of the identity a 4,000-year-old mummy, after extracting DNA from its tooth.<p>Since 1915, when the severed head of a mummy was discovered in the corner of a looted tomb in the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Deir el-Bersha, archaeologists have puzzled over its …

Archaeology

Aryan migration: Everything you need to know about the new study on Indian genetics

The study says some sort of migration did indeed take place into India and that the Indus Valley civilisation is key to all South Asian populations.<p>A …

Sari story: How its 108 wearing styles represent India, its people — and their many mutinies

<i>Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's recent comments about how Indian women who do not know how to drape a sari should 'feel ashamed' kicked up quite the</i> …

India

11,000 years ago, our ancestors survived abrupt climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine if, instead of heat this summer, we were faced with a sudden, dramatic cold front that lasted the next 100 years. That is what our hunter-gatherer ancestors lived through 11,000 years ago.<p>Findings from a Middle Stone Age site named Star Carr in North Yorkshire, England, show that …

Archaeology

Physicists Found a Trick to Solve an ‘Impossible’ Puzzle of Gravity

The experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet physicist named Matvei Bronstein, just 28 himself, made the first detailed study of the problem of reconciling the …

Quantum Mechanics

Amateur Astrophotographer Captures Nearly Impossible Image

In what could be called a coincidence of cosmic proportions, an amateur astrophotographer from Argentina (say that three times fast!) has, for the …

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World<p>Thai authorities told media on Sunday to leave a camp site near the cave where 12 boys and their coach have been trapped for more than two …

This Is The $1M+ Supercar You Thought Toyota Would Never Make

When you speak about the world of multi-million dollar road-going hypercars, industry buffs are quick to mention names like the Mercedes-AMG Project One or Red Bull Racing’s Aston Martin Valkyrie. Japanese brands never rate a mention. Until now, that is.<p>Unveiled at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon, …

Now, a diagnostic lab in your phone

A recent report by an IIT-Delhi professor has unveiled a portable device that can read dozens of diagnostic test strips with a 99.12% correlation as …

Common Chemicals in Nonstick Pans and Food Wrappers Could Hurt Your Health–and Your Waistline. Here's How to Avoid Them

Fluoridated compounds, known as PFAS, are found in fast-food wrappers, water-repellent textiles, and nonstick cookware.<p>A common class of chemicals …

Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

LONDON (Reuters) - "Chocfinger" made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel.<p>Ward blames the rise of computer-driven funds and high-frequency trading for forcing him …

Adding Supersampling To The PS4 Pro Makes Games Look Better On 1080p HD TVs

The PS4 Pro is capable of rendering games at resolutions greater than 1080p (1920 x 1080). Until now, however, the benefits of higher resolution images were lost to players who combined a Pro with a 1080p HD TV. You needed a 4K (3840 x 2160) screen to reap the benefits of the Pro’s increased …

These self-destructing electronics can turn your data to dust on command

A radio signal tells the components to vaporize.<p>Engineers have come up with a trick to make electronics disintegrate from far away. The technology represents a new kind of transient electronics, which are designed to disappear when they’re no longer needed. In this case, chemicals that can destroy …

Tools found in India suggest humans left Africa earlier than we thought

We are all children of Africa. As members of the hominin species <i>Homo sapiens</i>, you and I are the product of millions of years of a shared evolutionary history of life on Earth. But as a species we are relatively recent, emerging between 400,000 and 300,000 years ago in east Africa from indigenous …

The next generation of India’s folk artists is breaking from the traditions of their parents

Younger artists are contemporising the forms by filtering them through their experiences of living in a city, and travelling to residencies and art …

The Arts

One of India's oldest and most famous fortunes is built on a chance encounter

In the 19th century, the Hutheesings were one of India’s wealthiest and most prestigious families. With business connections stretching across the world, the family amassed one of the subcontinent’s largest fortunes. Savvy deals and a strategy of alliances with other powerful families—including a …

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