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New method for producing clean hydrogen

Engineers have developed a novel method for producing clean hydrogen, which could prove essential to weaning society off of fossil fuels and their …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Vertical 'Pinkhouses:' The Future Of Urban Farming?

The idea of vertical farming is all the rage right now. Architects and engineers have come up with spectacular concepts for lofty buildings that could function as urban food centers of the future.<p>In Sweden, for example, they're planning a 177-foot skyscraper to farm leafy greens at the edge of each …

George Gray obituary

The public gauges scientists by how their research affects everyday lives. The legacy of Professor George Gray, the world's leading authority on the …

Climate Change Will Increase Heat-Related Deaths In NYC, Study Says

Summer in the city could get a whole lot more miserable in the coming decades, according to a new report.<p>Warming weather could make summer in the city deadly in the next few decades, according to a study published this week in <i>Nature Climate Change</i>. By the 2020s, New York City will see 22 percent …

CHART OF THE DAY: Twitter Is Getting More Popular With Teens Who Want To Escape Their Parents On Facebook

Twitter is increasingly popular with teenagers, according to the latest data from Pew Internet and American Life Project.<p>It found that 24% of teenagers are using Twitter, up from 16% last year. Facebook is still the most popular social network with 77% of teenagers saying they have an account.<p>One …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …