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Startup Qnovo emerges with algorithms & silicon to make batteries better

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>How many times have you dashed out of the house and realized your cell phone battery was about to die? Who hasn’t frantically …

10 Affordable Outdoor DIY Projects

Can you tell I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors lately? I sure have enjoyed giving my yard a makeover this spring. Kate here, and if you read …

How to Get a Refund on a Non-Refundable Airfare and Avoid Change Fees

It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on the remaining "legacy" U.S. airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Airways), and a bit less on some other carriers. Changing or canceling an international airfare can cost much more. But there are ways of avoiding the fees, and …

Mesmerizing Photo Series Captures Nature at Its Best

Photographers Maxime and Florent Courty are two brothers who share a common passion. Both siblings have a soft spot for landscape photography. Based …

7 Places Where You Can Still Go Off the Grid

<i>This post was authored by Lauren Hunter (Vayable.com).</i><p>I banned Christmas in 2013. I know what you're thinking: <i>How could you do that to Santa?!</i><p>After last year's battle of overanxious crowds and snappy sales clerks, I couldn't look at one more overcrowded shopping mall or department store sales …

Ball Lightning Video Presents First Evidence of Strange Phenomenon

A ball lightning video from China offers the first evidence that the elusive glowing orbs form from vaporized dirt.<p>Stories about the ball lightning …

Lightning

Sneaky molecules unzip when they locate disease - Futurity

Scientists are testing encapsulated molecules that unzip and spring into action when triggered to do so.

Atoms

Robo-ankle helps strengthen foot muscles

This Tiny Sensor Spots Salmonella in Minutes, Not Days

A new biosensor quickly detects salmonella in food and can be easily customized to detect other types of bacteria—or even different strains for the …

In schizophrenia, gene mutations disrupt key proteins - Futurity

Genetic mutations seen in people with schizophrenia, but not in their parents, disrupt specific sets of proteins that have related functions in the …

Mutations

Device tests blood to watch drugs in real-time - Futurity

A microfluidic device about the size of a jumbo paperclip provides real-time insight into how fast a living body metabolizes drugs.

Medicine

10-Year Winter Began in 536 AD, Could It Happen Again?

Historical writings from all over the world in the 530s A.D. describe a veil that shrouded the Earth and cut it off from the warmth and light of the …

Men forget more than women do, says study

Nine out of 10 men have problems with remembering names and dates, according to new study on gender differences in memory.<p>If your husband is …

The Brain

An additional, unreported chemical leaked into West Virginia's water supply

More frustrating news has surfaced for the West Virginia residents affected by the Freedom Industries chemical spill: federal and state investigators learned on Tuesday that a previously unreported chemical was in the tank that leaked on January 9th. The tank that leaked MCHM also contained PPH, a …

A Growth Factor Heals The Damage To A Preemie's Brain — In Mice

A naturally occurring substance called epidermal growth factor appears to reverse a type of brain damage that's common in very premature infants.<p>It was really amazing. These mice looked identical to the mice that were not exposed to the injury. - Vittorio Gallo, Children's National Health …

Electric cars won't save the planet

Broader power reforms are the key to a brighter future<p>New research published in the <i>Environmental Science & Technology</i> journal this month has concluded that the widespread adoption of hybrid and all-electric vehicles wouldn't drastically reduce the emission of harmful gases in the United States. …

Ask Anything: Do Plants Get Cancer?

Taking a look at the disease in greenery<p>In animals, a tumor develops when a cell (or group of cells) loses the built-in controls that regulate its growth, often as a result of mutations. Plants can experience the same phenomenon, along with cancerous masses, but it tends to be brought on via …

Cancer

Sitting Still Is Bad For Your Neurons

A sedentary lifestyle can be alarmingly harmful, according to a new study published in <i>The Journal of Comparative Neurology</i>.<p>Researchers gathered a dozen rats and split them between two types of cages: enclosures with running wheels and enclosures without. After three months, scientists injected the …

Neuroscience

Video Games Could One Day Replace Job Interviews

Forget Google-style brain busters and followup interviews, the best way to vet potential employees may just be through a video game.<p>Some companies -- like Xerox and Shell, for instance -- are considering sorting potential job candidates using a video game to compile and analyze data about …

Perfect Skincare Straight from Your Pantry! 25 Homemade Skincare Hacks

Ah, winter. For our skin, it can only mean one thing: chaos. Yep, it’s that time of year when the weather wreaks havoc on our skin… dryness, irritation, breakouts. If ever our skin needs a little extra lovin’, it’s now! Today we’re helping you step up your skincare game with basic, nutrient-rich …

What Are the Best Travel Hacks?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Thomas Snerdley,</i><p>Here is 44 years of travel advice from a military brat and a military veteran who's been around the world a time or three.<p>The Two Bag System. Every pro traveler I've ever met travels light using some variation of this …

25 Places To Party Before You Die

"Our website is not about exploiting destinations," David S. Miller, a senior editor at Matador Network, told Business Insider. "Matador and our brand has always been about traveling in a respectful way and trying to connect with local people."<p>Which is why when they decided to take on the project, …

Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …

Landscape Photography

13 Incredible Natural Wonders That Deserve A Spot On Your Bucket List

As humans, we built a Great Wall. We built some pyramids. We also built a lighthouse and a temple and some hanging gardens.<p>...but we can't just <i>build</i> an underwater river. It's time to make way for Mother Nature's craftsmanship on your list of must-see world wonders.<p><b>1. Pink lakes</b><p>A breed of tiny algae …

A Better Way to Roast Sweet Potatoes

<i>Every other Thursday,</i> <b>Gena Hamshaw</b> <i>of the blog</i> <b>Choosing Raw</b> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: If you're not roasting your sweet potatoes in coconut oil, you should start. Tonight.</i><p>I don’t think I need to sell anyone on sweet potatoes. They’re nature’s idea of …

Coconut

Saipan Is The Most Beautiful Place In America You've Never Heard Of

There's a story, possibly apocryphal, about a federal drug agent who was stationed on a tropical island near Guam -- and every time she called headquarters back in D.C., the conversation would begin like this.<p>"I'm calling from Saipan. Yes, we have an office there. Because it's part of …

Road Trip: Los Angeles

Explore the back roads and ocean drives of Los Angeles and beyond.<p>Los Angeles is far too sprawling a metropolis to visit like a traditional city, and its notorious traffic can make even short distances seem oceans apart. (Remember “Carmageddon”? Last July, a planned weekend shutdown of a ten-mile …

California